A big step up from the previous S6 model, the seventh iteration of the RX300 majors on performance and capacity, and can be used to run a wide range of datacentre applications.
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This is a well-built 1U server which, if correctly specified with the latest Xeon E3-1200 processor and other options, will have no problem living up to its positioning as an entry-level virtualisation platform.
An affordable high-density server platform, the Atom-powered Green Power 2200-T can't match a conventional blade server on processing terms, but beats it hands-down on power and cooling. If that's important to you, and you don't need massively scalable servers, it could be just the ticket.
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.
The start-up has launched what it describes as the world's most energy-efficient server, employing 256 Intel Atom processors
The company plans to soon provide a complete converged server system, from ProLiant through Integrity to Superdome, using a single platform
We evaluate 2U rack-mount servers based on Intel's latest Nehalem-architecture processor from six leading vendors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Intel expanded the breadth of its Itanium line on Sept. 8th, releasing two new processors designed to operate in rack and blade servers.
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
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
Egenera targets the high-end server market with an 'ultradense' Linux-based design that stuffs up to 96 Intel Xeon processors in a single six-foot rack. Can the start-up beat Compaq and IBM?
Ultradense servers offer more vastly more power
Intel, IBM and Compaq are all working madly on these super-thin machines, ones that will allow companies to cram vastly more computing horsepower into each rack of servers.
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