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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.
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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.

ARM 64-bit chips move beyond iPhone into servers

Breaking from the cocoon of the iPhone 5S, 64-bit ARM processors will start delivering breakthrough performance in servers, aided by graphics cards used in some of the world's fastest computers.

Nvidia abandons 64-bit Denver chip for servers

Nvidia has cancelled plans to develop a 64-bit CPU processor for servers, three years after it said it would build such a chip.

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.

Tip of the Hat: The state of Oracle's hardware business

Except for a brief period after buying Sun Microsystems four years ago, Oracle's hardware business has been largely overlooked.

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.

Some data center operators take their chances with floods

Even most of those hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy are hardening their facilities instead of moving them entirely. In the storm-prone South, however, it's a different story.

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.)

Windows Server 2012 Release Preview: Compelling new features

Windows Server 2012 Release Preview features a better virtual desktop experience, much easier DirectAccess deployment and a full-scale file-classification and access control system.

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)

Blade servers: Big power for small businesses

Many small businesses with larger server needs are turning to blade servers to pack big power into a small space. But what exactly is a blade server, and how do you know if it's right for your small business?

New Dell PowerEdge: More power, deeper management

First look: 12-gen, 2U Dell PowerEdge R720xd pairs hardware heft with first-rate remote management tools