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SeaMicro Powers Massive LAN Party on Wheels

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The Firefall Mobile Gaming Unit (MGU) is a 48-foot bus packed with 20 high-end AMD gaming stations, which can support LANs of up to 3,000 people and connect gamers from any location to millions of others around the world. It’s an achievement that requires packing a lot of server power into a small space – in this case, with an AMD SeaMicro server.. Read More

Baidu Deploys Marvell ARM-Based Cloud Server

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There’s been lots of buzz about adapting the ARM chips that power iPhones and iPads into servers, but few examples of these processors being used in production. Here’s one: Marvell (MRVL) said this week that its chipset is included in the first commercial deployment of ARM-based servers at Chinese search engine… Read More

HP Strengthens BladeSystem Converged Infrastructure

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HP announced significant enhancements to its BladeSystem c-Class portfolio, with three new components, including the BladeSystem c7000 Platinum enclosure, a new HP ProLiant WS460c Generation 8 Server blade and major enhancements to its HP Virtual Connect product family. Read More

Tilera Targets Data Bottlenecks With 72-Core Chip

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Tilera continues to develop new many-core processors built for the massive data processing needs of “hyper-connected” technology companies. Tilera’s newest offering is the GX-72, which boosts the number of cores it can harness to address bottlenecks in networks and applications. Read More

Livestream Scales With AMD SeaMicro Server

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Event streaming provider Livestream has deployed AMD’s SeaMicro SM15000 server with SeaMicro Freedom fabric storage as the core platform to provide live video and collaboration services. Livestream said the SM15000 will double its computing density while reducing power consumption. Read More

Hyve Brings Facebook’s Servers to Your Racks

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Hyve Solutions is developing products based on Open Compute designs, so that other companies can begin to take advantage of some of the latest innovations in open hardware. At the recent Open Compute Summit in Santa Clara, the Hyve team gave DCK a look at its latest hardware. Read More

Open Compute: Momentum Builds for Open Hardware

At the Open Compute Summit 2013, Facebook's hardware guru, Frank Frankovsky, displays a board showing common sockets, compliant with the Open Compute Common Slot Specification. It is affectionately known as the "Group Hug" board. Processors from AMD, Applied Micro, Calxeda and Intel can all work with this board.

In less than two years, the Open Compute Project (OCP) has grown far beyond its origins as a showcase for Facebook’s design innovations, evolving into an active community building cutting-edge hardware, disrupting the traditional IT supply chain, and laying the groundwork for future innovation.. More than 1,900 technologists gathered for the Open Compute Summit at the Santa Clara Convention. Read More

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