Content tagged with Hardware & Infrastructure
posted in March 2006
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Azul Unveils Plans For 48-Core Processor
News  |  3/31/2006  | 
The move comes as most x86-based servers move to dual- and quad-core microprocessors.
Designing The Modern Data Center
Features  |  3/31/2006  | 
Businesses are expanding, consolidating, and building modern new data centers to handle new computing demands.
Report: Vista Delay Won't Impact PC Sales Much
News  |  3/27/2006  | 
PC shipments are still expected to grow at slightly more than 10% a year over the next several years, an IDC report said Monday.
Sun Trial App Attacked
News  |  3/27/2006  | 
Azul Plans 48-Core Processor For 2007
News  |  3/24/2006  | 
The new processor will let Azul design a server platform that can scale up to a 768-way multiprocessing system with up to 768 gigabytes of memory.
Strong Earnings Show Palm Is On A Roll
News  |  3/24/2006  | 
Quarterly profits jumped from $4.4 million a year ago to $29.9 million, while revenues increased 36% to $388.5 million.
Personal Tech Guide
Features  |  3/24/2006  | 
Your guide to what's cool in PC technology
GM Implements New Parts Inventory Management System
Features  |  3/24/2006  | 
The availability of parts at dealerships, necessary for completing repairs in a day, is critical for keeping customers satisfied.
Micro Fuel Cells Could Bring Many Days Of Power To Phones And Laptops
Features  |  3/24/2006  | 
Canon, Matsushita, Samsung, and Toshiba are among those developing micro fuel cell products, and Intel is testing the technology for laptop computers.
Langa Letter: A Complete Terabyte File Server For About $500
Commentary  |  3/23/2006  | 
Fred Langa shows you how to get amazing file server capacity at an amazing price.
IBM Gets Into Gaming, Animation
News  |  3/22/2006  | 
IBM is helping three companies innovate in the gaming and animation industries.
Microsoft Delays Consumer Version Of Vista Until January
News  |  3/21/2006  | 
Versions for business will be available by November, but Microsoft will miss holiday consumer sales.
Many Data Centers Still Have No Risk Management Plan
News  |  3/21/2006  | 
More than 75% have experienced a business disruption in the past five years, including 20% who say the disruption had a serious impact on the business, according to a recent survey of data center managers.
Cray Eyes More-Practical Supercomputing Architecture
News  |  3/20/2006  | 
Its 5-year plan will bring it from four platforms to one, which could help stem the red ink
Intel Gets Low-Power Message
News  |  3/20/2006  | 
Sun Offers Utility Computing Service With No Contract Or Commitment
News  |  3/17/2006  | 
Customers can buy CPU hours using Internet access and a Web portal for per hour
Amazon Launches Online Storage Service
News  |  3/17/2006  | 
Amazon Web Services charges 15 cents per gigabyte of storage per month and 20 cents per gigabyte of data transferred, with no minimum fee.
Google Earth Catches On In The Business World
News  |  3/17/2006  | 
Companies like Bentley Systems, Dell, and Volkswagen make increased business use of what was once a consumer service.
Cray Charts A Road Out Of The Red
News  |  3/17/2006  | 
The supercomputer maker, which now supports multiple product lines, plans to create a single architecture by 2010, starting with a common programming environment next year.
IBM Revamps Server Line
Features  |  3/16/2006  | 
Vendor focuses on multicore processing, improved density, and power utilization and cooling technologies.
Virtualization's Next Stage
Features  |  3/16/2006  | 
Pfizer is implementing the next generation of virtualization, which extends the technology's benefits from hardware to middleware
Brief: Silicon Graphics Unveils 'Supercomputer In A Blade'
News  |  3/15/2006  | 
The company has constructed the product from dual Xilinx Virtex 4 FPGAs to create a high-performance computing configuration that features a low-cost, small footprint.
Intel Adds Low-Voltage Xeon In Portfolio Revamp
News  |  3/14/2006  | 
The new Intel processors will bring the company into competitive balance with rival Advanced Micro Devices.
IBM Eyes 50,000-Plus Indian Employees
Features  |  3/10/2006  | 
And they're doing high-level work. Look at last week's decision to consolidate SOA work in Bangalore.
Down To Business: When Fighting The Good Fight Isn't Worth It
Commentary  |  3/10/2006  | 
When you're hauled into court, you don't always get justice. RIM learned that lesson the hard way. Will Microsoft?
