x86 servers Tag Index

AMD Demos x86 APU Server Running Fedora Linux

The chip maker is looking to show the strength of the software ecosystem around heterogeneous computing processing.


Tags: open source, Linux, CPU, processors, Red Hat, x86 servers, Fedora, AMD, IT infrastructure, GPU, SoC, application developers

Lenovo Deal for IBM's Servers Getting Close U.S. Scrutiny

Government officials reportedly are worried that buying servers from a Chinese company may endanger national security.


Tags: IBM, IT management, government IT, PC hardware, x86 servers, IT security, Lenovo, IT infrastructure, telecommunications, mobile devices, Huawei, enterprise networking

Lenovo: No Pay Cuts After IBM Server Deal Closes

Lenovo looks to assure striking Chinese workers that the company will not slash wages or benefits once it takes over IBM's x86 server business.


Tags: IBM, IT management, Dell, PC hardware, x86 servers, HP, Lenovo, IT infrastructure

HP Ending Free Firmware Updates for X86 ProLiant Servers

Only those customers with systems under warranty will get access to firmware updates, which had been offered for free.


Tags: IBM, Dell, x86 servers, HP, servers, Lenovo, IT infrastructure, Cisco Systems, firmware, ProLiant

IBM Adopts Flash DIMMs for New X Series Servers

Big Blue turns up the heat in the enterprise server market with DIMM-based flash tech from a devilish storage partner.


Tags: IBM, x86 servers, servers, Big Blue, PureSystems, Diablo, DIMM

HP Wants x86 to Be NonStop

HP is expanding its NonStop server operating system platform to x86 servers.


Tags: blade servers, x86 servers, HP, x86, NonStop, server operating system

Lenovo Looking to Strengthen Server Market Position

The hardware manufacturer is taking on the likes of Dell, HP and IBM in an effort to become a major player in the x86 server market.


Tags: IBM, Dell, x86 servers, HP, servers, x86, Lenovo, ThinkServer, Server Market

IBM Flexes New Server Muscle for POWER Cloud

Big Blue is expanding its Flex Server lineup with three new POWER 7+ server designs as well as  a new double-density x86 Flex System server.


Tags: IBM, x86 servers, servers, x86, POWER 7, IBM Power System, IBM Power Series, POWER7+

HP's Project Odyssey Taps NEC for Mission-Critical x86 Servers

x86-based systems running in the same enclosure as Intel Itanium-based servers are a step closer to reality following the hardware vendors' latest partnership.


Tags: x86 servers, HP, servers, x86, NEC, HP-UX, Itanium

Survey: 51% of x86 Servers Now Virtualized

A new study from 451 Research reveals that a slim majority of x86 servers are now virtualized.


Tags: server, virtualization, x86 servers, servers, x86, server virtualization, 451 Research

Sun Pays Off for Oracle as Q2 Earnings Grow

With solid returns in for the second quarter, Larry Ellison is ready to call the purchase of Sun the best acquisition his company has ever made.


Tags: Oracle, server, x86 servers, Sun, Sun Microsystems, acquisition, servers

Global Server Revenues Down in 3Q12

Linux and x86 servers are bright spots as the global server market continues to slow down.


Tags: server, x86 servers, servers, x86, Linux server, Server Market

HP Extends Its Itanium NonStop Servers

The company's new NS2100 Server platform delivers entry-class Intel Itanium architecture.


Tags: x86 servers, HP, servers, Itanium, NonStop

HP Wins Oracle App Support for Itanium Servers

Oracle plans to appeal a court ruling that will force it to continue to support HP's Itanium servers.


Tags: Oracle, server, x86 servers, HP, servers, Itanium

Global Server Revenues Decline in 1Q12

The latest global server reports are out from both IDC and Gartner, and despite a few bright spots, overall the news isn't good.


