Processors Intel Haswell to Rival Accelerator NVIDIA Tesla

Intel Corporation has the intentions to introduce DDR4 memory into their server processors of Haswell series. The launch of such technological approach is planned for the 2014, however the developments in this sphere have already started. Intel’s server solutions will become a part of Grantley platform and the samples of their new series will allegedly be announced next autumn. The preview of new processors makes it clear that some of the chips will be distinguished by the increased heat generation performance which will reach 160 W.

Hence, 16-core processors Haswell-EP will rival parallel computing accelerator NVIDIA Tesla but not AMD server solutions. Intel is going to provide various working frequency options and options with different number of active cores. At the same time, TDP will fluctuate within ranges of 160, 145, 135, and 120 W. In its turn, accelerator NVIDIA Tesla, which is based on GK110 processor, consumes approximately 300 W.

In accordance with the …

I-O Data HDL-Z6WL6C2: Spacious Corporate NAS Solutions

I-O Data, an all-around PC hardware developer, strikes the market with the launch of a new NAS series, targeting mainly corporate clients. Codenamed HDL-Z6WL6C2, it comprises four models with identical dimensions (260x235x180 mm, 9.6 kg) but different capacity: 6 TB, 12 TB, 18 TB, and 24 TB. In order to get such spacious network storages, businesses and individual customers will have to loosen purse-strings at the starting price tag of $3200.

The HDL-Z6WL6C2 employ the selected WD Red hard drives, which are bundled into RAID 0, 5 arrays. The models’ framework enables the installation of up to four removable drives; all of them support ‘hot-swapping’ options for a trouble-free replacement. All management processes are realized due to the incorporation of a 64-bit Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 OS.

This NAS comes with a dedicated Intel Atom CPU that operates at 2.13 GHz frequency. The layout also includes 4 GB of DDR3 memory, a pair of eSATA ports, seven USB ports (5x …

Apacer Announces SAFD 25A for Cloud Computing Purposes

The sphere of cloud computing is gradually gaining in pace. In this light, this industry feels the need for the qualitative and advanced performance, as well as, enlarged capacities. Apacer is the one to understand the current tendencies by announcing the future release of SSD series specifically for cloud computing purposes. Its new SAFD 25A are promised to demonstrate both, high-end performance and capacity. The product's primary destination can be identified as an efficient tool to be employed in servers and cloud-based computing.

SAFD 25A is characterized by high performance IOPs (up to 50000 IOPs) and enlarged storage volume capacity up to 512 GB. Such specifications witness of the undeniable benefits given to customers in terms of data storage, editing and sharing. SAFD 25A can boast such outstanding features as anti-vibration and anti-shock which promote for the SSD durability. In addition, this series will be distinguished by low power consumption index that can't but …
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