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Google invests $608 million in Finnish data center

Google is investing $608 million into its Finnish data center in a bid to meet mobile video demand.

Despite patches, Supermicro's IPMI firmware is far from secure, researchers say

The Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) implementation found in motherboards from server manufacturer Supermicro suffers from serious vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to remotely compromise the management controllers in servers that use them.

Fujitsu shows servers using light, lasers to transfer data

Fujitsu has demonstrated servers with thin fiber optics that will use lasers and light transfer data, replacing the older and slower electrical wiring technology.

HP porting venerable Nonstop server platform to x86

The server systems -- popular with banks, telcos and other businesses -- will come in both Itanium- and x86-based flavors.

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Dell to show its first 64-bit ARM server this week

Dell and HP are both moving forward this week with low-power server plans.

ARM servers with 64-bit Calxeda chips to ship next year

Low-power servers running on Calxeda's 64-bit ARM chip will be available a year from now, Calxeda said.

Oracle eyes optical links as final frontier of data-center scaling

Oracle is exploring silicon photonics, an optical technology drawing widespread interest, as a potential weapon in the battle against data-center power consumption.

OS X Server for Mavericks is now available, though not free

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.

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After leak, HP says revenue will dip slightly next year

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 Power7+ remains alive with new integrated servers

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.

NSA data center meltdowns delayed opening more than a year, report says

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.

Fujitsu will stick with Unix to keep IBM in check, exec says

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.

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Facebook's eco strategy features spuds in servers

Facebook revealed that it tried using potatoes in its servers to make them more environmentally friendly, as part of its green data center effort.