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Why Nvidia ignored mobile and bet the farm on auto tech at CES

One pundit complained Nvidia's press conference was 'a teraflop'

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Tech bigwigs' need for servers helps drive Q3 sales

The increasing need for real-time analytics and the demands of companies like Google, Facebook and Microsoft in the U.S. helped buoy server sales in the third quarter.

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HP sees HP-UX sticking around for 10 years

Hewlett-Packard isn't making bones about the fact that the Unix OS market is in decline, but the company believes its HP-UX has a long life ahead for customers using its fault-tolerant servers.

Qualcomm to tap server market with the help of China

Qualcomm wants to enter the server market and will tap expertise in China to build the low-power chips it needs.

Nvidia reaches high on graphics performance with Tesla K80

Nvidia's PC graphics chips may draw all the attention, but supercomputing chips are driving the company's GPU technology ahead.

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Intel says its supercomputing chips won't suffer Larrabee's fate

Intel introduced its latest Xeon Phi chip Monday, in what seems to be an effort to prove that its supercomputing chips aren't just a flash in the pan.

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Intel turns to light beams to speed up supercomputers

Intel will start using light pulses next year to move data at blistering speeds in supercomputers, yielding potentially massive advances in high-performance computing.

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Facebook gives its server racks a Tesla touch

Facebook is now testing lithium-ion batteries as the backup power source for its server racks and plans to roll them out widely next year.

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Dell looks to wow clients with a new type of converged system

Dell announced a new type of server that Michael Dell bragged has the most compute density of its kind.

China develops its own homegrown servers amid cybersecurity concerns

China's Dawning Information Industry, also known as Sugon, has developed the nation's first entirely homegrown servers.

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ARM speeds data flow in the cloud with new, zippy interconnects

The faster CoreLink interconnects will help servers react faster to the glut of data from mobile and IoT.

HP gives Moonshot server its first Xeon chip

HP today released its first Moonshot server with an Intel Xeon chip, the Moonshot ProLiant m710.

Dell expands stable of ARM server prototypes, but is not shipping products yet

Dell, not typically an early adopter of server technology, is experimenting with systems based on ARM architecture while rival Hewlett-Packard has jumped ahead.

Redfish spec wiggles servers free from vendor lock-in

A coalition of equipment providers have joined to develop a new specification for controlling servers over the network, promising to eliminate data center vendor lock-in.

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IBM pumping more horsepower into Watson successors

IBM is adopting a new interconnect and making memory improvements for new Power servers due in 2016.

After a long road to the server market, ARM CEO Segars looks ahead

At TechCon this week, ARM will celebrate and show off hard-won successes.

Cisco and Netgear line up behind new Helix 64-bit ARM chips

AppliedMicro is looking to disrupt the embedded chip market with the new system-on-a-chip.

Lenovo set to close deal on IBM's x86 server business

Nine months after it was first announced, Lenovo's acquisition of IBM's x86 server business is headed toward closing.

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