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Lexmark C736dn

Lexmark C736dn workgroup colour laser printer

If you’re running a large workgroup, you need a printer that is fast, cheap to run and has enough flexibility to handle a variety of media and to grow with the tasks it’s asked to perform. Endeavouring to address all these needs, while also offering colour, duplex and walk-up direct print, is Lexmark’s C736dn. Lexmark C736dn …
Simon Williams, 07 Oct 2009
Lexmark T650DN

Lexmark T650DN mono workgroup laser printer

The more people using a printer, the bigger it has to be, if only to hold extra paper. In fact, workgroup printers seem to have to be big simply to impress more people. Lexmark’s T650DN starts large and is eminently expandable, so will only get larger. Lexmark T650DN Lexmark's T650DN: a big printer, but quick and cheap to run …
Simon Williams, 05 May 2009

Who loves office space? Dell does: Virtualization to banish workstations from under desks

Dell, along with partners Nvidia and Intel, has opened a new center at its Austin, Texas, headquarters to make it easier for customers to deploy virtualized-workstation installations, and for ISVs to certify their software running on such setups. "We know this all comes down to dollars and cents," Dell's general manager for the …
Rik Myslewski, 07 Mar 2014
What the Tianhe-2 super should look like in its final home

HPC server sales spike: Buyers get chops around juicy cheap flops

The plain vanilla server racket may have struggled in the first quarter, but sales of machinery aimed at high performance computing workloads -both traditional simulation workloads and new-fangled "Big Data" jobs - bucked the downward trends in the first quarter, according to the latest research from IDC. And, not even remotely …
Fujitsu K supercomputer

'Super' market tops $11.1bn, propped up by massive sales

The high-performance computing market did well in 2012, rising 7.7 percent to $11.1bn and by far outpacing the sluggish growth in the systems space overall. But the market is top-heavy and dominated by a relative handful of supercomputer shipments, and sales of divisional, departmental, and workgroup systems all shrank last year …
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What does people-centric IT mean, anyway?

People-centric visions of IT need to be broad-ranging, says Danny Bradbury. Now, don't bother him while he's trying to play Call of Duty: Ghosts. Satya Nadella has news for IT users: it's all about you. Microsoft's new CEO is touting a concept that he calls "people-centric IT". He wants to create an environment where "the end …
Danny Bradbury, 24 Mar 2014

Buy a new flashy sTec storage box, get a Blue Screen of ... Metro

Flash! Bang! Wallop! sTec is going into the flash-chip filer appliance business with a Windows Storage Server 2012 box - pretty much a first for any mainstream solid-state-drive (SSD) vendor - with its s3000 product. Typically, SSD vendors supply flash components to array manufacturers. This vertical upwards integration by sTec …
Chris Mellor, 04 Jun 2013

Non-volatile memory: It's nothing to SNIA at - NetApp

A non-volatile memory technical workgroup has been set up by the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) and NetApp's canned quote on the move sheds a bit more light on the Sunnyvale storage giant's flash thinking. From the wording, it would seem that the storage firm is preparing for its arrays to move fast data storage …
Chris Mellor, 24 Jul 2012
The Register breaking news

Sproqit finally cranks out workgroup system

Sproqit will next month ship the delayed Workgroup version of its mobile PC-to-PDA data-access system, the company said today. Originally scheduled to ship in December 2004, Sproqit Workgroup Edition (SWE) provides SMEs with wireless access not only to email and PIM data stored on local PCs and servers, but almost any kind of …
Tony Smith, 18 Jul 2005

Supercomputers sold like hotcakes in 2011

Sales of supercomputers last year were a bit better than the prognosticators at IDC expected, with sales up across all types of systems by 8.4 per cent to $10.3bn. IDC's earlier projections had called for sales to jump by 7.2 per cent from the $9.5bn level set in 2010. According to IDC's definition, any high-performance …

The future of PCIe: Get small, speed up, think outside the box

The near-ubiquitous PCI Express interconnect – aka PCIe – is finding its way into mobile devices, working its way into cabling, and is on schedule to double its throughput in 2015 to a jaw-dropping 64 gigabytes per second in 16-lane configurations. So said Ramin Neshati, the Marketing Workgroup Chair of the PCI-SIG, when The Reg …
Rik Myslewski, 13 Sep 2013
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TMS puts the boot into flash

TMS has given its server flash cards the ability to boot operating systems – so servers can start up faster. The RamSan-20 and -70 are PCIe products are server flash memory cards with 450GB or 900GB respectively of fast, single-level cell NAND storage, offering up to 330,000 sustained 4K random read IOPS, 400,000 random write …
Chris Mellor, 25 Jul 2012

