Lenovo believes the company still has a place in the PC market, and says the acquisition of IBM's x86 server business will play a role in helping it grow in that space.
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IBM's M5 portfolio revolves around rack and tower, blade, dense and integrated systems.
The new chips bring high performance and integrated security with enterprise-class error-correction code memory support, dual- and quad-core variants, and a discrete-class GPU and I/O controller on the same die.
AMD Opteron X-Series APUs running Fedora Linux are an important development for companies looking to transition to x86 APU servers but who don't want to introduce new tools and software platforms into the IT environments.
Packing a pair of R9 290X GPUs, the new board also features closed-loop liquid cooling and a not-so-cool $1,499 price tag.
All regions saw vendor revenue decline in the fourth quarter except for Asia-Pacific which managed to eke out a tiny 0.6 percent improvement.
IBM could wriggle out of semiconductor manufacturing after several challenging quarters for its hardware business.
The key question is whether customers will stay with System x systems or make future purchases from others.
Lenovo has agreed to acquire IBM's low-end server business for $2.3bn in a move that will see 7,500 Big Blue staff move to the Chinese company.
Different workloads exercise different system components in different ways. The wrong mix of capabilities might make a specific system configuration perform badly even though it might have very powerful processors or extremely large memory capacity.
Big Blue's so called X6 Architecture is designed to boost performance of x86 servers so they can better handle workloads such as big data analytics. virtualization and enterprise resource planning.
The new notebook, revealed at Siggraph 2013, will ship with Intel Haswell processor and Nvidia Quadro graphics options in a 4.5-pound, 0.7-inch body.
The new x86 server infrastructure essentially combines Dell hardware with Oracle software.
Intel's Atom series gets a new quad-core rival in the high-density, low-power microserver market.
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.
AMD debuts new silicon, including the world's first 28-nanometer, quad-core x86 SoC APU aimed at small touch-enabled notebooks, tablets and hybrids.
The new computer should outmuscle Android consoles using mobile chips, and may be able to run the Linux version of Steambox.
IBM famously unloaded its PC business to Lenovo well before the post PC era hit. Is Big Blue bailing on commodity servers before the floor falls out?
Steam for Linux gets a big boost from a little desktop that starts at $599.
Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled x86s yearning to be replaced with something better — RISC-based technology for the heavy lifting you need but didn't think you could afford.
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