* Posts by xosevp

15 posts • joined 17 Feb 2017

It's official: In May, Microsoft will close the door, lock the vault, brick over the entrance of dreaded Windows 10 1809

xosevp

business as usual

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Windows_10_versions

Up in arms! Arm kills off its anti-RISC-V smear site after own staff revolt

xosevp

Re: Not everybody will forgive and forget

That's unnecessary :-)

https://www.arm.com/-/media/global/company/arm-risc-v-infographic.png

Industry whispers: Qualcomm mulls Arm server processor exit

xosevp

FUD is comming (from ARM)

https://riscv-basics.com/

xosevp

Re: RISC-V is the future

https://riscv.org/software-status/#operating-systems

https://riscv.org/risc-v-cores/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RISC-V#Adopters

xosevp

RISC-V is the future

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RISC-V

Honey, I shrunk the mainframe: Fujitsu freshens up GS21 kit

xosevp

Re: Don’t you forget about VME

ICL is only relevant in UK.

And old ICL mainframes are being replaced by virtual machines running VME

Servers sales are up. Nope, you read that right

xosevp

Re: The Oracle doesn't shine anymore?

risc/itanium are residual:

https://e5ce463uma323hyvrr4xumqs-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/tfh030617-story05-fig01.jpg

Full article:

https://www.itjungle.com/2017/03/06/servers-hit-skids-last-year-year-might-no-better/

Looking forward to Solaris 11.next this year? Whomp-whomp. Check again in 2018

xosevp

Oracle SPARC is dead ???

In Oracle SPARC and Solaris Roadmap, Jan/13/2017: https://web.archive.org/web/20170420191145/http://www.oracle.com/us/products/servers-storage/servers/sparc/oracle-sparc/sparc-roadmap-slide-2076743.pdf there is a "SPARC next+" (M9) processor.

In the latest Roadmap, "SPARC next+" was deleted: http://www.oracle.com/us/products/servers-storage/servers/sparc/oracle-sparc/sparc-roadmap-slide-2076743.pdf

It looks like the final SPARC processor(M8) will be presented on September 19, 2017: https://eventreg.oracle.com/profile/web/index.cfm?PKwebID=0x486914abcd&source=WWMK170714P00114:OW:ES:LV

Gartner's Magic Quadrant flashes up pure flash array-pusher prize-plucker. It's Pure

xosevp

Full Article

https://www.gartner.com/doc/reprints?id=1-468QQKP&ct=170714

Hitachi exits mainframe hardware but will collab with IBM on z Systems

xosevp

IBM Press release

https://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/52454.wss

xosevp

Re: HDS were the only other makers of IBM plug compatible mainframes outside Amdahl.

And also Unisys, with ClearPath Libra/Dorado:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mainframe_computer#Current_market

xosevp

Re: HDS were the only other makers of IBM plug compatible mainframes outside Amdahl.

Fujitsu GS21(Amdahl) and BS2000(Siemens) are still alive.

xosevp

hitachi.co.jp note

http://www.hitachi.co.jp/products/it/server/ap8800/news_201705.html

*From Google translate* :

New mainframe environment to support customer's inheritance and utilization of software assets from FY 2018

Enhance collaboration with IBM on mainframe hardware

Hitachi, Ltd. has inherited important software assets that have been responsible for the core businesses of corporations and organizations for many years and has offered a new mainframe environment in fiscal 2018 that also supports digitization using IoT start.

For the purpose of providing a new mainframe environment, in order to improve the efficiency of hardware development, we have agreed to collaborate with IBM Japan, Ltd. on hardware of IBM's mainframe products with high competitiveness, high We will provide mainframe of Hitachi specification based on high performance IBM hardware.

Going forward, Hitachi will continue to support customers' systems by strengthening functions and services that lead to TCO reduction.

Furthermore, by effectively combining core data on the mainframe and data on the cloud and open systems, one-stop and cooperate with digital technology provided by Lumada, customer's assets, advanced technology and open innovation achievement To support creation of digital solutions that realize business growth and process optimization.

The product specification of the new mainframe and the timing of the start of sales will be released at the time of product announcement (after FY 2018).

HPE gobbles Nimble Storage for $1.2bn

xosevp

Cisco

>> Cisco needs to buy big players to compete with HP/Dell-EMC.

Cisco should buy any two of these, * ideally:

- Pure*

- Tintri

- Tegile

- Kaminario

- Infinidat*

- Quantum

- DDN

Did Oracle just sign tape's death warrant? Depends what 'no comment' means

xosevp

T10000E ready to ship ???

Roadmap(Sep 2015) says T10000E is ready to ship in 2017:

http://www.oracle.com/us/products/servers-storage/storage/tape-storage/enterprise-tape-tech-roadmap-2365605.pdf

"Focus Areas Moving Towards T10000E" (Feb 2016):

http://hpc.csiro.au/users/dmfug/Meeting_Feb2016/Presentations/Oracle_Storagetek_Update.pdf

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR WEEKLY TECH NEWSLETTER

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2020