Jack Clark

Currently a reporter for ZDNet UK, I previously worked as a technology researcher and reporter for a London-based news agency.

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Intel names Centerton successor: Avoton

The successor to Intel's low-power Atom-based Centerton processor will be named Avoton.The codename will be revealed publicly on Wednesday, said Jason Waxman, head of cloud infrastructure for Intel.

June 20, 2012 by Jack Clark

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Intel: Home-grown chip strategy could make China miss out

Intel has said China's attempts to develop its own processor technologies could mean it cuts itself off from gaining access to the best technology around.Intel's Rajeeb Hazra has questioned China's determination to develop its own processor technologies.

June 19, 2012 by Jack Clark

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Dell pushes Fluid File System with updated NAS boxes

Dell has updated its storage portfolio to include support for its Fluid File System.By bringing the Fluid File System to the Dell Compellent FS8600 NAS on Tuesday, the company has given enterprise users the ability to manage block and file storage via the same system across all three of its key storage lines — Compellent, EqualLogic and PowerVault.

June 13, 2012 by Jack Clark

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Microsoft: Azure PaaS tech could be given away for free

Microsoft has an "ambition" to make some of Windows Azure's platform-as-a-service components free, after the IT giant announced sweeping changes to the service that ratcheted up its competition with Amazon Web Services.On Tuesday Microsoft's general manager for Windows Azure, Bill Hilf, told ZDNet UK that the company is contemplating making some of Azure's PaaS features free in an attempt to spur developer adoption.

June 12, 2012 by Jack Clark

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Peer1 powers up UK-based GPU cloud

Peer1 Hosting has launched a GPU-backed cloud service designed for high performance computing workloads.The HPC Self Serve Cloud became available to buy on Tuesday, Peer1 announced at the Cloud Computing World Forum in London.

June 12, 2012 by Jack Clark

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Fusion-io takes fresh server scalp with Cisco deal

Upstart PCIe-flash card maker Fusion-io has notched up another victory with the announcement of an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) relationship with Cisco.Cisco's UCS B-Series blade servers are set to get Fusion-io ioMemory 2 cards built into them, according to the announcement, which was made on Monday night.

June 12, 2012 by Jack Clark

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HP Discover: Whitman goes to war

HP chief Meg Whitman hopes to draw together the various strands of her IT multinational and focus on services for individual customers, as she leads the troubled company into a war that will see it take on incumbents in cloud computing, databases and storage.

June 5, 2012 by Jack Clark

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EMC: HP's 'ridiculous' 100TB dedupe claim is bogus

HP's claims that it has "leapfrogged" EMC by deduplicating data at more than three times the rate of its fastest system have been vigorously disputed by EMC.EMC said HP's decision was "puzzling", and argued the comparison was not fair because HP's claim was for four hardware systems working on four storage pools compared to EMC's figures for one system and one pool.

June 4, 2012 by Jack Clark

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