Profile of Alexander Wolfe
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Alexander Wolfe is a former editor for InformationWeek.
Articles by Alexander Wolfe
posted in January 2010
AMD is bring an interesting twist to the processor wars. The scrappy semiconductor maker will be offering a triple core--count 'em, three--mobile chip as part of its new "Danube" laptop platform.
Greg Ness, senior director of the networking automation vendor, talks about managing infrastructure sprawl and offers insight into the standards-oriented Infrastructure 2.0 Working Group, of which Cisco is a member.
I've spent the early days of the new year--I know; it seems like we've been back at work for a month already--delving into the server landscape. Talking with vendors this week, the big thing that jumped out at me is the discontinuity between what folks like me ask about and what they're working on. As in, we're chattering about the cloud-computing hype cycle, while they're striving to improve power-supply efficiency and build virtualization management dashboards.
The conventional wisdom, in the wake of the failed Christmas terrorist attack, is that the big beneficiaries will be Rapiscan Systems and L-3 Communications. The two are the companies which are TSA-qualified to provide airport scanners. But a quick USPTO search turns up a cornucopia of interesting patents, which could set off a security tech gold rush.
Spurred by processor innovations from Intel and AMD, we'll see a pitched battle for market leadership among IBM, HP, and Dell.