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Timothy Prickett Morgan

eBay Juices Utah Modular Datacenter With Fuel Cells, Waste Heat

September 27th, 2013 (2)
Online auctioneer eBay opened up the second phase of its datacenter outside of Salt Lake City, Utah, this week and has brought a number of new technologies to bear to increase the energy efficiency of its IT operations while ...

Oracle Stresses System Performance and Scalability

September 26th, 2013 (1)
As Oracle Team USA's dramatic come-from-behind win over Emirates Team New Zealand in the America's Cup yacht race aptly demonstrates, Oracle's co-founder and CEO, Larry Ellison, believes in extreme performance. Ellison pursued the acquisition of Sun Microsystems three years ...

HP OneView Management Tool Looks Consumer, Acts Datacenter

September 25th, 2013 (2)
Hewlett-Packard has been pitching its next-generation of converged systems as the "new style of IT." If you are going to have systems that bring together servers, storage, and networking under the same chassis and rack skins, then you need ...

NUMA’s Revenge: The Resurgence of Shared Memory Systems

September 25th, 2013 (8)
Hewlett-Packard may be known as the volume player in the X86 server business, which has been dominated by two-socket servers for the past decade and a half. But the company also has lots of expertise in building much heftier ...

SUSE Cranks Cloud Controller Up to 2.0 With ‘Grizzly’ Update

September 24th, 2013 Comments Off on SUSE Cranks Cloud Controller Up to 2.0 With ‘Grizzly’ Update
SUSE Cloud, the variant of the OpenStack cloud controller put together by commercial Linux distributor SUSE Linux, is now riding the "Grizzly" release of OpenStack. And that means that SUSE Linux is bracing for customers to move from tire ...

VMware Lets Virtual SAN Software Out In Public

September 24th, 2013 (3)
If there is one thing that companies installing private clouds or virtual desktop infrastructure don't want to do, it is shell out a lot of money to buy a storage area network to handle the storage needs for the ...

Red Hat Profits Rise With Sales Despite Heavy OpenStack, Storage Investments

September 24th, 2013 Comments Off on Red Hat Profits Rise With Sales Despite Heavy OpenStack, Storage Investments
It is not an easy task to invest in the future while at the same time extracting profits from existing product lines, but Linux juggernaut and middleware player Red Hat managed to do just that in its second quarter ...

Convey Revs Up Memcached With Hybrid X86-FPGA Appliance

September 24th, 2013 Comments Off on Convey Revs Up Memcached With Hybrid X86-FPGA Appliance
Convey Computer, a maker of hybrid computers that marry Xeon processors from Intel to field programmable gate array accelerators from Xilinx, has quite possibly come up with the killer app for its machines--boosting the performance of the Memcached caching ...

Cray Goes After Big Iron With ScaleMP Help

September 23rd, 2013 (2)
Supercomputer maker Cray is teaming up with ScaleMP to turn its CS300 clusters into virtual shared memory systems that are not only appropriate for some traditional HPC workloads, but can also be peddled to customers who are looking to ...

VMware Ships vSphere 5.5 Server Virtualization Wares

September 23rd, 2013 (2)
Server virtualization giant VMware has started shipping its latest iteration of its hypervisor and the tools that augment it, and is also now peddling further automate and orchestrate the hypervisors and VMs running on that virtual infrastructure. Both products ...
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