Dell taps Via Nano chips for low-power server



From CNET News.com: Dell has unveiled a new server for Web applications that uses Via Technologies' Nano processors to reduce power consumption and increase density in the data center.

Up to 12 of the new XS11-VX8 servers can be fitted into into an industry-standard 2U...

Nvidia cites ongoing 'failure' problem in some laptops



From CNET News.com: Nvidia said that some notebooks with its chips continue to have "failure" issues, in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday.

In the Form 10-Q filing, Nvidia stated that though it does not continue to see "abnormal failure rates...

Windows 7 Optimized for HyperThreading



From Tom's Hardware: HyperThreading was cool. It was an innovative way to process threads concurrently without actually having two physical CPU cores. Of course, then we got two (or more) physical cores with the Core 2 processor, and so went away HyperThreading. But now...

HP revenue drops, layoffs planned



From InfoWorld: Computer industry bellwether Hewlett-Packard reported a 3 percent drop in revenue as its major lines of business continued to be hammered by the global recession.

The company also became the latest technology vendor to resort to layoffs in order to cut costs...

Microsoft's Next-Gen Search Engine Kumo Expected Next Week



From PC World: The search for Microsoft's mysterious Kumo may soon be over. According to reports Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer will unveil Redmond's latest search brand, code-named Kumo, next week at The Wall Street Journal's D: All Things D conference. Ballmer is featured...

Google dribbles out PowerMeter smart-grid service



From CNET News.com: Google has signed on smart-meter manufacturer Itron and eight utilities to offer Google's PowerMeter Web service for monitoring home energy use.

PowerMeter reads a home's electricity meter and gives the consumer a detailed readout of usage. The idea is that...

NTT DoCoMo Unveils Japan’s First Google Android Phone



From DailyTech: As part of its summer lineup of new phones, NTT DoCoMo has unveiled Japan’s first Google Android phone: the HT-03A. The phone, which is part of NTT DoCoMo’s “Pro” series, will allow you to access a variety of Google services such as the search engine, Gmail, the...

NVIDIA Says Intel Atom Pricing is Unfair



From DailyTech: The competition between Intel and NVIDIAis fierce with both companies fighting for the integrated GPU market in notebook and desktop computers. Intel holds the largest portion of the GPU market in netbooks, while NVIDIA sits in the second place spot and holds the...

Intel to detail 8-core server chip



From CNET News.com: Intel is expected to announce details of an 8-core processor for the high-end server market next week.

The chip itself will not actually ship in systems until late 2009 or early 2010.

The 8-core "Nehalem-EX" Xeon processor is designed for servers that...
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