Profile of Kristen Kenedy
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Articles by Kristen Kenedy
posted in May 2006
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.