Content tagged with Hardware & Infrastructure
posted in July 2005
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Intel Plans Low-Power And Dual-Core Chips
News  |  7/29/2005  | 
Chipmaker focuses on delivering more performance while generating less heat
Reducing The Data-Theft Threat From USB Memory Sticks
News  |  7/29/2005  | 
Medical staffing firm uses Sanctuary Device Control to monitor every USB port on the network and set policies on the use of USB memory sticks.
SmartAdvice: Use Java And WebSphere To Reengineer Legacy Mainframes
Commentary  |  7/28/2005  | 
Set guidelines that ensure easy technology transitions and migrations, The Advisory Council says. Also, to profit from RFID, rethink business rules.
Despite Critics, Intel Says Itanium Chip Is Doing Just Fine
News  |  7/28/2005  | 
Shipments of the Itanium 2 processor grew 170% from the first quarter of 2004 to the first quarter of 2005.
Intel Server Road Map Emphasizes Performance Per Watt
News  |  7/28/2005  | 
The chipmaker unveils a server microprocessor road map and a new naming nomenclature that divides its portfolio into three distinct performance strata.
GAO To Study National Plan To Recycle Computers
News  |  7/27/2005  | 
The nation's stockpiles of obsolete electronics is growing. The components are toxic, and recycling is expensive and difficult.
Analysis: Intel's New Fab Part Of Plan To Combat AMD
News  |  7/27/2005  | 
Intel's plan to build a new 300-mm fab has little to do with future PC growth, as the chip giant hinted earlier this week. Instead, the fab announcement is part of a major plan to play catch-up and gain a competitive edge over microprocessor rival AMD at the critical 45-nm node, an analyst says.
Sun Suffers Net Loss, Revenue Down For Fiscal Year
News  |  7/26/2005  | 
Its x86-based server shipments more than doubled, and overall server shipments were up.
IBM Launches Z9, Latest Big-Iron Platform
News  |  7/26/2005  | 
New mainframe offers a wealth of security and encryption features and virtualization capabilities.
Fujitsu Unveils Two New Primergy Servers
News  |  7/26/2005  | 
They include a rack and tower server built on 64-bit Xeon processors.
AMD Server Market Share Increases 50%
News  |  7/25/2005  | 
Intel is still dominant, with 86% market share.
EMC Unveils New High-End Storage Array
News  |  7/25/2005  | 
Symmetrix DMX-3 can support as much as a petabyte of data and offers information life-cycle-management capabilities.
New USB Flash Drive Sports Bootable OS, Office Apps
News  |  7/22/2005  | 
The $149 Computer-On-a-Stick is a USB flash drive with a bootable onboard Linux operating system and open source office suite.
Hurd Tries To 'Optimize' HP Without Big Changes
News  |  7/22/2005  | 
CEO cuts workforce by 10%, but not products or business units. Is there more to come?
Best-Practices Library Gains Fans
Features  |  7/22/2005  | 
The I.T. Infrastructure Library is designed to help companies cut the cost of using technology and improve the quality of services
Canada Expands RFID Policy To Stave Off Mad-Cow Disease
News  |  7/21/2005  | 
U.S. cows have been invited back to graze in southern Canada. But they must be tagged with radio-frequency identification chips that identify place of birth.
Fuji Delivers Nanotech-Based Tape Drive
News  |  7/21/2005  | 
In an early commercialization of nanotechnology, Fuji's drive has native capacities of as much as 300GB.
EMC Posts Solid Gains In Second Quarter
News  |  7/21/2005  | 
Sales of mid-range storage systems and VMware virtualization software show biggest gains.
HP's New PC Chief Sees Opportunities
News  |  7/20/2005  | 
Todd Bradley has the daunting task of competing against Dell and the new Lenovo in the cutthroat PC market.
RFID Beyond The Supply Chain
News  |  7/20/2005  | 
The many potential uses of RFID are expected to produce massive amounts of data that, once analyzed, could be a gold mine of useful information, says database guru Michael Stonebraker.
Otellini Says Intel Will Win Legal Battle With AMD
News  |  7/19/2005  | 
Intel CEO denies wrongdoing in Japan and says it settled charges there to avoid disruption for customers.
Mobile Products Propel Intel To Record Second Quarter
News  |  7/19/2005  | 
Intel reported net income of $2 billion on revenue of $9.2 billion, compared with net income of $1.8 billion on revenue of $8 billion a year ago.
IBM Readies Its Next Mainframe
News  |  7/19/2005  | 
New zSeries aims to keep mainframe customers on big iron.
Hurd Tries To 'Optimize' HP, Not Change It
News  |  7/19/2005  | 
While he plans to cut around 15,000 jobs, Hurd isn't making major structural changes to the computer and printer company.