Insanely great PCIe 4.0 bit rate locked in

The PCI-SIG has settled on a bit rate for its next-generation PCIe 4.0 interconnect specification, and the winner is – insert drumroll – 16 gigatransfers per second, as expected. "Experts in the PCIe Electrical Workgroup carefully analyzed a number of target bit rates for the next generation of PCIe architecture, taking into …
Rik Myslewski, 29 Nov 2011

IBM prepares to demo 125TB MONSTER tape

IBM has revealed it is preparing a technology demonstration of a 125TB tape, and has revealed that LTO-6 tapes use shingling, with overlapped data tracks. In January 2010, IBM demonstrated a tape with 35TB of raw capacity. Apply LTO-6's 2.5:1 compression ratio to that and you get 87.5TB. This contrasted with the then-current LTO …
Chris Mellor, 19 Oct 2012
Fujitsu K supercomputer

Big bad boxes drive explosive growth for HPC in Q3

The server market as a whole is having its issues, with both virtualization and the jittery global economy holding down physical box counts – and therefore revenues – more than they might otherwise be. But the supercomputer market is chugging right along. Networks keep getting faster, virtualization has yet to touch its boxes, …
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Microsoft names SQL Server 2012 launch date

Microsoft's SQL Server 2012 will be officially launched on 7 March and likely come with a higher list price than older versions of the relational database. Redmond released the date and announced a concurrent online event, featuring a day of speakers and over 30 technical sessions taking customers through the new database's …
Gavin Clarke, 24 Jan 2012

Sun revamps workgroup servers

Sun completed its server lineup with new UltraSPARC III-based workgroup servers today. Although Ed Zander had promised both the eight-way Daktari and the four-way Cherrystone boxes (which we first told you about here) only Daktari is ready, with the Cherrystone machines a surprise postponement. Daktari is officially the …
Andrew Orlowski, 29 Oct 2001
The Register breaking news

Integration gets back on track with the vertical stack

What is the role of integrated stacks, in which compute, networking, storage and management are vertically integrated? And how do you avoid vendor lock-in? Let's get the discussion started with three expert submissions, one from an analyst, one from an IT practitioner and one from a vendor. And tell us what you think in the …
Team Register, 13 May 2013
The Register breaking news

Citrix chomps Podio for cloudy workspaces

The mad rush to grab cloudy startups that make interesting apps continues, and this morning Citrix Systems has snacked on a little Danish. Specifically, Copenhagen-based Podio, a maker of malleable workspaces for online collaboration and project management. You might be one of the 45,000 companies already using the Podio tool, …
Fujitsu K supercomputer

Supercomputing takes a slight pause in Q2

With all of the relatively cheap computing power available today, and with the expanding focus from traditional supercomputers to clusters that can run simulations or big data workloads, you'd think that the HPC market would be growing like gangbusters. Not so. That's the latest news from the box counters at IDC. But there's …

The good and the bad in Hyper-V's PowerShell

As the great virtual war between Microsoft, VMware and various also-rans has rumbled on, many column inches have been devoted to Microsoft's Hyper-V Server. You can light up a cluster of 64 nodes and 8,000 virtual machines if you choose, it is said. Hyper-V server is free, you don't have to pay Microsoft a dime. That's a great …
Trevor Pott, 30 May 2013
WD Sentinel DX4000

Review: Western Digital Sentinel DX4000

Western Digital makes Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices and recently sent a Sentinel DX4000 to El Reg for review. When I was asked to write about it I was initially unsure exactly how I would approach this: where's the novelty in a small consumer or SME device? The Sentinel stands out for me not only because it's the first …
Trevor Pott, 25 Apr 2013
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Platform kicks out HPC Enterprise Edition

Platform Computing may have rejiggered its grid and workload management software so it can be used to manage clouds of virtualized servers or clusters running latency-sensitive financial services applications, but it has not forgotten its roots in high performance computing. And today Platform is whipping up a more extended set …
The Register breaking news

IBM's DB2 database update does time travel, gets graphic

With the launch of DB2 10.1, Big Blue is adding a slew of new features that make DB2 more useful for modern, big-data workloads. Depending on how you want to count it, IBM is either the world's number-two or number-three seller of database management systems, and it has a lot of secondary systems and services business that are …

