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Quantum's DXi big box boost

Quantum's latest deduplication product, the DXi8500, is twice as fast as the previous DXi7500 big box, but holds slightly less data. The DXi8500 offers from 20 to 200TB of usable capacity, which it can fill up at a rate of 6.4TB/hr. The effectively-replaced DXi7500 offered up to 220TB of usable capacity and a maximum ingest …
Chris Mellor, 11 Oct 2010
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Intel details 10-core Westmere-EX server silicon

Hot Chips Intel has confirmed that its upcoming Westmere-EX server processor will be a 10-core, server-enhanced, single-die beastie. No surprise. Back in June, when the program for this week's Hot Chips conference was published, it listed a session in which Intel would discuss "A 20 Thread Server CPU". It was a no-brainer to deduce the …
Rik Myslewski, 25 Aug 2010
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Son of Nehalem due this year

It's now official: Intel's next-generation microarchitecture, dubbed Sandy Bridge, will appear in late 2010. As reported by ZDNet UK, the announcement was made by the co-general manager of Intel's architecture group, David "Dadi" Perlmutter, at the Intel Developer Forum currently underway in Beijing. Not that the release date …
Rik Myslewski, 14 Apr 2010

Promise ventures into Jasper Forest

Promise Technology is going to use Intel's Jasper Forest processors in forthcoming storage array products. The Jasper Forest enhanced Nehalem is now called the C5500 or C3500 processor. There are one, two and four core options, with 23 to 85 watt power needs, available in uni-processor and dual-processor configurations (single …
Chris Mellor, 11 Feb 2010
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SGI biz still kinda lumpy

When Rackable Systems bought defunct supercomputer maker Silicon Graphics and took its name last year, it got a radically expanded customer base and a shot at evening out its own lumpy business among hyperscale Internet companies with SGI's equally bumpy HPC business. The idea - and it may prove to be a sound one in the long run …
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Intel rides Nehalem to heavenly profits

In announcing financial results for the fourth quarter and all of 2009 yesterday, Intel rejiggered its financial statements in such a way that we now have a better idea of how its PC and server businesses are doing in terms of revenues and profits. And, my oh my, did operating margins for both PC and server chips recover in the …

Making big ones out of small ones: SGI

Large shared-memory computing seems to be making a bit of a comeback. The two players we have already talked about ScaleMP and 3Leaf, use primarily off-the-shelf servers (with a special ASIC, in 3Leaf’s case) along with Infiniband connections and specialized software to build cache-coherent, shared-everything systems. With this …
Dan Olds, 1 Dec 2009

Data Direct offers native file system

DataDirect, a shipper of very high-speed block-access storage to the high performance computing (HPC) and media worlds, is now offering native file access. The company has seen the way two winds are blowing. The first is that multi-core commodity CPUs are outpacing what it can do with its in-house FPGA hardware. The second …
Chris Mellor, 25 Nov 2009

SGI previews UltraViolet Nehalem EX blade clusters

SC09 Sometimes a server announcement is as defensive as it is offensive. So it is with the UltraViolet Altix UV big bad blades that Silicon Graphics showed off at SC09 in Portland, Oregon, Monday afternoon. Even before it went into bankruptcy for the final time and was eaten by Rackable Systems, which subsequently took the SGI name …
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Intel's initial mobile CPU+GPU chips named

Intel's first 'Arrandale' 32/45nm Core i CPU+GPUs for laptops will debut during H1 2010, but the chip giant may be easing back on its introduction schedule. Back in July 2009, roadmaps suggested seven of the processors would arrive during the first half of 2010, but the latest information from notebook makers, by way of a …
Tony Smith, 12 Nov 2009
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Intel aims 30W Nehalem at 'microservers'

Intel will soon offer a two-core 'Clarksdale' processor rated at a mere 30W, aiming to slip this low-power chip into the super-svelte "microservers" it first trumpeted at its developer forum last month. Speaking with reporters at an event in San Francisco this morning, Intel high-density computing boss Jason Waxman said the …
Cade Metz, 29 Oct 2009
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Quantum downsizes DXi deduplication boxes

Quantum has downsized its enterprise DXi7500 deduplication product to the mid-range DXi6500, and given it Nehalem processing power and solid state storage. The DXi7500 is a high-end deduplication product offering both in-line deduplication as data lands on the device or post-process deduplication after data has landed. The …
Chris Mellor, 21 Oct 2009
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Apple plans turbocharged Mac Pro speedster

The Mac Pro is the Big Mac, with up to two Nehalem processors and 32GB of RAM producing great graphics processing performance. But it's a pussy compared to what might be coming. Early next year we could see a 12-core Mac with 128GB RAM that just screams: a Mega Mac, if you will. A Mac website reports that Apple will launch a …
Chris Mellor, 16 Oct 2009
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Intel and the Nehalem bump

That nice little bump in server chip sales that Intel just posted in the third quarter? What happens if that's Chipzilla burning off a lot of pent-up demand for decently performing Xeon processors? Yesterday, Intel said revenues had dropped off by 8.1 per cent in Q3, to $9.39bn, and net earnings fell by 7.8 per cent, to $1. …
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Exagrid slides out smoothly scalable Data Domain beater

Start-up Exagrid has introduced a 10TB dedupe appliance, configurable in a 10-node deduplication grid or cluster, with global reduplication across the nodes and Data Domain-beating performance. Exagrid provides disk-to-disk backup deduplication appliances that connect in a grid architecture for the mid-market. The company says …
Chris Mellor, 13 Oct 2009

Nvidia halts future Intel chipset development

That's it. Enough. No more. We're not doing any new chipsets for Intel processors. So says Nvidia, echoing a forecast made a year ago. Well, for the moment, at least. "Until we resolve this matter in court next year, we'll postpone further chipset investments for Intel DMI CPUs," the GPU specialist said in a statement sent …
Tony Smith, 9 Oct 2009

Scale-out SVC on the way from IBM?

IBM is exploring the idea of a scale-out architecture for its SAN Volume Controller (SVC) with possible involvement of flash memory and Nehalem processor. FCoE support may come when needed. The SVC (SAN Volume Controller) is a SAN virtualising controller attached to the Fibre Channel fabric linking application servers and …
Chris Mellor, 8 Oct 2009

Intel: tweak Nehalem's nobs to hit high notes

Despite a tightened budget, Intel's information chief, Diane Bryant, claims the company saved $19 million by upgrading its older servers this year rather than deferring a hardware refresh until 2010. Chipzilla's pitch for its Nehalem-based chips during a year when most IT budgets are pancake flat is focused squarely on …
Austin Modine, 7 Oct 2009

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