This one is right from ZDNet.
The new systems--the eight-processor Sun Fire 3800, the 12-processor
4800 and rack-mountable 12-processor 4810, and the 24-processor
6800--all come with a technology called "partitioning" that lets the
computer be divided into several smaller machines. Partitioning, once
available only on traditional mainframe computers, has been an
advantage Sun has had over IBM, Compaq and HP for years.
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TablePC, a new venture by Micros0ft, is going to revolutionize the way people write. Supposedly people will use this just as they use paper. Using a stylus people can write on the tablet. The tablet will have such features as search, and cut-n-paste. The only thing that I wonder about, is what about people like me who write like a 8 year old? Will the tablet be able to translate poor handwriting? What about spell check? Will we have to write like we do on PDA's? Who knows.
ZDNet reports that RAM prices have been relatively stable. Merrily Lynch analyst, Joe Osha, reported having 20 weeks worth of inventory at the beginning of the year. Now they are down to 10 weeks worth of inventory.
Get hooked up with some pictures of the crazy clusters that the NCSA does their supercomputing on. There's a 350 proc PIII cluster, an Itanium cluster, and some other smoove setups. So if racks and racks and racks of insanely expensive and powerful hardware make you drool, then go check it out here.