Last year, the term du jour in enterprise tech was big data. Now, it's advanced analytics.
The new processors are faster at number crunching and input-output, more power-efficient, and actually have been creeping to market for months.
Intel announces 32-nanometer Xeon E7 family of high-end server chips, along with a suite of entry-level Xeon E3 processors.
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.
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 servers now have new Intel quad-core processors to get them up and running.
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.
Intel takes on AMD's last Opteron stronghold with quad-core Xeon 7300 for multiprocessor servers.