Processor Roundup: Intel, AMD, ARM, Agnilux

The processor is the building block of the data center. And it’s been a sector in flux, with a series of recent announcements of new technology and capabilities, acquisitions and rumors of acquisitions. Here’s a roundup. Read More

AMD Roundup: Opteron Series 6000 Release

A picture The Magny-Cours Die used in the AMD 6000 processor.

AMD announced the availability of the Opteron 6000 Series platform Monday, featuring the world’s first 8- and 12-core x86 processor. The new series addresses workload-specific performance and power efficiency, while delivering more cores and memory at a lower price point. Read More

Roundup: Intel Xeon 5600 News Abounds

Vendors continue to announce new product offerings around the Intel (INTC) Xeon 5600 series processor, which bundles security, performance and energy efficiency enhancements in the first 32-nanometer processor. Read More

Roundup: New Intel Xeon 5600 Processors

Boyd Davis, director of marketing of Intel's Data Center Group, holds up an Intel Xeon 5600 processor, one of several new technologies hitting the processor sector.

This week Intel (INTC) launched the Xeon 5600 series processor, blending security, performance and energy efficiency that the company says can significantly improve the economics of data center operations. Read More

Roundup: SGI, Level 3, Gartner

SGI introduces Origin 400 workgroup blade system for key business verticals, Level 3 expands its Ethernet switches, and Gartner warns that converged networks may be less efficient than separate LAN and storage networks. Read More

Verari Sold, Driggers Back as CEO


High performance computing specialist Verari is regrouping after a team led by company co-founder Dave Driggers prevailed in an auction of the company’s assets. Verari halted most operations Dec. 11 and its assets were placed for sale in an auction. Read More

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