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  • Ellison sings a new tune: Oracle hardware is cheapest

    Larry Ellison has opened a new front in his battle with Cisco Systems and EMC, launching new Oracle hardware on Wednesday that he claims will be the cheapest on the market.

    Written by James Niccolai22 Jan. 15 13:17
  • HP expects first x86 Nonstop systems next year

    Hewlett-Packard is eyeing 2015 for the release of its first Nonstop systems based on x86 server hardware, a company official said this week.

    Written by James Niccolai02 May 14 06:30
  • New server can be parachuted into extreme environments

    A rugged server from NCS Technologies introduced on Friday can withstand drops, will work in extreme temperatures and can be deployed via parachute into crisis areas or war zones if needed.

    Written by Agam Shah25 Jan. 13 19:23
  • Despite Ellison remark, Oracle still a fan of x86

    It can't be easy working for Oracle CEO Larry Ellison. Just ask John Fowler, the head of Oracle's systems business, who's spent the past two weeks trying to convince customers that Ellison didn't really mean it when he said Oracle is "phasing out" its x86 business.

    Written by James Niccolai05 Oct. 11 06:35
  • IBM refreshes Power systems to keep Unix sales edge

    IBM has updated its Power systems lineup with higher-density blades and faster processors for its mid-range Power 750 server, looking to keep its momentum in Unix sales as the market inches back to life.

    Written by James Niccolai13 April 11 06:22
  • Calxeda's ARM chips designed for 480-core servers

    Calxeda on Friday revealed initial details about its first ARM-based server chip, designed to let companies build low-power servers with up to 480 cores.

    Written by Agam Shah12 March 11 04:40
  • Dell introduces server with 96 CPU cores

    Dell on Monday introduced a server that can accommodate up to 96 CPU cores -- a big boost in the computational power provided by its hardware.

    Written by Agam Shah15 Feb. 11 01:09
  • Dell releases Ubuntu-powered cloud servers

    Dell has released two servers for the U.S. market that have been customized to run Ubuntu-based cloud services, the company announced Wednesday.

    Written by Joab Jackson02 Feb. 11 16:10
  • HP offers path from HP 9000 to new hardware

    Hewlett-Packard has released new software to help customers move off of their aging HP 9000 servers and onto its newer Integrity systems.

    Written by James Niccolai27 Sept. 10 14:02
  • Oracle defies skeptics with Sparc T3 servers

    Oracle has announced new servers based on the Sparc T3 processor, a chip that began life at Sun Microsystems and which some said might never see the light of day.

    Written by James Niccolai21 Sept. 10 09:47
  • HP breaks in new TPC power usage benchmark

    The Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC) has added a power efficiency metric, TPC-Energy, to its ongoing roundups of speedy transactional processing systems. Hewlett-Packard is the first participant to use the new TPC-Energy specification, submitting benchmark results of four of its systems.

    Written by Joab Jackson08 July 10 03:45