All posts by Jeff Clark

AMD to Lay Off 7% of Staff

AMD to Lay Off 7% of Staff
October 21, 2014 No Comments »

AMD—“that other x86 vendor”—has struggled for years to put a dent in Intel’s dominant market share. Recent efforts have focused on bringing the ARM architecture to servers, although the benefits of ARM over x86 in line-powered systems that tackle larger ... Read More »

FBI Director: Encryption Bad for Law Enforcement

FBI Director: Encryption Bad for Law Enforcement
October 20, 2014 No Comments »

Law enforcement agencies—despite the government’s super-invasive dragnet surveillance programs (courtesy of the NSA and, no doubt, others from the alphabet-soup community)—shouldn’t be forced to deal with the hassle of encryption when targeting citizens for investigation, according to U.S. FBI Director ... Read More »

Intel Betting on Workload-Optimized Hardware

Intel Betting on Workload-Optimized Hardware
October 16, 2014 No Comments »

Although highly programmable processors give designers and developers greater flexibility, they consume more power than dedicated hardware for certain tasks. With data centers focusing more on power consumption, specialized processors may gain more traction—at least that’s what Intel hopes, according ... Read More »

Industry Outlook: The State of Privacy

Industry Outlook: The State of Privacy
October 15, 2014 No Comments »

Industry Outlook is a regular Data Center Journal Q&A series that presents expert views on market trends, technologies and other issues relevant to data centers and IT. This week, Industry Outlook asks Private.me Chief Operating Officer (COO) Robert Neivert about ... Read More »

Twist in Silicon Valley Wage Fixing Case

Twist in Silicon Valley Wage Fixing Case
October 15, 2014 No Comments »

Despite having reached an agreement with Adobe, Apple, Google and Intel in a case regarding no-poaching arrangements among several tech giants, the employees that filed suit are now opposing the settlement. According to Zach Miners at Computerworld, “The suit accuses ... Read More »

Four Questions About Women and Men in Technology

Four Questions About Women and Men in Technology
October 14, 2014 No Comments »

Many major technology companies (e.g., Google, Microsoft, Twitter, Yahoo and so on) have at some point been lambasted in the media—whether by reporters or themselves—about how many women they employ. This quasi-religious ritual typically involves expressing regret (repentance) for corporate ... Read More »

A Chance for Fusion?

A Chance for Fusion?
October 14, 2014 No Comments »

The drive toward greener data centers often focuses on energy sources, with coal and nuclear receiving the greatest criticism for their emissions and waste products, respectively. Solar and wind power are the face of alternative power, but a few other ... Read More »

Clearing the Way for IoT

Clearing the Way for IoT
October 10, 2014 No Comments »

Setting aside the hype, the Internet of Things (IoT) at least theoretically could be a big market. According to Scott Amyx at InformationWeek, the U.S. government needs to step in with a variety of policies that promote this nascent market. ... Read More »

Is the Enterprise Data Center Dying?

Is the Enterprise Data Center Dying?
October 10, 2014 No Comments »

Growth in the cloud and in various IT outsourcing options could lead the casual observer to think that the enterprise data center is an endangered species. Then again, a casual observer might also buy into the informal notion that the ... Read More »