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Windows Server 8 becomes Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 8 becomes Windows Server 2012

Microsoft is hard at work on its next-generation Windows operating system for consumer PCs and for enterprise users. The company had been calling its enterprise server software Windows Server 8 since we first learned of the server operating system. Microsoft has now given its new server OS an official name.

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Fusion-io releases ioFX SSD card: 420GB for $2,495 [UPDATED]

Fusion-io releases ioFX SSD card: 420GB for $2,495 [UPDATED]

Typically if you want a high performance PCIe SSD based solution, you’re going to be paying ridiculous amounts of money. While Fusion-io’s new solution, the ioFX, is still expensive in the grand scheme of things, you’ll only need to sacrifice one body part instead of several. Fusion-io has driven the price down on this SSD flash card without sacrificing much in the way of performance.

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Utah Health Department discovers 750,000 additional stolen records

Utah Health Department discovers 750,000 additional stolen records

Yesterday, I mentioned that the Utah Department of Health had been the victim of a hack resulting in the loss of 181,604 Medicaid billing records. A significant amount of those records also resulted in the loss of patient Social Security numbers. Things have now been found to be much worse than originally thought with Utah officials finding hundreds of thousands of more records that were stolen.

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Utah Department of Health loses over 181k records in hack

Utah Department of Health loses over 181k records in hack

If you or someone you know in the state of Utah is on Medicaid or CHIP we have some bad news. Apparently, the Utah Department of Technology Services notified the Utah Department of Health that the server hosting Medicaid claims had been hacked. The extent of the damage was announced last week and Utah's Department of Health lost 181,604 personal information records.

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Samsung snatches AMD server specialists

Samsung snatches AMD server specialists

This week there's a bit more action on the Samsung side of things as the electronics giant hires several AMD server specialists. These hires likely point toward a new focus in Samsung's processor focus, with former AMD vice president and until-Friday general manager of their server chip business Patrick Patla being Samsung's latest hire. Recruits to Samsung over the past year include several AMD titans from across the gamut, with chips for servers appearing to be the next aim of Samsung's SoC business.

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AMD Opteron 3200 Series targets low-power servers

AMD Opteron 3200 Series targets low-power servers

AMD may not have a particularly large market share in the chip market, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t nipping away at Intel’s heels. One area they’re hoping to gain more ground in is the server and dedicated hosting market. Today AMD announced a new chip series specifically aimed for those applications, the Opteron 3200.

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Google leaves data center servers in the dark

Google leaves data center servers in the dark

It sounds like some folks at Google are starting to go a little nuts over security. Apparently, Google is building a new data center in Silicon Valley and is so paranoid about security that it is said to be forcing the geeks working on the servers to work in the dark. As long as folks at Google don't start urinating in jars with Howard Hughes-style levels of paranoia, I guess this is okay.

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Intel launches Xeon E5-2600 server chips for cloud computing

Intel launches Xeon E5-2600 server chips for cloud computing

Intel has launched its Xeon E5-2600 server chips, which are designed to tackle web-based cloud computing. This market is estimated to have an annual growth of 33 percent through 2015 thanks to the proliferation of mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, for accessing the internet or otherwise requiring internet connectivity for cloud-based services.

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AMD buys SeaMicro to enter cloud server business

AMD buys SeaMicro to enter cloud server business

Chip maker Advanced Micro Devices has announced today that it is buying server startup SeaMicro for $334 million in a bold and surprising move to bolster its server business against long-time rival Intel. AMD has failed to secure a spot in the mobile space and now hopes to double down on its server business with SeaMicro, which specializes in highly dense and power-efficient servers for large-scale cloud computing.

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Tilera TILE-Gx puts 36-core PC on a half-height PCIe card

Tilera TILE-Gx puts 36-core PC on a half-height PCIe card

Multicore processor specialist Tilera has returned with a new "manycore" offering, the 36 and 16-core TILE-Gx 64-bit processors, promising grunt in line with the top-spec chips from Intel and AMD yet with power demands more akin to ultraportable notebooks. According to Tilera, just one TILE-Gx36-based server can outperform a Xeon-based system, despite using only one-fifth the power and one-eighth the space of its Intel-based counterpart.

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