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Volume 6, Number 28 -- July 22, 2008
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More Power7 Details Emerge, Thanks to Blue Waters Super
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

The great and wonderful thing about big government-sponsored supercomputing projects is not just the exotic technology that such massive projects cook up, but also the fact that people like to brag about what they are up to inside the small circle of supercomputing centers in academia and governments. Eventually, some of the information about future HPC projects and the products they will be based on leaks out to the rest of the world, giving us a glimpse into the technologies that might be deployed in some modified form in commercial servers. READ MORE >

Intel Has a Great Q2, and AMD Has a Poor One and Taps a New CEO
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

If chip maker Intel were an economic barometer for the various economies of the world--and particularly the skittish economy of the United States--no one would be talking about a recession, but rather a slight slowdown that had occurred in the past and a situation that is clearly on the mend. Unfortunately for those of us in the developed economies of the world, Intel is not much of a barometer of the economies at large, even if it is a big player in many economies. And hopefully, rival Advanced Micro Devices, which is struggling to right itself, isn't either. READ MORE >


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HP Jumps Into Containerized Data Centers, Too
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

When Sun Microsystems debuted the idea of putting working data centers inside standard shipping containers in October 2006, it was not intuitively obvious that this idea would take off in the market. Sun, and then Rackable Systems and Verari Systems, who both jumped in an offered their own data centers in containers last year, believe enough in the idea to put engineering and sales resources into the concept. And now HP is following suit. READ MORE >


The X Factor: The IT Department Matters as Much as the CIO
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Ever since I have been in the information technology publishing business, the publishers who I have worked for as well as the companies that I have run myself have all toyed with the idea of launching what is called in the lingo a C-level publication. Something for chief executive officers, chief financial officers, and chief information officers. The reason why publishers think about doing this is simple: They believe that they could charge a premium for either the content or the advertising that supports it--or a mix, if they use a mixed model--because these are the people who either cut the checks or approve the cutting. READ MORE >



 

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IT Jobs Grow in the U.S. Despite Economic Woes
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

This is one of those situations where you can look at a bit of data as a pessimist or an optimist, depending on how you want to feel about the job situation in the information technology area. The National Association of Computer Consultant Businesses, an organization based in Alexandria, Virginia, that represents over 400 IT services companies with combined sales of $15 billion, released its June 2008 IT employment index recently, and the news is good. READ MORE >


But Wait, There's More:

• Reader Feedback on VMware Replaces Co-Founder Greene

• Novell Delivers openSUSE Build Service 1.0

• IBM Drives Home a Strong Second Quarter Across the Board

• Citrix Promises Tool for Creating Hypervisor-Agnostic Virtual Appliances

• IBM and New York State Kick in $1.64 Billion for Chips


 

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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TABLE OF CONTENTS
More Power7 Details Emerge, Thanks to Blue Waters Super

Intel Has a Great Q2, and AMD Has a Poor One and Taps a New CEO

HP Jumps Into Containerized Data Centers, Too

The X Factor: The IT Department Matters as Much as the CIO

IT Jobs Grow in the U.S. Despite Economic Woes

But Wait, There's More:

Reader Feedback on VMware Replaces Co-Founder Greene . . . Novell Delivers openSUSE Build Service 1.0 . . . IBM Drives Home a Strong Second Quarter Across the Board . . . Citrix Promises Tool for Creating Hypervisor-Agnostic Virtual Appliances . . . IBM and New York State Kick in $1.64 Billion for Chips . . .


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