There was once a time long long ago when telecommunications and computing were two different concepts. That was the age when phone company operators manually switched calls and computers like ENIAC were programmed by patches and cables. Since then the two fields have been on a convergence path. The many advances in both fields since the 1940's make for exciting reading … [Read more...] about The Future of the Grid: From Telecommunications to Cloud-Based Servers
On 21 April 2009 Intel corporation held an “Intelligent Processors” event which highlighted Intel’s next generation chip architecture and the industry leading companies who are incorporating this technology into their products. The event, pulled together by Nigel Ballard of Intel, included demos by companies like Endeca, Cisco, Cray, Dell, HP, Oracle, VMware, Microsoft and … [Read more...] about Intel's Next Generation Chip Architecture
This post is a follow-on to my previous report on the 21 April 2009 Xeon 5500 kickoff event hosted by Intel corporation (see: Intel's New Chip ). My previous post talked about the new “Intelligent Processors” being fielded by Intel. With this post I want to provide a bit more information on a key presenter there, Justin Rattner. You can find background on Justin from two … [Read more...] about Discussion with Justin Rattner of Intel
Netbooks, the hugely popular and (surprisingly) successful mini-notebooks are taking the workforce by storm. These lightweight accessories are becoming a must-have for the professional on the go. A combination of processing speed, hard drive space, and portability, they are what laptops were meant to be. But are they right for you, or your end-users? Here at CTOvision.com, … [Read more...] about Are Netbooks the Solution for You and Your Firm?
CIO magazine recently published a great review of laptop technologies titled "Meet the Laptop You'l Use in 2015" (available here: article). With this post I'll provide a review of that article and insert some thoughts from a technology early adopter and disruptive IT analyst. First some concepts from the CIO Magazine article: The Slider Much like a sliding cellphone, this … [Read more...] about What will your Laptop will look like in 2015?
gScreen, a small but ambitious laptop maker, is preparing to release 15.4" laptops that actually have two screens. The screens slide apart, allowing you to use either 1 screen or 2. Currently, the specs include 2 LED back-lit screens (should help cut down on power usage), Intel's Core 2 Duo mobile line, DDR2 RAM, and NVIDIA graphics, either 9800M GT or the Quadro FX 1700M. … [Read more...] about Finally: A (real) Dual Monitor Laptop
Intel Corporation's Light Peak technology is an new optical communication capability that will be a universal connector for almost all commodity IT. It is designed in about the same form factor as a USB cable, and it will be replacing everything that USB cables are used for today. But its incredibly high data rates means it will also link monitors, TVs and entire networks … [Read more...] about More on Light Peak: Very high data rate from the grid to your computer