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Timothy Prickett Morgan

Intel Aims Xeon E7 v2 At Big Memory Workloads

February 18th, 2014 (2)
Big companies support thousands of users on their applications, they have big databases behind them, and they therefore need big iron. For those who want to migrate off of RISC and proprietary systems to X86 machines of similar heft, ...

The Math On Big NUMA Versus Clusters

February 14th, 2014 (6)
Even if you are not thinking of buying a big Sparc/Solaris server, some new math by Oracle might get you to thinking about shared memory machines as opposed to clusters. This is particularly important as Intel is getting ready ...

How Priceline.com Rid In-Memory Cache Of Java Jitters

February 14th, 2014 (0)
Priceline.com is one of the early Internet startups, and as such it has built a lot of its own technology for gathering up pricing information on airfares, hotel rooms, and car rentals. In recent years, it has increased the ...

Servers Slow And Switches Stall At Cisco

February 13th, 2014 (0)
Every innovative product finds its natural place in the market, and that seems to have happened with the Unified Computing System, a converged server-network platform that Cisco Systems launched five years ago, reshaping the enterprise server and networking landscape. ...

Google Tests Homegrown Power8 Servers

February 13th, 2014 (0)
Ever since Google joined as one of the first members of the OpenPower Consortium that IBM started last year, everyone has been wondering what Google is up to. The search engine giant is, in fact, building prototype servers based ...

Big Banks Discover Atlantis Storage Virtualization

February 13th, 2014 (0)
Atlantis Computing has carved out a niche for itself in the datacenter by virtualizing desktops and storing them in main memory in server farms for fast access. Some of its biggest customers, including its flagship account, JPMorgan Chase, wanted ...

Netflix Speeds Machine Learning With Amazon GPUs

February 11th, 2014 (0)
Trying to figure out what 44 million of us in 41 different countries might want to watch next is not just a matter of guessing for video streaming service Netflix. It is a science, and the company wants to ...

IBM Jumpgate: An OpenStack Translator For Proprietary Clouds

February 10th, 2014 (0)
While the OpenStack cloud controller has certainly garnered lots of praise and enthusiasm in the past couple of years, there are still not that many public clouds based on OpenStack and there are plenty of clouds, both large and ...

Startup Slashes Latencies With Server-Switch Hybrid

February 10th, 2014 (0)
For some workloads, the most important thing is cutting out as much latency as possible from the hardware and software stack. For many of those same latency-sensitive customers, simplifying the infrastructure is equally important. And that is why the ...

Canonical To Kick Ubuntu Server Into Hyperscale

February 6th, 2014 (0)
Canonical, the maker of the Ubuntu distribution of Linux, does not have the same kind of footprint in enterprise datacenters that rivals Red Hat and SUSE Linux do. But the company is trying to do an end run around ...
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