Content tagged with Hardware & Infrastructure
posted in June 2006
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In Depth: Intel's Chip Plans Give WiMax A Mighty Push Forward
News  |  6/30/2006  | 
Intel's influence won't be enough, though, to spur a widespread U.S. rollout or major business uptake.
VoIP--Voice Over Internet Protocol
Features  |  6/30/2006  | 
Dell, HP Clean Up Tech Waste
News  |  6/30/2006  | 
Dell and Hewlett-Packard last week expanded their recycling programs for consumers and put in place efforts for commercial customers.
Georgia Tech Device Disables Digital Cameras
Features  |  6/30/2006  | 
A system that uses off-the-shelf equipment--camera-mounted sensors, lighting equipment, a projector, and a PC--can scan for, locate, and disable digital cameras.
In Depth: Five Things You Must Know About VoIP
Features  |  6/30/2006  | 
Ready to bring VoIP into your business? Getting pressure to implement it but trying to avoid it? Here's our five-point take on the state of the technology.
CSC: We're Not For Sale (Anymore)
News  |  6/30/2006  | 
Instead, the outsourcer will spend up to $2 billion to repurchase outstanding stock.
The Job-Less Factor
News  |  6/29/2006  | 
Industry analysts evaluate Apple's chances with and without Steve Jobs at the helm.
UPDATE: Stolen VA Laptop Recovered
News  |  6/29/2006  | 
Recovery of the equipment capped off a month of policy and personnel changes following the computer's theft.
Brief: EMC Adds Security With $2 Billion Acquisition Of RSA
News  |  6/29/2006  | 
EMC plans to use RSA to transform itself from a company providing storage management to a company providing overall information management, of which security is a part.
Apple's Next Big Thing: Home Entertainment
News  |  6/29/2006  | 
Sure, the company's on a roll. But does Apple have what it takes to repeat the success of the iPod in this notoriously fragmented venue?
Fed Reacts To Laptop Thefts With New Security Guidelines--But Are They Enough?
News  |  6/29/2006  | 
Federal agencies have until Aug. 7 to follow "recommendations" for security set by the White House.
HP Expands Integrity Virtualization, Oracle Capabilities
News  |  6/28/2006  | 
Around half of all HP Integrity servers being shipped are used for Oracle database installations, so the vendor believes that making it easier to create and manipulate virtual environments will help sales.
IBM Bets Big On Chinese Startups
News  |  6/27/2006  | 
One Chinese company in the location-based services market has been able to grow its customer base by 30% and increase revenue by about five times with help from IBM.
Dell Expands Support Services For Business
News  |  6/27/2006  | 
The premium service is available to a broader set of customers than Dell's previous premium service, which required a minimum of 200 servers. Platinum Plus will require only 100 servers.
Intel Closing The Server-Chip Performance Gap With AMD
News  |  6/26/2006  | 
Intel executives say the company's new Xeon 5100 server chip, formerly code-named Woodcrest, closes the gap in power consumption with AMD's competitive products.
German Teams Dominate Robotic Soccer Competition
News  |  6/26/2006  | 
"RoboCup" this year drew 440 teams from 38 countries.
Network Appliances Serves Up Storage For Small Businesses
News  |  6/26/2006  | 
The StoreVault S500 product line starts at $5,000 and is designed for businesses with between 50 and 999 employees that have small or part-time IT staffs and limited budgets.
Disrupt-O-Meter
News  |  6/23/2006  | 
A look at emerging technology that's disruptive--and that isn't.
IT Confidential: Mt. Rushmore Vs. American Idol? No Contest
Commentary  |  6/23/2006  | 
People are losing interest in our national parks, and electronic media may be to blame.
Frozen Chip Claims Speed Record
News  |  6/23/2006  | 
IBM and Georgia Tech claimed they demonstrated the first silicon-based chip capable of operating at frequencies above 500 GHz by cryogenically "freezing" the circuit to minus 451 degrees Fahrenheit.
Cisco Considers Unbundling Hardware And Software Prices
News  |  6/23/2006  | 
But any changes are years down the road, CEO Chambers says.
Intel Makes Big Bet On New Server Platform
News  |  6/23/2006  | 
Woodcrest offers better performance and energy efficiency to let Intel better compete with AMD.
Hurricane-Prone States Face Big Communication Problems This Storm Season
Features  |  6/22/2006  | 
The memory of Hurricane Katrina isn't even a year old, but Louisiana and other states still struggle with radio-controlled emergency communications systems that don't interoperate.
The 64-Bit Solution--AMD Solves SAP Migration Problems
News  |  6/21/2006  | 
With its SAP applications bogging down, CLP Power Hong Kong turned to HP servers with AMD's 64-bit chips to speed things up.
Linux To Drive Innovation In Mobile Market
News  |  6/20/2006  | 
A new consortium to develop a mobile Linux faces several challenges, including governance and sharing intellectual property rights.
