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The best (and worst) parts of server virtualization products

IT managers identify the pros and cons of server virtualization software from VMware, Microsoft, Oracle and Citrix.

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IBM targets cloud with new Power servers

IBM sold off its x86 server business two years ago to Lenovo, thinking it was going to be a cut-throat, low-margin business. But the cloud has only intensified x86 server chip sales, and IBM is paying attention.

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As Dell and HPE revamp, Lenovo sets sights on enterprise cloud servers

The cloud -- both on-premises and off-premises -- is transforming servers and data centers, and many companies are having vendors customize their hardware for specific cloud-based workloads.

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Nvidia's new Pascal GPUs can give smart answers

Nvidia's new GPUs called the Tesla P40 and P4 are built for those kind of deep-learning systems that help correlate and classify data. The P4 -- which is based on the Pascal architecture -- is designed for use in servers or computers...

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MySQL zero-day exploit puts some servers at risk of hacking

A publicly disclosed vulnerability in the MySQL database could allow attackers to completely compromise some servers.

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Thousands of Seagate NAS boxes host cryptocurrency mining malware

Thousands of publicly accessible FTP servers, including many Seagate network-attached storage devices, are being used by criminals to host malware that mines cryptocurrency.

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IBM's Power8 server packs in Nvidia's speedy NVLink interconnect

Inside IBM's new S822LC server for high-performance computing is a new interconnect that gives a five-fold speed boost to communication between a CPU and graphics processor.

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Suspect arrested in 5-year-old kernel.org breach

Five years after a security breach forced the Linux Foundation to take kernel.org offline and to rebuild several of its servers, police have arrested a suspect in the case.

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FairWare ransomware infects servers through exposed Redis instances

Days after reports that a new ransomware attack was deleting files from web servers, security researchers determined that some of the affected servers were hacked via insecure deployments of the Redis database.

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Microsoft's new Catapult v2 server design targets AI

For years, Microsoft has been delivering speedy and accurate Bing results with experimental servers called Project Catapult, which have now received an architectural upgrade.

Piton processor

Open source 25-core chip can grow into a 200,000-core computer

Researchers want to give a 25-core open-source processor called Piton some serious bite.

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Nginx web server upgrade focuses on web security, JS configuration

Nginx Plus Release 10 adds a web app firewall, IP transparency, and support for the nginScript configuration and control language

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Nvidia's NVLink 2.0 will first appear in Power9 servers next year

Graphics processors with Nvidia's NVLink throughput technology have just started coming out, but a successor to the interconnect is already on its way.

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IBM's Power9 chip is coming, and here's what you need to know

IBM's latest Power9 chip is coming next year, and it stands out for its blazing speed and for technologies never seen in chips before.

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ARM has a new weapon in race to build world's fastest computers

ARM conquered the mobile market the day it went into Apple's first iPhone, and now it is designing high-performance chips for supercomputers.

Chinese approval clears way for Dell's $67B EMC buy

Dell’s massive acquisition of EMC reportedly has passed legal muster in China, clearing what is expected to be its last hurdle.

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DRAM to live on as DDR5 memory

Hardware experts believed the last DRAM would be the current DDR4, but that's not the case with DDR5 memory now under development.

Intel silicon photonics

Forget copper: Intel turns to light for fast data transfers

Intel believes the days of using copper wires for data transfers, both between computers and inside of them, are numbered because optical communications are on the horizon.

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