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  • Intel vs. ARM: Two titans' tangled fate

    Intel has barely made a dent in the mobile market, while ARM has been wildly successful. Does that spell doom for Intel -- or is ARM's triumph overblown?

  • The last days of Unix?

    Unix, the core server operating system in enterprise networks for decades, now finds itself in a slow, inexorable decline. IDC predicts that Unix server revenue will slide from $10.2 billion in 2012 to $8.7 billion in 2017, and Gartner sees Unix market share slipping from 16% in 2012 to 9% in 2017.

  • Intel Data Centre CTO: Moore's Law is far from over

    Moore's Law will continue to be a viable business proposition for many years to come, because when it is no longer possible to scale in two dimensions, chip manufacturers will simply grow in the third dimension, according to Steve Pawlowski, CTO of Intel's Digital Enterprise Group.

  • Top Windows 8 features IT admins should be aware of

    Upgrades, system migration, support headaches; IT folks are probably dreading the next major Windows roll-out. Yet Windows 8, which is scheduled to move to the beta stage in late February and will likely launch in the autumn, does offer several compelling new features for both IT and end users.

  • Intel Itanium at a crossroads

    Intel reaffirmed its commitment to developing the Itanium processor, but also said it wants to grab market share with Xeon server chips in high-performance computing, where Itanium also plays.

  • How virtual servers make the cloud more elastic

    Q&A: The founder of ScaleMP explains the differences between scaling out and scaling up with virtualisation in the cloud.

  • Can HP shake up the high-end server business?

    The mid- to high-end Unix server market is due for a bit of a shake-up with a new HP server due -- but will it change anything?

  • Q&A: Power chip inventor speaks out

    We recently travelled to Rochester and spoke to Frank Soltis, chief scientist at IBM's iSeries server division. He spoke to us about the Power chip's birth, its design, and the future.

  • Is Intel victorious?

    As far back as the late 1980s, chip pundits have predicted the demise of x86. But today, x86 rules the desktop and server room, while the RISC challenge has faded. Is this the start of the x86's total domination?

  • Soul of a new standard server

    Sun co-founder Andy Bechtolsheim is in charge of its new Galaxy server products. He talks about Galaxy's design, Sun's server strategy, CPU architectures, virtualisation, and the future of SPARC.





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