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posted in August 2008
Last month, Fujitsu Computer Systems was able to boast that its server had achieved the best price-performance ratio on a Transaction Processing Performance Council (TCP) benchmark. Three weeks later, a Dell unit took the top spot. Watching the show may be dizzying, but it offers non-obvious advantages for server buyers.
Servers have proven to be must-have items even in hard timesï¿¼while buyers may be keeping their wallets closed in other parts of the economy, they are wide open in the server market, according to a recent report from Gartner Inc.
At its latest Intel Developers' Forum, Intel brought out a solid-state drive (SSD) intended for the server market, with properties that could combat both server noise and server power consumption, and provide much-needed competition that should bring down prices.
A recent Gartner report says that the growth of the server blade market is likely to be slowed by a lack of hardware standardization that locks in users. I beg to differ.
You can't be expected to do business with a vacuum cleaner running in the same room, but some servers produce acoustical noise that amounts to the same thing. This time we'll look at the IBM BladeCenter S chassis, whose designers claim to have slain the noise monster.
In a small office you want the hardware to be quietï¿¼even servers. We've looked at acoustical noise specifications for small-office servers from Fujitsu, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, and Sun, and this time we'll look at certain models from IBM.
Recent news concerning massive, multiple retail data breaches brings up the recurring question: doesnï¿¼t anyone use server encryption?
In a small office, everyone can hear the server. The question is: can they hear anything else? In previous noise-related postings we looked at acoustic specs for Fujitsu and Dell and Hewlett-Packard. This time we'll look at the acoustic specifications of Post a Comment