HP Launches New, Smaller-Size ProLiant 'Scale-Out' Servers

The ProLiant SL6000 product line includes a smaller, physically lightweight, power-draw-efficient modular systems architecture -- the first major rebuild of the ProLiant server since 2001. They can be deployed with up to 672 processor cores and 10 terabytes of storage capacity per standard 42U rack. - Hewlett-Packard
on June 10 launched a new line of ProLiant servers, called the ProLiant
SL Extreme Scale-Out portfolio, engineered specifically for the growing
Web 2.0, financial services and high-performance computing markets.

What's new in iPhone 3.0

If you didn't find much to gasp at during the iPhone OS 3.0 section of Monday's keynote presentation at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference, that's understandable. Much of what was showed off were features that we saw trotted out back at March's iPhone special event where Apple initially introduced the software update.

NetSuite financial planning module integrates partner app

On-demand ERP (enterprise resource planning) vendor NetSuite on Wednesday announced a new financial planning module that customers can use to perform budgeting, forecasting, reporting, and "what-if" analyses. The module -- NetSuite's latest move to beef up its core platform by integrating with partner applications -- is based on technology from fellow SaaS (software-as-a-service) vendor Adaptive Planning. But NetSuite is selling the add-on through its own direct sales force.

KDE 4.3 beta 2 released for testing

The KDE community has released a second beta for its upcoming 4.3 release. The beta release includes a number of new features including the integration of new technologies such as PolicyKit and Geolocation services.

RSA chief: The job of security guy is not to be 'Doctor No'

Web 2.0 technologies and cloud computing are extending traditional enterprise network perimeters to the point that they are practically vanishing, says a report released this week by RSA, the security division of EMC Corp. The report further states that information security managers who understand the associated risks and learn how to manage them can help their companies adopt such technologies on their own terms.

Gartner reports that nearly half of companies on reduced IT budgets

Nearly half of businesses reduced their IT budgets in the first quarter of this year, according to Gartner. In a survey of 900 chief information officers, 42 percent said the cash allocated to the IT department had been reduced from the previous quarter's amount. Spending will be near the levels in 2007, Gartner said.

Hewlett-Packard designs new server for 'extreme' scale-out computing

Hewlett-Packard has introduced a new line of x86 servers for companies that operate massive computing facilities, where shaving a few dollars off the energy or shipping costs for each system can add up to significant savings.

The MacBook turns Pro

When Apple quietly updated the 13-inch MacBook a couple weeks ago, giving the company's least-expensive -- and previous-generation-design -- laptop better performance than the more-expensive aluminum unibody models, it was a good hint that the aluminum models were due for a refresh.

Adobe patches 13 critical PDF bugs in first quarterly update

Adobe issued its first regularly-scheduled security updates on Tuesday, fixing at least 13 critical flaws reported by outside researchers and secretly patching an unspecified number of bugs found by its own team.

Fedora 11 roars with potential

The Fedora team yesterday released latest version of its Linux operating system, Fedora 11.

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