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Microsoft SQL Server 2016 finally gets a release date

Microsoft's SQL Server 2016 will be available for commercial use on June 1, giving companies access to a variety of new features.

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New AMD licensing deal could create more x86 rivals for Intel

AMD is licensing its x86 chip architecture to a new joint venture it has formed with a consortium of Chinese companies.

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Qualcomm’s ARM server chip inches forward, while AppliedMicro forges ahead

Qualcomm’s long-awaited server chips may start going into systems in the second half of next year, judging from comments on the company’s financial conference call on Wednesday.

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Here's what the new Intel will look like

The PC market has been in trouble for ages, but last year took the biscuit. Shipments dropped below 300 million for the first time since 2008, and IDC declared it the worst year in history. That explains a lot about what happened at...

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Here's a handheld server with a 13TB SSD

Fixstars' Olive is like the Raspberry Pi of servers, but with a twist -- it packs 13TB of solid-state drive storage in a system that could be held in one hand.

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Everspin ships high-density MRAM to safeguard data in flight

Everspin is shipping 256Mbit and 1Gbit MRAM chips to commercial customers, which will allow hot data on servers to be stored safely even in a power failure.

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Envisioning a 65-story data center

Two young architects have designed a data center that challenges how the structures are built. Instead of constructing a flat, sprawling complex, they are proposing a data center that reaches skyscraper heights.

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Server software poses soft target for ransomware

An alternate method for infecting computers with ransomware signals a shift in tactics by cybercriminals that could put businesses at greater risk, according to Symantec.

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Servers with Nvidia's Tesla P100 GPU will ship next year

Nvidia's fastest GPU yet, the new Tesla P100, will be available in servers next year, the company said.

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Nvidia's DGX-1 supercomputer packs the power of 250 servers

Your electric bills could soar if you kept Nvidia's monster DGX-1 computer running continuously for one month.

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Laptops, tablets could pack more DDR4 memory with Samsung breakthrough

Samsung wants to cram faster and more power-efficient DDR4 DRAM in laptops and hybrids with new memory chips it introduced on Monday.

Network servers

Supercomputing shifts from power to purpose

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise is now producing high performance computing systems for specific needs.

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What's in HPE's persistent memory?

Memory and storage have been separated in computers for decades, but that's changing.

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Intel's fastest 22-core Broadwell chip comes to new servers

Every time Intel announces new Xeon chips, server makers waste no time in announcing new products.

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Intel's 22-core Broadwell chips will speed up cloud services

Intel continues to jack up the number of CPU cores in its chips. On Thursday it released a new line of Xeon E5-2600 v4 chips that have up to 22 cores.

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AMD's new FirePro S9300 X2 is its latest monster GPU

AMD is releasing one monster graphics card after another as the GPU speed battle with Nvidia heats up.

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Energy Star 3.0 server spec to look at coprocessors for more accurate power-efficiency ratings

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is revising the Energy Star specification for servers to take into account significant system design changes and help buyers make effective purchasing decisions.

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PC rivalry extends to servers: Lenovo aims to topple HPE, Dell

A few years ago, Lenovo toppled rivals HP and Dell to become the world's top PC maker. It now wants to do the same in servers.

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