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AMD aims for four-core Opterons by 2007

AMD will introduce a new core design in 2007 that is similar to the core used by the company's Opteron and Athlon 64 processors. The new processor will incorporate four cores connected together by a new version of the Hypertransport interconnect technology, and will support DDR3 (double data rate 3) memory.

Intel brings virtualization to desktop chips

Intel Corp. is expected to unveil two new desktop processors that come with hardware support for virtualization technologies, but users won't be able to take advantage of that technology for some time.

HP turns to AMD for new blade PCs

Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) is expected to release an update to its blade PC product on Monday, switching to Advanced Micro Devices Inc.'s (AMD's) processors for its alternative to traditional desktop PCs.

Wyse pushes thin clients with new software, partners

Wyse Technology Inc. is set to unveil a wide-ranging set of products and partnerships as it tries to jump-start the concept of server-based computing. The company's new Streaming Manager software can be deployed on servers with the Windows Server 2003 OS to deliver unique sets of applications that run on Windows client operating systems to users across a company's network.

HP brings Unix to blades with Itanium

Hewlett-Packard Co. is expected on Tuesday to unveil its first blade server based on Intel Corp.'s Itanium 2 processor, allowing customers to run HP-UX on one of the company's blade servers for the first time.

Intel’s new dual-core Xeon targets four-chip servers

Intel Corp. has now brought dual-core technology into all of its Xeon processors for low-end servers with the launch of four new Xeon 7000 series chips, the company announced Monday. Intel was joined by perennial partners Dell Inc. and Microsoft Corp. on a conference call Tuesday detailing the results of Intel's plans to accelerate the introduction of its first dual-core Xeon processors.

Intel alters server processor road map

Intel Corp. announced several changes Monday to its road map for server processors, delaying its first dual-core Itanium 2 processor and replacing a future multicore Xeon processor with a new design that eliminates the performance penalty of shared connections to a chipset.

Treo 650 to get BlackBerry software next year

Weeks after announcing plans to ship the BlackBerry software with a forthcoming phone from Nokia Corp., Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM) is expected to announce Monday that Palm Inc. will install the push e-mail software on the Treo 650 starting early next year.

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