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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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Easy-to-exploit rooting flaw puts Linux computers at risk

The maintainers of Linux distributions are rushing to patch a privilege escalation vulnerability that's already being exploited in the wild and poses a serious risk to Linux based servers, desktops and other devices.

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Google, IBM, and others team up to hasten data transfers in computers

The OpenCAPI Consortium and Gen-Z are announcing new ports and protocols that will give computers faster memory, storage, and processors.

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Hardware makers unite to challenge Intel with Gen-Z spec

A new consortium called Gen-Z is out to ease the transition to this new class of storage and memory in computers. It is creating a new specification and architecture that also will make it easier to add other new forms of non-volatile...

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Adapteva's 1,024-core Epiphany V mega-chip packs serious wallop

The 1,024-core mega-chip called Epiphany V from Adapteva can outperform the latest gaming and server processors with its new chip.

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Dell PowerEdge R730xd: Now with Intel Broadwell afterburners

Dell recently sent us its R730xd PowerEdge rack server with uprated Intel Broadwell-series CPUs. The company claims that the 2U server with 22 cores is 20% faster than boxes running the older Haswell family of Intel chips. In our...

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D-Wave plans to ship a 2,000-qubit quantum computer in '17

Forget PCs and servers: D-Wave Systems is looking into the future with its quantum computer, up to 1,000 times faster than an earlier model.

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Oracle's infrastructure business focuses on bare metal to go after AWS

Rather than starting from the low end of the infrastructure market and working its way up, Oracle is starting at the top and working its way down, using powerful, bare metal servers.

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