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Alleged Skylake-EP on sale at eBay

If you want to get your hands on some prime Intel server rib, then you can head along to eBay and check this matched pair of what the seller is claiming to be Skylake-EP processors, or as they describe it, an “Intel Xeon E5-2600 v5” CPU. The heatspreader is engraved …

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Apple thinks someone is modifying its servers during transit

In the latest instance of Apple looking to distance itself from government interference, it has announced that it is now designing its own servers in-house, because it’s concerned that someone is modifying its servers after they’ve been shipped from the manufacturer. In some cases, it believes hardware was added to …

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Quantum computer is already 100 million times faster than PCs

As much as a quantum computer may be the holy grail for anyone looking for extreme performance, we’re a long way off making them at the scale of current computer hardware and having them be the multi-functional, endlessly powerful machines we want. But early developments are still rather impressive. Take …

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Oracle and Intel take fight to IBM server market

Intel is making big pushes into a number of different markets this year, driving its low-power, small form factor chips into wearables and micro-systems, and looking to make its Xeon CPUs dominate in the hotly contested server market with the help of Oracle. Together they’re hoping to convince enterprise customers …

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Nvidia Tesla is dominating the market of HPC accelerators

High-performance computing is a market that adopts the latest and greatest technologies very quickly. Leading-edge supercomputers usually utilize the latest microprocessors, compute accelerators, high-end NAND flash-based storage from various vendors. The vast majority of modern HPC systems are based on Intel Xeon processors, however, when it comes to compute accelerators, …

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Intel to release 22-core Xeon E5 v4 “Broadwell-EP” late in 2015

Intel Corp. this week reaffirmed plans to release the next generation of its multi-core Xeon E5 v4 central processing units code-named “Broadwell-EP”, which were rumoured to be cancelled earlier this year. The new chips will emerge later this year, they will increase core-count, memory bandwidth and will also feature micro-architecture-level improvements. …

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Xilinx tapes-out world’s first 16nm FinFET+ system-on-chip

Xilinx, a leading designer of field-programmable gate arrays as well as special-purpose system-on-chip solutions, on Wednesday said that it had taped-out one of the world’s first SoCs to be made using TSMC’s 16nm FinFET+ process technology. The new chip will be used for self-driving vehicles, industrial Internet-of-Things and 5G wireless …

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Intel quietly introduces faster semi-custom 18-core Xeon E7 processor

Intel Corp. has quietly introduced its highest-performing x86 server microprocessor to date. The chip features a number of unique capabilities, such as on-the-fly reconfiguration of core-count and frequency, and is currently available to Oracle and its server customers. The Intel Xeon E7-8895 v3 “Haswell-EX” central processing unit features 18 cores …

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Qualcomm teams up with Chinese government for server CPUs

Qualcomm Technologies has reportedly signed a memorandum of cooperation with the Chinese government under which it will develop server-class microprocessors. The chips will eventually be used inside Chinese servers, which will ensure a steady revenue stream for Qualcomm. Under the terms of the document signed by Qualcomm and the authorities, …

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Would you heat your house with a Facebook server?

As more effort goes into making our societies more environmentally friendly, it’s becoming apparent that along with switching to greener methods of energy production, we also need to focus on making ourselves more energy efficient. That’s why Nerdalize’s idea for using some of the world’s biggest datacentre servers to heat …

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AMD confirms plan to release datacentre-oriented APU in 2016 – 2017

Advanced Micro Devices on Wednesday confirmed development of its first accelerated processing unit for high-performance computing and workstation applications. The chip will integrate many high-performance general-purpose cores as well as high-performance graphics processing unit. The company did not reveal any exact information about the upcoming chip. “In 2016 – 2017 …

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Intel unveils 18-core Xeon E7 v3 processors for heavy-duty servers

Intel Corp. has unveiled its new Xeon E7-8800/4800 v3 microprocessors designed for mission critical, real-time analytics, Big Data and in-memory applications. The new chips integrate up to 18 cores, feature all-new RAS [reliability, availability, serviceability] features and support a number of new technologies that greatly improve performance of specific applications. …

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Phytium to detail 64-core ARMv8-A processor for HPC in August

The U.S. government recently banned sales of Xeon Phi co-processors for high-performance computing applications to numerous supercomputer sites in China, slowing down development of local research. But perhaps, China will not need any HPC chips from the world’s renowned suppliers in the future as domestic companies are developing a number …

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32-core AMD Opteron to feature quad-die MCM design

Advanced Micro Devices will continue to use multi-chip-module design for its upcoming AMD Opteron processors. This should greatly help the company to reduce its development and manufacturing costs, but may affect performance of its central processing units for servers. The forthcoming AMD Opteron processors with up to 32 cores based …

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ARM: 20% of servers to be ARM-based by 2020

Despite of a lot of hype about ARM-based servers in the recent years, actual number of their deployments remains very low. However, ARM Holdings is optimistic about its market opportunities and expects 20 per cent of servers to be ARM-based by 2020. In a bid to dramatically increase its share of …

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Next-gen AMD Opteron chips to feature up to 32 cores

Advanced Micro Devices currently commands less than two per cent of the world’s server CPU market, but next year it plans to start recapturing its share from Intel Corp. with new Opteron microprocessors based on “Zen” micro-architecture. According to a media report, AMD’s next-gen server chips offer unprecedented amount of …

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