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SeaMicro teams up with Intel and Samsung on energy-efficient micro servers

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SeaMicro announced a new generation of “micro servers” today that use Intel’s high-end Xeon microprocessors. The new Xeon-based SeaMicro SM10000-XE micro server uses half the power and a third of the space of previous servers. It can also handle heavyweight workloads for data center computing. “This is an important step...
SeaMicro teams up with Intel and Samsung on energy-efficient micro servers
When rumors hit hard: Samsung falls 6 percent after Apple turns to Elpida
Japanese Giant Builds Computer Memory With Light
Japanese team boosts NAND flash durability and performance with ReRAM buffer

Here Are More Details About SAP's Surprising New Partnership With VMware (VMW, SAP)

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During a press conference on Tuesday to launch VMware's new cloud, Bill Fathers, VMware's top cloud exec, dropped a bombshell: VMware would be "the first and only cloud provider" to offer SAP's popular and pricey software on a monthly subscription plan, including SAP's Oracle-killer HANA database. Monthly subscription pricing of its...
Here Are More Details About SAP's Surprising New Partnership With VMware (VMW, SAP)

Toshiba developing MRAM for smartphone processors

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Toshiba has developed a low-power, high-speed version of MRAM memory that it says can cut power consumption in mobile CPUs by two-thirds. The company said Monday that its new MRAM (magnetoresistive random access memory) can be used in smartphones as cache memory for mobile processors, replacing the SRAM that...
Toshiba developing MRAM for smartphone processors

What do hard drive-related words like SATA, IDE, and RAID actually mean?

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Brainout asked the Hard Drives, NAS Drives, Storage forum to explain some of the words used to describe hard drives and storage. Technical terms can get overwhelming, especially when they include too many TLAs (three-letter acronyms). Even people who use these terms sometimes need to step back and remember...
What do hard drive-related words like SATA, IDE, and RAID actually mean?

MRAM takes another step closer to the real world

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The next generation of MRAM storage is here, and its backers hope that it will displace DRAM in servers and maybe even flash memory in storage arrays in high performance storage arrays. Everspin says it is sampling a new type of magnetic random access memory that will scale up to gigabit...
MRAM takes another step closer to the real world

Samsung says Ericsson behaves like a patent troll, countersues over 8 more patents in Texas

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Late on Monday by local time Samsung finally responded to Ericsson's federal patent infringement lawsuits in the Eastern District of Texas. Ericsson filed two federal complaints against Samsung in late November 2012, one of which mirrors Ericsson's near-simultaneous ITC complaint against Samsung. In December Samsung brought a retaliatory ITC complaint...
Samsung says Ericsson behaves like a patent troll, countersues over 8 more patents in Texas

Samsung value drops $10B as investors fear it being cut out of Apple supply chain

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Concern that Samsung could lose orders for dynamic random access memory from Apple caused the company's stock to drop 6 percent on Wednesday....
Samsung value drops $10B as investors fear it being cut out of Apple supply chain
Everspin debuts next generation of magentic memory chips

"You've come a long way, Baby": remembering the world's first stored program computer

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Sixty-five years ago today, the Manchester Small Scale Experimental Machine—nicknamed “Baby”—became the earliest computer in the world to run a program electronically stored in its memory. This was a flagship moment: the first implementation of the stored program concept that underpins modern computing. Earlier computers had their instructions hardwired into...
"You've come a long way, Baby": remembering the world's first stored program computer
A hybrid of the living room and mobile, Razer Edge rockets to the market (hands-on video)
Sending a software update through space to the Curiosity Rover on Mars

Google hit with patent claim over Google Drive

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The growing popularity of cloud technology is attracting not just users but patent lawsuits too. The latest example is a suit against Google that claims the company’s Drive and Docs products violate a 1999 software patent. In a suit filed in Houston federal court, Superspeed LLC is claiming it owns...
Google hit with patent claim over Google Drive

