A new line of IBM System x servers increased productivity and efficiency

Monday, March 22, 2010

IBM has introduced a new family of servers System x. As the company, they offer increased memory resources and can help increase efficiency, enabling customers to better take advantage of virtualization and to support more than today's most demanding workloads. IBM completely redesigned its line of single-and dvuhsoketnyh x86-servers.

Two new servers, designed for mounting in a rack, x3650 M3 and x3550 M3, offering 50% more memory capacity and 60% more resources to internal memory storage than the previous generation servers, IBM. In addition, the server x3650 M3 50% more energy efficient than the previous generation, which has been the industry leader in terms of energy efficiency. The new systems are equipped with Intel processors, Xeon 5600.

The two new servers deliver enterprise-class housing in the vertical (tower), x3500 M3 and x3400 M3, features twice the capacity of internal memory storage, compared with previous generation systems, as well as lower power consumption and lower the cost of providing infrastructure and processes.

Model BladeCenter HS22 and optimized for virtualization model BladeCenter HS22V allow customers to realize a 30% -50% more virtual machines on a single blade-server. Both models used a new type of memory, consuming 15% less electricity. In the blade-server HS22V Java applications run almost 43% faster than dvuhsoketnyh blade-IBM systems of the previous generation.

The new server model iDataPlex dx360 M3 provides increased by 50% for iDataPlex performance computing workloads based on high-performance computing. This is the first dvuhsoketny server running 3000 computing operations per watt of electricity consumed, which is 36% better than the similar index iDataPlex servers, the previous generation. New backup power system enables a new iDataPlex-server to remain in operation even during the service, regular maintenance or the main power supply system.

Sony Ericsson smartphones become more, Walkman with a touch screen on the approach

Became aware of the plans of Sony Ericsson to release of new mobile devices. Talk about them with reference to informed sources in the Taiwanese companies share DigiTimes. In particular, it is reported that this year, smartphones and communicators among the total number of mobile devices the company will be more. They will make up 70-80% of all new products released in the first half of 2010. However, the source it comes to Taiwan market, but the assertion, evidently, to some extent also true for other regions.

In addition, DigiTimes announced another unverified fact from insider sources - Sony Ericsson is preparing a mobile device musical series Walkman, equipped with a touchscreen. The device will be released in the second half of this year. While little is known about him, rather than the presence of touchscreen and accessories to its line of Walkman is no data available. Quite possibly, the details of this new product, as so often happens, is imbued with a global network later.

Fujitsu KBPC PX ECO - A new eco-friendly keyboard

Fujitsu Europe Ltd. introduced its first keyboard, designed with the use of renewable materials for injection molding technology - Fujitsu KBPC PX ECO. The new method of production can reduce carbon emissions by eliminating the use of plastic components. The new keyboard, 45% of components made of renewable materials rather than plastic, which provides an environmentally efficient production and reduce consumption of petroleum-based products. In addition, the new eco-friendly keyboard Fujitsu has a low price comparable to similar models, made of plastic.

As the producer, keyboard, Fujitsu KBPC PX ECO little different from plastic counterparts and just as resistant to spilled liquids. It has two main components consist of a keyboard is fully biodegradable materials. Stand for hand made from a material ARBOFORM, with the raw material for which is a mixture of lignin (a by-product processing of cellulose) and natural fibers with additives. Reason keyboard made entirely of material BIOGRADE - varieties of cellulose acetate. In full accordance with the concept of environmental security USB keyboard cable does not contain PVC. A shift to renewable materials for the production of the keyboard KBPC PX ECO, Fujitsu expects annual savings of approximately 60 tons of plastic.

Environmentally friendly keyboard not only helps to reduce the negative impact on the environment, but it provides the usability and supports the necessary functionality. Thus, the keyboard has five additional programmable buttons, which allow one click to run popular applications. Detachable palm rest plastic is warmer to the touch, and the keys themselves are ergonomically designed.

Set of memory modules Transcend aXeRam DDR3-2000 XMP certified

Company Transcend Information has announced that its set of memory modules aXeRam DDR3-2000 4 GB passed the official certification program for validation Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP). Receive a certificate XMP DDR3 memory kit is fully compatible with Intel Core i7 processors and has a high clock frequency of 2000 MHz low-voltage 1.6 V.

Intel XMP specification ensures increased performance DDR3 modules compared with the standard specification of modules DDR3. Dual channel kit memory modules DDR3-2000 the company Transcend has a bandwidth of up to 32 Gb / c, a clock speed of 2000 MHz and 9-9-9-24 latency. Set of memory modules aXeRam DDR3-2000 also certified for use with motherboards Intel P55, these include the Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3, MSI P55-GD80 and Asus P7P55D Deluxe.

