Processors – Servers

An Introduction to Windows Performance Monitor

January 4, 2017

Bundled with Microsoft’s server operating systems, Windows Performance Monitor is a powerful utility in the IT pro’s arsenal. Let’s get to know it. Guy Thomas Guy Thomas is a computer consultant and writer with attitude and a great sense of humor. Performance Monitor (perfmon) is a powerful program found in all Microsoft servers from NT […]

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HP’s Touchpad Is A Work In Progress

January 4, 2017

HP has gotten a lot of things right on its newly released Touchpad. However, much remains to be done. Barry Gerber Barry Gerber is Editorial Director for Bestofmedia USA, publisher of Tom’s IT Pro (TIP). He managed the Tom’s Hardware site for several years, and oversaw creation of the site that is now Tom’s Guide. […]

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Qnap TS-559 Pro+: Familiar Network Storage With A New CPU

January 4, 2017

It’s a good idea to use two CPU cores to speed up multiple drives in RAID 5 or 6 arrays and it’s even better to increase clock speeds. We put Qnap’s TS-559 Pro+ with an Atom D525 dual-core CPU to the test: is it any faster than devices with Atom D510? Marcel Binder Marcel Binder […]

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Data Encryption Worth Destroying NAS Performance?

January 4, 2017

Marcel Binder Marcel Binder is Editorial Technical Director at Tom’s Hardware Germany. This article originally appeared here on Tom’s Hardware. It has been edited for the busy IT pro. Please see the original for details excluded here and for information on how to buy products featured herein. Three vendors of network-attached storage, Qnap, Synology, and […]

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Hyper-V v3 and vSphere 5 Capacities Compared

January 4, 2017

Is Microsoft catching up to virtualization leader VMware? Julio Urquidi Julio Urquidi is the Technical Editor at Tom’s IT Pro. Previously, he spent 17 years in healthcare-related enterprise IT. Julio’s most recent responsibilities centered around virtualization, but he is also well-versed in Linux, Windows and systems administration. Specializing in articles that help small companies with […]

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Overview: New Windows 8 Features

January 4, 2017

Guy Thomas Guy Thomas is a computer consultant and writer with attitude and a great sense of humor. The new features in Windows 8 illustrate how much Microsoft’s perfected concepts introduced in Vista and improved in Windows 7. Windows 8 Metro UI Start Screen There is no doubt that the Metro UI will be the […]

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HP Back In Tablets!

January 4, 2017

Hewlett-Packard is back in the tablet market with the announcement of a new Windows 7-based slate product. Aptly called the Slate 2 Tablet PC, the device is more personal computer than tablet in the mode of the iPad or HP’s own (now defunct) TouchPad. Unlike those tablets and the hordes of Android-run models from the […]

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Review: HP’s Z400 Workstation

January 4, 2017

HP  Z400 workstation runs the Tom’s Hardware gauntlet of benchmarks and testing. This article originally appeared here on Tom’s Hardware. It has been edited for the busy IT pro. Please see the original for details excluded here and for information on how to buy products featured herein. The top rung of desktop PCs includes workstation-class […]

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Dell’s New PowerEdge Servers Utilize Nvidia GPUs

January 4, 2017

Nvidia’s Tesla GPUs will be featured, for the first time, on two Dell PowerEdge 12th generation rack and tower servers. Nvidia’s Tesla GPUs will be featured, for the first time, on two Dell PowerEdge 12th generation rack and tower servers. Nvidia has announced that its new Tesla M2090 will be utilized in Dell’s PowerEdge T620 […]

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Panasonic’s BizPads Ship With 128-/256-Bit Encryption for Enterprises

January 4, 2017

Panasonic making some secure Android tablet offerings. Panasonic has begun shipping its rugged BizPads with Mocana’s VeloDAR Encryption software to improve the security of the tablets within enterprise environments. According to Mocana, which specializes in security software for non-PC devices such as smartphones, datacom, smartgrid, as well as electronic products for government and medical markets, […]

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