Supercomputers sold like hotcakes in 2011

Supercomputers sold like hotcakes in 2011 On The RegisterTimothy Prickett Morgan provides a report. “Interestingly, unit shipments of HPC servers fell by 6.9 per cent as companies delayed purchases of smaller systems. Customers who were set to buy workgroup HPC systems have delayed or canceled plans, and while IDC did not say this, there is little doubt that many shops were waiting to see what the new Xeon E5-2600 chips from Intel and the relatively new Opteron 6200 chips from Advanced Micro Devices would hold,” he writes. What’s your opinion?

Oracle has some cloud convincing ahead On ZDNet, explains why. “… Oracle has gone cloud computing happy with the purchase of RightNow as well as Taleo. Oracle is also expected to gobble up more software as a service companies. What’s unclear is whether Oracle’s acquisition strategy will work as well in the cloud as it did for on-premise enterprise applications. Oracle’s girth largely comes from acquiring companies like PeopleSoft, Siebel and BEA Systems to name just a few,” he writes. What’s your opinion?

Is the data centre the new battleground? Google thinks so On The VAR Guy, the author gives his take. “Apparently, in some of the world’s largest data centers run by Equinix, Google is sharing space with its competitors, and it’s not really comfortable about it. Google thinks its edge is in its special server technology, and quite frankly, The VAR Guy is inclined to believe that. Google, predictably, has no comment, but the story is certainly true since it comes straight form the source: one Chris Sharp, who happens to be the “general manager of content and cloud” over at Equinix,” he writes. What’s your opinion?

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