10G Ethernet: More Than a Big Pipe
If you are looking to improve your virtualized datacenter, 10Gb Ethernet really deserves your attention. It delivers more than twice as much bandwidth as quad-port gigabit, lower latency, lower...38 by on 11/24/2010
Hybrid Clouds: are we there yet?
Just 9 months ago, almost 1500 out of a total of 3146 readers (46%) told us in a poll that they feel that "Cloud Computing is hot air, it...26 by on 10/18/2010
Server Clash: DELL's Quad Opteron DELL R815 vs HP's DL380 G7 and SGI's Altix UV10
Three totally different servers in one test: the dual Xeon X5670 HP DL380 G7, the quad Xeon X7560 SGI Altix UV10 and the Quad Opteron 6174 Dell R815. Three...51 by on 9/9/2010
Quad Xeon 7500, the Best Virtualized Datacenter Building Block?
Finding the best building block for a virtualized datacenter has been our quest for a few years now. In this article, we’ll introduce you to our brand new virtualization...51 by on 8/10/2010
Low Power Server CPUs: the energy saving choice?
Keeping an eye on power when choosing the hardware and software components is thus much more than naively following the hype of “green IT”. It is simply the smart...49 by on 7/15/2010
High-End x86: The Nehalem EX Xeon 7500 and Dell R810
We received Dell's latest R810 server for review, coupled with the Intel Xeon X7560. The R810 supports two or four octal-core Intel Xeon Nehalem EX processors, with the potential...23 by on 4/12/2010
AMD's 12-core "Magny-Cours" Opteron 6174 vs. Intel's 6-core Xeon
This one may be a bit too subtle for most, but bear with me here. AMD's latest Opteron has a lot of cores, 12 per chip to be...58 by on 3/29/2010
The Intel Xeon 5670: Six Improved Cores
The new Xeon “Westmere” 5600 series, has arrived.40 by on 3/16/2010
10Gbit Ethernet: Killing Another Bottleneck?
More cores (32 to 48) in medium-range servers results in 20 to 50 VMs on one virtualized server. We investigate if 10Gbit Ethernet is finally ready to solve the...49 by on 3/8/2010
Databases and power management, not a perfect fit0 by on 2/17/2010
Dynamic Power Management: A Quantitative Approach
Performance per Watt rules the datacenter, right? Wrong. Join us as we investigate why there's more to it than just being green.35 by on 1/18/2010
Cloud computing in 2010: let us get practical21 by on 12/23/2009
AMD's 2010/2011 Roadmap from the IT Professional’s Perspective
We tried to find out what the new AMD roadmap means for our IT readers: the professionals who actually configure and buy these servers.108 by on 11/23/2009
Choosing the right foundation: which hypervisor do you evaluate?0 by on 11/3/2009
The basic "Server Building Block" for your virtual infrastructure49 by on 10/7/2009
Expensive Quad Sockets vs. Ubiquitous Dual Sockets
Should you bother with quad socket servers now that we have powerful dual socket platforms available? We check how the quad Xeon X7460, quad Opteron 8345, and the dual...32 by on 10/6/2009
Testing the latest x86 rack servers and low power server CPUs
We test five different x86 rack servers that focus on reducing power requirements and keeping costs very low. At the same time, we show how the low power Opterons...12 by on 7/22/2009
AMD's Six-Core Opteron 2435
AMD added 2 cores to the improved AMD quad-core “Shanghai”. Which applications can take advantage of these extra cores? The answer is more interesting than you might think...40 by on 6/1/2009