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HPE is bringing Optane storage to Unix servers

In the next year or two, Hewlett Packard Enterprise will add support for Intel Optane storage to its latest Unix servers.

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HPE offers an escape from the aging HP-UX OS via containers

Hewlett Packard Enterprises' HP-UX OS has been around for more than 30 years, and users may be looking to move on from the Unix-based OS.

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Intel's Itanium, once destined to replace x86 processors in PCs, hits end of line

It's the end of the line for Intel's Itanium chip, a troubled processor family that spawned many product delays and bad blood between HP and Oracle.

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Nvidia's new Volta-based DGX-1 supercomputer puts 400 servers in a box

You won't need to buy a rack of 400 servers if you have one high-powered Nvidia DGX-1 supercomputer with a Volta GPU, which can sit on a desktop.

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Dell backs the PC market yet again, and says a PC-as-a-service plan is coming soon

For the umpteenth time, Dell Technologies has reiterated that PCs are important to the company, and it won't quit the market.

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Intel's rebranded Xeon chips sound like credit cards

After around half a decade, Intel is wiping the confusing E5 and E7 monikers off the Xeon chips, and rebranding them to bring more clarity on the performance and features that come with the processors.

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Intel's new data center chief, a former PC exec, will be hands-on

A top executive responsible for shaping Intel's PC roadmap will now run the company's data center business.

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Xen hypervisor faces third highly critical VM escape bug in 10 months

The Xen Project has fixed three vulnerabilities in its widely used hypervisor that could allow operating systems running inside virtual machines to access the memory of the host systems, breaking the critical security layer between them.

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Public clouds are calling to IT engineers -- and their wallets

Less than one-fifth of enterprise IT assets are in the cloud, but it looks like more are on their way. One-third of data-center professionals and IT practitioners plan to deploy workloads in the cloud in the next year, according to a survey by the Uptime Institute, an advisory group focused on improving critical infrastructure.

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Tencent adding five data centers to target cloud users outside China

Tencent Holdings has opened a data center in Silicon Valley with four more planned outside China as part of its bid to grow its cloud business outside the country.

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This is the closest thing Intel has built to a discrete GPU

Intel doesn't make its own discrete GPU but has built something that specializes in processing 4K graphics. But that product isn't powerful enough to run Crysis, if you were wondering.

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Get 100+ Hours of Microsoft MCSE Server Infrastructure Certification Training for $39 - Deal Alert

The Microsoft MCSE Server Admin Certification Training Bundle features over 100 hours of training content to help you ace the MCSE Server Infrastructure exam, and you can get it today for just $39 - hundreds off its retail value of over $1500.

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Apple will return heat generated by data center to warm up homes

Apple is building a new data center in Denmark, and it has some interesting ideas on how to power the data center with renewable energy, while also giving back to the community.

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Microsoft's cool quantum computing plan embraces cryogenic memory

Microsoft and Rambus are teaming up for the next-generation memory technologies that will accompany quantum computing.

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It's not the end of SPARC chips yet

Chips based on the SPARC architecture have been saved from endangerment with Fujitsu taking on the mantle of continuing design and development.