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Volume 1, Number 6 -- March 2, 2004


 
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Intel Cranks Up Xeon Clocks, Caches
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Several weeks ago, when Intel announced its 64-bit extensions to the Xeon family of processors, the company said that it had delivered a boosted Xeon DP processor and two more variations on the "Presontia" theme. These announcements got lost in the shuffle, so Intel will be talking about these processors today as it delivers a new "Gallatin" Xeon MP processor for high-end servers with a larger 4 MB L3 cache memory and a 3 GHz clock speed. The are then engines behind the Linux and Windows server markets. READ MORE >

 

HP to Push Linux-Based Opteron Servers
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

After 18 months of secret development and the biting of many corporate tongues at Intel Developer Forum two weeks ago, Hewlett-Packard has finally announced it will deliver variants of its ProLiant X86 servers that use Advanced Micro Devices' 64-bit Opteron processors. Like rivals IBM and Sun Microsystems, HP is trying to leverage the Opteron where it can do the most good while not upsetting the whole server applecart. READ MORE >


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Cray Buys Opteron-Linux HPC Upstart OctigaBay for $115 Million
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Cray announced yesterday that it would pony up just under $15 million in cash and another $100 million in stock to acquire a little-known but impressive maker of high performance computing (HPC) systems called OctigaBay. That upstart, which was founded two years ago, which has just started talking publicly about its Opteron-based departmental and divisional supercomputers, is in the finishing stages of development of the eponymous OctigaBay 12K systems. READ MORE >

 

As I See It: Jobs and Jehovah
by Victor Rozek

Hewlett-Packard's CEO, Carly Fiorina, made a provocative statement a while back. "There is no job that is America's God-given right anymore," she said. It was a telling, if somewhat flippant, remark that sought to vindicate the practice of outsourcing, while dismissing opposition to it for not being divinely sanctioned. As a measure of how far we've slid down the outsourcing job drain, Ms. Fiorina apparently could see no benefit in preserving middle class jobs. READ MORE >

 
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  But Wait, There's More

Gartner Says Server Revenue Up in 2003 . . . IBM Explains Merged Systems and Technology Groups . . . Red Hat Taps Bank Exec for Top Ops Spot . . . SuSE Launches Linux Ready Program to Help ISVs . . . Novell Announces Linux Certifications . . . IBM Asks Sun to Take Java Open-Source . . . Justice Dept. Blocks Oracle's Bid for PeopleSoft . . . READ MORE >




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
Managing Editor: Shannon Pastore
Contributing Editors: Dan Burger, Joe Hertvik, Kevin Vandever,
Shannon O'Donnell, Victor Rozek, Hesh Wiener, Alex Woodie
Publisher and Advertising Director: Jenny Thomas
Advertising Sales Representative: Kim Reed
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THIS ISSUE
SPONSORED BY:

Acucorp
Pogo Linux
Open Systems
ShaoLin Microsystems
SuSE Linux


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TABLE OF
CONTENTS
Intel Cranks Up Xeon Clocks, Caches

HP to Push Linux-Based Opteron Servers

Cray Buys Opteron-Linux HPC Upstart OctigaBay for $115 Million

As I See It: Jobs and Jehovah

But Wait, There's More







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