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.
A group of researchers has broken transmission records by sending 26Tbps of data over 50km in a second, carried on a single laser beam via fibre cable
Want to take on silicon's biggest company? Think again. The chipmakers' graveyard is full of those who gave it their best shot
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.
The company has developed a technology that adds wireless communications hardware to power-management chips and promises to cut production costs by one-fifth
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.
The new offerings include features to reduce power consumption and for enabling large-scale, real-time systems such as smart grids
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.
ARM's 32nm processors displayed at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona promise cheaper, more powerful smartphones
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.
Computing giant IBM has built a supercomputer that can operate at one petaflop — 1,000 trillion floating point operations per second — twice as fast as the world's previous fastest computer, IBM's Blue Gene.
Scientists from the IBM Zurich Research Lab and the Fraunhofer Institute in Berlin are working on a microchip that uses micropipes of water to cool itself.
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.
The multi-core attributes of Cell, plus the proprietary 'Synergistic Processing Elements' (SPEs) for the chips provide the means to exploit parallelism and finely tune each box for the specific functionality at hand. The fact that these specialized and closed functional components (hardware, software, integration, optimization) require much less set-up and life-time support, appeals to architects (if not integrators). They may also help on energy use and heat-dispersion issues as well.
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