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Volume 8, Number 23 -- June 13, 2008
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The Power 595 Takes the Top TPC-C Benchmark Ranking
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

It is a goal of all the makers of big iron boxes to push the performance envelope, and not just because vendors have big egos--oh, they certainly have those--but because their customers are always pushing them to push the performance envelope a little further. Sometimes, a lot further. For the past six years, the cold war in the big iron space has been especially intense between IBM, the Unix upstart and proprietary system leader, and Hewlett-Packard, the Unix stalwart and Windows and Linux upstart with a smattering of proprietary big iron. READ MORE >

AMD Offers Clock Cranks on Barcelona Opterons
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

OK, so last week, when I said that Advanced Micro Devices had finally finished getting its quad-core Rev F lineup of processors into the field with the delivery of the 'Budapest' Opteron 1300 series of chips for single-socket workstations and servers, you all knew I was talking about finished at the socket level, right? I certainly didn't want to give the impression that there would be no more clock speed bumps in the quad-core Opteron lineup. READ MORE >


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Forget About Platforms, Let's Talk About Jobs
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

As a long time watcher of the systems and server area--at least by IT journalism standards, where journos usually burn out after five to 10 years in the field--I take a keen interest in any means of ranking the different platforms of the world. In the absence of truly impartial data, I am always on the lookout for a new way to compare different platforms. For the past couple of weeks, I have been playing around with the Internet's major search engines to rank various server platform brands, and this week I continue the series, this time looking at what really matters to most of us: jobs. READ MORE >


As I See It: Citizen CEO
by Victor Rozek

Think of yourself as the CEO of your life. Your budget, like that of your competitors, is 8,760 hours per year. How do you vote with your time, money, and energy? What do you say 'yes' to, and what do you say 'no' to? Given all of your different personas (the goof-off, the responsible one, the dreamer, the provider, the visionary, the critic, the good child, etc.), which has controlling interest of the enterprise that is you? Who are the stockholders you are obliged to please? Who sits on your board of directors; and who has veto power? And, if you're not fully enjoying your work, whose dreams you are living? READ MORE >



 

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IBM Is Enjoying the Role of Green Giant
by Dan Burger

If you believe there is an energy crisis in your data center, there's a lot you can do about it. It makes no difference if you are Save the Planet green or Save the Bottom Line green. It's clear that both are closely tied. For that reason, IBM is putting green-job-driven economics into practice. If it helps companies save money by reducing power consumption, Big Blue makes money by selling hardware, software, and services. And there will be plenty of green to go around. READ MORE >


But Wait, There's More:

• NOAA Predicts the 2008 Hurricane Season to Be an Active One

• There's Still Money in Operating Systems, But Disruptions Loom

• Sun Prepares Flash-Based Storage Products for 2008

• SPEC Members Start on Energy Benchmark for Web Servers

• Imtech Buys Reseller Real Solutions for U.K. Expansion


 

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, Dan Olds, Victor Rozek, Hesh Wiener, Alex Woodie
Publisher and Advertising Director: Jenny Thomas
Advertising Sales Representative: Kim Reed
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The Four Hundred
The Power Systems M15 and M25 Versus Their Predecessors

Forget About Platforms, Let's Talk About Jobs

Zend Taps System i-PHP Guru, Pushes the i Platform

As I See It: Citizen CEO

Imtech Buys Reseller Real Solutions for U.K. Expansion

The Linux Beacon
How's Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Doing?

AMD Finishes Off Quad Cores with Budapest Opterons

Forget About Platforms, Let's Talk About Jobs

As I See It: Citizen CEO

Looks Like Unisys Is Reselling Sun's X4600 Opteron Boxes

Four Hundred Stuff
Bank's Approach to Biometric Authentication a 'Valid' One

Programmer Conveniences Added to BCD's WebSmart ILE

ASNA Brings RPG to .NET Migration Software to Latest Windows IDE

Safestone Re-emerges with New Corporate Identity, i OS Security Tools

NetManage and HiT Software Partner for Structured Data

Big Iron
The Back and Forth of the PSI-IBM Lawsuit

Top Mainframe Stories From Around the Web

Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings

Four Hundred Guru
Keeping 5250 Alive

Seeking Advice on REXX

Admin Alert: All About the System i Attention Light

System i PTF Guide
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The Windows Observer
Muglia Leads Off Week Two of Tech Ed

Fixes for Critical Security Flaws Issued by Microsoft

New Windows Clustering Capability Has HA Partners Shifting Gears

Stratus Builds Its First HA Clustering Product Atop Xen

Icahn Pushes Micro-Hoo in a Series of Letters

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
The Power 595 Takes the Top TPC-C Benchmark Ranking

AMD Offers Clock Cranks on Barcelona Opterons

Forget About Platforms, Let's Talk About Jobs

As I See It: Citizen CEO

IBM Is Enjoying the Role of Green Giant

But Wait, There's More:

NOAA Predicts the 2008 Hurricane Season to Be an Active One . . . There's Still Money in Operating Systems, But Disruptions Loom . . . Sun Prepares Flash-Based Storage Products for 2008 . . . SPEC Members Start on Energy Benchmark for Web Servers . . . Imtech Buys Reseller Real Solutions for U.K. Expansion . . .


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