Stories by Shelley Solheim

IBM still tops supercomputer list

The Top500 list of the world's fastest supercomputers was released this week, with IBM's BlueGene continuing to reign and AMD's Opteron processor powering more systems on the list than last year.

HP targets mid-market

Hewlett-Packard has released a new version of its NonStop fault-tolerant servers for mid-size businesses.

Sun woos developers to the grid at a dollar an hour

Sun Microsystems has rolled out several incentives to draw developers into creating applications for the Sun Grid, the company announced at the recent JavaOne Developer Conference, held in San Francisco.

Sun shakes up executives, server groups

In one of the first executive shakeups at Sun Microsystems since Jonathan Schwartz stepped in as CEO last month, the company on has shuffled its server and storage heads and consolidated its server businesses.

Quantum to buy rival

Quantum has announced plans to purchase fellow tape vendor Advanced Digital Information for approximately US$770 million (NZ$1.25 billion).

Big Blue's Viper to get more bite

IBM is building new storage-compression technology into its forthcoming "Viper" DB2 database server that it says can cut storage needs by more than half.

More acquisitions coming, says EMC chief

EMC is still in the process of fitting together all the pieces of its ILM (information lifecycle management) jigsaw puzzle, but a partial picture of its roadmap emerged at its EMC World conference in Boston last month.

Virtualisation vendors eye the desktop

VMware, which trailblazed the way for broader adoption of server virtualisation, is now hoping to drive virtualisation of the desktop with the help of other companies.

HP releases blade server tools

Hewlett-Packard has introduced software aimed at simplifying the management of its BladeSystem blade servers running Linux.