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posted in January 2006
IBM adds faster processors and an enhanced integrated operating system to make the System i5 product line more appealing to small and mid-sized businesses.
The partnership will combine ClearCube's PC blade hardware and DataSynapse's GridServer software.
Increasing server density and rising energy costs have companies looking for better cooling options.
The money will be used for R&D, new server platforms, and better applications, compliers, and tools to support Itanium.
Computermaker add new service center to existing ones in China, Ireland, Japan, and Texas to growing business.
AMD wins more than 21% of the x86 market in the fourth quarter as Intel touts its ability to advance chip design to new levels.
The new management team says net income was $50 million in the quarter, compared to $31 million a year ago.
CoolFrame system is designed to reduce the heat generated by high-density blade server installations.
The new ftServer 5700 system, which starts around $45,000, features four 2.8 GHz dual-core Xeon processors, providing 99.999% reliability and around 25% higher performance than Stratus' previous top-end system.
Nearly a third of IT executives already have deployed blade servers and another 12% plan deployment this year, according to a survey by InformationWeek Research and Microcast Communications.
IBM is offering blades, middleware, point-of-sale applications from third-party vendors, and an integrated wireless switch from Symbol Technologies.
"The PC still remains supreme," Dell chairman and founder Michael Dell said in his keynote address to the Consumer Electronics Show.
New desktops and notebooks will work with cable TV set-top boxes and provide computing capabilities needed to enjoy digital photography, audio, and video on a television set using a remote control.