Amazon extends server life
Published in Cloud


We can get another year out of them if we give them golden apples 

Amazon Web Services (AWS) says it will extend the useful life of the servers powering its cloud from four years to five, and its networking equipment from five years to six.

Huawei flogs its x86 server division
Published in PC Hardware


Not much point when you can’t buy chips for it

Huawei has sold its x86 server unit to a state-owned Chinese firm.

NUVIA raises $240M Series B Funding
Published in Cloud


Enough to tape out the Orion chip

The future of NUVIA is now brighter as the company managed to secure $240M Series B Funding, money that will be enough tape out the Orion chip. In the light of Nvidia – ARM acquisition times for a custom server architecture could not be better, ensuring NUVIA's great timing and future prove roadmap is the right way forward.

Nuvia Phoenix CPU is faster than all its ARM X86 competition
Published in News


Datacenter power/performance leadership

We have reported that a hot new chip startup founded by ex-Apple and ex-Google engineer rock stars, got funded in the first round of financing with $53 million. Now, Nuvia is ready to share some preliminary performance and power numbers. Both power and performance are beating every mobile and server CPU core that exists on the market.

Chenbro rolls out 1U dual-socket Xeon 4-bay HPC barebone server
Published in Network


The Chenbro RB13804 1U rack

Chenbro, a Taiwanese company that has been a key player in the rackmount server market, has announced its new 1U dual-socket Xeon 4-bay HPC barebones server based on Intel's C624 platform.

Nuvia ARM server startup hires Jon Carvill
Published in PC Hardware


Austin office and Jon Masters from RedHat IBM

Nuvia is the new name that can disrupt the fallen ARM server market, and just ten days after announcing the company, it made another significant announcement. Nuvia hired Jon Carvill as Vice president of Nuvia marketing and Jon Masters from RedHat IBM as Vice President of Software and opened an office in Austin (home of AMD and Samsung).  

AMD server win squeezes ARM
Published in PC Hardware


Ampere on life support?

The recent success of AMD’s 7nm 64 core Rome powerhouse is very bad news for ARM's server efforts. Over time, Calxeda and many others failed, and Cavium by Marvell and Ampere don’t seem to be better either. AMD is just jeopardizing last chances for all existing ARM players to make any meaningful footprint on the data center and server market.

Global server shipments stall
Published in Network


Will not pick up until the end of the year

Global server shipments are not expected to regain significant growth momentum until the third quarter or even the fourth quarter of 2019, but the cloud segment's outlook remains robust.

Red Hat killing off KDE
Published in News
02 November 2018

Red Hat killing off KDE


News buried as GNOMEs triumph

Red Hat appears to have used the news of its takeover by IBM to bury the news that it was killing off KDE.

Big Blue buys Red Hat
Published in News
29 October 2018

Big Blue buys Red Hat


$34 billion deal

IBM is acquiring software maker Red Hat in a deal valued at $34 billion, the companies said Sunday.