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HP awarded £2.25 billion in four year Oracle trial

As is the case with every major court case between industry giants, the legal battle between Oracle and Hewlett Packard (HP) has been ongoing for more than four years at this point. However a jury has finally awarded damages, mandating that Oracle pay HP a total of $3 billion (£2.25 …

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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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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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Oracle pay $200 million to clear a ‘false claims’ lawsuit

Oracle, led by outspoken CEO Larry Ellison has apparently paid the US government almost $200 million to make a false claims lawsuit disappear. The General Services Administration (GSA), who bought the case have said that this settlement is the biggest they have received from a single company. The GSA receive …

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Oracle SPARC Supercluster with 1,728 processor cores

Oracle billionaire chief Larry Ellison has recently announced their launch of a new SPARC Supercluster – a lightning fast enterprise computing system that can perform 30 million database transactions per minute. This figures is 3 times faster than the previous record, held by IBM’s DB2 on a P7 cluster. So …

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Larry Ellison’s Oracle to spend $1 billion for Art Tech

There isn’t much Larry Ellison can’t do with his infinity sized pockets. His latest acquistion is the Art Technology Group – his goal? To help Oracle expand into e-commerce. Art Technology are one of the leading providers of e-commerce software, a sector that is very healthy right now as businesses …

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HP lawsuit against ex-CEO Mark Hurd dropped

Yesterday Hewlett Packard agreed to end their lawsuit against Mark Hurd after he went to work for rival company Oracle. It what seems to be an almost weekly soap opera now, HP have dropped their case against Hurd after he has agreed not to disclose HP’s trade secrets to his …

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