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Linus Torvalds pulls pin, tosses in grenade: x86 won, forget about Arm in server CPUs, says Linux kernel supremo

Linus Torvalds pulls pin, tosses in grenade: x86 won, forget about Arm in server CPUs, says Linux kernel supremo

Processor designer says he’s right about one thing: The need for end-to-end dev platforms Channeling the late Steve Jobs, Linux kernel king Linus Torvalds this week dismissed cross-platform efforts to support his contention that Arm-compatible processors will never dominate the server market. Responding to interest in Arm’s announcement of its data center-oriented Neoverse N1 and...

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Deton-8. Blastobox-3. Demo-1… One of these is the name of a SpaceX crew capsule test now due to launch in March

Deton-8. Blastobox-3. Demo-1… One of these is the name of a SpaceX crew capsule test now due to launch in March

As experts worry about the potential for rapid unscheduled in-flight rocket disassembly NASA this week set a date for the launch of the much-delayed Demo-1 – the first test flight of SpaceX’s Dragon capsule that will, fingers crossed, eventually ferry humans to the International Space Station. This comes as fears grow over the preparedness of...

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Big names hurl millions of pounds at scheme to hoist UK’s AI knowhow

Big names hurl millions of pounds at scheme to hoist UK’s AI knowhow

We’re Europe’s tech hub, crows minister, but investment weedy compared to the US and China Google’s DeepMind is among 11 companies to fund artificial intelligence masters degrees in the UK under a government-backed range of training programmes, including fellowships and PhD centres. The move comes as an analysis commissioned by Tech Nation showed venture capital...

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Northern UK smart meter rollout is too slow, snarls MPs’ committee

Northern UK smart meter rollout is too slow, snarls MPs’ committee

But… but British Gas customers are making cost savings, though The British government is “sugar coating” its smart meter project and pretending that “everything will turn out alright in the end”, according to Parliament’s Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee (BEIS). In a statement, Labour MP Rachel Reeves, chairwoman of the BEIS Committee, accused the...

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DRAM, it feels good to be a gangsta: Only Intel flash revenues on the rise after brutal quarter

DRAM, it feels good to be a gangsta: Only Intel flash revenues on the rise after brutal quarter

Worse to come as market doldrums deepen An abrupt quarter-on-quarter revenue cliff drop affected all the main flash vendors, except Intel, which saw revenues rise despite falling prices. DRAMeXchange highlighted the sudden revenue reversals everywhere but Intel, supplying these numbers:   Q-on-Q Bit Shipments Q3-Q4 revenue change Q4 revenues ASP Q3 market share Q4 market...

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Welcome to the sunlit uplands of HTTP/2, where a naughty request can send Microsoft’s IIS into a spin

Welcome to the sunlit uplands of HTTP/2, where a naughty request can send Microsoft’s IIS into a spin

It’s patching time again for Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10 Updated Oops! Microsoft has published an advisory on a bug in its Internet Information Services (IIS) product that allows a malicious HTTP/2 request to send CPU usage to 100 per cent. An anonymous Reg reader tipped us off to the advisory, ADV190005, which warns...