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Volume 4, Number 41 -- November 8, 2007
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Sun Wrings Profits from a Flat Fiscal First Quarter
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

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Power6 Blades Finally Come to Market from IBM
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

After something close to six years of waiting, customers who are used to supporting applications on full-blown Power processors from IBM are finally getting an enterprise-grade blade server for Big Blue's BladeCenter chassis. As previously divulged in this newsletter, IBM this week has indeed launched the JS22 blade server, which crams two dual-core Power6 processors onto a single board and which supports AIX and Linux. The JS22 blade will support the i5/OS operating system early in 2008. READ MORE >


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Intel Quietly Releases 'Montvale' Itanium Kickers
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

It is hard to say why, but the launch of the 'Montvale' Itanium 9100 kickers to the current dual-core 'Montecito' Itanium 9000 processors could go down as the least enthusiastic launch that Intel has ever done for a microprocessor. I mean, Montvale did not even, according to Intel's PR department, rate its own set of foils last week, even though it can boost performance for customers by as much as 19 percent compared to the Montecito chips. READ MORE >


IBM Brags About Its Power6 Server Shipments
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Server maker IBM has been pretty quiet about its System p and System i server lines in recent months with the exception of talking up its one product--the 570 machine bearing both labels known internally at Big Blue as the 9406-MMA that scales from one to four chasses and from two to 16 of the new Power6 processors. And IBM has been bragging in recent days that it has hit a major milestone in shipments for the 9406-MMA machines bearing the System p label. READ MORE >



 

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The Four Hundred
IBM Brags About Its Power6 Server Shipments

Neuwing, IBM to Quantify and Monetize IT Energy Savings

Ask TPM: Enticing Users to Upgrade Their i5/OS Hardware

Project ECLipz Surfaces, But Not the Way You Think

The Linux Beacon
Intel Quietly Releases 'Montvale' Itanium Kickers

Cray Revamps Supercomputers with XT5 Designs

Mandriva in a Tizzy after Microsoft Trumps Linux in Nigeria

Neuwing, IBM to Quantify and Monetize IT Energy Savings

Four Hundred Stuff
XAware Takes the Open Source Plunge

Quadrant Refines PPM Offering with IntelliChief 2.0

ARTech Nearly Done with 'Rocha' Rewrite of GeneXus 4GL

VAULT400 Offers Free Insurance with 'Quick-Ship'

Big Iron
Neuwing, IBM to Quantify and Monetize IT Energy Savings

Top Mainframe Stories From Around the Web

Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings

Four Hundred Guru
V6R1 CL Enhancements

Copy Message Descriptions

Admin Alert: Five Benefits of a High-Availability System

System i PTF Guide
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October 13, 2007: Volume 9, Number 41

October 6, 2007: Volume 9, Number 40

September 29, 2007: Volume 9, Number 39

The Windows Observer
Visual Studio 2008 to Ship By End of November

Intel Quietly Releases 'Montvale' Itanium Kickers

Microsoft Unveils Free Enterprise Search Product

Windows Home Server Now Available

Four Hundred Monitor
Four Hundred Monitor's
Full iSeries Events Calendar

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Sun Wrings Profits from a Flat Fiscal First Quarter

Power6 Blades Finally Come to Market from IBM

Intel Quietly Releases 'Montvale' Itanium Kickers

IBM Brags About Its Power6 Server Shipments

But Wait, There's More:

IBM to Recycle Silicon Wafers for Solar Cells . . . HP Puts Montvale Itaniums into Integrity Line . . . Neuwing, IBM to Quantify and Monetize IT Energy Savings . . . IBM to Pump $1.5 Billion into Security Products, Services . . . Roaring Penguin Upgrades CanIt Spam Filter for Linux, Unix . . . IT Vendor Market Cap Follies . . .


The Unix Guardian

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