Content tagged with Hardware & Infrastructure
posted in September 2006
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YouTooCanTube: How Businesses Can Put Web Video To Use
Features  |  9/29/2006  | 
New products from Cisco and others will help them make informal video like YouTube's relevant to their companies.
A Computer Display You Can Put In Your Pocket
News  |  9/29/2006  | 
Brits work on thin, flexible display that can be rolled and folded.
Gumstix Aims At Mobile Apps
News  |  9/29/2006  | 
Startup Turns To Specialized Processors For Low-Cost Supercomputing Power
News  |  9/29/2006  | 
PeakStream uses graphics and other chips to boost performance of scientific and financial apps by 20 times.
Highlights At Demo Show: Carry Your Desktop On Your iPod, $70 PCs, And Virtual Apps
Features  |  9/29/2006  | 
Startups vied for attention and weren't shy with the on-stage tricks at this year's coming-out party
Intel Touts Advancements In Energy Efficiency At Developer Forum
News  |  9/29/2006  | 
The new chips provide more power and consume less energy, CEO Otellini says.
Intel Sets Sights On Quad Core With New Processors
News  |  9/29/2006  | 
Intel hopes to become the defining force in an emerging market for mainstream multicore processing with its first quad-core chips, slated to hit the market in about a month.
Battery Boasts USB Rechargeability
News  |  9/29/2006  | 
The batteries, which recharge by plugging into a USB port, are already for sale in the United Kingdom and will be available soon in the United States.
Panduit Licenses IBM Server Cooling Technology
News  |  9/28/2006  | 
Panduit plans to incorporate the technology into its line of networking and electrical products for the data center.
Google, Intel Call For Vastly More Efficient PC Power Supplies
News  |  9/26/2006  | 
Google says it has increased the efficiency of power supplies from 60-70% to 90%, and the same efficiency is within reach for consumer PCs.
Intel To Land First Blow In Quad-Core Fight With AMD
News  |  9/26/2006  | 
Intel's first quad-core x86-based processors will hit the market in November and be used in high-end gaming systems. Its first mainstream desktop version will be ready in the first quarter of 2007.
Quad-Core Processor Forecast
Features  |  9/26/2006  | 
Here's a quick guide to help you sort through the blizzard of CPU information spewing forth from Intel and AMD as they preview their respective quad-core plans.
Opinion: High-Definition Video--Bad For Consumers, Bad For Hollywood
Commentary  |  9/26/2006  | 
Digital rights management gadgetry has turned high-definition video into a lumbering dinosaur that consumers won't want to buy. And a good thing, too--because Hollywood doesn't know what to do with HD, says Cory Doctorow.
Battery Fires A Different Beast From Data Center Heat Issues
News  |  9/22/2006  | 
Battery problems have led to recalls, and also airplane bans.
New Cooling Technologies Tackle Data Center Heat
News  |  9/22/2006  | 
From water-cooled systems to spraying liquids directly on chips and motherboards, IT managers need to consider new ways to cool off their data centers.
Motorola Sleek Meets Symbol Rugged In $3.9B Buyout
News  |  9/22/2006  | 
Some customers see the acquisition as a marriage made in heaven.
India, IBM Set Out To Build Billion-Person Web Portal
News  |  9/22/2006  | 
India central government has enlisted IBM to help it build a Web portal that citizens can use to access thousands of services, ranging from business permits to housing subsidies and tax advice.
Disrupt-O-Meter
News  |  9/22/2006  | 
A look at emerging technology that's disruptive--and that isn't.
Intel Laser Chip May Transform Data Center Management
News  |  9/22/2006  | 
Intel says it will create transceivers that can operate at 1 terabit-per-second speeds -- or about 1,000 times faster than the Ethernet connections now used in data centers.
New Challenges For Data Center Managers
Features  |  9/22/2006  | 
You need to know about power, cooling, facilities management, real estate, security, and a host of other issues.
AMD's New Chip Ploy--Open Source Sockets
News  |  9/20/2006  | 
By publishing its Opteron socket specification, AMD is making it easier for chipmakers to design processors that just snap into an AMD motherboard.
Miniature Storage Arrays Deliver Space-Saving Punch
News  |  9/20/2006  | 
You might think storage using miniature drive cages isn't fast enough and doesn't have sufficient capacity to be practical. But you'd be wrong, says columnist Eric Hall.
Intel Laser Chip Could Transform Future Data Centers
News  |  9/19/2006  | 
The chipmaker says it can create transceivers that operate about 1,000 times faster than the 1 Gbps to 10 Gbps connections currently used in data centers.
Startup Aims To Harness Specialized Chips To Make Supercomputing Affordable
News  |  9/18/2006  | 
PeakStream is working on using graphics chips and other specialized processors to boost performance for scientific and technical applications up to 20-fold.
Brief: Microsoft Readies Zune For The Holidays
Features  |  9/18/2006  | 
Its portable media player has at least one feature the iPod doesn't: the ability to wirelessly transfer content.
Brief: Symantec-Juniper Partnership Makes Sense Amid New Rivals
News  |  9/18/2006  | 
Microsoft and Cisco are among those ramping up security capabilities.
