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Splitting the server atom

In a market dominated by powerful, but power-hungry, Intel Xeon and AMD Opteron processors, SeaMicro is bucking the trend in using the humble Intel Atom to create highly scalable and remarkably energy-efficient servers.Its first product, the 32-bit SM10000, was launched last year, and now there's a 64-bit version, cramming 256 dual-core N570 Atom processors into a 10U rack unit.

March 2, 2011

Intel intros new data center management utility software

Intel has released a software development kit called Intel Data Center Manager that you can use to create utilities for controlling rack density, power and cooling infrastructure related to servers running on the new Intel Xeon Processor 5500 series. The kit builds on the Intel Intelligent Power Node Manager.

May 1, 2009 by

Xserve updated with Nehalem processors

Apple updated its online store today with new Xserve models as was leaked last week on Apple's Hong Kong Web site.Using Intel "Nehalem" Xeon processors and a next generation system architecture, the 1U rack-optimized Xserve delivers up to an 89 percent improvement in performance per watt.

April 6, 2009 by

New AMD Opterons are good news for schools

AMD, a company that has been struggling to compete meaningfully with Intel in the last year, announced new "highly efficient" quad-core processors for blade and rack servers. With energy costs increasing drastically (and no relief in sight), schools looking to shave costs, as well as green their IT departments, can make use of centralized computing solutions that save energy and reduce management costs.

May 12, 2008 by

IBM System x3455

This is a good choice for compute-intensive applications, but restricted storage and availability options limit its use when it comes to general hosting duties.

February 26, 2007 by

Dell PowerEdge 1950

With computing power to burn, the PowerEdge 1950 is ideal where high performance is required, such as clustering and Web front end duties. However, the ramped format does make life more difficult when it comes to database hosting and other back-end deployments.

February 22, 2007 by

Can Sun make Niagara II shine in late 2007?

Considering the fact that the T1000 is an $8000 server compared to the $3000 AMD Opteron server, the T1000 should have smashed the competition but the T1000 loses instead. The T1000 also lost the power consumption test against the rack mounted Opteron server and we haven't even compared HP's ultra energy efficient c-Class blade platform. Furthermore, Intel is preparing to launch its quad core CPUs by the end of this year and AMD will be launching quad core CPUs by the middle of 2007 which raises the bar even higher.

September 12, 2006 by

What a rack!! IBM-Intel blade server solution has VoIP capability

Late this past week, IBM announced that more than 100 companies have been granted a BladeCenter open specification license.A joint initiative of IBM and Intel, BladeCenter provides a license to build compatible networking switches, adapter cards, as well as security, storage, systems management and provisioning capabilities and applications.

December 18, 2004 by

Rack-mounted servers employ Intel parts

RackSaver, a San Diego company that sells rack-mounted servers, will employ Intel's new building blocks out of which two-processor Xeon servers 1.75 inches thick can be made, the company said this week. Racksaver sells rack-mounted servers, often by the rack and with custom software installed, for business or technical computing customers. The company chiefly sells Linux servers, though Windows XP and 2000 are supported as well. --Stephen Shankland, Special to ZDNet News

June 19, 2002 by

HP chops prices of Intel servers

Hewlett-Packard has lowered the price of its Intel-based servers by as much as 31 percent, the company said Tuesday. Prices for its rack-mounted 1.75-inch-thick LP1000r and 3.5-inch-thick LP2000r have been cut 11 percent to 31 percent, while prices for some special-purpose server "appliances" were cut 14 percent to 29 percent. The cuts were made possible by declining component costs and improvements to HP's manufacturing process, the company said. However, HP's Intel server business is suffering; HP lagged IBM, Dell Computer and top-ranked Compaq Computer in U.S. sales, according to Gartner Dataquest. --Stephen Shankland, Special to ZDNet News

February 14, 2002 by

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