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Intel Ethernet controller vulnerable to 'packet of death'

Sending a specially crafted packet to an Intel 82574L Ethernet controller can cause the hardware to hang, and the 'packet of death' could be put to malicious use and crash systems even when protected by a firewall.

February 7, 2013

Intel opens Fibre Channel over Ethernet

Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) is here now - at last that's according to Intel, which has thrown its weight behind and released code for a new FCoE initiative.Called Open FcoE, the plan is to allow all Fibre Channel signals to traverse a single network, using a single adapter -- that'll be one of Intel's of course, specifically the X520.

January 28, 2011 by

Lenovo ThinkPad SL500

Lenovo has continued the ThinkPad tradition of no-nonsense business laptops with the SL500, which provides good value and is powered by the Intel Centrino 2 architecture, and comes loaded with Windows Vista Business.

October 1, 2008 by

Intel servers and Chinese hackers

18 months ago, Intel dropped off an SS4000-E NAS box for me to look at. It was a desirable little box on the surface – Linux-based, four drive bays, dual gigabit Ethernet ports – and I lost no time in installing it in the ZDNet UK Laboratory (Holloway).

March 20, 2008 by

A tale of two Vista systems

I've upgraded two systems to Windows Vista over the past few months, with vastly different results. The first was a nice ultraportable ThinkPad X60, with 512MB of RAM and integrated Intel GMA 950 graphics.

August 22, 2007 by

Time's running out to win trip to S.F.

The deadline for our Blogger at Large competition is fast approaching--16 July. Up for grabs is a trip to San Francisco for the Intel Developer Forum, including flight and spending spondulicks, and a high-spec Lenovo ThinkPad with Centrino Pro.

July 2, 2007 by

Now win a notebook too in our Blogger at Large contest

As if a trip to San Francisco and a free pass to the Intel Developer Forum weren't already a great prize, we've added another to the pot — a Lenovo ThinkPad T61.The Centrino Pro laptop will be given to the Blogger at Large, who will wirelessly blog from the September event for ZDNet.

June 1, 2007 by

Lenovo adds anti-lidflex 'roll cage' to new Centrino Pro-based Thinkpad

Lenovo's Thinkpads have apparently had an anti-flex roll cage under their keyboards for some time. But with this week's launch of Intel's Centrino Pro brand, the company is not only introducing a new Thinkpad based on the Intel technology bundle (which includes Intel's Core 2 Duo "Santa Rosa" chip), Lenovo is also adding a similar roll-cage to the Thinkpad's lid.

May 11, 2007 by

ALERT! Centrino users must update or get owned!

ALL PCs with the Centrino logo or any computer using an Intel Wireless Ethernet adapter must update their PROSet software and drivers found here or your computer can be remotely hijacked. An update was released earlier this month but that version was found to leak memory and cause PC slowdown. It is absolutely critical for IT departments and individual users to update their PROSet software and drivers. Get tips and links for the update here!

August 27, 2006 by

InfiniBand boost to supercomputing

Two companies backing the InfiniBand standard have taken steps to move the high-speed networking technology closer to reality, the companies announced Tuesday at the Intel Developer Forum. Chipmaker Mellanox has revamped the Beowulf technique for making cheap supercomputers, using InfiniBand connections between computers instead of the Ethernet network that prevails today. The system uses the Message Passing Interface (MPI) communication standard common in Beowulf clusters. The software ran on Mellanox's Nitro computer, which has 16 thin server "blades" in a single 7-inch-thick cabinet. Also Tuesday, Banderacom announced new product kits to help companies use its InfiniBand chip designs. One is for fiber-optic connections to the current "1x" version of InfiniBand; the other is for the second-generation "4x" version with copper wire connections, the company said. Products with InfiniBand 4x connections are expected in 2003, the company said. --Stephen Shankland, Special to ZDNet News

February 26, 2002 by

Intel dishes up new networking chips

Intel announced a chip that lets server- and network-card manufacturers build two 1-gigabit-per-second Ethernet ports into their servers. Most servers today come with network connections one tenth that speed. In addition to the two-port 82546EB chip for servers, Intel released the one-port 82545EM gigabit Ethernet controller chip for workstations and the one-port 82540EM for desktop computers. The chips, currently still in prototype stage, will cost $89.95, $59.95 and $34.95 each. The workstation and server models support the higher-speed PCI-X data-communication standard. --Stephen Shankland, Special to ZDNet News

February 25, 2002 by

Gateway launches new sub-$1,000 PCs

Gateway on Wednesday introduced two new desktop computers aimed at the sub-$1,000 PC market. At $599, the Gateway 300 SE includes a rewritable CD drive and built-in Ethernet networking along with a 1.1GHz Intel Celeron chip, 128MB of memory, a 20GB hard drive and a 15-inch monitor. Starting Thursday, Gateway will also offer the $999 Gateway 500SE, which includes a 1.6GHz Pentium 4 processor, a 15-inch LCD (liquid-crystal display) flat-panel display, and a rewritable CD drive. --Ian Fried, Special to ZDNet News

January 23, 2002

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