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  • IBM X series servers now pack Flash into speedy DIMM slots

    The next generation of IBM's X-series servers will be able to accommodate solid-state Flash drives clipped into their DIMM memory slots, potentially improving the response times of fast-paced enterprise applications.

    Written by Joab Jackson16 Jan. 14 05:03
  • China continues reign with top supercomputer

    China has maintained its lead in the twice-yearly ranking of the world's most powerful supercomputers, with the Chinese National University of Defense Technology's Tianhe-2 system bringing 33.86 petaflop/s (quadrillions of calculations per second) to the contest, almost twice the calculations offered by the runner up, the Titan Cray system run by the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

    Written by Joab Jackson18 Nov. 13 19:15
  • HP porting venerable Nonstop server platform to x86

    Hewlett-Packard has announced a multi-year effort to port its Nonstop server systems, used by banks, telcos and other businesses that need maximum reliability, from Intel's Itanium architecture to x86.

    Written by James Niccolai04 Nov. 13 16:01
  • Dell to show its first 64-bit ARM server this week

    Dell will give its first public demonstration of a 64-bit ARM server this week, the latest step in an industrywide effort to build servers based on low-power chips like those used in smartphones.

    Written by James Niccolai29 Oct. 13 00:47
  • Fujitsu will stick with Unix to keep IBM in check, exec says

    Doing battle in the US$9 billion Unix server market is not for the timid. Designing a competitive microprocessor is a costly business, and with the Unix market seemingly in permanent decline it's easy to see why smaller players might drop out.

    Written by James Niccolai24 Sept. 13 20:55