The test used 168,000 virtual machines on 576 physical hosts, with the first 75,000 virtual machines being deployed in six hours and thirty minutes. This, according to AMD, is the largest ever known demonstration of OpenStack scalability.
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Cloud server security startup CloudPassage raised $14 million from Tenaya Capital, Benchmark Capital and Musea Ventures.
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.
Server shipments worldwide are up 27 percent and revenue up 14 percent year-on-year, but while x86-based servers streak ahead, Risc-Itanium Unix servers are left behind
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.
With the end of Itanium support for future versions of Windows Server and Red Hat Linux what does the future hold for HP's flagship enterprise-class servers?
Previously code-named 'Tukwila', the processor promises increased performance, scalability and reliability for enterprise-level computing
Intel keeps up in the server wars with an announcement of its Itanium 9300 processor
Unix servers may not be the most glamorous market in IT, but the big players are duking it out to grab more share.
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.
The new server chip, code-named Tukwila, has had its release date pushed back to around the middle of this year
The new server chip, codenamed Tukwila, has had its release date pushed back to around the middle of this year.
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%.
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.
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 [...]
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The new SPECpower_ssj2008 benchmark from the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation presents a standardized way of measuring energy efficiency for Server Side Java.
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.
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.
The Standard Performance Evaluation Corp. (aka SPEC) has whipped up a new benchmark that measures the power consumption of a given server relative to the job it’s doing.
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