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Razer says that it will introduce a new product for “serious gamers” at an event in San Francisco on Thursday, May 30th, and the subject of the announcement is shrouded in mystery. Razer’s teaser line for the event is, “What’s Thinner Than a Dime?”; an accompanying teaser trailer for the event is just as obtuse, so much so that you’ll probably be annoyed with yourself for even watching it. But go ahead anyway. See? There’s not much there, although the rolling dime does bump into something dark roughly ten seconds into the video, which is probably... Read more...
When it comes to gaming laptops, not a whole lot has changed in the past 10 years. They've got a little thinner, the battery life is a bit better, and they're obviously more powerful. But overall, a gaming laptop is a gaming laptop. Razer set out to change that with the original "Blade," and now the second installment of the Blade is ready for public judgment. It's the next-generation Blade, which offers the newest line of Intel quad-core processors, NVIDIA's GTX-class graphics and the "fastest RAM available." The new edition is just 0.88" thick, which is wildly thin for a gaming beast, and it... Read more...
Maybe you're addicted to World of Warcraft and spend every free moment immersed in the most popular massive multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) of all time, wandering through Azeroth doing whatever it is WoW players do. I wouldn't know, but I assume it's a lot of questing and raids. As popular as WoW has become, I've never set virtual foot in Azeroth. Not once. That's okay because WoW is doing just fine without my participationThere are WoW subscribers in all corners of the globe, and it takes a massive amount of gear to host all the different game worlds, or realms, as they're referred... Read more...
Maybe you're addicted to World of Warcraft and spend every free moment immersed in the most popular massive multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) of all time, wandering through Azeroth doing whatever it is WoW players do. I wouldn't know, but I assume it's a lot of questing and raids. As popular as WoW has become, I've never set virtual foot in Azeroth. Not once. That's okay because WoW is doing just fine without my participation. At last count, Activision Blizzard pegged the number of subscribers at 10.2 million, or about half a million more than the combined populations of Wyoming, Vermont,... Read more...
Hewlett Packard announced its new blade setup today, and the ProLiant BL2X220c G5 is something of a breakthrough. HP has been able to put two servers into one blade, cutting energy consumption and shrinking the space needed down on the server farm. The two servers are completely independent of each other, but share the same shell. That setup allows the BL2×220c G5 to offer 60 percent better performance per watt than similar configurations. As for HP’s 60 percent improvement claim: In “internal testing the BL2×220c achieves 1582.73 bops/watt compared to 958.86 bops/watt on a cluster of... Read more...
Dell gets interested in blade servers from time to time, but have a much smaller presence in the market than HP or IBM. That might change with the rollout of their new  M-series blades, which address several of the concerns of the end user: How much space does it take up, and how much  electricity does it use to shuffle my ones and zeros around?  Dell's answer: significantly less than our competitors.The PowerEdge M-Series, according to Dell, consumes up to 19 percent less power and achieves up to 25 percent better performance per watt than the HP  BladeSystem c-Class. When... Read more...
Intel Endorses Industry Specification to Simplify Blade Server Design SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 30, 2007 – Intel Corporation joined more than 40 server technology providers today in support of the new Server Systems Infrastructure (SSI) industry specification for modular server platforms. The Modular Server Specifications simplify and lower the cost of product development by providing design guidance that enables server builders to develop compliant and interoperable... Read more...