Bank Satisfies Feds' Security Mandates With A RAID
Features  |  7/19/2005  | 
Security National Bank was under pressure to get its check data duplicated from its central Sioux City, Iowa, office to a remote secure vault to conform to banking regulations.
SAMSys To Supply Gen 2 RFID Readers To Datamax
News  |  7/19/2005  | 
Datamax says it will use the readers as a component for its I-Class RFID printers, a family of combined bar-code printers and smart-label encoders.
RFID System Prevented A Possible Infant Abduction
News  |  7/19/2005  | 
VeriChip's "Hugs" Infant Protection System sounded an alarm when the parents of an infant attempted to remove their baby without authorization from a hospital's nursery.
IBM's Sales Fall 5% In Chip Unit
News  |  7/18/2005  | 
The decline comes as the company is moving towards the gaming processor market, said CFO Mark Loughridge, who also hinted that the company's chip and foundry business are still losing money.
Slimmer IBM Shows Moderate Second Quarter Growth
News  |  7/18/2005  | 
Sales increased for global services, hardware and software.
Intel Spins Last Single-Core Itaniums
News  |  7/18/2005  | 
Montecito's availability will likely intensify the battle for control of the mid- and high-end server market, where Itanium has long competed against RISC architectures from IBM, Hewlett-Packard, and Sun Microsystems.
Defense Department Buys HP Computers To Design Weapons
News  |  7/18/2005  | 
The system, which will be installed this fall, uses 1,024 nodes in a cluster running Linux.
Philips Sees No Semiconductor Upturn, Cites Weak Consumer Market
News  |  7/18/2005  | 
European consumer electronics giant Philips described the outlook in somber terms as it turned in profits on revenues that came in in line with expectations in the second quarter.
More Data Lost In Transition
Features  |  7/14/2005  | 
Latest tape loss spotlights the need for better security of transported data, including encrypting sensitive information.
Instant Servers Via Virtualization
Features  |  7/14/2005  | 
The Levanta Intrepid M provisions Linux servers without the need to load the operating system or applications onto each server
Hewlett-Packard Adds to StorageWorks XP Line
Features  |  7/14/2005  | 
The XP10000, aimed at midrange customers with high-availability apps, supports virtualization and multiple operating systems
Apparel Maker Tags RFID For Kids' Sleepwear
News  |  7/13/2005  | 
Lauren Scott of California will launch a line of kid's pajamas sewn with RFID tags. Readers placed in a house will be able to scan the tags within a 30-foot radius and trigger an alarm if boundaries are breached.
HP Launches XP10000 Disk Array
News  |  7/11/2005  | 
New storage system targets midsize businesses with high-availability applications.
Sprint Joins Cellular High-Speed Data Race
News  |  7/8/2005  | 
Wireless high-speed data services are here. The question is, who wants them?
Redmond's New R&D
News  |  7/8/2005  | 
France Telecom deal shows Microsoft's plans for future partnerships
SmartAdvice: How To Leverage Business-Intelligence Tools
Commentary  |  7/8/2005  | 
Companies want to leverage their investments as much as possible, The Advisory Council says, so consider, what are your pain points? Also, how to structure an outsourcing deal so you can cut your losses early if it's not working out.
Millions See NASA Hit A Comet In Space
News  |  7/8/2005  | 
NASA is bargaining for extra bandwidth for upcoming shuttle launch.
Linux Appliance Aids Virtual Server Setup
News  |  7/8/2005  | 
The new Levanta Intrepid M acts as hub for provisioning Linux servers without the need to load the operating system or applications directly onto each new server.
Kiosks Cut Paperwork And Wait Time for Patients
Features  |  7/8/2005  | 
System at New Jersey hospital reduces check-in times 25% for new patients and 75% for return visits.
Digital Images Unleashed
Features  |  7/8/2005  | 
Companies save money, improve processes, and boost customer service with digital devices that transmit images wirelessly.
Voice Over IP's Quality Surprise
Features  |  7/8/2005  | 
Despite improvements, quality and reliability of VoIP calls don't match public-network calls, study finds
Dell And Napster To Help University Networks Clogged With Music Downloads
News  |  7/6/2005  | 
Dell will offer a package of blade servers running Napster's digital music service to divert music-download traffic from a university's Internet access connection.
Sonasoft Backs Up Exchange For SMBs
News  |  7/5/2005  | 
SonaSafe continually updates a redundant, standby server, which takes over instantly in the event of primary system failure.
High-Tech Digs For A Digital Production Company
News  |  7/5/2005  | 
LucasFilm, owned by George Lucas, has built a $350 million, 23-acre digital campus that will serve as a development epicenter for movies, special effects, and digital gaming using state-of-the-art software and technology.
Computer Orders Decline
News  |  7/5/2005  | 
New government report showing an 11.9% drop in orders for IT wares corresponds with a falloff in the confidence business-technologists have in the economy, as tracked by InformationWeek.
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