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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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Higher voltage means lower memory performance, right? Not anymore. On today's DIMMs, more is better. Continue Reading
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