Hardware


Survey Indicates Strong Demand for Networking Talent

In a survey of CIOs, network admin skills -- particularly, expertise with Cisco, Nortel and other networking technologies -- continue to be in strong demand.

Red Hat Expands HPC Solution Availability

Open source software vendor Red Hat went global with its high-performance computing (HPC) product on Thursday.

Deconstructing a Green Claim

Ten PCs = One Car? Here's how Microsoft interprets and derives this oft-repeated factoid.

WoW: Microsoft, Cisco Continue to Cozy Up

Windows Server on WAAS -- an appliance that merges Cisco's Wide Area Applications Services with Windows Server 2008 -- is available to order.

Microsoft Takes Stock, and Ballmer Hits the Road

Microsoft has been sending signals to investors this week amidst a U.S. economy teetering on the edge of a major financial meltdown.

Oracle To Sell Hardware

Speaking to attendees at the company's annual Oracle OpenWorld conference on Wednesday, CEO Larry Ellison unveiled a three-year-old partnership with Hewlett-Packard to produce a new storage server.

Microsoft's Phil Taylor Takes Flight, Going to Intel

Senior Program Manager Phil Taylor announced his departure from Microsoft today on his blog.

UPDATED: Microsoft Targets Windows HPC Server 2008 for Mainstream

Microsoft released on Monday Windows HPC Server 2008, the datacenter-class operating system that promises to broaden the development and implementation of high-performance computing applications on the Windows platform.

Intel Rolls Out Six-Core Xeon 7400 Processors

Intel this week began rolling out its new line of Xeon processors targeted toward server markets.

September Patch To Fix Windows GDI Exploit and More

Redmond on Tuesday rolled out four critical fixes, as expected, for as many as eight remote code execution exploits for various Windows applications.

Microsoft Releases More Virtualization Details

Microsoft, following its earlier announcement about new virtualization products and imminent releases, has filled in some details that give more shape to its vision.

Microsoft Makes Major Virtualization Splash

Microsoft kicked off its virtualization push with a number of product announcements, including a key virtual management tool.

Small Business Server 2008 Hits Metal

Microsoft released Windows Small Business Server 2008 to hardware manufacturers, with an eye toward achieving a full product launch in November.

IBM Touts Linux Strategy with New Virt, SuSE, Supercomputer Intiatives

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. -- IBM made several announcements Tuesday at the annual LinuxWorld conference, introducing a new series of products, services and initiatives that the company says will "further expand IBM's commitment to Linux and open source by enabling the next generation of Linux."

IBM Makes Large Cloud-Computing Investment

IBM Corp. late last week touted the construction of two additional cloud computing datacenters -- an investment of $360 million -- which let it address what officials call "surging" demand for cloud computing resources.

Vista Adoption Weakens, as IT Pros Eye Apple

Survey on Vista adoption represents more bad news for Microsoft, even as company prepares to pour an estimated $300 million into Vista marketing.

The Gold-Laying UC Egg

The UC market grew by 20 percent in both 2007 and 2006, according to market-watcher Infonetics Research.

Power Pack 1 Unveiled for Windows Home Server

Update adds product support plus a fix for an infamous bug that has plagued Microsoft's consumer server offering since December.

Research in Motion Issues Fix for BlackBerry PDF Bug

Maker of popular BlackBerry handset issued a patch to plug a vulnerability in its BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) solution.

New Prefetching Scheme Saves Computing Time, Energy

Most desktop computers today, when not in use, power down their hard drives to save energy. While this may be very green, it also incurs minor, though sometimes frustrating, delays.

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