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The HP Moonshot team provides answers to your questions about the datacenter of the future

<i>Guest blog written by Monika Gupta, HP Hyperscale Servers</i><p>HP Moonshot represents a huge leap forward in infrastructure design - addressing the speed, …

HP Moonshot And The Future Of Servers

HP's Technology at Work day-long event is filled with interesting insights, and it's definitely worth heading along to the Sydney event next week if …

What are the prospects for HP's Moonshot servers?

HP is trying to grab a slice of the high density computing market with a proprietary server design called Moonshot. The company describes Moonshot as …

IBM eyeing microservers to compete with HP's Moonshot

IBM is working to develop microservers based on low-power processors but isn’t sure yet when the systems will be introduced.<p>The company has already built a prototype board that could function as microserver but has yet to determine what workloads it would be used for, said Gaurav Chaudhry, IBM …

Meet The Mastermind Behind Driverless Cars, Glass And More: Google's 'Chief Of Moonshots,' Astro Teller

Sergey Brin, Google's co-founder, spends most of his time working on Google X projects. But the department is headed up by a lesser-known man, Eric "Astro" Teller. Teller is highlighted in Time's feature of a new Google business, Calico, which is trying to cheat death with science.<p>Teller is …

Smartphone chips may power servers, researchers say

Looking at historical trends and performance benchmarks, a team of researchers in Spain have concluded that smartphone chips could one day replace the more expensive and power-hungry x86 processors used in most of the world's top supercomputers.<p>"History may be about to repeat itself," researchers …

Why is SR-IOV relevant in the HPC world ?

One feature of the usNIC ultra-low latency Ethernet solution for the UCS Cisco VIC that we think is interesting is the fact that it is based on SR-IOV.<p>What is SR-IOV, and why is it relevant in the HPC world?<p>SR-IOV (Single Root I/O Virtualization) is commonly used in the server virtualization world. …

Low-end systems saved HPC market in Q2

Increasing sales of cheaper systems helped fuel growth in the high-performance computing (HPC) sector during the second quarter, while interest in high-end supercomputers cooled.<p>The total worldwide revenue for the HPC server market jumped by 7.9 percent to nearly $2.6 billion in the second quarter, …

Twitter open sources Storm-Hadoop hybrid called Summingbird

Twitter has open sourced a system that aims to mitigate the tradeoffs between batch processing and stream processing by combining them into a hybrid …

Pivotal: Operationalizing 1000 Node Hadoop Cluster - Analytics Workbench

Pivotal has setup and operationalized 1000 node Hadoop cluster called the Analytics Workbench. It takes special setup and skills to manage such a large deployment. This session shares how we set it up and how you will manage it.

How to Escape the Dark Valley of Your Hadoop Journey

It happens to the best of us. You know your business is bursting with useful data, and you’ve only begun to scratch the surface. So you strike out to …

Hadoop is like a puppy: free, but with hidden costs

Hadoop is obviously changing the way companies store and manage large amounts of data, but one of the less obvious things that Hadoop is doing is …

BMC puts Hadoop on the company timesheet

Now that many organizations see the utility in big data, BMC Software has provided a way to incorporate jobs from the Hadoop data processing platform into larger enterprise workflows.<p>“We provide a finer level of granularity for Hadoop workflows, and not just within Hadoop, but across the …

The biggest opportunity in Hadoop is capitalizing on the community

If you go to any big data conference or get in a room full of businesspeople concerned with Hadoop, the question will inevitably arise of which …

Hewlett Packard may offer an OpenStack distribution of its own

It’s not news that Hewlett Packard(s hpq) has its own version of OpenStack, called Cloud OS. HP uses it to run an internal cloud sandbox that …

Paypal has rebuilt Netflix’s cloud-management system for OpenStack

Netflix (s nflx) has built up a cult following in the IT world for the work it has done developing software that bends the Amazon(s amzn) Web …

Earnings Increase Expected for Red Hat (RHT)

Wall Street is optimistic about <b>Red Hat</b>, which is slated to report its second quarter results on Monday, September 23, 2013. Analysts project a profit of 22 cents a share, a rise from 20 cents per share a year ago.<p>For the fiscal year, analysts are expecting earnings of 95 cents per share. Revenue is …

Dries Buytaert Is Building the Next 'Red Hat-Like' Open Source Success Story

<i>A Series of Forbes Insights Profiles of Thought Leaders changing the Business Landscape: Dries Buytaert, co-founder and CTO, Acquia…</i><p>“We wanted Drupal to be what Red Hatis to Linux, that’s why we started Acquia,” says the Belgium-born founder of open source website CMS software Drupal and now …

Samsung asks Obama to block import ban set for midnight on Tuesday

President Obama made one of the easiest decision of his tenure in August when he acceded to Apple’s(s aapl) request to overrule an obscure agency …