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IBM hopes new chip can turn the tables on Intel

An IBM project to widen the use of its Power server chips inched forward Wednesday with Big Blue trying to challenge Intel for a bigger role in the hyperscale data centers run by the likes of Google and Facebook.

Violin and Microsoft use an all-flash storage array to speed up apps

A partnership between Microsoft and Violin Memory will let enterprises tightly tie a new all-flash storage array to their servers, speeding up popular Microsoft applications.

Micron boosts endurance and capacity of SSDs for data centers

As data centers demand faster and faster storage, Micron is answering the call with long-lasting, solid-state drives that offer up to 800GB of capacity.

Apple offers free recycling of its products worldwide

Apple is offering to recycle its products for free worldwide, and has included third-party products like mobile phones and PCs in the program in some countries.

BMC automates the mainframe change ticket

Mainframe operators using BMC software may now be able to enjoy the speedy, devops-style development pace that is quickly becoming the norm for customer-facing mobile applications and Internet services.

Microsoft takes Iowa from corn to .com

Microsoft is building some 1.16 million square feet of new data center space in Iowa.

After first day problems, robotic sub resumes search for Flight 370

The autonomous underwater robot that began searching for the missing Malaysian airliner Monday ran into trouble on its initial mission but is expected to try again today.

VMware promises Heartbleed patches for affected products by the weekend

VMware started patching its products against the critical Heartbleed flaw that puts encrypted communications at risk, and plans to have updates ready for all affected products by Saturday.

Google steps up competition with Amazon, expands Cloud Platform to Asia

Google has expanded its Cloud Platform to include locally hosted computing capacity, storage and data bases for the Asia-Pacific region.

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.

VMware extends Horizon beyond virtual desktop

VMware is about to release a new version of its Horizon VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure) software that will allow administrators to manage VDI and non-VDI deployments in a unified manner, by using multiple VMware technologies.

TWC-Comcast deal could mean higher broadband prices

The proposed $45.2 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable by Comcast would give the company huge market power to determine broadband prices and Internet content, a group of U.S. senators said Wednesday.

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.

How to run Windows XP in a virtual machine

If the imminent end-of-support deadline for Windows XP has finally spurred you to make the update to Windows 8, you might be concerned about whether you'll still be able to run your old programs. Fortunately, there's a way you can run any Windows XP software you wish, using virtualization.

In Apple v. Samsung, it's a 'holy war' for $2B

Apple and Samsung were back in San Jose federal court last week arguing over more patents and another set of devices. Apple is demanding more than $2 billion in damages, in the second case between the companies in California.

50 years later, a mainframer recalls 'a fantastic time to be an engineer'

The make-or-break project kept engineers just out of college working around the clock hunting down bugs. The product had so much buzz that speculators bought up units to resell later for a profit. The company invested so much in development that its future was riding on success.

Mainframe turns 50: IBM System/360 launch was dawn of enterprise IT

In many ways, the modern computer era began in the New Englander Motor Hotel in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Climate change could blunt tech's travel culture

A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change summarizes the growing consequences of global warming -- rising sea levels and threats to health, food supplies, water resources and species.

Intel makes 'significant' investment in Hadoop company Cloudera

Intel is investing in distributed computing software company Cloudera as it looks to tune more software to its x86 processors.

Patch management missteps facilitate cybercrime

Failures in patch management of vulnerable systems have been a key enabler of cybercrime, according to the conclusions reached in Solutionary's annual Global Threat Intelligence Report out today, saying it sees botnet attacks as the biggest single threat.