To make sure that the modules aXeRam have high reliability and ensure the integrity of signal transmission, their conduct through a series of tests to verify compliance with the standards JEDEC (Joint Electron Device Engineering Council). In addition, all models aXeRam collected from qualitative DDR3 FBGA chips in the configuration 128Mx8 Based on a strong eight-PCB. Memory modules aXeRam DDR3, DRAM chips with a premium-quality and highly efficient aluminum heat sinks that provide high levels of performance and overclocking potential, while maintaining low operating temperature.

Gamer-oriented motherboard ASUS Rampage III Extreme presented formally

Taiwan ASUSteK Computer company formally introduced its new motherboard Rampage III Extreme, which we have repeatedly reported the news. Novelty came in its original line of Republic of Gamers (ROG) and is aimed primarily at the community of gamers, overclockers and PC enthusiasts.

High quality motherboard ASUS Rampage III Extreme is made based on the chipset North and South bridge Intel X58/ICH10R and able to interact with Intel LGA 1366, including those with released last week, the flagship shestiyadernikom Core i7-980X.

In addition, there are four PCIe x16 expansion slot with support for regimes NVIDIA 3-way SLI and ATI CrossFireX, six slots DIMM modules with support for tri-channel DDR3 2200 memory up to 24 GB as well as two-port USB 3.0 and SATA 6.0 Gbps. There are seven ports SATA 3.0 Gbps, nine-port USB 2.0 and eSATA connectors and Gigabit Ethernet.

Among other things, the motherboard ASUS Rampage III Extreme, as suggested by its status and positioning, is equipped with several overclocking features. One of them called ROG Connect allows overclocking of system components on the fly via a USB cable connected to a laptop.

Another interesting feature in ASUS Rampage III Extreme allows you to control acceleration using Bluetooth-compatible mobile phone. The new motherboard is in the form factor EATX (Extended ATX) and has dimensions of 305 x 269 mm, its value is not reported.

Chip Intel Core i7 875K with the unlocked multiplier will appear in June

It seems that Intel is behind its competitors from AMD also decided that the issue processors with unlocked multiplier is not itself a bad idea. Because the manufacturer so "hooked" on their products rather large community members overclockers and PC enthusiasts than in recent years and enjoyed the company of Sunnyvale.

In the first days of June, Intel plans to introduce its new CPU Core i7 875K, which will be the first CPU with unlocked multiplier, performed as the structural LGA 1156. This processor will work with motherboards based on chipset P55, and its functionality will allow full control coefficient of frequency.

Chip Core i7 875K will have a TDP of 95 watts and will receive four processing cores, support for Turbo Boost function, and dual-channel DDR3 1333. Its clock frequency can not say for sure yet, but probably it will be close to 3 GHz, since the frequency of model Core i7 870 is 2.93 GHz. In addition, to work with this CPU will require updating the system BIOS of the motherboard, and the letter K in its name just means unlocked multiplier.

Vizit from Isabella Products - Photo Frame with GSM / GPRS connection

Isabella Products Company and AT & T announced the release ashamed photo frames, dubbed Vizit. Difference of this model from similar devices is the availability of GSM / GPRS module, allowing directly from this gadget to connect to the Internet and wireless services. In addition, the photo frame has a touch screen and an interface optimized for the placement of photos in various social networks. Additionally it may be noted that the built-in Wi-Fi provides the ability to integrate the framework Vizit in a home network and wireless connection to local resources.

Talking about the technical characteristics of the device must be said about the presence of 10.4-inch touch screen with LED backlight and a resolution of 800 x 600 pixels. Photos are automatically tuned to the size of the screen. Wireless module includes the ability to connect to GSM / GPRS 850/900/1800/1900 MHz networks ranges and LED are connected. Communication skills in addition include Wi-Fi and port USB 2.0. The presence of internal memory have not been announced - as the main storage of information is supposed to use SD-memory card format.

PhotoFrame Vizit can be accomplished in one of four colors: silver with white trim and a teak or ugolny with black or mahogany. Sales of the device in the U.S. market start to the end of spring, but the cost will be very high - in connection with the contract operator for AT & T Picture Frame "pull" for $ 300.

Draft InVisage promises to quadruple clarity phone images

Despite the increasing number of megapixels in modern phones, the quality of images obtained in the vast majority of models do not even below the level of budgetary Consumer Digicam. The recently launched project InVisage promises to change this situation and make a revolution in the market of inexpensive digital cameras. Promising technology for the production of matrix QuantumFilm must provide a fourfold increase in sharpness compared to modern CMOS-matrix used in phones. It also projected two-fold increase in dynamic range. For the consumer this means the possibility of obtaining 12-megapixel camera, where is located a 3-megapixel sensor.

