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December 3, 2013  10:46 AM

IBM roadmap coming to a fork in the road between software and hardware



Posted by: Ed Scannell
cloud computing, data center, IBM, mainframe, POWER7, RISC, SearchDataCenter.com, server consolidation

Over its 100-year history, IBM has reinvented itself numerous times to remain competitive in hot, emerging markets or, more rarely, just to survive and remain whole. The last reinvention 20 years ago addressed the second reason when IBM grew too fat and happy about 20 years ago, and missed a...

September 5, 2013  7:26 AM

The trouble with server efficiency and performance



Posted by: Erin Watkins
data center

The tradeoff between the high cost of better performance and the forward-thinking energy efficiency is something IT shops must ponder when deciding what servers to buy. As chips shrink and become more efficient through manufacturing, the costs to chipmakers go up and those costs are passed on to...


April 26, 2013  11:17 AM

IT surfaces from the back room to take the helm



Posted by: TomWalat
data center

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April 5, 2013  11:19 AM

Go thin or go home — that’s the graphene way



Posted by: Erin Watkins
data center, server consolidation

Some analysts estimate that Moore's Law  -- the ability of manufacturers to double the number of transistors on a chip every 18 months -- will end in


March 12, 2013  8:12 AM

Boston’s ARM servers aim to kick x86 AaaS



Posted by: Erin Watkins
data center

There's been a lot of bluster about ARM servers and how they'll upend the traditional x86 market when 64-bit ARM offerings come to market, but the fact remains that software designed on x86 servers does not readily translate to


February 27, 2013  8:16 AM

Is IBM finally going mobile?



Posted by: Erin Watkins
data center

IBM plans to work with Nokia Siemens Networks to make our smartphones more responsive. What does this mean for the data center? Well, we've learned about placing small data...

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February 25, 2013  12:32 PM

Not a Linux sysadmin? Maybe you should be



Posted by: Erin Watkins
data center

Linux jobs are in high demand for another year, and there are just not enough seasoned Linux admins to fill the spots available, according to The Linux Jobs Report from Dice.com and The Linux...


February 14, 2013  12:00 AM

Valentine’s Day? How about Hug a Data Center Engineer Day?



Posted by: Erin Watkins
data center

We often speak cavalierly about building new data centers and all that goes into them. But unless you've actually done it -- and I haven't -- it's easy to take all the effort and talent involved for granted. Just remember, without the data center architects, your smartphone would be decidedly less...


January 31, 2013  7:54 AM

Qualcomm enters 64-bit ARM chip fray



Posted by: Erin Watkins
data center

Chip manufacturing giant Qualcomm has listed job openings for ARMv8 engineers, which makes it the latest vendor to show interest in building 64-bit processors with ARM's latest design. Though Qualcomm is by no means the first to enter the 64-bit ARM server fray -- Calxeda, Marvell, Applied Micro...


January 3, 2013  12:51 PM

The petaflops of citizen science



Posted by: Erin Watkins
data center

It's hard work discovering the secrets of the universe, and now the Einstein@Home distributed computing project has broken the petaflop – the compute power of approximately 61 million iPad 2 processors – barrier in its quest to find pulsars and gravity waves. "But," you might say,...


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