Content tagged with Hardware & Infrastructure
posted in April 2006
Cisco, Juniper, And Others Take Aim At Speeding Up Applications
News  |  4/28/2006  | 
Expect a stream of new product announcements about application acceleration at this week's Interop show.
Wireless-N Could Stand For 'Not Interoperable'
News  |  4/28/2006  | 
Hardware companies are racing to bring out wireless LAN equipment with far higher speeds and capacity. But consumers and businesses should be cautious: As the standard they're based on isn't yet official, early products may not be interoperable and could have performance problems.
Partnership Backs Voice Over Wireless LANs
Features  |  4/28/2006  | 
Cisco and other tech vendors work to ensure interoperability and compatibility
High Education Tackles The Problem Of Wi-Fi Capacity
Features  |  4/28/2006  | 
Colleges are finding ways to meet the wireless computing demands of large concentrations of students--and businesses could learn a thing or two from them.
VMware Assembles Alliance To Virtualize Desktops
News  |  4/27/2006  | 
The goal is to squeeze more work out of desktop computers through greater virtualization, and the alliance should help speed adoption.
McNealy Steps Down As Sun CEO; Schwartz Steps Up
News  |  4/24/2006  | 
The changing of the guard comes as Sun reports widening losses, but McNealy says the company is poised for a comeback.
Intel Promises New vPro Chips For Business
News  |  4/24/2006  | 
Due in the third quarter, the new chip platform promises improved PC security and lower power consumption.
Tech Vendors Go Eco-Friendly
News  |  4/24/2006  | 
New organization will develop metrics to measure performance and power consumption in data centers
Group Adds Linux To Boot Camp
News  |  4/21/2006  | 
Calling it a "triple boot," the open-source project that got OS X and Windows booted on the same machine adds Linux.
CA Offers Free Database Management Console
News  |  4/21/2006  | 
Database Command Center is split off from Unicenter and supports Oracle, Ingres, and IBM DB2 databases.
Intel's Capital Budget In 2006 Nearly Five Times AMD's
News  |  4/21/2006  | 
Intel has a capital budget of $6.6 billion, while AMD will spend $1.4 billion in 2006, IC Insights reports.
Universities Snatch Up Unused Cable For High-Speed Networks
Features  |  4/21/2006  | 
The most ambitious and high-profile of these endeavors is the National LambdaRail, a large fiber infrastructure capable of connecting more than 25 U.S. cities at speeds in multiples of 10 Gbps.
Jesus López, Bay Area software architect
Features  |  4/20/2006  | 
López and a colleague won $13,854 last month in a contest to see who could be the first to successfully run Windows XP on Apple's new Intel-based boxes. The winning time: one month.
HP, IBM Tout Blade Server Advancements
News  |  4/19/2006  | 
HP introduced a management software offering for Linux, while IBM announced growth of its Blade.org community.
Google Extends Search To Enterprise Apps, Upgrades Search Hardware
News  |  4/18/2006  | 
Google is looking to extend its domination of Internet search into enterprise applications by beefing up its enterprise search appliance, as well as launching a new developer program and new partnerships.
IBM's First Quarter Reveals Slow Growth In Crucial Services Business
News  |  4/18/2006  | 
While earnings posted a 21% gain over a year ago, sales of business and technology services fell 1.2% to $11.6 billion.
AMD, HP, IBM, Sun Want To Make It Easy To Be Green
News  |  4/18/2006  | 
Tech vendors launch an effort to make it easier for IT professionals and data center managers to create more energy-efficient data centers.
Many PCs Won't Be Able To Run Vista When It Comes Out, Gartner Advises
Features  |  4/14/2006  | 
About half of corporate PCs won't be equipped to run Microsoft's upcoming operating system, so companies need to take a hard look at which are worth replacing.
Ready For The Next Big One
Features  |  4/14/2006  | 
Insurance companies, blindsided by the 2005 hurricane season, are using technology to become better prepared.
HP Targets Emerging Markets With Integrity Servers
News  |  4/13/2006  | 
Hewlett-Packard reports triple-digit revenue growth in Brazil, China, India, and Russia for its Itanium processor-based Integrity line of servers.
New Thin Clients From Sun Use Less Power, Provide Access To Windows
News  |  4/12/2006  | 
They expand the ability for the Sun Ray line of thin-client systems to operate across multiple operating systems and microprocessor-based servers.
Flash Goes Mobile
News  |  4/10/2006  | 
Lucent Agrees To Merger
News  |  4/10/2006  | 
The combined companies expect annual revenues of more than a billion, but security concerns have U.S. senators asking questions.
Windows On Macs, Oh My!
News  |  4/7/2006  | 
Apple last week began offering free software called Boot Camp that lets users run Windows XP on its new Intel-based Macs. It was only a matter of time before someone did.
Community Feedback
Commentary  |  4/7/2006  | 
Rapport Unveils Chip With 256 Cores
Features  |  4/7/2006  | 
The startup promises low-powered chips with more than 1,000 processing cores in 2007.
AMD's German Chip Plant Comes Online
News  |  4/7/2006  | 
The chipmaker last week began manufacturing Athlon 64 and Sempron processors at its new 300 mm wafer manufacturing plant in Dresden, Germany.
Mobile Tornado Whips Up A Storm In Push-To-Talk Communications
News  |  4/7/2006  | 
The Ireland-based startup launched a service at this week's CTIA Wireless show in Las Vegas that it claims offers more communications options to mobile users than Sprint Nextel's push-to-talk service.
San Fran Wi-Fi To Put Google's Ad Strategy To The Test
Features  |  4/7/2006  | 
Google will serve up ads to Wi-Fi users depending on their location and the Internet searches they conduct. Don't be surprised if Google's experiment becomes a model for deals with carriers in other cities.
Personal Tech Guide
Features  |  4/6/2006  | 
Your guide to what's hot, useful, and just plain fun.
The Census Bureau Goes Wireless
News  |  4/5/2006  | 
PDA-toting 2010 census takers will collect household information and beam it up to Uncle Sam through a cellular network.
Apple Boot Camp: Welcome, Windows XP Recruits
News  |  4/5/2006  | 
But while Apple is making it possible to run Windows XP on the Mac, it will be up to users to buy and install the Microsoft operating system themselves.
Sun's New Blade Server Can Mix And Match Blades And Operating Systems
News  |  4/4/2006  | 
The servers are designed for the telecom industry, which is Sun's largest vertical industry market.
Congress Argues Net Neutrality
News  |  4/4/2006  | 
At issue is how much control telecom companies should have over the Internet content on their public networks. Some say they should be able to give priority to content providers who pay the most, while others say such practices will block out new technologies and companies.
AMD Begins Shipping Chips From New Mega-Fab
News  |  4/4/2006  | 
AMD is now manufacturing Athlon 64 and Sempron microprocessors at the new fab and will increase production to 20,000 wafers a month in 2007.
IBM Offers Resellers Linux Server Incentives
News  |  4/3/2006  | 
IBM also offers a program for resellers to switch customers to IBM's Lotus Workplace software from Microsoft's Exchange messaging product.
Microsoft's Million Patent Deficit
News  |  4/3/2006  | 
The company pays much more to use patented technology than it gets in licensing. It's trying to change that.


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