Monthly Archive: December 2012

Dec
21

Intel rolls out six-watt Atom chip for cloud servers

Intel took the wraps off its new Atom-based S1200 processor family (aka Centerton), a trio of 64-bit SoCs (systems on chips) that run on a mere six watts of power. The S1200 is clearly groomed for the legions of low-power microservers increasingly taking up residence in cloud-computing farms across the globe, as well as energy-efficient …

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Dec
14

Silicon Integrated Nanophotonics Technology

IBM announced a breakthrough optical communication technology which has been verified in a manufacturing environment. The technology – called “silicon nanophotonics” – uses light instead of electrical signals to transfer information for future computing systems, thus allowing large volumes of data to be moved fast between computer chips in servers, large data-centers, and supercomputers via …

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Dec
08

Tracking down problem devices on your network

If you’ve been a network administrator for very long, you’ve probably had to deal with a situation where you had to track down a problem user or machine. Here’s how that might have gone: A situation emerged where you had to shut down a user on the network, and it needs to happen as soon …

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