Intel finally released its next-generation server platform, Ice Lake, yesterday. We discuss this story and much more with special guest host Calvin Hendryx-Parker on this week’s Rundown.
You may have heard of Google and Oracle and that they have been long locked in a legal battle over the public API of Java. This dates back to before Java was even part of Oracle. Android as a platform was created in the mid-2000s and Google based its mobile operating system on it to make it more approachable by developers. They got a bit of a punch in the face when Oracle acquired Sun and was promptly sued for infringing on Sun’s copyrights. Lot’s of back and forth, but we finally have a ruling by the Supreme Court and Google has come out on top.
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It may not be the 1.21 gigawatts needed to power your time machine, but Apple has announce a commitment to store 240 megawatt-hours of energy. The better new might actually be that 110 of its manufacturing partners to use 100% renewable energy. This is all part of making Apple’s supply chain and products carbon neutral by 2030.
Familiar Tech Field Day presenter VAST Data just announced that they’re going to stop making hardware. This isn’t because they’re out of business, far from it; Instead they’re going to focus on delivering software as a subscription, with others providing the hardware.
Frequent viewers of the Gestalt IT Rundown known that we’ve been waiting with bated breath to learn the details of Intel’s next-generation server platform, code name Ice Lake, for years. The company finally released these next-generation server CPUs yesterday, and they address most of the concerns we’ve had with Intel’s server chips, namely more cores, more memory, and PCIe 4.0. But Ice Lake is a lot more than a new chip.
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