CRN Components and Peripherals News


  • Panel: Why The Government Is Hesitant About SOAs
    Rather than introduce an SOA solution that would require customers to rip and replace, solution providers should tackle one process or component of the infrastructure at a time, according to a panel of vendor executives at the Synnex Red, White and You government conference.
  • Stratus, NEC Collaborate On Quad-core Fault-tolerant Servers
    Stratus Technologies and NEC have collaborated to unveil their first quad-core fault-tolerant servers with an aim towards using virtualization to increase system availability far beyond the "five-nines" gold standard. Stratus' ftServer 6200 and NEC's Express5800/320Fc are based on the same hardware platform, with the main differences between the two stemming from included software and differences in the vendors' approach to the channel.
  • Intel Preps Six Penryn CPUs For 2007, Nehalem CPUs For 2008
    Intel announced plans to begin production of its first six "Penryn" processors in 2007 that will offer a 20 percent performance and speeds beyond 3GHz and plans to debut its next generation "Nehalem' micro-architecture in 2008 that provides dynamic scaling of cores, threads and cache, on die memory controller and graphics engine
  • Intel, AMD Ready Steep Price Cuts
    Intel and Advanced Micro Devices next month plan to unveil significant price cuts on their current fleet of processors as they prepare to go to battle in the quad-core market.
  • Review: An Ideal All-In-One For SMBs
    Konica Minolta's Magicolor 2490MF multifunction printer fits the bill as an ideal all-in-one imaging solution for small and midsize businesses.
  • Partners Applaud Intel's vPro, VBI Plans
    Intel this year plans to roll out its next-generation vPro and Verified by Intel offerings, which support new form factors and platforms, including the upcoming "Santa Rosa" Centrino Duo mobile chip and quad-core processors -- a strategy that has system builders enthused.
  • Intel Partners Tackle The 3Vs: vPro, VBI And Vista
    Four Intel Premier Partner discuss the pros and cons of the 3 V's: vpro, Verified by Intel (VBI) and slow uptake of Vista. Here are excerpts fro the CRN sponsored roundtable at the Intel Solutions Summit.
  • Intel UltraMobile PC Chip Nears Release
    Intel has a new UltraMobile PC processor under development and expects the first devices based on it to appear later this year, according to company executives.
  • Q&A: Intel CEO Otellini Talks Up The Channel
    In an interview at the Intel Solutions Summit, Intel CEO Paul Otellini said the Verified By Intel program will improve with the new aggregator lineup and that the next-generation vPro will light up sales for partners.
  • New OLTP Benchmark Released
    The Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC) on Monday released TPC Benchmark E (TPC-E), the successor to the industry-standard TPC-C benchmark for comparing online transaction processing (OLTP) performance in hardware and software configurations.
  • How To Build a Podcast-Ready PC And Studio
    Systems builders, listen up: Podcasting isn't just for kids anymore. Everyone from small businesses to corporate giants like GM are now offering podcasts. Building podcasting systems for customers is a great way for you to expand your products and services.
  • The Multicore CPU Race Is On
    Data center consolidation and virtualization may be driving server implementations these days, but there's a much more fundamental shift occurring at the microprocessor platform level.
  • VARBusiness Tech Watch
    This week's look at the hottest new products and technologies available to solution providers by leading and emerging vendors includes networked-attached storage with a twist, KVM switches that go the distance and an American Idol-performing SAS drive.
  • Analyst: Dell Slashing Forecast For Notebook Shipments
    Dell has slashed its notebook forecast for this year, and Taiwan-based original design manufacturers say the PC giant has been reducing its notebook orders in recent months, according to a CitiGroup analyst report.

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