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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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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.


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...


December 3, 2008  5:42 PM

Server sales suffer on economy, virtualization; vendors branching out



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
blade server, Blade servers, data center efficiency, data center services, DataCenter, HP, IBM, Sun Microsystems, virtual machines, Virtualization, x86 server

With the U.S. economy in a recession, world economies suffering and virtualization adoption on the rise, it comes as no surprise that factory revenue in the x86 worldwide...


November 25, 2008  1:50 PM

Sun Microsystems provides storage, hard drive wiping services



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
data erasure, DataCenter, DataManagement, hard drive wiping, IT Asset management, Sun Microsystems, x86 server

Last week I chatted with Michelle Dennedy, Chief Privacy Officer for Sun Microsystems Inc., about a new data erasure service the company is offering as part of Sun's recently


October 28, 2008  3:56 PM

Data Center efficiency tips and tricks from Data Center Decisions



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Capacity Planning, data center consolidation, data center efficiency, DataCenter, Green computing, IT Asset management, server virtualization, Uptime Institute, Virtualization, x86 server

The overarching theme of the Data Center Decisions conference in Chicago last week was energy; how much data centers use, how much they pay for it, and how much they could be...


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


October 15, 2008  6:53 PM

Gartner lists 10 most disruptive technologies of 2009



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
blade server, Blade servers, CIO, cloud computing, data center efficiency, DataCenter, Facebook, Gartner, Green computing, IT Asset management, Virtualization, x86 server

Gartner, Inc. analysts highlighted the top 10 technologies and trends that will be strategic for most organizations in 2009 during the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, being held in Orlando through...


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