Does the Cloud Need a Specialized Chip?

Tilera, one of many companies trying to build specialty chips or systems for cloud and web-scale computing, received a strategic investment today from Broadcom. But even as the investment validates Tilera, does the cloud need its own specialty chips and gear?…

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Compiled Networks Aims to Link Clouds, Make Wi-Fi Mobile

Compiled Networks, a stealthy Austin startup is building an appliance that can securely link two clouds at the network level, and uses the same technology to improve Wi-Fi offload for ISPs. It has managed to straddle two large markets but can it sell into them?…

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Ballmer on the Cloud: Throw Out All the World's Software?

Kicking things off with the proclamation that "we're betting the company on it," Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer discussed cloud computing and the future at the University of Washington this morning. "The goal can't be to throw out all the world's software and start again," he said.…

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What Is Novell Worth? $2 Billion, Apparently

On Tuesday afternoon, Elliott Associates, L.P., a hedge fund with a significant position in shares of Novell, placed an unsolicited offer to buy the company for approximately $2 billion. The offer places a high valuation on Novell, and the troubled company must consider it carefully.…

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CA Buys 3Tera

CA, the company formerly known as Computer Associates, is buying Aliso Viejo, Calif.-based 3Tera for an undisclosed amount as part of its ongoing makeover to capture the opportunities presented by cloud computing. It is competing with IBM, HP and BMC for attention and market opportunities.…

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