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|Themis Computer||Artec & Lantec to Sell
Themis Computer Servers and Single-Board Computer Telco and Datacom Solutions in
FREMONT, California - June 20, 2002 - Themis Computer announced the selection of Artec & Lantec to sell its extended operating environment servers and single board computers to telecom and industrial customers in Israel.
Established in 1992 primarily as an outsourcing partner for technology-based companies, Artec & Lantec is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel. Artec & Lantec is focused on the telecom and datacom markets, and is a market leader recognized for providing best of breed technologies and outstanding technical support.
Israel's telecommunications sector is the largest and most robust in the Middle East. Fixed services make up approximately 53% of Israel's total telecommunications market, followed by cellular and international long distance. Israel's telecommunications market revenues are expected to climb to US $5B in 2005. ...Artec & Lantec Ltd, ...Themis Computer profile
See also:- Themis VARs in Europe
|MCE||MCE to Attend SIGGRAPH 2002
Sunnyvale, California - June 19, 2002 MCE announces its presence at the SIGGRAPH 2002 Show in San Antonio July 23, 2002 through July 25, 2002. In booth S16108, MCE will demonstrate its NEW high bandwidth NAS Storage Solution. Rick Reagan will present MCE local, SAN and NAS storage solutions over GigE and Fiber.
"This represents a significant change in MCE's product line direction." said Mr. Reagan, for the company. ...Minicomputer Exchange profile, ...SIGGRAPH 2002
|Minnesota Ranks #2 in
Refurbished Computer Sales |
Minnetonka MN June 19, 2002 Minnesota is once again on the nation's technology map. According to data gathered from Processor.com, a leading marketplace for corporate, government and educational computer buyers and sellers, the state is ranked #2 in the nation for the number of used computer equipment dealers, second only to California. With two percent of the nation's population, Minnesota is home to nearly 20-percent of used equipment dealers. This information comes from a study completed last month by Bruce Caswell of World Data Products, which categorized 339 used computer dealers listed on Processor.com according to their location and specialization.
Industry statistics on the current size of the refurbished computer marketplace are generally unavailable, but the market has experienced impressive growth in recent years.
|"The quality and
completeness of today's refurbished computers, along with general availability
of maintenance and support has created a strong demand." Steve Giese,
President and CEO of World Data Products Inc says. "As a result, World
Data Products has experienced exceptional growth, and achieved local recognition
as one of the 50 fastest growing private companies.
Editor's comment:- clicking on the image above will take you to the original release, and data for all states in this survey.
(HPC) System at Umea University Built with Dolphin High-Speed Three-Dimensional
Oslo, Norway - June 19, 2002 - The High-Performance Computing Center North (HPC2N), located at UmeaUniversity, Sweden, has built a new HPC Linux cluster with a peak performance of 800 GigaFLOPS/s. This high performance is achieved using 240 AMD Athlon MP2000+ processors in 120 dual nodes and interconnected with the innovative WulfKit3, a high-speed interconnect system provided by Dolphin Interconnect Solutions that features a three-dimensional torus distributed switch topology.
The 120 nodes in the supercluster, also known as a Beowulf cluster, are interconnected as a 4x5x6 "torus," or logical cube, using one WulfKit3 card in each node. WulfKit3 is designed around the scalable coherent interface (SCI) standard, which accounts for the very high bandwidth, low-latency interconnect performance. WulfKit3 is a combination of a PCI SCI Adapter Card developed by Dolphin Interconnect, and a powerful message-passing interface (MPI) implementation developed by Scali, also located in Oslo. Very large superclusters can be built and managed using WulfKit3.
In recent testing, the supercluster has shown superior performance on the HP-Linpack benchmark. The performance of 480.7 Gflops/s was obtained when solving an NxN dense linear system Ax = b for N = 116,100. This performance level clearly places the system in the top 100 of the world's fastest supercomputers as tracked by top500.org, a joint project of the University of Mannheim and the University of Tennessee. The Umeå supercluster is the most powerful system in Sweden. ...Dolphin profile
Editor's notes:- in May 2000 - Sun Microsystems signed a definitive agreement to acquire and license the InfiniBand related assets of Dolphin Interconnect Solutions, Inc. However, in recent years Sun's new product development cycles have been lengthening. This is the kind of product (in a 2GHz SPARC version) which a younger more energetic Sun would have launched 6 months ago.
|10 Gigabit Ethernet
Alliance Announces Official Ratification of 10 Gigabit Ethernet Standard|
NEWPORT BEACH, CA June 17, 2002 The 10 Gigabit Ethernet Alliance (10GEA) today announced that the final milestone in the IEEE standards approval process was reached last week when the IEEE 802.3ae specification for 10 Gigabit Ethernet was unanimously approved as an IEEE standard by the IEEE Standards Association Standards Board.
