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First look at Alienware HD Media Server

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Our friends over at Legit Reviews somehow managed to score a first look at Alienware's upcoming ultra high-end and uber expensive High Definition Media Server (or HDMS for short).

 

This product is due to come off the assembly line and into consumer hands anytime now and will set you back anywhere from $5000 - $7000 USD - that is two to three times more expensive than most HDTVs, so we're hoping it packs quite a punch for all those dollars.

 

 

 

It looks as if the top end model will be configured with a stunning 4TB of hot swappable hard drive space set up in RAID 5. It is powered by an Intel quad-core processor running with an X38 chipset and it also includes a Blu-ray recorder to make it a truly high-end HD DVR. The base model comes with Windows Vista Home Premium but is upgradable to Ultimate edition.

 

If you're a home theater PC enthusiasts and have been looking to blow a load of cash, consider this one when it comes out. The only negative side besides price which we can see is the fact that there is no HDMI audio, so even though you spent all those dollars, it will be out of date in just a few months (or weeks?) once HDMI PC audio solutions hit the market - unless it is upgradable somehow?

 

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Tyan announce new Intel server boards

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Following the recent launch of Intel's new 45nm dual and quad-core Xeon 5400/5300/5100 series processors, Tyan have announced a new line of Tempest i5400 series server and workstation oriented motherboards.

 

You can learn all about the differing models in the lineup and their feature-sets within the official PR folks.

 


SC07, Sparks, Nevada- On November 12th, 2007, Intel launches their next-generation server chipset, the Intel 5400 series., This new chipset supports both Dual Core & Quad Core Intel Xeon 5100/5300 & 5400 series processors. Tyan Computer, a global leader in server solutions, utilizes the Intel 5400 chipset in their Tempest i5400 S5397, S5393, and S5396 server motherboards.

 

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Microsoft Patent Reveals Future Multi-Component Gaming System

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The lads over at DailyTech have acquired information which relates to the supposed characteristics of Microsoft's next-gen gaming console (which will superseed the 360).

 

A filing to the U.S. Patent Office indicates that the next games machine from MS may well be multi-faceted, incorporating both handheld and console devices by wired and wireless connectivity. Sounds pretty damn impressive, lets hope its true!

 



A filing to the U.S. Patent Office may reveal what Microsoft has planned for its gaming platform after Xbox 360. The patent describes a multi-component gaming system that incorporates both handheld devices and console devices by wired and wireless connections.

 

The patent's abstract describes the system as a process "to take advantage of another gaming component's processing capabilities and memory capacity, each gaming component is capable of utilizing another gaming component to process gaming applications."

 

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Server Down Time

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Hello folks,

 

Recently we had some down time here at TweakTown which had to do with our database server. There were too many errors being produced by the MySQL server that the other server box blocked it and hence the site wasn't working.

 

We are not entirely sure why it happened but it probably had something to do with being on the front page of Digg two days in a row and a bunch of other big websites.

 

Everything is back to normal now and we should be setup in the future to fix this problem much quicker in the future! Because we were down for roughly 10 hours, we'll be back bigger than ever tomorrow with at least a couple new articles for you to look at.

 

Cheers!

 

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DEAL OF THE DAY - Buy.com - SimpleTech 160GB SimpleShare NAS Office Server Storage for $89.95 with Free Shipping!

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Deal of the Day details:

 

Offer: SimpleShare is the simple way to store and share PC or Mac files over a network. You can also share printers over a network with built-in USB print server.

 

*** For more details on this deal and many more, visit our Deals page - it's the smart place to shop! ***

 

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Koolance ERM-3K4U - water-cooled server chassis

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PC cooling mob "Koolance" have designed a very swish new server chassis for the market recently; dubbed the ERM-3K4U, this chassis is designed for a rack server environment and uses the 4U format, it also boasts a very powerful water cooling system which supposedly allows it to cool up to 20 processors (or up to 3000W of heat) - Phwoar!

 

Check out all the details at Koolance's website folks.

 



The Koolance ERM-3K4U is a dedicated liquid cooling system for very special thermal applications. It can provide up to 3000W of potential heat dissipation, and is housed in a lightweight aluminum enclosure. By default, the ERM-3K4U is offered in a standard 4U profile rack-mountable unit. However, with the handles removed and LED readout rotated, the cooling system can be operated in a vertical "tower" position.

 

The ERM-3K4U5 utilizes five powerful pumps [>6 L/min (1.8 GPM), >3m (10ft) head], each with separate auto-shutoff quick disconnect nozzles. Due to extremely high pressure and flow rate, 20 or more computer processors might be connected to a single ERM-3K4U5 system if within the total dissipation rating.

 

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Shuttle Unveils New King Of The Hill XPC System

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Shuttle have just added a snazzy new XPC to their lineup, this being the Core2Duo ready P23700 based on Intel's 975X chipset with CrossFire support.

 

For all the details on it, head over to this section on Shuttle's website.

 


When it comes to raw power the P2 3700 has plenty of horsepower for all computing tasks. Whether you demand 3D power for the latest games or processing power for creating home videos and image editing, the P2 3700 will surely deliver. If you demand multitasking power to run multiple applications simultaneously than the P2 3700 has all the power you'll ever you'll ever need at the click of a button.

 

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Shuttle Unveils Its Smallest Desktop Computers

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Although this little gem has recently been in the limelight already, Shuttle have just issued out an official announcement highlighting the market presence of their new miniature XPC X100 SFF.

 

The ultimate consumer's tiny desktop comes in 2 flavors and boasts of astounding features. The $699 model comes with an Intel Celeron M, 512 MB of memory and 80Gb hard drive. The $999 model features the Intel Core™ Duo, 1GB of memory, 250GB hard drive, Intel® Pro/Wireless LAN and a slim slot-in DVD dual/combo drives. Standard features include the ATI's Mobility ™ Radeon® X1400, 4-in-1 multi format card reader, High Definition 7.1 channel Audio. It also supports the upcoming Windows Vista and comes with a standard vertical placement base.

 

Grab the announcement here for full details folks.

 


CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., August 15, 2006 -- Shuttle Inc., the leading global designer and manufacturer of small form factor (SFF) computers and accessories, unveiled today its smallest ever fully-functional desktop computer to date, an offering geared to consumers and businesses who seek space and power saving benefits without sacrificing enhanced performance and stability in a price that won't set them back. This is the new standard that Shuttle is setting for mini Small Form Factors in the market today.

 

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VMware Server Now Free!

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After news had just spread of Microsoft's decision to make their Virtual PC software free for download, competitor "VMware" are keeping the pressure on, having just announced that they too have started offering their powerful VMware server virtualization platform as a freebie.

 

The DailyTech report.

 


VMware today announced that its venerable virtualization platform, VMware Server, is now available free of charge. VMware is making the virtualization platform free after five vigorous months of beta testing. The company says that its technology is tried and true, and used by many of today's top companies. According to the press release:

 

Users can easily progress from VMware Server to VMware Infrastructure 3, the third generation of the industry-leading infrastructure virtualization software suite that allows entire industry-standard infrastructure farms to be managed as a shared utility and dynamically allocated to different business units or projects. The suite is designed to deliver comprehensive virtualization, management, resource optimization, application availability and operational automation capabilities in an integrated offering.

 

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