The folks at MacStadium have officially made public their intent to bring the 2013 edition of the Mac Pro into the server fold. This means you'll see arrays like what they've presented in the hero image of this article complete with the side-standing airflow they're implying might be best. The first setup suggested by the company here well before the Mac Pro's newest edition is made available is a 270 Mac Pro server rack.
AMD has revealed its new "Seattle" chips, processors headed to power-dense servers, and using for the first time ARM architecture as commonly found in smartphones and tablets, rather than x86. AMD Seattle, which is expected to show up in systems from the second half of 2014, will initially offer eight ARM Cortex-A57 cores running at at least 2GHz, with 16-core versions headed to market after that. According to AMD, there'll be big advantages over traditional server chips.
It's been roughly nine years since the time that IBM sold off its consumer PC business to Lenovo, and now it looks like IBM's server business is the next to go for the company. It's reported that IBM and Lenovo are in talks to make a deal that would see Lenovo buy IBM's x86 server business for at least $2.5 billion.
HP is looking to make a splash in the enterprise industry again with the announcement of the company's new line of Moonshot servers running Intel Atom chips. These new servers are a part of a multi-year plan by HP to cut down on space and power needs when it comes to big data storage. The company says that these new Moonshot servers will help with that initiative.
After the disastrous launch of SimCity last week, Electronic Arts and Maxis moved quickly to try and get the game back up and running after servers crashed due to overwhelming demand. This led to download failures for many gamers, and some pre-orderers weren't even able to get access to the download at launch. However, EA has announced that they've finished upgrading to the newer and faster servers.
If you have a fairly large house and you want your music to come with you wherever you are in the house, a multi-room system is about the best solution besides carrying around a boombox with you wherever you go. CasaTunes has you covered, as they have announced and launch a new line of multi-room music servers to provide music around your entire house.
The website and ecosystem known as The Pirate Bay are known for their involvement in the uploads and downloads of countless files across the internet and the legal ramifications of their involvement with said files - and this week they've moved to North Korea. Or so they say they did this month. In fact what they've done is to - so they say - set up a ruse to capture the attention of the public so that they public can become more aware of the fact that anyone can tell them a lie.
AMD has confirmed its two new mobile chip experts on the team, snagged from Apple and Qualcomm in recent weeks, after reports that the processor company was focusing on SoC-development to take a bite of the smartphone and tablet market. Charles Matar and Wayne Meretsky - who shift over from Qualcomm and Apple, respectively - had been revealed to have joined AMD's ranks earlier this week, though at the time the chip maker declined to detail their new responsibilities. Now, however, the cat is out the bag.
AVADirect, a company that specializes in custom-built computers, laptops, and server systems, has announced a world's first. Their new 2U four-way server system is the first of its kind to house four NVIDIA Tesla graphics cards. The company says that "never has the industry seen or utilized such a solution," until now.
Intel has introduced a new server-class processor today called the Atom processor S1200 product family. This is a new system on-chip family promising lower power levels and key features needed for server class processor such as error code correction. The processor supports 64-bit software and operating systems and virtualization technologies.
AMD has announced a new server-grade graphics card called the FirePro S10000 will. The graphics card is described as the industry's most powerful server graphics card and is designed specifically for HPC workloads in graphics intensive applications. AMD says the video card can exceed 1 Tflops of double-precision floating-point performance.