Supplies Innovative Slice Servers into Submarine Based Monitoring Systems|
California - June 27, 2006 - Themis Computer announced an agreement withMEDAV
GmbH, a provider of products for signal analysis, automatic detection and
classification, demodulation and decoding. |
Themis will provide its
Slice technology for integration by MEDAV into a submarine communication
intelligence system. MEDAV is supplying their tuners, as well as signal and data
processing software, running on Themis Slice servers. Themis' Slice subrack
will be integrated into 19" bays, with other MEDAV equipment, for this
Themis Computer will provide technology from its new Slice switched
computing initiative, including liquid cooled servers and
solid state storage units,
designed to meet the escalating thermal and kinetic management demands, of next
generation, high density/performance, mission-critical computing.
processor-independent architecture (which includes an
fabric) the Themis "Slice"
platform allows users to mix, match, and manage SPARC and x86 architectures,
Solaris, Windows, and Linux operating systems, in combination with third party
network servers, storage and switches.
Quorum, Themis' real-time,
policy based resource manager, insures contracted application Quality of Service
for heterogeneous computing resources. Designed for high density, high
performance computing, the Themis Slice Architecture is ideal for those who are
looking for highly available, horizontally scalable processing power and lower
life cycle cost of ownership.
Qimonda's Memory Saves Costs in Sun Fire T2000 Servers
Jose - June 22, 2006 - Qimonda AG today announced that comparative tests
of memory modules and analysis of actual data center energy costs show that the
low power consumption of its standard DRAM can save thousands of dollars in the
annual energy costs of data centers.
Spiraling energy costs are becoming a serious issue in data centers,
which are installations of hundreds or even thousands of servers and associated
equipment used by Web services companies and operating computer networks of
large organizations. Qimonda and Sun are working closely together to provide low
power products and set industry benchmarks for power saving performance in
Reduction in power saves energy costs in two
ways, directly by reducing the energy used by the server and indirectly by
reducing heat that must be managed by cooling systems. Tests showed up to a 30%
reduction in memory power consumption when combining Qimonda's power efficient
DDR2 Dual In-line Memory Modules with Sun's new servers such as the Sun Fire
Based on an analysis of costs to power a typical data
center described at a recent industry conference, memory modules from Qimonda
can save up to $70,000 per year in energy costs. The data Qimonda used
for this calculation was presented at a conference hosted by Sun Microsystems in
January of this year in Santa Clara, Calif. At the same conference, industry
experts forecast that by 2008 computer memory subsystems will represent up to
one-half of the power used in computer servers.
"Sun and Qimonda have a clear focus on and roadmaps for lower
power products for the future," said Kurt Doelling, Vice President for
Worldwide Operations of Sun Microsystems. "The challenge of managing the
energy budget of data centers must be addressed across the entire system design,
and Qimonda is making a significant contribution by proving that its DIMMs
deliver energy savings."
Sun Says - 85% of the Fortune 500 Have Solaris 10
CLARA, CALIF - June 20, 2006 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. today announced
that in the last year Solaris 10 has exceeded 5 million registered license
"Over 85% of the Fortune 500 have the Solaris 10 OS
in development or production," said Rich Green, executive vice president of
Software at Sun Microsystems.
STORAGEsearch.com Launches New Magazine on Storage Reliability
Editor:- June 20, 2006 -
STORAGEsearch.com today launched a new directory dedicated to the
subject of "Storage Reliability".
Reliability was named
as one of the 3 most important future trends in storage in my
state of the storage market
article published last year. In that article I also predicted that
uncorrectable failures in storage systems (due to embedded design assumptions
made in earlier generations) could, if not dealt with by drive and interface
designers, pose a more serious threat to enterprise computer systems
than the Y2K bug in the late 1990s. storage reliability
Sun Sees Bright Future for SPARC Blades
Editor:- June 14, 2006 - an article
published today in vnunet.com says Sun is planning a new range
of blade servers.
Based on an interview with Sun's executive VP
John Fowler, the article reveals Sun's thinking that blades will become the
predominant form factor for big computing environments in the same way that
rackmounts replaced proprietary boxes in the last 1990s.
vision is not original. The market for
VME SPARC SBCs is
as old as the
SPARC processor itself. VME is nowadays used exclusively in
During the dotcom boom when ISPs and telcos showered Sun with server
investment dollars there was a flurry of companies producing
compact PCI SPARC
SBCs. Most of those companies have since exited the Sun compatible market.
