Facebook's open hardware chief Frank Frankovsky on why it won't go back to traditional mass market servers and how open sourcing datacentre design is helping it build more efficient and reliable server farms.
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The low-power Gemini server takes many design cues from the open source hardware designs popularised by Facebook through the Open Compute Project, and sees HP acknowledge the tricky position its cloud business is in
A design issue could allow organizations with access to powerful computers to launch an attack against MD5 to escalate rights on fully patched computers running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008.
Aside from targeting traditional server and client device markets, chipmaker will scale new 3D design architecture to Atom line, says exec who disputes claims that ARM is lower powered than x86 processors.
Smarter design will also free up space in server rooms...
Start-up chip designer Calxeda is developing a low-powered ARM server that can consume as little as 5W per server node, according to an analyst.The server will use a system-on-a-chip (SoC) design to create a 2U server with as many as 480 cores, Forrester analyst Richard Fichera said on his blog on Friday.
Dell will do custom server work---including complete new design prototypes---for innovative cloud business models as a way to innovate and learn from startups. Ultimately, these learnings should make it to the enterprise.
IBM will unveil a new hybrid mainframe design that aims to cut data center sprawl and be a bridge to other server systems. IBM's effort is the latest entry in the next generation data center sweepstakes.
The project will look at using the Cortex-A9 chip and 3D chip packaging to design an energy-efficient server for delivering cloud services to mobile devices.
The project will look at using the Cortex-A9 chip and 3D chip packaging to design an energy-efficient server for delivering cloud services to mobile devices
Combining the latest Intel XEON processors with new generation NVIDIA GPUs gives IBM an out-of-the-box hybrid computing solution for HPC with a server design that meets the needs of the green datacenter.
The processor architecture firm has several trials underway for testing ARM-based server chips, but it warns any commercial release will be years away
ARM is running one of its Web sites on a cluster of ARM-based chips, part of a handful of experiments to test out the viability of using its chip architecture in servers.
So IBM, inventor of the PC, with Tuesday's launch of the eX5 range, has finally decided that it's moving its nominally PC-based servers one more step away from the standard x86 PC architecture. In doing so, it has put clear blue water between it and the rest of the x86 server market, a gap that was narrowing as other players gained share through economies of scale.
Speaking of roadmaps, Microsoft (either "by design" or by mistake) has provided a due date for SQL Server 2008 R2, the next version of its database. Up until recently, the Softies have been saying SQL Server 2008 R2 would be a "first half" 2010 product. But in a new benchmark report, that date gets more specific.
Design specs on the President's helicopter, Marine One, have been found on an Iranian server, according to a security firm that gathers intelligence on peer-to-peer networks.According to P2P intelligence firm Tiversa, a soon-to-be-ex-employee of a Bethesda-based military contractor installed a P2P app on their cleared desktop and leaked out the design specs for the helicopter that carries the President from the White House to Air Force One.
Lanamark's CEO, Mark Angelo, and I exchanged a number of messages about the Server Virtualization design module for the company's Lanamark Suite. If you're not sure what this company does, please see Lanamark Virtualization Services Software and Lanamark Vready.
Asus' TS500 offers reliability, speed and efficiency at a low price for a mid-range tower server. However, case design is not ideal, and the system strangely requires a PS2 keyboard and mouse.
This just in from the Black Hat security confab currently taking place in Las Vegas: Dan Kaminsky, a well-known IT security researcher, disclosed his findings around the Domain Name Server flaw (or DNS cache poisoning vulnerability), and where it can bite. Tim Wilson of Dark Reading reported on Kaminsky's presentation, who said the flaw enables attackers "to exploit the DNS design to quickly guess the transaction ID of an address query and potentially re-route the user to an unexpected domain.
It takes a whole lot more than just a new multi-core microprocessor or even whiz-bang virtualization technology to create a greener server. A few weeks back, I wondered out loud exactly why Dell's latest PowerEdge M-Series blades were getting so much notice as a green option -- after having several interview subjects mention the company, unprompted, as an innovator in green hardware design.
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