Items tagged with OCP

Nearly two years ago, Facebook launched the Open Compute Project. The initiative was intended to rethink all aspects of data server design, including cooling, racks, and server configuration. The coalition has gathered steam and support from a number of companies; AMD announced its own Open 3.0 Platform at today's OCP Summit. AMD's hardware is designed to meet the OCP's Open Rack standard and to be much more configurable than typical servers. To understand the significance of that, you need to understand that servers are typically fairly specialized. If you buy your servers from Dell, you buy Dell's management tools and interface capabilities. Buy from HP, you buy into HP's ecosystem. Windows... Read more...
Over the past few days editors from FiringSquad.Com and [H]ard|OCP have squared off and somewhat rekindled the debate regarding the validity of traditional benchmarks / timedemos versus supposed "real-world" performance evaluation.  Comments in [H]ard|OCP's Core 2 Duo game-play performance article spurred FirinqSquad to write this editorial.  Of course, [H]ard|OCP then responded with an editorial of their own, rebutting some of FiringSquad's claims. Interesting reading at both sites, and both sites make some good points.  We recommend you read them both and form an opinion of your own on the subject. Here at HotHardware, we use a combination of synthetic... Read more...
To my surprise, HardOCP has posted an extremely positive review of the XBox360. With all the recent negative press of sorts regarding the system, the last place I expected to see such a glowing review was at [H]. Regardless, the review is certainly worth a look as there is a great layout of what you get for your hard earned cash and what to expect down the road.Does the Xbox 360's hardware live up to our initial expectations? Yes, very much so, and then some. It is hard not to be impressed with what we have seen, heard, and experienced. On the hardware level, the Xbox 360 delivers a true next-gen gaming experience that promises to deliver for a long time to come.... Read more...
Hey folks, first things first... Rob has taken the Asus Extreme Radeon AX800XL/2DTV, and puts it up against ATI's Radeon X800XL, and MSI's GeForce NX6800GT. And for you overclocking maniacs, Kingston is auctioning off some rare HyperX modules, and they're doing it for a good cause. Enjoy the news, goodnight folks :) Kingston Auctions Off Rare HyperX for a Good Cause! Here is your chance to get your hands on discontinued Kingston HyperX DDR400 KHX3200 modules while helping those in need. These 2.6V modules were built with coverted Winbond B die, which is no longer manufactured, and have latency timings of 2-2-2-6-1; they provide impressive headroom for system tweaking. You can't buy these modules... Read more...