The SPARC SBC / blade market has always suffered from the fact that
the highest powered processors and memory didn't fit ever conveniently onto the
6U Eurocard form factors which were the standard in the industry. So blades
were always underpowered (in CPU clock and memory terms) compared to
contemporary rackmount servers. Newer processor technology and faster backplane
networks may change that in the future.
Softek Celebrates Data Migration Milestone
Vienna, Virginia -
June 14, 2006 - Softek today announced it has non-disruptively moved
more than 40 petabytes of mission-critical data (for more than 60% of the
Fortune 1000) while keeping applications on-line in heterogeneous environments.
"This is quite an achievement as Softek becomes the first independent
software vendor to surpass the 40 petabyte non-disruptive data migration
milestone," said Steven Murphy, president and CEO at Softek. "Today,
Softek's Nonstop Data Mobility solutions provide a simple, unified approach to
moving data over any vendor platform, operating system, or distance for the most
complex applications that support the Fortune 2000 and government's most mission
critical applications while never mandating an application outage.
take a look at StorageSearch.com's
industry changing article -
SSDs - reaching for
Sun Fire T1000 Server Outperforms Competing 1U Systems
CLARA, CALIF - June 6, 2006 - Sun Microsystems today announced it has
posted SPECweb2005 benchmark results for the the recently-released Sun Fire
T1000 server, with the UltraSPARC-T1 processor.
The Sun Fire
T2000 server has the best SPECweb2005 results but the Sun Fire T1000 server now
has the second best results for this important web benchmark.
Fire T1000 server demonstrates superior performance and superior
performance/watt when compared to competing servers:
- 14% greater performance than the IBM System x3650 with the latest Intel 2x
Dual Core 3.0 GHz Xeon 5100 processors.
- 25% greater performance than the 4 core/2 chip Fujitsu Siemens PRIMERGY
RX220 S1 with 2400 MHz Opteron processors.
- 33% greater performance than the 4 core/2 chip IBM p5 550 with 1.9 GHz
- 64% greater performance than the 4 core/2 chip Fujitsu Siemens PRIMERGY
RX300 S3 with 3733 MHz Xeon 5080 processors.
- 87% greater performance than the 4 core/2 chip Fujitsu Siemens PRIMERGY
TX300 S2 Dual-Core with 2800 Mhz Xeon processors.
- 130% greater performance than the 2 core/2 chip Fujitsu Siemens PRIMERGY
TX300 S2 with 3800 MHz Xeon processors.
- 115% greater performance than the 2 Processor, 4 Core Dell PowerEdge 2850
server with 2 x Dual Core 2.8GHz Xeon processors
The 1 RU Sun Fire T1000 server has one
1.0Ghz 6-core/24-thread UltraSPARC-T1 processor or one 8-core/32-thread
UltraSPARC-T1 processor. The Sun Fire T1000 server uses a maximum of 220 watts
for an 8-core, 16GB system. The 8-core/16GB Sun Fire T1000 server that was
tested is priced at $11,995. A Sun StorEdge 3510 disk array was used for
- 140% greater performance than the 2-processor IBM eServer xSeries x346
with 3800 Mhz Xeon processors
Editor's note:- this is a clever way for Sun to show the
comparative user benefits derived from its denser core SPARC processors. See
Solaris Delivers More Uptime than Windows or Red Hat Enterprise
Linux - Says Yankee Group Report
MA - June 5, 2006 - Yankee Group today revealed the results of its 2006
Global Server Reliability Survey, which found that all major server OS platforms
have achieved a high degree of reliability.
In a head-to-head
comparison, Windows Server 2003 shows the highest reliability gains, leading Red
Hat Enterprise Linux with nearly 20% more annual uptime in similar deployment
scenarios. Among mainstream server operating systems, only Unix-based server
operating systems including HP-UX and Sun Solaris 10 bested Windows Server 2003.
Additional key results for the independent, non-sponsored
Yankee Group 2006 Global Server Reliability Survey show that on average,
individual corporate Linux, Windows and Unix servers experience three to five
failures per server per year, resulting in 10.0 to 19.5 hours of annual downtime
for each server.
Standard Red Hat Enterprise Linux and niche open
source vendors gained more outage time compared to Windows or Unix competitors.
Yankee Group determined a significant portion of this outage time is attributed
to the scarcity of Linux and open source documentation compared to the more
mature, established operating systems. Underlying these findings is the crucial
point that TCO metrics such as reliability, performance, security and management
ultimately depend on an individual company's implementation.