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Sun releases second version of xVM VirtualBox

The second version of xVM’s VirtualBox desktop virtualization software has been released. VirtualBox is a general-purpose full virtualizer for x86 hardware that is targeted for server, desktop and Read more…

AMD unveils low-powered Opterons

Advanced Micro Devices Inc., has unveiled five low-power quad-core server processors, hoping to attract the attention of IT executives concerned about power efficiency and conservation. The x86 Read more…

Sun to resume sales of Intel Xeon-based servers

It looks as if the Intel/AMD server wars of years past have finally been resolved. While the past few years have found the four tier-one server manufacturers switching between x86 chips from the two manufacturers, it appears as if a consensus has finally been reached: why not use both? Sun Microsystems has announced that it will become the last of the tier-one manufacturers to sell both AMD and Intel-based servers, by adding Intel-based machines back to its lineup. Sun stopped selling …

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Three new Intel quad-cores hit the streets

As expected, Intel has released three new quad-core parts, all of which should be available now. While the Core 2 Quad 6600 is aimed squarely at the desktop, I know that you could care less about that. What you’re interested in is Intel’s love for the low-end server, which comes in the form of two new Xeons–the 2.13GHz 3210 and the 2.4GHz 3220. Both chips boast a 8MB cache and a 1066MHz …

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Quad-core chips will return disappointing sales results

Seeing how my first two predictions were fairly safe, I’m going to go out on a limb here and throw in my two cents on the core war. Both AMD and Intel are gearing up for 2007 to be the year of four cores but if you ask me, it’s not gonna happen. Both companies saw dual-core parts move huge numbers this past year but I doubt they’ll be able to duplicate that success with quad-core chips. It’s going to be a few more months until we start …

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SPEC subgroup to test virtualization speeds

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fastest of them all? Actually, you know what, mirror? You’re not quite as accurate or as objective as you used to be. I mean sure, if I’m asking about Snow White or something you’re still the resource. But when it comes to virtualization, I’m not quite sure that you’re as on top of the game. So don’t take this too hard, but I think I’ve found someone else who I …

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Tags: x86   xensource   Dell   Virtualization   vmware  

Gateway debuts AMD-based servers

Jumping on the AMD-based server bandwagon, Gateway announced at VMworld in Los Angeles that they too would begin selling x86 servers sporting AMD chips. The new rackmount servers are the 1.75-inch-thick E-9422R (base price of $1,799), the 3.5-inch-thick E-9522R ($1,849) and a 5.25-inch-thick, four-processor E-9722R (price TBA). All of the new servers will be based on AMD’s Opteron processors.

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