Tags: server, IBM, Dell, blade servers, x86 servers, HP, servers, x86, Server Market

What's Hot (and What's Not) for Servers

x86 servers are still in, but brand loyalty is out. Dell satisfies, while Oracle disappoints. Gabriel Consulting Group's third annual data center survey reveals the latest server trends and differentiators.
Tags: IBM, Dell, x86 servers, HP, server hardware

Global Server Market Continues Rebound: IDC

Latest figures on global server shipments and sales underscore continuing rebound in the sector, with each measure posting double-digit annual growth.
Tags: IBM, x86 servers, HP, servers, IDC

EMC Buyer's Guide: EMC Goes x86

It wasn't long ago that RISC processors powered EMC's server lines. Today, Intel's Nehalem EX processor is the power behind its four server lines. Together, Celerra, Centera, Clariion and Symmetrix offer a variety of solutions to match a variety of budgets.
Tags: EMC, Intel, x86 servers, buyer's guide, Clariion

Dell Servers Buyer's Guide

In the past few months, Dell overhauled its PowerEdge server line to provide its x86 servers with greater reliability, improved performance and the ability to handle tougher workloads. Here's what to expect if you're in the market for Dell servers.
Tags: Dell, x86 servers, buyer's guide, PowerEdge, dell servers

Oracle Announces New High-Performance Computing Sun Clusters

True to its promise, Oracle sticks to the high-end market with massive clustering x86 servers and a unified network fabric.
Tags: Oracle, Intel, x86 servers, Sun, HPC

AMD's New Opteron 4100 Series Features Power Efficiency for x86 Servers

Coming in below AMD's high-end Magny-Cours design, the Opteron 4100 is aimed at x86 server customers concerned with power efficiency and long-term compatibility.
Tags: cloud computing, server, x86 servers, AMD, Opteron

Non-x86 Blade Server Buyer's Guide

When it comes to blade servers, x86 is the most frequent architecture of choice. Bladed or not, however, x86 servers are not the perfect tool for every task. Non-x86 blade server options, while limited, fill many of the gaps that their x86 siblings leave.


Tags: blade servers, x86 servers, HP, non-x86 blade servers, BladeSystem

Is Oracle Ready to Dump AMD From Sun's x86 Server Lineup?

Sun traditionally offered both AMD and Intel processors in its x86 server lineup. Now, it's looking like AMD's Opteron won't make the cut under Oracle's ownership.
Tags: Oracle, Intel, x86 servers, AMD, Opteron

IT Buying More x86 Servers, Paying Less: IDC

Sales of x86 servers are taking off like a shot, RISC is shriveling up, and prices are still dropping as IT buyers snap up less-expensive servers.
Tags: x86 servers, Unix, RISC, IDC, blades

x86 Server Processors Help Deliver Solid Earnings for Intel

The chip giant might do a little better than expected thanks to its new x86 server processors, but there will be no big surprises. After 2009, that's a good thing.
Tags: earnings, Intel, x86 servers, Xeon, Nehalem

x86 Server Standardization Does Not Equate to OS Pluralization

OS Roundup: Are we heading back to an era where the OS is once again tied to the hardware? Seems unlikely in this age of commodity x86 servers, yet increasingly, ISVs and OEMs are limiting what can run where.
Tags: Windows, x86 servers, Solaris, OS, Mac OS X

Intel Xeon 7500 Series x86 Server Processor Buyers Guide

Hard-Core Hardware: "Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound" -- will Nehalem EX be the cornerstone in x86 servers that are really as good as Intel claims?
Tags: Intel, x86 servers, Xeon, buyers guide, Xeon 7500

Beyond x86 Servers: Should You Take a RISC?

As x86 servers increasingly dominate the landscape, is there room for RISC? Absolutely, says one prominent analyst.
Tags: x86 servers, hardware, Unix, x86, RISC

SGI Resurrects Origin x86 Server Line With New Xeons

The classic brand is reborn as a super-dense, all-in-one x86 server with an integrated SAN, while larger siblings will sport more than 1,000 cores for virtualized environments.
Tags: virtualization, blade, x86 servers, Xeon, SGI

Dell Launches Low-Maintenance x86 Servers

Dell wants to help admins spend less time keeping x86 servers running. A new crop of Westmere-processor-based, self-healing machines are designed to be deployed and ignored.
Tags: Intel, Dell, x86 servers, x86 server, Westmere

x86 Servers Lead Nascent Global Server Sales Resurgence

After a year of spiraling toward the ground, server sales may be pulling out of the dive, with x86 servers leading the pack. Revenue continued to fall, yet it's still progress.
Tags: IBM, x86 servers, HP, Gartner, blades