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OpenFlow takes networks in a different direction

An easier route As network topologies and data access patterns have evolved, load profiles can change so quickly that a completely new approach to networking is required. That approach is OpenFlow.…

IDC: Big data biz worth $16.9 BILLION by 2015

Up from $3.2bn in 2010... How big is the big data business? That depends on how you dice and slice it.…

Boffins build blood-swimming medical microbot

Set for a Fantastic Voyage through your veins ISSCC  A research team has developed a swimming microrobot designed to navigate through your bloodstream – all with your best interests at heart. Or at lung. Or at the far-flung islets of Langerhans.…

Dell mothership hovers over backup startup, beams it aboard

AppAssure absorbed into enterprise wing Dell has acquired its own continuous data protection software by buying AppAssure for an undisclosed amount.…

Never mind the switch, feel the fabric

Vendors take up weaving It is not clear who started it but it is all-out war in the systems business and the battleground is convergence.…

Forecasting logon storms with desktop virtualisation

Planning for bad weather You the Expert  For an IT manager, desktop virtualization is no bad thing, if only because it limits how badly a user can mess up his or her own settings. So if you are thinking that you could slim down yourShow More Summary

Smarter Networking for a smarter data centre

Your DC's weak link? On demand  We think a lot about the network that connects the client to the server room, but maybe not enough about the network inside the data centre. At least, until now. Our Reg poll shows that the problems of network consolidation, distributed apps and all that spaghetti stuff sticking out the back of your servers is beginning to worry you.…

El Reg takes man for romantic weekend for two at Intel chip factory

Fab trip to Intel Fab So what do you get when you enter a competition on the Reg? The leftovers from the Cash and Carrion bin? Whatever unboxed review kit we’ve managed to hide from the courier?…

Infographic: The road to desktop virtualisation

We're on a road to somewhere So much been said over the years about desktop virtualisation, so many claims, so much noise, so much clutter.…

Couldn't be there? Our conference vids for you

The Register and Intel LIVE 2011 Last week The Register teamed up with Intel to put on an all-day conference in Millbank, central London. We had a great line-up of speakers, which included Professor Brian Cox and security God Bruce Schneier - for me a stand-out.…

Supercomputer helps boffins crack 3D material sims...

Tokyo Tech nabs Gordon Bell Prize and $10k for metal materials work SC11  So who cares about dendrites and dendrite solidification? If you’re an auto manufacturer facing a mandate to radically increase the fuel economy of your cars, you care a lot. Show More Summary

National Air Traffic Services lands desktop virtualisation

Head of IS swoops in to explain how Interview  You think you have a stressful job? Try Gavin Walker. He’s the man in charge of the tech and comms infrastructure (Head of Information Solutions) at NATS, the artist formerly know as National Air Traffic Service Control Services. Yes, the people who know where all the planes are over the Atlantic and the UK.…

Desktop Virtualisation for highly legislated environments

Legal eagles tap into desktop Interview  Implementing virtual desktops across a whole enterprise is rarely as easy as it sounds in vendor white papers. Rich Raether, IT manager, and Dan Putnam, published systems architect at large US...Show More Summary

Report: SAS controller bug holding up Xeon E5 launch

A different bug this time? Everyone was expecting for Intel to launch the "Sandy Bridge-EP" Xeon E5 processors back in September for delivery in the fourth quarter. Butfor reasons that Intel has never explained – much less admitted that this was the original launch schedule – the E5 processor and its related "Patsburg" chipset has been pushed out to an "early 2012" launch.…

Free cluster for a good cause

SCC11 system up for grabs Silicon Mechanics, a mid-sized manufacturer of rackmount servers, clusters, and storage arrays, is celebrating its 10th birthday by giving away a lot of stuff. First, the company did a great job sponsoring Boston University in this month's SC11 Student Cluster Competition in Seattle (SCC11).…

Rock star physicist Cox: Neutrinos won't help us cheat time

Don't fire up the faster-than-light DeLorean. Boo! Fire up the DeLorean and grab the almanac, time travel is here... or maybe not.…

Adventures in mineral oil cooling

Longhorns oiled and battered Let’s say that you and your pals need to build a high performance cluster to run a number of HPC apps. It has to be fast. Damned fast. Fast enough to beat the very best student-built systems from seven other universities.…

SCC11: final results banquet, winners feted

Smelly cheese consumed The official results of the Student Cluster Competition were revealed at the lavish SC11 Awards Gala, a luncheon held at the Seattle Sheraton. I was a little put out that I wasn’t invited for the lunch, but felt better after I got a good whiff of it.…

Keep it simple with one-size-fits-all networking

No more crossed wires This isn’t the sort of thing that sysadmins usually admit to, but I have recently developed a grudging sort of respect for cable monkeys.…

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