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Five servers that exist thanks to the Open Compute Project

The Open Compute Project shares specifications for servers designed to be cost effective, and here are five that are commercially available.

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What is the Open Compute Project?

Hardware designed to Open Compute Project specification accounts for well over $1 billion in hardware sales.

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What is NFV and what are its cost, performance and scaling benefits?

Network functions virtualization (NFV) uses commodity servers to replace specialized network appliances for more flexible, efficient and scalable services.

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Tech Talk: The coding benefits of serverless computing

The panel talks about serverless systems, which spin up a snippet of code that runs on demand to perform a business operation. It's a step toward a more developer-friendly approach to code development.

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Server vendors push flex pricing to challenge cloud providers

As enterprises adopt cloud services, hardware vendors are fighting back with long-term payment plans that avoid capital outlay.

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Blade's Shadow cloud PC service reinvents cloud gaming one more time

Blade, a French startup, is launching a cloud PC service that's optimized for PC gaming, in the spirit of such failed pioneers as OnLive.

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IBM is set to ship its first Power9 system this month, claiming AI leadership in the data center

With the release this month of the first commercial server based on its Power9 processor, IBM hits another milestone in its quest to be the AI-workload leader for data centers and web service providers.

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Micro-modular data centers set to multiply

Edge computing is driving demand for micro-modular data centers, which are prefabricated IT facilities encapsulated in their own protective shell. Climate controls, power distribution and network connectivity are built into the units,...

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Supercomputing is becoming super-efficient, Top500 list shows

The highest climber in the latest Top500 list of the world's fastest supercomputers is also one of the highest scorers on the Green500 ranking of the world's most efficient.

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10 of the world's fastest supercomputers

The cream of the Top500 supercomputer list, these 10 supercomputers are used for modeling the weather, weapons, ocean currents and other physical phenomena. They not only outperform every other machine on the planet, they also...

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Qualcomm ships ARM chip to challenge Intel in cloud data centers

Qualcomm's much-anticipated ARM-based Centriq 2400 product line, which started shipping commercially this week, is a worthy contender to break Intel's virtual monopoly in the server processor arena, where data center operators are...

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise opens app store for factories

Hewlett Packard Enterprise wants to make it almost as easy for production managers to deploy new software to the factory floor as to their mobile phone.

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Loihi is Intel's brainy chip designed to outthink your PC's Core CPU

Intel plans to make its digital brain chip, code-named Loihi, available to researchers in 2018, in a bid to put its hardware into cutting-edge AI applications. Will your PC be next?

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Cisco's M5 UCS servers take intent-based approach to data center

It's not the server -- it's the system. That's the word from Cisco as it rolls out its new, M5 generation Unified Computing System rack and blade servers, triggered by Intel's release of the Skylake architecture Xeon Scalable...

Intel

Intel tightens data-center grip with Xeon Scalable Processor platform

Make no mistake: Intel's Xeon Processor Scalable Family, based on the company's Skylake architecture, is about much more than revving up CPU performance. The new processor line is essentially a platform for computing, memory and...

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Lenovo's ThinkSystem product barrage targets data centers

Lenovo is taking on Dell EMC and HPE with its biggest portfolio refresh since it acquired IBM's x86 server business three years ago, offering a lineup of servers, switches, SAN arrays and converged systems intended to show that it's a...

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Mid-range models ring the changes in Top500 supercomputer ranking

With no change at the top of the latest Top500.org supercomputer list, you need to look further down the rankings to see the real story.

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Most acute storage pain points, letdowns

Things don’t always go as planned with new technologies. Two new research reports document the struggles, disappointments and false starts that enterprise storage pros wrestle with as they modernize their infrastructure for digital...

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