Microsoft is porting its server-side .NET stack to Linux and Mac OS X, and is making more of that stack available as open source.
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Lenovo believes the company still has a place in the PC market, and says the acquisition of IBM's x86 server business will play a role in helping it grow in that space.
IBM's M5 portfolio revolves around rack and tower, blade, dense and integrated systems.
The new chips bring high performance and integrated security with enterprise-class error-correction code memory support, dual- and quad-core variants, and a discrete-class GPU and I/O controller on the same die.
AMD Opteron X-Series APUs running Fedora Linux are an important development for companies looking to transition to x86 APU servers but who don't want to introduce new tools and software platforms into the IT environments.
All regions saw vendor revenue decline in the fourth quarter except for Asia-Pacific which managed to eke out a tiny 0.6 percent improvement.
IBM could wriggle out of semiconductor manufacturing after several challenging quarters for its hardware business.
With this full release of 11.5 for Linux and Windows, and with an alpha version of 11.1 demonstrated running on OS X in April 2013, EditShare is finally starting to make good on its promise to deliver Lightworks as a cross-platform, professional-level, video editor.
The key question is whether customers will stay with System x systems or make future purchases from others.
Lenovo has agreed to acquire IBM's low-end server business for $2.3bn in a move that will see 7,500 Big Blue staff move to the Chinese company.
Different workloads exercise different system components in different ways. The wrong mix of capabilities might make a specific system configuration perform badly even though it might have very powerful processors or extremely large memory capacity.
Big Blue's so called X6 Architecture is designed to boost performance of x86 servers so they can better handle workloads such as big data analytics. virtualization and enterprise resource planning.
The Darling project, an attempt to allow OS X apps to run on Linux operating systems, releases a new to-do list for developers who want to help out with the ambitious project.
KVM, the long a popular x86 Linux virtualization technology, will appear in IBM's Power architecture in 2014.
Don't want to dual-boot your Mac or Linux PC to run one or two Windows apps? Don't want to install a full virtual operating system for them? CodeWeaver's latest version of CrossOver 12.5 may be just what you want.
A project is aiming to build a Wine-like compatibility layer for Linux operating systems that would allow them to run OS X applications.
Linux has its own built-in hypervisor, KVM, for x86 virtualization, and now IBM is porting it to its Power architecture.
The new x86 server infrastructure essentially combines Dell hardware with Oracle software.
Server sales fell in the vast majority of geographical markets during the first quarter of 2013, but Dell still managed to boost the number of units it shipped.
The new computer should outmuscle Android consoles using mobile chips, and may be able to run the Linux version of Steambox.
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