VMWare cuts jobs on cloudy results
Published in News
Wednesday, 27 January 2016 12:13

VMWare cuts jobs on cloudy results


Looks like the sky really wasn’t cloud’s limit

While the Cloud is supposed to be the savour of big computing, VMWare, which should be doing well is actually suffering.

IBM Power is back from the dead
Published in Processors
Friday, 22 January 2016 10:51

IBM Power is back from the dead

Opening the platform up helped

It appears that IBM’s Power system, which had been largely written off, is back from the dead and Biggish Blue’s attempt to resurrect it might have paid off.

Intel signs pact with Oracle
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Monday, 26 October 2015 12:55

Intel signs pact with Oracle


Oratel Alliance targets IBM busting deal using the Sun god Apollo

With Microsoft not really needing Intel for its cloud bid, Chipzilla has been snuffling around looking for allies and found another party who has missed the boat to team up with – Oracle.

Outlook still bleak for Biggish Blue
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Tuesday, 20 October 2015 08:37

Outlook still bleak for Biggish Blue


Still not making money

IBM has been selling the family silver but still can’t buy itself out of trouble as its cloud business has not picked up yet.

IBM allowing Chinese government to look at source code
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Nothing to hide

Biggish Blue is hoping to get the Chinese government onside by showing it its source code.

Apple, Intel and IBM get on GloFlo's SOI bandwagon
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FinFETs and SOI working in different environments

Soitec's CEO and board chairman has raised an eyebrow or two when he said that the iPhone 6s has multiple RF chips built on silicon-on-insulator (SOI) substrates and that Intel and IBM are using the tech for their silicon photonics push.

IBM puts Nvidia GPU in flagship servers
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 06 October 2015 13:28

IBM puts Nvidia GPU in flagship servers


Teaming up with Big Blue Power


Big Blue has launched a line of Power processor-based, Linux-tuned machines which are helped out by Nvidia Tesla K80 GPUs.

IBM thinks carbon nanotubes will defeat Moore's law
Published in Processors


Silicon's days could be numbered

Big Blue Researchers have discovered a way to replace silicon semiconductors with carbon nanotube transistors and think that the development will push the industry past Moore's law limits.

Rumours confirm GloFlo will develop its own 10nm
Published in Processors


More rumours – this time from the Orient

We wrote a story a while back claiming that GloFlo was going to develop its own 7nm 10nm free from the licencing constraints of its partner Samsung. This was greeted by much mirth at the time, but it is looking like we were right.

Gloflo developing its own 7nm and 10nm
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 22 September 2015 10:34

Gloflo developing its own 7nm and 10nm


We don't need no outsiders

AMD spin off Globalfoundaries is apparently doing rather well and developed its own 7nm and 10nm fabrication processes.