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Brits registering .uk domains mostly get first choice

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/23/domain_name_blues/

8 years ago

Most Brits think it's easy to find a .uk address for their websites, but almost half admit to having settled on a domain that was not their first choice, according to a new survey. The report, commissioned by .uk manager Nominet, may add fuel to the debate over whether the plan from global internet policy overseer ICANN to …

Boffins play ping-pong with single electron

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/23/research_applicable_to_quantum_computing/

8 years ago

Researchers at Cambridge University have managed to bat an electron back and forth along a wire in a high-tech game of ping-pong that could help out with quantum computing. The findings, published in Nature, showed the boffins were able to exercise a high level of control over the path of an electron in an electronic circuit …

Put your hard drives into the cloud

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/23/ninefold_sneakernet/

8 years ago

“Never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon full of tapes hurtling down the highway,” Andrew Tanenbaum wrote in 1996, when most people used dial-up networks and Australians couldn’t yet get ADSL. And if you have a USB key and a pigeon that knows where it’s going, you can still achieve a respectable data-transfer rate …

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Dell, Intel rope Texas-sized 10 petaflopper

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/22/dell_intel_10_petaflops_super/

8 years ago

Intel has scored its first big win for its Many Integrated Core (MIC) x86 coprocessor, code-named "Knights Corner," in a hybrid supercomputer that will be installed at the Texas Advanced Computing Center at the University of Texas in January 2013. The 10-petaflops supercomputer will be nicknamed "Stampede", and will be right …

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China links with Taiwan undersea

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/22/china_taiwan_cable/

8 years ago

The first cross-strait cable linking Taiwan and China has been given the green light. The JV has been launched by Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom who holds a 50% stake and China's China Telecom, China Mobile and China Unicom. Chunghwa Telecom has invested NT$100 million ($US3.4m) in the project and the three Chinese companies have …

OpenStack adds web dashboard to 'floating Linux kernel'

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/22/openstack_diablo_release/

8 years ago

OpenStack – the open source "infrastructure cloud" project founded by Rackspace and NASA – has released a new version of its platform, adding over 70 tools to the existing code while unveiling two new creations: a web "dashboard" for both administrators and users, and an authentication system that spans the platform. Codenamed …

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Teradata update chews up, spits out columns

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/22/teradata_database_aster_mapreduce_appliance/

8 years ago

Data warehousing pioneer Teradata is turning up the dial on its eponymous parallel database to 14, adding in slew of new features that include the ability to process columnar data as well as the more standard-row-based chewing in relational databases. The company has also released an appliance running the hybrid row/column …

Inconvenient truther hints at multiple iPhone October

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/22/al_gore_rumor/

8 years ago

The use of the letter "s" by a former US vice president has fueled speculation that Apple is poised to release more than one iPhone model this October. Speaking at The Discovery Invest Leadership Summit this week in Johannesburg, South Africa, Apple board member Al Gore reportedly referred to "the new iPhones coming out next …

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Work begins on radical Gordon super flash-computer

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/22/appro_sdsc_gordon_supercomputer/

8 years ago

Supercomputer maker Appro International has finally begun building the "Gordon" flash-heavy supercomputer at the San Diego Supercomputer Center, which was funded by a $20m grant from the National Science Foundation nearly two years ago. The machine is a testbed to analyze what happens when you get the I/O and floating point …

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Autodesk shifts design apps to the cloud

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/22/design_reshaped_by_cloud_autodesk_claims/

8 years ago

Autodesk is planning to take the bulk of its software onto cloud services in the next three years, beginning with AutoCAD WS. “The collaborative aspects of cloud working are going to revolutionize the design field,” Andrew Anagnost, vice president of suites, web services and subscription at Autodesk, told The Register. He …

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Cache IQ adds another NAS accelerator

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/22/cache_iq_nas_accelerator/

8 years ago

Start-up Cache IQ is adding its caching product to the existing roster of plug-in filer accelerators. Asserting that it's the industry's "first smart NAS acceleration device", which will amuse Avere and Alacritech, Cache IQ's RapidCache appliance sits in the Ethernet data path between NAS NFS-using arrays and accessing servers …

HP storage hobbled by board's indecision

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/22/hp_board_hobbling_storage/

8 years ago

Opinion The future of HP's vibrant storage business has been made uncertain by HP CEO and board shenanigans, culminating with the latest uncertainty over CEO Leo Apotheker. Before his dismissal, former CEO Mark Hurd relaid the foundations of the storage business by hiring David Donatelli away from EMC, buying iSCSI SAN supplier …

Isle of Man floats government IT into the cloud

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/22/cloudy_over_iom/

8 years ago

The Isle of Man government has set up a cloud-based infrastructure for its public services, moving more than 1,000 applications including email, financial accounting, customer relationship management and health services to the service. It was implemented over five months and involved the deployment of an EMC VPLEX virtual …

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Local radio stations band together against DAB

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/22/dab_consultation/

8 years ago

Ofcom's DAB consultation is supposed to be about measuring coverage and assigning multiplexes, but more than 50 local radio stations have teamed up to voice their frustration over the whole process. The consultation was published back in June, including questions about how FM and DAB coverage should be measured and whether …

TalkTalk still the most whinged about telco

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/22/talktalk_try_harder/

8 years ago

TalkTalk has retained its tarnished crown as the telco consumers complain most about, according to Ofcom's sums. The communications watchdog continues to receive oodles of gripes about the nation's providers, an average of 360 a day, and TalkTalk is the most unloved with 0.8 complaints per 1,000 users on its landline services …

Surviving the Facebook app 'swamp' with Azure

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/22/facebook_azure_developer_review/

8 years ago

“Developing with Facebook is like building a house on a swamp,” says Microsoft’s Nathan Totten. He should know. He used to work at social media company Thuzi, and when the company needed to write a C# Facebook application, he and his colleague Jim Zimmerman were so disappointed by the existing C# SDKs that they built their own …

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EMC exec flames El Reg

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/22/vmworld_hol_sakac/

8 years ago

Flame Smack! Our story about Nexenta at the VMworld 2011 Hands-on Lab (HoL) created a frisson, more than that in fact, and an impassioned EMC exec who was quoted in the story sent in this rebuttal comment. It's forthright stuff. Here it is: Disclosure – EMCer here Chris, I know you need to create high drama to drive views to your …

Oracle 'engineers' SMB database appliance

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/21/oracle_database_appliance/

8 years ago

Larry Ellison says that he doesn't care if the company's x64 server business goes to zero. But Oracle has once again launched a database appliance based on x64 servers. The Oracle Database Appliance announced today is one of the four new "engineered systems" that Oracle is promising to launch over the next few weeks, and it is …

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Capital gets trendy address: .London on its way

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/21/dot_london_is_on_its_way/

8 years ago

London could soon get its very own top-level internet address, .london. Official city promoter London & Partners is set to announce later today that it is looking for companies to help submit a bid for .london to global domain name overseer ICANN. Several companies, including .uk manager Nominet, are expected to respond to a …

Facebook 'personal' news feed gets algorithm rejig

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/21/facebook_f8_news_feed/

8 years ago

Facebook has updated its News Feed function and upset some users who have taken to - IRONY ALERT! - Twitter to complain about it. Tomorrow is the big day for Facebook, when it kicks off its annual f8 event in San Francisco. However, ahead of that it announced tweaks to its News Feed feature just hours after Google moved …

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