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Anticipation Builds for ARM-Powered Servers
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Anticipation Builds for ARM-Powered Servers

Yesterday, the popular tech blog GigaOM posted a story about Ian Drew, executive vice president of marketing at ARM Holdings. ARM is known for its low-powered processors that have cornered the market on smartphones, tablets, and many other devices. Lately, Drew has become quite popular with the announcement that ARM is bringing their chips to […]

Server Hardware Tips
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Server Hardware Tips

Much of the discussion about web hosting and servers centers around operating systems, software, and web applications. But one should not overlook hardware, which can make or break website performance. Here are a few hardware tips to make sure you get the most for your money. 1. When possible, opt for the quality, server-grade CPUs […]

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Intel super computer predicts path of BP Oil Spill

The ongoing BP Oil Spill is one of the worst natural disasters in the history of the United States. As oil spills out from a leaking well head deep under the ocean floor, large swaths of oil have engulfed a good portion of the Gulf of Mexico. Although it had nothing to do with the […]

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Server Hardware: Celeron vs. Xeon

Intel processors have a variety of names, and there is no shortage in the number of variations. When you are looking to lease or purchase a server, this can be confusing. On the current market, you may find servers with Intel’s Core 2, Celeron, Xeon, and the newer Core i7. The first distinction that you […]

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Intel May Release a 10-core Xeon

Rumors are circulating that Intel will soon announce their newest Xeon processor with a whopping 10 cores. Intel release notes from the upcoming Hot Chips conference, and on the list of announcements is “Westmere-EX: A 20-Thread Server CPU”. With hyperthreading, the operating system treats each core like two processors (i.e. two threads). In this case, […]

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Common Server Architectures

In computer lingo, when someone talks about architecture, they usually mean the type of CPU driving the system. For servers, the most used architecture has traditionally been x86, but this has gradually been supplanted by x86_64 (64-bit). Here is a list of various server architectures. x86 – This dates back to 1978 and Intel’s 8086 […]

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ARM CEO Promises Server CPUs in 2011

Warren East, CEO of Arm Holdings revealed that he expects servers based on ARM multicore processors to arrive in 2011. ARM processors are best known in the mobile device market, especially smartphones, because of their low power consumption. Normally, low power consumption equates to low speed, which is fine for handheld devices but not for […]

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Microsoft to end Itanium support

Microsoft has announced that it will end software support for Intel’s Itanium processor. Windows Server 2008 R2 will be the last version to support the architecture that once promised to be one of the most powerful. The Itanium was once touted as the ideal server architecture by HP, and the company still produces servers that […]

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Intel: 100,000 servers, 97 data centers

Just how big is big? How about Intel? According to its website, the microprocessor giant has 100,000 servers in 97 data centers around the world. They hold 18 petabytes of data in all. In an effort to save resources and money, Intel is currently working on consolidating its data centers. The company hopes that instead […]

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AMD vs. Intel

Many shared web hosts like to advertise their server hardware, and the most popular thing to brag about these days is the brand of CPU used. Nearly all web hosts use processors made by AMD or Intel. Does it matter which one your host prefers? Is one faster over the other? In short, it isn’t […]

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