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posted in February 2011
Intel's 256 Atom N570 dual-core processors power servers optimized to run applications that process high-volumes of small Web transactions such as in online gaming and social networks.
The majority of Americans have seen boorish behavior with mobile devices and the number of incidents is growing.
Intel's high-speed Thunderbolt technology and second-generation Core processors, along with faster graphics cards and high-def FaceTime Webcams, are among the upgrades.
Debuting in Apple's MacBook Pros, the high-speed PC connection technology, previously codenamed Light Peak, provides data transfer speeds much faster than USB 3.0 and FireWire.
Sales of x86 processors running desktops, laptops, and servers rose 26.7% in 2010 from the previous year to $36.3 billion, while shipments grew 17.1% and prices were up 8%, according to IDC.
Intel's second-generation Core processors, as well as a Celeron processor option, will available on the business notebooks.
The computer maker's 16% increase in first-quarter profits wasn't enough to meet its forecast, due to weakened sales in its consumer and tech services units.
Sixteen servers, including tower, rack, and blade models will be available with three- or five-year onsite service contracts from the Taiwan-based computer maker.
The six business PCs feature longer battery life, improved performance management, video and voice calling features, and Intel's second-generation Core processors.
During the President's visit, CEO Paul Otellini announced that Intel plans to build a $5 billion facility in Arizona to manufacture 14-nanometer processors.
Mounting a serious challenge to ARM, Intel plans to begin mass production of the 32-nm processor later this year.
Tablet devices running the quad-core Tegra CPU, which includes a 12-core graphics processor, are slated to be available in August.
The zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension adds functionality to IBM's mainframe system, allowing integration and management of Power 7 and x86 blade servers.
Strong business PC, server, and storage sales drove revenue of $15.7 billion with the computer maker reporting record profitability in enterprise products and services.
The Critical Facilities Implementation service rounds out HP's data center design, testing, and management offerings.
The "hyperscale-inspired server," intended for high-performance computing applications such as video rendering, virtualization, and electronic design automation, uses AMD 12-core chips and can deliver can deliver a maximum of 96 cores in a 2U rack.
The new 8-core and 12-core server processors are socket-compatible with the previous Opteron series, giving customers the option of boosting performance without replacing the server.
Expecting that more and more employees will personally own the smartphones and tablets they work on, Dell's service portfolio enables them to access critical enterprise data from mobile devices.
Version 10.2 of the PC video player is up to 34 times more efficient than previous releases, says Adobe.
The departure of COO Bob Rivet follows the resignation of CEO Dirk Meyer; Marty Seyer, senior VP of corporate strategy is also leaving the company.
Releasing the tablet alongside two dozen business PCs suggests the computer maker is serious about adding emerging devices to its core products, says an IDC analyst.
Shipments of flawed Sandy Bridge processor chipsets have resumed for use in PC configurations that do not use the defective ports.
The all-in-one, touch screen computers now incorporate a 60-degree reclining 23-inch display to improve ergonomics.
IBM is building systems as fast as 20 petaflops, while Cray says it's ready to deliver supercomputers of 10 petaflops. Such systems are many times faster than the fastest computers running today.
University of California Berkeley researchers have found a way to build nanolasers on silicon to provide faster communications between components in a microprocessor.
The telecom will begin taking preorders Feb. 13 for its first 4G smartphone, which boasts enough power to drive a laptop dock.
Targeted to enterprises that want to build private clouds, Dell's integrated software and hardware packages combine Canonical's Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud with PowerEdge C servers.
Customers who bought computers with the defective Series 6 chipset can return them or wait until April for a motherboard replacement.
The design flaw in Intel's Sandy Bridge chipset has prompted HP to offer customers refunds or replacement PCs for affected models and to review its product launch schedule.
Cougar Point processors, the corrected versions of the 6 Series chipset, won't start shipping until late February.
Graphics processor shipments fell below expectations last year, as people delayed replacing older PCs to buy Apple iPads, a research firm says.