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Intel has sponsored a report by nonprofit Resilience First highlighting the role of tech in efforts to reach net-zero carbon emission goals – though Chipzilla's own environmental impact can't be downplayed.
"Intel is pleased to team up with Resilience First to help create this important white paper on decarbonisation and the role of technology," said Adrian Criddle, Intel EMEA veep, in his foreword. "We see technology as being an essential component in helping achieve net-zero carbon emissions across multiple sectors."
Making chips, however, is a dirty business, with a 2002 study having concluded that a 2g semiconductor chip required 1.6kg of secondary fossil fuels and 72g of chemical inputs to produce.
Updated UK cloud hosting outfit Memset has blamed yesterday's lengthy outage on some iffy fibre infrastructure.
The company acknowledged that all was not well at 13:45 BST (12:45 UTC) on 21 June with a terse note among the sea of green on its status page to the effect that it was aware of some connectivity issues at its data centre in Dunsfold.
The clock ticked on for another hour before Memset confirmed the problem lurked upstream of the data centre, and appeared to pin the blame on its suppliers: "We have identified a problem which is upstream of our Dunsfold Datacenter, that is currently affecting connectivity, we have raised this as a fault with our circuit providers, and are in communication with them."
HPE Discover HPE has given its GreenLake cloud the power to control the numbers of cores that are active on servers and pay for usage depending on the number of cores a customer presses into service.
The new service, dubbed “Silicon on-demand”, only works with Intel-powered boxes and uses technology that Chipzilla and HPE cooked up together and aren’t sharing with others.
Usage-based consumption is one reason HPE thinks this is a good idea. Another is compliance with core-based licensing: HPE execs told The Register they’re aware that some customers occasionally run workloads on machines that pack more cores than they’ve paid to use. Turning cores on or off therefore means users aren’t tied to particular servers and won’t have to pay more for software.
Mobile phone coverage is to be extended across the whole of the London Underground – including every station and every tunnel - by 2024, it was confirmed today.
It means hard-pressed commuters – who are slowly returning to the soul-sapping slog of travelling to work each day - are to lose one of the few places they can go without being bothered by pesky phone calls: be it their own or someone else’s.
The announcement comes as Transport for London (TfL) confirmed it has awarded a 20-year concession for 4G and 5G infrastructure to BAI Communications (BAI), which operates similar networks for subways in Toronto and New York as well as a public transport system in Hong Kong.
Following UK government's U-turn on the deadline for grabbing GP patient data, under-fire Health Secretary Matt Hancock is launching a policy paper to convince the public of the benefits of sharing their medical data.
Under the headline "Data saves lives", the Department for Health and Social Care is publicising a raft of planned initiatives and apparent progress in the face of criticism over its handling of General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) programme.
Dubbed the "biggest data grab in NHS history", the programme has bowed to pressure and put back plans to extract GP data on 55 million people in England to be held in a central repository. The GPDPR was due to launch on 1 July but following a backlash from GPs and privacy campaigners was postponed until 1 September.
SiFive says it has designed its most powerful RISC-V CPU core yet, and Intel is going to put it under the noses of customers to gauge their interest.
The 64-bit P550 core will be aimed at application processors in data center infrastructure and networking equipment, and higher-end consumer kit. Intel says it will put one or more of the CPUs into a 7nm chipset code-named Horse Creek to show to developers and manufacturers, the idea being that said customers can see this silicon to evaluate SiFive's RISC-V designs for future products.
“We are pleased to be a lead development partner with SiFive to showcase to mutual customers the impressive performance of their P550 on our 7nm Horse Creek platform," Intel Fellow Amber Huffman, CTO of Chipzilla's IP engineering group, said in a canned statement.
Vulnerabilities in the Zephyr real-time operating system's Bluetooth stack have been identified, leaving a wide variety of Internet of Things devices open to attack – unless upgraded to a patched version of the OS.
A security advisory released by Synopsys this afternoon highlights eight key vulnerabilities in Zephyr's Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) software stack. The least serious of these can lead to a denial-of-service attack by deadlocking the target device; the most serious allow for information leakage or, potentially, remote code execution.
The vulnerabilities, discovered through use of Synopsys's Defensics fuzzing software, are exploitable when the devices are in advertising mode and accepting connections from remote devices – putting a wide range of gadgets at risk.
Register Debate Welcome to the latest Register Debate in which writers discuss technology topics, and you – the reader – choose the winning argument. The format is simple: we propose a motion, the arguments for the motion will run this Monday and Wednesday, and the arguments against on Tuesday and Thursday.
During the week you can cast your vote on which side you support using the embedded poll, choosing whether you're in favor or against the motion. The final score will be announced on Friday, revealing whether the for or against argument was most popular. It's up to our writers to convince you to vote for their side.
This week's motion is: Containers will kill virtual machines
Mobile networks across the UK are once again set to panic their users this afternoon as part of a test of the government's Emergency Alerts system – causing selected mobiles to "make a loud, siren-like sound."
Due to launch for full operation this summer, the government Emergency Alerts system is a messaging platform designed to get information out to as many people as possible as quickly as can be.
"Emergency alerts work like a radio broadcast," the government explained. "In an emergency, mobile phone masts in the surrounding area will broadcast an alert. Every compatible mobile phone or tablet in range of a mast will receive the alert. You will get alerts based on your current location – not where you live or work."
The European Union has formally voted for proposals to give the UK "adequate" status in its data protection laws, allowing data sharing to continue in the post-Brexit world.
But the move could prove temporary if the UK were to move too far from the principles of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in its ambition to be a global tech juggernaut.
Voting through the draft "Commission Implementing Decisions on the adequate protection of personal data by the United Kingdom", the Committee on the Protection of Individuals with Regard to the Processing of Personal Data adopted the proposals for data sharing.
Exclusive MI5's storage of personal data on espionage subjects is still facing "legal compliance risk" issues despite years of warnings from spy agency regulator IPCO, a Home Office report has revealed.
The sustained legal issues even triggered a Parliamentary statement by Home Secretary Priti Patel, revealing that the domestic spy agency did not have "a culture of individual accountability for legal compliance risk" until external oversight forced change upon the agency.
Answering the question of whether MI5's data holdings are "now legally compliant," a Home Office report, published on June 7, said MI5's "implementation of mitigations" for "identified risks" was still under way.
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