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June 4, 2009  4:15 PM

Cisco’s timing for Unified Computing System – a tad off?



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Cisco Systems, Dell, Gartner Inc, Hewlett Packard, HP, IBM, server market, Unified Computing, x86 servers

Does anyone else think it is a bad idea for Cisco Systems to enter the server market when the industry is experiencing the most significant year-over-year sales decline in history? Worldwide server revenue declined 24 percent in the first quarter of 2009 and shipments dropped 24.2 percent...

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...


January 26, 2009  6:31 PM

AMD ships more efficient, faster versions of 45nm Opteron CPU



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
AMD Opteron, Dell, high performance processor, HP, power efficient processors, quad-core processor, Rackable Systems, Sun Microsystems

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is now shipping seven new versions of

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December 17, 2008  8:33 PM

Dell shipping Egenera PAN Manager on PowerEdge servers – finally



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Dell, Egenera, HP Virtual Connect, I/O virtualization, network virtualization, PAN Manager, PowerEdge servers, virtual machines

Dell announced today it has officially begun shipping Egenera's Processor Area Network (PAN) Manager...

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August 27, 2008  8:03 PM

IDC Server Tracker shows slowing x86 server growth



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Blade servers, DataCenter, Dell, HP, IBM, x86 server

Framingham, Mass.-based IDC released its Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker for the second quarter of 2008 (2Q08) today showing that although the overall server market grew in the second quarter of 2008 (2Q08),...


August 22, 2008  4:50 PM

VMmark a server vendor leapfrog game



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
DataCenter, Dell, HP, IBM, server consolidation, server virtualization, virtual machines, Virtualization, VMmark, VMware

This week I wrote a follow up story on VMware Inc.'s virtualization performance benchmarking tool, VMmark, and found it is mainly used by vendors as a way to market...


August 20, 2008  1:56 PM

Virtual machines per server: A viable metric for hardware selection?



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Blade servers, DataCenter, Dell, HP, server consolidation, server virtualization, Verari Systems, virtual machines, Virtualization, VMware


July 24, 2008  7:18 PM

Add PCI Express I/O connectivity without adding PCI Express



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
DataCenter, Dell, ExpressConnect, FlexAddress, HP, HP Virtual Connect, I/O virtualization, network virtualization, PCI Express, server virtualization

Recently, Tucson, Ariz.-based NextIO announced its ExpressConnect I/O virtualization product, which adds additional PCI Express (PCIe) I/O connectivity to any server in a data center. “PCI Express is cost-effective, has a lot of bandwidth...


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