A few weeks ago ARM celebrated its partners shipping over 10 billion ARM based chips in 2013. As ARM makes a royalty on every IP license shipped, it was a banner year for the company. The bigger story was that the 10 billion in 2013 brought the cumulative total for ARM based processors to over 50 billion (note that these are discrete ICs, multiple cores within a single design are not counted multiple times). ARM's press activities were limited to talking about the big final number, but ARM has a pretty broad IP portfolio. What I wanted was a breakdown of where the 50 billion went, so I asked. What I got in response were tables of data. I was asked not to share specific...

HP Unveils Latest Spring 2010 Laptops

HP has unveiled their latest notebooks. This large launch features many new entries into both their business and consumer notebook lines. Perhaps the most eye-catching are the Arrandale equipped...

32 by Balraj Sandhu and Jarred Walton on 5/5/2010

Supermicro to expand their GPU servers to include Fermi-level Tesla

Supermicro have launched today their second generation of GPU computing servers, using NVIDIA Tesla 20-series GPUs. This product line is an upgrade from their first generation servers, and...

23 by Ian Cutress on 5/4/2010

HP ProBook 5310m: A Slender Laptop for Business Users

HP's ProBook line targets the business sector, and the 5310m looks like the sort of laptop you'd expect a CEO to carry around. Of course, looks aren't everything, and...

10 by Jarred Walton on 4/26/2010

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 Johan De Gelas 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 Johan De Gelas on 3/29/2010

The Intel Xeon 5670: Six Improved Cores

The new Xeon “Westmere” 5600 series, has arrived.

40 by Johan De Gelas on 3/16/2010

Dell M6500: A Precision Strike on Bling

The Dell Precision M6500 is what we expect from a mobile workstation: high on quality and low on fluff. It’s also very expensive, but the cost of the hardware...

42 by Jarred Walton on 3/9/2010

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 Johan De Gelas on 3/8/2010

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 Johan De Gelas on 1/18/2010

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.

34 by Johan De Gelas on 11/23/2009

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 Johan De Gelas 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 Johan De Gelas on 7/22/2009

Optimizing for Virtualization, Part 2

This is the second part of our ESX optimization tips and tricks, diving into storage optimization and configuration options.

13 by Liz van Dijk on 6/29/2009

Optimizing for Virtualization

Want to gain the upper hand on your colleagues by getting the very best performance out of ESX? AnandTech IT shares its best practices uncovered in the development of...

10 by Liz van Dijk on 6/16/2009

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...

39 by Johan De Gelas on 6/1/2009

Real-world virtualization benchmarking: the best server CPUs compared

We proudly present our newest virtualization benchmarking effort: vApus Mark I. The results are quite surprising on the latest server CPUs as it paints a very different picture than...

66 by Johan De Gelas on 5/21/2009

VMmark Scores Investigated: should VMmark be part of your hardware decisions?

VMmark is supposedly the most important industry standard benchmark today. We investigate the confusing number of different Xeon 5570 VMmark scores and try to understand how relevant VMmark is...

23 by Johan De Gelas on 5/8/2009

VMware announces vSphere

VMware takes its first official steps into true Cloud Computing territory; let's have a closer look at what to expect.

11 by Liz van Dijk on 4/22/2009

The Best Server CPUs part 2: the Intel "Nehalem" Xeon X5570

Better hardware virtualization, a vastly improved server platform, and eight logical cores per CPU: it's no secret that the Xeon "Nehalem" X5570 is the Formula One car among the...

44 by Johan De Gelas on 3/30/2009

SSD versus Enterprise SAS and SATA disks

We compare RAID configurations of up to 16 SATA drives, up to eight SAS drives, and up to eight Intel X25-E SLC SSDs in different situations and try to...

66 by Johan De Gelas on 3/20/2009

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