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Lenovo looking at acquisitions to expand enterprise unit

Widely known as a PC maker, Lenovo wants to expand its server unit ouside of China.

VMware adds more scale to Virtual SAN beta

The updated beta version allows users to add more drives to their servers.

DDR4 memory won't show up in PCs, tablets until 2015

Another memory vendor expects to ship DDR4 this year, but Intel and AMD don't expect to support the new memory boards with their processors until late 2014 or early 2015.

Worm targeting Apache Tomcat servers, possibly for DDoS

A worm-like type of malicious software has been found targeting Apache Tomcat, an open-source Web server application, according to Symantec.

New OpenSUSE embraces new 64-bit ARM architecture

OpenSUSE joins Red Hat’sLinux distribution, Fedora, and Canonical’s Ubuntu in offering an experimental Linux distribution that can run on 64-bit ARM processors.

Ubuntu Linux server with ARM processor rolled out by Boston Limited

The Viridis Microserver will run on ARM Cortex-A15 processors and is certified to run Ubuntu Linux 13.10.

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China continues reign with top supercomputer

China has maintained its lead in the twice-yearly ranking of the world's most powerful supercomputers, with the Chinese National University of Defense Technology's Tianhe-2 system bringing 33.86 petaflop/s (quadrillions of calculations per second) to the contest, almost twice the calculations offered by the runner up, the Titan Cray system run by the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Nvidia boosts supercomputing speed with new Tesla K40 graphics chip

Nvidia wants to help create some of the world's fastest computers with its latest Tesla K40 graphics chip, which is its fastest supercomputing co-processor to date.

IBM looks past Watson, taps Nvidia Tesla graphics to speed Power servers

IBM achieved a computing breakthrough when the Watson supercomputer outperformed humans in game show "Jeopardy," but the company now wants to supercharge its high-end Power servers by tapping into graphics processors for the first time.

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.

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.