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ALSO CALLED: Multicore Processors, Dual Core Processors, Dual-core Processors
DEFINITION: The Cell processor (also called CELL) is a microprocessor chip with a multi-core , parallel processing architecture and floating-point design. The chip, the prototype for which was introduced early in 2005, is the product of a team of engineers from IBM, Sony Group, and Toshiba Corporation.The Cell processor has 234 million transistor s, measures 235 square millimeters (mm2) in size, can run at speeds  … 
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An Enterprise Database Performance Comparison of the Dell PowerEdge 2950 and the Sun Fire V490 UltraSPARC Server
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WHITE PAPER: See how enterprise database performance compares on the Dell PowerEdge 2950 Server verses the Sun Fire V490 UltraSPARC Server.
Posted: 24 Jan 2007 | Published: 01 Oct 2006

Dell, Inc.

An Enterprise Database Performance Comparison of the Dell PowerEdge 6850 and the Sun Fire V490 UltraSPARC Server
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WHITE PAPER: See how enterprise database performance compares on the Dell PowerEdge 6850 and the Sun Fire V490 UltraSPARC Servers.
Posted: 24 Jan 2007 | Published: 01 Oct 2006

Dell, Inc.

Performance Scaling with Quad-core Dell PowerEdge 2950 Servers and VMware Virtual Infrastructure 3
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WHITE PAPER: Virtualization requires the consideration of two factors: how many virtual machines a single server can run and what level of performance these VMs can provide. This study compares and contrasts the performance of two generations of PowerEdge servers.
Posted: 24 Jan 2007 | Published: 01 Jan 2006

Dell, Inc.

Atos Workplace Solutions and PCs with Intel vPro Technology
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WHITE PAPER: Based on its evaluation of the virtualization capabilities in PCs with Intel® vPro™ technology, Atos Origin is planning to add this new technology to the next version of the Atos Workplace solution.
Posted: 02 Oct 2006 | Published: 01 Oct 2006

Intel Corporation

EDS Workplace Management Services and PCs with Intel vPro Technology
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WHITE PAPER: The evaluation showed that EDS could use a dedicated software application, or "virtual appliance," to update software applications, remediate PCs, and restore data for a user OS that had become inoperative.
Posted: 02 Oct 2006 | Published: 01 Oct 2006

Intel Corporation

Built-in Manageability and Proactive Security for Business Desktop PCs
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WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how built in desktop management can help address today?s key IT challenges such as avoiding malicious attacks, accurate inventory of assets, and the demand for IT services.
Posted: 05 Sep 2006 | Published: 01 Oct 2006

Intel Corporation
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MULTI-CORE PROCESSORS DEFINITION (continued): …  of more than 4 gigahertz ( GHz ), has a memory bandwidth of 25.6 gigabyte s per second (GBps), and has an input/output (I/O) bandwidth of 76.8 GBps . There are nine core s, one of which is the equivalent of a PowerPC chip and acts as the controller. The other eight cores are vector processor s, each of which is capable of 32 billion (thousand-million) floating point operations per second ( GFLOPS ). The Cell processor has a multi-channel memory subsystem along with several high-speed interconnects for I/O devices or other Cell processors.The Cell processor can support multiple operating system … 
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