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Intel doubles capacity of its data center SSD

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Intel doubles capacity of its data center SSD
  Intel today announced upgrades to its Solid-State Drive DC S3500 Series of products that now offer up to 1.6TB of capacity, double what the previous generation had.Intel also announced it has boosted the capacity of its M.2 form factor flash expansion card so that it can be used as a mass storage device and not simply a client boot drive.The new S3500 M.2 expansion card comes in 80GB, 120GB and 340GB models."We do have customers asking for higher capacity on drives and we were able to accommodate it," said David Ackerson, an Intel data center product line manager.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


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Facebook gives its server racks a Tesla touch
Matt Corddry, Facebook's director of hardware engineering, should be grateful to Tesla. Not because he drives one (he doesn't), but because the popularity of its electric cars could help Facebook take a little more cost out of running its data centers.Corddry runs Facebook's hardware engineering lab, which designs the cutting-edge servers, storage gear and other equipment that power its services. It shares those designs with the outside world through the Facebook-led Open Compute Project, and one of the technologies on his mind these days is lithium-ion batteries.Facebook has just started testing lithium-ion batteries as the backup power source for its server racks and plans to roll them out widely next year. Lithium-ion has been too expensive until now, Corddry says, but its use in electric cars has changed the economics. It's now more cost effective than the bulky, lead-acid batteries widely used in data centers today.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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IBM shares plans for supercomputing future
IBM plans to load future supercomputers with more co-processors and accelerators to increase computing speed and power efficiency.Supercomputers with this new architecture could be out within the next year. The aim is to boost data processing at the storage, memory and I/O levels, said Dave Turek, vice president of technical computing for OpenPower at IBM.That will help break down parallel computational tasks into small chunks, reducing the compute cycles required to solve problems. That's one way to overcome scaling and economic limitations of parallel computing that affect conventional computing models, Turek said.+ ALSO ON NETWORK WORLD Meet the fastest supercomputers in the world +To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


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Microsoft updates Windows 10, gets an earful from users about OneDrive changes
Microsoft yesterday rolled out the next update to its Windows 10 Technical Preview, just three weeks after the previous version arrived.But one change that Microsoft trumpeted -- an alteration to how OneDrive, the company's cloud-based storage service, synchronizes files -- got a big thumbs down from users.The update, tagged "Build 9879," followed the Oct. 21 release of Build 9860, which came 20 days after the initial Technical Preview.So far, Microsoft's cadence for Windows 10 has been faster than what analysts anticipate will be the practice when the new operating system publicly launches in mid-2015. Then, updates will ship as often as monthly for consumers, while businesses will be able to choose between that and two additional tempos that Gartner has tagged "near-consumer speed" and "long-term servicing." The former will roll up the "consumer-speed" updates every four to six months to versions that fast-acting enterprises will test and deploy, while the latter will remain feature- and UI-static for as long as two to three years, receiving only security updates.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Google launches fiber Internet for Kansas City's small businesses
Small businesses in selected neighborhoods in Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri now have the opportunity to get in on Google's fiber Internet service, the company announced today.The Google Fiber program had previously been limited to residential customers, and its expansion into the business market signifies the partial fulfillment of Google's long-standing plans to elevate a fiber-enabled Kansas City as a shining example of what very-high-speed Internet service can do for a metropolitan area.+ ALSO ON NETWORK WORLD: Obama's net neutrality proclamation won't help solve the problem + Intel doubles capacity of its data center SSD +To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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