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Friday Afternoon (3 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 24-August-2018  14:51:38 (GMT +10) - by Agg

NBN Co will have a new CEO next month. NBN Co’s chief financial officer Stephen Rue will take over as the government-owned company’s chief executive from 1 September. Rue replaces Bill Morrow as CEO, who revealed in April that he planned to step down. He has also been appointed executive director of NBN Co's board.

Meanwhile Huawei and ZTE have been banned (again?) from Australian 5G rollouts. Huawei says the government has informed the company that it, along with fellow Chinese telecommunications equipment provider ZTE, has been banned from providing 5G technology to Australia's telcos. The government this morning released a statement saying it had provided 5G security guidance to Australian telecommunications carriers.

SiliconAngel sent word of a strange clause in the EULA for some Intel microcode patches, banning benchmarking of what is thought to be a performance-affecting patch. "You will not, and will not allow any third party to ... publish or provide any software benchmark or comparison test results," Intel's new agreement states. However they seem to have immediately backpedalled and allowed benchmarking again when called out on it.

Simon sent in this video of a watercooled server by der8auer. der8auer's liquid cooled 64-core dual Epyc server that he helped create with German company Caseking is pretty damn cool. It's also completely impractical and incredibly fast. Seems to be spraying some kind of fluid across the heatsinks?

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