Cell Phone Yakking Kids On Tricycles? It Could Happen
News  |  6/19/2006  | 
Phone companies see a thriving market in children--some as young as 5.
Sun, Stanford Create Earth Science Research Center
News  |  6/19/2006  | 
A new earth sciences facility backed by Sun may lead to new applications for a variety of industries, including oil and gas exploration and earthquake prediction.
HP, IBM Revamp Their Blade Server Platforms
News  |  6/16/2006  | 
The market leaders focus on improving manageability and cutting costs.
How To Remotely Monitor Memory Usage
News  |  6/16/2006  | 
Adding extra RAM when your machine doesn't really need it is pointless. Here's how to tell when it's time.
UPDATE: Gates Giving Up His Management Role At Microsoft By 2008
News  |  6/15/2006  | 
Ozzie becomes chief software architect as Gates plans a transition to put more effort into his foundation.
HP Overhauls Server Blade Platform
News  |  6/13/2006  | 
The new c-Class platform will replace the p-Class family, enabling users to cut acquisition costs, energy consumption, and cooling requirements. It will offer higher densities, enhanced management capabilities, and the ability to mix and match server and storage blades within the same chassis.
IPTV And WiMax To Have Huge Economic Impact, Panelists Predict
News  |  6/13/2006  | 
By 2009, expect IPTV content from companies like GM and Wal-Mart, along with WiMax-ready laptops and mobile devices, panelists say.
FDA To Require Drug Makers To Adopt Supply-Chain Tracking System
News  |  6/12/2006  | 
A drug-pedigree documentation mandate is likely to spur the pharmaceutical industry's use of RFID technology.
IBM's BladeCenter Attracts $100 Million Venture Fund, 10 Gbps Switch, New Partners
News  |  6/12/2006  | 
IBM is trying to turn its BladeCenter architecture into an industry standard like it did with the personal computer.
Cybercrooks' Next Frontier?
News  |  6/9/2006  | 
Google Wants Your PC To Listen To Your TV
News  |  6/9/2006  | 
Web search and advertising giant sees an opportunity to provide personalized information and ads
VMware Extends Virtualization's Reach To Servers Plus Storage
News  |  6/9/2006  | 
Infrastructure 3 is designed to aggregate both servers and storage as virtualized resources that can be more easily managed by one administrator.
Standards Or Not, Vendors Push Ahead On Wireless Set-Top Boxes
News  |  6/9/2006  | 
Airgo Networks is combining its True MIMO (multiple input, multiple output) Media Gen3 wireless radio module chips with STMicroelectronics' STx7100 set-top box components and software to turbocharge existing wireless standards.
Credit Suisse Disruptive Technology Portfolio Mover Of The Week: Novell
News  |  6/9/2006  | 
An index of companies shaking up traditional business models.
Cisco Gobbles Up Two Communications Software Development Companies
News  |  6/9/2006  | 
Their products will be integrated into a common application development platform so customers and partners can build customized communications apps that will work with Cisco's Unified Communications platform.
High-Powered Windows System Could Rank Among The World's Fastest
News  |  6/8/2006  | 
A computer cluster running a new high-performance version of Windows operates at nearly double the previous Windows speed record.
VMware Extends Virtualization's Reach To Servers Plus Storage
News  |  6/7/2006  | 
Infrastructure 3 is designed to aggregate both servers and storage as virtualized resources that can be more easily managed by one administrator.
Google Researchers Propose TV Monitoring
News  |  6/7/2006  | 
By capturing TV sound with a laptop PC, Google can identify the show and use that information to immediately return personalized Internet content to the PC.
Winner Of In-Flight Broadband Spectrum Wants Cell Phones On Planes, Too
News  |  6/7/2006  | 
AirCell wants to connect people to their cell phones on flights. Many passengers dread the thought.
Google To Sell New Dell Servers As Search Appliance
News  |  6/7/2006  | 
Dell and Google ink a new pact under which the search leader will use the computer maker's new PowerEdge servers for its search appliance.
Seagate Disk Drive Rollout Includes 750-Gbyte Capacity
News  |  6/6/2006  | 
The company's largest-ever new product introduction includes storage systems for businesses, consumers, and digital entertainment devices.
Dell Adds Servers, Storage To Revitalize Product Lines
News  |  6/6/2006  | 
Dell hopes a tighter integration of its server and storage product lines can help refuel its growth engines.
New Intel Chip Premiering On A Fast Track
News  |  6/2/2006  | 
The company plans to roll out Conroe to the mass business market in the second half of this year, at the same time the chip is introduced to the high-end market.
AMD Outlines Processor Road Map, Predicts 30% Market Share
Features  |  6/2/2006  | 
No. 2 chipmaker plans to roll out more advanced chip designs, faster processors for servers, and cooler ones for notebooks.
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