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IBM's new S822LC Linux Power server
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How Linux won without winning

You rarely see Linux when you boot your computer or turn on your smartphone, but the truth is Linux is everywhere

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Q&A: Why Syncsort introduced the mainframe to Hadoop

In an interview with IDGE, Josh Rogers and Lonne Jaffe of Syncsort explain how they plan to transform big iron and traditional data warehouse/analytics

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HP, Dell, Cisco maintain their dominance in enterprise hardware

HP and Dell are still server kings, but Cisco retains a lock on every other kind of enterprise hardware in a slow-moving market

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Look for Amazon's new homegrown chips in data centers, not Fire devices

Amazon subsidiary Annapurna Labs is now selling ARM chips to system makers

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10 things to worry about in 2016

Yes, it's the poignant sequel to last week's reprieve: a jolly list of worries to keep you up at night this holiday season

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HP Enterprise joins battle for the edge of IoT

HPE's Edgeline IoT Systems are gateways for working on data before it crosses a network

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HP Enterprise Synergy servers: Flexibility for the cloud, but at what cost?

The Synergy line of servers uses a new hardware-level API for composing private and hybrid clouds, but cheaper software-only solutions may be good enough

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HP Enterprise will maximize opportunities as Azure reseller

HP Enterprise's plan to be a Microsoft Azure reseller will leverage HP's sizable presence as an enterprise vendor, rather than as a creator

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Eight more years of leap-second problems loom as governments punt decision to 2023

A vote to abolish troublesome leap seconds blamed for crashing thousands of networks has been postponed

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RHEL 7.2 embraces containers

The newest version of RHEL uses containers for system management on top of running container workloads, but Red Hat hasn't forgotten about more conventional needs

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Server vendors tap ARM chips to give users alternative to Intel

ARM reaches beyond mobile stronghold to hit lucrative server market

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IBM teams up with Xilinx to take on Intel with Power chips

IBM has partnered with Xilinx to make its programmable chips work with IBM's Power processors

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Gene Amdahl, IBM mainframe architect then IBM competitor, has died

Amdahl was chief architect of several IBM mainframes before going on to found the mainframe company that bore his name

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Low-end servers get DDR4 memory

Dell and HPE are using a new form of DDR memory in low-end servers to enable small and medium-size businesses to run databases and other apps faster

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Is two better than one? Not for HP

The HP split is final, and both halves of the company struggle with the same problem: standing out in a me-too IT market

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Why client-server must die

Old models of computing always tend to linger too long, but client-server was based on a fallacy -- and needs to go away sooner rather than later

5 bitter truths about software-defined storage

Software-defined storage can deliver great agility and cost savings -- if you watch for these caveats

Larry Ellison speaks at Oracle's OpenWorld conference. Will he show up at Dreamforce?

Oracle just made its biggest Sparc announcement since buying Sun

The M7 is the first Sparc processor designed from the ground up by Oracle

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