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Volume 1, Number 16 -- May 11, 2004

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Intel Moves Up Dual-Core Xeons to Blunt Opteron Attack
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

The IT industry is a volatile one, and you have to be flexible to survive--even if that means throwing out countless millions of dollars in research and development. Last week, chip juggernaut Intel confirmed that it was killing off the next generation of its single-core Xeon DP processors for workstations and servers and its similar processors for desktops so it could move more quickly to adopt dual-core products. The move with the Xeon DP and Pentium 4 processors mirrors that which Intel already made with its Itanium processors. READ MORE >


HP Launches Dual Madison Processor Modules
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Hewlett-Packard last week said it would begin shipping mx2 dual Itanium processor modules in its Integrity server line in June, with Superdome shipments in July. The mx2 units plug two 64-bit "Madison" Itanium processors, some L4 cache memory, and a baby chipset into a single package that in turn plugs into a single Madison processor slot, doubling the processor count in an Integrity server and allowing it to improve the bang for the buck in its servers. READ MORE >

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Virtualization Engine: A Lot of IBM Talk, but Good Technology
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

IBM hosted its semi-annual IT analyst meeting on its campus in Palisades, New York, a few weeks ago and launched something called Virtualization Engine. As we told you it would a few weeks before IBM made this announcement, Big Blue is putting an uber-brand, Virtualization Engine, around various server, storage, and software technologies in order to simplify and focus the marketing message for its IT platforms, including servers running Linux. READ MORE >


Shaking IT Up: 10 Ways Management Can Ruin Your Day
by Kevin Vandever

My last column listed 10 ways a programmer can ruin your day. Knowing the state of IT these days, I realize that, through my article, I had declared open season on programmers. I made it very easy to blame the programmers for all IT woes. Well, hunting season on programmers is over. It's time to take aim at management. So here's my list of the 10 ways that management can ruin your day. READ MORE >

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  But Wait, There's More

Project Mono Open Source .NET Goes Beta . . . Red Hat Takes Another Stab At Desktop Linux . . . AMD Takes the Chainsaw to Opteron Prices . . . Novell Gives Goodies to SuSE Buyers . . . HP Completes Merger of Services, Server Units . . . IBM Executives Do the Shuffle as Sales Chief Departs . . . Vendors Create Enterprise Grid Alliance . . . READ MORE >

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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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Intel Moves Up Dual-Core Xeons to Blunt Opteron Attack

HP Launches Dual Madison Processor Modules

Virtualization Engine: A Lot of IBM Talk, but Good Technology

Shaking IT Up: 10 Ways Management Can Ruin Your Day

But Wait, There's More

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