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AWS Server Issues Affect Instagram, Vine, Airbnb And IFTTT

08/25/2013, It seems that Amazon Web Services (AWS) has run into a bunch of issues, which would mean folks who wanted to spend the rest of today checking things out on Instagram or Vine in a leisurely manner would have had a rather rocky road to walk. Both services...

AMD Opteron 6200 CPU Has 16 Cores

11/13/2011, By launching its 16-Core Opteron processor, AMD makes history. It introduces the first 16-Core CPU running on the X86 micro-architecture. Based on the most recent AMD core design called “Bulldozer”, the Opteron 6200 is expected to run 25%-30%...

Calxeda ARM-based HP Server Creates Media Wave of… Fluff

11/01/2011, HP is currently testing servers based on an ARM architecture, which is basically the same stuff that runs applications on your phones and tablets. The idea is that these little chips use much less power than traditional processors like those of Intel and...

Sony Online Entertainment taken offline

05/02/2011, Somebody needs to give Sony a break. After being attacked over a week ago, and only just starting to recover, Sony has a bout of bad news again. This time it isn’t the Sony PlayStation Network, but the Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) servers. The...

Twitter – in with the old, out with the new

04/06/2011, No, Twitter isn’t going to start using falcons to deliver your tweets to your friends, but rather, they have switched back to an older version of their micro blogging site for some users as the new site proved to be inaccessible to others. According...

Windows Home Server 2011 Release Candidate

02/04/2011, Microsoft has announced that its Windows Home Server 2011 (aka Vail) has reached Release Candidate status, which means that Microsoft thinks that it is stable enough to be a product. The company will test it, and unless major bugs are found, the product...

Microsoft wants Intel to develop a 16-core Atom chip

01/28/2011, According to some reports, Microsoft is pushing Intel into developing 16-core Atom chips for their server farms. Microsoft’s data servers are currently powered by Intel Xeon server-class chips. While the Xeon processors are fast enough to power...

AOL Mail is down

01/25/2011, According to the latest reports from CNet, AOL Mail is suffering from some issues that prevent users from logging onto their accounts. When it first started, AOL pointed out that it was a scheduled maintenance that took longer than expected, and that only...

Apple Mac Pro Server to replace soon-to-be discontinued Xserve

11/05/2010, It had to happen – while Apple has announced that they will discontinue the Xserve line from January 31, 2011 onwards, along ambles a spanking new Mac Pro Server which will most probably be an unofficial replacement. Going for a dollar shy of...

Apple to kill off Xserve support after January 2011

11/05/2010, Apple’s strength definitely isn’t in the enterprise server market, so it isn’t surprising at all to see them post a note on their Xserve splash page which states: “Xserve will no longer be available after January 31.” Apple...

Foursquare Social Networking Down And Out For 9 Hours

10/04/2010, Foursquare addicts will probably already know about this, but the geolocation/social check-in service was down for a good nine hours, which undoubtedly caused much stress to its active community. Apparently the downtime was due to the servers being...

SeaMicro server can hold 512 Intel Atom processors

06/14/2010, SeaMicro’s latest server architecture breaks new ground as it can now hold a whopping 512 Intel Atom processors in a 10U rack mount space, where it is hoped that this move will reduce data center power and space requirements by up to a whopping 75%....