Facebook's open hardware chief Frank Frankovsky on why it won't go back to traditional mass market servers and how open sourcing datacentre design is helping it build more efficient and reliable server farms.
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A hacker associated with the Anonymous collective and the 'AntiSec' movement has released VMware's ESX Server kernel source code online, available through torrent networks.
The low-power Gemini server takes many design cues from the open source hardware designs popularised by Facebook through the Open Compute Project, and sees HP acknowledge the tricky position its cloud business is in
A design issue could allow organizations with access to powerful computers to launch an attack against MD5 to escalate rights on fully patched computers running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008.
Aside from targeting traditional server and client device markets, chipmaker will scale new 3D design architecture to Atom line, says exec who disputes claims that ARM is lower powered than x86 processors.
Smarter design will also free up space in server rooms...
Start-up chip designer Calxeda is developing a low-powered ARM server that can consume as little as 5W per server node, according to an analyst.The server will use a system-on-a-chip (SoC) design to create a 2U server with as many as 480 cores, Forrester analyst Richard Fichera said on his blog on Friday.
Dell will do custom server work---including complete new design prototypes---for innovative cloud business models as a way to innovate and learn from startups. Ultimately, these learnings should make it to the enterprise.
IBM will unveil a new hybrid mainframe design that aims to cut data center sprawl and be a bridge to other server systems. IBM's effort is the latest entry in the next generation data center sweepstakes.
The project will look at using the Cortex-A9 chip and 3D chip packaging to design an energy-efficient server for delivering cloud services to mobile devices.
The project will look at using the Cortex-A9 chip and 3D chip packaging to design an energy-efficient server for delivering cloud services to mobile devices
Combining the latest Intel XEON processors with new generation NVIDIA GPUs gives IBM an out-of-the-box hybrid computing solution for HPC with a server design that meets the needs of the green datacenter.
The processor architecture firm has several trials underway for testing ARM-based server chips, but it warns any commercial release will be years away
ARM is running one of its Web sites on a cluster of ARM-based chips, part of a handful of experiments to test out the viability of using its chip architecture in servers.
An excellent choice for enterprise-scale virtual desktop deployments, Pano System includes a zero-footprint thin client, a connection broker and remote-access server software.
So IBM, inventor of the PC, with Tuesday's launch of the eX5 range, has finally decided that it's moving its nominally PC-based servers one more step away from the standard x86 PC architecture. In doing so, it has put clear blue water between it and the rest of the x86 server market, a gap that was narrowing as other players gained share through economies of scale.
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 latest release of VMware's enterprise-level hypervisor and management suite raises the bar with the addition of built-in backup, thin provisioning and fault tolerance options. The combination of functionality and a proven track record makes vSphere 4 an excellent choice for high-end server virtualisation projects.
This suite automatically reclaims over-allocated and under-utilised storage in Windows virtual machines. With SAN storage costing around £10/GB, Vizioncore's vOptimizer Pro could quickly pay for itself.
Late last week, an important plate in VMWare's proprietary battle armor was cracked open when Fluid Operations, the company behind the eCloudmanager storage virtualization product open-sourced on the community Google Code site their clean room implementation of VMFS, the clustered locking file system used by VMWare's ESX Server hypervisor product.
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