Content tagged with Hardware & Infrastructure
posted in June 2007
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Visa Gets More Personal With Data
News  |  6/29/2007  | 
Visa plans to roll out new, highly customized incentive and reward programs based on more detailed consumer information, including data on purchases, buying habits, and retailer loyalty.
Hitachi Launches Line Of Large-Screen HDTVs
News  |  6/29/2007  | 
The 10 new 1080 pixel TVs range in size from 42 inches to 60 inches, and up the number of flat panel displays offered by Hitachi to 14.
Gartner: Keep The iPhone Out Of The Corporate Enterprise
News  |  6/29/2007  | 
Gartner analysts are warning IT managers to expect a flood of requests to support Apple's new iPhone, but to just say no.
AMD Plans To Ship Two Versions Of Quad-Core Chip In August
News  |  6/29/2007  | 
AMD said the new processors are expected to increase performance up to 70% on certain database applications and up to 40% on floating point applications.
Mobile WiMax Commercial Launch Planned For Northeast Region In August
News  |  6/29/2007  | 
Horizon Wi-Fi, a well-financed startup, has installed towers in nine Northeast cities and is testing the service in each city with initial users.
Ajax Tools May Power Web Apps For iPhone
News  |  6/28/2007  | 
The developer blogger community is speculating that a handful of Ajax tools may emerge as the only entry for third parties to the iPhone, via the Safari browser window.
Windows Vista Makes Limited Impact On PC Sales, Analysts Reveal
News  |  6/28/2007  | 
Unless Microsoft became much more aggressive in its marketing efforts, Vista's market impact was not expected to change in the future, Gartner reports.
IBM Turns To Microsoft For Midmarket Cluster Server
News  |  6/28/2007  | 
The two companies partner to offer smaller companies high-performance computer hardware and software.
Dell To Sell Emerson-Cooled PowerEdge Rack Servers
News  |  6/28/2007  | 
The cooling system works like a car's radiator by passing the server's hot air over refrigerant-cooled pipes before recirculating it back into the server.
Verizon Wireless Tries To Counter iPhone Frenzy With Store Stunt
News  |  6/28/2007  | 
Verizon said its stores and kiosks will stay open until 9 p.m. Friday so customers can 'test drive' and purchase any of its 18 multimedia music devices.
The iPhone's Achilles' Heel: AT&T's Slow Edge Network
News  |  6/28/2007  | 
The Edge network can be painfully slow; it generally operates at between 75 and 135 Kbps.
HP Pretexting Charges Dismissed
News  |  6/28/2007  | 
A judge dismissed all remaining charges at a hearing Thursday morning, during which defendants presented proof that they had completed community service they agreed to in March.
Don't Get Greedy: Only Two iPhones To A Customer
News  |  6/28/2007  | 
Apple says customers buying the iPhone through one of its 164 retail stores in the U.S. will be limited to two on a first come, first served basis.
Samsung Unveils Mobile TV Chipset
News  |  6/27/2007  | 
Multistandard support means handset users will be able to choose which broadcasting services they want to use without changing their mobile application.
Intel Offers Tools, Cables For Building High-Performance Computers
News  |  6/27/2007  | 
The company revealed its Cluster Ready program and Connects Cables products at the International Supercomputing Conference in Dresden, Germany.
iPhone Dives Into Ocean Of New Smartphones
News  |  6/27/2007  | 
Executives with rival device makers virtually all say the same thing: We love it.
PacificNet To Sell TiVo In China
News  |  6/27/2007  | 
TiVo products and services would be distributed in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and other major cities through PacificNet's subsidiary iMobile.
IBM Tops List Of Fastest Supercomputers
News  |  6/27/2007  | 
HP leads with 40.6% of the systems, up from 31.6% in November, while IBM has 38.4%, down from 47.2%. No other vendor has more than 5% of the systems on the list.
Universities, Businesses Agree On Guidelines For IP, Shared Research
News  |  6/27/2007  | 
Team announces a new set of guidelines that will continue to encourage research sharing, while adding licensing terms and conditions.
Google Strikes Distribution Deal With Ingram Micro
News  |  6/27/2007  | 
Ingram Micro will distribute the Google Search Appliance and Google Mini enterprise search boxes around the globe.
Meet The People Waiting In Line For An iPhone
News  |  6/26/2007  | 
A small group of people began forming a line in New York City on Monday to ensure they'll be among the first to get their hands on an Apple iPhone.
IBM Unveils Second-Generation Supercomputer
News  |  6/26/2007  | 
With Blue Gene/P, IBM is targeting commercial research, such as in the oil and gas industry, as well as financial services organizations.
IPhone's High Cost Expected To Scare Away Consumers
News  |  6/26/2007  | 
Consumers on average are willing to pay only $99 for a regular mobile phone, and $199 for a phone with advanced data services, according to a Parks Associates survey.
Senate Resuscitates Immigration Reform Bill For Debate
News  |  6/26/2007  | 
The controversial bill seems to have something that pleases and angers just about everyone.
RFID Gets Boost In Europe From Retail Giant's Deployment
News  |  6/26/2007  | 
Metro Group ranks as the fourth-largest retailer in the world, with about 270,000 employees and 2,400 outlets in 30 countries.