Five go wild with the Administration Tools Pack

As you have surely heard, it’s Alan Turing’s centenary this year, and the Bletchley Park museum is celebrating by releasing a game of Monopoly themed on the life of that mathematical genius. I’ll pause for a sentence or two here, while you let your boggle levels equalise, because, given Turing’s life story, this is a quite a …
Verity Stob, 23 Oct 2012

IBM readies entry and workgroup Power4 Servers

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence The word on the street is that Big Blue is getting ready to take its Power4 RISC processors to small machines, and that it may do so sooner rather than later, Timothy Prickett Morgan writes. While the details are sketchy, IBM is said to be preparing to brief its sales team and pSeries …
ComputerWire, 14 Jun 2002
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Platform revamps grid control tools

Grid computing pioneer Platform Computing is taking the wraps off an updated and more integrated edition of its cluster management tools for small and mid-sized clusters, days ahead of the SC10 supercomputing conference in New Orleans. Platform HPC 2.1 is based on the Load Sharing Facility workload scheduler that first came to …
The Register breaking news

Microsoft's Google complaint not an April Fool

Microsoft's decision to take Google to the European Commission might sound like an early April Fool's prank, even Brad Smith, after 10 years defending Microsoft against the Commission, could see it. Smith said: "There of course will be some who will point out the irony in today's filing.  Having spent more than a decade wearing …
John Oates, 31 Mar 2011
Apple Mountain Lion Server

Apple Mac OS X Server for Mountain Lion review

The cost of Mountain Lion Server is a fraction of what Apple charged for its server software just a few years ago, especially if you look at the old 'unlimited client' editions of Mac OS X Server. Then, the software alone cost as much as a new Mac. Now, it costs as much as a Hollywood blockbuster on DVD, and it’s far more useful …
Keith Martin, 30 Aug 2012

PCI recast for supercomputing future

The next generation of the PCI interconnect standard will be aimed squarely at high-performance computing, and it will be developed using a different scheme than were previous generations. "The solution space that we're targeting for 'gen-four', if you will, is going to be directly focused to service the needs of HPC …
Rik Myslewski, 15 Sep 2011
The Register breaking news

Telstra targets SMEs in next cloud push

While some providers are looking to free trials to get businesses, particularly small ones, to try out the cloud, there’s no such pussyfooting around from Telstra: it’s launched a small business cloud service that ranges upwards from $AU200 per month. The Telstra cloud entry level pricing will get you two CPUs, 4 GB of RAM, 100 …
The dust ring around Fomalhaut

Big data is not just for the big boys

It may take a while but eventually any good technology embraced by large enterprises trickles its way down to small and mid-sized businesses in some appropriately modified and re-priced form. It will be no different for modern business analytics tools. The time could be ripe for mid-range customers to start thinking about either …
Novell

Novell recovery continues

Novell increased its estimates for full year revenue yesterday to between $940 and $980m, and said margins for the year were also improving. Reporting third quarter results, Novell said it brought in revenues of $245m, compared to $237m for the third quarter of 2007. Income from operations was $1m compared to a loss of $10m for …
John Oates, 29 Aug 2008
Colour Laser Printers

Desktop Colour Laser Printers: Best Buys

While any of these six printers can turn out a decent business page, with sharp black text and vibrant colour graphics, some definitely have more to offer than others and two stand out. The Reviews... Canon i-Sensys LBP5050 Dell 1320c HP Color LaserJet CP1215 Lexmark C540N OKI C3450N Xerox Phaser 6125 Colour Laser Printers …
Simon Williams, 26 Mar 2010

HPC propped up server sales in 2009

The economic Meltdown certainly curbed the appetite for HPC systems last year, according to a recent analysis by IT market watchers at IDC. But as bad as things were in the HPC server segment, with sales down 11.6 per cent to $8.6bn, the situation could have been worse. As El Reg previously reported, IDC reckons that in 2009 the …
Novell

Novell pulls in Q2 profit on lower costs

Novell Inc swung to a profit on lower expenses and revenue that rose a slender $4m in its fiscal second quarter. It reeled in $236m from sales in the Q2 period ended 31 April 2008, compared to $232m for the same quarter a year ago. Novell said the jump in sales of its Linux business software helped offset a drop in sales at its …
Kelly Fiveash, 30 May 2008
IBM Watson QA Power7 cluster

IBM rejigs Platform control freakery for supers

Big Blue wants everything to be about Smarter Planet, but its acquisition of grid computing pioneer Platform Computing back in October 2011 was about giving IBM a place in the cloudy, gridded, and automated cluster management space and some necessary tools to maintain some sort of control – both literally and financially – in …
Ten... Colour laser printers

