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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.

Intel IDF 2013

12 of the coolest technologies we spotted at IDF 2013

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.

Low-end systems saved HPC market in Q2

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.

IBM eyeing microservers to compete with HP's Moonshot

IBM is working to develop microservers based on low-power processors but isn't sure yet when the systems will be introduced.

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Intel trumpets power, versatility of new flagship Xeon server chips

Intel Tuesday announced the Xeon E5-2600 v2 line of flagship server chips, which will succeed last year’s Xeon E5-2600 chips, which were based on the Sandy Bridge microarchitecture.

From calculators to tablets, Intel focuses on the mobile era

Look for a road map for Intel's shift to the mobile era to be outlined at next week's Intel Developer Forum.