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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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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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AMD brings hardware virtualisation to GPUs

As long-distance computing, streaming and cloud gaming become more common place, rendering more true-to-life virtual systems is becoming vitally important. That’s why in the lead up to its Polaris architecture unveiling later this year, AMD has announced a new series of FirePro S-Series GPUs, which have the ability to virtualise …

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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 launches Skylake Xeon E3-1200 V5 Greenlow chip family

Although we all get rather excited when companies like Intel launch their new-generations of consumer grade hardware, we aren’t the only target audience for new CPU technology. Indeed, there’s also a large enterprise sector to cater to, which is often where Intel aims its Xeon processors. That’s exactly what’s happened …

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Norwegian Pirate Party opens Pirate Bay DNS workaround

It was a sad day when the British Pirate party, PPUK, announced that it would have to close its Pirate Bay proxy site over fear of legal action from the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), as the party truly believed that by averting censorship it was doing the right thing. That seems …

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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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Mojang is killing off Scrolls

It looks like Mojang is pulling the plug on Scrolls, its battle card game, which launched some time after Minecraft rocketed in to popularity. Scrolls did not achieve the same level of success as Minecraft did and now it will be shutting down entirely, although the game will continue to …

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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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Minecraft patch fixes persistent server crashing bug

Mojang has finally patched out a two-year old security bug that would allow people with the know-how to crash Minecraft servers by forcing them out of memory or causing them to freeze. The patch came in response to a blog post written by coder, Ammar Asker. The coder outlined a …

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MediaTek readies system-on-chips with 10 and 12 cores

The latest mobile application processors from MediaTek already offer performance comparable to that of mobile system-on-chips from companies like Qualcomm. Apparently, the company is working on two new SoCs that promise to offer truly unbeatable performance. Unfortunately, it is completely unclear whether the new APs will be used for mobile …

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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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ASRock Z87 Extreme11/ac Motherboard Review

The 4770K offers quite possibly the highest per-clock performance numbers of any consumer-grade processor currently on the market. It’s just that fact which makes Haswell’s multiplier-unlocked Core i7 a plausible option for workstation applications. And with that possible usage scenario comes the requirement for workstation-grade LGA 1150 motherboards. Is ASRock’s …

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