CSRA LLC and its partners win cloud computing contract from U.S. Defense Department

The contract is aimed at replacing the Defense Department’s IT office applications as well as provide tools for day-to-day office administration including email, word processing, collaboration, storage and file sharing. The U.S. Department of Defense along with the U.S. General Services Administration stated, they have awarded a contract worth $7.6 billion to General Dynamics Corp’s…

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Nvidia courts Amazon.com and VMWare with new AI-focused software

Nvidia’s vComputeServer software will help shuffle data back and forth between data centers and the cloud. In an effort which sees chipmaker Nvidia Corp increasing its footprint in the cloud computing space, it stated has begun collaborating with Amazon.com Inc’s cloud division as well as with VMWare Inc to host artificial intelligence programs in Amazon’s…

Qualcomm & Tencent collaborates on creating optimized gaming devices & 5G

The agreement potentially also includes tweaking game titles for U.S. laptops powered by Qualcomm’s processors which will connect to the internet vide 5G rather than use Wi-Fi. Qualcomm Inc, the largest supplier of mobile phone chips stated, it will collaborate with China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd on projects that could include making Tencent’s video games run…

Huawei Technologies Kunpeng 920 challenges Intel’s CPUs in server market

Along with the launch of its Kunpeng 920 chipset, Huawei has launched servers which will house the Kunpeng 920 chip. Incidentally, Huawei has a long term partnership with Intel. On Monday, in a significant development, China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd launched new server chips that is aimed at reducing its imports and reliance on U.S.…

Amazon courts space industry, adds antenna service for satellites to its cloud business

The move is significant as it marks Amazon.com’s growing ambition to tap contracts from the U.S. Department of Defense. Amazon.com Inc, the world’s biggest online retailer and also the world’s top cloud computing company, stated it was starting a new antenna service for uploading and downloading data from satellites; the move underscores its efforts to…

Facebook to invest more than $1 billion in its 1st data center in Singapore, Asia

The expansion comes midst increased demand for cloud and mobile computing and e-commerce from countries across Asia. On Thursday, Facebook disclosed it would sink in more than $1 billion in its first data center in Asia which will be located in Singapore. It is slated to open in 2022. Facebook’s data center will be located…