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Inside Facebook’s Future Rack And Microserver Iron

The hyperscalers and cloud builders have been setting the pace for innovation in the server arena for the past decade or so, particularly and publicly since Facebook set up the Open Compute Project in April 2011 and ramping up as Microsoft joined up in early 2014 and basically created a whole new server innovation stream that was unique from – and largely incompatible with – the designs put out by Facebook.

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Pandemic Compute Needs Drive Intel’s Data Center Group

The first half of last year was relatively weak for Intel’s Data Center Group last year, but despite the coronavirus pandemic – and in some cases, we think because of it – the world’s largest datacenter chip manufacturer is looking to not only have a good first quarter, as it just turned in, but could see growth across its various data-centric businesses well into the second half of the year.

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The Next IBM Platform, Revisited

When IBM announced that it was acquiring Red Hat for $34 billion eighteen months ago, one of the things we said that Big Blue needed most and would get from taking over – but not messing with – the world’s largest commercial open source software company was a coherent story that it could tell to its customers about how IBM, which more than any other company helped define data processing, was still relevant to the future.