Alternative to Top500 List In the Works

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A quiet movement to replace Linpack as the benchmark of choice for evaluating a supercomputer might mean that the Top500′s days are numbered. continue…

Can Vendor Salesmen Be Trusted to Tell You When to Buy New Parts?

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Customers typically swap out networking equipment every five years, whether they need to or not, a new survey finds. continue…

GM Data-Center Expansion Saves Crash Test Dummies

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GM estimated that simulating the crashes could save enormous amounts of cash over hurling physical cars (and test dummies) into walls. continue…

Dell Beefs Up Features to Run SAP

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Dell is now qualified to run the SAP Business Suite, which could mean big bucks for server makers. continue…

Data Centers as Art, Really?

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Xi3 unveils a flexible arrangement of its microservers that the company claims can be mounted as a sort of sculpture. continue…

Japan Planning Exascale Computer for 2020

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But can the country re-establish its supercomputing dominance? continue…

Fusion-io Co-Founders, CEO Jump Ship

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HP’s former CTO, Shane Robison, is being asked to right whatever’s wrong at Fusion-io. continue…

Look Out, Cisco: Open Compute Project Is Moving to Switches

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The next step for the Open Compute Project is a top-of-rack switch built entirely from the ground up. continue…

Syria’s Internet Goes Dark, Before Brightening Again

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Internet monitors watch as Syria’s Internet access goes down, only to return almost a day later. continue…

“Small Cells” May Offload Data to Ease Data Centers

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PMC Sierra’s CEO says that “small cell” cellular points are asking for flash memory. continue…