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Intel's first server chip with performance-boosting FPGA to ship early in '16

Intel will ship its first Xeon server chip with a programmable FPGA from Altera in the first quarter next year, some 18 months after announcing work on the product.

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Server vendors tap ARM chips to give users alternative to Intel

For a while it was hard to get a hands on an ARM, but that may not be the case soon. Five computer makers have announced servers with ARM processors that will challenge x86 systems in the mainstream market.

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IBM teams with Xilinx to take on Intel with Power chips

IBM has partnered with chip maker Xilinx to expand the use of IBM Power processors in servers, taking on Intel for a bigger slice of the data center market.

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Morgan Stanley kicks tires on ARM servers, wants a rival for Intel

Morgan Stanley is testing ARM-based servers, the latest sign of competition for Intel in the data center.

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Gene Amdahl, IBM mainframe architect then a rival, has died

Gene M. Amdahl, the chief architect of IBM's System/360 mainframe and later the creator of the IBM plug-compatible mainframe vendor that bore his name, died at 92.


Low-end servers get DDR4 memory

Dell and HP are bringing a new form of DDR memory to low-end servers in order to let small and medium-size businesses run databases and other applications faster.

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Nvidia packs machine learning for Web video in new GPUs

Nvidia's new GPUs will add more context to live streams and Web video.

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FreeBSD comes to 64-bit ARM

Want to run something other than Linux on a ARM 64-bit server? Soon you can: a small software company has shown FreeBSD running on a 96-core server.

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Oracle just made its biggest Sparc announcement since buying Sun

Oracle announced a new line of Sparc servers at OpenWorld on Monday based on a new processor called the M7, the first designed entirely in house by Oracle.

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Dell, EMC deal is a reconciliation of a conflicted 10-year marriage

Dell and EMC spent 10 years selling each other's storage products, a deal that created billions of dollars in revenue for the companies. But when the relationship got too competitive, the partnership ended two years earlier than...

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As a private firm, Dell-EMC will have freedom HP can only dream of

Dell's acquisition of EMC will give it access to a sales force notorious for its ability to "sell ice to eskimos," while EMC will gain a new foothold among mid-market customers. As a private entity, the combined result will face a...

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Qualcomm enters server CPU market with 24-core ARM chip

Qualcomm has revealed its plans to enter the server CPU market with a custom processor based on a design from UK chip company ARM.

IBM's new S822LC Linux Power server

IBM chases Intel with new Power-based Linux servers sold over the Web

IBM is gunning for a slice of Intel's x86 server chip business with a new family of Power systems that run Linux and will be sold directly to customers over the Web.

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Microsoft stays in the on-premises email server game with launch of Exchange 2016

Microsoft launched the 2016 edition of its Exchange Server software on Thursday morning.

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Say hello to IBM Watson's 'perfect data' -- and goodbye privacy

Watson's A.I. services will bring us unparalelled convenience, untold marketing opportunities, and zero privacy.

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Server growth remains healthy in Q2, despite drop in midrange systems

During the period, vendors together saw their server revenue grow by 6.1 percent year over year, to $13.5 billion. Meanwhile, server shipments increased 3.2 percent from a year ago.

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Microsoft buddies up to Docker with Windows Server Containers

Microsoft released a technical preview of the first publicly available version of Windows Server Containers, which will be built into Windows Server 2016, the next version of Microsoft's operating system for servers.

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IBM partners to make Linux mainframes more mainstream

The company is working with Suse and Canonical to expand its Linux offerings.

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