SGI has introduced an Altix UV 1000 server that the company says runs Microsoft's Windows Server 2008 R2 on a maximum of 256 processor cores and 2 terabytes of memory, making it possible to use the software for more demanding workloads. The new server is based on Intel Xeon processors and is Microsoft-certified for Windows Server and Microsoft SQL Server database, with data warehousing and data mining tools built with Business Intelligence Development Studio. The latter is Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 with additional project types specific to SQL Server business intelligence.
InformationWeek Tech Digest, Nov. 10, 2014Just 30% of respondents to our new survey say their companies are very or extremely effective at identifying critical data and analyzing it to make decisions, down from 42% in 2013. What gives?