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Mellanox Brings Software-Defined Networking to SwitchX-2 Chips

Over at The Register, Timothy Prickett Morgan writes that networking chip and switch maker Mellanox Technologies is ramping up its efforts to play in the software-defined networking (SDN) world. With the new SwitchX-2 chips, the company will create its own OpenFlow controller and work to ensure that its switches work well with controllers from other vendors. 

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ARM Server Start-Up Calxeda Gets $55M Cash Infusion

The funding doubles Calxeda's war chest as investors bet on the hardware specialist's low-power ARM-based servers as a good fit for the datacentre.

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Open Hardware Summit Open to Hybrid Models

If there was an overarching message from the speakers at last week's Open Hardware Summit, particularly those in the first morning block, it's that openness isn't that critical. It sounds strange coming from a conference whose name starts with "open," but speaker after speaker talked about hybrids and doing whatever...

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Inside Facebook's Lab: A Mission to Make Hardware Open Source

A look behind the scenes of Facebook's hardware lab, the spiritual home of the Open Compute datacentre hardware movement, which may radically change the type of IT enterprises use, and who they buy it from.

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Plans For Better Testing Of The X.Org Server

Peter Hutterer has been working on more than just new X.Org input code. He's most well known for his work like MPX and Xi2, but recently at Red Hat he's been working on enhancing the testing process of the X.Org Server...

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