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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...

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...

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%....

iPad 3G Overwhelms Vodafone UK’s Activation Server

05/28/2010, Good news and bad news for iPad fans in the UK. The good news is that you can purchase the iPad with Wi-Fi + 3G; the bad news is that the sheer number of these devices have taken down the activation server of Vodafone UK. Reports are in that the Vodafone...

HP Thinks That Cows Could Power Server Farms

05/20/2010, While most people wouldn’t want to have anything to do with cow manure, the folks over at HP have taken a special interest in it. Why is HP busy checking out dairy cows? Turns out that they think that they could turn manure into fuel. Cow manure is...

Google Server seen in China

12/14/2009, Some of us might have laid our eyes on the Google Server, but here is something that most of us would have missed – a Google Server which is vastly different from what it usually looks like, being a customized 2U server with 8 DIMM slots and a...

Kuro Sheeva mini server

12/03/2009, The Kuro Sheeva is roughly the size of an AC adapter, measuring a mere 96.5mm x 110mm x 48.5mm, and can function as a server if you like. Running on a 1.2GHz ARM processor, it is equipped with 512MB RAM as well as an equivalent amount in terms of internal...

Olive 4HD, the HD Hi-Fi Music Server

11/18/2009, Olive Media Inc has released this 4HD high-end music server that aims to match the 24-bit/192Khz standard used in recording studios (for reference, CDs are encoded with 16-bit values at 44.1Khz). Assuming that you have the speaker setup that matches what...