Red Flag Delivers First Commercial Version Of Linux Compiled With Intel Compiler

August 3, 2004 - 05:06 PM |
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SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 3, 2004 - Intel Corporation and Red Flag Software Co., Ltd, today announced that Red Flag is the first company to use the Intel® C++ Compiler 8.0 for Linux* to compile a commercial version of its Linux operating system. Red Flag used Intel's tools to optimize its Red Flag Server 4.1 series products. Red Flag will include 60-day evaluation copies of the Intel Compiler in its distribution to enable customers to use the tool to optimize their own applications.

Western Digital Ships Large Capacity Hard Drives For Servers

August 3, 2004 - 02:26 PM |
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LAKE FOREST, Calif. - Aug. 3, 2004 - Western Digital Corp. (NYSE: WDC) today introduced WD Caviar® RAID Edition (RE) hard drives, which are designed and manufactured to enterprise-class standards for high reliability in a host of server applications including e-mail, file, video and Web servers, and demanding environments such as scientific computing, enterprise backup, document image management, engineering data management.

AMD Announces Support For Enterprise Server Virtualization

August 3, 2004 - 02:13 PM |
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SAN FRANCISCO -- August 3, 2004 --AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced that VMware ESX Server, virtual infrastructure software that enables enterprises to partition, consolidate and manage systems in mission-critical environments, is qualified on AMD Opteron™ processor-based platforms from HP and IBM.

Source: AMD

AMD Unveils Professional Design Support Services

August 3, 2004 - 02:11 PM |
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SAN FRANCISCO -- August 3, 2004 --At LinuxWorld today, AMD (NYSE: AMD) formally introduced its Professional Design Support Services program, available through the AMD Boston Design Center. Created to help speed a customer's design and time-to-market, the Professional Design Support Services program supports development of AMD64 processor-based products, from embedded systems and client products to high-end High Performance Computing (HPC) servers.

Source: AMD

2 Press Releases from the Intel Press Room

August 2, 2004 - 05:49 PM |
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Intel discusses a new ultraviolet technology (EUV) for making future processors in this press release and also talks about a new generation of Xeon based platforms in this press release.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 2, 2004 - Intel Corporation today unveiled a new generation of Intel® Xeon™ processor-based server platforms.

Doom 3 Out Early!!

July 31, 2004 - 06:14 AM |
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If you were waiting for Tuesday to pick up a copy of probably the most anticipated game of all time, wait no more, go out this Saturday morning and pick you up a copy!  That's right, the Doom 3 street date has been broken!!!


To quote one excited gamer:


Activision just gave my best buy authorization to break the embargo. IT IS ON THE SHELVES NOW! I am typing this with a COPY IN MY HAND! YMMV, GO GO GO!
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Corsair PC3200XL Pro Low Latency Memory

July 30, 2004 - 02:26 PM |
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Hot on the heels of the announced collaboration with Intel®, we can now bring bring you an in-depth review of Corsair's latest offering, utilising the new Samsung Low Latency chips. The PC3200XL Pro may put that little extra bit of sparkle into your PC, but what is the purpose behind those pretty glittering lights?

Source: CoolTechZone

Doom 3 Hardware Guide

July 29, 2004 - 11:50 AM |
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Doom 3. The very name can send chills up the spine of the most hardcore gamers. It is probably one of the most anticipated games of the day, but how well will it fare on your system? Can your box handle the Doom 3 experience or is an upgrade in order? id Software and HardOCP have teamed up to bring you up to speed on how your hardware (or similar configurations) will perform, and what upgrades you might be in need of. If you're getting into the Doom 3 craze, this is definitely worth a read.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Corsair, Intel® partner for Cyberathlete® E.W.C.

July 28, 2004 - 06:47 PM |
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Fremont, CA, July 28, 2004: Corsair Memory, Inc., a global leader in ultra-performance DDR memory modules for PC gamers and enthusiasts, today announced their collaboration with Intel® Corporation to supply the official gaming tournament systems for the Cyberathlete Extreme world Championships in Grapevine, Texas this week.

AMD Sempron 2800+ & 3100+

July 28, 2004 - 03:23 PM |
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Techware has gotten ahold of some AMD Sempron processors.  Results are anything but expected...

