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Apple unleashed a mess of product news this week, yet a lot of them we knew about ahead of time. CNET breaks down the good, the bad, and the ugly.
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.
The Blacklight system, with 512 Xeon processors talking directly to dual 16TB memory banks, is now up and running at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center.
The Concentro packs 1,200 servers along with power and cooling equipment in a 40-foot shipping container. Photos: Data center in a box
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?
In an interview, Bill Laing says the sluggish economy probably accelerated merger discussions. As for Microsoft, a deal would mean both one fewer partner and one fewer rival.
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.
Hewlett-Packard releases powerful new dual-Xeon workstations, set to compete with the Mac Pro, prompting a re-evaluation of the economic argument for pricey PCs.
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.
Unusually, the search giant designs its own servers. For the first time, Google unveils one publicly, showing a surprise built-in battery.