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IBM Introduces Low-Price Storage Server

IBM today unveiled an entry-level disk server priced under US$3,000. The new IBM TotalStorage DS300 is designed to give midsize customers the ability to transport data over standard Internet protocols. With the introduction of the DS300, IBM has become one of the first storage vendors to offer clien...

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IBM, Intel Open Blade Specs

IBM, in collaboration with Intel, has made available the design specifications for the IBM eServer BladeCenter platform. The specifications should allow hardware vendors to create BladeCenter-compatible products and participate in the blade server market. According to IBM, the design specifications ...

AMD Pushes Security Capabilities of XP SP 2 and Athlon 64

In an attempt to bring a new level of security to desktop and mobile PC computing, AMD today announced that with the release of Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), AMD's hardware-based enhanced virus protection (EVP) can now be enabled on all AMD Athlon 64 processors. This hardware-software c...

Sharp Rolls Out 3D LCD for Desktops

Sharp Systems of America, a division of Sharp Electronics, has introduced the Sharp LL-151-3D display, Sharp's first stand-alone display that features Sharp's 3D LCD Technology, formerly available only in a laptop from the company. This 15-inch 3D LCD monitor delivers 3D images to the naked eye, and...

FCC Gives OK to TiVo Tech

TiVo, one of the initial creators of television services for digital video recorders (DVRs), announced today that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has certified TiVo's technology protection of digital broadcast television. The FCC determined that digital broadcast television content shoul...

Intel Ships Xeon with Support from Dell, IBM

Dell and IBM plan to introduce servers with Intel's new 64-bit Xeon microprocessor, which allows greater amounts of computer memory than earlier architectures. IBM said it will begin on Monday rolling out eight new servers based on the Intel's new Xeon processor with 64-bit technology. A 64-bit comp...

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Fujitsu and TDK Plan Strategic Alliance

Fujitsu and TDK have agreed to form a strategic alliance in the magnetic hard disk drive head business. The agreement covers collaboration in drive head technology. It also covers a joint venture for drive-head manufacture, the companies will launch a new joint venture in the Philippines, where they...

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NASA Enlists 10,240-Processor SGI Altix Supercomputer

Silicon Graphics today announced that NASA has chosen SGI's Altix as the foundation of Project Columbia, a collaboration with SGI and Intel that is expected to fuel scientific breakthroughs in space exploration, global warming research and aerospace engineering. With Project Columbia, NASA plans to ...

Opteron Servers, Workstations from Sun Microsystems

Sun Microsystems is carrying out its promise to provide Opteron-powered products for volume markets. The Santa Clara, California-based company said its expanded Solaris x86 combined with AMD's Opteron processor would be offered in new Sun workstations and Sun Fire V20z servers, which are priced to m...

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Disk Drive Leader Seagate Introduces Five-Year Warranty

Seagate Technology today announced it has introduced a five-year warranty, effective immediately, on every Seagate internal PC, notebook and enterprise hard drive shipped through its distribution and retail channels throughout the world.

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Infineon and Rosner Partner on Wireless Jacket

A new jacket from Rosner GmbH, a German clothing firm, combines a 128 MB MP3 player that is controlled through cloth buttons on the left sleeve. Headphones are built into the collar. The jacket also has a hands-free cell phone microphone tucked into the collar, which works with phones on the Bluetoo...

Intel’s Low-Power Pentium M Processors

Intel today expanded the Intel Pentium M processor and Intel Celeron M processor families with products aimed at the notebook, subnotebook and tablet PC segments that represent small mobile PCs typically weighing around three pounds. Intel's new offerings include the Intel Pentium M processor Low Vo...

IBM Seeks To Change Economics of Unix Computing

This week, IBM introduced the new eServer p5 systems, a line of Unix and Linux servers that use Power 5 microprocessors and Micro-Partitioning, an IBM Virtualization Engine technology. According to IBM, the new eServer p5 systems are the result of a large-scale, three-year research and development e...

Sony’s New Micro Vault Offers 2 GB Storage

Sony Electronics today introduced the Micro Vault PRO, a new USB storage device that provides 2 GB of space plus a built-in "Auto Sync" file synchronization feature -- all in a form factor about the length and width of a business card. The Micro Vault PRO uses a one-inch hard disk drive in a brushed...

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Panasonic Debuts Blu-Ray DVD Recorder

Panasonic has released a DVD recorder based on Blu-Ray, a technology that can read and store data at much higher densities than previous DVD technologies. According to some analyst estimates, the move should give Panasonic an edge in the battle against a rival technology supported by fellow Japanese...

Fujitsu Reports Performance on New Sparc64 V

Fujitsu today announced a new version of the company's fifth-generation Sparc64 processor. The new Fujitsu Sparc64 V is fabricated using 90-nanometer process technology, a first for Unix-based servers, and operates at 1.89 GHz. According to Fujitsu, the enhancements offer a significant performance b...

COLSA To Build Apple Xserve Supercomputer

COLSA Corporation has purchased 1,566 dual-processor 1U rack-mount 64-bit Xserve G5 servers from Apple to build a new supercomputer that the company hopes will be one of the fastest in the world. The supercomputer, named MACH 5, is expected to deliver a peak performance capability of more than 25 te...

MTI MicroFuel Reinvents the Battery

MTI MicroFuel Cells, a developer of miniaturized fuel cells for handheld electronics, today introduced a technology based on direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) technology. According to the company, the new technology, called Mobion, represents several scientific breakthroughs that the company believes...

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AMD Calls Dual-Core Chips a ‘Technology Milestone’

Today AMD announced what the company is calling a "technology milestone" -- the completed design of its AMD64 dual-core processors. AMD plans to deliver dual-core products to the x86 server market in mid-2005 and introduce dual-core solutions for high-end client PCs in the second half of 2005. AMD h...

AMD Shoots for the Low End with Sempron

AMD announced yesterday that it will introduce a new brand of PC processors to be named AMD Sempron. The company hopes the AMD Sempron processors will raise the computing bar for today's value-conscious buyers of desktop and notebook PCs. According to the company, the AMD Sempron processors are bein...

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