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AMD announced their ARM server SoC plans at the end of 2012. At the beginning of 2014, AMD was ready "to accelerate the ARM Server Ecosystem with the first ARM-based server SoC" with a development kit. Around March 2014, the A1100 SoCs started sampling. But the quad core dev kits were not only expensive ($3000!), they also had quite a bit of teething problems as performance did not meet expectations, some of the peripheral hardware did not work properly and the software ecosystem was far from ready. We were expecting to see Opteron A1100 based servers at the end of 2014, but instead we got more than a year of almost complete silence. Frustratingly long for anyone who was hoping that AMD...

Bulldozer for Servers: Testing AMD's "Interlagos" Opteron 6200 Series

Last month, AMD launched their Bulldozer architecture on desktops, and the result was rather underwhelming; however, there are plenty of indications that Bulldozer simply wasn't architected to excel at...

113 by Johan De Gelas on 11/15/2011

Facebook's "Open Compute" Server tested

Facebook had 22 Million active users in the middle of 2007; fast forward to 2011 and the site now has 800 Million active users, with 400 million of them...

63 by Johan De Gelas on 11/3/2011

iCloud, iOS 5, iTunes 10.5, and OS X 10.7.2 Released

In accordance with last week's keynote, Apple users have some downloading to do: iOS 5, iTunes 10.5, and Mac OS X 10.7.2 have all been released. These updates collectively...

18 by Andrew Cunningham on 10/12/2011

Canonical Releases Windows Client for Ubuntu One Cloud Storage Service

Ubuntu One, the cloud storage service available for Ubuntu versions 9.04 and higher, now has an official Windows client. Previously available as a beta, Ubuntu One for Windows gives...

10 by Andrew Cunningham on 9/30/2011

Rendering and HPC Benchmark Session Using Our Best Servers

Each time we publish a new server platform review, several of our readers inquire about HPC and rendering benchmarks. We're always willing to accommodate reasonable requests, so we're going...

52 by Johan De Gelas on 9/30/2011

Hybrid Cloud Computing gets real

Public Cloud Computing services are growing fast despite the fact that a lot of people do not fully trust them. Just look at the number of launched Amazon EC2...

24 by Johan De Gelas on 9/18/2011

OnLive Now Streaming Game Demos on GameSpot

GameSpot unveiled a new feature today: free streaming game demos courtesy of OnLive. Demos courtesy of the cloud gaming service are integrated right into GameSpot’s game profiles, alongside reviews...

7 by Craig Getting on 8/30/2011

Google Bolsters Music Beta With New Magnifier Blog

Google Music Beta, the search giant’s music streaming service, launched earlier this summer to tepid reviews before drifting into the background after the much-ballyhooed release of Spotify in the...

12 by Craig Getting on 8/19/2011

Amazon Releases HTML 5 Kindle Web App

Well, this could be interesting. Amazon yesterday announced the availability of its new Kindle Cloud Reader, an HTML 5 web app designed to let you read your Kindle books on...

17 by Andrew Cunningham on 8/11/2011

Spotify Has 1.4 Million Users in the US, 175,000 Who Pay

As you may recall, streaming music service Spotify leaped across the pond to American users last month with the blessing of the major music labels. For those of you...

13 by Andrew Cunningham on 8/9/2011

Ask the Experts, Enterprise & Cloud Computing: Answers part 2

Last year we ran a little series called Ask the Experts where you all wrote in your virtualization related questions and we got them answered by experts at Intel...

9 by Johan De Gelas on 7/29/2011

Ask the Experts: Enterprise & Cloud Computing Questions Answered, Part 1

Last year we ran a little series called Ask the Experts where you all wrote in your virtualization related questions and we got them answered by experts at Intel...

14 by Johan De Gelas on 7/28/2011

Details on AMD Bulldozer: Opterons to Feature Configurable TDP

AMD’s new Bulldozer-based CPUs are just around the corner. AMD has said the release of Zambezi CPUs will happen in Q3, which means any time from now. The latest...

62 by Johan De Gelas & Kristian Vättö on 7/15/2011

WWDC 2011: iCloud

We've already talked about Lion and iOS 5, Apple's other WWDC topics, and both look like worthwhile extensions of existing products, but Apple squeezed its most interesting announcement in...

46 by Andrew Cunningham on 6/6/2011

Infrastructure as a Service: Benchmarking Cloud Computing

Many feel that cloud computing is just old wine in new bottles, but Infrastructure as a Service, the foundation of cloud computing, is a very interesting evolution of the...

28 by Johan De Gelas on 6/2/2011

Westmere-EX: Intel's Flagship Benchmarked

A month ago, Intel introduced its newest quad Xeon E7 series, the successor of the Xeon 7500. We gave you an overview of the Xeon's E7 lineup, but we...

62 by Johan De Gelas on 5/19/2011

Westmere-EX: Intel Improves their Xeon Flagship

Yesterday, Intel announced that their flagship server processor, the Xeon Nehalem-EX, is being succeeded by the Xeon Westmere-EX, a process-shrinking " tick" in Intel's terminology. By shrinking Intel's largest...

33 by Johan De Gelas on 4/6/2011

Ask the experts: Cloud Computing Questions Answered

Last year we ran a little series called Ask the Experts where you all wrote in your virtualization related questions and we got them answered by experts at Intel...

40 by Johan De Gelas on 3/28/2011

Ask the Experts: Virtualization & Cloud Computing Questions Answered

Last year we ran a little series called Ask the Experts where you all wrote in your virtualization related questions and we got them answered by experts at Intel...

56 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/17/2011

Cebit 2011: Some Quick Server Related Impressions

We can not say that we are dazzled by the amount of new products at CeBIT. Most demonstrations we saw and documentation we found of the tier-one OEMs were...

18 by Johan De Gelas on 3/14/2011

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