Feeds

Intel, MS, Nortel, HP to unify Net technologies

Alliance to be announced next week

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Intelligent flash storage arrays

Intel, Microsoft, Nortel and Hewlett-Packard are set to embark on a major networking technology alliance, due to be officially announced early next week. The alliance will create a joint development effort centred on unifying the companies' chip, browser, networking and PC technologies, according to a report in the US edition of PC Week. The goal is to allow the Internet to handle high-bandwidth applications, delivered by servers to client PCs. So, Intel and Nortel will modify the latter's 1Mbps DSL modem technology to work more closely with the former's Pentium III processor, paving the way for it to be built into PC hardware. Interestingly, when Intel previewed the PIII back in February, officials said DSL would be essential for delivering via the Net the kind of 3D graphics, and streamed audio and video that the chip was designed to accelerate. That sounds suspiciously like an admission that without DSL, your PIII isn't going dramatically improve your Web experience, which is what the Great Satan's PIII advertising is currently claiming. HP will be contributing application server technology to the alliance, claimed the report. Microsoft will be support Nortel's intelligent networking protocols in both Windows and Internet Explorer to improve the OS' remote networking functionality. ® See also 3Com, MS form home networking product alliance

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

More from The Register

next story
WHY did Sunday Mirror stoop to slurping selfies for smut sting?
Tabloid splashes, MP resigns - but there's a BIG copyright issue here
Spies, avert eyes! Tim Berners-Lee demands a UK digital bill of rights
Lobbies tetchy MPs 'to end indiscriminate online surveillance'
How the FLAC do I tell MP3s from lossless audio?
Can you hear the difference? Can anyone?
Inequality increasing? BOLLOCKS! You heard me: 'Screw the 1%'
There's morality and then there's economics ...
Google hits back at 'Dear Rupert' over search dominance claims
Choc Factory sniffs: 'We're not pirate-lovers - also, you publish The Sun'
EU to accuse Ireland of giving Apple an overly peachy tax deal – report
Probe expected to say single-digit rate was unlawful
While you queued for an iPhone 6, Apple's Cook sold shares worth $35m
Right before the stock took a 3.8% dive amid bent and broken mobe drama
prev story

Whitepapers

A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.