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Although the worldwide economy may be shrinking, our needs as consumers to store large amounts of data continues to grow at a breakneck pace. Whereas only a few years ago it was uncommon for most PC users to have more than just a few digital images or media files, today virtually every aspect of our lives has some sort of digital component.... Read more...
For years now, data centers have been consuming more energy than companies would care to admit. Thankfully, the "green push" has convinced a number of higher-profile firms to re-evaluate their power plans and establish new methods of energizing their servers. IBM is a huge proponent of energy efficient server farms, and it seems as if Yahoo!... Read more...
Samsung Electronics has finally put to good use its 4Gb low-power memory chips – the ones they had announced earlier this year - and begun shipments of their high-density 32GB DDR3 registered DIMMs.The modules are built on Samsung's own 50nm process, operate at 1.35V - slightly lower than the standard 1.5V - and the company hopes it'll meet... Read more...
Introducing the Thecus N5500 NAS DeviceThe fast, flexible five-bay NAS with unrivaled efficiency and data security 06/15/2009 – When people are searching for a NAS device, they invariably want something that is not only secure, but also performs well. They want it to be flexible enough to handle any situation, while simple enough to operate... Read more...
AMD shot its Istanbul Opteron chip out like a cannon to lead June off, and now we're seeing Penguin Computing pick it up as an integral part of its Altus Series products. If you've never heard of this company, it's because they aren't' exactly consumer-level. Instead, this outfit focuses on high performance computing solutions, and its Altus... Read more...
We aren't quite calling this the turnaround of the decade just yet, but with just six months to go until 2010, AMD is doing its best to make a late run for said crown. In years past, Advanced Micro Devices had become notorious for delaying products. Now, they're doing their best to right the ship by unveiling a product's availability some... Read more...
Computex is just now kicking off in earnest over in Taiwan, and already NVIDIA is pushing out some rather significant server news. From the show floor in Taipei, the GPU maker is announcing the immediate availability of a new class of server that combines massively parallel Tesla GPUs with multi-core CPUs in a single 1U rack-mount server.... Read more...
Intel just held a press conference in which the company spoke about its next-generation server processor, currently code-named Nehalem-EX. As its name suggests, the Nehalem-EX is based on the Nehalem microarchitecture which debuted with the Xeon 5500 and Core i7 series processors. The Nehalem-EX series however, will be decidedly... Read more...
Windows Home Server is quite possibly one of Microsoft's most unheralded operating systems. Many speak longingly of Windows XP, jokingly of Windows ME, disappointedly of Windows Vista, and hopefully of Windows 7. But seldom discussed is the little-known and little-used operating system designed to be installed on a home server and act as a... Read more...
Acer announced the new Acer Aspire easyStore Home Server for customers in the US. In addition to targeting home users, Acer is also hoping small businesses that need to network multiple PCs will be interested in the new server. The easyStore Home Server will run Microsoft Windows Home Server. The server will let users access files and documents... Read more...
It's hard to say if there is anything to this, but it's certainly interesting at the very least. For years now, Intel has been notoriously good at shipping its products on time. If Intel says a chip is coming in a certain quarter in a certain year, it'll be there. On the other hand, AMD has been the polar opposite; year after year, the chip... Read more...
With Intel getting hit with that massive $1.45 billion fine this past week, it's got the whole technology industry thinking about the ins and outs of antitrust. Granted, we fully expect that Dell has had this here deal cooking for some time now, but the timing of this introduction is almost poetic. For the longest while, Dell has offered processors... Read more...
Green is definitely the new black...or something to that effect, anyway. As more and more companies attempt to squeeze more horsepower out of chips while using less energy, Supermicro is looking to raise (or should we say, "lower") the bar even more. The company has just launched its 4W and 8W Atom Server solutions, each of which barely make... Read more...
If you weren't lucky enough to win one of HP's newest MediaSmart Servers, the company's newest firmware update just might convince you to plunk down for one anyway. Announced today, the version 2.5 software for the EX485 and EX487 MediaSmart Servers provides remote video streaming and video conversion of unprotected content. Interested in... Read more...
Earlier this month Google sponsored a conference on data center efficiency where they showed by example how to achieve the most processing power while consuming the least amount of electricity. This is quite an about-face for Google as previously they have been notoriously secretive about their data centers and server infrastructure. Since... Read more...
While many in the chip making and consumer electronics business are contracting, VIA's expanding. Today, the company has just announced its entry into the design manufacturing service business, which will enable it to provide flexible system hardware solutions, starting with the NSD7200 home storage and media server pictured below.Now, VIA's... Read more...
Thecus Unveils the N0204 miniNAS Device “The tiny RAID-enabled portable network storage device with big ideas” 03/30/2009 - Big things are happening in the world of NAS devices. Today, Thecus is proud to introduce the N0204 miniNAS device – the world’s smallest fully-featured NAS device. Measuring a tiny 132 x 88 x 63 mm exterior, one... Read more...
Lenovo Boosts Workstation and Server Performance Integrates New Intel Xeon Processors into Advanced Computing Solutions March 30, 2009: Lenovo today announced that it is using the latest Intel Xeon Processor 5500 Series and Intel Xeon Processor 3500 Series to support advanced levels of computing performance in workstations and servers. Lenovo... Read more...
Sun Microsystems announced that the Internet Archive, one of the fastest growing digital libraries in the world, has migrated its digital archival service onto Sun's open hardware and software platforms and established a new primary datacenter that will be housed at Sun's Santa Clara, California, campus. The Archive chose Sun to help... Read more...
We're writing to let you all know that we have just posted a new article at HotHardware in which we evaluate the features and performance of the Maxtor Central Axis Business Edition NAS Server. The Maxtor Central Axis Business Edition is more than just an updated version of the Maxtor Central Axis. The previous version featured 1TB of storage... Read more...
If you've been waiting ever patiently for new Nehalem server chips since the microarchitecture  was detailed at IDF way back in August of 2008, we have wonderful news to pass along. Following a short, exclusive release within Apple's newest Mac Pro systems, the Nehalem-class Xeon server microprocessors and platforms are reportedly gearing... Read more...
Green technology has generated a lot of buzz lately. Regardless of your views of global warming and going green, we can all agree there are financial benefits to products that require less energy to run. Realizing a lot of energy is wasted on idling servers, Microsoft has revealed a new research and development project named Marlowe. This... Read more...
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