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First non-IBM Power8 servers set to emerge early in 2015

Last year IBM established the OpenPower consortium and opened up Power8 processor specifications and architecture to its partners. The goal of the organization is to create an eco-system of Power8-based servers designed for future data centers and cloud computing. The first fruits of the collaboration may become available already early …

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Nvidia and Samsung drop development ARM chips for servers

Nvidia Corp. and Samsung Electronics have decided to withdraw from development of server-class system-on-chips based on the ARMv8 instruction set. Since there are too many similar server chips in development, the two companies most likely do not want to compete in an extremely crowded market. Both Nvidia and Samsung design …

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SanDisk to acquire Fusion-io for $1.1 billion

SanDisk on Monday said that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Fusion-io, a leading maker of high-performance solid-state drives for enterprise and hyperscale datacenters. The takeover will help SanDisk to enter a new market and gain numerous technologies as well as new intellectual property. “Fusion-io will accelerate our …

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Amazon Web Services reportedly begins to develop its own chips

Amazon Web Services, a service arm of Amazon and one of the world’s largest providers of cloud services, recently established silicon optimization engineering team (SOET) with the aim to create custom server platforms and microprocessors. The company has already begun to hire specialists to develop highly-tailored server platforms. Nowadays companies …

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HP and Foxconn team up to make cloud servers for hyperscale datacenters

Hewlett-Packard and Foxconn Electronics, the world’s largest contract maker of electronics devices, on Wednesday signed a joint venture agreement under which the two companies would produce low-cost cloud-servers aimed at big online service providers. The machines will be tailored for individual customers. The changing needs of cloud computing require a …

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SanDisk reveals 4TB SSDs with SAS interface for data-centers

SanDisk Corp. on Wednesday announced a new solid-state drive designed for enterprises that could change the way storage systems are built today. The new Optimus Max SSD boasts 4TB capacity, high reliability as well as leading-edge performance, the qualities that are crucial for large data-centers. Nowadays data-centers use multi-tier storage …

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AMD shows off next-generation Opteron X “Berlin” APU in action

Advanced Micro Devices this week demonstrated its next-generation AMD Opteron X-series accelerated processing unit code-named “Berlin” running Fedora Linux operating system. The new APU is projected to significantly boost performance of servers running APUs and bring heterogeneous system architecture (HSA) capabilities to servers. AMD Opteron X-series “Berlin” APU in many …

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SK Hynix reveals 128GB DDR4 memory module [UPDATED]

UPDATE: The initial news-story contained an image of an SK Hynix memory module which did not feature 128GB capacity. As SK Hynix has released the correct images of its new memory modules, we can now publish the photos of 128GB DDR4 memory sticks. SK Hynix on Monday unveiled the industry’s …

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Intel reveals new Xeon E7 v2 processors with up to 15 cores

Intel Corp. on Wednesday unveiled its new family of Xeon E7 processors for enterprise-class servers that brings unprecedented compute performance and introduces new reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) features never-before-seen on Xeon products. The new central processing units are designed for up to 32-socket servers and will power various machines …

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ARM and partners reveal initial server platform standard

Data centers demand standards-based software and hardware offerings to ensure ease of deployment and manageability. ARM Holdings and its partners on Monday released the first standard for servers based on ARMv8-A 64-bit micro-architecture. The guidelines will help server makers to build similar machines. ARM ‘server base system architecture’ (SBSA) platform …

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AMD details ARM-based Opteron, plans sampling this quarter

Advanced Micro Devices has released additional details regarding the first server-class AMD Opteron A1100 microprocessor code-named “Seattle” based on ARMv8 micro-architecture. In addition, the company said that it would begin to send the chips to software developers to help programmers to tune their apps to 64-bit ARM technology already this …

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Lenovo reveals plans to take over IBM’s x86 server business

Lenovo Group and IBM Corp. on Thursday inked an agreement in which Lenovo plans to acquire IBM’s x86 server business for about $2.3 billion. In addition to the division, Lenovo will also get software, networking and maintenance operations. Thanks to the deal, Lenovo will become one of the leading x86 …

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AMD officially announces Opteron ‘Warsaw’ microprocessors

Advanced Micro Devices on Wednesday introduced two new server-class Opteron central processing units (CPUs) based on the code-named “Warsaw” design. The new chips boast slightly better power efficiency compared to predecessors, but feature similar performance and a set of technologies compared to existing code-named “Abu Dhabi” multi-core processors. Initially, there …

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Dell, Lenovo in talks to acquire x86 server business from IBM

For IBM, many of its low-margin business units are no longer important since they do not bring desired revenues and in many cases make losses without providing any strategic advantages. But there are companies, who are interested in acquiring select IBM’s businesses in order to boost their market shares and …

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SanDisk unveils ULLtraDIMM solid-state drive for DRAM channels

SanDisk on Monday introduced its new solid-state storage solution designed for enterprise servers. The ULLtraDIMM solid-state drive comes in industry-standard DDR3 DIMM form-factor for servers and plugs directly into appropriate slots on mainboards for lowest latency and higher performance. The SanDisk ULLtraDIMM SSD, which was developed in partnership with Diablo …

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AMD 16-core Opteron ‘Warsaw’ already available for $663

Although AMD’s new Opteron microprocessors code-named “Warsaw” have not been announced yet, select online stores are already taking pre-orders on the new chips. As it appears, the new multi-core central processing units s for high-end servers will not be too expensive, despite their improvements over existing products. AMD Opteron 6300-series …

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Mushkin enters the market of enterprise-class SSDs

Mushkin, a leading manufacturer of various consumer-class computer components, on Monday introduced its first enterprise-class solid-state drives (SSDs). Since the company is a newcomer to the market of enterprise-grade SSDs, its drives are not aimed at the high-end of the market, but are designed for various workstations that require improved …

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