Thursday, September 01, 2005

Fujitsu Siemens Loads 64-bit Opterons In Workstations

Computerworld Hardware Update
September 1, 2005


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In this issue:

* Fujitsu Siemens Loads 64-bit Opterons In Workstations
* Study: No Brain Cancer Link To Mobile Phones
* Panasonic, Intel Tie On Battery Research
* Apple's New 14-in. IBook; Mostly ILike

Computerworld Blogs:

* Is any product really stable? (Trouble with Treo)
* DC power: the devil is in the details

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Fujitsu Siemens Loads 64-bit Opterons In Workstations

The high-performance workstations are billed as being environmentally
friendly because of the reduced hazardous substances used in the
machines and their power efficiency.,4902,104267,00.html?nlid=HW2


Study: No Brain Cancer Link To Mobile Phones

Using a mobile phone for 10 years does not increase the risk of
developing a tumor in the nerve connecting the ear to the brain,
according to a new study. But it remains unclear whether cell phone use
for a longer period of time is dangerous.,4902,104264,00.html?nlid=HW2


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Panasonic, Intel Tie On Battery Research

A new battery that should be available in April 2006 could help extend
the lifetime of notebook computers and other devices such as cell
phones and digital still cameras.,4902,104243,00.html?nlid=HW2


Apple's New 14-in. IBook; Mostly ILike

Faster and more feature-laden, the newest iteration of Apple's popular
iBook line offers a lot for the casual user, says's Ken Mingis. But a brighter screen and better
keyboard wouldn't hurt.,4902,104290,00.html?nlid=HW2


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Is any product really stable?

Today my Blackberry 7730 took a serious turn for the worse. For whatever reason,
the email portion of it completely broken. No email messages are listed in the
message list and if I try to View Folders or Compose Email, then I get this
error: "Uncaught exception: ApplicationRegistry.waitFor (ox7491f7b6ae80681a)
timeout" Get same thing if I try to do an Enterprise Activation.


DC power: the devil is in the details

Following my last post about the problems of using DC power distribution in
today's data centers, I contacted Neil Rasmussen, chief technology officer at
American Power Conversion. While others have said there there could be
significant heat and power savings to be gained from moving to DC-based power


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