Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Europe Probes Windows 10 Data Collecting Features
Google Dominates VR Headset Shipments But Samsung Gets The VR Revenues
Intel Announces 5G Mobile Trial Platform, New Atom And Xeon Processors
Verizon and Yahoo Agree to Lowered $4.48 billion Deal
New Snapdragon X20 LTE Modem Is Paving the Way for 5G
TrendForce Sees Three New iPhones Coming This Year, Including AMOLED Model With 3D Facial Recognition Function
New LG X400 Smartphone Launches In Korea
Samsung to Exhibit New VR Projects at Mobile World Congress 2017
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > General Computing > Dell, O...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Wednesday, December 08, 2004
Dell, Oracle, Intel, EMC Collaborate On MegaGrids


Dell Chairman Michael Dell took the stage at Oracle OpenWorld today to announce the MegaGrid Project, aimed at bringing more power and scalability to computer grids constructed with inexpensive, standard x86 servers.

The goal is to build "the ultimate scalable enterprise," and Dell is partnering with Oracle, Intel and EMC to build 128-node clusters of Dell servers to run sophisticated workloads.

"We want to reduce the cost, improve the quality of service and allow better management," Dell told several thousand Oracle customers and partners gathered at San Francisco's Moscone Center.

As usual, Dell disparaged what he called expensive, proprietary servers. "There is a huge move away from RISC and Unix to industry-standard servers. X86 servers are the only platforms that support grid requirements at a price all companies can afford," Dell said, taking a shot at Sun Microsystems, IBM and other hardware rivals.

Dell's comments also illustrated, inadvertently, Oracle's problem. Oracle's high-end databases have historically run on big Sun and Hewlett-Packard hardware and Unix. Now Oracle is trying to offer less costly Linux and Windows options without cannibalizing its own accounts. In the past year, 30 percent of Oracle database servers on Dell hardware have moved there from proprietary machines, Dell said.

That could mean that Oracle customers are shifting from the higher-margin Enterprise database version, which costs in the neighborhood of $40,000, to the Standard Edition, which costs a fraction of that sum.

Oracle President Charles Phillips on Monday said he estimates that most of the lower-priced Oracle implementations are incremental additions to the base, but industry analysts say they're not so sure.


Previous
Next
IBM sells PC business to Lenovo        All News        Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0 e-mail Client available
IBM sells PC business to Lenovo     General Computing News      Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0 e-mail Client available

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Intel Announces 5G Mobile Trial Platform, New Atom And Xeon Processors
Intel Optane Memory Products Will Run Only On Systems With 7th Generation Intel Processors
Intel Is Offering New Integrated and Automated Security Solutions
Intel Unveils New FPGA for Industrial and Automotive Markets
Intel Says 8thGen Core Is Coming On 14nm, Talks About Datacenter and Optane
Intel Touts Record Performance Of New 24-core Xeon Processor E7-8894 v4
Intel's Fab 42 will Target Advanced 7 nm Technology
ISSCC: Intel Presents 2.5D FPGA, AMD Details Upcoming Zen x86 Core
Intel Unite Gets More Capabilities
Carnegie Mellon Artificial Intelligence Beats Top Poker Pros
Intel Sees Sales Growth on Data Centers, PC Demand, Proceeds Outlines Plans For Optane Memory And 7nm Chips
Apple To Join Amazon, Google, Facebook in AI Group

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2017 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .