Profile of Lamont Wood
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Articles by Lamont Wood
posted in October 2008
As Intel's chief competitor in the SMB server processor market, AMD lost ground when its latest generation of quad-core Opteron processors, code-named Barcelona, appeared later than planned last year. AMD is rushing to make up lost ground this year with its next quad-core Opteron generation, code-named Shanghai.
At the upper range of the SMB server price range, the $15,000 SPARC Enterprise M3000 server amounts to an entry-level machine for Solaris usersï¿¼one with some interesting features.
Growth remains explosive, but the low-hanging fruit appears to have already been taken according to a new report.
Ever dreamed of having your own IBM System/360? Its linear descendent is now available in the $100,000 range.
Solid-state drives (SSDs) offer a quick and easy (albeit not cheap) way to dramatically boost server performance, and they took another step closer to becoming standard server equipment with recent announcements from Intel and Samsung.
Jointly announced by Sun and Fujitsu, the new T5440 server may be a little much for the SMB market, but it does show what the SMB market can expect in a few years.
The BladeCenter S has been called a "business in a box," but with the recent addition of nine terabytes of SAN, it has (almost) enough storage for the alphanumeric contents of the Library of Congress.