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Volume 2, Number 29 -- August 2, 2005

 
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Intel Names Server Platforms, Adds Chips to Roadmap
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Intel has been saying since the spring that, in the wake of its shift from increasing gigahertz and cache to add value to chips to the use of multiple cores and cooking other features such as virtualization into the chips, it would be focusing more on creating and selling the components behind workstation and server collectively as platforms and less on the feeds and speeds of the components that go into these platforms. Last Thursday, Intel rolled out the naming conventions for its workstation and server platforms, and it also added two more dual-core chips to its roadmap. READ MORE >

 

Novell Gives Mainframe Shops Cross-Platform Linux Licenses
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

If there is anything that has been true in the past four decades of computing, it is that if you pay for a high-end, high-cost mainframe platform, you need a lot of hand-holding that is not easy to quantify but which nonetheless has great economic value. In the heyday on mainframes back in the 1960s and 1970s, customers who bought what were then outrageously expensive mainframes even got custom programming and on-site service support from the major mainframe suppliers, and IBM was well known for using its vast army of programmers and engineers to get account control through attention. READ MORE >


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Black Duck Partners with SourceForge for IP Protection
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Having recently got some competition from Palamida in the software intellectual property tracking business, Black Duck Software, the originator of the idea of tracking the source of source code in open source and commercial software development projects, has been turning up the heat to build its business and keep ahead of the competition. One of its key partners is turning out to be VA Software, one of the early commercializers of Linux and the owner of SourceForge distributed, open source development community. READ MORE >

 

IBM and Buddies to Launch Blade.org Community
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

As part of the announcements for the new System z9 mainframe last week in New York, IBM's Susan Whitney, general manager of Big Blue's xSeries server business, announced that IBM and its key partners for blades have agreed to form a new community called Blade.org. The idea is to promote collaboration between the suppliers of components for IBM's BladeCenter blade server chassis and the customers who use this equipment. READ MORE >

 

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   But Wait, There's More

Foote Partners Says IT Salaries Are on the Up . . . Trek Helps Armstrong Win the Tour with Linux-Opteron Workstations . . . Novell Releases Service Pack 2 for SLES 9 . . . Mandriva Puts Linux 2006 Through the Beta Test . . . SpikeSource Updates Core Stack for New Linuxes . . . Kaspersky Lab Launches Security Products for Linux, Unix in the U.S. . . . SMBs Highly Vulnerable to Internet Threats, CA Report Finds . . . READ MORE >




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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THIS ISSUE
SPONSORED BY:

Linux Networx
OpenLogic
Egenera
ANSYS
Arkeia


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TABLE OF
CONTENTS
Intel Names Server Platforms, Adds Chips to Roadmap

Novell Gives Mainframe Shops Cross-Platform Linux Licenses

Black Duck Partners with SourceForge for IP Protection

IBM and Buddies to Launch Blade.org Community

But Wait, There's More




The Four Hundred
Lunch, Sort Of, with Mark Shearer, iSeries GM

IBM Rational-izes WebSphere Development Tools with Version 6

Sarbanes-Oxley, Offshore Outsourcing, and Entitlement

We Work for the Internet

The Windows Observer
Modest Gains for X64 Windows and SQL Server on SAP Benchmark

Server Sales Continue to Propel Microsoft

FrontBridge Buy to Boost Microsoft's Service Biz

Intel Cranks Up the Clocks on Madison Itaniums

The Unix Guardian
Sun Carbon Copies Another Transitional Quarter, Year

Big Blue Deals to Pump pSeries Sales

Oracle's Multicore Pricing: Right Direction, Not Far Enough

As I See It: Declining Fortunes




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