Intel Targets A Mobile Internet As The Path For Growth
Features  |  3/10/2006  | 
A new chip architecture, WiMax cards for notebooks, and new devices called Ultra Mobile PCs highlight the Intel Developers Forum.
Personal Tech Guide
Features  |  3/10/2006  | 
Your guide to what's hot, useful, and just plain fun.
IBM, Nissan Outsourcing Deal Spans The Globe
News  |  3/10/2006  | 
IBM will manage desktop systems, network services, help desks, dealer systems, and other key infrastructure elements for Nissan North America.
Impact Of Consumer Technology Hits Business World
Features  |  3/10/2006  | 
Consumer technologies such as MP3 players, DVD drives, cell phones, and instant messaging are driving the innovation agenda. It's time for companies to stop ignoring or restricting personal tech and instead tap into that energy.
Cisco Plans To Buy Video Surveillance Expertise To Improve Security
Features  |  3/10/2006  | 
The network equipment vendor will spend millions to acquire SyPixx and its technology for integrating video surveillance with IP networks.
Langa Letter: How To Safely Add Or Replace A Hard Drive
Commentary  |  3/9/2006  | 
Want to expand your PC without having to rebuild your operating system? Fred Langa shows you how to do that--and more.
AMD Readies Counterattack For Second Half
News  |  3/9/2006  | 
New processors for servers, desktops, and mobile computing will use DDR2 memory and embedded hardware-assisted virtualization.
Intel Math: 2+2=Quad-Core Processor
News  |  3/9/2006  | 
Intel plans to offer a multichip package that combines two dual-core Xeon processors to create its first quad-core processor for servers.
Wireless USB Vs. Cable-Free USB
News  |  3/9/2006  | 
Intel promotes its WiMedia wireless media standard for personal area networks at its developer forum.
Inside Intel's Core Architecture--What Makes It Better?
News  |  3/8/2006  | 
The introduction of Core is one of the most important technology developments for Intel in years and may determine its success for the rest of the decade and beyond.
Careers: Project Managers Are Hot Talent, Says Report
News  |  3/8/2006  | 
Analysis of 1.2 million searches on HotGigs.com indicates that the most sought-after tech talent was project managers, which accounted for 15% of the searches.
Free E-Book: Complete Dual-Core Diary
News  |  3/8/2006  | 
Upgrading your PC? Get the scoop on Intel and AMD's desktop and mobile processors for 2006 with "Dual-Core Diary: 2006 Desktop And Mobile Forecast."
IBM To Move All Solutions Development Operations To India
News  |  3/8/2006  | 
IBM will spend $200 million to launch the center, which will handle the bulk of solutions development work for IBM worldwide.
Intel 'Core' Focuses On Power Consumption As It Aims To Overtake AMD
News  |  3/7/2006  | 
Intel says a new measure of power use--energy per instructio --is the "new Holy Grail" in computing.
HP Sued Over Ex-CEO Fiorina's $42 Million Severance Payout
News  |  3/7/2006  | 
The suit alleges that Fiorina's payout exceeded 2.99 times the sum of her base salary plus target bonuses, and that company policy requires shareholder approval for a payment that large.
Sun To Add Blade Servers To Galaxy Line
News  |  3/7/2006  | 
The new blade server will let Sun re-enter a market that's currently dominated by Dell, Egenera, Hewlett-Packard, and IBM.
Users Give New Gear Just 20 Minutes
News  |  3/6/2006  | 
Americans consumers give up after spending an average of just 20 minutes trying to figure out how to work a new device, a Dutch scientist said Monday. After that, the product goes back.
The Ticker
News  |  3/6/2006  | 
Cisco And Microsoft, How's The Network Access Cooperation Going?
Features  |  3/3/2006  | 
The two vendors won't discuss plans or timetables, even as the issue grows in importance for IT security managers.
Intel Outlines Processor Road Map At IDF
News  |  3/3/2006  | 
Better performance per watt will help Intel battle gains by AMD.
Cisco Sees The Light On VoIP Protocol (Finally)
News  |  3/3/2006  | 
The Session Initiation Protocol delegates how VoIP phones establish contact and use call waiting, among other things. It also could take sales away from Cisco by allowing customers to mix and match VoIP products--believed by some to be the real reason Cisco for years only dabbled in the standard.
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