sTec will be acquired by HGST, which was bought out by Western Digital just over a year ago. sTec’s agreement to merge with HGST is considered a wise decision since the company already sells the ULTRASTAR enterprise SSD line. Currently there are no SSDs under the Western Digital brand name. sTec specializes with solid-state drives
Once again more NSA leaks have been revealed by Edward Snowden, and this time he has presented material that purportedly shows that the NSA has directly hacked into China’s Tsinghua University. This University, which is located in Beijing, is highly regarded as Mainland China’s top tier of higher education, and has been a top priority
A recent publication found in the Nature Publishing Group’s Nature Photonics, suggests that the same principle behind noise-canceling headphones could be used to boost the speed of fiber optic data. Researchers working at Bell Laboratories in New Jersey claim they have demonstrated speeds of 400Gps.
Netgear has launched its latest network-attached storage (NAS) products, featuring a new operating system, revamped hardware design, and improved data security.
Intel has just unveiled their redesign of the server rack, regrouping the components in order to increase their operational efficiency
Too bad that Intel is having no significant competition on the server/workstation front, so no need to rush either – the Ivy Bridge based Xeon E5 and E7 processors are finally rolling out towards the end this year, but with more cores than originally expected. Meanwhile, the Xeon Phi MIC/co-processor/accelerator gets segmented into more SKUs
Google just revealed for the first time how many ‘National Security Letters’ (NSLs) they are getting from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. These NSL requests are now part of Google’s Transparency Report, which is publicly available online.
Facebook is building a huge cold storage data centre in Prineville, Oregon to house old and unpopular photos and messages, an effort to cut energy costs as more people flood the social network with content.
Italy’s newest and fastest supercomputer, nicknamed Eurora, set the world record this week for energy efficiency, maintaining 3150 megaflops per watt of performance.
Fusion-io will soon be helping Facebook move over to flash-based technology to help speed up their data centers.
Sometimes in the next 18 months, Intel will power the world's most powerful supercomputer. Consisted out of approximately 100,000 Ivy Bridge-EP based Xeon E5's and 100,000 Xeon Phi boards (Knights Landing), the Chinese supercomputer should be the world's most powerful, reaching no less than 100 PFLOPS of compute power.
Dell has recently acquired Credant Technologies as part of their expansion plan of moving beyond the hardware business and more into services and management.
AMD continues to fight to keep its footing in the server market with new series of mid-range server processors. The Opteron 4300 and 3300 lines hit stores!
Cisco Systems Inc. is offering over 1 billion dollars and other special incentives to acquire a privately owned cloud networking company called Meraki Inc.
AMD is finally becoming more aggressive in their bid to win the lucrative HPC share, which is set to explode with this week's SC'12 supercomputing conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The future of much criticized Intel Itanium processor is often blurry. In fact, it was even a matter of recent court spat between ORACLE and HP, where ORACLE wanted to abandon Itanium altogether. Thus, Intel is making a strategic move to ensure the future of this niche product line.
Without much fanfare (or pre-release product briefings), AMD has released its new Opteron processors previously known as "Abu Dhabi". At the same time, two executives added to the exodus by leaving the company.
At the ARM TechCon which is being held in Santa Clara, CA the company introduced its first processors based on 64-bit ARMv8 architecture. Under the name Cortex-A53 and -A57, the company plans to usher itself into the microserver era, where it won't face competition from Intel until 2016.
One of questions often asked by our readers is how projects get their codenames. In our discussions with Intel representatives during the event held at Texas Advanced Computing Center, we learned how "Larrabee-reborn" got its name.
Nvidia is preparing to unveil its highest end Kepler at the SC'12, but a lot of details were hidden from the public… until now. Thanks to CADnetworks' premature specifications, we learned everything that was missing.