Intel Proposes Fiber Channel to Ethernet Standard

From X-bit Labs: Intel Corp. introduced a free new technology that enables all data center traffic to run over a single cable using the Intel 10Gb Ethernet (10m GbE) server adapter X520 family. The new technology will simplify data centers and will therefore reduce costs.

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OCZ Platinum XTE PC3-16000 2x2GB Review (Page 1 of 10)

Unless you have been hiding under a rock for the last little while, news of OCZ leaving the computer RAM business completely by February 28 of this year has been spreading like wildfire on the internet. This announcement came after OCZ's statement in August 2010, when the company decided to withdraw from the unprofitable commodity memory market to focus on high performance enthusiast RAM instead. However, two weeks ago, news dawned upon us that even that move is no more. Being a major player in the solid state disk drive market (Not surprisingly, as it seems to me the OCZ Vertex 2 is the Honda Civic of the SSD world, except with Lamborghini performance), OCZ recently claimed 78% of their revenue came from SSDs in the past financial quarter. While we wish OCZ the best in their future ventures, it was a certainly a sad day for us upon hearing about this. I have personally witnessed OCZ's substantial growth back in the early 2000's. From their awesome marketing in widely popularizing the use of heatspreaders on high performance overclocking RAM when DDR1 RAM was still the standard and AMD Athlon 64s were the craze, to competitively priced high quality modules, OCZ have unquestionably won the hearts of many casual system builders and hardcore enthusiasts alike. I still remember their Special Ops Edition Urban Elite DDR2 with cool looking 'camo' heatspreaders, the epic Flex XLC that can be hooked up to your water cooling system, and my first ever set of DDR3 RAM, back when 2x1GB modules ran for $600 a kit. Before we wave goodbye to our long time friend, today we will publish what is probably our last OCZ RAM review on the Platinum XTE PC3-16000 2x2GB dual channel kit.

View: OCZ Platinum XTE PC3-16000 2x2GB DDR3 RAM review

Schmidt refutes rumors over Google shakeup

From CNET The decision to hand Google's CEO reins from Eric Schmidt to Larry Page was born not out of internal dissent or competitive fears over Facebook but rather out of the need to tighten up management.

Microsoft presses Intel for 16-core Atom chip

From InfoWorld: Microsoft has asked Intel to develop a 16-core version of its low-power Atom chip for use in servers, part of a wider effort to reduce power consumption in its massive data centers, a Microsoft executive said Thursday.

Intel Gets EU Approval to Purchase McAfee

From DailyTech: Intel is the largest maker of computer processors in the world. The company has had plenty of legal trouble around the globe that centered on its business practices. This isn't uncommon for any class-leading tech firm.

Apple Releases ITunes 10.1.2

From PC World: Apple on Thursday released iTunes 10.1.2, a stability and performance update for everyone's favorite media-playing / iOS-device-syncing / app-shopping tool.

The company's characteristically terse release notes say only that "iTunes 10.1.2 provides a number of important stability and performance improvements."

AMD: Tablets Are a Way to the Living Room for x86

From X-bit Labs: Tablet PCs are often viewed as devices to access certain content while travelling, but in a lot of cases they are used as electronic book readers or portable Internet devices at home. As they become more powerful and universal, they may become a gateway into the living room for x86 microprocessors, according to a vice president of Advanced Micro Devices.

AMD’s Software Development Kit Now Supports Fusion Chips

From X-bit Labs: Advanced Micro Devices on Thursday released the updated AMD accelerated parallel processing (APP) software development kit (SDK) v2.3 with full support for the first AMD Fusion accelerated processing units (APUs), OpenCL 1.1 and AMD Radeon HD 6900-series graphics cores. The new SDK will allow software designers to utilize advantages of APUs as well as latest graphics processing units (GPUs).

Microsoft loses three more cloud-savvy heavy hitters

From InfoWorld: Keeping track of the revolving doors to Redmond's executive washrooms is turning into a full-time pursuit.


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