With New Software, PDAs Can Manage Windows Servers Remotely
News  |  9/18/2006  | 
The Avocent software runs on a BlackBerry or any Windows Mobile 5-based device. Two packages provide different levels of administration features and functions.
IBM Adds Problem Resolution Toolkit In Drive For Self-Healing IT Systems
News  |  9/18/2006  | 
The toolkit helps developers build a database of common problems and their solutions.
Former PC Industry Darling Tries For Comeback As Dell 2.0
News  |  9/15/2006  | 
Founder and Chairman Michael Dell acknowledged that the company's direct sales model is no longer enough.
Startup To Release Cheap, Fast Programmable Chip
Features  |  9/15/2006  | 
Velogix says its digital-signal FPGAs cost a third of what other programmable chips cost and are 10 times as powerful.
Extreme-Temperature Battery Touts Itself For The Data Center
Features  |  9/15/2006  | 
Altair's new batteries are designed to endure tens of thousands of full-charge cycles, compared with less than 700 for more conventional lead-acid batteries.
In Depth: The Transformation Of EMC
Features  |  9/15/2006  | 
Best known as a storage hardware vendor, EMC has spent more than $7 billion to become more of a software and services company. Is the strategy working?
Sun, IBM Offer Technology To Protect Customer Data
News  |  9/15/2006  | 
Building encryption technology into tape drives will make data impossible to read if it's stolen or lost.
The Ticker
News  |  9/13/2006  | 
Technology and business news briefs.
Dell Seeks To Reinvent Itself Amidst SEC Probe And Other Distractions
News  |  9/12/2006  | 
Michael Dell and other execs talked up "Dell 2.0" on Tuesday, the company's new strategy for growing its business.
New IBM Technology Designed To Combat Consumer Data Theft
News  |  9/12/2006  | 
The technology encrypts Social Security numbers, credit card information, and other customer data archived on magnetic tape.
AMD Virtual Trade Show Targets IT Decision Makers
News  |  9/11/2006  | 
The online trade show is aimed at high-level tech buyers who often don't attend shows in person.
'We Are A Company In Transition,' Says HP's Hurd
News  |  9/11/2006  | 
Hurd has identified three big growth areas: commercial printing and managing networks of printers, data center automation, and selling more laptops and handheld computers paired with better data security software.
It's No Game: IBM Uses PlayStation Chip For New Supercomputer
News  |  9/8/2006  | 
IBM is working with Los Alamos to install the first phase of the latest supercomputer, dubbed Roadrunner, by next month. The hybrid machine will get a speed boost enabling it to break the petaflop barrier when the Cell processors are added to AMD's Opteron technology.
Sun Microsystems Moving In The Right Direction
Features  |  9/8/2006  | 
Proprietary and expensive? CEO Jonathan Schwartz insists that label is "dead dead dead," and some new product and market share developments back him up.
IBM Supercomputer Expected To Blow Past Petaflop Barrier
Features  |  9/8/2006  | 
By harnessing a processor originally built for the Sony PlayStation 3, IBM is building a machine that's expected to work at a speed of 1,000 trillion calculations per second.
Palm, BlackBerry Compete For The All-You-Need Title In Smart Phones
Features  |  9/8/2006  | 
The Palm Treo 700wx is smarter than earlier models, with more memory and better Microsoft Exchange support, while the BlackBerry Pearl is a skinny first for Research In Motion.
In Depth: How The InformationWeek 500 Cracks Businesses' Toughest Problems
Features  |  9/8/2006  | 
It's not the frothy dot-com days. But new technologies and opportunities for change have made IT fun again.
Cisco Gears Up For Huge Consumer Marketing Push
Features  |  9/8/2006  | 
The networking giant plans to bring the Cisco brand into the home for data, video, and music. It's a big reversal in strategy and highlights the growing impact of consumer technology.
MassMutual Clients Use Pocket PCs To Build Nest Eggs
Features  |  9/8/2006  | 
The company’s interactive, self-service system has dramatically improved enrollment rates during clients’ retirement planning meetings.
From Bankrupt To Innovative In Four Years
Features  |  9/7/2006  | 
Global Crossing is using presence-enabled collaboration tools in ways that many companies haven't yet dreamed of.
American Power Conversion Gets Serious About CRM
Features  |  9/7/2006  | 
APC's CRM program identifies customers' touch points with the company, captures information on failed interactions, and figures out what's needed to make the fix.
AMD Taps Into Sun Utility Grid
News  |  9/7/2006  | 
Sun will also let software vendors list their applications, then create connection points to allow potential customers to access the Sun grid compute resources to run the specific applications.
Ad-Supported Software Proves Popular With Small Businesses
News  |  9/6/2006  | 
Spiceworks is adding more IT management features to its free, ad-supported software, for which over 5,000 customers have signed up in about a month's time.
Intel Announces vPro Business PC Platform Availability
News  |  9/6/2006  | 
PCs built on vPro will offer a 50% increase in performance on base-level office applications and as much as twice the performance for processor-intensive applications compared to the existing Intel 2005 Professional Business Platform.
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