"First, there was Intel, which introduced the much-talked about
Nehalem processor on Monday. According to InformationWeek, "Intel
believes Nehalem EP, officially called the Xeon 3500 and 5500
series, provides the kind of technology organizations will need as
they deploy more virtualization into their data centers and move
toward cloud computing ..."
"The chips feature the hardware-assisted virtualization OEMs and
enterprises have come to expect. With this release, Intel has sped
up performance by including the 45nm Hi-k next generation Intel
Core microarchitecture. The chip includes Hyper-Threading
Technology; Intelligent Power Technology, which facilitates energy
management allows for scalabe power consumption; and Intel Data
Center Manager, a software development kit that provides power and
thermal monitoring and management for servers, racks, and groups of
servers in data centers.
"Meanwhile, on the I/O side of town, Neterion Launches released
a new version of its X3110 10 GbE server adapter."