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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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Review: Dell's 13G PowerEdge R730xd, a workhorse server with a kick

Hardware improvements, rich storage options, and plenty of room for expansion add up to a very fast, flexible 2U workhorse

Dense server battle to heat up with Intel's Xeon D

Intel is putting more weight in the server space with a new Xeon D family of chips, due out in systems in 2015.

How Intel plans to find its way in smartphones

Smartphone success has eluded Intel for years, but the company's CEO hopes to reverse its fortunes by drawing lessons from an aggressive strategy that made it a major player in the tablet market.

Intel's Skylake chips set for PCs and tablets next year

Intel showed off the first PC containing a next-generation chip based on the upcoming Skylake architecture, set to be in PCs and tablets in the second half of next year.

Lenovo, IBM x86 server strategy gets clarity as acquisition looms

With Lenovo expected to close its IBM x86 server business acquisition by year end, a glimpse at the combined server product line has emerged.

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