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Lenovo expects data centre profits in two years, if it can fix China

For now the company is just happy with growth for the first time since buying IBM’s servers

Lenovo has reported flat quarter-on-quarter revenue, but is content to have achieved that as it reflects stabilisation in its data centre and mobile businesses.…

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Who wants multiple virtual workstations on a GPU in a blade server?

NVIDIA reckons engineering types do, so it’s cut a new GPU and software to carve it up

NVIDIA’s cranked up the virtual workstation caper by giving the world a new GPU that slots into blade servers, plus software to let it run multiple workstation-grade VMs.…

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Linux-loving lecturer ‘lost’ email, was actually confused by Outlook

And had suits savage an utterly innocent sysadmin for his own ignorance

On-Call  Friday means a few things at El Reg: a new BOFH. A couple of beers. And another instalment of On-Call, our weekly column in which we take reader-contributed tales of being asked to do horrible things for horrible people, scrub them up and hope you click.…

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Infosys CEO quits, citing ‘untenable atmosphere’ created by critics

Former SAP man Vishal Sikka bails but will be interim CEO’s boss

Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka has resigned, effective immediately, but neither he nor the company’s board are happy he’s going.…

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Software definer wants you to befriend the ‘BFC’, do a bit of ‘reverse virtualization’

What’s that, TidalScale? The Big Friendly what?

Analysis  TidalScale is building a software-defined server product. But how would that work, as it needs to run in a server and you can’t really redefine the server you are running in, can you?…

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And Server 2003. Yep, this is the year 2017 and we’re not making this up

Freelance IT type? Know about the gubbins of Windows XP, Vista and Server 2003? Don’t care about all that IR35 guff? We’ve got great news – wants to hire you.…

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Qualcomm moved its Snapdragon designers to its ARM server chip. We peek at the results

Centriq 2400 blueprints revealed this week

Hot Chips  Qualcomm moved engineers from its flagship Snapdragon chips, used in millions of smartphones and tablets, to its fledgling data center processor family Centriq.…

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McLaren’s design chief on what it takes to build a beautiful car

Spiderman, Super Man, and Batman are the obvious super heroes. But dedicated comic book fans are equally smitten with Luke Cage and Hellboy. When it comes to super cars share elements with super heroes: there are the Ferraris, Lamborghini, and Porsches of the world and then there are more obscure stars, which are no less revered. McLaren falls into this category. McLaren is the Luke Cage of the car world.

McLaren is a giant among Formula 1 motorsport enthusiasts, but has only recently become a company with an actual production arm. It’s small, coveted British carmaker that caters to the buyer in the high-six figure range. Its latest debut was the bespoke 720S at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance this weekend. Other models range from…

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A space nerd’s guide to the Great American Eclipse


On August 21, the skies above a large swath of the contiguous United States will darken to an eerie twilight as the moon passes between the Earth and the sun, casting a dark shadow on the face of our planet. 

And we’re here for it — in a big way. 

This marks the first time a total solar eclipse will grace skies above the lower 48 states since 1979, and it’s the first eclipse of its kind to pass from coast to coast in about a century. 

The eclipse will pass from Oregon to South Carolina, and we’ll bring it to you live with expert insight from Tennessee and New York City, along with images from dozens of livestreams from NASA and others.  Read more…

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We won’t have total solar eclipses forever, so you’d better make this one count

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