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Intel Enters the Hadoop Software Market

The market for Hadoop software continues to attract new players. Intel (INTC) announced the availability of its Distribution for Apache Hadoop, including new management tools. More than 20 partners announced support for Intel’s Hadoop offering, including Cisco, Red Hat, Cray and Supermicro. Read More

Silicon Photonics: The Data Center at Light Speed

Intel has developed a prototype of a “photonic rack” with high-speed connections that allow new approaches to server design that separate components like CPUs and storage, allowing them to be upgraded independently. Here’s a video overview. Read More

Intel Unveils Low-Power Atom Chips for Servers

Intel’s first Atom server-class processor has arrived, and several major hosting companies say they’re ready to start filling their racks with servers using the low-power chips. The Atom S1200 features a 64-bit system-on-chip (SOC) that uses as little as 6 watts per processor. Read More

Intel Doubles Down on Cores With Itanium 9500 Processor

Intel (INTC) announced the Itanium processor 9500 series Thursday, based on its new microarchitecture. With twice the number of cores, Intel said the 9500 series will provide improved performance scaling and faster I/O speed over its previous generation of processors Read More

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