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Novell Previews SLES 10 Service Pack 1, OES 2 Extensions
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

The centerpieces of last week's BrainShare 2007 user and partner event hosted in Salt Lake City by Novell was the preview of Service Pack 1 for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10, and its companion, the Open Enterprise Server 2 NetWare extensions to SLES 10 SP1 that more or less completes the merger of Linux and NetWare for Novell. SLES 10 SP1 was expected before the end of 2006, and then in the spring of this year, and is now slated for delivery in May. READ MORE >

IDC Chops Server Forecasts Thanks to Virtualization, Multicore Chips
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

The IT analysts are finally coming around to the idea that server virtualization and multicore processors are going to have a disruptive effect on the server market from this point forward. Only weeks after IDC announced its figures for server shipments and revenues in the fourth quarter of 2006, when virtualization and multicore chips started a small downdraft in the server space, the consultancy has revised its server market models through 2010 significantly downward. READ MORE >


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Supermicro Shows Off Blades, Posts Financials Ahead of IPO
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Server and motherboard maker Supermicro Computer is showing off its new ServerBlade blade server, which launched late last week at the CeBIT extravaganza in Hannover, Germany. By jumping into the blade server fray, Supermicro is hoping to get a piece of the blade server action, which should amount to $5 billion or more in sales in 2007. Getting into the profitable blade server niche will be important for the San Jose, California, company, which last November filed to go public. READ MORE >


NEC, Stratus Preview Fault Tolerant Server with Quad Cores
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

While server makers Stratus Technology and NEC have been partners in the development of similar but different fault tolerant machines running Windows or Linux that use Intel X86 and X64 processors for a number of years, this week the companies are previewing a single, co-developed hardware platform that will be based on Intel's quad-core "Clovertown" Xeon 5300 processors. READ MORE >



 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Novell Previews SLES 10 Service Pack 1, OES 2 Extensions

IDC Chops Server Forecasts Thanks to Virtualization, Multicore Chips

Supermicro Shows Off Blades, Posts Financials Ahead of IPO

NEC, Stratus Preview Fault Tolerant Server with Quad Cores

But Wait, There's More:


Oracle Bags Yahoo as Unbreakable Linux Customer . . . Financial Services Industry Spent the Most on Servers in 2006, Says Gartner . . . Rackable Builds Data Centers in Shipping Containers, Too . . . HSBC Follows Wal-Mart in Microsoft-Novell Deal . . . Black Market for ID Theft Has Strong U.S. Ties, Symantec Finds . . . Fortran Creator, John Backus, Dies at 82 . . .


The Linux Beacon

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