Server hardware strategy

  • October 23, 2006 23 Oct'06

    Dell: Scale-out is the future of the data center

    In a speech in Columbus, Ohio last week, Dell CTO Kevin Kettler said that the future of the data center is scale-out, not scale-up, with four-socket servers and smaller dominating.

  • September 28, 2006 28 Sep'06

    Revised server energy efficiency standard due by year's end

    A revised version of an EPA server efficiency standard is expected to be completed by the end of the year. Meanwhile, participants talk about measuring storage equipment next.

  • September 26, 2006 26 Sep'06

    Server specs: AMD gets others aboard the Torrenza initiative

    Chipmaker AMD has attracted other vendors, including IBM, HP and Sun, to its Torrenza initiative, which is meant to encourage chipmakers to develop processors that will work alongside AMD chips.

  • September 13, 2006 13 Sep'06

    Dell downplays blades

    Execs at Dell Technology Day in New York City said that blade servers weren't a good fit for many data centers, and that traditional rackmount systems may deliver better density

  • August 29, 2006 29 Aug'06

    Intel releases dual-core Xeon 'Tulsa' chip for high-end x86 market

    Intel today released its new dual-core chip for high-end x86 multiprocessor servers. Earlier this year, it released a dual-core for lower end servers. The flurry of activity this summer, with AMD releasing a dual-core server chip of its own, is a ...

  • August 23, 2006 23 Aug'06

    IDC: Sun Microsystems, blade servers continue growth

    IDC study released today shows that server revenue remained mostly flat, with large gains seen from blade servers and Sun Microsystems.

  • August 15, 2006 15 Aug'06

    AMD introduces new dual-core Rev F Opteron

    In announcing its new dual-core Opteron chip, the Rev F, AMD looks to stay competitive against Intel in the server chip marketplace. Much of the focus of AMD's release, however, is on the quad-core chip that's due out next year

  • August 02, 2006 02 Aug'06

    Move Inc. says AMD outperforms Intel on IBM blade server

    Online realty company, Move Inc., says AMD outperforms Intel on IBM blade server. IBM also announced that it would incorporate AMD Opteron processors into a wider berth of its x86 servers.

  • July 18, 2006 18 Jul'06

    Server Specs: Intel to unveil Montecito today

    Intel rolls out new Itanium; IBM cashes in on Micromuse; BMC bangs performance drum; VMware makes money while giving virtualization away for free.

  • July 11, 2006 11 Jul'06

    Server Specs: SGI jumps into x86

    SGI jumps into x86; Dell boosts blade connectors; CA, Splunk-Nagios update systems management tools.

  • July 11, 2006 11 Jul'06

    Sun reenters blade server biz with x64 rollout

    Sun Microsystems is bringing blade servers to the marketplace, where it has been missing for years. Also, it updates its x64 rack server and introduces a new storage-centric server.

  • June 30, 2006 30 Jun'06

    EMC to buy RSA Security for $2.1 billion

    EMC to fork out a whopping $2.1 billion for RSA Security, makers of authentication cards and identity management software.

  • June 26, 2006 26 Jun'06

    Server specs: Intel to unveil Woodcrest

    Intel rolls out its latest Xeon chip, dubbed Woodcrest.

  • June 26, 2006 26 Jun'06

    Verari CTO touts 'cool' blade technology

    Verari Systems' chief technology officer (CTO) David Driggers spoke to about how the company keeps blades cool, even in the hot aisle.

  • June 20, 2006 20 Jun'06

    Streaming apps over blades pays off for wanted a way to get the most out of its blade servers. Software company Ardence had the answer: strip them down, and stream OS and apps to a pool of blade-based hardware.