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IBM and HP continue their duel to be the favored enterprise server provider, but there are many other players - including Dell, Oracle, and Cisco. Meanwhile, public clouds and virtualization should keep the server market interesting.

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When Haswell met Xeon

Intel's new Xeon E5 v3 family of server and workstation CPUs, based on the 22nm Haswell architecture, runs the gamut from budget 6-core chips to an 18-core behemoth. We outline what's new and look at some...

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What we learned about Intel this week

What we learned about Intel this week

Intel's annual meeting with analysts this week didn’t answer all of my questions--detailed product roadmaps seem to be a thing of the past for chipmakers. But we did learn a lot about where Intel is headed.

published November 22, 2014 by

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Amazon Web Services wants to run your world

Amazon Web Services wants to run your world

The rapid growth of cloud services like AWS will have a big impact on hardware, in particular on servers and other gear in data centers, but also on how we use PCs and mobile devices. Here are my takeaways from re:Invent.

published November 19, 2014 by

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The tech behind the Bathurst 1000

The tech behind the Bathurst 1000

Each year, the V8 Supercars series converges on Mount Panorama for the endurance race known as the Bathurst 1000. ZDNet took a look at the tech behind the data used by the Symantec Nissan team to strategise the race.

published October 14, 2013 by

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Inside IBM's 300mm chip fab: Photos

Inside IBM's 300mm chip fab: Photos

IBM's 300mm chip fab in upstate New York turns out high-performance chips around the clock. ZDNet was invited to take a look inside, and learn about what the future holds for chip making.

published December 21, 2012 by

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CeBIT 2012 opens: photos

CeBIT 2012 opens: photos

Business-technology exhibition CeBIT 2012 kicked off today, bringing together a who's who of technology players. Many exhibitors appeared to be playing it safe, with booth babes absent from view. Instead, a few took BYO to heart, and brought their own trucks, caravans and bikes.

published May 21, 2012 by

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Technology and the Olympics: 2012 vs 1948

Technology and the Olympics: 2012 vs 1948

The 2012 London Olympics are approaching fast, and computer technology is absolutely critical to their success — unlike the last time the capital hosted the Games. Here is a tour of the Olympic Park and some of the back-end systems

published December 14, 2011 by

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Tech fail: show us your tech gremlins

Tech fail: show us your tech gremlins

There is rarely a day that goes by without someone relating a story of a technology fail. It can either be a spectacular visual breakdown, or just that sinking feeling when you realise you really did just delete that data. We show you some of our low tech moments in the hopes that you might share yours with us.

published October 31, 2011 by

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Installing a new supercomputer: timelapse

Last week, iVEC, a joint venture of the CSIRO and four Western Australian universities, oversaw the installation of the second portion of the Australian Government's $80 million supercomputer investment. The supercomputer will provide the grunt to process data for research projects such as the global Square Kilometre Array (SKA) initiative.

published January 22, 2012 by

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NetSuite CEO touts 'customizable' cloud

At the OnDemand conference in Palo Alto, Calif., NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson refutes the myth that customization is the Achilles' heel of cloud computing. He asserts that modification and adaptation are precisely how customers can gain productivity from the technology.

published April 22, 2010 by

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Dell PowerEdge R520 review

Dell PowerEdge R520 review

It's not the most powerful or scalable 2U server in Dell's PowerEdge range, but the R520 is still a quick, capable and affordable dual-socket platform that can be configured to handle a variety of both datacentre and distributed office workloads.

published September 18, 2012 by

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Windows Server 2012: RTM review

Windows Server 2012: RTM review

Microsoft is looking ahead to a future of private and public clouds, where information is everything, and users can access it however they want. Is Microsoft's latest server OS up to the job?

published September 13, 2012 by

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Dell PowerEdge T620 review

Dell PowerEdge T620 review

The tower equivalent of the rack-mounted R720, Dell's PowerEdge T620 sports the same processor, RAM and management options plus even more flexible storage. It's a powerful and versatile platform that can cope with everything from standard file and print duties through distributed branch office applications to private cloud deployment.

published September 7, 2012 by

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Windows Server 2012 Essentials: Beta preview

Windows Server 2012 Essentials: Beta preview

Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials was disappointing, but there's a lot to like in its successor, which provides a small file-and-print server with integrated systems management and backup tools that's ideal for a small business or a home office.

published July 31, 2012 by

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Dell PowerEdge T320

Dell PowerEdge T320

Dell has done a lot more than simply upgrade the PowerEdge T320 to the new Xeon E5-2400 processor. Memory and storage also get a huge boost, and there's optional iDRAC 7 management and an embedded hypervisor option, making this a real SME power platform.

published May 14, 2012 by

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Fujitsu Primergy RX300 S7

Fujitsu Primergy RX300 S7

A big step up from the previous S6 model, the seventh iteration of the RX300 majors on performance and capacity, and can be used to run a wide range of datacentre applications.

published April 30, 2012 by

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Dell PowerEdge R720

Dell PowerEdge R720

With its Xeon E5-2600 processors, extra memory, extra storage and enhanced management options, the PowerEdge R720 is a real powerhouse that hits the sweet spot when it comes to the 2P2U server market.

published April 19, 2012 by

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Fujitsu Primergy RX100 S7 Review

Fujitsu Primergy RX100 S7 Review

This is a well-built 1U server which, if correctly specified with the latest Xeon E3-1200 processor and other options, will have no problem living up to its positioning as an entry-level virtualisation platform.

published January 20, 2012 by

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HP ProLiant DL360 G7

HP ProLiant DL360 G7

The seventh generation of HP's compact ProLiant DL360 sees this best-selling 1U rack workhorse extensively revamped to extract even more in terms of scalability, availability and reliability.

published October 11, 2011 by

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OS X Lion Server

OS X Lion Server

OS X Server has long been a low-cost, straightforward option for small businesses, and this update adds support for iPads and iPhones. Other components have also benefitted from new features and facelifts.

published October 4, 2011 by

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Boston Fenway 1580-06

Boston Fenway 1580-06

A hugely capable 8-way server, the Fenway 1580-06 isn't for everyone, but for large-scale databases, transaction processing, server consolidation and cloud-based computing applications it's hard to match, with the bonus of GPU processing capabilities if needed.

published September 29, 2011 by

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