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Server Makers Jockey For “Haswell” Xeon Pole Position

Server Makers Jockey For “Haswell” Xeon Pole Position

With VMware’s VMworld extravaganza winding down, the talk will now shift from virtual servers to physical ones. ...

A Sneak Peek At VMware EVO:RACK Cluster Appliances

A Sneak Peek At VMware EVO:RACK Cluster Appliances

Contrary to some of the rumors going around ahead of the “Project Marvin” EVO cluster appliances launch ...

Cray CS-Storm Packs A Serious GPU Punch

Cray CS-Storm Packs A Serious GPU Punch

GPU accelerators for technical workloads are apparently like potato chips. You can’t have just one, or even ...

VMware Takes On Hyperconvergence Upstarts With EVO:RAIL

VMware Takes On Hyperconvergence Upstarts With EVO:RAIL

For the past several years, VMware has concentrated on turning server virtualization into clouds, and it left ...

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August 28, 2014(0)
With VMware’s VMworld extravaganza winding down, the talk will now shift from virtual servers to physical ones. Everyone expects for Intel to launch its next-generation “Haswell” Xeon E5 processors for two-socket servers at Intel Developer Forum, and the fact that Hewlett-Packard, Dell, and Cisco Systems are talking about their next generation server platforms – without mentioning anything about the ... Full article
August 28, 2014(0)
Contrary to some of the rumors going around ahead of the “Project Marvin” EVO cluster appliances launch at VMworld this week, server virtualization juggernaut VMware does not want to be a hardware vendor. It does, however, want all of the benefits of being a hardware vendor with the EVO machines without any of the drawbacks of being a player ...
August 26, 2014(1)
GPU accelerators for technical workloads are apparently like potato chips. You can’t have just one, or even two. That is why Cray has forged a new rack-based variant of its Cluster Solution line, called Storm, that can pack as many as eight Tesla coprocessors from Nvidia into a rack-based server node sporting Xeon E5 processors. “There is a perfect ...
August 25, 2014(0)
For the past several years, VMware has concentrated on turning server virtualization into clouds, and it left one of its flanks unguarded as it coped with the onslaught of CloudStack and OpenStack and the rise of Microsoft’s Hyper-V and Red Hat’s KVM as rival virtualization tools. That flank was virtualized and clustered storage, the kind that Nutanix, SimpliVity, Scale ...
August 22, 2014(0)
Driven by the need to support “monster VMs” for big database and email servers, hyperconverged cluster maker Nutanix is beefing up its appliance server nodes with heftier machines that pack more compute and storage. The news comes hot on the heels of the general availability of the 4.0 release of its Nutanix Operating System, a new set of software ...
August 21, 2014(0)
The expected drawn-out regulatory approval process for IBM’s sale of its System x X86 server business to Lenovo Group has put some bounce into the X86 server line from Hewlett-Packard. In the third quarter of fiscal 2014 ended in July, HP said that it believes it has gained market share against its peers in systems. The company is also ...
August 18, 2014(0)
Big Blue has cleared the last major hurdle block its proposed $2.3 billion sale of its System x X86 server business and the licensing of key software and storage technologies to Lenovo Group. IBM issued a statement last Friday that the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), a regulatory body that looks at investment by and ...
August 13, 2014(24)
Say what you will about Oracle co-founder and CEO Larry Ellison, but when the software giant bought Sun Microsystems more than four years ago, for $7.4 billion, he said that he had seen the light and wanted Oracle to control its own hardware and created specialized machinery tuned up to run Oracle’s software stack. Despite falling sales in the ...
August 12, 2014(1)
At the Hot Chips 26 conference being hosted in Silicon Valley this week, upstart ARM server chip maker Applied Micro is presenting details on its roadmap for its X-Gene family of 64-bit processors. The ARM server ramp is taking a bit longer than many had expected, but Applied Micro is keeping the pedal to the metal with a drumbeat ...
August 11, 2014(0)
The annual Hot Chips conference is underway this week in Silicon Valley, and there is not much on the enterprise front on day one. Japanese supercomputer makers NEC and Fujitsu are both showing off their next-generation SX-ACE and Sparc64-XIfx processors aimed at, respectively, massively parallel vector and scalar supercomputing workloads, and DE Shaw is talking about its Anton 2 ...
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