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Articles by Darrell Dunn
posted in May 2006
The Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager lets users measure and bill for virtual server, storage, network, software, middleware, and e-mail consumption by company, department, or individual.
The collection of services and applications is designed to make it easier to view, record, manage, secure, and store TV programs, photos, music, and movies on Web-connected devices.
With funding from tech vendors and government agencies, Carnegie Mellon opens its Data Center Observatory to improve energy efficiency, reduce management costs, and consolidate server clusters.
The decision seemed increasingly inevitable, as AMD gained server market share.
Dell plans to support Opteron processors in its servers by the end of the year.
While Intel has been wildly successful with its Centrino processor, AMD's market share has been steadily growing.
The company says more energy-efficient PCs will enable smaller form factors, improve power consumption, and also reduce the level of heat and noise generated by some PCs in homes and offices.
The new offerings are designed to make it easier for small and midsized businesses to manage the blade server platform.
Intel and AMD want to increase the number of people with Internet access, which currently stands at around 15% worldwide.
Intel will call its new processor line for desktop and laptop computers the Core 2 Duo, while AMD talks about more than $1 billion wasted in energy costs by businesses using Intel-based servers.
The rugged computing device is powered by an AMD Geode processor and includes a hard drive, keyboard, mouse, and 56 Kbps modem, but no monitor.