Ten... colour laser printers

There are two main technologies that can put colour text and graphics on paper; inkjet and laser. Though inkjet makers like Epson and HP have tried to push inkjets into the lower end of the office market, it’s still dominated by colour lasers, due to their speed and the high permanence of solid toner over liquid ink. Colour …
Simon Williams, 26 Nov 2011
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Platform shared with CUDA in software bundle deal

Grid and cluster computing management software company Platform Computing has inked a distribution agreement with graphics chip maker nVidia. It will see the HPC expert bundle nVidia's CUDA programming environment with its cluster management tools and integrate it into those tools. The move will allow Platform Computing's Load …

MS and Turbolinux ink patent, single sign-on deal

Turbolinux and Microsoft are extending their collaboration agreement to improve interoperability and co-operate on research and development. Turbolinux customers will also be protected against possible future legal action by Redmond. Steve Ballmer recently named Red Hat as a violator of Microsoft patents. Red Hat and Novell …
John Oates, 24 Oct 2007
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Oracle: Storage trouble in store

Oracle is putting a heavy focus on Sun's 7000, tape and flash storage products, implying the rest of the bought-in storage line is not so well-regarded and may be under threat. Larry E and the new exec team at the big O have spoken and the storage winners and losers are becoming clear. In the winners' enclosure are the …
Chris Mellor, 28 Jan 2010
SuSE Linux

Novell opens office for SMBs

Novell is gunning for a chunk of the office market share from Microsoft with the release of its open workgroup suite for small businesses. The new software, which is based on Novell's Suse Linux distribution, has server and desktop components which include open source products. It comes with Groupwise for email and calendaring …
Kelly Fiveash, 15 Jun 2007
The Register breaking news

Apple's App Store police relent on hardware images

Apple's App Store police have again exhibited a brush with common sense, and allowed another iPhone app to display previously forbidden images of Cupertino hardware. An update of the iPhone version of Mactracker (App Store link), a free compendium of stats on each and every Apple product since the dawn of the Macintosh 128k, now …
Rik Myslewski, 03 Dec 2009
The Register breaking news

SIS nixes OOXML approval

The Swedish Institute of Standards (SIS) has invalidated the vote that controversially approved the OOXML standard at a meeting this week. The organisation issued a statement saying that it had seen evidence suggesting one of the participants in the workgroup had broken the rules and voted with more than one vote. This …
Lucy Sherriff, 31 Aug 2007
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Apple suppliers: Child labor, bribery, suicides

During 2010, Apple audited the facilities and management practices of 127 of its worldwide suppliers, and found instances of underage labor, unsafe working conditions, inadequate safety devices, lack of first-aid supplies, improper handling of hazardous chemicals, excessive recruitment fees, and more. Much more. And if Apple's …
Rik Myslewski, 15 Feb 2011
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EC pressure on Microsoft grows

The European Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes is considering ordering Microsoft to offer rival browsers with its own software bundle. As we reported in January, Microsoft warned shareholders of the possibility of such an action, which could even see older machines updated. One suggestion is that Microsoft could use its …
John Oates, 02 Jun 2009
The Register breaking news

Cloud database guinea pigs sought by Microsoft

A Microsoft incubator project for online synchronization of databases is preparing to welcome early adopters. Organizers of Project Huron, part of Microsoft's stable of emerging cloud-based services, have asked Microsoft customers to help test the synchronization and solidify a first release. The curious should send an email …
Gavin Clarke, 30 Apr 2009
The Register breaking news

Buying into the cloud

A lot of companies are reporting that individual departments and even business users are adopting SaaS or cloud-based applications. This freedom to choose is a useful one, as it gives departments the flexibility to get the job done, and the likelihood is that the use of such services will continue to expand. We’ve seen this …
Andrew Buss, 28 Jan 2011
Mac Mini with Snow Leopard Server

Apple Mac Mini with Snow Leopard Server

With Apple’s Xserve now discontinued, the only two Mac servers available are the Mini and the Mac Pro Server. The Mac Mini is Apple’s lowest-cost computer yet in its more expensive server incarnation it dispenses with the optical drive of its desktop sibling, instead opting for a second 2.5in hard disk. Mac Mini with Snow …
Liam Proven, 30 Nov 2010
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Virtualization payback, now and in the future

Most people arguably get the point of virtualisation in terms of server consolidation, and the potential reduction in costs and overheads associated with that. Even though there are some important practicalities to be considered, as highlighted by readers in the first discussion, the game is reasonably well understood, and many …
Dale Vile, 29 Jul 2009