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The Open Data Center Alliance, a customer group that shares tips about cloud deployments and tries to nudge vendors into supplying the products they want, has added big data to the list of IT topics it covers.
As the consumerization of IT and self-service trends gain momentum, IT's role is changing from technology implementer to technology enabler.
China has produced a supercomputer capable of 54.9 petaflops that will likely be recognized as the world's fastest system this week with the unveiling of a new Top500 list.
Many attempts have been made over the last 46 years to rewrite Amdahl's law, a theory that focuses on performance relative to parallel and serial computing. One scientist hopes to prove that Amdahl's law can be surpassed, and that it doesn't apply in certain parallel computing models.
Many eyes in the tech world will fall on Oracle later this week, when the vendor's fourth-quarter results are set for release. This is typically the biggest reporting period for Oracle each year in terms of revenue, but a number of questions loom beyond its top-line performance.
Intel wants to create a virtual cable service that would bundle TV channels for subscribers. But cable providers are expected to put up a fight.
The next summer blockbuster out of 20th Century Fox might be called "The Incredible Shrinking Data Center."
Hewlett-Packard on Tuesday said it has begun to integrate its hardware and management systems with Google Apps.
NASA scientists have seen evidence that there's been sledding on Mars.
A study from AAA finds that even hands-free technology, like Apple's iOS in-car displays, still poses a relatively high level of driver distraction.
Hewlett-Packard looks to end support for OpenVMS, a system long valued for its reliability and break-through features, in 2020.
Hewlett-Packard has designed a new all-in-one desktop that's intended to appeal to IT departments as well as employees.
After nearly 10 years since it left Earth, NASA's rover Opportunity is about to head out on a new mission -- a weeks-long trek to study a new area on Mars.
Advanced Micro Devices has announced a new strategy that could lead to games that run in the future across PCs and games consoles like the Xbox and PlayStation.
Why doesn't Apple have a better environmental record? For a company built by a group of long-haired Californian hippies, it's taken Apple a while to come to terms with its responsibilities to the Earth.
Dell and Oracle will integrate hardware and software for customers through a strategic partnership, the companies announced on Tuesday.
Dell has introduced a converged computing, storage and networking system for small and remote offices, the PowerEdge VRTX, saying it will let customers deploy a system with virtualization in hours.
Dell says Windows 8 contributed to a decline in its PC-related revenue during the quarter that ended May 3.
Innovation, negativity, crazy ideas and the future of technology were on Google CEO Larry Page's mind when he spoke at his company's recent I/O developers conference.
Hitachi said Monday it will officially support Amazon Web Services as part of its cloud solution offerings, a victory for Amazon over rival Microsoft Azure.