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Intel's Nehalems to Star at IDF, AMD Pitches Shanghai
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

The ongoing saga of Intel and Advanced Micro Devices goes on this week, as Intel will be hosting its semi-annual Developer Forum in San Francisco and will, among many other things, be showing off its impending 'Nehalem' upgrade to the current 'Penryn' family of Core processors. The Nehalem chips, slated for later this year, will be Intel's first true quad-core processor and will sport a new processor socket an interconnection mechanism called QuickPath Interconnect. READ MORE >

Sundry Red Hat Announcements: Fedora 10 Alpha, RHEL Support Extended
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Commercial Linux distributor Red Hat has made a bunch of relatively minor but yet important announcements in the recent weeks while The Linux Beacon was on hiatus for summer holiday. These include the first alpha release of the Fedora 10 'Camdridge' development version of Red Hat's Linux, extended full support for RHEL, and IPv6 certification for RHEL 5.2 by the U.S. Department of Defense. READ MORE >


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Power Systems Memory Prices Slashed to Promote Virtualization
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

While server makers are, generally speaking, pretty excited about server virtualization, their excitement is not just limited to the idea that the advent of sophisticated virtualization hypervisors and the efficiencies that consolidation affords compels customers to spend money on new gear when they might otherwise not spend anything at all. Server virtualization and the consolidation it allows also compels customers to buy beefier machines, ones with lots of processor, memory, and disk capacity, and I/O bandwidth. These are machines that are inherently more profitable than the little boxes sprawled all over the data center these days. READ MORE >


As I See It: God Bless Technology
by Victor Rozek

Technology is a canvas painted in broad strokes. It tends to be discussed as an abstraction, serving as a one-word synopsis for the diverse exertions of scientists and engineers. Technology is a verb without a definitive object. It has become an end in itself, many steps removed from the lives of end users. READ MORE >



 

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Virtualization Adoption Skyrockets on Power Systems Iron
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

One of the side-effects of unifying the System i and System p Power-based server lines into a single Power Systems division is the unified statistics, when cut along the lines that IBM has been using to show Power Systems revenue increases, that Big Blue is putting out show a radical improvement in the adoption rate of its virtualization hypervisor among its customer base. Some of this growth is a trick of the numbers, but a lot of it is actual adoption of virtualization by an increasing number of AIX and i shops. READ MORE >


But Wait, There's More:

• Reader Feedback on As I See It: Babes in Broadband

• Canonical Rallies Ubuntu ISV Partners, Server Partners Still Coy

• The SMB Channel Wants to Sell SaaS and Managed Services

• Arrow and Avnet Say Their June Quarters Exceeded Expectations

• Big Blue Launches XIV Clustered Storage Arrays


 

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,
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The Four Hundred
Why Blade Servers Still Don't Cut It, and How They Might

Power Systems Memory Prices Slashed to Promote Virtualization

Database Modernization Still Unknown Territory

As I See It: God Bless Technology

Virtualization Adoption Skyrockets on Power Systems Iron

Four Hundred Stuff
Paperless System Brings Unexpected Benefits to Power Company

LogRhythm Partners with PowerTech to Support i OS Log Data

Profound Debuts Graphical Admin Interface for Web-Enabled Apps

Correction: WebFacing Lives On, in HIS and HATS

RJS' WebDocs Gets Google-ized

Big Iron
Unisys: Crunch for the Last of the BUNCH

Top Mainframe Stories From Around the Web

Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings

Four Hundred Guru
Serving Up Spreadsheets

V6R1 Enhancements for Run SQL Scripts

Admin Alert: Common Mistakes When Failing Over to a CBU

System i PTF Guide
August 2, 2008: Volume 10, Number 31

July 26, 2008: Volume 10, Number 30

July 19, 2008: Volume 10, Number 29

July 12, 2008: Volume 10, Number 28

July 5, 2008: Volume 10, Number 27

June 28, 2008: Volume 10, Number 26

The Windows Observer
What Art Thou, Midori?

Microsoft Works to Put the Clamps on 'Exploit Wednesday'

Yahoo Shareholder Meeting Anti-Climactic

Gartner Is Projecting a Decline in IT Hiring This Year

Microsoft to Buy DATAllegro for Data Warehouse Appliances

The Unix Guardian
Sun Carbon Copies Another Q4 and Fiscal Year

Q&A with IBM's Ross Mauri: Talking Power Systems and Power7

Sun Delivers AMP Stack for Solaris and Linux, Windows Coming

As I See It: Babes in Broadband

SAP Profits Under Pressure in Q2, Software Prices Get Jacked

Four Hundred Monitor
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Intel's Nehalems to Star at IDF, AMD Pitches Shanghai

Sundry Red Hat Announcements: Fedora 10 Alpha, RHEL Support Extended

Power Systems Memory Prices Slashed to Promote Virtualization

As I See It: God Bless Technology

Virtualization Adoption Skyrockets on Power Systems Iron

But Wait, There's More:

Reader Feedback on As I See It: Babes in Broadband . . . Canonical Rallies Ubuntu ISV Partners, Server Partners Still Coy . . . The SMB Channel Wants to Sell SaaS and Managed Services . . . Arrow and Avnet Say Their June Quarters Exceeded Expectations . . . Big Blue Launches XIV Clustered Storage Arrays . . .


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