Looks ahead to those Ivy Bridge-EX machines later this year
We don't need no vendor lock-in
Seeking funds for design project
Partners with Big Blue, chases SGI UV2 shared memory systems
And apparently a lot more money, thanks to Zuck & Co.
Anything Larry Ellison can do, we can do differently
$1.4bn in charges for "workload rebalancing" – aka layoffs – coming in Q2
But they might save 2013 if Atom and Xeon chips take off
The more Sparcs, the merrier, apparently
It has been a fun and very profitable couple of decades for upstart IT server and systems software makers.
Update The word “cloud” has become horribly over-used. Your correspondent has even heard hosted PABXs referred to as “cloud telephony”.
New chippery all around, from tiny Atom to big bad Xeon E7
Forget hardware nannying, we're all about software-defined everything
Analysis And those engines will come – as will FPGAs, DSPs, GPUs ...
First Atom nodes, then ARM and others to 'change the server market'
We have big ol' fat gates, too, Chipzilla
Rocketing into the clouds and elite data centers with hyperscale iron
Expanding official support from cloudy boxes to general-purpose workhorses
Exclusive 'Hyperscale serving came to us, and we own it'
Double-stuffed and clustered Primergy racker aimed at SMBs
Trevor likes his servers hot and dense
Chuckles about 'ARM as a service' and AaaS all around
More CPU, memory, storage – and a virtualization option
Hewlett-Packard is putting more ARM server processor options into its next-generation of "Project Moonshot" hyperscale servers - the latest one coming from Texas Instruments, which has been relatively quiet on the server front but plenty active in the ARM chip market at large.
RNA Networks got its start doing memory clustering across multiple server nodes, but since buying the company nearly two years ago Dell has been tweaking the memory-caching engine to speed up disk accesses. Specifically, the Fluid Cache software for PowerEdge servers that Dell is finally delivering converts Express Cache solid state disk modules into a peppy caching front-end for internal disks and JDOD arrays attached to servers.
For the first time in five quarters, the server business saw an uptick in revenues in the final quarter of 2012, mostly thanks to burgeoning sales of dense boxes used by hyperscale web operators and a sharp appetite in IBM's mainframe shops for its new System zEnterprise EC12 boxes.