Intel has generally come out the loser in multiple countries and in the United States when it attempted to argue AMD had no right to build its own microprocessors based on the x86
Intel subsequently made a concerted push to move customers from Itanium to x86
in 2012 when it introduced the new 15-core Xeon E7 v2 chip with Itanium-like error correction and RAS features.
The goal of this release is to determine workload applicability, develop migration strategies for x86
machine images and better understand scaling limitations.
When the z10 BC was released, IBM said it could support up to 232 x86
servers; this new system can support up to 300 x86
Since the Windows 8 x86
has been crafted to run on multiple devices, Intel hopes that it has a gamut of devices under its umbrella than just mobiles and tablets.
What distinguishes the PGI effort from source translators such as swan and mcuda; the ocelot open emulator and PTX translation project; or the ability of the NVIDIA nvcc compiler to generate both x86
and GPU based functors with thrust is:
Oracle's Sun Fire x86
Clustered Systems reduces management complexity, deliver record-breaking performance and boost operational efficiencies.
Extending its leadership in system design innovation and continuing its lead to gain x86
market share, Sun brings system design expertise and innovations to x86
"With nearly all technology segments under pressure - x86
and non-x86 platforms - virtualisation may add to the pressure and could pave the way for a 'perfect storm' affecting server refreshment in the second part of 2009.
Designed for the most demanding datacenters, Quad-core processors with the company's Direct Connect Architecture go beyond four x86
processing cores on a single die of silicon.
"The MEA region remained buoyant thanks to demand for x86
servers--especially blade servers--although spending was down in the Unix server market."
"The two server categories that exhibited the greatest strengths were x86
and blade servers," said Jeffrey Hewitt, research director at Gartner.