Server hardware strategy
- August 26, 2008
Virgin America prevented data center buildout with Verari Systems BladeRack 2XT blade servers, along with Red Hat Enterprise Linux, water-chilled cooling and VMware virtualization.
- August 19, 2008
Sun Microsystems' new Intel Xeon-based servers support Solaris, Linux and Windows, and Sun says the new Sun Fire X4250 has the highest disk count of any comparable server.
- July 02, 2008
Dell's FlexAddress tool virtualizes switching for PowerEdge M-series blade servers much like HP Virtual Connect does, but at lower cost and without requiring new management tools.
- July 01, 2008
The University of Houston, an Itanium Solutions award winner, chose Itanium-based systems for its research on the effects of global warming.
- June 16, 2008
HP's latest fault-tolerant Integrity NonStop servers may rival the IBM mainframe. They come on a c-Class BladeSystem blade for mainframe-level availability in a more cost-effective and energy-efficient platform.
- June 11, 2008
Stanford University has established a research lab to devise easier ways to parallelize applications, enabling users to truly exploit the benefits of multicore processors.
- June 03, 2008
AMD's new quad-core Opteron processors for single-socket systems have all the features of Barcelona, but with less expensive memory.
- May 21, 2008
Despite the savings afforded by server virtualization, many users have spent their savings on costly new hardware upgrades for new memory, CPUs or entirely new servers.
- May 14, 2008
AMD has announced new low-voltage versions of its quad-core Opteron processor as well as changes to its management lineup.
- May 08, 2008
AMD plans to release its six-core Opteron processor by the second half of 2009, followed by a 12 core processor less than one year later.
- April 29, 2008
Big Blue is pushing iDataPlex, a blade/rack server hybrid, for Web 2.0 companies, but research labs seeking dense computing environments could also benefit.
- April 28, 2008
Server memory components still lag CPUs' performance and energy-efficiency gains. And multicore processors may make bottlenecks worse.
- March 04, 2008
AMD has officially completed its first 45-nm quad-core processor, but those waiting for quad-core Barcelona will have to wait until April.
- February 28, 2008
Users upgrading to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 may stave off upgrading servers' processors and memory, thanks to the Server Core feature.
- February 20, 2008
Sun's latest blade server promises the performance of a comparable rack-mount system, while Verari's new blade targets the most space- and storage-constrained shops.