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IBM Forging Bigger Power8 Systems, Adding FPGA Acceleration

IBM launched its first servers based on the Power8 processors back in April, and the initial machines were aimed at scale-out clusters as well as at customers needing a ...Full Article

IEEE Gets Behind 25G Ethernet Effort

After several days of presentations and a unanimous vote of 61 to zero in favor, the members of the IEEE have decided to back an effort to develop 25 ...Full Article

Oracle Boosts Exadata Database Clusters With Custom Xeon E7s

For some workloads, a big eight-socket server node with a hefty memory footprint is going to support a database workload better than four two-socket nodes in a database cluster, ...Full Article

Early Haswell Xeon Buyers Push Intel Datacenter Biz

For the past several Xeon E5 processor launch cycles, customers in the cloud and supercomputing spaces get their hands on the chips and put them into production systems well ...Full Article

Russia Launches ARM Chip Effort To End X86 Dependence

The Russian government is reportedly preparing to say "nyet" to American-made microprocessors, planning instead to replace Intel and AMD chips with a homegrown CPU based on an alternative architecture ...Full Article

Xeon Phi To Get 3X Speed Bump, Omni Scale Fabric

Intel is showing off a few more of the feeds and speeds of its forthcoming "Knights Landing" Xeon Phi chips and talking a bit about the future network fabric ...Full Article

Intel Mates FPGA With Future Xeon Server Chip

Intel is taking field programmable gate arrays seriously as a means of accelerating applications and has crafted a hybrid chip that marries an FPGA to a Xeon E5 processor ...Full Article

Fat Xeons Best Accelerated Systems For Option Pricing

Sometimes you can throw hardware at a problem and speed up an application, and other times, if you delve into the software stack and make changes, that works. Sometimes, ...Full Article

Cavium ThunderX ARM Chip Rumbles Into Hyperscale

It is not a coincidence that Cavium, a maker of MIPS processors aimed at networking equipment and other embedded uses chose the Computex 2014 conference in Taipei, Taiwan to ...Full Article

Intel Software To Guarantee Virtual Machine Performance

Virtual machines do not always behave themselves and Intel wants to change that through a combination of circuitry in its processors and software that it develops in-house and plugs ...Full Article
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