CRN Components and Peripherals News


  • 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.
  • Intel To Launch Pair of 50-Watt Xeons Monday
    Chip maker Intel is set to launch new, more efficient quad-core Xeon processors on Monday, working to gain additional leverage in a marketplace that has been hungry for greater performance but averse to lots of electricity consumption.
  • Cooling Advances, Partners Help HP Pass IBM In Blades
    Hewlett-Packard's vice president, enterprise Storage and Servers, TSG Americas, Chuck Smith told solution providers attending CMP's Soltuion Provider XChnge in San Diego that advances in power and cooling and a reliance on solution providers helped the vendor leapfrog IBM into the lead in blade servers.
  • Channel Best-Sellers: Peripherals
    According to exclusive research by CRN and The NPD Group, here are the Channel Best-Sellers in Multifunction Printers, Color Laser Printers, Document Scanners, PC Projectors, Desktop LCDs and UPSes.
  • Nvidia Unveils New High-End Graphics Cards
    Nvidia this week unveiled a new unified architecture for its Quadro series of graphics cards that the company claims makes the greatest technological leap in its history.
  • HP Sees Huge Linux Desktop Deals
    Hewlett-Packard is closing custom deals for thousands of desktop PCs running Linux, which has the company assessing the possibility of offering factory-loaded Linux systems, an HP executive said.
  • AMD CEO: OEM-Channel Inventory Glitch Will Hurt Sales
    Advanced Micro Devices will endure another disappointing financial quarter because of "glitches" in balancing OEM and channel demand, but the chip maker will bounce back in the second half, CEO Hector Ruiz said Monday.

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