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Talos II breaks cover with first Power9 machine

Raptor Computing Systems has announced the Talos II POWER9-based computer. It is the first computer based on the IBM POWER9 processor to be available for pre order. With IBM yet to announce the release date for the POWER9 this is a bold move by Raptor. This is not Raptor’s first Power Systems solution. In December they tried…

Dashlane adds Intel SGX support

Online identity management vendor Dashlane has added support for Intel Software Guard Extensions (SGX). The announcement came in a press release and a blog from Malaika Nicholas, Community Manager at Dashlane. This adds hardware-enhanced encryption to Dashlane’s existing password vault technology. According to Emmanuel Schalit, CEO, Dashlane: “Dashlane is committed to staying on the cutting edge…

AMD and Alibaba take the GPU into the cloud

AMD and Alibaba Cloud are to collaborate on new servers that would use the AMD Radeon Pro GPUs. The servers will being used in  Alibaba’s cloud data centres to support high performance computing (HPC). In the press release AMD also talks about support for new cloud services but doesn’t say what they could be. The announcement…

Will AMD Polaris spark GPU revival?

AMD has unveiled the AMD Polaris GPU architecture at CES 2016 as it looks to turn around its fortunes in the Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) market. What makes the announcement interesting is that AMD will be using 14nm Fin Field Effect Transistor (FinFET) technology. While FinFET is not a ‘new’ technology it does hold significant…

Intel takes on IBM with Xeon E7 v3

Intel has announced the latest versions of its Xeon E7 4800/8800 v3 processor families. The processors are targeted at customers who are doing big data, real-time analytics and mission critical computing. Diane Bryant, senior vice president and general manager of the Data Center Group at Intel said: “The Intel Xeon processor E7 v3 family is…