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Intel spreads 3D NAND to inexpensive consumer and enterprise SSDs

Intel's 3D NAND chips -- which increase the density and durability of flash drives -- are coming to more consumer and enterprise SSDs.

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Arista plans its own take on all-seeing network software

Arista Networks has a way to constantly stream and analyze state information from network devices. Today, enterprises have to set it up themselves, but Arista is about to build “state streaming” into its CloudVision software.

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PowerShell for Linux makes it easier to mix clients, servers and clouds

Multiple platforms are now the norm for IT infrastructure. To address that Microsoft is bringing its key configuration tools to Linux and Mac OS to make it easier for customers and partners to handle their workloads, which also...

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Audi tells you when to put the pedal to the metal with stoplight info

Audi is equipping some of its new model cars with traffic technology information to tell drivers how long it will take for the light to change from red to green.

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Cisco to shed 5,500 staff in refocus on IoT, security, and cloud

Cisco Systems plans to lay off about 7 percent of its global workforce in a restructuring that will see it further focus on hot IT areas such as the Internet of things, security, collaboration, next-generation data centers and the...

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US senators want airline IT meltdowns to end

Two high-profile airline technology meltdowns stranding thousands of travelers in the past couple weeks have prompted two US senators to push carriers to bolster their technology. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Edward J....

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Software-defined storage hits the bargain rack

On Monday, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise extended two of its storage product lines into more affordable territory, in one case adopting an ARM processor to help cut the cost of a system.

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Here's why Azure Stack will only run on certain hardware

Microsoft argues that limiting the hardware for Azure Stack will lead to better outcomes, but that might come at a price.

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HPE aims for a big-data boost with $275 million SGI buy

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is buying SGI in a $275 million deal it hopes will give it a major boost in big-data analytics and high-performance computing.

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Intel snaps up Nervana for a crash course on deep learning

Intel is buying deep-learning startup Nervana Systems in a deal that could help it make up for lost ground in the increasingly hot area of artificial intelligence.

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Slideshow: Take a peek inside 'Area 404,' Facebook's brand new hardware lab

Facebook's Silicon Valley headquartersImage by Martyn WilliamsFacebook used to design its servers and other hardware at labs scattered across the company, but they've now been consolidated in a state of the art facility at its Menlo...

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Toshiba raises SSD storage capacity to 7.68TB

Toshiba's been lagging in the race to raise storage capacity in solid-state drives, but has taken a step forward with its new 7.68TB ZD6000 SSD.

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First look: Vikings stadium caters to connected fans

Wireless access points and a distributed antenna system are designed to boost wi-fi and cellular coverage, and a Vikings stadium app puts content and services in fans' hands.

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Microsoft’s Iowa data center cluster to reach 3.2M square feet

Microsoft is creating some 3.2 million square feet of data center space in the West Des Moines, Iowa, area but in three separate locations. The combined investment is about $3.5 billion.

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The weirdest, wackiest and coolest sci/tech stories of 2016 (so far!)

Yes it's that time again…Time to search the old news-feed and find some of the most interesting and sometimes weird and wacky high-tech stories of the year. This time out we feature a look at everything from fireworks displays in...

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HPE's Itanium server refresh should come in mid-2017

Hewlett Packard Enterprise plans to refresh its Itanium server range around the middle of next year, employing Intel's long-promised "Kittson" successor to the current Itanium 9500 series ("Poulson") chips.

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Google's DeepMind A.I. can slash data center power use 40%

Google turned its DeepMind artificial intelligence technology loose on its massive data center infrastructure and managed to reduce the amount of energy for cooling by up to 40%.

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Cisco patches critical exposure in management software

Cisco UCS Performance Manager versions 2.0.0 and prior are affected and the problem is resolved in Cisco UCS Performance Manager versions 2.0.1 and later. UCS Performance Manager collects information about UCS servers, network,...

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