Server And Storage Spending Moves The Sticks Out Through 2026

There is a very interesting technical side to IT infrastructure, which we are obviously very keen on exploring here at The Next Platform. But there is an economic side that we also watch like a hawk. We have always believed at server and storage spending are leading indicators of the


Gelsinger Is Still Trying To Build The Next Intel

Intel chief executive officer Pat Gelsinger came into this week’s Intel Innovation 2022 conference less than two years into his plans to reshape the giant chip maker to fit into an IT world that is rapidly becoming more open, more cooperative, and more software-driven. During this keynote and ensuing meeting


Intel To Broaden FPGA Lineup And Make Them At Home

Back in 2015, when Intel was flush with cash thanks to a near-monopoly from X86 datacenter compute, it shelled out an incredible $16.7 billion to acquire FPGA maker Altera because a few hyperscalers and cloud builders were monkeying around with offloading whole chunks of CPU compute to FPGAs to create


KAUST Goes For Nvidia CPU-GPU, AMD CPU Combo In Shaheen-III Supercomputer

The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia has introduced the latest in its long-standing lineup of successive supercomputers with Shaheen III. The new machine is built by Hewlett Packard Enterprise and is set to provide a 20X peak potential boost to the center’s previous leadership-class

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SPEC Gets Serious About Datacenter Energy Metrics

Performance per watt is garnering increasing attention these days with efficiency and sustainability less of a PR point of pride and far more of a TCO concern. The benchmarking pros that comprise the SPEC performance evaluation organization recognize this and have gathered several member companies, including AMD, Nvidia, Ampere, IBM,


Arm Is The New RISC/Unix, RISC-V Is The New Arm

When computer architectures change in the datacenter, the attack always comes from the bottom. And after more than a decade of sustained struggle, Arm Ltd and its platoons of licensees have finally stormed the glass house – well, more of a data warehouse (literally) than a cathedral with windows to