Intel signs pact with Oracle
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Oratel Alliance targets IBM busting deal using the Sun god Apollo

With Microsoft not really needing Intel for its cloud bid, Chipzilla has been snuffling around looking for allies and found another party who has missed the boat to team up with – Oracle.

Outlook still bleak for Biggish Blue
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Still not making money

IBM has been selling the family silver but still can’t buy itself out of trouble as its cloud business has not picked up yet.

IBM allowing Chinese government to look at source code
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Nothing to hide

Biggish Blue is hoping to get the Chinese government onside by showing it its source code.

Apple, Intel and IBM get on GloFlo's SOI bandwagon
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FinFETs and SOI working in different environments

Soitec's CEO and board chairman has raised an eyebrow or two when he said that the iPhone 6s has multiple RF chips built on silicon-on-insulator (SOI) substrates and that Intel and IBM are using the tech for their silicon photonics push.

IBM puts Nvidia GPU in flagship servers
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Teaming up with Big Blue Power

Big Blue has launched a line of Power processor-based, Linux-tuned machines which are helped out by Nvidia Tesla K80 GPUs.

IBM thinks carbon nanotubes will defeat Moore's law
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Silicon's days could be numbered

Big Blue Researchers have discovered a way to replace silicon semiconductors with carbon nanotube transistors and think that the development will push the industry past Moore's law limits.

Rumours confirm GloFlo will develop its own 10nm
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More rumours – this time from the Orient

We wrote a story a while back claiming that GloFlo was going to develop its own 7nm 10nm free from the licencing constraints of its partner Samsung. This was greeted by much mirth at the time, but it is looking like we were right.

Gloflo developing its own 7nm and 10nm
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We don't need no outsiders

AMD spin off Globalfoundaries is apparently doing rather well and developed its own 7nm and 10nm fabrication processes.

IBM launches Linux only mainframe
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Super penguin

IBM has announced a new Linux-only mainframe aimed at both ends of the enterprise market.

Big Blue plummets further
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Reaching limbo levels

IBM revenues fell for the 13th quarter and missed the fairly low expectations of the cocaine nose jobs of Wall Street.