Last year, the term du jour in enterprise tech was big data. Now, it's advanced analytics.
Intel announces 32-nanometer Xeon E7 family of high-end server chips, along with a suite of entry-level Xeon E3 processors.
For budding small businesses or midsize companies that have already endured their growing pains, the IBM xServer 226 is a wise investment.
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Apple's Mac Pro has design innovations that we hope will cross over to other systems. Its performance is as strong as you'd expect for a system in its class, and it's priced right, too. You might need more flexibility in your config options, especially for 3D design, but otherwise, the Mac Pro is as solid a professional-class PC as we've seen.
Chipmaker lists new Xeon processors rated as low as 45 watts and shaves the price of its Z530 Atom processor (512k cache, 1.60 GHz) 7 percent, from to $65 from $70.
Xserve: Now Xeon-based, same speeds as Mac Pro; available in October
Intel takes on AMD's last Opteron stronghold with quad-core Xeon 7300 for multiprocessor servers.
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