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Look for a road map for Intel's shift to the mobile era to be outlined at next week's Intel Developer Forum.
The interconnect, which Intel is calling MXC, is designed to offer high speed with a long reach and a relatively low cost.
ARM processors are used in most smartphones and tablets, and are being tested in servers as an alternative to the widely used x86 chips.
Imagination is the U.K. company that designs the iPhone's and iPad's graphics chips.
IBM has started to require visitors of the IBM Fix Central website to provide a serial number in order to download a patch or update.
The server business continued to slide in the second quarter with worldwide revenue and unit sales down, IDC said Tuesday.
Intel is expected to announce availability next week of a low-power Atom server chip code-named Avoton, which is likely to appear soon in systems such as Hewlett-Packard's Moonshot.
Intel is putting a sharp focus on expanding its custom processor and chip operations in response to a growing trend of companies building servers in-house to meet specific workloads or data center designs.
Hewlett-Packard will equip a Gen8 Proliant blade server with graphics boards that can speed up and lower the cost of virtual desktop deployments.
Intel is looking to use light and lasers to shuffle data faster among servers, and is proposing a new optical interconnect, MXC, that could change the way servers are implemented in data centers.
Oracle has joined the market for pre-integrated systems intended to ease the process of setting up and managing a virtualized compute environment.
Oracle has moved quickly to provide virtualization support for its recently released 12c database, saying this week that a set of virtual machine templates for the product are now available.
IBM has decided to license the Power chip architecture to customers, who can then build chips based on the design. A collection of companies, including Nvidia and Google, will also join IBM in creating the OpenPower consortium to advance cloud computing.