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Qualcomm awakens and hopes to crush Intel at its own game

Last Wednesday was historic for Qualcomm. In one day, the company jumped beyond its comfort zone of mobile chips and entered the PC and server markets.

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AMD strengthens gaming and VR on Linux with graphics improvements

Windows is the indisputable platform of choice for gaming and VR, but Linux is catching up fast as graphics companies ramp driver up and hardware support for the OS.

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Moore's Law lives on with speedy 7nm mobile chips coming in 2018

How do mobile devices keep getting faster, thinner and more power efficient? It's thanks to the quick advances in chip manufacturing, which help churn out smaller chips packed with new features.

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With ARM server market fading, Qualcomm's new chip may be too late

After more than half a decade in the making, ARM server chips should have struck gold by now, but they haven't. ARM servers were projected to be approaching a double digit server market share, but they still are virtually non-existent....

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WD will make a record-breaking 14TB hard drive available next year

Western Digital has developed a monstrous 14TB hard drive that is now shipping for testing to customers.

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Intel's silence on Optane SSDs raises questions about launch and focus

There's a lot of excitement about Intel's superfast Optane SSDs, but products won't be on shelves this year as the chipmaker had earlier promised.

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New supercomputer will unite x86, Power9 and ARM chips

For once, there will be a cease-fire in the war between major chip architectures x86, ARM and Power9, all of which will be in a supercomputer being built in Barcelona.

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A year after separation, HP and HPE are still trying to shed rust

Five years ago, then Hewlett-Packard CEO Leo Apotheker was derided for an abrupt plan to spin off the PC division from the mothership. It happened anyway in 2015, when the idea seemed more logical.

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HPE sees Synergy in hybrid cloud infrastructure

HPE originally pitched its Synergy line of "composable" IT infrastructure as a way to bring the flexibility of cloud services to on-premises systems. Now it's putting those same Synergy components -- and some new ones -- into the...

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Microsoft puts quantum computing higher on its hardware priority list

Microsoft is accelerating its efforts to make a quantum computer as it looks to a future of computing beyond today's PCs and servers.

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Every version of SQL Server 2016 now gets its full feature set

Microsoft packed SQL Server 2016 with new advanced features that are supposed to help it compete with a suite of other database software. But some of the most advanced capabilities in the relational database software were restricted...

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Intel's latest Xeon chips based on Skylake due next year

Intel's has reached Kaby Lake with its PC chips but isn't done with the previous-generation Skylake architecture quite yet.

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Intel packs more horsepower into its monster 22-core processor

CPU performance increases were ignored for years, but AMD put them back on the map with its upcoming Zen chip. This has rubbed off on Intel in a good way.

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As Watson matures, IBM plans more AI hardware and software

Just over five years ago, IBM's Watson supercomputer crushed opponents in the televised quiz show Jeopardy. It was a preview of how artificially intelligent computers would storm into our daily lives.

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InfiniBand will reach 200-gigabit speed next year

InfiniBand is set to hit 200Gbps in products, potentially accelerating machine-learning platforms as well as high-performance computing systems.

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Nvidia's Pascal GPUs reach the cloud via IBM and Nimbix

Nimbix's cloud service is live with Nvidia's Pascal GPUs and IBM Power8 servers.

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Cisco pits modular storage servers against public clouds

Cisco Systems is finding its way into storage through its successful server business. On Tuesday, it’s introducing modular systems that can be deployed with many different combinations of computing and storage capacity.

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Attackers abuse exposed LDAP servers to amplify DDoS attacks

Attackers are abusing yet another widely used protocol in order to amplify distributed denial-of-service attacks: the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), which is used for directory services on corporate networks.

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