Data center server infrastructure and OSes

  • September 10, 2007 10 Sep'07

    AMD Barcelona officially available -- at last

    AMD has introduced Barcelona, its quad-core processor, offering better performance at the same power requirements as dual core, as well as virtualization and power-saving features.

  • August 30, 2007 30 Aug'07

    Intel to intro Xeon 7300 processor

    Intel will soon release its Xeon 7300 processor, a four-socket, four-processor core model with better performance than previous generations.

  • May 16, 2007 16 May'07

    Unisys continues to move ClearPath mainframes to Intel architecture

    Its newest servers move the Libra line to quad-core Intel Xeons and debut a Dorado server on dual-core Intel Xeon, a move from its CMOS processor.

  • May 02, 2007 02 May'07

    IBM System z9 Business Class mainframe revisited

    One year ago, IBM introduced its smaller z9 Business Class mainframe with a $100K starting price. Features like the zIIP engine and Capacity on Demand have landed new customers, but third-party software costs and the lack of prescribed offerings are...

  • February 23, 2007 23 Feb'07

    Unisys, VMware slash servers for U.K. freight company

    Freight trucking company P&O Ferrymasters is consolidating more than 20% of its Windows servers onto a new Unisys ES7000/one using virtualization software from VMware and Unisys.

  • January 29, 2007 29 Jan'07

    IBM countersued by PSI over plug-compatible mainframe

    Platform Solutions Inc., also known as PSI, has answered IBM's lawsuit with a counterclaim arguing that IBM combines its mainframe hardware and z/OS to prevent competition.

  • December 06, 2006 06 Dec'06

    IBM sues plug-compatible mainframe startup

    IBM has sued Platform Solutions, Inc. for taking z/OS and OS/390, its mainframe operating systems, and adapting it for its Intel-based systems.

  • November 15, 2006 15 Nov'06

    University uses smaller mainframe to ease bogged down enrollment system

    Several times a year, the University of Toronto's mainframe would strain under the pressure of 70,000 students enrolling in or dropping out of courses at the same time. So it bought a z9 Business Class, IBM's smaller mainframe, with the ability to ...

  • September 21, 2006 21 Sep'06

    IBM mainframe chief guarantees power savings

    Jim Stallings, general manager, IBM System z Mainframe, told that IBM was prepared to guarantee energy savings on its mainframes over distributed systems.

  • August 14, 2006 14 Aug'06

    Grocer gains efficiency on z9 mainframe

    IBM's first publicized customer for the z9 is a grocery chain that operates 300 stores, as well as the supply chains for two other supermarket companies, powered by the new z9.

  • February 21, 2006 21 Feb'06

    IBM races for clock speed

    IBM offered a sneak peak of its server Power6 chips, slated for release in 2007. IBM is touting gains in clock speed, but experts and competitors question whether clock speed matters.

  • February 01, 2006 01 Feb'06

    IBM to bolster mainframes with new processor

    The processor is the most significant addition to the z9 since IBM launched the new mainframe nearly a year ago to help combat security leaks.

  • September 13, 2005 13 Sep'05

    Is there a market for Intel Iron?

    Plug-compatible mainframe vendor PSI is drumming up support for its forthcoming release of an Intel-based computer that runs native z/OS. But who's buying?

  • July 28, 2005 28 Jul'05

    Will the data center feel the effects of the z9?

    IBM's new mainframe doubles the computing capacity of its predecessor while offering increased encryption features and cost effectiveness. But will the z9 bring new customers to the platform or subsist on the mainframe's existing customer base?

  • July 27, 2005 27 Jul'05

    IBM unveils the z9

    IBM's new z9 mainframe has double the capacity of its predecessor. Big Blue hopes the new box will spark zSeries revenues out of a three-quarter slide.