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Microsoft's cool quantum computing plan embraces cryogenic memory

Microsoft and Rambus say standard DRAM won't cut it for the superfast quantum computers of the future

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Leaked NSA exploits plant a bull's-eye on Windows Server

A hacking group leaked spying tools that can target older versions of Windows

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It's time to dump Moore's Law to advance computing, researcher says

An end to Moore's Law will prompt chipmakers to think outside the box and pave the future of computing, suggests prominent computer scientist

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Nginx creates certified third-party module program

Third-party providers can add capabilities like security and device detection, and Nginx will certify that the modules work on the Nginx Plus server

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IBM adds cutting-edge GPUs to Bluemix on bare metal

The latest generation of Nvidia GPUs for machine learning and number crunching will be offered via IBM Bluemix, but only on bare metal and not more malleable VM types

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What is serverless computing?

In this animation, Network World explains some of the concepts of serverless computing, and how it represents the next phase of cloud computing for Internet of Things applications and products.

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The goal of a new machine

At Cebit, Hewlett Packard Enterprise is showing how it intends to reshape computing with The Machine

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Nginx JavaScript is ready for prime time

The Nginx Plus R12 server can be programmed using NginScript, a JavaScript-based tool

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Facebook, Microsoft target faster services with new AI server designs

Facebook's Big Basin and Microsoft's reworked Project Olympus have more space for GPUs to accelerate machine learning

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Like in PCs, Microsoft and ARM look to topple Intel in servers

Intel's TV marketing campaign says the company is driving 98 percent of the cloud. That statistic will come under attack with some chip and OS announcements on Wednesday.

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Microsoft's Windows Server OS runs on ARM, with help from Qualcomm

The companies will show Microsoft's Windows Server running on a server with a Qualcomm Centriq 2400 chip

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AMD hopes to break Intel server dominance with new 32-core Naples chip

The company could use a pricing advantage to take server chip market share from the dominant Intel

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Azure Stack preview reveals Microsoft's hybrid cloud vision

Azure Stack has many of the same features in Azure, but Microsoft's plan to create a winning hybrid cloud is as hardware-centric as it is software-powered

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Intel's Atom is underwhelming no more: New chip packs 16 cores

Intel's Atom was mostly known as a low-end chip for mobile devices that underperformed. That may not be the case anymore.

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Intel ships latest Itanium chip, called Kittson, but grim future looms

Intel's Itanium chip is hanging by a thread, and after more than three years, the company is now shipping the next and possibly final version of the processor, which is code-named Kittson.

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Intel researches tech to prepare for a future beyond today's PCs

Intel realizes there's a limit to Moore's Law and is already investing in technologies to drive computing beyond today's PCs and servers.

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Intel's new Xeon chip has 24 cores and sells for $8,898

The Xeon E7-8894 v4 is a monster server chip with 60MB of cache and a maximum clock frequency of 3.4GHz

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Flaw in Intel Atom chip could crash servers, networking gear

A flaw in an old Intel chip could crash servers and networking equipment, and the chip maker is working to fix the issue.

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