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Intel announces the world’s first 6-watt server-class processor

Intel announces the world’s first 6-watt server-class processor

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.

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AMD unveils new FirePro S10000 server graphics card

AMD unveils new FirePro S10000 server graphics card

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.

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AMD Opteron 6300 Series slots a 16-core Piledriver in your server rack

AMD Opteron 6300 Series slots a 16-core Piledriver in your server rack

AMD has launched its latest next-gen Opteron 6300 Series processors, aiming to power the server you buy tomorrow, and the more mainstream branch of its twin enterprise chip strategy. The new chips - which promise up to 24-percent higher performance versus the Opteron 6200 processors the new range replaces - use AMD's Piledriver core technology for reduced power consumption: that means cooler, faster servers that are cheaper to run.

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AMD to develop 64-bit ARM processors for servers

AMD to develop 64-bit ARM processors for servers

AMD has unveiled its plans to produce 64-bit ARM-based processors for servers, stating that it will be the first company providing x86 and 64-bit ARM solutions. This move aims to satisfy the ever-increasing demand for more energy-efficient 64-bit server processors. The first 64-bit ARM-based processor will be an AMD Opteron, and is slated for production in 2014.

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Reddit, Netflix, Flipboard taken down in Amazon cloud failure [UPDATES]

Reddit, Netflix, Flipboard taken down in Amazon cloud failure [UPDATES]

This Monday it became apparent that Amazon's cloud services were knocked out in several sectors, this resulting in downtime for major websites and environments such as Reddit, Github, Minecraft, and Flipboard. Amazon has previously had similar events to these happen to their servers, with overheating and automatic shutdowns being blamed in those cases - now we've not quite got an official statement from the company even after a significant chunk of the day has passed. In other words - Reddit is down, it's not just you.

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Calxeda announces plans to use 64-bit ARM chips in 2014

Calxeda announces plans to use 64-bit ARM chips in 2014

Calxeda, which claims to be the first company that implemented ARM processors in servers, has announced its plans to use 64-bit ARM chips in its servers by 2014. The server start-up company detailed its roadmap, which outlines plans for two new generations of hardware built on its own version of 64-bit and 32-bit ARM processors.

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Google opens data centers for a virtual tour

Google opens data centers for a virtual tour

Google has thrown open the virtual doors to its data centers, adding behind-the-scenes views of the sprawling, server-filled warehouses in a new "Where the Internet lives" feature. "Our first priority is the privacy and security of your data, and we go to great lengths to protect it, keeping our sites under close guard" the search giant says, but still allowed photographer Connie Zhou to wander the aisles snapping the hardware and the people responsible for it.

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Synology DiskStation DS213+ 2-bay NAS goes big for small businesses

Synology DiskStation DS213+ 2-bay NAS goes big for small businesses

The next NAS has been revealed by Synology with the DiskStation DS213+, a 2-bay device with full-featured storage for businesses both medium and small. This device is "the first 2013 model" as they say, bringing on a dual-core 1.067 GHz processor to make both reading and writing take on the next generation of file sharing. This device also employs a brand new System Hibernation mode for major reductions in power consumption.

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Cut fiber-optic cables put Wikipedia offline last night

Cut fiber-optic cables put Wikipedia offline last night

Wikipedia has been around for a long time been and is one of the most popular places for people to learn about all sorts of subject matters. While the content is suspect at times, Wikipedia is generally a friend of students and anyone else searching out information on a particular topic. Last night Wikipedia was off-line for several hours, and the reason for the outage is now known.

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Quad GeForce GTX 690 server scoffs at your parallel processing needs

Quad GeForce GTX 690 server scoffs at your parallel processing needs

NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 690 has already won the hearts and minds of many gamers, with its potent combination of twin Kepler cores, but how about using it for a compact GPU compute rig? That's just what custom PC system maker AVADirect decided to try, opting for not just one GTX 690 but a four card rig squeezed into a standard 2U server.

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Windows Server 2012 set for just four iterations

Windows Server 2012 set for just four iterations

This time around, Microsoft is not about to get messy with the massive amount of version of their IT-aimed Windows Server software they've had in the past. Where back in 2008, Window Server had twelve, count them, twelve versions of Server 2008 R2, this version focusing on just four different groups which its editions will be ideal for. These versions include Datacenter, Standard, Essentials, and Foundation, and will be spattered across businesses across the IT landscape before the year is done and over with - will you be jumping aboard?

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Google Compute Engine challenges Amazon with thousands of cores

Google Compute Engine challenges Amazon with thousands of cores

Google has launched Google Compute Engine, an Amazon EC2 rivaling infrastructure-as-a-service that "just works" for scalable virtual machines. App Engine powers over 1m active applications each day, Urs Holze, Google Senior VP of infrastructure, said during the Google IO keynote today, and now developers will be able to harness the power of the search giant's server farm themselves.

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