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SAP ERP to run in HANA in-memory database this year

SAP is rolling out technical support for its basic ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) on the HANA in-memory database appliance in the last quarter of 2012. In an interview last Wednesday, CIO and executive board member Vishal Sikka revealed that while SAP had earlier announced its plans to roll out the entire Business Suite on the […]

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Intel faces rough times ahead on Windows 8

Intel faces a challenging 2012 ahead before any windfall lands on its coffers from powering up Microsoft’s Windows 8 tablet, according to Minneapolis-based mid-market investment firm Piper Jaffray. In a research note, Gus Richard, analyst from Piper Jaffray, today said: “We believe CY12 (calendar year 2012) is shaping up to be a difficult year for […]

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15-inch MacBook Air might be released in early 2012

Apple will be releasing a larger MacBook Air by early 2012 as cited in a report by a Taiwanese publication this week. Analyst Brian Marshall from International Strategy and Investment Group said that there is no confirmation regarding the larger MacBook Air but he noted that refreshing the MacBook Air line “makes sense.” Taken into […]

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Oracle Solaris Updated To Fit Cloud

Oracle announced this week that its Solaris operating system has been updated with features that make the Unix-based OS more compatible for cloud deployments. It is dubbed as Solaris 11. The company said that the newest version is also better integrated with other Oracle products. Oracle’s Senior Director of Product Marketing Charlie Boyle said that […]

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KickSat: You can Send a Satellite into Space

An Aerospace Engineering graduate from Cornell University is launching a new open hardware project into space. And if you want to send your very own satellite into space then all is possible with this new “spacecraft in space aka KickSat” mission. Zac Manchester, creator of KickSat has spent years developing and testing inexpensive spacecraft known […]

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Gamification aids in solving the mystery of AIDS

HIV/AIDS research has come to a huge advancement through the help of gamers. A game developed by the University of Washington called “FoldIt” is created to aid in scientific research by allowing gamers to play with the structure and shape of proteins. The HIV/AIDS virus is a global concern that has killed over 25 million […]

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Sun Oracle Sparc T4 CPU

Oracle launches Sparc T4 updates on Sparc SuperCluster

Oracle introduced to the public its latest Sparc T4 processor on Monday at the Company’s headquarters. According to CEO Larry Ellison, it will be competing against server rivals IBM and Hewlett-Packard. The Sparc T4 developed by Sun Microsystems is the newest member of the Sparc family. This latest edition boasts of eight processor cores that […]

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OVA popularizes Kernel-based Virtual Machine

The Open Virtualization Alliance (OVA) is moving the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) technology forward as its number of member companies from various growing markets is steadily growing. The main scenario is that costs are notably lower with using KVM while still maintaining the same technological capacities its more pricy competitors have. This then has become […]

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