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Dell Working On 120Gbs Deep Packet Inspection Firewall

April 27, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Computing
Dell Working On 120Gbs Deep Packet Inspection Firewall

Dell’s security division has announced that it is working on a next-generation Firewall (NGFW) that it claims is the first to deliver deep packet inspection (DPI) speeds of up to 120Gbps. The company will demonstrate these speeds at the RSA conference in San Francisco this week, and said that the NGFW cluster enables an “easy migration path” for the future growth of enterprise networks. Dubbed a “firewall sandwich” of high DPI performance, better security efficiency and... 

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IBM Taking QRadar To The Cloud

April 24, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Computing
IBM Taking QRadar To The Cloud

IBM IS bringing its QRadar Security Intelligence technology to the cloud in a bid to help companies prioritize major security threats more quickly and free up critical resources to fight cyber attacks. The offering is available through a cloud-based software-as-a-service model, and comes with an IBM Security Managed Services option for security experts with more advanced skills. QRadar Security Intelligence comes in the form of two services. The first is IBM Security Intelligence on Cloud, which... 

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Citrix Finally Goes OpenStack

April 24, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Computing
Citrix Finally Goes OpenStack

Citrix has become a corporate sponsor of the OpenStack Foundation in a push towards interoperability and unified standards in the cloud community. As part of the announcement, Citrix said that products including NetScaler and XenServer will be coming to OpenStack. Citrix has been a contributor to OpenStack for some time, but this sponsorship announcement sees the company ramping up its involvement and integrating its core product lines. Klaus Oestermann, senior vice president and general manager... 

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Will IoT Help The Semiconductor Industry Grow?

April 24, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Computing
Will IoT Help The Semiconductor Industry Grow?

Internet of Things (IoT) will be the semiconductor industry’s next growth driver, according to TSMC president and co-CEO CC Wei. Wei believes that the healthcare chip market will reach US$6.8 billion in production value in 2017, said Wei. Meanwhile a family home could feature more than 500 smart devices by 2020. He said that mobile devices have already replaced PCs as the major growth driver of the semiconductor market and in 2014, about 1.88 billion mobile phones were shipped with 1.2 billion... 

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ARM Appears To Be On The Rise

April 23, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Computing
ARM Appears To Be On The Rise

Chip designer ARM reported a 36 per cent rise in first-quarter net profit amid strong demand for its technology. The British company said that expects 2015 revenue to meet the expectations of the cocaine nose jobs of Wall Street. ARM recorded net profit of $126.7 million for the three months to March 31 and revenue rose 22 percent. Shares in ARM, which makes money by licensing its designs to chip makers, then collecting royalty revenue when the chips ship, were up by more than 5 per cent on the back... 

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PayPal Is Going Biometric

April 23, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Computing
PayPal Is Going Biometric

PayPal has detailed a number of biometric security solutions that it believes could replace the conventional password. The biometric solutions include embedded chip tattoos, vein recognition and even ingestible technology that would mean people no longer need to worry about fraudsters nicking their sensitive information or digital dosh. The payments firm is flogging the idea via a presentation at various technology conferences entitled Kill all Passwords, where it claims that the rise of hacking... 

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Is Samsung Beating Intel In The SSD Space?

April 23, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Computing
Is Samsung Beating Intel In The SSD Space?

Samsung ruled the global solid state drive (SSD) market last year with a market share double that of its main rival Intel. According to beancounters at market research outfit HIS on April 20, Samsung Electronics had US$3.996 billion in sales last year in the global SSD market with a market share of 34 percent, while Intel posted US$1.99 billion in the same period with a market share of 17 percent. So Intel’s figure was just half of that of Samsung. Intel is not doing that badly. In 2014, Intel’s... 

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Microsoft Strips Down Nano-Server

April 22, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Computing
Microsoft Strips Down Nano-Server

Microsoft is going great guns in the server market having recently announced the Nano Server, a “minimal footprint” Windows Server, and Hyper-V containers, which provide virtual machine isolation capabilities to containers. Nano Server is even more stripped-down than Windows Server Core with the GUI stack, 32 bit support (WOW64), MSI and a number of default Server Core components all being put in the dustbin. You can’t do local logons, Remote Desktop and WMI and PowerShell are the... 

