Intel.. Taking Security to the Silicon Level

When it comes to digital security, the past year or so has delivered multiple lessons with a single conclusion: that whatever people, including individual consumers to business organizations to the IT vendors who serve them, have done or are doing regarding IT security, it isn’t enough. Taken in total, the situation may appear hopeless, but it sets the scene for the new silicon-level security technologies and initiatives that Intel...

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HPE: Smaller Is Better
Nov09

HPE: Smaller Is Better

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has been pushing a smaller-is-better strategy for the last few years, spinning off PCs and printers, services and software, and now it looks like it’s applied that strategy to its mission-critical server line. Superdome Flex, the follow-up to Superdome X, the server family that started the company’s RISC-averse transition from Itanium to Xeon, opens up a $6-8 billion market that HPE wasn’t able to...

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Fallout From The HP/Intel HPC Alliance?
Jul14

Fallout From The HP/Intel HPC Alliance?

HP has announced a High Performance Computing alliance with Intel to expand HPC in the enterprise. That’s good news for the dominant HPC and chip vendors, but one has to wonder how Intel’s other HPC OEMs, especially Dell and Lenovo, will react. While a wholesale movement to alternative processors like ARM and Power 8 (IBM) is doubtful, it would be logical for the competition to seek ways to level the HPC playing field....

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IBM/SAP Ink HANA Cloud Partnership

IBM and SAP announced a new premier partnership that aims to help customers quickly and securely run business-critical applications in the cloud. The SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud is immediately available as a service via IBM’s 40 cloud data centers and will eventually expand into every major global market. According to the two companies, the new service demonstrates their relative strengths: -SAP brings the power of real-time analytics...

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IDF 2014: The Four “A’s” of Industry Standard DC Computing

Last week, while most of the world was mooning over the latest revolutionary iPhone launch extravaganza in Cupertino, a different sort of revolution was taking place in San Francisco at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) 2014. Amidst a host of other new and/or improved products and initiatives, Intel introduced the newest addition to its Xeon processor line for servers, storage, networking and workstations—the E5-2600/1600 v3 families...

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