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Microsoft CEO Nadella: Underwater data centers are the future

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says underwater data centers will play a major role in expanding the firm’s global cloud computing platform. Tech Pro Research Nadella predicts Project Natick, under which Microsoft deployed a 40-foot data center pod on the seafloor…

HPE brings high performance computing to astronauts in space

Image: NASA HPE is bringing high performance computing (HPC) capabilities to astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS). The Spaceborne Computer, a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) supercomputer that HPE and NASA launched into space last year, will help astronauts analyze data…

Congestion from the Internet of Things keeps CIOs up at night

The onslaught of data pouring into enterprises from the Internet of Things (IoT) is creating headaches for IT leaders. Seven in 10 CIOs, for one, say IoT is going to be a major drag on their systems and infrastructures. Photo:…

Halloween Horrors: Real-Life Scary Stories from the Data Center and Beyond

The end of October means it’s time to start carving pumpkins and picking the perfect Halloween costume. This is also a good time to scare yourself silly with horror stories from your data center.   The end user’s ghost haunts…

Microsoft to tackle AI skills shortage with two new training programs

Microsoft has revealed two new training programs to tackle the shortage of AI-related skills in business and academia. The first of the two programs, Microsoft AI Academy, will run face-to-face and online training sessions for business and public-sector leaders, IT…

Oracle’s next chapter: The Autonomous Database and the DBA

  For obvious reasons, databases have always been up front and center to Oracle chairman and founder Larry Ellison, the prominence of the autonomous database at last week’s Oracle OpenWorld gave Ellison a chance to head back to memory lane.…

Cloud hosting is the secure solution you've been seeking

Business managers are sometimes concerned that a move to the cloud involves a loss of control. What used to be kept in-house is now stored on someone else’s servers. That shift can represent a big leap of faith for managers…

Telstra restores cloud services after outage

Telstra has confirmed that its cloud services are back up and running following an outage. “We have resolved an issue which impacted access to our cloud services for some of our enterprise customers and access to some of our online…

US Energy Dept. announces new Nvidia-powered supercomputer

The US Department of Energy on Tuesday announced that it’s bringing online a new pre-exascale supercomputer in 2020, at the National Energy and Research Computing Center (NERSC). The heterogeneous system, called Perlmutter, comprises both CPU-only and GPU-accelerated cabinets. It’s expected…