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June 30, 2011 by

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.

April 5, 2011 by

Intel debuts Xeon E7 family

The Xeon-based range, formerly known as the Westmere-EX family, are Intel's main chip family aside from Itanium to target the high-end, high-power mission critical servers

April 6, 2010 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.

November 30, 2009 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.

December 3, 2008

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%.

November 16, 2008 by

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.

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