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Timothy Prickett Morgan

ARM Server Chips To Scale To 32 Cores And Beyond

May 8th, 2014 (1)
The first wave of 64-bit ARM server processors are just coming out of the fabs from AMD and Applied Micro, and ARM Holdings, the company that licenses the ARM architecture, is cranking up the coherent interconnect at the heart ...

Eucalyptus Scales Out AWS Cloud Clone

May 7th, 2014 Comments Off on Eucalyptus Scales Out AWS Cloud Clone
Cloud controller pioneer Eucalyptus Systems is sticking to its plan to provide a private cloud alternative that mimics Amazon Web Services and with the 4.0 release of its eponymous software the company is adding support for more AWS features. ...

Why ARM Servers, And Why Now?

May 6th, 2014 (2)
It is a pity that smartphones and tablets did not come along earlier and did not need 64-bit processing and memory addressing sooner than they did. Had these consumer devices (which are now generally thought of as being indispensable ...

AMD To Unify X86, ARM Systems With SkyBridge

May 5th, 2014 (1)
Chip maker AMD wants the world to know that it is not just dabbling in ARM processors, but rather intends to make ARM chips peers to its X86 products. At an event in San Francisco today, the top brass ...

Supermicro Taps Pluribus For MicroBlade Network OS

May 5th, 2014 Comments Off on Supermicro Taps Pluribus For MicroBlade Network OS
Whitebox server maker Supermicro is teaming up with hybrid server-switch maker and networking upstart Pluribus Networks to run the latter company's Netvisor network operating system on the integrated switches in its MicroBlade hyperscale servers. Supermicro is also pairing the ...

SanDisk Boosts Speeds, Capacities On SAS Flash Drives

May 3rd, 2014 Comments Off on SanDisk Boosts Speeds, Capacities On SAS Flash Drives
Flash storage maker SanDisk is keeping the pressure on the competition on a number of different fronts and is positioning itself to be a key supplier of various kinds of flash storage for enterprises. SanDisk has partnered with Toshiba ...

Is Amazon Making Its Own ARM Server Chips?

May 1st, 2014 Comments Off on Is Amazon Making Its Own ARM Server Chips?
When computing is all that you do, at a certain scale it makes sense to control all elements of the IT stack, from the operating system kernel all the way to the wall of the datacenter. None of the ...

HP Forms Hyperscale Server Venture With Foxconn

April 30th, 2014 Comments Off on HP Forms Hyperscale Server Venture With Foxconn
The hyperscale server market is growing fast and everybody from incumbent server makers to original design manufacturers who used to work for them all want a piece of the business. To get its cost of manufacturing more in line ...

Oracle Previews OpenStack-Solaris Hybrid

April 29th, 2014 Comments Off on Oracle Previews OpenStack-Solaris Hybrid
Software giant Oracle is not hesitant to leverage open source software when and if it suits the needs of its customers and its own income statement. The company has created a fairly substantial Linux distribution, controls the MySQL database, ...

Inside Google, Tyan Power8 Server Boards

April 28th, 2014 (3)
EnterpriseTech told you a few months ago that Google was working on its own server motherboards based on IBM’s Power8 processor and at the Impact2014 conference in Las Vegas that Big Blue is hosting this week in Las Vegas, ...
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