Apple’s CDN Now Live: Has Paid Deals With ISPs, Massive Capacity In Place – Dan Rayburn – StreamingMediaBlog.com

Since last year, Apple’s been hard at work building out their own CDN and now those efforts are paying off. Recently, Apple’s CDN has gone live in the U.S. and Europe and the company is now delivering some of their own content, directly to consumers. In addition, Apple has interconnect deals in place with multiple […]

MIT Puts 36-Core Internet on a Chip | EE Times

Today many different interconnection topologies are used for multicore chips. For as few as eight cores direct bus connections can be made — cores taking turns using the same bus. MIT’s 36-core processors, on the other hand, are connected by an on-chip mesh network reminiscent of Intel’s 2007 Teraflop Research Chip — code-named Polaris — […]

Why Microsoft is building programmable chips that specialize in search — Tech News and Analysis

SUMMARY: Microsoft has been experimenting with its own custom chip effort in order to make its data centers more efficient, and these chips aren’t centered around ARM-based cores, but rather FPGAs from Altera. via Why Microsoft is building programmable chips that specialize in search — Tech News and Analysis. FPGAs for the win, at least for […]

Testing, Testing: How Google And Amazon Can Help Make Websites Rock Solid – ReadWrite

It’s not unprecedented: Google already offers a testing suite for Android apps, though that’s focused on making sure they run well on smartphones and tablets, not testing the cloud-based services they connect to. If Google added testing services for the websites and services those apps connect to, it would have an end-to-end lock on developing […]

Microsoft Office applications barely used by many employees, new study shows – Techworld.com

After stripping out unnecessary licensing Office licenses, organisations were left with a hybrid environment, part cloud, part desktop Office. via Microsoft Office applications barely used by many employees, new study shows – Techworld.com. The Center IT outfit I work for is dumping as much on premise Exchange Mailbox hosting as it can. However we are […]

AMD Launches First ARM-based Server CPU | EE Times

In addition, AMD is planning to contribute to the Open Compute Project with a new micro-server design that utilizes the Opteron A-series, along with other architecture specifications for motherboards that Facebook helped developed called “Group Hug,” an agnostic server board design that can support traditional x86 processors, as well as ARM chips. via AMD Launches […]

Facebook smacks away hardness, sticks MySQL stash on flash • The Register

Does Fusion-io have a sustainable competitive advantage or will it get blown away by a hurricane of other PCIe flash card vendors attacking the market, such as EMC, Intel, Micron, OCZ, TMS, and many others?  via Facebook smacks away hardness, sticks MySQL stash on flash • The Register. More updates on the data center uptake […]

AMD Snatches New-Age Server Maker From Under Intel | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com

Chip designer and chief Intel rival AMD has signed an agreement to acquire SeaMicro, a Silicon Valley startup that seeks to save power and space by building servers from hundreds of low-power processors. via AMD Snatches New-Age Server Maker From Under Intel | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com. It was bound to happen eventually, I guess. […]