Advanced Computing in the Age of AI | Monday, August 8, 2022

Switches

Dell Z9500 Switch Pushes 40GbE Density Up, Costs Down

The increasing adoption of 10 Gb/sec Ethernet between servers and out to storage arrays is driving the need for more bandwidth higher up in the aggregation layer of the ...Full Article

Costs Come Down So Equinix Weaves 100GbE Switches Into Datacenters

Everybody wants the fastest network they can get, but speed increases or latency reductions are usually not immediately affordable to all but the extreme cases. It takes time for ...Full Article

Cumulus, Midokura Team Up On Open Networks

There is more than one way to skin the software-defined network cat, and Midokura and Cumulus Networks are teaming up to provide an alternative to various OpenFlow implementations as ...Full Article

PCI Express Switching Takes On Ethernet, InfiniBand

Ethernet, InfiniBand, and the handful of high-speed, low-latency interconnects that have been designed for supercomputers and large shared memory systems are going to soon have a new rival: PCI-Express ...Full Article

Quanta Pushes Foot Inside Enterprise Datacenter Doors

Hyperscale cloud operators like Facebook and Rackspace Hosting came to Taiwanese manufacturer Quanta Computer several years ago when they wanted to design and build custom machines tuned up for ...Full Article

Servers Slow And Switches Stall At Cisco

Every innovative product finds its natural place in the market, and that seems to have happened with the Unified Computing System, a converged server-network platform that Cisco Systems launched ...Full Article

Startup Slashes Latencies With Server-Switch Hybrid

For some workloads, the most important thing is cutting out as much latency as possible from the hardware and software stack. For many of those same latency-sensitive customers, simplifying ...Full Article

Hardware Matters, But Software Also Drives Switch Choices

Breaking into the content caching and delivery market against industry juggernaut Akamai Technologies is about as easy as breaking into the datacenter networking space against Cisco Systems. But, CDN ...Full Article

Efficiency Gains, Cloud Hold Down IT Spending Growth

There is pent up demand for IT infrastructure upgrades as systems are aging in the datacenters of the world, and that is pushing up demand for hardware and software. ...Full Article

Dell Bares Switch Metal To Other Network Operating Systems

When you look at a switch, you are looking at the vestiges of a proprietary past that many of the largest companies in the world want to do away ...Full Article
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