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2008-06-20 06:00:07

Sun Microsystems has expanded its blade server line with the release of Blade X6450 for high performance computing and enterprise applications. The Sun Blade X6450 Server Module features four high-performance dual or quad core Intel Xeon processor 7300 series, providing 50% more memory than competing servers from HP, IBM, and Dell. The server in combination with the Constellation System provides more than seven TFlops of peak performance per fully populated Blade 6048 chassis, 71% more...

2008-06-19 09:00:11

Sun Microsystems (NASDAQ:JAVA) has won the first contract in Germany for the installation of a high performance computing (HPC) cluster for commercial applications based on Sun's Petascale architecture. The Petascale architecture was developed in-house at Sun under the name "Sun(TM) Constellation System," and was presented to the public for the first time at the International Supercomputing Conference in Dresden, Germany last year. The Center for Computer Applications in Aerospace Science and...

2008-06-18 09:00:31

AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that a four-socket server from Dell with Quad-Core AMD Opteron(TM) SE processors has achieved the top score for virtualization performance based on the VMmark(TM) benchmark from VMware. The Dell PowerEdge R905 with Quad-Core AMD Opteron SE processors notched an official top score for four-socket servers of 14.17 and achieved a score of 10 tiles or 60 virtual machines. "The VMmark results on Dell's PowerEdge 905 further solidify AMD's position as the industry...

2008-06-18 09:00:12

Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:JAVA) today announced the availability of its newest Sun Blade(TM) x64 system, offering industry-leading memory capacity to run the most compute-intensive HPC and enterprise applications. The Sun Blade X6450 Server Module, powered by four high-performance dual-or-quad core Intel(R) Xeon(R) processor 7300 series, enables 50% more memory capacity than competitive blade servers from HP, IBM and Dell, making it an ideal, energy efficient platform for virtualization...

2008-06-18 06:00:12

IBM's (NYSE: IBM) history-making hybrid supercomputer, built for the National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) Los Alamos National Lab, burned its way into the TOP500 Supercomputer record book today as the most powerful system in the world -- by a wide margin. Its sustained performance of 1.02 petaflops (1.02 quadrillion calculations per second) puts the system in a class of its own -- more than three times faster than the nearest non-IBM system. The official results were reported...

2008-06-18 06:00:07

At the International Supercomputing Conference, AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced that its AMD Opteron(TM) processors have helped deliver many of the top performing supercomputers in the world. For the first time ever, AMD technology plays a role in the number one supercomputer in the world and this same processor technology that helps drive the number one supercomputer is also readily available for business and personal computing. "This current TOP500 list, with its first ever petascale...

2008-06-16 12:00:26

Once you've shattered the supercomputing speed barrier, what do you do for an encore? You train your sights on the next frontier of superfast high-powered computing, of course. At least, that's the plan for the engineers at IBM (IBM) and Los Alamos National Laboratories, who built Roadrunner, the world's fastest computer. Unveiled this month, the $133 million Roadrunner is the first computer able to handle more than a quadrillion calculations in a second. Roadrunner, named after the speedy...

2008-06-16 09:00:15

ISC '08 -- MetaRAM, a fabless semiconductor company focused on improving memory performance, today announced that its breakthrough technology is now available through Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a leader in application-optimized, high performance server solutions. Supermicro is demonstrating 8 gigabyte (GB) DDR2 R-DIMMs, enabled by MetaSDRAM(TM), on a two-processor Intel(R) Xeon(R)-based motherboard, as well as a quad-socket 1U server with AMD Quad-Core Opteron(TM) processors....

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2006-08-01 09:25:25

SAN FRANCISCO - IBM, the world's largest technology services company, on Tuesday is announcing new server computers giving businesses access to computing power typically used by universities and large corporations. The five systems, set to be unveiled at a New York briefing on Tuesday, use microprocessors from Advanced Micro Devices Inc, which has been making inroads against industry leader Intel Corp. The systems promise more computing power but are more energy-efficient and generate less...

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2005-08-23 12:48:56

SAN FRANCISCO -- Intel Corp. said on Tuesday it is combining its desktop and notebook microprocessor architectures, as the world's largest chipmaker focuses on boosting the power efficiency of its chips. The move is the latest as Intel shifts its focus from making chips that run at ever higher clock speeds, which are now measured in gigahertz, to making chips that have a higher performance per watt. Such performance is key for small, mobile devices as well as computers in data centers eager...