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  • Silver Lining Systems next year will launch servers and storage appliances that will be based on technology from Calxeda, which shut down last year.

  • The OEM will deploy a powerful Intel-based ICE X supercomputer and an InfiniteStorage 5600 storage system at an Air Force facility in Mississippi.

  • Company officials said Rackspace's OpenPower move dovetails with other open-source efforts with OpenStack and the Open Compute Project.

  • The rapid growth and emerging importance of managing big data are accelerating the opportunity for new discovery while at the same time compounding the challenges today's businesses face. With a growing open server ecosystem and innovations infused through the OpenPOWER Foundation, IBM Power Systems are built from the ground up to accelerate big data insights and hybrid cloud deployment. As organizations work to make fact-based decisions based on data, they need advanced systems that are able to crunch massive amounts of structured and unstructured data and deliver insights within seconds. Also, with the onslaught of big data, the current approach to supercomputing—which entails moving data repeatedly from storage to processor for analysis—has become unsustainable. To address this issue, IBM has pioneered a new "data-centric" approach to systems—an architecture that embeds compute power everywhere data resides in the system, allowing for a convergence of analytics, modeling, visualization and simulation, driving new insights at incredible speeds. This eWEEK slide show takes a look at a variety of industries that are turning to Power Systems to help manage their big data needs.

  • System administrators who have not patched their storage servers for the Shellshock flaw may have given online attackers a backdoor into their network.

  • The next version of Windows Server will have enhancements to help organizations cobble together high-availability storage set-ups minus the hefty price tag.

  • The foundation's president says the wins in 2014 will lead to more milestones next year, including new systems and the group's first summit.

  • The systems vendor will supply two XC40 supercomputers and two Sonexian storage systems to a Navy computing center in Mississippi.

  • New reference architectures, which can mix and match other brands of storage componentry, are for virtual-server and virtual-desktop deployments.

  • The lead vendor behind the open-source Nginx Web server is looking to fund its growth for the next 10 years.

  • The new offering, aimed at cloud environments, combines Cisco's UCS bundled data center package with IBM's Storwize V7000 storage system.

  • The tech vendor is bringing Intel Xeon chips to its mission-critical systems, which until now had been powered by the controversial Itanium platform.

  • The chip maker also is introducing two reference platforms for one- and two-socket servers that can be leveraged by both hardware and software makers.

  • The HPC system, housed in a facility in Germany, is powered by Intel Xeon E5 processors and FirePro GPU accelerators from AMD.

  • Red flags in the report: Enterprise hardware/software and services, which came in with revenue slippage of 4 percent and 7 percent, respectively.

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