Business, Enterprise, Software Programs

Windows 7 to encounter conservative market and become ultra-successful?

Even though Windows 7 isn’t out yet – the prognosis for successful commercial adoption aren’t looking good, at least if you believe in research figures. Then again, if you do – re-read them and ask yourself who is crazy… according to Information Week, Windows 7 is in a lot of trouble. The article quotes a survey made by Dimensional Research – taken by 1100 IT managers from the big cheese companies. 83% of questioned companies won’t upgrade their current OS to the new and shiny Win7 within 12 months of its release. When it comes to adoption pace, 25% of surveyed experts told that they

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Audio/Video, Business, Enterprise, Technology Security

Security Expert: FBI is very wrong on Emergency 911 fiasco

The FBI in Dallas, Texas showed off its technological ignorance on Tuesday when it seized all systems inside two data centers as part of an investigation into companies that owed money to AT&T and Verizon. Federal Buerau of Investigation is defending their actions based on a belief that all systems in a Data Center are interconnected as Mark White [FBI spokesperson for Dallas office] stated: "My understanding is that the way these things are hooked up is that they’re interconnected to each other," he says. "Company A may be involved in some criminal activity and because of the interconnectivity of all these things, the information of what

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Enterprise, Software Programs

HowTo: Linux Software RAID demystified

With Linux, the open source OS [Operating System] becoming more popular every day with various flavors [distributions], Bright Enterprise Labs decided that it would be a good idea to point out one excellent feature that Linux offers for free – in all versions on the market. Software based RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks). No fancy add on with driver support needed, all you need is two or more storage connectors on your mainboard. Not only SATA is what you can use, even a mix of IDE and SATA drives is possible, although we don’t recommend it due to the very difference in bandwidth that both

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Business, Enterprise

Japanese space agency accelerates its Moon/Mars campaign

With NASA fights for the chunk of US budget burdened by the economical crisis and the running expenses of the Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns – the Japanese are accelerating their space travelling efforts with the deployment of thier latest supercomputer. 3,008 Fujitsu Sparc64-VII CPUs were selected for a supercomputer that should help JAXA [Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency] to accelerate its spaceship development and hopefully, flight to Moon and Mars. The system is based upon 3,008 Fujitsu SPARC64VII quad-core processors ticking at 2.52 GHz each. The hardware specifications are positioned somewhere between AMD and Intel processors, with the "small" omission that this is a pure-blooded RISC architecture,

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Business, Enterprise

UPDATED: IBM withdraws its bid for SUN, SUN stock drops 22%

The New York Times reports that IBM has withdrawn its $7 Billion offer recently made to buy up SUN Microsystems. This is putting the maker of Java, Virtual Box, MySQL, Solaris and the UltraSPARC 2+ processor in a difficult situation. They’ve been in troubled waters for quite some time and now face themselves in the need for a safe harbor again. What made IBM withdraw its bid is not yet known, but it propably will slump the SUN stock at Wall Street when it opens monday morning. The rumors and later confirmed talks between IBM and SUN had pushed the SUN stock value somewhat US$ 5 per

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Enterprise, Hardware

Google Search Appliance server stripped naked, pixellated

Ever wondered what’s hiding inside those yellow or blue-colored servers Google sells for a nice sum of $$$? Look no further… especially if you’re a company that is losing track of all those hundreds of thousands of documents. So, why not utilize the search algorithms from the largest company in the search business, the all-mighty Google? This search engine giant sells two types of servers, dubbed Google Boxes. Retail names are a bit less cooler: Google Mini Search Appliance and Search Appliance. Google’s two boxes aren’t different inside, but for the fact that yellow box offers RAID data protection… As you can see in picture

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Business, Enterprise

Fujitsu Siemens Computer is dead, Fujitsu AG lives on

Fujitsu Siemens Computer AG was an interesting company. This EMEA-based manufacturer insisted on manufacturing its motherboards in Augsburg, Germany, and got screwed by Tom’s Hardware when the site used their sensor-less prototype retail motherboard as a demonstration that AMD’s CPUs like to burn, instead of using a retail motherboard with thermal sensors switched on (as a consequence, FSC didn’t enter the retail market), but it also created some very impressive products. The company created several impressive notebook workstations that offered more than 10 hours of battery life and yet, not a lot of people noticed. A good example of a brilliant product that flew below

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Enterprise, Hardware

Nehalem-EP workstation Part 3: The First Benchmarks

In the first part of this review, we looked at the hardware, and? continued with the BIOS and Vista boot in the second part. We open the third part with a picture of how Vista welcomes you once that you have this rig: We cannot wait for Microsoft to finally release a Windows 7 Releace Candidate. While Vista is working like a charm on this setup [Nova, should we state only on this setup – Ed.], it is no secret that W7 and its built-in file system optimizations for SSDs would make this setup fly. In the meantime, pictures like this are the reason why

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Enterprise, Hardware

Nehalem-EP Part 2: 16-thread Task Manager pixellated

Following our first preview article, we continue today with article focusing on the BIOS options, as well as the initial Vista 64 findings on this huge 48 GB machine before going into the benchmark realm in the Tuesday’s Part 3. Naturally, this being a workstation machine which can also be used as a departmental server or visual supercomputer cluster node, Super Micro has included a whole range of BIOS options that you’d never, and I mean never, expect to see on any desktop motherboard, no matter how high end. We included some of the BIOS screenshots in the first part of our article, and we’ll

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Enterprise

New York Mets adopt stadium-wide HD system

If you ever wondered what equipment is being used for broadcasting HD coverage of sports events, one of options is Ross Video Vision QMD/X switchers plus SMS [SoftMetal Video Server]. Thus, we are not surprised to hear that New York Mets decided to use the move to the new Citi Field stadium and deploy a native future-proof HD studio. Citi Field is a new ball park, hosting 42,000 fans and it is not surprising that this was an ideal opportunity to deploy HD cameras stadium-wide. Citi Field HD Control Room is currently being wrapped up and it will go into action end of next week,

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Business, Enterprise

Do you dream of 500Mbps Internet connection?

Within next three years, speeds we achieve to access the Internet are going to kick into the high gear. 4G LTE is without any doubt, going to launch the revolution of mobile Internet. Downloading speeds of 100 Mbps and 50 Mbps upstream is more than enough to stream Blu-ray video in highest possible bit-rate, and we’re talking about streaming on a cell phone. So, if 100 Mbps is something that we can expect in a year or two, why should we bother with the deployment of expensive fiber-optics cabling that (currently) achieves only 20/20 or 50/50 Mbps, if you’re lucky? Good old copper wire proved

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Enterprise, Hardware

Nintendo ships 150 million current-gen gaming systems

This week will be remembered in the halls of Nintendo HQ in Kyoto, Japan. The company received all the parts necessary for building the 50th million Wii console, as AMD proudly mentioned in their press release, and shipped 100th million Nintendo DS. When we take into account that DS sold 99.51 million units, while 47.72 million purchased a Wii console, and it is clear that the month of March will mark sale of Nintendo DS #100.000.000, while Wii #50.000.000 will have to wait until April or May. It would be really cool if the company would put special markings on these gaming systems, and sell

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