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Oracle to H-P: stop abusing the judicial process

Oracle has filed a motion (PDF download) opposing H-P's request to seal records. It starts:"This case is an abuse of the judicial process—a publicity stunt in a broader campaign to lay the blame on Oracle for the disruption that will occur when HP’s Itanium-based server business inevitably comes to an end.

June 30, 2011 by

Saying good bye - Microsoft is dropping Itanium

The current buzz is that Microsoft's Windows 2008 Server R2 will be the last version of the operating system that will support Intel's Itanium.  My colleague Mary Jo Foley posted Microsoft pulls the plug on future Itanium support on April 5th on this very topic.

April 6, 2010 by

SQL Server 2008 R2 gets an official due date

Speaking of roadmaps, Microsoft (either "by design" or by mistake) has provided a due date for SQL Server 2008 R2, the next version of its database. Up until recently, the Softies have been saying SQL Server 2008 R2 would be a "first half" 2010 product. But in a new benchmark report, that date gets more specific.

November 30, 2009 by

Server shipments up 4.4%, revenues down 5.4% in Q3 2008

Server revenue declined 5.4% to $12.7 bln, even as Q3 2008 shipments rose 4.4% to 2.3 mln units, Gartner says. Shipments of RISC/Itanium Unix servers fell 16.1% in the quarter, and 10.8% in terms of revenue. Shipments of x86 servers rose 5.5%.

December 3, 2008

How Intel's Nehalem will benefit AMD

Although enthusiastic benchmark claims for Intel's Nehalem have been available for over a year now, the actual product ihas only recently made it into early production servers featuring the new motherboards and firmware needed to make use of technology AMD has had for years but couldn't get integrated into volume server production.

November 16, 2008 by

Servers up 7.6% in Q1 2008

Worldwide server shipments for Q1 2008 increased 7.6% over Q1 2007, while worldwide server revenue for the same period climbed 4.3%, according to Gartner. Worldwide server revenues totaled $13.6 bln for the quarter, as worldwide servers shipments reached just under 2.3 mln units. RISC-Itanium Unix servers fell in shipments but showed a small amount [...]

May 23, 2008

News to know: Black Hat; VoIP design flaws; Vista SP1; Apple

Notable headlines:Nate McFeters: Black Hat, Day 1: Cracking GSM and skimming ATMsGeorge Ou: Design flaw in wireless VoIP handsets endanger the enterpriseMary Jo Foley: Microsoft fleshes out small-, mid-size Windows server plans Microsoft suspends distribution of Vista SP1 prerequisite updateLiveStation: Another Microsoft Silverlight touch pointEd Bott: How do you benchmark real-world work?Jason O'Grady: MacBook Pro Penryn update imminent.

February 20, 2008 by

San Clemente chipset gives HP lead on energy efficiency

The January 30th 2008 batch of test results are in for SPECpower_ssj2008 energy efficiency benchmark and it looks like Hewlett Packard has claimed the energy efficiency lead with their newest low-cost 2U HP Proliant DL180 G5 server.  The secret to their success appears to lie in the selection of the Intel 5100 series "San Clemente" chipset.

January 31, 2008 by

Analysis: Server Side Java energy efficiency versus load

With the arrival of the latest standardized energy efficiency benchmark from SPEC, we have a good way to measure server efficiency.  In light of the recent controversy over flawed energy efficiency studies that have unfortunately been touted by so many in the press instead of SPEC, I thought I'd offer some more in-depth analysis on energy efficiency.

January 22, 2008 by

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