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April 17, 2009  2:24 PM

Boston Marathon website prepares for traffic surge



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Blade servers, Boston Athletic Association, Boston Marathon, c-class blade servers, F5 Networks, Hewlett Packard, Virtualization

About a million people will visit the Boston Marathon website on Monday to check out the 113th annual race, so the IT pros supporting the website have been hard at work these past few weeks making sure the site doesn't crash that day. The

April 2, 2009  2:40 PM

Google’s server recipe no longer secret



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
12-volt power supply, AMD, data center design, Google, Google server, Intel, shipping container, x86 server

Looks like Google has finally spilled the beans on its server design, which the company has kept secret for years. According to a report, Google let everyone see its design at a conference this week. The system was a 3.5...


March 24, 2009  8:08 PM

Intel set to release “Nehalem” Xeon processors



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
AMD, Cisco Unified Computing System, CPU, Dell, front side bus, HyperTransport, integrated memory controller, Intel Corp., Intel Nehalem, multicore processor, multithreading, quick path interconnect, Rackable Systems, x86 server, Xeon processor

Intel may launch its next generation multi-core Xeon processors, code-named Nehalem, on Monday. The company sent out invitations to a live webcast on March 30 "for the launch of a groundbreaking new server architecture." If that doesn't give it away, some server vendors have already announced...


March 20, 2009  3:27 PM

Is open source affiliation keeping upstart systems management tools out of the enterprise?



Posted by: Matt Stansberry
Data Center, Hyperic, open source, Solar Winds, Systems Management

According to IT management blogger John M. Willis, upstart systems management vendors like Zenoss and Hyperic need to tone down their open source rhetoric and take a page from their...


March 2, 2009  4:09 PM

Tideway’s latest mapping software offers data center clarity



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
mapping software, Software licensing, Tideway Foundation

How do you negotiate the best licensing deals with companies like Oracle? How do you provision servers and storage efficiently and make changes to software without screwing up the other software configurations in the data center? The answer to all of these questions is "information," said...


February 19, 2009  5:15 PM

Sun Microsystems SPARC Enterprise T5440 server rocks, user says



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Fujitsu, SPARC Enterprise T5440 server, SPARC processor, Strato, Sun Microsystems

Sun Microsystems, Inc.'s SPARC Enterprise T5440 server won the

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February 18, 2009  3:52 PM

Intel: Mega data centers sucking up chips



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Data Center, Intel

Jason Waxman, Intel's general manager of high-density servers, told The Register that in the next few years, about one-quarter of all chip sales will go to so-called "mega data centers." Currently, that number is at about...


February 9, 2009  7:59 PM

HP to add SSD memory option to servers



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
hard disk, HP, Intel, solid state disks, SSD, Texas Memory Systems, Violin Memory Systems

Frank Baetke of Hewlett Packard’s Scalable Computing & Infrastructure (SCI) organization just gave me an update of what HP is doing to add power efficiencies to its highest performing...


February 2, 2009  5:52 PM

NFL’s biggest game supported by IBM’s smallest system



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
blade server, IBM, IBM BladeCenter S, mobil data center, NFL, SuperBowl, virtual machine, VMware

If you watched the Steelers win their sixth Super Bowl last night, everything you heard from the press and all the stats from NFL.com came from


January 29, 2009  4:31 PM

Gartner warns users of multi-core processing hazards



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
AMD, dual-core processor, Gartner, Intel, multi core processing, parallelism, quad-core processor, Virtualization

Gartner, Inc. reported this week that data centers are being...


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