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Volume 4, Number 42 -- November 14, 2007
The Windows Observer is taking a vacation next week and will resume publishing on November 28.
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Windows Server 2008 Pricing and Packaging Set by Microsoft
by Alex Woodie

The Windows news arrived fast and furious at TechEd Europe this week, as Microsoft made a flurry of announcements around its upcoming product launches. Leading things off were the pricing and packaging for Windows Server 2008, formerly 'Longhorn,' which is due to ship early next year. Microsoft will sell eight versions of Windows Server 2008, including five that will contain Microsoft's new virtualization software, which the company renamed Hyper-V. READ MORE >

'Viridian' Hypervisor Gains Formal Name: Hyper-V
by Alex Woodie

Microsoft this week announced Hyper-V, the name of the forthcoming hypervisor virtualization layer for Windows Server 2008 that formerly went by the codename 'Viridian.' And the software giant decided that it would deliver a stand-alone version of the hypervisor called Hyper-V Server, a tacit acknowledgment that the market doesn't necessarily expect virtualization to be bundled as part of the operating system. Microsoft also announced a validation program to ensure Windows Server 2008 plays well with virtualization products besides Hyper-V. READ MORE >


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Intel Announces First "Penryn" Xeon Processors
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Chip maker Intel is timing the launch of its 'Penryn' family of 45 nanometer quad-core Xeon processors to coincide with the Supercomputing Conference 2007 high performance computing event being held this week in Reno, Nevada, as a means of highlighting the performance and performance per watt advantages its new 'Harperstown' Xeon 5400s can offer to HPC customers. But the chips will plug into other commercial two-socket servers and workstations, too, and they will put that much more pressure on Advanced Micro Devices and its 'Barcelona' quad-core X64 chips. READ MORE >


Microsoft Makes Gains in HPC Market
by Alex Woodie

Things were looking up for Microsoft's fortunes in the high performance computing (HPC) business this week as the software giant made several announcements at the Supercomputing 2007 conference in Reno, Nevada. First, the initial public beta of the forthcoming new HPC variant of Windows Server 2008, called Windows HPC Server 2008, was posted. Microsoft also made advances on the Top 500 list of the world's biggest supercomputers, launched a parallel computing initiative, and hired an expert in parallel computing. READ MORE >



 

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But Wait, There's More:

Patch Tuesday Light, Or the Lazy Days of November . . . Linux, OS X Desktops to Get NAP Support from Microsoft . . . Oracle Dives into the Server Virtualization Fray . . . Radmin Gets 64-bit Windows Support . . . ArcSight Expands Log Management Offerings . . . Fujifilm Adds GPS Tracker to Tape Cartridges . . .


 

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: Alex Woodie
Contributing Editors: Dan Burger, Joe Hertvik, Shannon O'Donnell,
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The Four Hundred
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The Linux Beacon
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Intel Announces First "Penryn" Xeon Processors

Mad Dog 21/21: Symphony for the Devil

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Windows Server 2008 Pricing and Packaging Set by Microsoft

'Viridian' Hypervisor Gains Formal Name: Hyper-V

Intel Announces First "Penryn" Xeon Processors

Microsoft Makes Gains in HPC Market

But Wait, There's More:

Patch Tuesday Light, Or the Lazy Days of November . . . Linux, OS X Desktops to Get NAP Support from Microsoft . . . Oracle Dives into the Server Virtualization Fray . . . Radmin Gets 64-bit Windows Support . . . ArcSight Expands Log Management Offerings . . . Fujifilm Adds GPS Tracker to Tape Cartridges . . .


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