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.
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IBM says the Blue Gene/Q architecture can reach 100 petaflops, uses a new 18-core IBM PowerPC A2 processor and beats the maximum attainable processing performance of systems announced this year by Cray and Fujitsu
IBM will integrate cryptography technology from Security First into its next generation of high-input/output wire-speed processor chips, ultimately to provide better data security in the cloud
While the Wii U console itself did not take center stage on Tuesday, Nintendo is slowly shedding light on the technology powering the device.
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.
IBM is preparing to ship a mainframe with the world's highest specified clockspeed for a processor, capable of executing up to 50 billion instructions per second
IBM scientists on Wednesday announced the development of a device that uses light, instead of copper wires, to allow computer chips to communicate.
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.
Processor design company ARM will develop mobile-chip technology with IBM, Samsung and semiconductor firm Chartered
How are the roadmaps of the leading server processor vendors shaping up for 2009 and beyond? We pore over Intel, AMD, IBM and Sun's latest plans.
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.
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.
Company has announced a version of its System i business server range that uses its 4.7GHz Power6 processor, and a new version of the i5/OS operating system
With double the performance of Power5, IBM believes its new processor will beat Sun and HP and be the 'last nail in the coffin' of Itanium
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.
Intel's new "Montecito" chip gives HP a dual-processor Itanium server to counter competitors IBM and Sun.
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.
The forthcoming processor embraces both the multicore and multithreading approaches more aggressively than does IBM, Intel and AMD.
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.
At the E3 game conference in Los Angeles, the entertainment giant also talks about its upcoming handheld game player and the Cell processor it is developing with Toshiba and IBM.
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