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Cray Unifies Midrange Supercomputers on XE6, XK6 Architectures

The supercomputing giant has discontinued its lower-priced CX line of midrange supercomputers and replaced them with new entry-level configurations of its high-end supercomputers.

Microsoft to Debut Resilient File System with Windows 8 Server

The new ReFS file system, designed for resiliency and optimized for extreme scale, will be introduced as a storage system for Windows 8 Server, but will later be implemented as storage for clients and eventually as a boot volume.

Kemp Adds Pre-Configured Templates to Load Balancer Firmware

Seeking to reduce the time required to deploy load balancing for enterprise applications, Kemp Technologies has updated its LoadMaster firmware to support pre-configured application templates.

VMware Extends View Virtual Desktop Clients to Mac, Linux

Aiming to help IT organizations make their virtual desktop infrastructure more flexible, VMware has released a "technology preview" of its View client for Mac OS X Lion, and has promised similar previews of clients for Ubuntu Linux and the Kindle Fire in coming weeks.

HDD Shortage May Incentivize More Sophisticated Storage Management

Flooding in Thailand, one of the centers of hard disk drive manufacture, this monsoon season has caused a severe shortage in hard disks. Organizations may take a better look at thin provisioning, tiering, deduplication and solid state drives as a result.

IDC: Worldwide Server Revenues Sluggish but Still Up

The third quarter marked the slowest quarterly growth rate for servers worldwide since the first quarter of 2010, according to IDC. Among global vendors, IBM was the big winner, picking up enough share to pull even with HP.

Gartner: Server Shipments, Revenue Up in Third Quarter

The research firm says worldwide server shipments and revenues were up in the third quarter of 2011, driven primarily by Asia/Pacific and Eastern Europe.

HP to Unify Unix and x86 Server Architectures

Dubbed Odyssey, it's HP's plan seeks to transform the server landscape for mission-critical computing.

Apple Eyes Unix Market With Panther

The new version of the Mac OS X may give Apple what it needs to push into the Unix enterprise market, analysts say

HP Pursues Sun Customers

Hewlett-Packard Friday said it will offer Sun Microsystems' customers a $25,000 incentive to switch to HP systems running Linux, according to a report in Reuters.

IBM Boosts Presence, Awareness with Lotus 6.5

IBM is racing to integrate presence and availability awareness technologies with its latest release of Lotus Notes and Domino 6.5, which ships on Tuesday, Sept. 30.

Red Hat Unwraps Beta of Next Enterprise Linux

Red Hat this week unleashed the first beta of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, code-named Taroon.

Exchange 2003 Released to Manufacturing

The new version of Exchange nears general availability as Microsoft ships the integrated collaboration environment to manufacturers.

Curtains for Windows NT 4.0 Support

The venerable operating system reaches the end of its support life-cycle, though Windows NT 4.0 Server still has some borrowed time.

Sun Sets Sights on IBM's AIX Customers

UPDATE: Sun Microsystems moves in to capture IBM's AIX customers by capitalizing on SCO Group's revocation of IBM's Unix license.

FreeBSD Foundation Releases 5.1

Five months after unveiling release 5.0 of the FreeBSD operating system, The FreeBSD Foundation followed up with the release of FreeBSD 5.1 Monday.

Microsoft Ties Communications Server to Office

Just a little more than a month after Microsoft dished up the official designation of its 'Greenwich' Real-Time Communications Server, the software titan altered the branding to tie it more closely with its Office System line of products.

Sendmail Tries to Help Mobile Workers

Eyeing the market of mobile workers that spend little time behind desks, Sendmail is joining forces with Hewlett-Packard and Intel to push a Linux-based mail solution for corporate email infrastructures.

Microsoft Focuses on Antispam for Exchange 2003

With spam increasingly becoming a significant drain on network resources, Microsoft opens up Exchange Server 2003, allowing partners to integrate antispam components with the server.

AMD, Microsoft Steal March on Intel

Stealing a march on archrival Intel, AMD won the endorsement of Microsoft for its 64-bit chips on servers, as the software giant announces that it is developing a native 64-bit version of Windows Server 2003 designed to support AMD's forthcoming Opteron processor.

Red Hat Launches ISV Program

New ISV program offers benefits to Independent Software Vendors who test and certify their applications on Red Hat Enterprise Linux; special perks offered to Oracle partners.

Red Hat Unveils 9

As promised, Red Hat released Red Hat Linux 9 to its Red Hat Network subscribers Monday. The company plans to make the new version of its platform widely available on April 7.

Microsoft to Send Server 2003 to Manufacturers

UPDATE: After delaying the product for more than a year and a half, the company ships its new server operating system to manufacturers.

Red Hat Hits 9 on March 31st

Red Hat plans to skip its traditional intermediate releases and head straight to a release of Red Hat 9 on April 7. Red Hat Network subscribers will get early access to downloads of the latest from the company.

Oracle Unites With UnitedLinux

Following on its Unbreakable Linux initiative last June, Oracle extended that commitment to UnitedLinux Thursday.