Micron acquires bankrupt Elpida Memory for $2.5 billion

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Micron Technology announced today it will buy bankrupt Japanese memory manufacturer Elpida Memory for $754 million in cash and $1.75 billion (140 billion yen) in company debt in annual installments through 2019. The Boise, Idaho Micron will also pay $334 million to gain 89 percent of another chip firm. Overall,...
Micron acquires bankrupt Elpida Memory for $2.5 billion
Samsung loses $10 billion market value due to Apple order rumor

On Blogging

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Thomas P Barnett reflects on six years of daily work. It's a very sage and sobering summary, and I think he's right in understanding that blogging, by forcing a blogger to keep up with so many things, both leads to inevitable misjudgments in real time but also what he calls...
On Blogging
Tiny quad-core ARM Linux/Android computer delivers serious power for $129

Spin Transfer Tech Spins Out of PE-Backed Startup Factory Into a $36 M. A Round

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Dr. Kent. (nyu.edu/object/andrewkent.html) Where do startups come from? Today in Silicon Alley, they seem to come from engineers and disillusioned i-bankers. But here's a startup with an interesting track: Spin Transfer Technology, which just scored a whopping $36 million round thanks to a private equity-funded startup factory called Allied Minds....
Spin Transfer Tech Spins Out of PE-Backed Startup Factory Into a $36 M. A Round

First portable computer: 55 pounds and cost more than a car

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I don’t know about you, but I’d be absolutely lost without my MacBook Air. The laptop is so light that I forget that it’s in my bag most of the time. Within seconds, I can have the thing out on my lap, tethered to my phone, and can hit up...
First portable computer: 55 pounds and cost more than a car

Weak PC Demand Hits Chip Makers' Earnings

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Asia’s major memory-chip makers continued to post weak results in the third quarter as personal-computer demand waned, with consumers switching to mobile devices such as tablet computers and smartphones. Makers of dynamic random access memory chips for PCs have been struggling in recent years with falling prices and slack demand...
Weak PC Demand Hits Chip Makers' Earnings
Meet the CuBox Pro: an open-source computer that spans two cubic inches and weighs 3.2 ounces

Why Big Data is now such a big deal

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Computers are spewing forth data at astronomical rates about everything from astrophysics to internet shopping. And it could be hugely valuableOne of the most famous quotes in the history of the computing industry is the assertion that "640KB ought to be enough for anybody", allegedly made by Bill Gates at...
Why Big Data is now such a big deal

The New Imperialism: Forcing Morality Shifts And Cultural Change Through Exported IP Laws

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As could probably be expected after its quick trip through the Congress, Panama's 510 Bill became law last Friday, granting its Copyright Office unprecedented power to pursue filesharers directly. But this is only one of several problems with the 510 Bill. The bill goes further than any US law, extending...
The New Imperialism: Forcing Morality Shifts And Cultural Change Through Exported IP Laws

Micron to Acquire Elpida Memory

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Micron Technology Inc. agreed to acquire troubled Japanese rival Elpida Memory Inc. for $2.5 billion, in a move that will allow the U.S. chip maker to grow its portfolio of memory products and become more competitive against rivals in South Korea and Taiwan. Elpida, Japan’s only maker of dynamic random...
Micron to Acquire Elpida Memory
Sony PlayStation Vita teardown reveals the guts of the high-end portable gaming device
Everspin launches new non-volatile magnetic RAM that's 500 times faster than NAND flash

Memory chip disaster: New data shows how prices have fallen (chart)

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The bad news for memory makers: prices for DRAM (dynamic random access memory) were in a free-fall in Q2 as gut-wrenching as the one flash companies like Sandisk (SNDK) and Intel (INTC) reported in earnings the past two weeks. (Flash prices, however, are clearly rising.) The good news for PC...
Memory chip disaster: New data shows how prices have fallen (chart)

Jim Garrett Also Left Large Legacy At Micron

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Micron Technology CEO Steve Appleton’s sudden death on Feb. 3 was widely recognized as a blow to the company and the semiconductor industry. But the Boise-based chip maker recently lost another member of its extended family, Jim Garrett, whose contributions also are worth a moment of reflection. Annetta Garrett Jim...
Jim Garrett Also Left Large Legacy At Micron
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