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Ready-made Microsoft Windows zero-day?

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.

January 18, 2012 by

Intel to 'Atomize' 3D transistor tech

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.

May 5, 2011 by

Calxeda touts 480-core ARM server

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.

March 14, 2011 by

ARM takes up server chip design

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.

May 6, 2010 by

IBM's new eX5 server design: can you cope?

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.

March 4, 2010 by

SQL Server 2008 R2 gets an official due date

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.

November 30, 2009 by

Design specs on the president's helicopter found on Iranian systems; leaked via P2P

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.

March 1, 2009 by

Server Virtualization Design Module for Lanamark Suite

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.

February 16, 2009 by

Asus TS500-E5 tower server

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.

October 6, 2008 by

Expert: SOA vulnerable to DNS security flaw, too

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.

August 6, 2008 by

Not just hot air: Some details on Dell's server thermal design

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.

March 24, 2008 by

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