TG Daily Special: Virtualization Explored - Part 2

We continue with part 2 our 3-part series on virtualization.  In this installment, we look at applications, benefits and challenges. We will discuss server farms, ISPs and businesses that have made virtualization a key component of their strategy. And we will look at end-user applications and the reasons why an individual might choose virtualization for their desktop.   

Apple Boot Camp runs to version 1.4

Right on the heels of the debut of its new iMac line, Apple has updated the software that lets users run Windows on their Mac machines.

Ramsan’s 2 TB rack of flash memory

San Diego (CA) – Need a few terabytes of really fast storage?  Texas Memory Systems will be able to solve that need in a few months with their upcoming RAMSAN-500 box that can hold up to 2 TB of Flash memory along with a maximum of 64 GB of DDR2 memory.

DriveSavers dispels common hard drive recovery myths

Freezing or hitting failed hard drives doesn't work and can actually increase the damage, according to DriveSavers representatives.

TG Daily Special: Virtualization Explored

Virtualization stands at the threshold of changing the way we think about computing. We are headed into uncharted waters where computers are opening up a whole new world of opportunities, enabled by faster CPUs that integrate more and more cores. Join us for a three-part article in which we look at what virtualization is, how it applies and where it's headed.  

Fujitsu marching towards terabyte hard drives for notebooks

Fujitsu announced that it has developed a basic read/write capability of ideally ordered alumina nanoholes on a 2.5” magnetic disk on the way to achieve a recording density of 1 Tb per square inch.

AMD to launch Barcelona quad-core on September 10

Chicago (IL) – AMD today sent out emails inviting analysts, media and industry representatives to what the company calls "the most anticipated premiere of 2007".   In Pictures: Barcelona - Architecture details ...  

Motorola unveils mobile Linux platform

Linspire launches Freespire 2.0 Linux

Open-source operating system developer Linspire today announced the availability of Freespire 2.0, a Linux OS based on Ubuntu distribution.

Update 2: Steve Jobs unveils new, glossy iMac design

During a press briefing at Apple's corporate campus, Steve Jobs lifted the curtain on the company's new mold for its desktop computer line.>> In Pictures: Apple releases new iMac 

Update 2: Latest version of iLife debuts

Apple has just unveiled iLife '08, the company's catch-all software suite for entertainment applications.

First Vista Service Pack beta reportedly in circulation

Numerous PC testers claim they have received an early build of Microsoft's first Service Pack addition to Windows Vista.

Sun announces 64-thread processor UltraSparc T2

Sun today announced the UltraSparc T2, previously code-named Niagara 2, successor of the UltraSparc T1. Sun claims that the CPU will be the "world's highest performing microprocessor" that can run an operating system on each of its 64 supported threads.

Autodesk announces Maya 2008, 3ds Max 2008

AMD increases Opteron clock-speed to 3.2 GHz

AMD has introduced two new Opteron processors with higher clock speeds and has dropped the power consumption of the preceding flagship models with 3.0 GHz.

Version 7 of Firefox Alpha 3 hits the scene

After a slightly sluggish delay, the latest preview build of Mozilla's next-gen browser is open to the public.

Pioneer introduces new Blu-ray Disc burner

Long Beach (CA) - Pioneer has announced a new Blu-ray Disc PC drive that can burn BD-R as well as rewritable BD-RE media. The second generation BDR-202 drive from Pioneer has limited equalizer LSI and a liquid crystal tilt compensator, which help in playback and data reading of discs.  Additionally, it incorporates ultra DRA technology, designed to reduce the vibrations when burning a disc, according to CDR Info.

Mercury releases supercomputer SDK for PS3

If you are planning to do a lot more with the Playstation 3 than playing games, then here is an opportunity to use the console as a high-performance computing platform.

Microsoft releases Direct3D 10.1 preview with Shader Model 4.1

IBM consolidates servers into mainframes

Armonk (NY) – In one of the largest virtualization efforts announced to date, IBM said that it will replace 3900 of its servers with just 30 mainframe systems – reducing power consumption by about 80% or enough to free up enough power to run a small town.