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The Xeon 3000 will replace the Pentium D that some systems manufacturers have been using to power entry-level servers for small businesses.
Vendors including Open Source Systems, Ciara, and VXTech are working on servers that pack big power in small spaces.
The CPU will effectively replace current Pentium D processors, which some system makers--including Dell and IBM--have been using to power entry-level servers for small businesses.
The server, which it showed off at LinuxWorld, has a 64-bit processor, is reportedly low-power, and has an integrated Gigabit Ethernet controller and encryption.
NEC on Tuesday plans to unveil its first Linux offering for the channel: The Express5800/320Ma high-availability server, now certified for Red Hat Linux.
Mobile PCs are more integrated than desktops, Moorhead said in an interview with Computer Reseller News, a fact that plays into the company's ATI acquisition. "When you look at our ability to more tightly integrate the design, validation, firmware, and software tools, it leads to a much better stable image platform," Moorhead says.
IBM says it plans to offer its high-availability options to four-way through eight-way systems. The options have, until now, been available only on 16-way and 32-way servers.
AMD's upcoming 4x4 desktop--two dual-core Athlon 64 FX processors on a motherboard tuned for gaming--will start at less than $1,000.
Pat Moorhead, AMD vice president of global marketing, offered a "definitive no" when asked if the chipmaker would be developing its own line of motherboards as a result of the ATI acquisition.
A day after Intel said it'll pack four CPUs onto a processor by year's end, AMD executives said AMD will demonstrate its own quad-core chip in the next six months and launch it in mid-2007.
The processor and its socket will be positioned as upgradable to quad-core when available in the first half of next year.
The new Itanium 2s are expected to perform better and be priced at about two-thirds the cost of the older Itanium architecture.
The company has to lay off 1,000 managers because it has too many management layers, leading to slow and inefficient decision making, according to a memo from company president and CEO Paul Otellini to employees.
Sun Microsystems is unveiling on Tuesday three x64 servers designed to take its lineup beyond the two-socket rackmount fare that makes up the bulk of the market.
Get ready for the blade wars. This small but fast-growing segment of the server market appears to be ready to pop as vendors release streamlined designs that are better positioned as rackmount replacements and, in some cases, offer pricing attractive enough to draw new customers to the model.
Sun has already briefed many of its channel partners on a plan to offer blades and an eight-way server based on AMD's x64 Opteron chips.
Tulsa, designed for four-way servers and above, will be based on Intel's older NetBurst Architecture.
On the list to port to IBM's Power platform: Veritas Cluster Server, Veritas Volume Replicator, Storage Foundation, and Storage Foundation for Oracle RAC.
Hewlett-Packard and IBM are adding advanced power management capabilities to their servers as the focus on heat and power issues in the data center intensifies.
The 26% share is up from 9% in the year-ago quarter and almost 15% in the fourth quarter, a new report says.
Mostly, a new report says, x86 servers continue to show positive growth, while RISC-Itanium server sales continue to drop.
The systems will begin shipping around June and include the ability to monitor a server's power consumption as well as regulate its daily power draw.
Advanced Micro Devices looks to beef up its position in the notebook market against competitor Intel with two firsts: dual core Turion and a 64-bit Sempron CPUs.
Advanced Micro Devices, which has spent the last year touting power savings in its server processors, on Tuesday plans to unveil a line of desktop CPUs with models that run more than twice as efficient as some of AMD's mainstream desktop parts.
CEO Steve Ballmer said Linux has been outselling Microsoft in areas such as file services, E-mail security, and E-science, which demonstrates that Microsoft needs to innovate.
Floating-point technology for high-performance computing is one option being explored. An AMD spokeswoman said the company expects to show off some of the technology at a briefing scheduled for June 1.
Once a high-flying maker of servers, workstations, and visualization systems, SGI has seen its business wane for several years.
The BladeSystems due this summer will use a new fan design that consumes one-third less power and is about 50% more efficient in airflow than fans in typical 1U servers, HP says.
Thanks to sensor-based systems, users may soon be able to find nearby restaurants and then pinpoint those with the shortest waiting list.
Advanced Micro Devices is asking for a variety of documents, E-mail, and other correspondence related to Microsoft's software development plans, inclusion of AMD in technology planning, and financial discussions about AMD, according to the subpoena.
Sun Microsystems this quarter plans to ship new software for its thin-client architecture that will include support for Windows applications. Sun also unveiled two new thin clients.
The layoffs represent about a 7% staff reduction for the scalable systems group, the division that produces products based on Sun's high-end Sparc CPU.
At Intel Solution Summit, Intel finally laid out a plan calling for standardization of key notebook components, a validation program, and first-level Intel support on validated products.
Intel's new technology, code-named Robson, promises system boots that take half the time of notebooks on the market today and application launches that are five times as fast with its NAND flash memory.
The chip giant's CEO talks about the Pro, an enterprise system to be launched this year that focuses on manageability and security, and technology to watch at this week's developer conference in San Francisco.
Later today, Oracle will announce special per-core licensing for dual-core Itanium-based systems and pledge versions of its software for HP's Unix operating system, HP-UX, on Itanium.
The x86 market in North America had the strongest growth of all server segments, a new Gartner report says. In contrast, shipments in the RISC/Itanium market fell by 6.8% during the same period.
Advanced Micro Devices cut prices on some server processors, while Intel offered instant rebates on select dual-core desktop CPUs.
Prices were cut on the Sun Fire x2100, x4100, x4200, and V40z --all of which use Advanced Micro Devices’ Opteron processor.
The idea is to shift some of the heavy lifting necessary to run multiple operating systems from software to the Xeon processor.
New tools will help with Solaris setup and management as Sun seeks to expand into the SMB market.
To ensure consistent quality from third-party suppliers--and boost its market share in enterprises--Advanced Micro Devices is looking at ways to improve its support policies.
Advanced Micro Devices is promising that no platform change will be required to move to its next-generation quad-core processors. And to prove it, AMD plans to demonstrate the technology in the middle of this year.
The server business and dual-core microprocessors are driving growth.
A letter Advanced Micro Devices sent to some partners, according to two sources, mentions the Athlon 64 3500, 3800, the dual-core X2 3800, and the lower-end Sempron 2600 and 2800 as being in tight supply.
In its first shift away from an all-Intel lineup, Dell is offering retail versions of some AMD Athlon 64 processors. That's raising speculation that the PC giant might adopt AMD in its systems; Dell says they don't now, and won't comment further.
The system pairs an IBM xSeries or BladeCenter server with versions of VMWare's virtual infrastructure software and Citrix's Presentation Server.
Intel's upcoming ''Napa'' notebook platform could reshape the marketplace by leveling the playing field between low-cost builders of plain-vanilla systems and the traditional top-tier PC vendors.
IBM will unveil low-cost xSeries options running either Linux or Windows, in an effort to grab a share of the small-business market as well as to steal thunder from Sun's recent Galaxy server rollout.
The company will introduce a line of digital convergence products next year, as it continues a measured expansion in the region that started with notebooks.
Vendors at CES this week advanced the idea of voice-over-IP and network-attached storage in the home, announcing a number of new devices that connect directly into the home network.
Moving the industry closer toward the convergence of PCs and consumer electronics devices, an array of networking vendors at this week's Consumer Electronics Show demonstrated products designed to ease wireless video sharing in the home.
Korean consumer-electronics giant LG Electronics has big ambitions for the U.S. market and aims to leverage channel partners.
"Scrapbooking" trend opens opportunities for end-to-end digital photography solutions.