"With the ratification of the IEEE 802.3ae specification enterprises can now confidently deploy 10 Gigabit Ethernet in their corporate backbones, data centers and server farms to support mission-critical applications. Service providers and carriers can take advantage of Ethernet's cost effectiveness and deliver metro Ethernet services over SONET/SDH, dark fiber, or DWDM wavelengths (or lambdas)," observed Bruce Tolley, Vice President of the 10 Gigabit Ethernet Alliance and Senior Product Line Manager, Emerging Technologies, Cisco Systems.
Editor's comment:- Sun is a founding member of the 10 Gigabit Ethernet Alliance
|Sun Microsystems||Sun Fire V880 Server Gets
900 MHz Processors|
June 17, 2002 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. today announced the availability of the 900 MHz UltraSPARC® III processor for the Sun Fire V880 server, providing a significant performance boost for its market-leading server. The Sun Fire V880 server, which rolled out last October as one of Sun's fastest selling servers ever, has made an indelible mark in the high-end entry server market.
Editor's comments:- Sun first announced the 900 MHz processors in July 2001 but has been slow deploying it throughout their server product line.
|Peritek Accelerates OpenGL
3D Graphics for Solaris PMC, CompactPCI and PCI Graphics Boards|
OAKLAND, Calif. - June 17, 2002 - Peritek Corporation has announced the availability of GLDX, a new accelerated 3D OpenGL software package for its family of Sun Solaris-compatible Borealis Graphics Processor-based PMC, CompactPCI and PCI boards.
GLDX uses a Direct Rendering Interface (DRI) to dramatically improve 3D and 2D OpenGL performance. The software takes full advantage of the Borealis's internal OpenGL hardware pipeline. Without DRI support, graphics processors must handle OpenGL commands via software through the host processor. This processor-intensive "indirect rendering" greatly reduces 3D rendering performance.
OpenGL, the leading open-standard API for 3D graphics, is a fast, highly portable 3D graphics and modeling library that provides a software interface to graphics hardware and renders 2D and 3D objects into a frame buffer. The OpenGL API comprises 250 commands; 200 in the core and 50 in a utility library. To ensure maximum portability, OpenGL includes no commands for performing windowing tasks or user input.
GLDX is provided as an option with Peritek Eclipse3 boards, and is priced at $250, plus a per board license. ...Peritek profile
|DY 4 Announces Highly
Integrated Rugged VMEbus Graphics|
Kanata, Ontario, Canada - June 17, 2002 - Dy 4 Systems, a division of Force Computers has introduced Cornerstone (SVME/DMV-712), the industry's first imaging platform to integrate two high-performance graphics controllers, CPU, PMC expansion and industry-standard X11/OpenGL software on a single VME-based ruggedized card.
A wide range of standard analog and digital graphics I/O modes is available. Custom graphics I/O is also easily supported through the sophisticated FPGA implementation found on the Cornerstone card. Connectivity is simplified by onboard Ethernet, USB, serial and digital I/O interfaces. Based on Motorola's PowerPC7410 processor, with AltiVec® technology, Cornerstone tightly integrates dual independent Permedia®3 graphics accelerators, featuring hardware anti-aliasing and optimized X11/OpenGL® graphics software support. By offering this high level of CPU and image processing power on a single 6U card, Dy 4 enables its customers to reduce board count and the space required in the chassis, while functionally partitioning their system more logically to match their individual requirements.
The two PMC sites on each Cornerstone card allow for expansion with cards such as Dy 4's PMC-601 for interfacing to legacy MIL-STD-1553 equipment, or the new high-performance, two-channel Fibre Channel PMC-643.
Complementing Cornerstone's hardware capabilities are Dy 4's real-time graphics drivers based on the industry standards X11 and OpenGL ported to Wind River's VxWorks/Tornado real-time operating system. Like all Dy 4 products, Cornerstone is offered in a variety of both air-cooled and conduction-cooled ruggedization levels.
Cornerstone units will be available summer 2002. Pricing starts at $17,000. ...Dy 4 Systems profile
|Datalink||Datalink Joins Sun's iForce
MINNEAPOLIS - June 17, 2002 - Datalink Corporation today announced that it has joined Sun Microsystems, Inc.'s iForce Partner Program, part of Sun's comprehensive iForce Initiative. The relationship further extends Datalink's visibility and market reach, as well as strengthens the company's storage architecture suite with Sun StorEdge Complete Storage Solutions.
"As a leader in architecting storage solutions, Datalink's support of Sun StorEdge Complete Storage Solutions brings valuable knowledge and expertise to Sun's growing storage partner community," said Gary Grimes, vice president of partner management and sales operations, Sun Microsystems, Inc. ...Datalink profile
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