European Regulators Pick Nokia's DVB-H Mobile TV Standard
News  |  6/26/2007  | 
The decision, which may require additional approvals, strengthens the move to the Digital Video Broadcast-Handheld standard, which also has strong support in the U.S.
Sun Aims High With Constellation Blade-Based System
News  |  6/26/2007  | 
In terms of density, the system designed for high-performance computing packs a maximum of 1.7 petaflops of computing power in a 48-blade rack-size chassis.
Cisco Dropping Iron Curtain On Web And E-Mail Attacks
News  |  6/25/2007  | 
The company will add malware- and spam-inspection capabilities to its firewalls using technology from its recent acquisition of IronPort Systems.
Strong Notebook Sales Boost PC Shipment Forecast
News  |  6/25/2007  | 
Global PC shipments are expected to rise to 264 million units this year, an 11.2% increase from the 239 million PCs shipped in 2006.
Boingo Offers Worldwide Wi-Fi For $39 A Month
News  |  6/25/2007  | 
"The days of per-minute charges and incremental roaming fees for Wi-Fi Internet access are over," says Boingo president and CEO Dave Hagan.
CA Upgrades Spectrum Fault-Management Software
News  |  6/25/2007  | 
What CA has done is linked its fault-management software to performance management and to configuration management.
Burbank Gets Higher Performance In Move To Blade Servers
News  |  6/22/2007  | 
The California city's new hardware replaced Sun Microsystems Netra servers, IBM System P servers, and Hewlett-Packard ProLiant DL360s.
Scientist Touts Big Efficiency Improvement For Data Center Cooling
News  |  6/22/2007  | 
The co-founder of Microway claims he developed a system that reduces the amount of energy required to cool data centers up to 50%.
Virtual Desktop May Take Awhile To Become Real
News  |  6/22/2007  | 
Few are using the technology, but momentum is building as vendors like HP expand offerings.
iSuppli Cuts Semiconductor Revenue Forecast
News  |  6/22/2007  | 
Global revenue is expected to increase 6% to $276.6 billion this year from $260.9 billion last year, the firm said.
Apple Mac Sales Grow Faster Than Windows PCs In Consumer Market
News  |  6/22/2007  | 
Apple's share of desktop and notebook sales online and through brick-and-mortar stores in May rose to 13% from 11.6% in April, according to The NPD Group.
Google CEO Demos Apple's iPhone, But Not On YouTube
News  |  6/22/2007  | 
The event triangulated three hot media subjects -- Google, Apple's iPhone, and YouTube -- and put a spotlight on the Google-Apple alliance.
WiMax Is Scarce, But Many Consumers Know Why They Want It
News  |  6/22/2007  | 
A survey finds that nearly half of the respondents plan to use WiMax for e-mail, while 31% cited online media viewing and 28% cited mobile TV and music downloading.
Dell Won't Preinstall Ubuntu Linux On Small-Business Computers
News  |  6/22/2007  | 
The computer maker will sell only the hardware and let small-business customers install the open-source operating system themselves.
Apple Patent Foretells iPod And iPhone Security
News  |  6/21/2007  | 
The patent application envisions several possible tests that could be used to prevent a portable device from being recharged.
Intel Draws Parallels Between Chips And 'Ratatouille'
News  |  6/21/2007  | 
The semiconductor maker is spending $8 million to promote a Pixar movie it hopes will encourage consumers and IT managers to buy its dual-core products.
Google Turns Its Hardware Manufacturing Over To Dell
News  |  6/21/2007  | 
Up until late last year, Google assembled its high-end enterprise search box on its own, from components supplied by a variety of white-box manufacturers.
Nvidia Gives Supercomputing A Hand
News  |  6/21/2007  | 
The new GPUs are meant as an alternative to having developers divide a supercomputing application among multiple CPUs, commonly made by Intel or Advanced Micro Devices.
USB Flash Drives Mobilized
Features  |  6/21/2007  | 
Five ways to load up these little devices with data and apps, and take your computing anywhere.
Lessons Can Be Learned From Homeland Security Weaknesses
News  |  6/21/2007  | 
Companies can learn a few lessons from the security missteps and weaknesses at the Department of Homeland Security. Here are some tips to reduce your vulnerability.
Online Video Becoming A Habit
News  |  6/21/2007  | 
Watching online video is becoming a routine part of Internet-using Americans' lives, with more than half saying they watch videos online at least once a week.
iPhone Expected To Affect Multitouch Screen Market
News  |  6/21/2007  | 
The market for the displays, which respond to multiple touches simultaneously, is expected to grow nearly 31% annually through 2012.
IBM: The Mainframe Is Alive And Going Strong
News  |  6/21/2007  | 
The company said its hardware mainframe revenue grew 12% in the first quarter of this year compared to the previous quarter, and 25% year-over-year.
Darpa Seeks Miniature Networking Robots For Urban Combat
News  |  6/21/2007  | 
The military wants droids that could intelligently choose locations and self-configure to form a mesh wireless voice/data network that isn't dependent on line of sight.
Behind The Curtain At Intel Research
News  |  6/21/2007  | 
The chip vendor rolls out research prototypes in chips, mobile computing, and tera-scale computing.
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