AMD has just released its latest processor line, the AMD Sempron. The Sempron is designed to replace the Duron line of lower-performance, inexpensive processors aimed at home and business desktop users. Available in both Socket A and Socket 754, the Sempron offers good performance for its price, and has good potential for overclocking."

AMD Redefines Everyday Computing With AMD Sempron

July 28, 2004 - 02:48 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- July 28, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the availability of AMD Sempron™ processors, a new family of processors that redefine everyday computing for value-conscious buyers of desktop and notebook PCs. The AMD Sempron and Mobile AMD Sempron processors are designed to deliver best-in-class performance and a full-feature set to meet the evolving day-to-day computing needs of home and business PC users.

Source: AMD

SGI To Build New NASA Supercomputer

July 27, 2004 - 10:43 PM |
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NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) has chosen SGI (Silicon Graphics Inc.) to build a new supercomputer based on Linux, and powered by 10,240 Intel Itanium 2 processors. This new beast will focus its attention on the areas of space exploration, global warming, and aerospace engineering.

Opteron CPU Drives Powerful New Enterprise Servers

July 27, 2004 - 06:51 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, CALIF -- July 26, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced today that the AMD Opteron™ processor will power the 4P Sun Fire V40z server as well as the 1P Sun Java workstation W1100z and 2P Sun Java workstation W2100z, the latest in a family of AMD Opteron processor-based products from Sun Microsystems. The first offering from the AMD and Sun alliance, the Sun Fire V20z, began shipping last April and is one of the top performing two-way x86 servers available today.

Source: 3DCenter

Intel 925X Chipset

July 27, 2004 - 03:01 PM |
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Bit-tech.net lays out a nice informative review on the current Intel 925X chipset.

Source: bit-tech

The Tech Report Reviews Shuttle's XPC SB81P

July 25, 2004 - 11:14 PM |
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Scott "Damage" Wasson has put together another solid review as he takes a look at Shuttle's XPC SB81P. How does this box stack up to the rigorous testing of Damage Labs? Read on and find out!

Shuttle's designers, ever vigilant, apparently weren't daunted. They've redesigned the XPC from a clean sheet of paper. The result is Shuttle's new P-series chassis, the first incarnation of which is the XPC SB81P.

Kingston Technology HyperX PC3200 CL2 1GB DDR Kit Arrives

July 25, 2004 - 07:30 PM |
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Despite the advent of DDR2 memory, there appears to be no slow down in the sales of traditional DDR. In fact, the choices keep getting better. Until recently, one of the drawbacks with the faster DDR was often its high latency.

Source: Gideon Tech

Abbiecomp LCD ViewMaster - Adjustable Screen Mount

July 24, 2004 - 07:25 PM |
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Ever thought that it would be possible to reduce the footprint of that lovely LCD monitor even further? Enter Abbiecomp Space Management with a new and intriguing take on an old idea. You may be familiar with gas suspension on your car or motorbike, but now its found its way onto your desktop! Curious?

Sharp AQUOS 20' LC-20B4U LCD Television

July 24, 2004 - 02:53 PM |
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With the next generation of displays here today, can Sharp's Ultra Thin, Ultra Light AQUOS 20" LCD Television become tomorrows object of desire? Its sleek, its discreet and its silver, but how impressed were the guys over at Bytesector?


"More and more people want quality over quantity, results over size; LCD televisions are the outcome of these new desires.
Source: Bytesector

Saturday System Round-Up

July 24, 2004 - 11:42 AM |
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Today I have rounded up two SFF reviews and a digital music system preview (for something a little different). Enjoy!

The ability to listen to music throughout the house is an audio enthusiast's dream.

Source: CoolTechZone

Get yer watercool on! & More

July 23, 2004 - 08:47 AM |
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I present a review of Swiftech's solution for users who use 1/2" ID tubing. Plus many other manufacturers current offerings in the ways of phase change goodness.  I'm on holidays for the next 2 weeks, so you'll have to read 'em slow.  Great weekend all.


"If you are using a high pressure pump then the MCW6000 will likely perform better than the MCW6002.