The technology is new material developed by InVisage based on quantum dots. This material is installed on place of usual CMOS-sensor, which allows greatly improve the level of the captured light system. If CMOS technology allows to process up to 25% of incident light, the matrix QuantumFilm able to catch up to 90-95%. The more the light catches the matrix, the higher the quality of the picture. This new technology will be more and cheaper for the consumer, because the sensor QuantumFilm will cost less than the CMOS-sensor high-resolution.

The end of the development is scheduled for the last quarter of this year, and products with technology QuantumFilm may appear as early as 2011.

Mobile Phones LG GS106 and GS107: simple and long-playing

Company LG Electronics presented on the Ukrainian market, two new phone GS106 and GS107 in the classic form factor. Devices differ good TFT-screen with a bright picture, powerful speaker and long time work. The company has developed two new models for those users who want just a phone for calls

They are reliable, versatile and ergonomic device - the real "workhorse" who coped with their main objective - to provide a stable voice communications. However, they also have a number of useful features. Thus, contrast and a bright 1.5-inch TFT LCD-display makes it easy to recruit and view SMS-messages not straining the eyes. Powerful, loud speakers and 16-Tones ringtones will not miss an important call. And with 950 mAh battery, the device can operate in standby mode for about a month. In addition, new models are equipped with radio receiver, which allows you to listen to your favorite radio stations without connecting headphones.

Between a new items differ only unique feature navigation keys. In Ukraine, the device will appear in the near future: GS106 - in March, and GS107 - tentatively in April and May.

LG GS106 and GS107 Specifications:
  • Network: GSM 900/1800 MHz
  • Battery: 950 mAh
  • Display: TFT, 1,5-inch, 128 x 128 pixels
  • FM-radio
  • 16-voice polyphony
  • Connectivity: Micro USB
  • Messaging: SMS
  • Dimensions: 103,9 x 43,5 x 12,9 mm

ASUS Eee PC 1001PX - inexpensive netbook platform Intel Pine Trail

ASUS has not long to wait for the update series netbook with an Intel Atom N450. Model series Eee PC with 10.1-inch screen is presented, almost officially, in Europe. Netbook ASUS Eee PC 1001PX has the same stylish design as well as all other recent models of the company with "carbon" shell, but is equipped with Intel Atom N450 processor with a clock speed of 1.66 GHz and RAM 1 GB.

Were presented models preloaded with Windows 7 (1001PX-WHI006S) and Windows XP (1001PX-BLK003X). The first has a 250 GB hard drive and 6-cell battery that provides up to 9 hours of battery life. The second has a more modest characteristics: hard disk capacity of only 160 GB and 3-cell battery will allow it to work out more than 5 hours. Both models have three USB connectors, VGA-out and Ethernet port 10 | 100. Also available module Wi-Fi, card reader and 0.3-megapixel webcam. Dimensions are 262 x 178 x 25.9-36.5 mm, and weighs about 1 kg.

According to the Resource Notebook Italia, in Italy the model already available. This value is relatively small: netbook ASUS Eee PC 1001PX with Windows XP will cost € 241 and the cost of a more expensive version with a 250 GB drive and Windows 7 does not exceed 300 Euro.

6-inch electronic book Lbook V3 Plus

The range of electronic books in the company enlarged Merlion - in sale the model in 2010 Lbook V3 Plus, which replaced the popular six-inch book Lbook V3. Differences Lbook V3 Plus include a new kernel OS 2.6, a new processor (the frequency is increased from 200 to 400 MHz), high-speed controller, Epson, connector USB 2.0, not 1.1, the internal memory has been increased from 512 to 2048 MB, in addition, display gray levels increased hardware from 4 to 16 shades, and support of file formats has expanded to support epub, and mobi (c DRM), PDF (reflow), lit, GIF, PNG, etc.

lbook V3 Plus Specifications:

  • Operating System: Linux OS the new 2.6 kernel
  • Processor: Samsung 2416 Arm 9 400 MHz
  • Memory: 64 MB SDRAM (RAM), 2 MB ROM (ROM), 2048 MB (flash)
  • Display: 6-inch, e-INK VizPlex 3rd generation, 800 × 600 pixels, 16 shades of gray
  • Battery, power: 3,7 In Lithium-Ion Battery 950 mAh (BL-format 5)
  • Expansion slots: SD / MMC (up to 16 GB)
  • Communication: USB 2.0
  • Supported formats: pdf, doc, epub, html, mobi, rtf, txt, fb2, djvu, wolf, html, chm, lit, RAR / ZIP, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, MP3
  • Weight: 220 grams (with battery)
  • Dimensions: 184h120, 5х9, 9 mm
Lbook V3 Plus comes with rechargeable battery, compact power supply 110-220V, mini-USB cable, stereo headphones with connector 3,5 mm, protective holster, screwdriver and a screw lid.

Tucano Youngster - new style notebook bags

This season, an Italian brand Tucano proposes to replace the everyday "student" stylish accessory bag from the new collection Youngster. As the company claims, its actual monochromatic and very functional models specially designed for those who never parted with his laptop and uses it "on the run".

