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Volume 5, Number 10 -- March 11, 2008
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AMD Says Barcelona Bug Is Fixed, Almost Ready to Ramp
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

The executives at microprocessor maker Advanced Micro Devices have had to endure their share of grief in the past nine months. First, after boasting that its native quad-core 'Barcelona' and 'Budapest' Rev F Opteron processors would best quasi quad-core alternatives from rival Intel, the Barcelona Opterons, used in two-socket and four-socket machines, were delayed beyond their expected June launch, and when they debuted in September they came out at slower speeds than many expected. And then, in December, AMD said the Barcelonas had a bug in their cache. READ MORE >

HPC Sales Account for Most of 2007's Server Sales Growth
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

The appetite for high performance server clusters, vector supercomputers, and a few exotic hybrid machines continued to outpace the growth rate in the overall server space in 2007, according to market research just completed by IDC. The so-called HPC market, which most of us old hands still think of as supercomputers, has always been on the cutting edge of technology, but in recent years, it has been one of the key drivers of the server market as supercomputing has become more mainstream. READ MORE >


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IBM Readies Big Power6 Boxes, New X64 Servers
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

IBM may be mostly a services and software company, but most of the services and software it sells are still, despite all the changes in the IT industry in the past three decades, driven by its own server platforms and the operating systems that IBM creates for them. So in that regard, if you think of services as the extra goodies you used to get when you spent 10 or 100 times as much for a server than you do today and if you think of software as the stuff that used to come with the hardware more or less for free, than maybe Big Blue hasn't changed as much as the financial results might lead us all to believe. READ MORE >


Canonical Ships Landscape System Management Tool for Ubuntu
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

There seem to be as many ways to manage physical and virtual servers these days as there are brands of boxes, operating systems, and virtual machine hypervisors. And now, there is one more. Last week, Canonical, the commercial entity behind the Ubuntu variant of Debian Linux, announced a new system management tool for Ubuntu called Landscape. READ MORE >



 

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Surf's Up for Web-Based Organized Crime, IBM X-Force Says
by Alex Woodie

If you've noticed that attempts to steal your identity and your money on the Web have grown more sophisticated in recent months, you're not alone. In its analysis of thousands of attacks, IBM's X-Force security group confirmed that the underground criminal economy made a lot of headway last year in its quest to exploit software and human vulnerabilities in its pursuit of ill-gotten gains off the Net. READ MORE >


But Wait, There's More:

• SAP Shows Prototype X64-Linux-ERP Bundles

• Linux Market to Triple by 2012

• SCO and New Sugar Daddy File Bankruptcy Reorganization Plan

• Arrow Buys French Midrange Distributor

• IBM Slashes Prices on Blade Server I/O Virtualization Software


 

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Editor: Timothy Prickett Morgan
Contributing Editors: Dan Burger, Joe Hertvik, Kevin Vandever,
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The Four Hundred
IBM Readies Big Power6 Boxes, New X64 Servers

System i Security: Lots of Room for Improvement

Server Virtualization and Consolidation Require More Resiliency

Thermometer Money: Changing a Business Partner Paradigm

Arrow Buys French Midrange Distributor

Four Hundred Stuff
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Aura Equipments Pushes i5/OS-Excel Integration

Innovatum Adds Biometric Authentication to Improve Compliance 'Auditability'

Surf's Up for Web-Based Organized Crime, IBM X-Force Says

WorksRight Gains USPS Certification, Launches New Product

Big Iron
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Top Mainframe Stories From Around the Web

Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings

Four Hundred Guru
Performance Advice from a Mysterious Friend

Don't Let SQL Name Your Baby, Take 2

Admin Alert: When System i Ethernet Cards Stop Broadcasting

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The Windows Observer
Ballmer Shrugs Off $1.4 Billion Fine from EU

Linux and Windows Server Sales Outpace the Market in Q4

Microsoft Touts Speed, Simplicity of Windows Server 2008

SMBs Get the MOS Attention From Microsoft

Yahoo Says Microsoft Bid is Hurting Business

The Unix Guardian
AMD Says Barcelona Bug Is Fixed, Almost Ready to Ramp

Linux and Windows Server Sales Outpace the Market in Q4

MetaRAM Quadruples DDR2 Memory Capacity in Servers

Mad Dog 21/21: Plane's Peeking

Infinite Software Partners with HP, Acquires Altos Technology Group

Four Hundred Monitor
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
AMD Says Barcelona Bug Is Fixed, Almost Ready to Ramp

HPC Sales Account for Most of 2007's Server Sales Growth

IBM Readies Big Power6 Boxes, New X64 Servers

Canonical Ships Landscape System Management Tool for Ubuntu

Surf's Up for Web-Based Organized Crime, IBM X-Force Says

But Wait, There's More:

SAP Shows Prototype X64-Linux-ERP Bundles . . . Linux Market to Triple by 2012 . . . SCO and New Sugar Daddy File Bankruptcy Reorganization Plan . . . Arrow Buys French Midrange Distributor . . . IBM Slashes Prices on Blade Server I/O Virtualization Software . . .


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