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End for Windows Server 2003 support could push sales in '15

Server sales could spike with the expiration of extended support for Microsoft's Windows Server 2003 OS in July next year, a Dell executive said.
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Red Hat aims to standardize Linux for 64-bit ARM servers

Red Hat has developed a version of the Linux operating system that can be used to test chips and associated hardware based on the ARMv8-A 64-bit architecture for servers with the aim of standardizing that market.

AMD's 64-bit ARM board points toward x86 coexistence

Advanced Micro Devices is moving closer to a motherboard design that will accept both x86 and ARM chips with the shipment of its first 64-bit ARM board.

Non-IBM Power8 servers to appear early next year

The first third-party servers licensed to use IBM's Power architecture will be on the market early in 2015.

Intel's Haswell coming to Xeon E5 chips this quarter

Intel has started shipping Xeon E5 chips based on the Haswell microarchitecture to server makers, and the chip will be in servers this quarter.

IBM wants to make its Watson supercomputer as small as a pizza box

IBM researchers are pursuing an ambitious project to deliver supercomputers that can be held in the palm of your hand.

Google looks to the day when it can quit building its own servers

Google is well-known for building its own server hardware to meet the unique needs of its massive compute network, but that won't always be the case, the head of its infrastructure team said Wednesday.

Fujitsu 56 Gbps circuit doubles communication speeds between CPUs

Fujitsu has developed a circuit that could double data rates between CPUs in servers and supercomputers

Dell executive says HP's new Machine architecture is 'laughable'

Hewlett-Packard's attempt to come up with a new architecture for computers is "laughable" and would make trillions of dollars in software investment obsolete, a top Dell executive said Thursday.

HP's 'Machine' is a big bet on the future of server hardware

Hewlett-Packard is reportedly developing a powerful new type of computer that draws on technologies under development at HP Labs, including memristors and silicon photonics.

Servers In Depth

Dell PowerEdge VRTX hits the high notes

Dell's four-blade, 32-drive, 'cluster in a box' packs high performance, high availability, and high-end management in a tidy package

IT Industry Undergoing an Epic Transition

CEO Michael Friedenberg reads the signs of an enterprise tech industry that is unraveling before our eyes. But as one computing era ends, a new one (which IDC calls the third platform) is just beginning.

Ubuntu impresses in Linux enterprise server test

Introduced in 1991, Linux boasts an estimated 67 million users worldwide according to linuxcounter.net. Free versions abound, but companies adopting Linux as part of critical infrastructure typically require more support than a community of unpaid, albeit enthusiastic, volunteers can provide.

From virtual reality to non-conductive liquids, data centers innovate

Google I/O is getting most of the attention this week, but a conference at the other end of Silicon Valley showed there's plenty of innovation going on in the word of data centers, too.

CIOs Must Manage the Risk of the Status Quo

One of a CIO's greatest risks is not moving fast enough, says columnist Adam Hartung. To avoid out-of-date thinking, ask futuristic questions like "What if in five years smartphones and tablets totally replace laptops?"

Set up Windows 8 as a home server

If you have multiple PCs in your home or small office, you can save time and look professional by storing your documents and media on one PC and using network sharing to access them across all your computers and devices. This prevents you from having to store duplicate copies of files and reduces confusion when trying to find which PC a file is stored on. Additionally, you only reallyA need to worry about backing up one PC (though for safety's sake you shouldA alwaysA back up everything on a regular basis.)

Server's down: How do I find out what's wrong?

This step-by-step troubleshooting guide will help you track down the problem when one Linux server can't talk to another or communication is unusually slow.

Lenovo ThinkServer: Fast, versatile, energy efficient

We tested the Lenovo ThinkServer RD630 in our network operations center cabinet at nFrame in Carmel, Ind., and found that it fits the bill if you're looking for a powerful, versatile 1/2U server.

Don't get shortchanged by data center bundles

As top-tier infrastructure vendors bundle their hardware, the customer often comes out with less. Insider (registration required)

Dell simplifies the blade server

Dell's PowerEdge C6220 squeezes four two-socket servers into 2RU, delivering blade server density at a rack-mount price. Insider (registration required)

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