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  1. AlphaAtlas

    A "Server Misconfiguration" Was Behind the Facebook Outage

    Facebook and Instagram were down for about 14 hours earlier this week, and earlier reports suggested that the underlying cause was a BGP routing issue. As time went on without an official explanation, many started to suspect that the outage was related to an attack on the platform. But...
  2. AlphaAtlas

    Digital Foundry Analyzes Crackdown 3's Cloud Based Destruction

    Fully destructible environments have long been a holy grail of game physics engines. I remember Red Faction: Guerrilla generating quite a bit of buzz when it came out, and according to Digital Foundry, the Crackdown devs have been working on an even more ambitious system that leverages the power...
  3. M

    Problem with personal cloud storage

    Hello, I just changed my default router with an Asus RT-AC 1200 but after conecting my Seagate Personal Cloud it stoped being detected, I checked every device and they can't access it anymore, I checked with the router but aparently its not being detected neither (there's a device named * but I...
  4. cageymaru

    Kansas Wants to Unload $10 Million in Unused Computer Equipment

    In 2016, Kansas purchased $10 million in computer equipment to develop a centralized storage system for computer information. This was part of a $17 million effort by the state to create Kansas GovCloud. After state IT officials decided that the effort wasn't cost effective, the focus turned to...
  5. cageymaru

    Intel Begins Multiyear Manufacturing Site Expansion Projects at Its Foundries

    Intel has begun planning manufacturing site expansions and improvements to meet the growing demand for Intel products in the datacenter. Intel has shifted focus from a PC-centric company to a data-centric company to compete for the $300 billion total addressable market for silicon in solutions...
  6. AlphaAtlas

    Data Centers Consume 2% of the World's Energy

    According to a report by the Silent Partner Group of Companies, data centers eat about 2% of humanity's global energy production, and that rising figure is starting to create security and logistical issues. The release points to brief AWS power outages in March and May of this year that knocked...
  7. cageymaru

    AMD Unveils World's First 7nm Datacenter GPUs with PCIe 4.02 Interconnect

    AMD unveiled the world's first lineup of 7nm GPUs for the datacenter that will utilize an all new version of the ROCM open software platform for accelerated computing. "The AMD Radeon Instinct MI60 and MI50 accelerators feature flexible mixed-precision capabilities, powered by high-performance...
  8. AlphaAtlas

    EA Announces Project Atlas Cloud Gaming Initiative

    Hot on the heels of Microsoft's xCloud announcement, EA formally announced their own cloud gaming project. According to EA, "Project Atlas" is more than just a streaming initiative, and already involves over 1000 EA employees. In addition to streaming to multiple devices, EA wants to use the...
  9. AlphaAtlas

    Otoy Uses Gamer GPU Cloud to Render Content

    VentureBeat reports that Otoy is using a gamer GPU "cloud" to collaboratively render graphics on the cheap. RNDR harnesses over 14,000 GPUs that would normally be sitting idle in PCs, and connects them using "cloud, blockchain, and cryptocurrency technologies," The company claims the whole...
  10. AlphaAtlas

    IBM Files JEDI Protest

    Following Oracle, IBM filed an official protest against the U.S. Government's decision to use a single provider for the DoD's JEDI cloud computing platform. According to IBM, "JEDI's primary flaw lies in mandating a single cloud environment for up to 10 years." Google dropped out of the bid...
  11. AlphaAtlas

    Google Drops Bid for DoD JEDI Program

    Following a promise to keep their AI out of weapons, Google dropped out of the Pentagon's $10 billion cloud contract competition. The Department of Defense's Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud will need to handle massive amounts of sensitive data, and competitors are supposed to...
  12. cageymaru

    TSMC to Start 5nm Production with Full EUV in April 2019

    TSMC has taped out its first chip with limited use of extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUV) and will start risk production on a 5nm node with full EUV in April 2019. "TSMC said that N5 will deliver 14.7% to 17.7% speed gains and 1.8 to 1.86 area shrinks based on tests with Arm A72 cores. The...
  13. AlphaAtlas

    D-Wave Launches Free Quantum Computing Service

    D-Wave just launched a free cloud quantum computing service called "Leap". Anyone can register an account for free on the project's site, which gives them 1 minute of computation time on a D-Wave 2000Q every month. D-Wave also released an SDK called "Ocean" to help users quickly set up quantum...
  14. dvsman

    Online storage question - must be windows / newb friendly?

    I'm looking for a cheap / free way to share files with my folks / family overseas. I normally use Onedrive (I'm running the Office 365 1TB package) and Google Drive (Free version) - but I don't want to tie the files to my personal accounts in case something happens to me / them. Also the reason...
  15. P

    Can i make a home compute cloud from different CPU architectures?

    I have several computers (ARM, Intel, AMD) and want to make a cloud of them mainly to have more CPU power. Then the resulting virtual machine i will use to setup Windows 10 on it (Intel architecture needed) and use it for my desktop work. Is it possible? Any simple to setup, free solution for...
  16. R

    Apple Confirms It Uses Google's Cloud for iCloud

    In a report from CNBC, a file on Apple's website called the iOS Security Guide confirms that it is relying on Google's public cloud for storage for iCloud Services. Previous versions of the guide had stated that Apple was relying on Amazon Web Services, as well as Microsoft Azure for data...
  17. D

    Intel announces Skylake Xeon-D 2100 series processors

    Intel announces Xeon-D 2100 series processors Manufacturing Process: Intel’s optimized 14nm process technology featuring Intel’s Mesh Architecture Maximum Core Count Supported: Up to 18 Maximum Base Frequency Supported: up to 2.2 GHz Maximum Intel Turbo Boost technology 2.0 Frequency Supported...
  18. DooKey

    Alibaba is the Number 3 Public Cloud in the World

    Believe it or not Google really isn't the number 3 cloud provider behind AWS and Azure. Alibaba has that distinction all to itself and earned almost as much cloud revenue in the last quarter as Google Cloud Platform earned in all of 2016. Alibaba has one weakness and it's the fact almost all...
  19. Zarathustra[H]

    CIOs Have Stopped Fighting the Cloud

    Infoworld has an article up suggesting that CIO's who once were skeptical of migrating their IT infrastructure to "the Cloud" have either given up fighting, changed their minds or have been fired, as CEO's and boards have pressed for the additional cost savings that can be achieved my migrating...
  20. Zarathustra[H]

    Microsoft to Block Non-Windows Store Apps in Windows 10?

    A few sites out there have been running with this alarmist headline today, and boy does it sound scary, right? Could windows 10 be going on full device-style lockdown, requiring you to use apps from the Windows Store? Well, not so fast. First off, as Beta News reports, this is only an...
  21. cageymaru

    Microsoft Returns to Healthcare With Technology

    Microsoft tried and failed to compete in healthcare with General Electric as a partner. Microsoft has decided that it is once again bringing back it's prowess with artificial-intelligence and cloud services to the healthcare system. Rather than compete this time, Microsoft is ready to partner...
  22. Zarathustra[H]

    Google Sales Poised to Overtake Microsoft in Changing of the Guard

    The Financial Times is reporting that Google's revenues are on track to exceed $100bn this year, and that this will likely be sufficient for the company to surpass Microsoft's revenues for the year. They cite an upswing in ad revenue as a large part of the cause, also pointing out that the...
  23. 4saken

    Cloud Computing: Let's kick this off

    I figure this forum will probably be a little more business/industry related, rather than hobbyist as the Virtualization forum is(which has and is been a great resource for years here). But, lets face it, the enterprise is going this way whether people want to admit it or not. So let's maybe...
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