Recently, there were a lot of rumors that AMD reorganized its roadmap and that some late 2012 and regular 2013 parts were cancelled. Before going any forward, we can now say that some of those rumors are true.
In the world of server and workstation systems, Intel deploys a two-fold strategy with "EP" and "EX" -platforms. For example, Boxboro-EX platform powers the Xeon 6500/7500 and E7-2800/4800/8800 processors, while Romley-EP platform powers Xeon E3 and E5 Series.
Several weeks ago, Intel officially announced first products based on the 22nm Knights Corner architecture. Known as Xeon Phi, the Larrabee Reborn is coming to fight Nvidia Tesla, AMD FireStream, FPGAs and Chinese CPU vendors.
Behind the scenes, Intel is trying to raise uncertainty around its competitors in the mobile field which have as crushing share as Intel has on the PC market. However, with continuous delays of their next-gen hardware, one must ask is "Intel's manufacturing advantage" really all that?
During the Farnborough International Airshow 2012, Qatar Airways demonstrated its latest airplane, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. However, for a technology site like VR-Zone we encountered something more interesting – the airplane entertainment system is powered by… Google Android.
When the news ain't good, the best thing you can do is to divide the bad news into multiple segments, and that's exactly what AMD did with its pre-announce of weaker-than-expected quarterly results.
Huawei network switch? Then, Huawei smartphone? Well, get used to Huawei supercomputers soon.
It takes a long time to certify a platform, especially one intended for mission-critical tasks. While desktop and notebook platforms typically end up qualified within 2-3 quarters, it often takes up to 2 years to verify that all the parts of server platform work in order.
Intel is taking the supercomputing world by storm with its Xeon E5 processors, which broke a record for the fastest new processing technology to be adopted by supercomputers.
The most recent expectations from last year's supercomputing events, of 100 petaflops in 2015 and 1 exaflop in 2018, seems to be too pessimistic, after all. What's enabling the sudden push?
Lenovo has just unveiled its new ThinkStation E31 series workstation which comes in two flavours; a more expandable conventional sized tower and a compact SFF based one.
It was only last week that HGST, a division of Western Digital announced that it was working on a 12Gbps SAS SSD and now Seagate has followed up with its own announcement, but with a little bit more meat on the bones. Seagate is getting ready to show off its 12Gbps SSD at the SCSI
We've already seen the new range of high-end NAS solutions from Thecus and the company is now being joined in this market space by Acer who has just announced a competing solution in the shape of its AC100 micro server. We have to say that Acer has come up with a better marketing name than Thecus, as
Earlier today VR-Zone attended the Intel's Storage Forum 2012 in Taipei, Taiwan and although the company didn't reveal any big news at the event, one message was very clear this year and that is that Intel is investing heavily into storage solutions. At the event Intel talked about everything from entry level "Personal Cloud" devices,
The freshly launched Xeon E5 does break all the performance records in 2 socket X86 space, as seen by our Lennard's server review as well. However, compute density is critical to win large scale HPC contracts too. What did Intel develop to fit all this stuff into the smallest space, without compromising the performance?
We’ve seen a fair few whacky cooling solutions over the years, but a server cooled by mineral oil is a new one to us, even though it’s hardly a new idea in itself. Boston was demoing a small unit of its Hardcore LSS 200 blade server solution at CeBIT which uses custom made enclosures for
It's fairly likely that you've never heard of Boston Ltd, a UK distributor and white box server and workstation manufacturer. The company has teamed up with Danish Asetek to deliver a fully water cooled workstation using Asetek's famous water cooling solutions with four Nvidia cards and two brand spanking new Intel Xeon E5 processors.
Its been almost two years, an eternity in our IT circles, since the release of the Gulftown/Westmere-EP Xeon 5600 series. After several delays, the Socket 2011 based Xeon E5 2600 series (formerly codenamed Romley) is officially launched today, with Intel porting over the Sandy Bridge microarchitecture to its 2P Xeon offerings. Featuring IPC improvements and two additional cores on
Blizzard Entertainment offered a powerful piece of Warcraft memorabilia for hardware enthusiasts. The company is offering signed HP Blade servers that served millions of Warcraft players, with all proceedings going to a children hospital.
On this years’ CES 2012 conference in Las Vegas, we spoke with several vendors of commercial products and the main product for them in first quarter will (finally) be the long awaited arrival of SNB-EP and Romley.