Stories by Dan Neel

  • US retailer recalls Pentium 4 machines

    Best Buy Retail outlets in the US have pulled Hewlett-Packard computers loaded with Intel's Pentium 4 processor off their shelves, according to Best Buy spokesman Jim McManus.

  • Compaq rejects Transmeta's Crusoe

    Compaq Computer confirmed on Tuesday that it has abandoned plans to include Transmeta's low-power Crusoe processor in its Armada laptop line.

  • Big Blue to roll out 'Storage Tank'

    Promising to deliver what company officials are calling "true data sharing", IBM early next year will deliver its Storage Tank, the code name for a suite of storage virtualisation software and policy-based management tools.

  • Intel: We are Rambus 'advocates'

    Officials for the mammoth Intel have said in the past that Rambus memory technology "is the recipe for performance" for the company's high-end processors, and a company spokesperson on Tuesday said Intel's position has not changed.

  • Solaris networking set for improvement

    By Dan Neel | 12 September, 2000 15:57

    While Sun Microsystems Inc. customers continue to wait for the release of the company's 64-bit UltraSparc III processor, the chip maker on Monday announced that it will begin sampling its UltraSparc IIe embedded 64-bit processor.

  • IBM-Compaq storage union bearing fruit

    When former storage rivals IBM and Compaq Computer agreed last July to bury the hatchet and couple their storage offerings, many industry observers were quick to point out that the arrangement merely augmented parts of each company's storage offerings with badly needed technology from the other.

  • Intel to detail Pentium 4, Xeon at IDF

    Timed with this week's Intel Developer's Forum in California, Intel will discuss much of the inner workings of its upcoming Pentium IV processor and announce a Pentium III processor, the first of its server-class processors to operate at 1GHz, according to company officials.

  • Sun moves into open-source storage

    In an effort to make good on a promise to open-source its storage offerings, Sun Microsystems last week announced that it has teamed with California-based Linuxcare to create a Linux failover driver which supports the Sun StorEdge T3 array.

  • Internet appliance acceptance sought

    Internet Appliances (IAs) are apparently still trying to find their niche in the computer market if their presence at the PC Expo in New York is any indication. IBM and Intel had their IAs on display at the trade show. But the recently discounted SunRay IAs from Sun Microsystems are nowhere to found, and the jointly branded America Online/Gateway 2000 IA, which runs on Transmeta's Crusoe processor, is only available to members of the media.

  • IBM targets enterprise with NetVista

    Following a wave of business PC upgrades from competitors like Compaq and Toshiba, IBM last week announced a new series of the company's NetVista line of desktop business PCs, the NetVista A Series.

  • HP pushes Fiorina's ‘Always On' PC vision

    In an announcement Hewlett-Packard officials billed as the first evidence of chief executive officer Carly Fiorina's vision of an "Always On" business computing environment, the company has unveiled a variety of PC products and tools aimed at corporate customers.