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|Dot Hill||Dot Hill Introduces
DC-Powered RAID Blade
CARLSBAD, Calif. - June 13, 2002 - Dot Hill announced today the availability of a new -48 VDC-powered version of its ultra thin, rack-mountable RAID Blade storage system. Telecommunications companies and equipment providers as well as Internet Service Providers desire DC models of critical equipment because they operate independently of the power exchange and are easily sustainable.
The high availability RAID Blade storage system includes two SCSI ports that allow redundant connections when used with Dot Hill's SANpath® software. SANpath provides load balancing, failover and failback. The system can directly connect to a server via the SCSI ports and achieve high performance without the need for a host bus adaptor. The RAID Blade offers up to 292 GB of storage in a 1U high system. The RAID Blade transfers data at rates up to 160 megabytes per second, and includes a RAID controller and four hot-swappable SCSI disks drives of 18 GB, 36 GB or 73 GB. ...Dot Hill profile
|Themis Computer Introduces
New TPX-4 PCI Expansion Box for use with Rugged Themis Servers for PCI System
FREMONT, California - June 12, 2002 - Themis Computer today announced its new TPX-4 PCI Expansion Box for its RES-204, RES-204s and T-210 servers. Themis' PCI Expansion Box is a self contained I/O expansion subsystem that can be used with Themis servers and other PCI hosts to expand their PCI capability. Up to four full-length PCI cards can be accommodated within this space effective 1U subsystem. InfiniBand technology is used to interconnect the TPX-4 with the server, utilizing either copper or multi-mode fiber links.
|.||The TPX-4 card slots will
support data in either 32-bit or 64-bit formats, at 33MHz. The Host Channel
Adapter (HCA) operates at either 33 MHz or 66 MHz. The HCA communicates with the
Target Channel Adapter (TCA) over industry standard InfiniBand connections. The
HCA has two copper and two optical fiber ports, supporting cost effective copper
interconnects at up to 17 Meters and multi-mode fiber interconnects to 300
Meters. Additional TPX-4 PCI Expansion Boxes can be connected together to
provide scalability to eight or more PCI slots. A video repeater and synch
restorer option may be added and packaged within the PCI expansion box allowing
two graphics monitors to be connected to a single graphics controller port. The
repeater also supports restoration of sync-on-green to support monitors without
separate video sync inputs. Themis Computer selected
InfiniBridge device for use in the TPX-4 because of the Mellanox'
transparent PCI bridge technology.|
Focusing on the needs of government, telecommunications OEMs, and systems integrators, Themis' TPX-4 provides expandability for Themis' growing family of Rugged Enterprise Servers and other PCI hosts. Themis' new TPX-4 Expansion Box is FCC/EN/CNS compliant, and is designed for easy maintenance and reliable operation in space constrained, extreme customer environments. ...Themis Computer profile
|Sun Thinks "Open
Systems" Means "Open Your Wallets" and Pay More for Graphics
Editor - June 11, 2002 - Sun Microsystems has thought of an ingenious way to increase profits by anouncing a dramatic price increase for the PGX-64 entry level graphics accelerator to $445.00 US list. That means they could be making more money on the graphics card than they make on an entry level server. However readers of the SPARC Product Directory who don't want to contribute to Sun's rapid recovery fund have some alternatives.
Consider instead, some products from Tech-Source.
The Raptor GFX-8P card which is faster than Sun's PGX-64 and lists at around $300.00 and unlike the PGX 64 all Raptor cards have hardware support for simultaneous 8 and 24 bit graphics. Or for around the same price as the PGX-64 look at the ultra fast Raptor GFX-450 with 32 MB of memory and DVI output compatible with the latest LCD monitors. ...Tech-Source profile
Editor's note:- both Tech-Source and Sun Microsystems will be exhibiting their graphics systems next month at SIGGRAPH 2002, in San Antonio Texas.
|Gartner Dataquest Says
Software Vendors Are in a Fierce Battle for Emerging Portal Market|
SAN JOSE, Calif. - June 10, 2002 - The worldwide portal market grew 59 percent in 2001, with new license revenue totaling $709 million, according to Dataquest Inc., a unit of Gartner, Inc. With the market poised for strong growth through 2006, major software vendors are battling to take a leadership position. At this time, there is still no clear market leader. The top three vendors, Plumtree, SAP and IBM, were tied for the No. 1 ranking in 2001 (see Table below).
|"The net result of the IT
spending slowdown and the more cautious tone for emerging new software companies
made IBM, Sun and SAP a safe bet and helped pull in more portal revenues,"
said Joanne Correia, vice president for Gartner Dataquest's Software Industry
Research group. "The result was that the large software vendors gained
market share of new license revenue at the expense of the pure play portal
Plumtree was the only pure play portal vendor to be ranked in the top five of the market. Plumtree's success has been attributed to being early to market, good channel partners and a very strong brand.
Gartner Dataquest says the portal product market is at the tail end of the first round of consolidation in which the large software vendors have market momentum. The first two rounds of shakeouts started in early 2001 and should peak by late 2002. The overcrowded nature of a market populated by small, venture-capital-funded, unprofitable companies, exacerbated by the U.S. economic slowdown, started the elimination of over 50 percent of the more than 100 portal software vendors. ...GartnerGroup profile
|Tadpole and Oridus Align to
Provide Network Appliances for Secure, Real-Time Engineering Web Collaboration
New Orleans - June 10, 2002 - Tadpole today announces at the 39th Design Automation Conference (DAC) a strategic business and technology partnership with Oridus, Inc. that introduces to the electronics industry a new breed of plug-in network appliances. Deployable "out-of-the-box" into a corporate network from any location, at any time, the appliances will enable engineers to securely collaborate and interact on data rich files over the Internet and help them to slash lengthy design cycles.
Under terms of the agreement, Tadpole will embed Oridus' SpaceCruiser software into its Solaris-based, UltraSPARC chip driven servers, laptops and workstations. The "Oridus-by-Tadpole" Web collaborative solutions allow engineers to securely collaborate on complex integrated circuitry design, as well as test and debug prototypes over the Internet in real time. In addition, the appliances can help strengthen a company's remote customer support and technical training initiatives by providing direct and timely on-line access to these services.
The Oridus SpaceCruiser is a Web-based client/server communication solution designed to support the specific needs of the electronics industry for such tasks as the interactive review of mask data, AutoCAD databases, layouts, and packaging. Deployed across an enterprise, it increases employee productivity, speeds design cycles, and enhances customer support and training. ...Oridus, ...Tadpole profile
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