Intel expands quad-core PC, server lineups

Infrastructure
Intel Corporation introduced three more quad-core processors, including the Intel Core2 Quad processor brand name that begins the expansion of quad-core PC sales to mainstream buyers. Intel offers a total of nine quad-core processor versions in the desktop and enterprise market segments.

The Intel Core 2 Quad processor packs four brains in every PC and delivers the speed and responsiveness that is required to process today’s applications. This processor is available in PCs and in the reseller channel. Intel also announced two quad-core processors for single-socket servers. The announcement builds on the company’s Intel Core 2 Duo and quad-core microprocessor families, with 29 dual and quad-core processors for sale in the desktop PC, laptop and server market segments.

Intel also introduced the Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor 3200 series for single-socket servers. Built on the Intel Core microarchitecture, these products will bring energy-efficient performance to entry server applications such as e-mail, Web, file and print. Two processors are available with clock speeds of 2.4 and 2.13 GHz with a 1066 front side bus and 8 MB of L2 cache.

Pricing and Availability
The Intel Core 2 Quad processor Q6600 (2.4GHz) has been announced and is being demonstrated at CES. It is available at US$851 in 1KU quantities. Quad-Core Intel Xeon processor pricing includes the X3220 (2.4GHz) at US$851 and the Quad-Core Intel® Xeon Processor X3210 (2.13GHz) at US$690.

Visit http://www.intel.com/pressroom/kits/events/ces2007/index.htm for the 2007 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Virtual Press Kit.

E-Business
ArmCode finds out IP addresses and domains in seconds
ArmCode development team announces the unveiling of Arm Whois v.2.0. This utility is designed specially for network administrators and computer security professionals, who need retrieval of a country information for an IP-address or a hostname, allocated IP-address blocks and other network data details.

Arm Whois helps to obtain the answers to such questions as: who the owner of the domain is and when the domain was registered. In addition, it shows the owner’s contact information. As Arm Whois is able to view an allocated IP-address block, it also provides the information on the owner of the IP address block and the host location. This utility finds out the administrator and technical support contact information. Arm Whois can find information about a computer located in any part of the world by automatically performing search of the right database and then make a query within it. It enables a user to look up available information about an IP address, hostname or domain, including details concerning country, state, city and the name of the network provider.

The program has an interface, which lets a user start searching from the main window without the need for a user manual. A user only has to type the name of the domain into a search line and specify the necessary settings. Thus, Arm Whois offers to choose the query type: by IP-address, domain or choice. Querying starts with a click on the “Go” button. Then, the results of the request will be displayed in a field below in a readable and accurate form. Arm Whois can save the obtained information to a text file, process lists of IP addresses or domains.

Pricing and Availability
Arm Whois v. 2.0 runs under 32-bit Windows systems and costs US$29.95. Additional information on Arm Whois is available from the company’s website at http://www.armcode.com. Registered customers are entitled to the unlimited functionality, information on the latest releases, updates and free lifetime technical support.

F-Secure Messaging Security Gateway combats imaging spam problem

There are hundreds of millions of spam email messages being sent every day. In fact, 90 per cent of e-mails worldwide are spam.

In just half a year, the problem of image spam has become general enough to be representative of 35 per cent of all junk mail. And image spam is taking up 70 per cent of the bandwidth bulge on account of the large file sizes every single one represents.

To give some idea about the scale of the problem a typical Warezov-based botnet can send 160 million spam messages in just two hours. And last year botnets raised the volume of spam in circulation by 30 per cent. For enterprises, often the target of spam attacks, that figure was 50 per cent.

F-Secure Messaging Security Gateway has an approach to combat image-based spam, and uses several techniques specially designed to detect image-based spam messages. These improved techniques in Proofpoint-powered MLX include fuzzy matching for obfuscated images, dynamic spam image detection, animated GIF spam detection and dynamic botnet protection. Using these image-based spam specific techniques with other existing spam detection techniques with automatic updates, F-Secure Messaging Security Gateway is able to provide a solution to it’s customers.

Channel
Toshiba delivers big-screen sound and excitement to homes, schools and offices
Toshiba of Canada announced its multimedia projector, the TDP-ET20 at $1699.99 to feature a built-in DVD player, 5.1 Dolby digital surround sound and remote control.

The system boasts an oval-like, aerodynamic design, and black piano finish. Weighing just 11 pounds, the TDP-ET20 projector can be stored or transported expanding its use from home to cottage for movies and gaming or from classroom to boardroom. The short throw lens can project up to a 100-inch screen image from only 3.9 feet away. The RGB computer input, DLP (digital light processing) technology and High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMITM) port make it perfect for movie nights, sporting events, video games and digital photos. It also assures the best projection images with its 130-degree offset angle.

The TDP-ET20 is available at retailers across Canada, or online at www.toshiba.ca

Data Management

MJT Net boosts business productivity with automation and scripting software

MJT Net has released Macro Scheduler v. 9.0, an application that lets business people automate repetitive Windows tasks and eliminate processing bottlenecks. With Macro Scheduler, non-programmers can use the application’s interface to develop routines that provide automated computer solutions. Business users can solve their own computer-related problems, without depending upon their overworked IT departments.

Because Macro Scheduler automates other applications and processes, there is no limit to the types of solutions that the program can provide. It is used worldwide to automate report generation, simplify system administration tasks, automatically copy data from one screen into another, perform Internet tasks (such as file uploads and downloads, Web site automation, and screen scraping), automate software testing and simplify processes by creating routines that combine multiple manual actions into one.

Macro Scheduler integrates into one simple interface its macro recorder, intuitive scripting language with code editor and debugger, support for Microsoft VBScript, scheduler, keyboard shortcut tool, and GUI builder. The Professional version includes a compiler for creating standalone Windows applications for use on any other PC.

Version 9 of Macro Scheduler includes image recognition technology that allows the program to “see” the screen. You can compare screens and locate the positions of screen objects using simple graphics.

Macro Scheduler v. 9.0 runs on Windows 98, Me, NT4, 2000, XP, 2003 (.NET) Server and Windows Vista. Macro Scheduler costs US$87 for a single user licence. The Professional Edition costs US$197. Enterprise licences and software bundles are available. All of MJT Net’s software may be purchased on the company’s web site at http://www.mjtnet.com or from MJT Net Ltd, 2nd Floor LPL, 145-157 St. John Street, London EC1V 4PY United Kingdom. You can download a 30-day trial version of Macro Scheduler from http://www.mjtnet.com

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