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HPE servers get new names to help users figure out what they can be used for

If you're looking at buying servers from Hewlett Packard Enterprise, don't let a new naming convention throw you off balance.

IBM's new S822LC Linux Power server

IBM's Power systems business is growing for the first time in years

A few years ago, you wouldn't have bet on IBM Power systems having much of a future. But a new strategy to embrace Linux and open up the platform is starting to pay off.

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China is the new battleground for Intel server dominance

Intel has to keep a close watch on China, where an architectural battle is brewing that could break its dominance in servers.

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Qualcomm sets up joint venture in China for server chips

Qualcomm is setting up a server chipset design and sales unit with a provincial government in China, a move that could help boost the company's bid to diversify from mobile chips into the server chips market.

It's server chip season for Intel

Intel is preparing to release a plethora of new server chips in the next three months.

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AMD ships delayed ARM server chips to a cautious market

AMD wants to counter concerns that system administrators may have about placing ARM servers in data centers with its new chips code-named Seattle, which are now shipping in volume after a long delay.

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Look for Amazon's new homegrown chips in data centers, not Fire devices

Amazon's jump into the chip business won't change what's in Fire devices -- for now -- but it'll help the retailer drive more media delivery, file storage and cloud systems in homes and data centers.

Windows Server 2016 adoption will be a marathon, not a sprint

Microsoft is launching the next version of Windows Server next year, and IT departments are gearing up to take their time adopting it, according to a new Spiceworks survey released Wednesday.

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HP Enterprise joins battle for the edge of IoT

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has unveiled a new line of computing systems for the edges of the Internet of Things, helping enterprises make the leap into a challenging new set of technologies.

HPE Synergy

HPE's Synergy is a new type of 'composable' infrastructure

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has developed a new type of "composable' hardware that it claims will cut data center costs and slash the time it takes to spin up new applications.

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Eight more years of leap-second problems loom as governments punt decision to 2023

Leap seconds like the one that caused more than 2,000 networks to fail at the end of June will be part of the sysadmin's lot until at least 2023, as an intergovernmental conference has put off a decision on abolishing them until at...

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Windows Server 2016's latest beta brings first look at Microsoft's new containers

Microsoft launched the fourth technical preview for the next version of Windows Server on Thursday, giving the public access to its new Hyper-V containers.

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Intel's first server chip with performance-boosting FPGA to ship early next year

Intel will ship its first Xeon server chip with a programmable FPGA from Altera in the first quarter next year, some 18 months after announcing work on the product.

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Server vendors tap ARM chips to give users alternative to Intel

For a while it was hard to get a hand on an ARM, but that may not be the case soon.

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IBM teams with Xilinx to take on Intel with Power chips

IBM has partnered with chip maker Xilinx to expand the use of IBM Power processors in servers, taking on Intel for a bigger slice of the data center market.

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Morgan Stanley kicks tires on ARM servers, wants a rival for Intel

Morgan Stanley is testing ARM-based servers, the latest sign of competition for Intel in the data center

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Gene Amdahl, IBM mainframe architect then IBM competitor, has died

Gene M. Amdahl, chief architect of IBM's System/360 mainframe and later the creator of the IBM plug-compatible mainframe vendor that bore his name, has died aged 92. Amdahl was born in South Dakota, earning a bachelor's degree...

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Low-end servers get DDR4 memory

Dell and HPE are bringing a new form of DDR memory to low-end servers in order to let small and medium-size businesses run databases and other applications faster.

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