• October 31, 2005 31 Oct'05

    brick server

    A brick server is a compact computer server module without a chassis that can come in various processor, RAM, I/O, and storage configurations and is designed to fit into rack locations similar to those for blade servers.  Continue Reading

  • October 31, 2005 31 Oct'05

    server blade

    A server blade is a thin, modular electronic circuit board containing one, two, or more microprocessors and memory, that is intended for a single, dedicated application (such as serving Web pages) and that can be easily inserted into a blade server...  Continue Reading

  • October 30, 2005 30 Oct'05

    alien crosstalk (AXT)

    Alien crosstalk (AXT) is electromagnetic noise that can occur in a cable that runs alongside one or more other signal-carrying cables.  Continue Reading

  • October 28, 2005 28 Oct'05

    Quiz: Tech or treat!

    Tech or treat! Do you speak Geek? Technology is scary to a lot of people -- and no wonder, when you consider the harrowing terms and concepts involved. Here's our traditionally gruesome collection of Halloween horror for technophiles and ...  Continue Reading

  • October 27, 2005 27 Oct'05

    Cooling quick fixes drain data centers

    IT pros say facility management has become a bottleneck for technology projects. As a result, data center managers are taking infrastructure issues into their own hands. But are their stop-gap measures killing efficiency?  Continue Reading

  • October 27, 2005 27 Oct'05

    Direct native access to mainframe assets

    Accessing mainframe data on a timely basis for nontraditional mainframe purposes has never been easy. But soon it may be possible to get direct, flexible and scalable access to complex data in mainframe legacy applications quickly, cheaply, and with...  Continue Reading

  • October 27, 2005 27 Oct'05

    Server Specs: Intel delays dual-core Itanium

    Intel delays dual-core Itanium chips; IDC says virtualization is growing faster than expected; AMD continues gains; and Unisys partners with NEC.  Continue Reading

  • October 24, 2005 24 Oct'05

    IT energy crisis reaching critical mass

    In the midst of an energy crisis, companies are paying more than ever for utilities in the data center. IT organizations are being hit from both sides with spikes in both price and demand.  Continue Reading

  • October 20, 2005 20 Oct'05

    Virtualization startup focuses on SMP, management

    IT giants made virtualization a household name this year and newer companies have been eager to get in on the action. Intel-backed startup Virtual Iron is one of the latest companies to get involved, and it says being a latecomer has its advantages.  Continue Reading

  • October 19, 2005 19 Oct'05

    Heat relief for data centers using blades

    Blade servers are hot—literally—and creating a living hell for some data centers. As data center managers stew over the problem created by these high-density servers, vendors are scrambling (and finding huge revenue opportunities) to ...  Continue Reading