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The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
 

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Dell's 8-CPU Intel Servers Increasing Its Enterprise Focus
Dell began shipping its eight-CPU Intel server, the PowerEdge 8450, in late September. This comes on the heels of Compaq's shipment of its ProLiant 8000 and

cpu mark  previous limitation of four CPUs for the Intel architecture.) The PE 8450 is based on Intel's OCPRF100 server (also known as Saber ), which Dell has modified to improve its serviceability and to add an improved peripheral bay. This product is geared toward the enterprise computing segment. As with most enterprise-class servers, the 8450 must be racked, and needs other hardware (primarily disk drives) to support its configuration. This product is aimed at the large datacenter/data warehouse environments,

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Discrete Enterprise Resource Planning (Discrete ERP) RFI / RFP Template

Financials, Human Resources, Manufacturing Management, Inventory Management, Purchasing Management, Quality Management, Sales Management, Product Technology Get this template

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IBM Netfinity Server Division


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cpu mark  vertical space, density of CPUs and general functionality is important. Netfinity servers in general are larger than similar offerings from competitors, leading to reduced density of CPUs and functionality in a rack. In years past, IBM was the 800-pound gorilla in the computer world. In recent years, they have suffered some stunning defeats, including the effective collapse of the Aptiva (home PC) product line. IBM is still strong in a number of areas, such as the proprietary AS/400, storage, software Read More

HP Joins the Athlon Pile-On


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cpu mark  systems containing the Athlon CPU should be encouraged by this. It should give them enough psychological security (regarding AMD's viability) to allow them to proceed with Athlon purchases that may have been on hold. This news will not affect those users totally committed to Intel, unless they decide the time is right to consider alternative CPUs. Read More

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cpu mark  chose Intel for the CPU in its upcoming X-Box gaming console. If Intel decides to play the price-cut card, this will put a damper on Intel's profit expectations, since Dell now occupies the top position in U.S. PC sales, having passed Compaq last year. Because of the bus speed at which the Spitfire is expected to operate (200 MHz), its performance should exceed that of the Intel Celeron - the chip against which it's designed to compete. If AMD can post great performance numbers against Celeron, and keep Read More

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cpu mark  a new level of CPU density at two per U or 84 per rack (42U-high) - 75% more than the previous density mark of 8 CPUs in a 7U height, or 48 CPUs per rack. In addition, this server, based on the Network Engines WebEngine product, can be clustered up to 256 nodes. The result of this could be a RAIS - Redundant Array of Inexpensive Servers. At a time when everyone is jumping on the appliance server (a/k/a thin server ) bandwagon, this product has the potential of having a tremendous impact for Read More

What’s All This Benchmark Stuff, Anyway?


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