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  • Intel tweaks Hadoop for Xeon processors

    Intel has released its own Hadoop distribution in a move intended to accelerate adoption of the Big Data platform while ensuring more of those workloads run on Intel's own Xeon processors.

  • Intel releases Hadoop software tuned for its own chips

    Intel has released its own Hadoop distribution in a move intended to accelerate adoption of the big data platform while ensuring more of those workloads run on Intel's own Xeon processors.

  • Cisco and Microsoft cooperate on products for Windows Server 8

    Windows Server 8 looks promising enough that Cisco it is queuing up two new products designed to extend its network controls to Hyper-V virtual environments when Microsoft releases Windows Server 8 sometime next year.

  • IEEE and IETF split over data centre network standards

    The industry appears deeply fractured over the best approach to data centre networks, with some vendors backing the IETF's TRILL, some backing the IEEE's SPB, others offering proprietary protocols and still others advocating a combination of approaches.

  • Ethernet vendor Myricom expands beyond HPC market

    Myricom, a pioneer in high performance computing that has shifted its focus to more mainstream networking applications in recent years, has named co-founder Nan Boden as its new president and CEO.

  • Engineers demand price drop for 100G ethernet

    Though demand for 40G and 100G Ethernet is on the rise, prices need to come down to earth before mainstream adoption can occur, experts at an Ethernet conference said here this week.

  • Emulex touts do-it-all 10Gig Ethernet card

    Storage networking specialist Emulex wants to recast itself as a data centre networking specialist, via a push into converged 10Gig Ethernet. It claimed that its latest 10Gbit/s converged network adapter (CNA) does just about everything a physical or virtual server might need.

  • Mellanox woos data centres with 40Gbits/s Infiniband

    InfiniBand stalwart Mellanox wants data centres to adopt 40Gbits/s InfiniBand as their primary high-speed converged network fabric.

  • Gig card adds encryption and compression

    A Gigabit Ethernet card that includes built-in data compression and encryption could be ideal for IP-based storage applications such as remote backup and data replication, its developer Hifn has claimed.

  • Rackable prods new server at enterprises

    Rackable Systems, best known for providing servers to large Internet companies, is aiming for a bigger slice of the enterprise market with its new C2005 server.

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  • The reality of virtual servers

    Although it may seem like magic, server virtualisation is real, and it's giving admins unprecedented control over enterprise data centres.

  • AV software is killing PC performance

    Enter the VOLE - an answer to the problem of PCs using valuable processor cycles running anti-virus software.

  • Mesh networks go to work

    Meshes are self-routing peer-to-peer wireless networks. From providing rural broadband connectivity, they are now moving into the corporate space, for campus and in-building WLAN coverage.

  • What's afoot with TOE?

    Software is much slower than hardware and that could lead to a bottleneck. Fortunately, TOE can make life easier.

  • Taking iSCSI further than before

    With continuous backup seems to created a new genre of networked storage. Can it go further?

  • Storage guru Clark looks to tone down message

    The death of Fibre Channel SANs has been greatly exaggerated. But Nishan Systems' Tom Clark thinks that the technology is going through a period of evolution - at least until iSCSI makes its presence felt.

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