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A third of virtual servers are zombies

New research finds that a quarter of all physical servers -- and 30% of all virtual servers -- are comatose. They aren't be used, but they still cost money.

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HPE offers an escape from the aging HP-UX OS via containers

Hewlett Packard Enterprises' HP-UX OS has been around for more than 30 years, and users may be looking to move on from the Unix-based OS.

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Nvidia's new Volta-based DGX-1 supercomputer puts 400 servers in a box

You won't need to buy a rack of 400 servers if you have one high-powered Nvidia DGX-1 supercomputer with a Volta GPU, which can sit on a desktop.

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Dell strengthens data center stack with shiny new assets

Just a few years back, Dell said it didn't want to mimic sloppy behemoths like IBM or HP, and wanted to be lean and focus on the mid-market. But the 14th Generation PowerEdge servers can take advantage of the new assets.

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Intel Xeon chips rebranded to sound like credit cards

After around half a decade, Intel is wiping the confusing E5 and E7 monikers off the Xeon chips, and rebranding them to bring more clarity on the performance and features that come with the processors.

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These new super fast Intel SSDs provide a bridge to Optane

If you can't afford Intel's superfast Optane SSDs but need a massive speed boost, the company's latest SSD DC P4600 and SSD DC P4500 SSDs may fill the need.

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Old Windows Server machines can still fend off hacks. Here's how

Keeping a computer up-to-date, with the latest OS and software patch, is one of the best things you can do to stay safe from cyber threats.

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Facebook's Caffe2 AI tools come to iPhone, Android, and Raspberry Pi

New intelligence can be added to mobile devices like the iPhone, Android devices, and low-power computers like Raspberry Pi with Facebook's new open-source Caffe2 deep-learning framework.

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Microsoft's cool quantum computing plan embraces cryogenic memory

Microsoft has crazy quantum computing plans. It is building hardware based on a particle that hasn't been discovered, and the company now wants to make super-cool memory for quantum computers.

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6 steps for setting up a server room for your small business

Are you worried about relying on a third-party online service provider to store your business data? Learn how to set up your own server room for an on-premises deployment instead.

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Leaked NSA exploits plant a bull's-eye on Windows Server

Friday’s release of suspected NSA spying tools is bad news for companies running Windows Server. The cyberweapons, which are now publicly available, can easily hack older versions of the OS.

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It's time to dump Moore's Law to advance computing, researcher says

Dumping Moore's Law is perhaps the best thing that could happen to computers, as it'll hasten the move away from an aging architecture holding back hardware innovation.

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Data centers decline as users turn to rented servers

Data centers are declining worldwide both in numbers and square footage, a surprising change given the recent boom.

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What one company learned from testing Intel's superfast Optane SSDs

Before release, Intel gave Optane SSDs to a select few who had a chance to get their hands dirty with the new technology for over a year.

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Nginx creates certified third-party module program

Third-party providers can add capabilities like security and device detection, and Nginx will certify that the modules work on the Nginx Plus server

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It's not the end of SPARC chips yet

Chips based on the SPARC architecture have been saved from endangerment with Fujitsu taking on the mantle of continuing design and development.

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What is serverless computing?

In this animation, Network World explains some of the concepts of serverless computing, and how it represents the next phase of cloud computing for Internet of Things applications and products.

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Micron to ship Intel Optane competitor later this year

Intel's spanking new high-capacity Optane SSD is cool, but drives from other storage vendors based on the 3D Xpoint technology could be coming later this year.

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