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Timothy Prickett Morgan

Mellanox Banks On Storage and Cloud For Future Growth

October 23rd, 2013 Comments Off on Mellanox Banks On Storage and Cloud For Future Growth
Clouds, storage arrays, and clustered database servers are turning into very good drivers of business for Mellanox Technologies. These target markets together now account for more sales than its traditional business of selling adapters and switches that end up ...

Eucalyptus Tightens Integration with AWS, VMware Clouds

October 23rd, 2013 Comments Off on Eucalyptus Tightens Integration with AWS, VMware Clouds
OpenStack may get a lot of attention these days, but plenty of enterprise customers who are building private clouds choose Eucalyptus Systems and its eponymous cloud controller. The reason why is simple: Eucalyptus is committed to having the best ...

Xeon Refresh and Engineering Drive Sales at Supermicro

October 23rd, 2013 Comments Off on Xeon Refresh and Engineering Drive Sales at Supermicro
Supermicro makes a living peddling motherboards and system components as well as its own whitebox systems to those who are looking for density and low cost. Like its peers, the company has been looking forward to the sales bump ...

BP Fires Up 2.2 Petaflops Cluster for Oil Exploration

October 22nd, 2013 (1)
There is an arms race in the oil and gas industry, and the weapon of choice is a server cluster. Energy industry giant BP has opened the doors on a new datacenter in Houston that it says houses the ...

Servergy Pits Power-Linux Servers Against ARM, X86

October 22nd, 2013 Comments Off on Servergy Pits Power-Linux Servers Against ARM, X86
Not everyone thinks that ARM processors will be the only viable alternative to X86 processors in the datacenter when it comes to energy-efficient computing. Servergy, which just uncloaked from startup mode with its first machine, is putting its money ...

Univa Takes Over Control of Grid Engine from Oracle

October 22nd, 2013 Comments Off on Univa Takes Over Control of Grid Engine from Oracle
The debate over the future of the Grid Engine grid scheduler is over. Univa has acquired the source code, copyrights, and trademarks associated with the software from Oracle and is going to start supporting Oracle's customers effective immediately. Grid ...

Mellanox Open Sources Messaging Accelerator for Networks

October 21st, 2013 Comments Off on Mellanox Open Sources Messaging Accelerator for Networks
Intrepid enterprises looking to boost the performance of their data streaming and messaging applications just got a new option now that Mellanox has open sourced its Messaging Accelerator offload engine for its ConnectX-3 server adapter cards. Messaging Accelerator, says ...

Calxeda Adds Top Facebook Hardware Exec to Board

October 21st, 2013 Comments Off on Calxeda Adds Top Facebook Hardware Exec to Board
ARM server chip maker Calxeda has landed a heavy-hitter in the open source hardware effort to its board of directors – someone who also makes hardware decisions at one of the big hyperscale datacenter operators, too. It is a ...

AMD Gearing Up for ARM-SeaMicro Assault in 2014

October 18th, 2013 (1)
Chip maker Advanced Micro Devices confirmed this week that it is on track to get its first samples of its "Seattle" ARM processor back from its foundry partner in the first quarter of next year, and is looking for ...

Violin Turns Flash Arrays Into Blazing Clusters

October 18th, 2013 Comments Off on Violin Turns Flash Arrays Into Blazing Clusters
What is the fastest machine to run the new Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system from Microsoft? Ironically, it could turn out to be a storage array, and more precisely, a flash-based 6000 Series Memory Array from Violin Memory. ...
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