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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.

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By Carolyne Jones - 01/09/2014 09:00

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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.

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By Adam Lister - 18/08/2014 09:00

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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.

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By Adam Lister - 08/08/2014 09:00

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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.

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By Carolyne Jones - 08/04/2014 10:00

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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.

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By Carolyne Jones - 06/03/2014 13:30

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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.

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By Carolyne Jones - 18/02/2014 11:30

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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.

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By Carolyne Jones - 21/01/2014 08:30

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Fujitsu SPARC64-X+

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). 

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By Daniel Goodman - 04/09/2013 14:30

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Last week (28/08/2013), Oracle unveiled details of the SPARC M6 cpu, with IBM in its crosshairs. Reaction is positive from those with memory hungry compute needs. Scalable to 96 sockets, the SPARC M6 should hold the attention of large corporations and governmental institutions.

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By Carolyne Jones - 02/09/2013 14:30

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Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance

Oracle have released their new x86 virtualization appliance, merging servers, storage and networking together into one stack. The Virtual Compute Appliance enables rapid, repeatable software-defined infrastructure deployment.

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By Daniel Goodman - 13/08/2013 10:00

Whether you want to implement virtualization for branch office, consolidate and optimize application environments, or find a simple and cost effective way to manage increasing loads, vShape is the right solution for your business.

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By Carolyne Jones - 12/08/2013 02:00

With the launch of the single socket, 16-core Fujitsu M10-1, it's now possible to build an incredibly powerful four node Oracle Cluster at a huge saving. One of the beauties of Oracle Standard Edition is that you can deploy Oracle RAC (Real Application Clustering) for free on the condition that your total CPU count doesn't exceed four.

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By Carolyne Jones - 30/07/2013 11:30

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