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HP, NEC join forces to develop next-generation x86 servers

Hewlett Packard and Japan's NEC will expand their existing partnership to develop high-end x86-based servers for cloud and Web applications.

It’s Time for Small Businesses to Move to Windows Server 2012 Essentials

The supply of Windows Small Business Server is drying up, but SMBs can embrace Windows Server 2012 Essentials instead.

Puppet Labs Acquires Cloudsmith to Expand IT Automation Platform

Puppet Labs is bringing new capabilities to its open source Puppet IT automation and system administration platform with acquisition of Cloudsmith.

Lenovo turns to software partnerships to expand server business

Lenovo is expanding software partnerships as it tries to break into a server market dominated by Hewlett-Packard, IBM and Dell.

Oracle ups memory, storage of Exalytics analytics appliance

Oracle is introducing a new generation of its Exalytics appliance for high-speed data analysis that comes with a slightly higher price tag but major increases in memory and storage capacity.

Preview version of Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials comes with new nag feature

Microsoft's preview 'reminds' small-to-medium businesses to also use its Office 365, Intune, and Azure software.

Microsoft invests nearly $700 million in Iowa data center to bolster online services

Microsoft is investing US$678 million in the expansion of its data center in West Des Moines, Iowa.

Oracle, IBM to unwrap new Unix server processors at conference

Demand for mainframe and high-performance Unix servers is falling, but a new wave of SPARC and IBM Power chips for the servers will be unwrapped at the Hot Chips conference in late August.

Nvidia Emerald supercomputer

Nvidia's GPU neural network tops Google

By using its own GPUs for the calculations, researchers at Stanford created a neural network that easily tops Google's previous effort.

AMD reboots server strategy with first ARM chips

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Advanced Micro Devices is building its future server strategy around chips used in smartphones and tablets. The company said its first ARM server processors -- which will be released in the second half of next year -- will be faster and more powerful than its existing low-power x86 server processors.

AMD slates first ARM server chip, 'Seattle,' for 2014

AMD's "Seattle" chip, the first from the chipmaker to be built around an ARM cores, will sample early in 2014.

Milky Way 2

'Titan' falls: Today's top supercomputer is owned by China, powered by Intel

The crown for the fastest supercomputer on the planet is now owned by China. The Milky Way-2 supercomputer is now twice as fast as anything else on the planet.

External server disk storage sales drop for first time since 2009, IDC says

Global sales of external server storage have dropped for the first time since 2009, according to data from research firm IDC.