Raging Bears, Server Share
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I, however, like to accentuate the positive, including IDC's report yesterday that IBM continued holding its number one position in worldwide server revenue, with 32.8 percent share in 2006. This included strong growth in the IBM System z mainframe business.
So much for the "mainframe as dinosaur" theory. Perhaps a branding exercise could be in the works? Serverus z Tyrannosaurus, anyone?
Not satisfied with resting on our market share leading laurels, there ain't no flies stickin' to our research team, either, which just announced a new advancement in computer-based simulations to help drive increased chip performance.
The announcement focuses on a new material, hafnium dioxide, a material key to our high-k metal gate technology.
Get the full skinny here, and know there's plenty of red meat in the press release for you physics buffs. Me, all I need to know is that apples fall when you drop them from trees, and this breakthrough's likely gonna make our chips faster.
Finally, speaking of more and faster, a new Pew Internet study is out on wi-fi usage. The verdict?
In these United States, roughly 34 percent of Internet users have gone online wirelessly, with wi-fi home use accounting for 19 percent of Internet users, and 17 percent at work.
You can read more about the study here. Just don't forget your WEP key.