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Stratus releases Avance 3.0

Stratus Technologies just launched a new version of its Avance high availability platform that supports Intel Xeon E5 “Sandy Bridge” processor-powered servers, such as those offered by HP, IBM, Dell and Intel. This technology is designed to make it possible for customers to know that their applications will operate without interruption. The problem? Stratus is known and loved by only a small circle of friends.

July 27, 2012 by

IBM: Sugar cube-sized supercomputer in 10 to 15 years

IBM has a new technique that could yield ultra-small supercomputers.On Thursday Dr Bruno Michel said at an event at IBM's Zurich Labs that IBM is using a new technique of processor arrangement to work towards tiny, miniaturised supercomputers.

November 12, 2010 by

PlayStation - The Perils of Secrecy: is it Game Over?

Microsoft's XBox 360's core technology was essentially funded and developed by Sony without them knowing, as detailed in the excellent book 'The Race for a New Games Machine' by David Shippy and Mickie Phipps.Sony partnered with Toshiba and IBM in 2001 to begin creation of the 'Cell' processor - a powerful, state of the art chip that would redefine PC scale power.

April 17, 2009 by

Did AMD Barcelona and Intel Tigerton really 'launch'?

AMD officially launched the "Barcelona" quad-core processor last month in San Francisco, but people are telling me that the systems are nowhere to be seen from any of the major server manufacturers nor is there any time line given for availability.  To see if there is any merit to these complaints, I posed as a prospective IT shopper and called up some of the major Server makers such as HP, Dell, and IBM to see if I can actually order a server with AMD Barcelona inside of it.

October 14, 2007 by

AMD: Is closing the quad-core deficit enough?

AMD kicked off the "premier" of their latest microprocessor offering with a launch party at the Herbst International Exhibit Hall Monday night.  Partners like VMware, HP, Dell, Sun, Oracle, IBM, Microsoft and others were on hand or were there by video link to celebrate the launch of AMD's single-die quad-core milestone processor.

September 12, 2007 by

IBM to wed game chip with mainframes

Marrying technology from opposite poles of the computer industry, IBM and a multiplayer online game company are working to integrate the Cell game console processor with Big Blue's mainframe computers.Big Blue and Brazil-based Hoplon Infotainment are already partners, using the mainframe to host a beta version of a massively multiplayer online game.

April 26, 2007 by

Is Sun's UltraSparc T1 the ' Terminator'?

Sun has started shipping some systems based on its UltraSparc T1 processor (see the news story) with claims of "blowing away" industry standards for performance, setting seven world record benchmarks and delivering a five-fold performance increase at one-fifth the power consumer versus Dell, HP and IBM systems.  The 'T' in T1 technically stands for 'Throughput,' but from its marketing stance, Sun might as well call it the 'Terminator.

December 5, 2005 by

The future of the microprocessor

Microprocessor design hit a wall in the first half of this decade with Intel unable to deliver a 4gHz Pentium chip and IBM unable to deliver Apple a 3gHz PowerPC G5 chip or a G5 at any speed suitable for laptop computers. And so, at the Intel Developer's Forum yesterday, Intel CEO Paul Ottelini showed off the future of  microprocessing - the dual-core processor, which will allow a 10-fold increase in performance with lower power consumption.

August 24, 2005 by

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