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Google now a serious rival to Microsoft in cloud email

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/19/gmail_enterprise_mail/

8 years ago

Gmail is emerging as a threat to the big boys in the enterprise email industry, despite holding just one per cent of the market and Google's refusal to tweak its service to suit individual customers. The Chocolate Factory also faces a bitter battle with Microsoft in the email cloud space - a war that could trample over other …

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Intel: You may already be using Xeon E5 without knowing it

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/19/intel_xeon_e5_follow_up/

8 years ago

IDF 2011 Do you know why Intel hasn't launched the Sandy Bridge-EP Xeon E5 processor for two-socket servers? Neither do we, but after attending Intel Developer Forum last week, we have some pretty good guesses. Given the relative dearth of processor news at the IDF show, the attendees and vendors that El Reg spoke to at the show had …

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New Intel 710: The numbers don't look good

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/19/intel_710_ssd/

8 years ago

Intel's delayed 710 SSD, its X25-E replacement, has arrived at last, after having been initially outed back in July. It's a fairly standard – for these days – 25nm, 2-bit MLC solid state drive, with 100, 200 and 300GB capacity points. But it has wildly skewed read and write performance and poor-to-average bandwidth numbers. …

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Google reveals 'leap smear' NTP technique

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/19/google_has_to_lie_to_computers_about_time/

8 years ago

Google has to lie to computers in order not to upset them with the vagaries of earthly time. The text-ads colossus has just written a blog post on how it adjusts its computer systems to deal with leap seconds – by lying to them a bit with a technique it calls "leap smear", where the search giant adds a few milliseconds bit by …

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Buckinghamshire council seeks managed ICT deal

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/19/buckinghamshire_council_seeks_managed_ict_deal/

8 years ago

Buckinghamshire County Council has invited tenders for a wide range of managed ICT services which will be underpinned by the Public Services Network (PSN). The four-year framework deal is worth between £20m and £100m and has been published by Buckinghamshire on behalf of itself and local authorities in adjacent counties and …

Anobit brings out second generation of Genesis SSD

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/19/anobit_genesis_2/

8 years ago

Anobit's second-generation Genesis solid-state drive has pretty much double the performance of its first-gen sibling. The latest Genesis is a 2.5-inch form factor SSD with either 6GB/s SATA (T series) or 6GB/s SAS (S series) interfaces. In terms of capacity, it's available in 100, 200 or 400GB, as before, but 800GB and greater …

iiNet publishes fibre broadband plans

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/18/iinet_publishes_nbn_prices/

8 years ago

iiNet has announced its National Broadband Network service prices. The number-two ISP has published the prices on its Website, with the entry-level 12/1 Mbps, 40 Gbyte service costs $AU49.95 per month; with the top-speed, maximum allowance 100/40 Mbps Terabyte downloads service costing $AU99.95. Customers can choose 40 Gbyte, …

VMware: the next big storage vendor?

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/17/signoretti_blog_vmware_storage/

8 years ago

Nowadays some of the most discussed topics in the storage industry are related to VMware: "VMware support and integration", "VMware-aware storage" and "storage features for VMware" are only a few examples of what I mean but, are we sure that the relationship between VMware and traditional storage will be so tight in the long …

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Oracle slates 'extreme' system kickoff

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/16/oracle_extreme_systems_solaris_update/

8 years ago

Oracle has scheduled a systems announcement ahead of its early October OpenWorld conference, and has just released a patch for its Solaris 10 operating system ahead of the expected launch of the long-awaited Solaris 11. As usual, Oracle is vague about what the September 26 announcement will be about. "Oracle senior executives …

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Facebook plugs developer site into Heroku code cloud

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/16/facebook_integrates_with_heroku/

8 years ago

Facebook has plugged its developer site into Heroku, giving coders direct access to a "platform cloud" where they can deploy, host, and readily scale their Facebook applications. According to Heroku founder Adam Wiggins, this is a first for both companies. "We've spent the past four years building a platform for instant …

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VMware juices Roo for big Java clouds

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/16/roo_vmware_springsource/

8 years ago

VMware's SpringSource unit has released Java tooling making it faster and easier to build big clouds using its parent's Cloud Foundry project. SpringSource has released a Spring Roo 1.2.0 milestone build it claims is 10 times faster than the earlier version, making it run smoother and faster on very large projects. Roo is a …

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Celebrating the 55th anniversary of the hard disk

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/16/ramac_55_year_anniversary/

8 years ago

All anniversaries are special, and so is this one. It's particularly special because a billion or more people have been and are being affected by it every day. They switch on their PCs and take advantage of Intel processors and Microsoft's Windows, or Mac OS, thinking nothing of it. But before these, and providing a foundation …

Smut domain scores big bucks for not handling smut

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/16/domain_firm_rakes_in_cash_from_pr0n_shy_companies/

8 years ago

Thousands of companies, far more than expected, are handing over hundreds of dollars each to block their brands in the new .xxx internet domain. According to ICM Registry, the company behind the adults-only extension, porn-shy firms have applied to defensively block more than 10,000 trademarks in just the first week of its " …

Nigerians panic over killer calls

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/16/nigerians_think_answering_phone_call_kills/

8 years ago

The Nigerian public has been reassured by authorities that answering a phone call cannot cause death, after widespread rumours raised concern. According to viral text messages, a number of people had died when answering the phone to the ID 09141, BBC News reports. The Nigerian Communications Commission issued the reassurance …

First Google Plus API released to developers

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/16/google_plus_api/

8 years ago

Coders can now get their hands on a single Google+ API (application programming interface). Over time, Google will be opening up more of its platform to developers, presumably in a similar fashion to Facebook's API – which allows third parties to build apps for the network. "Google+ gives users full control over their …

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Flattening Ethernet

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/16/flattening_ethernet_expert_panel/

8 years ago

Expert Clinic Ethernet needs to become a lean, mean networking machine, and the way to do that, we're told, is to flatten the fabric, avoid layer the processing and keep as much as possible down in Layer 2. Is this real? What does it mean for performance, network management and open Ethernet standards? Three experts tell you how they see it …

BOFH: I'll get my bonus even if it kills, well, someone

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/16/bofh_2011_episode_13/

8 years ago

Episode 13 "Okay, so we'll just work our way through last year's review and then move onto this year's one," the Boss says, fingering a couple of chunky wads of paper. I hate review time. The only consolation I get from it is knowing that Bosses hate it as well. Everyone hates them - except for the drones from HR for whom this is …

Optus gets first licence to penetrate 700MHz band

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/15/optus_trials_lte_on_analogue_tv_band/

8 years ago

Optus has became the first Australian carrier to be awarded a licence to trial LTE services in the 700MHz spectrum band, a former analogue TV frequency. The carrier has selected vendor Huawei to run an Australia-first trial of LTE technology in the band. The 700MHz band is suited to LTE services, particularly for enhanced in- …

Intel shows linear scaling with MIC coprocessor

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/15/intel_rattner_mic_coprocessor/

8 years ago

IDF 2011 The chip world is moving from multicore to many-core, says Intel chief technology office Justin Rattner. In certain circles, such talk makes sense – a many-core chip includes many more cores than a multicore chip – and according to Rattner, the transition to a many-core world won't be as difficult as expected. At the Intel …

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PCI recast for supercomputing future

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/15/pci_four_dot_oh_and_hpc/

8 years ago

The next generation of the PCI interconnect standard will be aimed squarely at high-performance computing, and it will be developed using a different scheme than were previous generations. "The solution space that we're targeting for 'gen-four', if you will, is going to be directly focused to service the needs of HPC …