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Volume 8, Number 28 -- July 24, 2008
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More Power7 Details Emerge, Thanks to Blue Waters Super
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

The great and wonderful thing about big government-sponsored supercomputing projects is not just the exotic technology that such massive projects cook up, but also the fact that people like to brag about what they are up to inside the small circle of supercomputing centers in academia and governments. Eventually, some of the information about future HPC projects and the products they will be based on leaks out to the rest of the world, giving us a glimpse into the technologies that might be deployed in some modified form in commercial servers. READ MORE >

HP-UX 11i v3 Update 2 Pricing Redux
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

A few weeks ago, I did a story that described, to the best of my ability, the pricing of Hewlett-Packard's delivery of Update 2 of the HP-UX 11i v3 operating system. Back in April, HP put out Update 2, and at the same time repackaged the operating system in a manner that was more useful to its customers. However, HP would not provide the pricing specifics for the Update 2 packaging. And so I went looking for it. READ MORE >


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IBM Drives Home a Strong Second Quarter Across the Board
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

When you get to be a company the size of IBM, attaining 5 percent or 6 percent revenue growth in a quarter in the local economies where you operate is pretty good. To do it two years in a row, across many geographies where the economies are not all doing so hot, is something of a feat. But that is just what Big Blue did in the second quarter ended June 30, posting sales of $26.8 billion, up 13 percent as reported and up 6 percent when reckoned in the local currencies where the deals were done. READ MORE >


The X Factor: The IT Department Matters as Much as the CIO
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Ever since I have been in the information technology publishing business, the publishers who I have worked for as well as the companies that I have run myself have all toyed with the idea of launching what is called in the lingo a C-level publication. Something for chief executive officers, chief financial officers, and chief information officers. The reason why publishers think about doing this is simple: They believe that they could charge a premium for either the content or the advertising that supports it--or a mix, if they use a mixed model--because these are the people who either cut the checks or approve the cutting. READ MORE >



 

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IT Jobs Grow in the U.S. Despite Economic Woes
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

This is one of those situations where you can look at a bit of data as a pessimist or an optimist, depending on how you want to feel about the job situation in the information technology area. The National Association of Computer Consultant Businesses, an organization based in Alexandria, Virginia, that represents over 400 IT services companies with combined sales of $15 billion, released its June 2008 IT employment index recently, and the news is good. READ MORE >


But Wait, There's More:

• IBM Gives Away Workload Partition Features Support for AIX

• Sun Offers Trade-Ins to Spur Sparc Enterprise Server Sales

• IBM and New York State Kick in $1.64 Billion for Chips

• Gartner Pegs BI Software Sales at $5.1 Billion

• Sun and IBM Deliver 1 TB Tape Drives, Argue About Speed


 

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
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The Four Hundred
What the Heck Is the Midrange, Anyway?

More Power7 Details Emerge, Thanks to Blue Waters Super

IBM Drives Home a Strong Second Quarter Across the Board

The X Factor: The IT Department Matters as Much as the CIO

IT Jobs Grow in the U.S. Despite Economic Woes

The Linux Beacon
More Power7 Details Emerge, Thanks to Blue Waters Super

Intel Has a Great Q2, and AMD Has a Poor One and Taps a New CEO

HP Jumps Into Containerized Data Centers, Too

The X Factor: The IT Department Matters as Much as the CIO

IT Jobs Grow in the U.S. Despite Economic Woes

Four Hundred Stuff
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Resolution Moves Database Automation Forward

IBM Delivers ID Management as a Service with Tivoli FIM

Micro Focus Moves NetManage Acquisition Forward

ARCAD Opens New Office in Singapore

Big Iron
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Top Mainframe Stories From Around the Web

Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings

Four Hundred Guru
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Microsoft Financial Results Disappoint Wall Street

Intel Has a Great Q2, and AMD Has a Poor One and Taps a New CEO

Mad Dog 21/21: Mission Possible

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
More Power7 Details Emerge, Thanks to Blue Waters Super

HP-UX 11i v3 Update 2 Pricing Redux

IBM Drives Home a Strong Second Quarter Across the Board

The X Factor: The IT Department Matters as Much as the CIO

IT Jobs Grow in the U.S. Despite Economic Woes

But Wait, There's More:

IBM Gives Away Workload Partition Features Support for AIX . . . Sun Offers Trade-Ins to Spur Sparc Enterprise Server Sales . . . IBM and New York State Kick in $1.64 Billion for Chips . . . Gartner Pegs BI Software Sales at $5.1 Billion . . . Sun and IBM Deliver 1 TB Tape Drives, Argue About Speed . . .


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