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New Intel side-channel vulnerability targets Windows machines

Microsoft has patched the vulnerability, which affects virtually all servers and laptops using modern Intel processors A new vulnerability has surfaced that could allow hackers to access passwords, tokens, private conservations and encryption from machines using Intel processors. The side-channel vulnerability, discovered by cyber security firm Bitdefender, affects all machines that use Intel CPUs, run… Read More


Lenovo and Intel partner to ramp-up high-performance AI innovation

Long-standing partnership to refocus on HPC and AI innovation Lenovo and Intel have announced a new partnership aimed at ramping up the two companies’ AI and HPC (high-performance computing) efforts. The partnership will combine Lenovo’s infrastructure portfolio, including the company’s consumption-based TruScale data centre infrastructure, with Intel HPC and AI hardware and software to create… Read More


US Army buys $12 million AI-focused “HPC in a Container” from IBM

IBM will deliver the mobile supercomputer late 2019 The US Department of Defense (DoD) has bought a containerised supercomputer from IBM that will be deployed at the “tactical edge” and other remote locations. The $12 million “HPC in a Container” will serve all of the DoD’s agencies and services when it is delivered late 2019… Read More


Digital Realty to construct 10-storey, 13-level data centre in Seoul

Data centre giant enters into South Korea with towering new facility Digital Realty has entered into a definitive agreement to construct a multi-storey data centre in Seoul. The facility will be the first that the company has constructed in South Korea and is expected to support 12 MW of capacity. The data centre will be… Read More


Dropbox says SMR technology has delivered major data centre cost savings

The company adopted the high-density storage technology a year ago Cloud storage firm Dropbox says it has shaved 20 percent off data centre operational costs by adopting SMR (Shingled Magnetic Recording) storage technology. The company said by switching to SMR storage it has also increased data centre capacity by hundreds of petabytes and generated significant… Read More


Five cloud providers now account for three quarters of IaaS market

Smaller and niche providers continue to lose share of IaaS market Gartner has released its annual infrastructure as a service (IaaS) market analysis for 2018, and to no great surprise, the usual suspects continue to dominate. In order of market share, the familiar faces of Amazon, Microsoft, Alibaba, Google and IBM top the IaaS market… Read More


Equinix expands AWS interconnection

Equinix is making AWS connections faster and more accessible for organisations embracing hybrid IT Equinix has announced it is expanding the company’s partnership with AWS with the launch of a new AWS Direct Connect Service Delivery program. Equinix has supported both dedicated and hosted connections to AWS services for some time, but the new delivery… Read More


Quantum breakthrough could speed up processing of large datasets

Breakthrough could boost applications of quantum technologies in AI, robotics and medical diagnostics Researchers have demonstrated that a process known as quantum interference could accelerate the time it takes to process large datasets accurately. Quantum interference is one of the most complex principles of quantum mechanics. Broadly speaking, the concept states that particles, such as… Read More


Amsterdam halts data centre construction until 2020

Space, energy, and regulatory concerns prompt suspension of data centre construction The municipal authorities in Amsterdam have suspended the construction of new data centres, despite the city claiming to be Europe’s largest data centre hub. The Dutch capital has seen an influx of facilities in recent years, thanks to the city’s favourable taxes and relatively… Read More


Intel announces availability of Loihi neuromorphic chip for compute-intensive AI

The company has also combined 64 Loihis into a powerful neuromorphic system Intel has made its neuromorphic chip Loihi available to the research community two years after the specialised semiconductor was unveiled. Loihi’s architecture is inspired by the properties of biological brains and can process information up to 1,000 faster and 10,000 times more efficiently… Read More


Scientists unveil breakthrough image of quantum entanglement

“Spooky action at a distance” captured on camera Researchers from the University of Glasgow have unveiled a breathtaking image of a form of quantum entanglement known as Bell entanglement, capturing the phenomenon on camera for the first time. Quantum entanglement describes a fundamental property of the quantum world, where entangled particles are able to interact… Read More


Fire destroys Ghanaian Ministry of Health server room – report

Biometric system prevented security personnel from accessing the server room A fire that tore through Ghana’s Ministry of Health headquarters in Accra on Saturday night destroyed the Ministry’s server room and all its equipment. The fire, first reported by the Ghanaian Times, began in the server room, which was secured by biometrics. The security guard… Read More



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