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Articles by Darrell Dunn
posted in June 2005
AMD's antimonopoly lawsuit seeks $50 million in damages and charges rival Intel with paying large amounts of money to five PC makers to stop using AMD processors.
AMD has only around 10% of the x86 processor market, a figure that hasn't grown in three years, even though the company has introduced innovative products such as 64-bit capabilities and dual-core processors.
The two vendors will jointly develop products and applications to take full advantage of the Cell processor, a chip with nine processing cores.
Intel used cash payments, discriminatory pricing, and marketing subsidies to force 38 companies to limit purchases from AMD, the suit alleges.
Starting at $895, the Ultra 20 is aimed at the fast-growing market for x86-based workstations.
The agreement with EMC will allow Solaris 10 customers the choice of using data-management and storage technologies from either company.
Energy Department supercomputer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory takes the top spot at 136.8 teraflops.
Hewlett-Packard puts the option in its ProLiant server line, joining IBM and Sun products with dual-core Opteron chips from AMD.
SWsoft raises $12.4 million and signs a technology and marketing agreement with Intel.
The computer maker will add AMD's Opteron chips to its server-cluster platform and offer its first dual-core processor blade servers.
Growing support from third-party developers of applications and tools is helping IBM to reinvigorate its iSeries server product line.
Mark Hurd creates a new division for the company's notebook and desktop PCs and names a former palmOne executive to run the reorganized unit.
The VMware Technology Network includes pre-built virtual machines from third-party software developers, a subscription option to VMware products, and access to a new Web site.
New Napa platform promises better graphics and virtualization
The two companies plan to introduce technology to wirelessly transfer television content to Centrino notebook computers.
The chipmaker plans to introduce its second-generation processor for cell phones in the second half of this year.
Chipmaker promises a glimpse of 2015 technology at the Intel Developers Forum, slated for August in San Francisco.
The chipmaker predicts that one-third of all the PC microprocessors it ships next year will be incorporated into mobile platforms.
The eServer xSeries 460 will be available in four- and eight-CPU configurations later this month, and in 16-way and 32-way configurations in July.