Umm... News... Yeah.
Posted on: 03/18/2003 12:57 AM

It's been a while since we've had some good (any) news postage, so let me see what I can dig up for you.
  • Tyan has announced the latest addition to their videocard line, the Tachyon G9500 Pro.
  • The [H]ardOCP has some pretty cool pictures of some rackmounted and water cooled duallie goodness. The pictures at the [H] start here, and the official page can be found here.
  • AMDBoard has info on an whopping 12 Opteron CPUs scheduled to launch in the next few months. Check them out here.
  • Hardware Analysis has posted has a nice perspective on datacenters... From the inside.
  • Ace's Hardware got the word straight from the horse's mouth. Sun will not be using the Opteron for its own entry level servers.
    I met at CEBIT with Brian Healy, Nathalie Nann and Joachim Steffen from SUN and they were able to confirm to me that SUN has no Opteron plans at all. The strategy of SUN is to offer datacenters a total solution: low cost x86 blade servers run the applications that are the most cost effective with 32 bit work while the 64 bit UltraSPARC processors find a home in the big fat 64 bit servers.
  • In case you've been under a rock for the last week, you probably know that Intel has released the 3.0ghz and 3.06ghz XEONs
    The Intel Xeon processor at 3.06 GHz features a 512 KB level two cache and a 533 MHz system bus and the Intel Xeon processor at 3 GHz includes a 512 KB level two cache and a 400 MHz system bus...

    ...The Intel Xeon processor at 3.06 GHz and the Intel Xeon processor at 3 GHz are available worldwide. Intel's suggested list prices are $722 and $658 respectively in 1,000-unit quantities.
  • That should be enough to keep you busy for a little while anyway.

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