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Volume 2, Number 26 -- July 12, 2005

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New SGI Linux Server, Storage Chase Entry HPC Customers
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Silicon Graphics this week unveiled new Linux-Itanium servers in its Altix server line and matching storage arrays in an effort to expand down into the entry high performance computing (HPC) market. Historically, SGI has been known for its Unix workstations and high-end NUMA clusters for supporting supercomputing workloads, and in recent years, the company has adopted Linux and Itanium in an effort to get on a more favorable price/performance curve. It has been a tough transition for SGI, and one that the company is not through yet. READ MORE >


Top HP Server Exec Jumps Ship to Dell
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Brad Anderson, the senior vice president and general manager of Hewlett-Packard's $8 billion Industry Standard Server unit, has jumped ship and moved over to rival Dell. Both companies are being coy about the move, with HP maintaining silence and Dell only admitting that sometime in July Anderson will become the fourth senior vice president in Dell's Product Group Council, which includes Jeff Clarke, Alex Gruzen, and John Medica. READ MORE >

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Intel Previews Dual-Core Montecito Itanium Performance
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Intel doesn't ever want to preannounce a forthcoming chip, but the company is smart enough to leak out information from time to time to keep IT buyers thinking about the future technology it is promising to deliver as they mull over their current product purchases. To that end, Intel last week lifted the curtain a bit on its dual-core "Montecito" 64-bit Itanium processors, releasing Linpack Fortran benchmark test results for machines using the chip. READ MORE >


Java Turns Ten, Still At Odds with .NET, Aloof About PHP
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Just before the July 4th holiday in the United States, Sun Microsystems finished up its 10th annual JavaOne summit for Java developers. A year ago, I was still complaining about Sun not opening up Java as an open source program and I was suggesting that Sun and Microsoft merge their Java and C# languages and JVM and CLR runtimes to create a unified programming environment. READ MORE >


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   But Wait, There's More

Red Hat's Sales Continue Their Steady Rise . . . IBM Launches Dual-Core PowerPC 970MP Chip . . . AMD Readies Socket 939 Opteron, Debuts Top-End Athlon 64 . . . Dell Adds McData Switches to Blade Servers . . . Acer Readies Dual-Core, Two-Socket Opteron Tower Server . . . Java Coders Like Open Source Software . . . Enterprise Management Software Market Grows 11.4 Percent to $6.2 Billion . . . READ MORE >

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Editor: Timothy Prickett Morgan
Contributing Editors: Dan Burger, Joe Hertvik, Kevin Vandever,
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New SGI Linux Server, Storage Chase Entry HPC Customers

Top HP Server Exec Jumps Ship to Dell

Intel Previews Dual-Core Montecito Itanium Performance

Java Turns Ten, Still At Odds with .NET, Aloof About PHP

But Wait, There's More

The Four Hundred
Server Ecosystems: Take a Ride on a Slide

Java Turns Ten, Still At Odds with .NET, Aloof About PHP

iSeries ISVs Make Big Investments in Regulatory Compliance

As I See It: Declining Fortunes

The Windows Observer
AMD Sues Intel for Antitrust Violations

Microsoft Turns Up the Heat on Linux Over Patching

Microsoft Expands IP Indemnification to Partners

AMD Readies Socket 939 Opteron, Debuts Top-End Athlon 64

The Unix Guardian
AMD Sues Intel for Antitrust Violations

Sun Gets First Dibs on New Opterons for Entry Workstation

AMD Readies Socket 939 Opteron, Debuts Top-End Athlon 64

Sun Takes Java App Server Open Source

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