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April 6, 2010  1:31 PM

Cisco UCS news: Blah, blah, blah?

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
AMD, Cisco UCS, Data Center, Intel, x86 processor

Our sister site SearchITChannel has a story up today on whether Cisco's Unified Computing System (UCS) is as good a fit in existing data centers as it is in new facilities. Cisco, of course,...

January 27, 2010  5:15 PM

The x86 server processor market revival

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
AMD, Data Center, Intel, x86 processors

IDC today is reporting that the x86 server processor market is back on the rebound, growing 14.1% in the fourth quarter of 2009 compared to the third quarter: "The sequential rise in mainstream and high-end client processors points to the new products, like Core i5 and Athlon II, that Intel and...

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 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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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...

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...

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...

October 21, 2008  2:28 PM

Rackable Systems updates its most popular half depth server

Posted by: Bridget Botelho
AMD, C2005 Server, data center efficiency, DataCenter, Intel, PCI Express, Rackable Systems, Virtualization, x86 server

Rackable Systems, Inc. today announced the new C2005 server, designed with more expansion slots and a choice of SAS or SATA II hard drives for greater flexibility and configurability. The

September 25, 2008  6:34 PM

Intel, Oracle collaborate on cloud computing

Posted by: Bridget Botelho
cloud computing, Intel, Oracle, Xeon processor

At Oracle OpenWorld 2008 in San Francisco this week, Oracle Corp. and

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