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While there is no shortage of low-power, inexpensive, Linux-based desktop PCs on the market today, few seem to offer a compelling enough solution to make the modest investment worth it. Either the processing power is too little, storage capacity is too meager, or the operating system is too onerous for newbies. New kid on the block, CherryPal, however, might have figured out how to make the low-cost PC actually work right with its $249 CherryPal C100 Desktop "cloud computer."  As PC form factors go, it doesn't get much smaller than the C100's 1.3x5.8x4.2-inch (HxWxD) dimensions and 10-ounce weight. The unit is powered by a Freescale Semiconductor 400MHz mobileGT MPC5121e processor. (The... Read more...
You've probably heard the buzz-word "Cloud Computing" tossed around recently.  Cloud Computing is the next big thing in remote and distributed computing and is very much in fashion now for many industry bellwethers like IBM, Sun, Amazon, Google and storage giants like EMC.  You don't have to have a degree in IT to see it coming together.  If you've played around with Gmail or Google Docs, even as an end user, you've already seen the beginnings of something big, really big.  As with any budding new market however, there are a lot more questions than answers these days, perhaps because the possibilities are seemingly infinite.  Let's take a quick gander at... Read more...
Ever lose your saved games? Frustrating, right? On Thursday Valve Software announced a solution, the Steam Cloud.  It will be an an upcoming update to their Steam download service and it will not only store saved games, but also graphics settings, and key binding in the "cloud," or server-side.The biggest news is that game-generated data will now be stored with your Steam accounts in Valve servers. This includes game profiles, configuration settings, and even savegames! Valve will first be rolling this feature out to existing games like the Half-Life franchise, TF2, Counter-Strike. Left4Dead will be the first new game to remotely save your progress.This system will be completely transparent... Read more...
HP has joined the burgeoning ranks of those offering online storage and backup in the cloud as it announces Upline.  Funny thing is, that term always makes us think of Amway, not storage.If it feels like the online storage and file sharing market is getting a little crowded, that's because it is. Just in the past few weeks, we've seen services such as Dropbox, AOL's Xdrive Desktop, Windows SkyDrive, and more, come into the market.Now HP is dropping its hat into the ring, with HP Upline. HP Upline offers unlimited storage for as low as $59 per year. Features of Upline include:    * Automatic Backup    * 1-click restore    * Access from anywhere   ... Read more...
Everex is planning to offer a competitor to Asus' nifty EEE PC. The "Cloudbook" UMPC (ultra-mobile PC) will be available in early 2008. All you open source fans out there will be interested to hear it will ship with the gOS Google Apps optimized Linux distro.  Like the EEE PC, the Cloudbook will use a 7-inch WVGA (800x480) LCD display, along with an identical keyboard, albeit in a different color, our source close to the company said. That's where the similarities end, though. The EEE PC uses a 900MHz Celeron processor, whereas Cloudbook will use a Via C7 ULV (ultra-low voltage), clocked at 1.2GHz. And, instead of the EEE PC's 4GB SSD (solid-state disk), the Cloudbook will pack in a 30GB... Read more...
SteelCloud Announces New Server Technology HERNDON, Va., March 28 -- SteelCloud, Inc. a leading supplier of turnkey appliance servers, network security and infrastructure solutions, and professional IT services today announced it is expanding its rack-mounted and blade server lines to include the new Dual-Core Intel(R) Xeon(TM) processor LV, code-named "Sossaman." The new processor is built on Intel's 65 nanometer technology and only dissipates 31 watts -- a 70% decrease over previous generations. The new servers are targeted for organizations seeking deployments requiring high compute density, better performance per watt and lower operating costs. READ MORE...... Read more...
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