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  • Microsoft has appointed Veteran executive Todd Holmdahl to lead the company's efforts to build a scalable quantum computer.

  • The 48th edition of the Top500 supercomputer list, which is updated twice a year, contains few surprises. As with previous lists, China and the United States continue to lead other technologically advanced countries around the world in building advanced supercomputers. In fact, the two countries’ companies own more than two-thirds of the world’s fastest supercomputers. They’re followed on the list by Germany, Japan and France, which still have a long way to go to catch up to the leaders. It’s a similar story in the top 10, where few supercomputers changed their positions on the list from June’s report. The top three supercomputers listed in June remain in the same spots, while two supercomputer newcomers were able to break into the top 10. As in years past, Intel continues to be the dominant chipmaker and components from Hewlett-Packard Enterprise are still used in most systems. This slide show will cover today's 10 most powerful supercomputers, according to the list, and the features that earned them their ranking.

  • Compared with other device markets, the tablet market will be relatively quiet in 2017, reports Taiwan-based researcher TrendForce.

  • The two companies will supply systems as part of the DOD's ongoing program to upgrade its capabilities in high-performance computing.

  • The company switches gears, contributing new server designs to the Open Compute Project much earlier during the development process.

  • At the first OpenPower Summit on the continent, the group unveiled new projects and offerings based on the open architecture.

  • NEWS ANALYSIS: The confluence of big data, massively powerful computing resources and advanced algorithms is bringing new artificial intelligence capabilities to scientific research.

  • This week's inaugural Dell EMC World in Austin, Texas, marked the first show since Dell's $60 billion-plus takeover of data storage giant EMC six weeks ago. In the 11 months between when the deal was first announced and when it closed, both vendors committed resources and people to map out what a post-merger company would look like, from how it would start merging product portfolios to who would be in charge of what. Some of those results were put on display during the show, such as combining Dell PowerEdge servers with the VxRail and VxRack hyperconverged infrastructure solutions from EMC's company VMware, or the bundling of endpoint security offerings from both. Executives from both companies mingled on keynote stages and in meetings with customers, partners, analysts and journalists. And the message was the same from all of them: the combination of these two tech giants creates the world's largest vendor of enterprise IT solutions with the broadest portfolio. eWEEK takes a look at some of the products and technologies the new Dell and its partners put on display at the show.

  • NEWS ANALYSIS: Dell EMC World is the first big customer show for the merged companies, but this time EMC held the spotlight, making the event look more like EMC World Lite.

  • Combining the servers with the hyperconverged infrastructure offerings from EMC enables the company to offer more configurations and drive down costs.

  • Telco and enterprise customers are looking for an alternative source of silicon beyond Intel for their data center systems, according to Canonical officials.

  • The new CX Series systems are part of Lenovo's larger new ThinkAgile portfolio of pre-integrated converged infrastructure appliances.

  • Google and Rackspace announced draft specifications for the Zaius P9 data center server. The design implements Open Compute Project server standards.

  • The OpenCAPI Consortium is looking to challenge Intel's dominance with an open interconnect standard that will make servers faster.

  • Company officials point to HPE's low-power Moonshot server modules has examples of how systems can be made to consume less power.

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