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A little behind everyone else, ‘Big Red’ have released their Haswell based Intel X86 machines, with a few technical advantages over other Vendors. Early December saw the new X5 Oracle machines available for delivery. Featuring Intel E5-2600 v3 chips and NVMe SSDs for up to 6.4TB of high-bandwidth flash storage.
04/12/2014 09:00 by Adam Lister
Intel have released their latest update to their Xeon E5 line up, in the form of Haswell. Offering up to 18 cores, this is most exciting release by Intel in a long while. Frequency scaling, as seen before, is still in place; as is DDR4 architecture and cache monitoring.
01/09/2014 09:00 by Carolyne Jones
As part of the annual 'Hot Chips' convention, Oracle have released a couple of details about the hot-ly anticipated M7 incarnation of the SPARC CPU line up. Featuring 8 core clusters, and a total of 32 cores per socket the SPARC M7 has 10 Billion, yes BILLION transistors on one chip.
18/08/2014 09:00 by Adam Lister
Violin Memory have unveiled a new 'mid-range' all flash array - the 6100. Aimed at small to mid-size enterprise that require highly performant storage, but not the kind of size usually attributed to Violin.
08/08/2014 09:00 by Adam Lister
Today, Oracle released details of their replacement for the X2-4, the X4-4. Featuring 4 of Intels E7-8895 v2 Ivy Bridge-EX processors, and up to 3 TB of main memory. The new X4-4 boasts 50% more cores, and 50% more memory slots.
08/04/2014 10:00 by Carolyne Jones
Fujitsu have released two E5-2400 v2 based servers, the first of their new naming structure. Based on Intel's 22nm technology, these new boxes are Ivy Bridge-EN based with up to 10 cores and lower power draw than the E5-2600 series.
06/03/2014 13:30 by Carolyne Jones
Intel have released the long awaited Ivy Bridge EX 'E7 v2' line of server CPUs. Hot on the heels of this, Dell, HP and IBM have released their E7 v2 range of servers. Allowing up to 6TB of main system memory, and up to 15 cores per socket, the E7 v2 delivers faster IO - and increases the amount of data that you can keep hot.
18/02/2014 11:30 by Carolyne Jones
The Violin Memory 200 Series is a 12TB to 64TB Flash storage solution that can transform the performance of your trading and back-office systems. Results speak for themselves, so if your traders or strategists complain about poor system performance, take Violin Memory Flash storage for a test drive. Our team will deliver and install the Flash array at no cost to you.
21/01/2014 08:30 by Carolyne Jones
Fujitsu have upped the power of their SPARC64-X processor in its new SPARC64-X+. Fujitsu will be targeting 3.5 GHz with this latest upgrade to its long standing SPARC CPU line - a 16% increase to its SPARC64-X predecessor. This will deliver up to 448 gflops of peak performance (double-precision floating point).
04/09/2013 14:30 by Daniel Goodman
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