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FPGA vulnerability threatens cloud services and IoT

FPGA chips are generally considered secure, but a newly discovered vulnerability opens a gateway for side-channel attacks Scientists have discovered a vulnerability in Field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) that might serve as a gateway for hackers to attack cloud services and IoT devices. Unlike conventional computer chips that are built to perform one specific task, FPGAs… Read More


Hyperscale cloud giants guzzled over 100MW of colocation capacity in the past 12 months

Cloud providers have stepped up their dominance of European colocation, according to new research In the past 12 months, hyperscale cloud giants alone have bought over 100MW of colocation capacity in Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam and Paris (FLAP), equating to a capital investment of $800 million (£635 million), according to new research from real estate advisor… Read More


Data centres are failing to keep up with energy efficiency goals

Green gains suffer unwelcome slump and staffing shortage reaches critical level Data centre research specialist Uptime Institute has released its ninth annual data centre survey, revealing the latest practices and trends driving mission-critical infrastructure. In last year’s survey Uptime found that data centre operators were making progress in their efforts to cut energy waste, finding… Read More


German competition regulator extends investigation into IBM takeover of T-Systems

Big Blue’s takeover has been in the second stage of investigations since March IBM’s takeover of T-Systems, the mainframe services business owned by Deutsche Telekom, has been delayed. Germany’s national competition regulator, Bundeskartellamt, says it has not had enough time to investigate the deal and that it has agreed a two-week extension with both companies…. Read More


Nvidia launches EGX platform for AI processing at the edge

Early adopters of EGX include BMW group and Foxconn Nvidia has announced a new accelerated computing platform for deploying AI at the edge of the network. AI has grown into an indispensable tool for businesses of all stripes, yet the majority of these applications still sit in the core, whether that’s on-prem or in the… Read More


ARM ‘told to suspend business with Huawei’

The UK-based company said it was ‘complying with all of the latest regulations set forth by the US government’ UK-based chip designer ARM has reportedly informed employees not to work with Chinese tech giant Huawei. Internal documents obtained by the BBC reportedly tell staff to suspend “all active contracts, support entitlements, and any pending engagements”… Read More


Major US chipmakers reportedly cut ties with Huawei after blacklist

Google is also preventing the telecommunications giant from accessing some of its services US chipmakers are reportedly cutting ties with Huawei following the company’s inclusion into the Trump administration’s trade blacklist last Friday. According to Bloomberg, semiconductor companies Intel, Qualcomm, Xilinx and Broadcom have halted supply to Huawei indefinitely. Google has also halted some trade… Read More


After three consecutive years of growth, semiconductor revenue set for slump

Fall in demand centring around China will pinch semiconductor revenues through 2019, IDC says After back-to-back years of strong growth, semiconductor revenues will decline this year, according to IDC’s latest update to its semiconductor forecaster. The IT market research specialist predicts worldwide semiconductor revenue to decline to $440 billion (£342 billion), a 7.2 percent drop… Read More


Park Place Technologies flying Irish students to US for Women in STEM initiative

The data centre maintenance company has partnered with I Wish (Inspiring Women In STEM) to attract young women to careers in technology The UK STEM industry is in the throes of a skills shortage estimated to be costing the country £1.5 billion annually. While women represent 47 percent of the UK workforce, just 12 percent… Read More


Equinix outlines sweeping global expansion plans

Data centre operator to spend nearly $2 billion (£1.54 billion) building 12 data centres and expanding 23 existing facilities Equinix has detailed an extensive global expansion strategy for 2019, which includes plans to open 12 new data centres in major European and APAC metros. The colocation giant has already opened data centres in Paris and… Read More


Scalable AI supercomputers now available as a service on Google Cloud

Google has assembled thousands of Tensor Processor Units (TPUs) into giant programmable supercomputers and made them available on Google Cloud Google first announced the machine learning TPUs at Google I/O in 2016, by which point they had been running in its own data centres for a year. Every year since Google has released incremental “v”… Read More


Schneider Electric unveils three-phase UPS for data centre and industrial environments

Compact Easy UPS 3M is built for resiliency against harsh environments IT energy management and automation specialist Schneider Electric has extended its three-Phase Easy UPS Series with a new UPS designed for simple and versatile deployment. The Easy UPS 3M is a 60 kVa to 100kVa 3-phase UPS, designed to protect critical equipment in a… Read More



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