Volume 3, Number 27 -- July 25, 2006
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Intel Aims Dual-Core Itaniums at RISC, Mainframe Servers
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

After about 18 months of delays and having some features stripped out of it and its clock speed reduced, Intel has nonetheless been able to get its dual-core "Montecito" Itanium processors, dubbed the 9000 series, out the door of its chip fabs and moving into high-end machines from key players in the enterprise server racket. READ MORE >

HP Gears Up for Montecito Itanium Shipments
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

While last week finally saw the launch of the dual-core "Montecito" Itanium processors from Intel, it is going to take some time for vendors to get enough chips and to qualify the chips in their new, modified, or unchanged product lines. And so it is for Hewlett-Packard the dominant supplier of Itanium-based systems in the world. HP has not yet set an exact date for shipping, apparently. READ MORE >

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Who's Ahead in the X64 Server Wars?
by Dan Olds

According to recently released sales figures, server sales in the first quarter of 2006 were flat or declining. The only bright spot for vendors was the 32-bit X86 and 64-bit X64 server market, which saw industry leading unit and sales growth--albeit not at the same pace as last year. (You can see IT Jungle's analysis of the number from IDC and Gartner in this story from several weeks ago.) Slow growth in server sales means we are still in a buyer's market with most, if not all, of the leverage firmly on the side of the customer. READ MORE >

The X Factor: Is Memory-Based Software Pricing the Answer?
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

A year and a half ago, the IT industry was just beginning to come to the realization that the advent of multiple cores on processor chips was going to wreak havoc on software pricing. Since that time, vendors have been wrestling with how to price software on products where more and more processing elements, virtual threads, and even whole virtualized machines are zooming around dynamically inside of a single physical machine. But the answer might have been there all along: The 1s and 0s of main memory. READ MORE >



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But Wait, There's More:

The AMD-ATI Acquisition: Integration and Freedom for Customers, IHVs . . . Recent Intel and AMD Financials Disappoint Wall Street . . . Red Hat Pursues Telcos, Equipment Makers with Linux . . . IBM Has Its Financial Ups and Downs in Q2 . . . Cast Iron Supplies Salesforce Integration in a Box . . . IBM Shows Sustained 207 Teraflops Performance on Blue Gene/L with Qbox App . . .



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
Publisher and Advertising Director: Jenny Thomas
Advertising Sales Representative: Kim Reed
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