Performance zealots will remember the ASUS Z7S WS which went head on with then Intel 'Skulltrail' D5400XS Xeon luxury gaming platform (using dual unlocked QX9775 chips), but since then ASUS has done nothing of that sort, leaving EVGA with the iconic SR-2 to mop up things in the Xeon 55xx/56xx era. This is about to change
Asetek launched their concept of liquid cooling for high density servers to be used in datacenters. The idea of server liquid cooling in datacenters is as old as the datacenter itself, but this time we're approaching the tipping point.
There is a lot of virtual ink spilled over the upcoming NVIDIA CPU architecture which company calls "Project Denver". Not a lot is known though, on when the design is expected to debut.
While ARM started in desktops many years ago, it's mainstay is now in mobile devices. However, it is aiming at higher ground, including wrestling away a part of server market from the X86 vendors. What is Intel doing to keep them at bay, and what impact will it have?
The long awaited Xeon E5 family, where the full potential of Socket 2011 is realised, is now expected only some weeks after the Chinese New Year. Creating a feature-loaded 8-core die aimed at a very wide range of performance and power options was a challenge, even in Intel's highly tuned 32 nm process. As their
AMD today has announced revenue shipments of the first processors based on its new x86 “Bulldozer” architecture. Initial production of the world’s first 16-core x86 processor, codenamed “Interlagos,” began in August and shipping to OEM customers is already underway. The 8-core desktop version codenamed Zambezi is still slated for announcement on September 17th. Check out the
As more businesses move online, the hosting industry is only set for growth. With dedicated hosting, leasing a single multicore processor-powered server is an ideal option for small businesses. Often it's boards such as the TYAN S5515 released today, that make up such servers. The S5515 is a micro-ATX motherboard based on the Intel Q67
Based on the CUDA™ architecture codenamed “Fermi”, the Tesla™ M-class GPU Computing Modules are the world’s fastest parallel computing processors for high performance computing (HPC). Tesla GPU’s high performance makes them ideal for seismic processing, biochemistry simulations, weather and climate modeling, signal processing, computational finance, CAE, CFD, and data analystics. The Tesla 20-series GPU computing
Intel is currently touring around the world promoting cloud computing and its rather unusual "cloud-in-a-box" demo system which can fit into a suitcase and this is in fact how Intel is taking the server with them. The "cloud-in-a-box" server actually consists of a pair of compact servers with a pair of Xeon CPUs in each
In Rango, the new Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon animated film directed by Gore Verbinski, visual effects facility Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) was able to overcome production demands and timeline challenges with the help of NVIDIA Quadro professional graphics. Approximately 450 ILM artists located in San Francisco and Singapore worked on Rango, each on a
NVIDIA announced today the Quadro 400 graphics processing unit (GPU), a new professional graphics solution that puts the power of the GPU in the hands of designers and engineers. Built for use with professional applications, such as Autodesk AutoCAD, the NVIDIA Quadro 400 GPU provides up to 5x faster performance over high-end consumer gaming cards.
HP reiterated that it will continue the development and innovation of Itanium-based Integrity server platforms and will continue to support customers running existing versions of Oracle software on Itanium-based Integrity servers, both existing and future platforms. This latest Oracle action of disinformation is clearly an attempt to force customers into purchasing Sun servers in a desperate
Designed for professional users, the new ASUS P6X58-E WS workstation motherboard is based on the tested-and-proven Intel X58 Express chipset. Notable features include dual Intel Gigabit LAN, an NVIDIA NF200 bridge chip, USB 3.0 and ASUS-exclusive Xtreme Phase 16+2 power delivery and EPU energy saving optimizations. The new board ships with the ASUS '24X24' pledge
When shopping for an uninterruptible power supply (UPS), almost everyone would have noticed that they are either rated in VA's only or in both VA's and Watt's. This is not so with the vast majority of household equipment, including the very power supply unit (PSU) of the computer itself which comes rated in Watts only.
Technology enthusiasts and experts know that the presence of an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) can be vital to the longevity of their technology equipment, especially when they are powered by unstable and / or badly maintained power grids; however most people are unaware of the advantages that owning a UPS can have. But the real
Do Atom-branded processors have what it takes to run server-side applications and tasks? Well, Intel seems to think so. Apparently, the world's number one producer of x86 processors is feeling the heat about ARM's plans to compete in the lucrative server market, and plans to defend its turf by introducing server-grade Atom processors for use
Intel Corporation took a further step today to simplify the data center by introducing a free new technology that enables all data center traffic to run over a single cable using the Intel Ethernet X520 Server Adapter family. Unified networking allows IT departments to create flexible superhighways in virtualized data centers by consolidating multiple data
Noctua has updated its DO line of CPU coolers for AMD Opteron (Socket G34) based servers and workstations with the new NH-U12DO A3 and NH-U9DO A3. These coolers each come with two of Noctua’s renowned premium quality fans to achieve further improved quiet cooling performance.
NVIDIA announced today the immediate availability of the NVIDIA NVS 300 Business Graphics Solution, a graphics processor designed for the enterprise that delivers exceptional visual fidelity across up to eight displays while consuming minimal power. With nearly 25 percent more efficient power utilisation, the NVS 300 graphics processor is designed for mission-critical applications ranging from
The November 2010 list of the ‘Top500′ fastest supercomputers in the world was released today on www.top500.org and it revealed that NVIDIA Tesla GPUs are now powering three of the top five systems.