Yesterday HP announced retail availability of two ARM based servers, the ProLiant m400 and m800. Each are offered in a server cartridge as part of the Moonshot System. A single 4.3U Moonshot chassis can hold 45 server cartridges. Usually higher numbers mean better, but in this case the m400 and m800 are so significantly different I wouldn’t consider them competitors. The m800 is focused on parallel compute and DSP, while the m400 is focused on compute, memory bandwidth, IO bandwidth and features the first 64-bit ARM processor to reach retail server availability. HP ProLiant ARM Servers m400 m800 Processors 1 4 Processor AppliedMicro X-Gene Custom 64-bit ARMv8 TI KeyStone II 66AK2H Cortex-A15 ARMv7A + DSP Compute cores per processor 8 CPU 4 CPU 8 DSP Clock Speed 2.4 GHz 1.0 GHz Cache Memory Each core: 32KB L1 D$ and I$ Each pair: 256KB L2 All...

The IT view of CeBIT 2008

We look at the newest AMD and Intel servers and some of the newer storage devices presented at the CeBIT 2008 show.

0 by Johan De Gelas on 3/13/2008

VMworld Europe 2008 Coverage

Bits and pieces of what we learned about virtualization at VMworld Europe 2008, which took place in Cannes around the end of February.

0 by Liz van Dijk on 3/10/2008

Application Virtualization

We provide an introductory look at a versatile answer to safe software deployment and distribution. We have a short overview of the different approaches, and we'll check out some...

11 by Liz van Dijk on 2/25/2008

The Google Mini - A look at Google's entry-level search appliance

Google's Mini laid bare: we take a closer look at its functionality and put its performance to the test.

19 by Liz van Dijk on 12/21/2007

AMD's 3rd generation Opteron versus Intel's 45nm Xeon: a closer look

The new Xeon 45nm (or Xeon 54xx series) arrived in the lab weeks ago, so a server CPU benchmark update is overdue. However, there is another reason we decided...

43 by Johan De Gelas on 11/27/2007

Affordable storage for the SME, part one

This is the first article of series of articles in which we explore the world of Storage Area Networks (SANs) in search of affordable storage solutions for SMEs. We...

21 by Johan De Gelas on 11/7/2007

Intel "Harpertown" Xeon vs. AMD "Barcelona" Opteron

Intel and AMD release new-and-improved quads: AMD ships Barcelona and Intel tweaks the current Xeon. We see how the two stack up against each other in the IT world.

77 by Jason Clark & Ross Whitehead on 9/18/2007

Low Power Server CPU Redux: Quad-Core Comes to Play

We take a look at the latest low voltage G-stepping quad-core Xeon and compare it to AMD's current low voltage offering.

36 by Jason Clark & Ross Whitehead on 9/13/2007

AMD's Quad-Core Barcelona: Defending New Territory

Today AMD's third generation Opterons launches - only at 2GHz, but packed with many clever tricks to improve the IPC and with a surprise update coming in the near...

46 by Johan De Gelas on 9/10/2007

AMD's Opteron hits 3.2GHz

AMD launches four new Opterons, two at 3GHz and two at 3.2GHz. How do they perform compared to the Intel alternatives? What about performance per watt? Well find out...

30 by Johan De Gelas on 8/6/2007

Killing the Business Desktop PC Softly

It's 2007, and a serious attempt on the life of the PC is in the works. Shockingly, the murder is planned by nobody less than the "parents" of the...

39 by Johan De Gelas on 7/19/2007

Low Power Server CPU Shoot-out

We take a look at two nearly identical systems and compare the low power server processor offerings from AMD and Intel.

27 by Jason Clark & Ross Whitehead on 7/17/2007

Supermicro's Twin: Two nodes and 16 cores in 1U

Low electricity bills, very high processing power, and all at an attractive price - the newest Supermicro server promises a lot. Find out if the promises also materialize as...

28 by Johan De Gelas on 5/28/2007

Intel Clovertown: Quad Core for the Masses

Intel shows what a non-native quad core product can deliver, beating rival AMD's quad core solution to market.

56 by Jason Clark & Ross Whitehead on 3/30/2007

Promise VTrak J300s

We take a look at a 12 drive SAS chassis from Promise and compare SAS, SATA and SCSI while taking a stroll down memory lane.

31 by Jason Clark & Dave Muysson on 2/2/2007

Quad Core Intel Xeon 53xx Clovertown

With four cores in one package, the new Xeon 53xx might be able to offer the performance of a quad socket server in a much cheaper dual socket machine...

15 by Johan De Gelas on 12/27/2006

AMD Socket-F Opteron vs. Intel Woodcrest

We take a look at two nearly identical systems, with the chief difference being the CPUs used: one uses AMD Socket-F Opteron and the other Intel Woodcrest.

38 by Jason Clark & Ross Whitehead on 12/18/2006

SMB NAS Roundup

We take a look at a handful of the popular SMB NAS devices on the market.

23 by Ross Whitehead Jason Clark Dave Muysson on 12/5/2006

Intel's newest Quad Xeon MP versus HP's DL585 Quad Opteron

We confront Intel newest server based on the Xeon MP 7130M with the HP DL585, the popular and well-regarded ProLiant Quad Opteron server that gave HP a major edge...

33 by Johan De Gelas on 11/10/2006

Server Guide part 2: Affordable and Manageable Storage

Our server guides' goal is to give a you a comprehensive overview of server technology. In this second part we introduce you to server storage technology and what you...

21 by Johan De Gelas on 10/18/2006

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