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The cuts, including many to quad-core processors, are announced just before Advanced Micro Devices' earnings announcement Tuesday.
Maingear introduces a new power-efficient gaming PC designed to compete with HP's Firebird.
Chipmaker institutes broad price cuts on dual- and quad-core processors, as well as introducing new models.
The chipmaker plans to make money off communications technology by lowering the cost and increasing the performance of optical networking.
Penguin Computing, a San Francisco-based maker of servers running the Linux operating system, has released a new server that squeezes two Xeon processors into a 1.75-inch-thick rack-mountable chassis. The Relion 140 can accommodate two CPUs running faster than 2GHz, up to 6GB of memory, and up to three hard drives that can be swapped out while the system is running. A lower-end model with 512MB of memory, two 1.8GHz Xeon processors and one 18.6GB hard drive costs $3,160. With 1GB of memory, two 2.2GHz processors and two 36GB hard drives, the price goes up to $4,066. The server uses Intel's E7500 "Plumas" chipset, which connects the processors with other system components.
The company plans to revamp much of its Intel server line as the chip giant's new Xeon server chips are set to arrive.
The company is to introduce its new chipset, replete with features such as high-end memory and the ability to let computers have spare memory banks.