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Volume 4, Number 5 -- Feburary 6, 2007
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PA Semi Samples Homegrown Dual-Core Power Chip
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Startup clone Power chip maker PA Semi announced yesterday that it has completed the design of its first dual-core Power variant, the PWRficient PA6T-16228M, and that its fabrication partner is now sampling chips to potential customers. PA Semi has also put together a reference board for potential customers to put the chip through the paces with a number of different operating environments, including Linux, VxWorks, and Neutrino. READ MORE >

Intel, AMD Push and Pull for X64 Market Share
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Intel and Advanced Micro Devices both had something to celebrate in the fourth quarter, according to market share statistics compiled by Dean McCarron at Mercury Research. According to McCarron, AMD was able to get 25.3 percent of the overall X86-X64 chip market's shipments in the fourth quarter, thereby taking a slightly bigger piece of the pie and getting the largest market share that the company has ever had in its history. READ MORE >


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VMware, XenSource Launch Virtualization Bundles
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

The battle over the virtualized server environment on X64 servers continues to heat up, and yesterday industry juggernaut VMware is rejiggering its products a bit in an effort to blunt competitive attacks from XenSource, the creator of the open source Xen hypervisor, and Virtual Iron, which created its own hypervisor and management software two years ago and which has subsequently adopted the Xen hypervisor to get more traction for its complete virtualization package. READ MORE >


The X Factor: One Socket to Rule Them All
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Vendors in the information technology business talk about standards more than just about anything else, something that the advent of the open systems business and Unix taught them to do two decades ago. But from their point of view, standards are a terrible thing--unless you happen to own one. We have standards for operating system features--POSIX and TCP/IP being two big ones--and standards for networking--Ethernet of ever-increasing speed--for storage--PCI, PCI-X and now PCI-Express peripheral slots and SCSI, SATA, and SAS disks--and for main memory--FB-DIMM and DDR2 modules. And now, perhaps, is the time for a standard CPU socket and interconnection scheme. READ MORE >



 

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But Wait, There's More:

Linux Distro rPath Gets Venture Backing . . . Red Hat Builds Out Channels, Hires Prez for Asia/Pacific Unit . . . Dell Fires CEO Rollins, Founder Takes the Reins Back . . . Will 45 Nanometer Chips Make Two Warring Camps? . . . Symantec to Buy Altiris for $830 Million . . . Survey Says: CEOs Trust Their Guts More than Data to Make Decisions . . .


 

Reader Feedback and Insights

We value your feedback and insights.  Feel free to send a letter to the editor.  Letters may be printed, unless otherwise specified, and edited for clarity or length. READ MORE >


 
Editor: Timothy Prickett Morgan
Contributing Editors: Dan Burger, Joe Hertvik, Kevin Vandever,
Shannon O'Donnell, Victor Rozek, Hesh Wiener, Alex Woodie
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The Four Hundred
IBM Upgrades System i5 Disk Controllers, Adds Enclosures

IBM and ISVs Launch VIP Program to Reinvigorate System i5 Sales

Sundry Other System i5 Announcements

The X Factor: One Socket to Rule Them All

Four Hundred Stuff
Idiom Translates Globalization Software into Strong Growth

PowerTech Looks to OpenService for Cross-Platform Security

Notes-Domino 8 Beta On Deck, Mid-Year GA Still on Schedule

mrc Hits the Throttle with Development Tools

Big Iron
IBM Buys Softek to Bolster Data Migration Offerings

Top Mainframe Stories From Around the Web

Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings

Four Hundred Guru
Finding the Last Transaction for a Customer

Sorting Arrays and Subfiles with a User Index

When Fix Central Won't Let You Download PTFs

System i PTF Guide
January 27, 2007: Volume 9, Number 4

January 20, 2007: Volume 9, Number 3

January 13, 2007: Volume 9, Number 2

January 6, 2007: Volume 9, Number 1

December 30, 2006: Volume 8, Number 50

December 23, 2006: Volume 8, Number 49

The Windows Observer
Windows Vista: It's All About the Security

Gates, Ballmer Wow NYC with Vista Windows, Office 2007 Shindig

Microsoft Profit Sinks 28 Percent in Vista's Shadow

AMD: Native Quad Core Opteron Will Best Intel Quasi Quads

The Unix Guardian
AMD: Native Quad Core Opteron Will Best Intel Quasi Quads

IT Salaries Rise by 5.2 Percent in 2006, Dice Survey Says

IBM Bags System p5 Super Deals, But Is Power6 Slipping?

Ask TPM: The Economics of Open Source Software

Four Hundred Monitor
Four Hundred Monitor's
Full iSeries Events Calendar

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
PA Semi Samples Homegrown Dual-Core Power Chip

Intel, AMD Push and Pull for X64 Market Share

VMware, XenSource Launch Virtualization Bundles

The X Factor: One Socket to Rule Them All

But Wait, There's More:


Linux Distro rPath Gets Venture Backing . . . Red Hat Builds Out Channels, Hires Prez for Asia/Pacific Unit . . . Dell Fires CEO Rollins, Founder Takes the Reins Back . . . Will 45 Nanometer Chips Make Two Warring Camps? . . . Symantec to Buy Altiris for $830 Million . . . Survey Says: CEOs Trust Their Guts More than Data to Make Decisions . . .


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