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Fujitsu has demonstrated servers with thin fiber optics that will use lasers and light transfer data, replacing the older and slower electrical wiring technology.
The server systems -- popular with banks, telcos and other businesses -- will come in both Itanium- and x86-based flavors.
Dell and HP are both moving forward this week with low-power server plans.
Low-power servers running on Calxeda's 64-bit ARM chip will be available a year from now, Calxeda said.
Oracle is exploring silicon photonics, an optical technology drawing widespread interest, as a potential weapon in the battle against data-center power consumption.
Apple went on a bit of a "free" kick Tuesday, labeling everything from its operating system down to minor apps with the price tag. But there are still some things the Cupertino company is willing to charge for: OS X Mavericks Server, released Tuesday evening, is one of them.
HP expects to report a year-over-year revenue decline for its fiscal year 2014, which ends next October, though the decline “will moderate from fiscal 2013,” the company said, meaning it will fall by less.
IBM's decision to license its future Power8 processor to third parties doesn't mean life has ended for the current Power 7+, which will go alongside x86 chips into new PureFlex System preconfigured servers announced on Wednesday.
A massive data center being built by the National Security Agency in Utah has been plagued by "chronic electrical surges" that have destroyed equipment and delayed its opening for a year, according to a report Monday.
With the Unix market seemingly in permanent decline, it’s easy to see why smaller players might drop out. But Fujitsu says it’s in it for the long haul.
Facebook revealed that it tried using potatoes in its servers to make them more environmentally friendly, as part of its green data center effort.
There was a lot of great new products on display at this year's Intel Developer Forum, including powerful new CPUs, power-sipping SoCs, and PCs in brand-new form factors.
Increasing sales of cheaper systems helped fuel growth in the high-performance computing market, research firm IDC says, while interest in high-end supercomputers cooled.