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AMD Releases Next-Gen Opterons

Advanced Micro Devices will release the next generation of quad-core Opteron processors, a line formerly code-named "Shanghai," by the end of the year, according to Steve Demski, an AMD product and marketing manager.

Energy Department Supercomputer Poised To Be World's Fastest

The Energy Department's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has upgraded its Cray XT-based Jaguar supercomputer, putting the machine in the running as the world's fastest supercomputer.

WinHEC: Windows Server 2008 R2 Pushes Processor Limits

Windows Server 2008 R2 got the lion's share of attention on Thursday at the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference in Los Angeles.

Intel Atom Leads Worldwide PC Microprocessor Market in Q3

The market for microprocessors is not immune to the economy or the forces of supply and demand, as was evidenced in a third quarter report from IDC this week.

PDC: Visual Studio 2010 CTP Adds Parallel Computing Tools

Microsoft released a Community Technology Preview (CTP) of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4.0 at its Professional Developers Conference (PDC) on Monday, and developers may be pleased with the new parallel computing capabilities now available in the CTP.

Microsoft Posts Touchless SDK on Codeplex

A software project by a Columbia University computer science student to eliminate the need for multiple hardware-based touch interfaces is now on Microsoft's Codeplex site.

The Internet: Better than Fish?

The Internet helps with brain function, but Google makes us dumber? Plus: Gartner finally gets virtualization; Windows 7 blog returns.

Intel Posting Breakthrough Year

Amid market turmoil, world's largest chip maker makes positive news with an upbeat third quarter revenue report.

IMS/NGN Forum 'Plugfest' Eyes UC

The sixth IMS/NGN Forum interoperability "plugfest," and the first to be held since the organizations formerly merged this week, will drill down into the unified communications (UC) space.

Fortinet Helps DBAs Sniff Out DB Exploits

New security appliance gives DBAs a leg up on flaws and vulnerabilities lurking in corporate database management systems.

AMD Splits Operations in $7B Foreign Funding Deal

What a difference a little money makes -- and it's nearly $7 billion in the case of New York-based chipmaker AMD (Advanced Micro Devices), which unveiled a major investment and restructuring deal on Tuesday.

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.

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