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May, 2009

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May 29, 2009  4:47 PM

Server sales tank as folks stretch hardware life cycles



Posted by: Matt Stansberry
Data Center, DataCenter, economy, servers

According to IDC's recent server report, server sales are plummeting due to the slumping global economy. According to IDC, this is the lowest quarterly server revenue since the analyst firm began tracking the server market on a...

May 26, 2009  3:49 PM

Quest for power efficient servers leads vendors to PC chips



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
AMD, Intel, PC processor, performance per watt, power efficiency, power efficient server, server power, Via Nano, Via Technologies, x86 processor, x86 server

What was once a battle over who could offer the fastest, most powerful server has turned into a competition over which servers can operate on the fewest watts, leading vendors to put PC chips in x86 systems. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="256" caption=""I just can't do it...


May 26, 2009  2:28 PM

Forty-foot Unix history poster will dominate your office



Posted by: Matt Stansberry
Data Center, Unix

For a mere $340, you can send a major message to your office-mates about how much you love Unix. A new poster from Leighton Jones at Calgary-based Floating Point Digital Images depicts Eric Levenez's diagram of the Unix operating system with...


May 21, 2009  6:21 PM

Shocking news of the day: Intel delays Itanium again



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Intel Itanium, Tukwila

Here's a release I got over email:

Here is an update to the Tukwila ItaniumĀ® schedule.Ā  As you know, end users choose Itanium-based servers for their most...


May 13, 2009  7:40 PM

Intel breaks another record; biggest anti-trust fine ever



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
AMD, EC Treaty, European Commission, Intel, INtel antitrust, x86 CPU, x86 server

Intel just broke another record - this time for getting the largest anti-trust fine ever. The European Commission (EC) slapped...

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May 12, 2009  6:48 PM

Rackable acquires Silicon Graphics, takes SGI name



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
high performance computing, Oracle, Rackable Systems, SGI, Silicon Graphics, Sun Microsystems, Virtualization, x86 server

Rackable Systems completed its acquisition of Silicon Graphics, Inc. on Monday and oddly enough, Rackable will adopt SGI as its global name and brand, instead of the other way around.


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