SGI packs 144 drives in 4U server
News & Analysis 1/31/2012 1 comment
SGI announced Modular Infinite Storage, its most dense system to date, packing up to four Intel Sandy Bridge processors and 144 2.5-inch hard disk drives in a 4U box.
Embedded digital control facilitates adaptive power control strategies
Design How-To 1/31/2012 Post a comment
Able to swap seamlessly between utility ac line and local battery backup power, the intermediate-bus architecture (IBA) that the telecoms industry has refined over decades to become cost-competitive with traditional offline-only sources is an attractive alternative for system architects needing high availability in a wide range of industries. New developments in areas such as intelligent power management strengthens the arguments in favor of the IBA.
Pentek tips Virtex-7 boards
News & Analysis 1/27/2012 1 comment
Pentek is sampling XMC modules using Virtex-7 FPGAs, claiming the Onyx boards deliver nearly double the performance and bandwidth of its Cobalt Virtex-6 boards.
Controller PCB problem solved
Engineering Investigations 1/24/2012 7 comments
Problem with a controller PCB causes significant yield loss at an off-shore drive assembly plant and Ravinder is sent in to investigate...
Plastic memory firm signs partners for printed systems
Research 1/24/2012 5 comments
Thin Film Electronics ASA (Oslo, Norway), a developer of ferroelectric polarization polymer memory, has joined forces with a number of partners to develop a low-cost printed electronic sensor platform that could be used to monitor the temperature of perishable goods such as food and pharmaceuticals.