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August 28, 2014
Enterprise IT shops can learn a lesson in big data processing from a computing infrastructure that supports Higgs-Boson researchers and crunches numbers from the Big Bang.
July 01, 2014
Whether it's an enterprise or a research cluster, data centers are running into hotspots -- and cooling them from the outside in or the inside out.
September 30, 2013
Next time you buy servers, raw clock speed won't matter as much as processor specialization, memory and software support, power draw or security.
July 23, 2013
IBM System X negotiations with Lenovo are happening though the two parties can't agree on price and it could take some time to reach an agreement.
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Optical interconnects turn server designs inside out. The use of silicon photonics will send optical signals on a long-distance journey without loss. Continue Reading
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The trend toward virtualized storage could have some shying away from blades when it comes time to purchase a new server. Continue Reading
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With virtualization expanding throughout the data center, server memory features are integral for efficiency. And it's not just ECC anymore. Continue Reading
A new generation of processors uses sophisticated combinations of techniques to prevent server failures in enterprise data centers. Continue Reading
Not every facility requires costly cooling upgrades after a server refresh. Use these tips to keep server rack density in line with cooling options. Continue Reading