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Rackable takes SGI name after purchase

Now that Rackable's purchase of bankruptcy-laden Silicon Graphics Inc. has cleared the courts, Rackable is swapping its own name for the Silicon Valley veteran's.

By May 12, 2009


AMD low-power chips headed for HP, Dell servers

Chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices releases low-power processors that are set to find their way into servers from Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Sun Microsystems, and Rackable Systems.

By January 25, 2009


Three new open source CEOs

Open source will be getting a new crop of CEOs, but will it be getting experience with them?

By April 11, 2008


Cloud server of tomorrow will look little like full-feature server of today

Google is heavily influencing server design for large data centers, as vendors offer systems with features like multiple server motherboards, single voltage power supplies, and heat-resistant chips. The best part is you don't care.

By December 31, 2008


The new cloud infrastructure: Do you care?

This spring has seen some big advances in hardware infrastructure to support cloud-computing applications, with more on the way. As a cloud customer, should you pay any attention to them?

By April 8, 2009


SGI's old-school supercomputer now revved up

The Blacklight system, with 512 Xeon processors talking directly to dual 16TB memory banks, is now up and running at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center.

By October 11, 2010


Intel ships low-power chips for servers

New server chips from processor giant draw as little as 12.5 watts per core.

By September 7, 2008


How Linux killed SGI (and is poised to kill Sun)

There are some scarily depressing parallels between the once-dominant SGI and Sun Microsystems. The big question is what Sun will be worth in bankruptcy.

By April 2, 2009


First GM, now Silicon Graphics. Lessons learned?

The optimist in me wants to believe that even the most raging egos must know that all glory is fleeting. What with Silicon Valley's famous chronic self-absorption, that's not a sure bet.

By April 1, 2009


Long-delayed AMD 'Barcelona' chip available

Chipmaker announces that customers can get the long-delayed quad-core Opteron processor in systems from HP as well as other providers.

By April 9, 2008