Servers


Intel's Meltdown and Spectre Patches Can Slow Down Servers

Intel's firmware updates to address the Meltdown and Spectre attacks could result in slower server performance, the company indicated this week.

Windows Server 2012 Essentials Download Available

Windows Server 2012 Essentials software can be downloaded, but you won't find it on hardware for a few more months.

Survey Shows Global Server Market Down in Q2

IDC survey shows that non-x86 servers were hit hardest, to the detriment of Linux and bladed servers.

Dell Unveils 200-VM Server for Private Clouds

Dell added to its partnership with Microsoft (and VMware) on "private cloud" technologies by announcing a new hardware product designed to host as many as 200 virtual machines.

'Windows Server 8' Previewed at Build Conference

Microsoft described improvements in its next-generation server technology, code-named "Windows Server 8," at its Build conference for developers.

SP1 Needed Hyper-V Virtualization on Intel vPro Boxes

Windows Server 2008 R2, Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 can't perform server virtualization using Intel's Core vPro processors -- unless SP1 is also applied.

Will ARM-Based Servers Lift Microsoft's Cloud?

Future ARM-based servers could reduce power costs in the datacenter, helping cloud service providers such as Microsoft.

UPDATE: Microsoft SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse Hits Metal Next Month

The parallel data warehouse edition of Microsoft's SQL Server 2008 R2 solution will soon see the light of day.

Microsoft Releases BizTalk Server 2010 to Manufacturers

Microsoft today released BizTalk Server 2010 to its hardware manufacturing partners, which means that products will ship to customers soon.

SQL Server 2008 R2 'Madison' Undergoing Final Tests

Microsoft on Friday announced that it had released the final Parallel Data Warehouse version of SQL Server 2008 R2 to testers.

Windows Server Propels x86 System Rebound

Despite a depressed market for servers, Microsoft's Windows Server 2008 R2 appears to have propelled a rebound in volume x86-based systems

Windows 7 To Drive 'PC Refresh' Cycle, Microsoft Says

A top Microsoft official answered questions about the state of IT spending and Microsoft's product offerings at the Nasdaq OMX 23rd Investor Program on Tuesday.

Microsoft Rolls Out Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Beta

Microsoft on Monday announced two product betas of note for high-performance computing professionals.

AMD, Intel Settle Antitrust Suit

AMD and Intel on Thursday agreed to a legal settlement in which Intel will pay AMD $1.25 billion.

Report: Server Market 'Refresh' Ahead

The server market is set for a refresh cycle in the months ahead, according to IDC's latest server virtualization report.

Microsoft Holds Down Losses in 1Q 2009

Microsoft disclosed its fiscal first-quarter results, reporting an 18 percent decrease in net income compared with 1Q 2008.

Microsoft Readying Configuration Manager 2007 R3

Microsoft described a few new details this week about its upcoming System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3 product, which is currently under wraps for testing purposes.

RTM Milestone: Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008

Microsoft popped the champagne corks in Redmond today by announcing that Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 have both reached the "release to manufacturing" stage.

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