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Volume 4, Number 46 -- December 11, 2007
The Linux Beacon is going on holiday and will resume publishing on January 8.
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AMD Stalled by a Bug in Barcelona Opterons
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

We have all done it before. Rushed through our homework and made a math error that messes up a complex calculation and therefore gives us the wrong answer. And so it is with Advanced Micro Devices and its 'Barcelona' Opteron processors, which have a bug. Or more precisely, an erratum, in chip-maker speak. And that bug has required some BIOS workarounds in Barcelona systems and caused AMD to pull back the reins on Barcelona until a next stepping of the chip is out in the first quarter of 2008. READ MORE >

Red Hat Goes Grid and Real Time with Enterprise MRG Distro
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Commercial Linux distributor Red Hat is in the process of fleshing out its so-called Linux Automation strategy, and last week announced one of the key add-ons to its core Linux product that it hopes will allow it to attain a 50 percent market share of server shipments by 2015, a goal the company announced a month ago as it released Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.1, an update to the virtualization-enabled Linux variant the company introduced in March. READ MORE >


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IDC Says Server Buyers Weigh Economy and Power in Q3
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Everybody, with the possible exception of the head bean counter at the company, likes shiny, new servers. New servers have more bandwidth to support larger workloads, which makes transaction volumes go up and response time go down; they also tend to be more energy efficient these days, which is a good thing. But whenever the economy is not roaring along, people get concerned and they do not want to shell out money for new iron. Right now, the economy is doing OK and the desire to have more powerful and efficient machines is offsetting the jitters among server buyers. READ MORE >


As I See It: What's Past Is Prologue
by Victor Rozek

Just beyond the holiday season lurks 2008, carrying the prospects of a fresh start and the baggage of past performance. New years are like that; full of hope and promise, but tempered by what went on the year before. For IT professionals, 2008 will be shaped by the confluence of powerful forces themselves molded by the recent past. The most critical of those forces, as always, is the economy, and how it will fare depends on who you believe. READ MORE >



 

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But Wait, There's More:

Robert Half Says IT Hiring to Be Solid in Q1 2008 . . . Novell Delays Reporting its Fiscal Q4, Year-End Financials . . . Virtual Iron Expands Linux Support with Release 4.2 . . . Violin Announces Memory Appliance Server . . . Asia/Pacific Region Bolsters Disk Array Sales in Q3 . . . The Costs of Data Breaches Continues to Rise, Says Ponemon . . .


 

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Editor: Timothy Prickett Morgan
Contributing Editors: Dan Burger, Joe Hertvik, Kevin Vandever,
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The Four Hundred
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State of the System i: Other Software Makers Weigh In

IDC Says Server Buyers Weigh Economy and Power in Q3

As I See It: What's Past Is Prologue

Four Hundred Stuff
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Sametime, But a Different Place; IBM Tries to Top Microsoft

Touchtone Boosts Communication in i5/OS CRM

NGS Delivers Prebuilt BI for Healthcare

Big Iron
Emerging Markets and Virtualization Drive Q3 Server Sales

Top Mainframe Stories From Around the Web

Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings

Four Hundred Guru
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ON vs. ON

Admin Alert: Basic Tools for the System i Admin Tool Chest

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The Windows Observer
Windows Anti-Piracy Program Gets Stronger, Weaker with Vista SP1

Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Goes RTM

SAP-Microsoft Mega-Merger Rumor Surfaces, Then Dies

Be My Guest

The Unix Guardian
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Q&A with Jim Herring: The View from the Top

Sun to Release xVM Virtualization Under GPL v3 License

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
AMD Stalled by a Bug in Barcelona Opterons

Red Hat Goes Grid and Real Time with Enterprise MRG Distro

IDC Says Server Buyers Weigh Economy and Power in Q3

As I See It: What's Past Is Prologue

But Wait, There's More:

Robert Half Says IT Hiring to Be Solid in Q1 2008 . . . Novell Delays Reporting its Fiscal Q4, Year-End Financials . . . Virtual Iron Expands Linux Support with Release 4.2 . . . Violin Announces Memory Appliance Server . . . Asia/Pacific Region Bolsters Disk Array Sales in Q3 . . . The Costs of Data Breaches Continues to Rise, Says Ponemon . . .


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