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Server makers rush their Heartbleed patches

Enterprise IT vendors are rushing to protect users from the Heartbleed bug, which has been found in some servers and networking gear and could allow attackers to steal critical data -- including passwords and encryption keys -- from the memories of exposed systems.
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Ice X: Intel and SGI test full-immersion cooling for servers

Intel and SGI have been testing a supercomputer that's kept cool by submerging the electronics completely in fluid, a system they say can dramatically reduce energy bills.

Servergy now the first company outside IBM to build Power server

IBM for decades was the only company making servers based on its proprietary Power architecture, but that's not the case anymore.

Huawei expands partnership with SAP, launches new HANA hardware

Huawei's enterprise unit has launched the FusionCube for high-end HANA systems and will also work with SAP on products for areas such as enterprise mobility.

Server market revenue down 4.4% in Q4

Even as server shipments went up, revenue in the market declined in last year's fourth quarter, as demand for higher-end systems remained weak, according to research firm IDC.

Demand for Linux skills rises

Demand for people with Linux skills is increasing, a trend that appears to follow a shift in server sales.

Intel stresses in-memory computing with 15-core server chip

Intel has added up to 15 cores in its latest Xeon E7 v2 family of server processors, but is stressing in-memory computing improvements with the latest chips.

Intel moves deeper into software with server KVM tool

Intel has released a new tool for remotely managing servers from multiple hardware vendors, though it's having to be careful not to upset partners as it looks to make more money from software.

HP says security updates will remain free

Hewlett-Packard said security and safety updates will be provided to all its server users after a controversy surrounding the company's decision to restrict access to firmware updates to server customers on warranty or covered by a support agreement.

Intel to close its AppUp online app store

Intel is closing down its AppUp online application store as it sees a shift in the market and consumer needs.

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)