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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...


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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Nvidia packs machine learning for Web video in new GPUs

Nvidia's new GPUs will add more context to live streams and web video

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FreeBSD comes to 64-bit ARM

FreeBSD follows Linux to ARM servers

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Oracle just made its biggest Sparc announcement since buying Sun

Oracle announced a new line of Sparc servers at OpenWorld on Monday based on a new processor called the M7, the first designed entirely in house by Oracle.

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Oracle's Larry Ellison unveils new services, products in cloud push

Oracle Executive Chairman Larry Ellison unveiled Sunday new cloud applications and services, including a training tool that integrates with the company's human resources application, and gave a glimpse of the company's security...

9 tools to help you manage your pet servers

Most of your servers are like heads of cattle on a farm. But some are special snowflakes that need to be treated with kid gloves. Here are some tools to do just that.

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Fujitsu puts Sparc M10 servers in the cloud for big retailers

Fujitsu has launched a managed cloud service for retailers based on the Oracle Commerce Platform and Fujitsu's M10 servers running Solaris

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Qualcomm enters server CPU market with 24-core ARM chip

Qualcomm has revealed its plans to enter the server CPU market with a custom processor based on a design from UK chip company ARM.

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IBM chases Intel with new Power-based Linux servers sold over the Web

IBM is gunning for a slice of Intel's x86 server chip business with a new family of Power systems that run Linux and will be sold directly to customers over the Web.

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Why your nginx server is responding with content from the wrong site

Switching from Apache to Nginx is hard because so many things are done differently. One particular issues catches a lot of people off guard in vhost scenarios.

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This is how the future looks with IBM Watson and 'perfect data'

Watson's AI services will bring us unparalleled convenience, untold marketing opportunities, and zero privacy.


Nginx Web server goes dynamic, adds monitoring

Nginx users can finally modify servers, and the new Amplify service will let them monitor vital statistics, complete with alerts

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Server growth remains healthy in Q2, despite fall in midrange systems

During the period, vendors together saw their server revenue grow by 6.1 percent year over year, to US$13.5 billion. Meanwhile, server shipments increased 3.2 percent from a year ago.

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