Server hardware strategy
- October 22, 2007
Traditionally found on HPC applications running Linux, InfiniBand is finding a home on servers running Microsoft Windows Compute Cluster Server.
- October 16, 2007
HP says that its blade servers run cooler than IBM's. IBM tests show that HP blades can burn through memory. And users say both vendors' blades can overheat in dense data centers.
- October 09, 2007
Sun's latest UltraSparc T2 boxes include two rack servers and one blade, which can share a chassis with x86 models.
- September 26, 2007
Sun Microsystems' latest foray into Intel-based servers, the Sun Fire X4150 and X4450, promises density and performance.
- September 24, 2007
The new Sun/Microsoft partnership that allows Sun to sell its x64 servers with Windows installed and supported gets blessings from industry observers.
- September 10, 2007
Which server platform to run Oracle 11g on may have less to do with hardware performance and more to do with cost and quality of support.
- September 06, 2007
Intel recently released details on its four-socket, quad-core Xeon 7300 processor and its availability from 50-plus server OEM partners.
- August 13, 2007
With AMD's quad-core Barcelona processor slated for systems next month, Intel announced two new quad-core Xeons that feature improved virtualization capabilities, performance enhancements and new energy efficiencies.
- August 08, 2007
OS vendors including Microsoft, Red Hat, Novell, Sun and VMware have all tweaked their operating systems for compatibility with AMD's quad-core processor, due out in September.
- August 06, 2007
Blade servers have made serious gains in memory, integration capabilities and power efficiency. But licensing considerations, workload capacity and vendor lock-still limit the technology's appeal.
- August 01, 2007
Blade servers offer space- and power-saving benefits. But organizational constraints and data center design may continue to tip the scales in favor of rack servers.
- July 30, 2007
Visual effects company Image Engine is re-building its data center for better efficiency and cooling capabilities and more space.
- July 25, 2007
Hewlett-Packard Co. has announced Thermal Zone Mapping, a 3-D image of a data center's power and cooling profile, which may add momentum to their push for more blade servers in the data center.
- July 25, 2007
AMD previewed new motherboard-based memory technology, Socket G3 Memory Extender (G3MX), which delivers extra RAM to servers with its multicore Opteron processors.
- July 18, 2007
Offering more memory, smaller footprints, and improved power and cooling efficiencies, blades are being positioned as the cure-all to data center woes.