Stories by Ben Ames

IBM stores data on an atom

IBM has demonstrated how to perform certain computer functions on single atoms and molecules, a discovery that could someday lead to processors the size of a speck of dust, the company said Thursday.

AMD seeks server rebound with Barcelona

Advanced Micro Devices hopes to seize a larger share of the server chip market from its rival Intel this week when it launches the Barcelona quad-core processor.

HP picks Intel chip for quad-core servers

Hewlett-Packard launched a server based on Intel's new Tigerton quad-core Xeon processor Thursday, battling IBM for customers who run data-intensive business applications like enterprise resource planning and virtualization software.

IBM stores data on an atom

IBM has demonstrated how to perform certain computer functions on single atoms and molecules, a discovery that could someday lead to processors the size of a speck of dust, the company said Thursday.

IBM bolsters blade family with Cell upgrade

IBM announced an upgraded version of its blade server based on the Cell processor on Wednesday, adding memory and data throughput for better performance on high-end applications such as graphics and finance.

Dell profit up 46 percent thanks to cheaper components

Just two weeks after revealing that some employees had falsified corporate revenue to meet earnings targets, Dell reported a profit of US$733 million (AU$897.8 million) for its fiscal 2008 second quarter, up 46 percent from its mark of US$502 million for the same period last year.

Monster outlines anti-fraud measures

One week after hackers stole personal information from millions of people who had posted their resumes to the job-searching site Monster.com, the company has warned its users to be vigilant about online fraud because the breach was not an isolated incident.

IBM reportedly eyes Wind River deal

IBM could establish a strong presence in the market for embedded operating systems with the acquisition of financially ailing Wind River Systems, a deal that is reportedly in the works.

Dell to pay $48.5M to ousted CEO

Dell will pay former CEO Kevin Rollins US$48.5 million for his stock options six months after he resigned in the wake of investor criticism about the vendor losing market share to rival Hewlett-Packard.

IDC: PDA shipments drop 43 percent in Q2

Sales of PDAs continued a steep decline in the second quarter, as struggling vendors shipped 719,000 units worldwide, down from 1.26 million last year, according to a market research report released Wednesday.

Sun to axe jobs by mid-2008

Sun Microsystems plans to lay off an unspecified number of employees by the middle of 2008 as part of a corporate restructuring effort, according to a filing Tuesday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.