• Unix: Automating your server inventory

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    Keeping an up-to-date inventory of your Unix servers can be less painful if you throw a bunch of helpful Linux commands into a script that you run periodically.
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    Posted February 9, 2013 - 8:20 am

    Think your CPU is king? Think again.
  • Counting processors on your Linux box

    Posted February 4, 2013 - 11:52 am

    The quickest way to determine what and how many processors are installed on a Linux system is to turn to the mighty gateway of kernel data -- the /proc pseudo-filesystem. In it, you'll find a file called /proc/cpuinfo that provides a lot of information in the processors in your system. Read on to see how easily you can get answers to questions and an explanation of what those answers really tell you.
  • Choose the best CPU for your dream PC

    Posted March 4, 2012 - 8:46 am

    Whether you're constructing a budget workhorse or a high-performance rig, your search for the best hardware for your dream PC should start with the processor, or CPU. Your choice of CPU will influence a lot of the other decisions you make, since your ability to find a compatible motherboard, CPU cooler, and (to some extent) power supply will be affected by the processor’s specifications.
  • Sapphire builds Intel 'Sandy Bridge', USB 3.0 motherboards

    Posted January 11, 2011 - 12:33 pm

    AMD and ATI GPU stalwart Sapphire has announced it is building a range of Intel motherboards. The Intel products are all being made by Sapphire in Taiwain, and will be available direct from the company.
  • Review

    Intel's New Core i7 and Core i5 Processors Explained

    Posted September 8, 2009 - 9:04 am

    Intel's two new Core i7 CPUs (860 and 870) are mid-range counterparts to its top-of-the-line Core i7 900-series chips, and initial tests (using Intel's new DP55KG motherboard) indicate their performance follows suit. Our early tests also show the new entry-level Core i5 750 is the one to watch when it comes to best bang for your buck.
  • Rackable puts desktop CPUs in low-cost servers

    Posted January 22, 2009 - 10:53 am

    Rackable Systems is using desktop PC components for a new, low-cost server architecture called MicroSlice
  • Intel cuts quad-core chip prices by 40 percent

    Posted January 19, 2009 - 9:28 pm

    Intel on Monday announced price cuts across a wide range of chips used in mobile and desktop PCs, including cuts of up to 40 percent for its quad-core chips.
  • AMD wants to make small laptops cheaper with Yukon

    Posted January 6, 2009 - 10:44 am

    AMD hopes to undercut prices of expensive ultraportable laptops with mobile chips it is expected to introduce on Tuesday.
  • Intel calls EU antitrust probe 'discriminatory and partial'

    Posted November 27, 2008 - 9:47 pm

    The European Union's antitrust investigation of Intel is "discriminatory and partial," the chip maker complained in an action that's detailed in a recent edition of the EU's official journal, saying it's not being permitted to properly defend itself against the charges.
  • AMD looks to purge past chip problems with Shanghai

    Posted November 13, 2008 - 12:16 pm

    AMD hopes to move beyond past chip blunders with the Thursday launch of its latest quad-core Opteron processor, code-named Shanghai.
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 to support up to 256 CPU cores

    Posted November 6, 2008 - 4:52 pm

    Microsoft Thursday said the next upgrade of its Windows Server operating system will scale up to 256 logical processors.
  • Time working against AMD's asset-light plans

    Posted August 25, 2008 - 9:25 am

    As part of AMD's efforts to recover from the damaging delay of its Barcelona quad-core processor in 2007, the chip maker wants to spin off its two manufacturing plants, called fabs, as part of a strategy called asset light.
  • Intel drops Centrino Atom brand after five months

    Posted August 14, 2008 - 10:26 am

    Intel has dropped the Centrino Atom brand after just five months, opting instead to use just the Atom brand across this part of its product line.
  • PC industry scared netbooks may hurt laptop sales

    Posted August 11, 2008 - 9:16 am

    Advanced Micro Devices has no immediate plans to release a processor designed for low-cost laptops, sometimes called netbooks, saying its not yet clear whether or not growing shipments of these devices will cannibalize sales of mainstream laptops.
  • Intel to release Nehalem laptop chips next year

    Posted August 10, 2008 - 8:22 pm

    Consumer laptops and desktops could get faster and more power-efficient when Intel releases chips built around its new Nehalem microarchitecture in the second half of 2009.
  • Intel's Nehalem desktop chips to be called Core i7

    Posted August 10, 2008 - 7:58 pm

    The high-end desktop versions of Intel's Nehalem processor family will carry the Core i7 moniker when they are released later this year.
  • Replace your laptop's CPU

    Posted August 8, 2008 - 10:12 am

    Saddled with an old, slow processor in your laptop? Ripping it out and subbing in a new one can result in an exceptional boost in speed.
  • Review

    New AMD CPUs: Midrange speed, low power draw

    Posted July 30, 2008 - 3:30 pm

    AMD's latest Phenom CPUs are fast, but not the fastest chips around. That distinction falls to Intel's Core series of CPUs, which are 5 to 10 percent speedier, clock cycle for clock cycle. Still, the new units--the Phenom X4 9950 Black Edition, the Phenom X4 9350e, and the Phenom X4 9150e processors--cost less than Intel's most recent chips.
  • Via's Nano processor tops Intel's Atom in first reviews

    Posted July 30, 2008 - 9:43 am

    Performance comparisons of Via Technologies' Nano processor and Intel's Atom chip conducted by several hardware-enthusiast sites Tuesday confirmed what many industry observers have long suspected: the Taiwanese processor company has produced a chip that outperforms Intel's offering for low-cost computers.
  • Intel takes on embedded market with Atom chip

    Posted July 24, 2008 - 10:55 am

    Taking a jab at the embedded market, Intel on Wednesday said it was working on new x86 chips to use in devices ranging from consumer electronics to mobile phones.
  • Intel slashes chip prices up to 31%

    Posted July 21, 2008 - 5:17 pm

    Intel Sunday announced that it has dropped the price of seven processors by up to 31%.
  • Dispelled Intel rumor may disappoint gamers

    Posted July 21, 2008 - 11:13 am

    Intel announced prices for some of its latest, most powerful chips that might disappoint digital gaming enthusiasts because they're more expensive than reports had speculated.
  • Intel Atom for netbooks costs 52% more than desktop version

    Posted July 21, 2008 - 11:09 am

    The popular Intel Atom microprocessors made for netbooks, or mini-laptops, costs 52 percent more per chip than the desktop version of the same processor.
  • AMD takes on Intel with its own low-power chip

    Posted July 20, 2008 - 8:17 pm

    Advanced Micro Devices is developing a low-power processor for mobile devices and sub-notebooks, the company confirmed, quashing months of speculation that it had abandoned the project.
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