Servers

IBM and HP are in a duel to be the favored enterprise server provider, but there are many other players to keep things interesting. For instance, Dell is a solid No. 3 and Oracle's acquisition of Sun Microsystems should keep the server market interesting. Cisco also aims to be a server player. A recent trend: Creating application optimized servers.

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Oracle shows off new Exadata storage server

At Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison unveils a new storage server product, dubbed Exadata. The programmable storage server aims to put database intelligence next to each drive. The Exadata storage server will be immediately available on Linux running on Intel, but Ellison noted that other flavors for various platforms "are on the way."

September 24, 2008

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Robotic car preps for DARPA Challenge

Paul Perrone, CEO of Perrone Robotics, introduces Tommy Jr., a driverless car powered by Solaris and Java, created for the DARPA Urban Challenge. The vehicle made an appearance on stage at the JavaOne conference last week in San Francisco. Tommy Jr. will navigate using laser "eyes" mounted on the body of the car, along with GPS accurate to within 2 to 4 inches.

May 15, 2008

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Dell and Sun partner on Solaris

At Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco, Sun Microsystems CEO Jonathan Schwartz and Dell CEO Michael Dell share the stage to announce that Sun's open-source operating system, Solaris, will be shipping on Dell servers.

November 14, 2007

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CIO View: Why is RFID so exciting?

Why is Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology so exciting? According to Cesare Tizi, ZDNet Australia's CIO of the year, it "opens up unbelievable business opportunities."

October 31, 2007 by Munir Kotadia and Alex Serpo

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Plat'Home's Linux server fits in your palm

On the floor of Interop New York 2007, ZDNet Executive Editor David Berlind stops by the Plat'Home booth to take a closer look at its new--and small--Linux servers. With no moving parts, the OpenBlock S266 and the OpenMicroServer can operate in places where there is little room as well as little tolerance for machines that produce excessive heat.

October 30, 2007

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