James Niccolai

Deputy News Editor

James Niccolai covers data centers and general technology news for the IDG News Service, and is based in San Francisco.

Oracle pledges 'x86 economics' with new Sparc servers

Oracle pledges 'x86 economics' with new Sparc servers

Oracle launched a new family of servers and a new Sparc chip, both aimed at customers considering x86 servers for a scale-out cloud infrastructure.

Oracle pledges 'x86 economics' with new Sparc servers

Oracle pledges 'x86 economics' with new Sparc servers

Oracle launched a new family of servers and a new Sparc chip on Wednesday, both aimed at customers considering x86 servers for a scale-out cloud infrastructure.

HPE's CTO to leave amid new round of changes

HPE's CTO to leave amid new round of changes

Nine months after it separated from HP's PC and printer group and a month after it said it would spin off its enterprise services division, HPE CEO Meg Whitman has announced yet more changes that will see CTO Martin Fink leave at the...

HPE's CTO is leaving amid more big changes at the company

HPE's CTO is leaving amid more big changes at the company

Nine months after it separated from HP's PC and printer group and a month after it said it would spin off its enterprise services division, HPE CEO Meg Whitman has announced yet more changes that will see CTO Martin Fink leave at the...

Intel's data center chief talks about machine learning without GPUs

Intel's data center chief talks about machine learning without GPUs

Diane Bryant, the head of Intel’s data center group, was at Computex in Taipei this week, in part to explain how the company's latest Xeon Phi processor is a good fit for machine learning.

Intel's data center chief talks machine learning -- just don't ask about GPUs

Intel's data center chief talks machine learning -- just don't ask about GPUs

Diane Bryant, the head of Intel’s powerful data center group, was at Computex in Taipei this week, in part to explain how the company's latest Xeon Phi processor is a good fit for machine learning.

Check out these crazy modded gaming rigs Corsair brought to Computex

Check out these crazy modded gaming rigs Corsair brought to Computex

Corsair is showing its newest components for building gaming rigs at Computex in Taipei, including cooling fans that use magnetism to float free from their bearings

Microsoft has opened up HoloLens, says partner products are coming soon

Microsoft has opened up HoloLens, says partner products are coming soon

Microsoft has opened up the platform behind its HoloLens augmented reality device, inviting partners to build their own products in different form factors and at different price points.

Microsoft has opened up HoloLens, says partner products are coming soon

Microsoft has opened up HoloLens, says partner products are coming soon

Microsoft has opened up the platform behind its HoloLens augmented reality device, inviting partners to build their own products in different form factors and at different price points.

Qualcomm wants to make kids' wearables a thing

Qualcomm wants to make kids' wearables a thing

Qualcomm introduced a new chipset on Tuesday that aims to expand the market for kids' wearables.

Nvidia chief downplays Google’s A.I. chip

Nvidia chief downplays Google’s A.I. chip

Nvidia's chief executive says he's not phased by Google's new chip for machine learning, even though Nvidia has staked part of its future on building chips for A.I.

Nvidia chief downplays challenge from Google’s AI chip

Nvidia chief downplays challenge from Google’s AI chip

Nvidia's chief executive says he's not phased by Google's new chip for machine learning, even though Nvidia has staked part of its future on building chips for AI.

Asus unveils Zenbo, a cute robot for the home priced at $599

Asus unveils Zenbo, a cute robot for the home priced at $599

Asus has just unveiled what’s likely to be the most talked about product at this week’s Computex trade show in Taipei, a cute talking robot for the home priced at $599.

Asus unveils Zenbo, a cute robot for the home priced at $599

Asus unveils Zenbo, a cute robot for the home priced at $599

Asus has just unveiled what’s likely to be the most talked about product at this week’s Computex trade show in Taipei, a cute talking robot for the home priced at US$599.

Google wint van Oracle in rechtszaak over Java

Android maakt geen inbreuk op rechten van Oracle met Java.

Google cleared of infringement in Oracle lawsuit over Java

Google cleared of infringement in Oracle lawsuit over Java

A jury in San Francisco has cleared Google of copyright infringement in a case brought by Oracle over Google’s use of Java in Android.

Google cleared of infringement in Oracle lawsuit over Java

Google cleared of infringement in Oracle lawsuit over Java

A jury in San Francisco has cleared Google of copyright infringement in a case brought by Oracle over Google’s use of Java in Android.

Tech woes stymie jury in Oracle case aginst Google

Tech woes stymie jury in Oracle case aginst Google

Jury deliberations at the Oracle v Google trial were interrupted Tuesday due to technical problems.

Tech woes hamper jury in Oracle case aginst Google

Tech woes hamper jury in Oracle case aginst Google

Jury deliberations at the Oracle v Google trial were interrupted Tuesday due to technical problems.

Microsoft pledges to use more renewable energy in its data centers

Microsoft pledges to use more renewable energy in its data centers

It's goal is to use 50 percent wind, solar, and hydropower by the end of 2018

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