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Timothy Prickett Morgan

Dell Forges Custom G5 Racks For Hyperscale Shops

February 27th, 2014 (0)
As funny as it sounds, the standard computing rack is a problem in the datacenter. The physical layout of datacenters is pegged to the dimensions, weight, power draw, and cooling capacity needs of a rack. Hyperscale datacenter operators have ...

X86 System Sales Grow, Everything Else Shrinks

February 26th, 2014 (0)
Sales of servers have always been tied very tightly to the regional and global economies and the ups and downs of various industries. But with the relentless pace of Moore's Law and the dominance of the X86 platform in ...

Adaptive Computing Spans The DigitalGlobe

February 26th, 2014 (0)
Given a choice between developing their own cluster and data management software or buying it off the shelf from third parties, most large enterprises would prefer to buy rather than build. This is not always possible, particularly at companies ...

High Frequency Traders Hedge Bets With IBM Power

February 25th, 2014 (0)
Banks, hedge funds, high frequency traders, and other players in the capital markets have a need for speed. IBM thinks that its Power-based systems are better suited for running their applications than the current crop of X86 systems. That ...

Quanta Pushes Foot Inside Enterprise Datacenter Doors

February 25th, 2014 (0)
Hyperscale cloud operators like Facebook and Rackspace Hosting came to Taiwanese manufacturer Quanta Computer several years ago when they wanted to design and build custom machines tuned up for their specific workloads. Quanta Cloud Technology, the server and storage ...

HP Will Chase IBM Accounts To Grow Datacenter Biz

February 21st, 2014 (0)
Sales of servers, storage, switching, software, and services at Hewlett-Packard's Enterprise Group were up a smidgen in its most recent quarter, but like its peers in the IT space, HP is having trouble boosting its profits in this area ...

Stacking Up Xeon E7 v2 Chips Against The Competition

February 21st, 2014 (3)
Since Intel entered the server market formally in 1993, it has used its prowess in manufacturing and its ever-expanding sophistication in chip design to knock countless competitive chips out of the market. The success of Intel's Xeon strategy cannot ...

Why Amazon Can’t Catch Lucera Financial Cloud

February 20th, 2014 (0)
The Lucera cloud that is dedicated to high frequency trading, liquidity matching, and foreign exchange has opened up its doors to customers after building it out for the past several months. This spinout of financial services firm Cantor Fitzgerald ...

Dell Takes A Long View On Datacenters

February 20th, 2014 (0)
One of the things that Dell committed to do once it went private was to invest more in research and development. Last summer, while the privatization effort was still under way, the company quietly formed Dell Research and put ...

SAP HANA Wrings Performance From New Intel Xeons

February 19th, 2014 (3)
The in-memory HANA database designed by SAP to radically improve the performance of queries and transaction processing has been a boon to the company. It is the fastest growing product in the company's long history – and that is ...
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