Models Tucano Youngster made from a practical polyester blue, blue, purple, gray or pink tint, which are designed to harmonize with the youth wardrobe. The internal decoration of bags made of contrast material for quick overview of content.

And the innovative design Tucano Secure-Fit Band, representing a broad ribbon of stretch neoprene, dense fixes laptop inside special compartments with a solid double clasp. "Lightning" virtually the entire length of bag allows it to open wide so you can work for your notebook without removing it from the bag.

Wireless Adapter Canyon CNP-WF518N3

Canyon company introduced a new generation of wireless network adapters. The first model presented in Russia's market has become adapter CNP-WF518N3, supporting the latest standards for data transmission and authentication of network-class Wi-Fi.

Wireless Adapter CNP-WF518N3 supports standard 802.11n. It connects to the standard interface USB, and is configured in automatic mode. With it the user can connect to private networks using the authentication algorithms for WPA and WPA2, and WEP encryption technology with key length of 64 and 128 bits. The antenna is built into the device. The adapter is built on a hardware-based Realtek RTL8192SU, clocked at 2.4 GHz and provides data rates up to 300 Mbps \ with.

Wireless Adapter Canyon CNP-WF518N3 already on sale, its suggested retail price of 1,099 rubles. At the Canyon is available proprietary products warranty duration of 24 months.

USB / eSATA drive from the company Active Media

Company Active Media on the market offers a wide range of different solid-state media, which are intended for use within computer systems and portable external drives. In addition to this set was submitted to an external drive, which can be connected to a computer, not only through a standard mini USB 2.0 port, but also through eSATA-out.

Drives, externally looks completely unremarkable, except for the fact that the removable caps are available at both ends of the device. By the computer does not have eSATA outputs, it connects as a regular USB-flash drive and the data rate in this case are relevant for such devices. But if there is eSATA-connector, then the gadget can be connected to it. This USB-port is also employed to ensure the food drive. The model does not require special drivers and can be connected to any computer running Windows 7 / Vista / XP / 98 or Linux. Read speed up to 100 MB / s and write - 55 MB / sec. Dimensions - slightly more than the standard for the class - 80 x 29 x 11 mm.

USB / eSATA drive from the company Active Media is available in versions with 16 and 32 GB of memory and is already on sale.

Photos of Alcatel C60 mobile phone that supports two SIM-cards

Chinese company TCL, which currently produces mobile phones under the brand Alcatel, will soon formally present the two-Band GSM / GPRS mobile phone Alcatel C60 supports two SIM-cards, where the activity can only be one of the cards. But while this phone is not yet available, we offer you the pictures of this phone:

Motorola and Sprint announced the world's first Android smartphone with support for iDen networks - Motorola i1

Motorola and North American mobile operator Sprint announced the world's first Android smartphone with support for iDen networks - Motorola i1. Your mobile phone is distinguished by its aggressive look, as all iDen phones, has a 3.1-inch touchscreen display, support for Wi-Fi networks, preinstalled browser Opera Mini 5, as well as the standard for the iDen network function - PTT (Push-To - Talk).

Sam building new items has increased protection from external influences, including dust, shock, vibration and rain. Among other advantages i1 indicates presence of built-in capabilities to view office applications, built-in virtual keyboard Swype and 5 megapixel camera with autofocus.

Other Features of Motorola i1 look like this:

  • Supports 800, 900 and 2400 MHz bands
  • Dimensions: 58h118h12, 8 mm
  • Weight: 131.26 gr.
  • Operating System: Android 1.5
  • Display: 3.1-inch touchscreen, TFT, resolution of 320x480 (HVGA), displaying more than 262 thousand colors
  • Camera: 5 megapixel with autofocus and LED backlight
  • Supported audio formats: Adobe Flash, MP3, WAV, WMA, WMV, MIDI, MP4
  • Supported video formats: H.263, H.264, WMV
  • Communications: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0 (including profiles A2DP, HSP, HFP, SDP, DUN, OBEX, PBAP, AVRCP, BPP, FTP and OPP), micro USB; 2,5 mm audio jack
  • Browser: Opera Mini 5 Browser, Android Webkit with support for Adobe Flash Lite
  • Slot for microSD memory card (supports memory cards up to 32 GB)
  • Battery: 1400 mAh

Home sales Motorola i1 scheduled for the second quarter of this year.

Card Reader Apacer Mega Steno AS130 + presented in a limited number

Apacer Technology Company in anticipation of spring, announced the release of a limited number of card readers AS130 Plus, manufactured in a special color scheme, where the shimmering gold-plated case new items designed to radiate heat and bring to their holders in a good mood.

In addition to the unique design cardreader Apacer AS130 Plus supports memory card format microSD, microSDHC and M2.