AMD

Published: August 8th, 2007

Infrastructure
AMD introduces Opteron processors
AMD announced availability and pricing for Second-Generation AMD Opteron 2000 and 8000 Series x86 dual-core server processors in both mainstream (95W) and high-performance (120W) thermal envelopes. 

AMD also announced the mainstream 3.0 GHz versions of AMD Opteron processors, Models 8222 and 2222 running at 95-watt and the Model 1222 running at 103-watt maximum thermal design power. Additionally, AMD has introduced two high-performance processors, AMD Opteron processors, Models 8224 SE and 2224 SE (3.2 GHz). These AMD Opteron processors are designed to enable an upgrade path to Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors, code-named “Barcelona.” 

For pricing information, visit www.amd.com/pricing.

Networking

Emulex introduces 8Gb/s fibre channel products

Emulex Corp. announced plans to deliver an 8Gb/s product series that provides enterprise-class end users with the ability to transition to next-generation Fibre Channel storage area networks(SANs). The 8Gb/s PCI Express-based product series, including Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) and an Embedded I/O Controller (IOC), is designed to offer security, data integrity and virtualization features, while maintaining backward compatibility with existing 4Gb/s and 2Gb/s Fibre Channel SANs. The Emulex LightPulse HBAs are equipped with a Service Level Interface (SLI), which enables driver compatibility across all generations of Emulex HBAs.

Emulex announced its 8Gb/s products, including the LPe12000 series of HBAs, custom mezzanine cards for server blades and an 8Gb/s Embedded I/O Controller (IOC), the Emulex IOC 540.

In addition to providing security and data integrity features, Emulex remains committed to driving enhanced virtualization capabilities into its 8Gb/s series of products in the form of hardware acceleration for virtual fabric environments.

For more information on Emulex LightPulse Fibre Channel HBAs, please visit http://www.emulex.com/products/hba/index.jsp or, to learn more about the company’s Embedded IOC products, go to http://www.emulex.com/products/embeddedioc-iop/index.jsp.

Data Management
PeopleCube integrates resource management capabilities into third-party solutions
PeopleCube announced the release of an API (Application Programming Interface) for Resource Scheduler. This API integrates robust resource scheduling capabilities with external applications.

PeopleCube’s Resource Scheduler API is Web-services compliant, allowing partners to integrate Resource Scheduler’s features into their existing application.

The Resource Scheduler API has also been used to integrate resource management capabilities into on-site reservation kiosks in support of an office hoteling (also referred to as hot desking or flexible workspace) environment. By using the Resource Scheduler API, organizations can integrate Resource Scheduler into these reservation kiosks, enabling remote employees and other visitors to search for available workspace and reserve them on-site.

Additionally, the Resource Scheduler API is used to integrate Resource Scheduler into display devices such as PolyVision’s RoomWizard. This allows users to leverage these displays to not only view a meeting room’s schedule with times, dates, topics, meeting host and more, but also reserve the meeting room on the spot based on its availability.

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