Windows & Linux Edition
Volume 1, Number 30 -- September 11, 2002
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NEC Shows 32-Way Windows Server with Unix-Class Oomph
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

As part of the festivities surrounding this week's Intel Developer Forum, Japanese server marker NEC took the wraps off of a 32-way server running Microsoft's forthcoming "Whistler" Windows .NET Server 2003 version of Datacenter Server and based on the "McKinley" Itanium 2 processor. To put it bluntly, the TPC-C online transaction processing benchmarking result puts the Wintel platform solidly and indisputably in the same power class as the enterprise Unix and proprietary platforms that have been ahead of Windows since Windows NT 3.1 debuted in August 1993. READ MORE >

Intel Talks Up Technologies at IDF, Previews Madison Itaniums
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Intel is hosting its Fall 2002 Intel Developer Forum in San Jose this week, and the company's president and chief operating officer, Paul Otellini talked up a bunch of existing and forthcoming technologies for its processors. The company also debuted its first machine based on the "Madison" kicker to the Itanium family of 64-bit processors in an ES7000 server from Unisys. Madison and a related chip for dual-processor servers code-named "Deerfield" are expected to debut sometime next year. READ MORE >

Microsoft to Support Multipath I/O in Wintel Servers
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

One of the best technologies for enhancing the reliability and resilience of servers is multipath I/O, and it is coming to Microsoft's Windows 2000 and Windows .NET Server operating systems soon. Multipath I/O does exactly what its name suggests: It provides multiple paths between a server's operating system and I/O ports and the I/O devices attached to that server, and is particularly useful for improving the performance and availability of storage arrays and storage area networks linked to servers. READ MORE >

inFORM Decisions Launches Document Management for Windows
by Alex Woodie

inFORM Decisions, an Irvine, California, software company that develops document management software for IBM's midrange AS/400s and iSeries servers, last week launched a new suite of document management software that runs on Microsoft Windows operating systems. iDocs for NT has the same basic capabilities and features as inFORM's iDocs Suite, with the main difference being that it reads the ASCII print datastream instead of the proprietary print datastream used exclusively in IBM iSeries and mainframe computers. READ MORE >

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NEC Shows 32-Way Windows Server with Unix-Class Oomph

Intel Talks Up Technologies at IDF, Previews Madison Itaniums

Microsoft to Support Multipath I/O in Wintel Servers

inFORM Decisions Launches Document Management for Windows

Timothy Prickett Morgan

Managing Editor
Mari Barrett

Contributing Editors
Dan Burger
Joe Hertvik
Shannon O'Donnell
Victor Rozek
Hesh Wiener
Alex Woodie

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Jenny Thomas

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