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IBM Bolsters Z Portfolio With New Data Privacy Capabilities

Last fall IBM unveiled the latest addition to its popular long-standing Z mainframe portfolio, the z15. The z15 was designed expressly with data security and privacy in mind—security meaning keeping bad guys out, and privacy meaning protecting corporate data. The z15’s predecessor, the z14, did much to move the ball down the court in terms …

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Arm Neoverse Keeps On Rolling With Marvell ThunderX3 Design

For those that still think of Arm-based servers as AMD’s Seattle, Applied Micro’s X-Gene, Calxeda, or even Qualcomm, think again. While the specifications of Arm’s Neoverse portfolio looked impressive at launch last year, only time could tell what the implementation of the N1 microarchitecture would look like in the real world. In a word: wow. …

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Running These Workloads? You Should Take A Look At The IBM Z15

Talk to any IT administrator about what they look for in a server platform and performance, openness, and security will top the list. Specifically, run my most demanding applications fast, enable my organization to support the range of workloads that power my modern business, secure my environment and protect my data. Ask those same IT …

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Analyst Quick Take: Cisco Appoints Dr. Lisa Su To Board Of Directors

Cisco Systems, Inc. appointed AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su to its board of directors on Monday, January 27th. What does this mean for Cisco? And how does AMD benefit from this appointment? This quick take will attempt to answer these questions and more.  First, what does this appointment mean for Cisco? Cisco employs over 70,000 …

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IBM Goes All In On ML Inference With IC922 POWER9-Based Server

IBM is a company that I follow very closely, in particular its System Division, Red Hat and corporate. It has been particularly interesting to watch IBM Systems over the last several years as it has rolled out its POWER9 systems to great success (see my coverage of the initial launch in 2017 here, and a follow …

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AMD EPYC Is Poised For Big Gains, But Not For The Reasons You Think

AMD garnered a lot of attention with the launch of its EPYC 7002 Series processor a couple of weeks ago, and with good reason. It’s a highly performant part with a feature set that differentiates the product from the rest of market. The press has been very positive in its coverage of EPYC. The strength of …

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