IBM beefs up clustering options
IBM rolled out a new version of its eServer Cluster 1350 powered by AMD’s dual-core Opteron chip. The offering gives users access to a broader range of higher-end applications. The product, which supports the new AMD Opteron LS20cq for IBM eServer BladeCenter, provides enhanced node choices for memory-intensive applications. IBM also plans to use the chip in its IntelliStation A Pro 6217 and its eServer 326.
Tacit enhances WAN optimization
Tacit Networks added e-mail acceleration, distributed software management capabilities, network and Web services, performance-increasing features, and flexible product packaging options to its WAN optimization products. The company’s Ishared Exchange Services accelerates the transmission of e-mail attachments across the WAN, eliminates redundant attachment delivery to branch offices, and consolidates e-mail attachments to a single centralized location.
HP rolls Turion into notebooks
Hewlett-Packard updated its slate of consumer notebooks, bringing AMD’s Turion mobile processor to several models ahead of one of the more important PC-buying periods. AMD’s Turion chips are now available on notebooks in the Pavilion ze2000 series, Compaq Presario M2000 series, and Compaq Presario V2000 series, an HP spokeswoman said.