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Intel's Optane in PCs is as good as it will get for years, says analyst

Memory-centric analyst firm TrendFocus reckons Intel's Optane is going to take years to make a difference in the data centre, which means using it in PCs is as good as it will get for the foreseeable future. The good news is that Optane screams in PCs: the firm cites a Gamespot review to assert that a PC with Optane and a 1TB …
Simon Sharwood, 28 Apr 2017

Having a monopoly on x86 chips and charging eyewatering prices really does pay off – Intel CEO

Intel today revealed that its first-quarter earnings and sales were more or less as forecast, sending its stock down in after-hours trading. Analysts had anticipated a Q1 2017 earnings-per-share figure of $0.65, non-GAAP, in line with Chipzilla's guidance. The Santa Clara, California-based processor giant reported EPS of $0.66 …
Thomas Claburn, 27 Apr 2017
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FYI: You can blow Intel-powered broadband modems off the 'net with a 'trivial' packet stream

Broadband modems using Intel's bungled Puma 6 chipset can be overloaded and virtually knocked offline by a trivial trickle of packets, it is claimed. Effectively, if there's someone you don't like, and they are one of thousands upon thousands of people using a Puma 6-powered home gateway, and you know their public IP address, …
Shaun Nichols, 27 Apr 2017
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Intel redesigns flawed Atom CPUs to stave off premature chip death

Intel finally has reworked its flawed Atom C2000 chips, which have been failing at a greater-than-expected rate for about a year and a half. On Wednesday, through an update to its chip errata [PDF], Intel revealed that its Atom C2000 chip family has a new C0 stepping, up from the previous B0, meaning at least some parts of the …
Thomas Claburn, 27 Apr 2017
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Controlled remote access reviews of Optane SSD give qualified yes

Analysis A burst of Optane memory reviews have come out, timed to coincide with Optane retail availability, but none of them answer the "Is it cost-effectively faster than flash?" question. Optane is Intel's branded non-volatile 3D XPoint memory, which has lower latency access and higher endurance than NAND. Earlier this month we saw …
Chris Mellor, 26 Apr 2017
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Intel loses its Lustre – Chipzilla bins own-brand HPC file system

Intel's decided to stop offering its own version of the Lustre file system – the code beloved of high-performance computing types because it's handy for managing exabyte-scale storage spanning colossal Linux clusters. Trish Damkroger, an Intel veep and general manager for technical computing initiatives – that's HPC in Intel- …
Simon Sharwood, 18 Apr 2017
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OpenStack: Pleeeeease stop panicking, Intel and Rackspace still love us

Intel has walked out of a major OpenStack collaboration with Rackspace – but both companies and the OpenStack Foundation insist everything's fine. There's nothing to worry about. We're all good. Allegedly. It emerged just before the Easter weekend that Intel has turned off the money tap to the OpenStack Innovation Center (OSIC …
Shaun Nichols, 18 Apr 2017
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Microsoft raises pistol, pulls the trigger on Windows 7, 8 updates for new Intel, AMD chips

Microsoft has cut software updates and tweaks for computers powered by Intel and AMD's latest-generation processors running old versions of Windows. The Redmond giant is no longer serving software fixes to PCs and other systems that run Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 on Intel's fresh new Kaby Lake or AMD's hot-off-the-fab Ryzen …
Shaun Nichols, 13 Apr 2017
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Intel's buggy Puma 6 chipset earns Arris a gigabit-modem lawsuit

Cable modem maker Arris is facing a class-action suit over its handling of a lag-prone line of cable modems. The complaint, filed in the Northern California District Court, accuses the vendor of violating four California state consumer protection laws and seeks relief for folks in the Golden State who purchased an Arris …
Shaun Nichols, 11 Apr 2017
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Big-in-Japan AI code 'Chainer' shows how Intel will gun for GPUs

Ever heard of “Chainer”, the open-source framework for creating neural networks? I hadn't either until yesterday Intel decided to give it a big hug, taking Chainer from being big in Japan, where its parent company Preferred Networks works with the likes of Toyota on secret projects, to rather greater prominence. Chainer can …

Cloudera finally confirms IPO

After playing coy for the past two weeks, Cloudera has finally gone public with its plans to go public, filing the relevant IPO forms with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. The company is looking to raise $200m and the S-1 filing gives some insight into the big data company – mostly that it is losing a lot of money, …
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Inside Intel's Optanical garden

Analysis Intel has now had its brace of Optane P4800X SSD and M.2 2280 motherboard card releases and we’ve learned there is no straightforward performance comparison with equivalent flash product – Intel is eschewing that on the grounds of Optane being a significantly different storage product. We can agree with that, not having enough …
Chris Mellor, 29 Mar 2017
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Supermicro rack-wrangles a fix for a few data centre PITAs

Orchestrating, deploying and managing thousands of servers, storage shelves and switches can provide a persistent PITA*. Server white box supremo Super Micro has a Rack Scale Design (RSD) fix for service providers, telecoms, and Fortune 500 companies dealing with this. It’s meant to enable hyperscale and public cloud-level IT …
Chris Mellor, 28 Mar 2017
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Happy Motherboards day: Here's some (Optane) memory

Hot on the heels of the Optane DC P4800X data centre SSD announcement, Intel makes a move on PC motherboard memory. Optane uses co-developed Intel and Micron 3D XPoint memory, said to be not as fast as DRAM, but faster than NAND, while having NAND's non-volatility and pricing between the two. The M.2-connected Optane 2280 …
Chris Mellor, 27 Mar 2017
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Intel reveals Optane SSDs: 375GB to start, at surprising speed

Intel has finally revealed an Optane product and told us how fast it will go. The TL;DR version is that the “Optane SSD DC P4800X” will ship by year-end, starting with a 375GB product that has amazing computed random read IOPS numbers, and can work as memory or as storage. Intel says the SSD is built with 3D Xpoint media, …
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Intel's Clear Containers creep toward being useful: Now plays nicer with Docker, Kubernetes

Intel has tweaked its Clear Containers software so that it is compatible with Docker Swarm and Kubernetes orchestration. Virtual machines, governed by a hypervisor, enforce data isolation in hardware; containers, while less secure, can be launched and deployed faster and offer flexibility in terms of portability across …
Thomas Claburn, 14 Mar 2017
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Intel swallows Tesla-hating self-driving car biz Mobileye for $15bn

Intel will buy autonomous car-sensor company Mobileye for a whopping $15 billion – more than a third over what the company is worth. The company sells an in-car camera system that is rapidly becoming an industry standard for self-driving technology – a market that Intel claims will expand to $70bn by 2030. If that's true …
Kieren McCarthy, 13 Mar 2017

Microsoft: Can't wait for ARM to power MOST of our cloud data centers! Take that, Intel! Ha! Ha!

Pic Microsoft today signaled more than half of its cloud data center capacity is set to be powered by 64-bit ARM servers. In a briefing to techies at this year's OCP Summit in Silicon Valley, top Azure engineer Leendert van Doorn flashed up the above slide: it lays out Redmond's desire, over the next few years, to see the majority …

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