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Will Intel Downgrade Itanium?

April 22, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Computing
Will Intel Downgrade Itanium?

The last processor released was Poulson that was pretty advanced for its time, but is now getting so old that parts of the chip are haunted. The Itanium 9500 series processors were designed for scalability in mind and targeted at the HPC market and Intel has been pretty quiet about a replacement. KitGuru cornered an Intel suit and asked them if they were planning to can it completely, but the suit denied it. “Intel remains committed to the Intel Itanium product line and to the delivery of the... 

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AMD’s Next Generation Opteron Goes 32 Zen x86 Cores

April 22, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Computing
AMD’s Next Generation Opteron Goes 32 Zen x86 Cores

We recently showed you a new 16 Zen core next generation processor with Greenland integrated graphics and DDR4 support. This part definitely sounds interesting but we got an update on the 2016 Opteron server market parts. The next generation Opteron won’t have an integrated graphics part but it will have up to 32 Zen x86 cores with 64-thread support. Unlike the highest end compute HSA part that comes with Greenland HBM graphics, the next generation Opteron doesn’t have any integrated... 

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Russian Hackers Going After Adobe And Windows

April 21, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Computing
Russian Hackers Going After Adobe And Windows

Russian hackers have been taking advantage of vulnerabilities in popular Adobe and Microsoft software to gather government information, US security firm FireEye has claimed. The company’s latest report said that it detected a limited advanced persistent threat campaign targeting zero-day vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash and Microsoft Windows which started on 13 April. FireEye said that the group’s goal is to find information about government, military and security organizations which is... 

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ARM Buys Into Bluetooth For IoT

April 21, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Computing
ARM Buys Into Bluetooth For IoT

ARM has announced the acquisition of two Bluetooth companies in a bid to expand its presence in the Internet of Things (IoT) arena, and has created a new portfolio dubbed ARM Cordio in the process. The UK semiconductor designer has picked up Wicentric, a Bluetooth smart stack and profile provider, and Sunrise Micro Devices (SMD), a provider of sub-one volt Bluetooth radio intellectual property (IP). Wicentric is a privately held company that focuses on the development of low-power wireless products.... 

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Qualcomm Gives Snapdragon More Umph

April 20, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Computing
Qualcomm Gives Snapdragon More Umph

Qualcomm has released a new Trepn Profiler app for Android which will profile Snapdragon processors and tinker with them. The Trepn Profiler app identifies apps that overwork the CPU or are eating too much data. The app will pinpoint which of the apps drain the battery faster. All data that will be obtained by this app can provide information you need to know which program is slowing down your phone. Most Android phone users will not give a damn, but developers will find it useful. Those who are... 

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AMD To Power Samsung’s Digital Media

April 20, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Computing
AMD To Power Samsung’s Digital Media

AMD’s Embedded R-Series accelerated processing unit, previously codenamed “Bald Eagle,” is powering Samsung’s latest set-back-box digital media players. AMD’s Embedded R-Series accelerated processing unit, previously codenamed “Bald Eagle,” is powering Samsung’s latest set-back-box digital media players. Bald Eagle was designed for high performance at low power with broad connectivity but mostly for digital signage. It seems that new Samsung SBB-B64DV4... 

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Samsung Starts Producing NVMe PCIe Solid State Drives

April 17, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Computing
Samsung Starts Producing NVMe PCIe Solid State Drives

Samsung Electronics has started mass production of what it claims is the industry’s first Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) PCIe solid state drive (SSD), which has an M.2 form factor for use in PCs and workstations. Samsung said in an announcement that it is “the first in the industry” to bring NVMe SSDs to OEMs for the PC market. The SM951-NVMe operates at low power in standby mode and is the most compact of any NVMe SSD out there, according to the firm. “Our new NVMe SSD... 

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