In one of the biggest server changes that <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/action/inform.do?command=search&searchTerms=IBM+Corporation">IBM</a> has made in recent years, the company Wednesday said that its System i midrange machines will become part of a new product line that will support every operating system in IBM's portfolio except the ones for its mainframes.
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Hewlett-Packard is not only offering its customers new appliances, it's selling the house to put them in. The house, in HP's case, is a data centre; the vendor is making data centre design and consulting part of a broader portfolio of customer services.
Hewlett-Packard is beefing up its Integrity BladeSystems with a new model released last week that's intended to handle memory and CPU intensive applications, such as databases.
With its launching of an antitrust investigation of Intel Corp., New York's state government is once again taking a leading role in challenging a titan of the technology industry. The state played a key role in the antitrust case against Microsoft Corp., which was settled five years ago, and by its action Thursday opens up the possibility of another landmark legal battle against a powerful and influential IT vendor.
Sun Microsystems is releasing a new high-performance computing (HPC) system that it said has the potential to create one of the largest supercomputers on the planet, reaching petascale.
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. said that early next year it plans to release a high-end chip intended to speed up application performance. The FireStream 9170 could be used in everything from high-performance computing systems found in scientific research labs to security systems.
The question that Michael Dell, the CEO and chairman of the company that bears his name, was asked twice by a Gartner analyst was also one of the most direct sent his way. Is the PC business, Dell's core business, "at risk?"
As business users increasingly turn to high-performance hardware, IBM is adding features to its high-performance file systems to help push supercomputing more into the mainstream.
Eight months after it agreed to begin using Intel Corp.'s x86 chips again, Sun Microsystems Inc. last week announced a pair of rack-mounted servers built around Xeon processors.
Intel Corp. is cutting its IT staff by as much as 10 percent as part of an ongoing effort to make its operations more efficient, a company spokesman said on Friday.
VMware hopes to make virtualisation software as common in datacentres as ketchup is on hamburgers, via a thin hypervisor that IBM, HP and Dell all plan to embed in their x86 servers.
The desktop device that is part of Hewlett-Packard's PC blade system is about the size of a thick hardcover book and can be centrally managed -- a feature that makes it easier to secure than PCs are, HP says.
Sun Microsystems's focus on releasing software products such as Java and its Solaris operating system as open source technologies leads to a question that Jonathan Schwartz, the company's president and CEO, asks rhetorically: "How do we make money on this?"
Hewlett-Packard believes most IT managers are out of the loop on the really big strategic decisions made by their companies, even if technology is central to just about everything their firm does.
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