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Oracle SPARC Family

The long awaited SPARC T5 generation of processors should be announced this week by big red. Oracle claim almost immediate availability of the hardware, which is a big plus. They're also claiming that the T5 is the fastest processor in the world for database. We'll wait to see the TPC benchmarks before passing judgement.

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Monday, 25 Mar, 2013

Posted in News Hardware

Oracle have released the 2nd generation of its Oracle Database Appliance, the X3-2 version. With more compute, memory and storage capacity the X3-2 is aimed at Small to Medium business who have an Oracle environment - that don't need Exadata scale deployments.

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Monday, 03 Jun, 2013

Posted in News Hardware Cloud
SuperMicro Hyper-Speed SuperServer 6027AX-72RF

SuperMicro have released their Hyper-Speed line of servers aimed at High Frequency Trading applications. Utilising over-clocked, memory tuning, and additional cooling efficiencies they have gained up to 30% decrease in latency - although not at the expense of reliability.

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Wednesday, 02 Jan, 2013

Posted in News Hardware
Solarflare 10GbE Network Cards

Effective 1st February 2013, all Solarflare Server Adaptors will be covered by a 3 year hardware warranty. This extends the previous warranty, reassuring end users that if there's a problem with the hardware within that 3 year period they can recieve a no-cost replacement adaptor.

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Wednesday, 02 Jan, 2013

Posted in News Networking
Fujitsu RX200 S7

The RX200 S7 is a rack mount server that delivers high performance, scalability, and energy efficiency - punching well above its weight in its 1 RU chassis. This 2 socket Sandy Bridge server packs up to 768 GB of high speed memory and up to 8 SFF SAS drives - and is available for demonstration immediately!

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Monday, 28 Jan, 2013

Posted in News Hardware
Fujitsu Oracle SPARC M10-4

Fujitsu have released details on their 'Athena' server line up, featuring its own 16 core SPARC64-X processors. Full details are yet to be released by Oracle, but the 'M10' product family have been released by Fujitsu - we expect an Oracle release in the very near future.

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Friday, 25 Jan, 2013

Posted in News Hardware
BSI Stock Markets

It doesn't have to be. In this tough economic climate, there's been no better time to rent your Oracle Database licenses rather than suffer the costs associated with perpetual license commitments. Purchasing perpetual licenses commits you to an annual spend of 22% of the original license cost in support fees, for infinitum.

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Tuesday, 22 Jan, 2013

Posted in News Software

Canadian manufacturer Ciara Technologies have been market leaders in HPC since their inception in the early 80s. BSI supply the entire Ciara Technologies range and hold the experience to configure the correct high performance system for your business.

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Tuesday, 18 Dec, 2012

Posted in News Hardware
HP ProLiant SL4540 Gen8 Scale Out Server

HP have released a new line of servers specifically with Big Data in mind. Featuring either Xeon™ or Opteron™ server nodes in a slightly unusual 4.3 RU chassis, the SL4500 enables the use of servers nodes and 3.5" drives in the same chassis.

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Tuesday, 20 Nov, 2012

Posted in News Hardware Storage
Oracle Exadata X3

At OpenWorld 2012, Oracle released details about the latest version of their Exadata system. With greatly increased main and flash memory, the X3 will allow companies to keep most of their databases in memory - rather than out on disk drives. As per other Exadata database machines Intel Xeon Sandy Bridge chips take centre stage.

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Tuesday, 10 Jan, 2012

Posted in News Hardware
Migrate to Red Hat with BSi and save up to 80%

If you're thinking of migrating to Red Hat, BSi are perfectly placed to assist your transition with highly competitive pricing, and up to 80% discount. Development subscriptions for Red Hat are available from BSi for £68.00 per developer per annum - and get £1,000's of Red Hat development tools thrown in (equivilent to a 98% discount).

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Tuesday, 25 Sep, 2012

Posted in News Software

On Sept. 19th, Arista Networks announced the 7150 series of switches, with a flexible forwarding path that supports advanced functionality through Software Defined Networking. These products enable architectures well suited to interoperate with SDN controllers for network-wide virtualisation, and VM mobility, without compromisation of performance.

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Friday, 21 Sep, 2012

Posted in Networking