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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Server sales fell in the vast majority of geographical markets during the first quarter of 2013, but Dell still managed to boost the number of units it shipped.
Hewlett-Packard leverages its R&D strength and manufacturing experience here to launch five Itanium-based Integrity servers.
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.
Hewlett-Packard said that it has filed a civil lawsuit in California forcing Oracle to support its Itanium platform.
The company says Oracle has broken a contract with HP by cancelling support for its software on Intel's Itanium microprocessor, and it wants the court to force Oracle to change policy
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
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%.
AMD's 'Shanghai' processors are the company's first chips to exploit the improved performance and efficiency of 45nm technology. ZDNet's tests show that they have made up important ground on Intel's Xeons.
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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