Stories by Patrick Thibodeau

  • HP updates Itanium-based Integrity servers

    Hewlett-Packard (HP) Thursday announced an upgrade and expansion of its Itanium-based Integrity server line to include new low-end models, a processor upgrade and improved virtualization support that it hopes will make the systems more attractive to Windows and Linux users.

  • HP exec talks up features in BladeSystem line

    Scott Stallard, senior vice president and general manager of Hewlett-Packard's enterprise storage and servers group, spoke with Computerworld this week after the launch of the company's new BladeSystem c-Class hardware line.

  • Sun's restructuring leaves questions about direction

    The restructuring at Sun Microsystems announced Wednesday, in which the company said it will "simplify" product lines, eliminate redundant research and development and cut its workforce by as much as 13 percent, has left a lot of unanswered questions, especially about how these changes will affect Sun's customers.

  • IBM, HP unveil multicore servers

    The single-core processor is apparently all but history, as major server vendors Hewlett-Packard and IBM last week brought out new systems based on Intel's dual-core chips.

  • Unisys posts Q1 loss of US$28M, announces layoffs

    Unisys is still struggling, but not much as it was a year ago. The company Tuesday reported a net loss of nearly US$28 million for its first quarter on revenue of US$1.39 billion and announced 3,600 layoffs it had earlier telegraphed would be coming.

  • IBM ups data management ante to match IT trends

    IBM last week announced a multipronged data management initiative that has been driven by several trends: hardware that's getting increasingly supercomputerlike, improved software capabilities for accessing data, pressure from data-intensive technologies such as RFID, and an overall desire by businesses to improve their use of information.

  • Sun releases UltraSparc specs to developers

    Sun Microsystems on Tuesday quietly released engineering specifications for its UltraSparc chip, making the previously proprietary information available to open-source developers more than a month ahead of schedule.

  • Group asks to evaluate nanotech ethics, safety risks

    The development of products that use nanotechnology is racing ahead of the understanding of their potential health and safety risks, according to Patrick lin, research director of The Nanoethics Group, which is assembling industry and academic representatives worldwide to examine ethical and social issues raised by the technology.

  • Sun to offer all core software products as open-source

    Sun Microsystems said Wednesday that it will offer all its core software products as open-source, making all of its middleware, management and Java development tools free to use. The move follows Sun's decision last year to offer Solaris as open-source and is aimed at developers.