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    • How to Multiply Video Density on x86 Servers at a Fraction of the Cost How to Multiply Video Density on x86 Servers at a Fraction of the Cost Linsey Miller, Director of Marketing, Artesyn & Rik Dunphy,Principal Engineer, Intel Recorded: Apr 21 2015 5:00 pm UTC 43 mins
    • Many broadcast and streaming products that run on x86 technology haven’t yet scaled to their maximum potential density or met the need for lower cost. The network growth for video services is driven by many factors such as multiscreen OTT, video on demand, higher resolutions, more codec support needed, all pushing transcoding functions needed in MSO, ISP, CSP, CDN networks. Greater density is needed to scale these applications, and x86 technology running on standard servers can meet much higher density levels and much lower cost points to be competitive. The time is now for those applications to multiply density (by a factor of 6-8X) without any change needed to the underlying x86 architecture.

      With Intel tools offered such as Quick Synch and Media SDK, developers can advance the migration to the highest density, while preserving application development. Using Artesyn SharpStreamer technology developers can preserve existing application software and achieve 6-8 times the density/RU in standard PCIE, 1U, 2U and larger form factors that fit standard rack server and cloud environments. Using two example applications, Next-Day TV OTT content delivery and Real-time Broadcast ABR transcoding, CAPEX savings are dramatic, giving applications the ability to use only one server vs. 16 or 24 to handle equal densities, also consuming far less OPEX costs derived from power and cooling required. Through OpenStack and the SharpStreamer technology applications can also encompass cloud provisioning and management so they are not constrained to baremetal hardware and can be virtually deployed.

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    • Explore New x86 Cluster Options in This Time of Transition Explore New x86 Cluster Options in This Time of Transition Steve Conway, VP HPC, IDC Research and John Lee, VP, Cray Clusters Recorded: Sep 30 2014 3:00 pm UTC 58 mins
    • In this webinar, IDC featured speaker Steve Conway, Vice President of High Performance Computing, will present an update on the global x86 HPC cluster market. The presentation will include IDC’s five-year forecast for the medium- to large-scale technical computing and data analysis emerging markets by systems, processors and application middleware. Cray’s featured speaker, John Lee, Vice President of Cray Cluster Advanced Technology Systems, will present the new Cray® CS400 cluster series based on the latest Intel® Xeon® processors with combination options for coprocessor and/or graphics processing unit (GPU) accelerator technologies.

      We will discuss:
      1. Important news on the global x86 HPC cluster market, including IDC’s five-year forecast for medium- to large-scale technical computing and HPDA

      2. Important considerations to be made about system configuration options for mixed capacity and/or data-intensive computing that maximizes performance per watt

      3. Key features and benefits of the new Cray CS400 cluster series, including improved performance and scalability, easier system administration and greater control with hybrid computing options

      The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session with the presenters. Sign up today to attend or receive the webinar recording.

      About Cray
      Global supercomputing leader Cray Inc. offers a comprehensive portfolio of compute, storage and data analytic solutions. With our expertise in clusters, supercomputers, storage and data analytics, we enable technical and scientific computing to achieve fast application results for real-time discovery. You can learn more about Cray by visiting www.cray.com.

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    • Virtualisation: Oracle’s x 86 Stack Virtualisation: Oracle’s x 86 Stack Sam Tan, Technology Business Director, Oracle Recorded: Jul 25 2012 5:00 am UTC 44 mins
    • Join us for this live webcast and you’ll hear how Oracle is adding value to the Sun x86 server family. This new generation of x86 solutions provide enhanced performance and security, improved virtualization tools, and reduced costs—all with no change to your existing software environment.

      Watch this webcast and learn how you can drive superior consolidation and virtualization using:
      • Enhanced virtualization hypervisor for consolidation and improved server utilization tus improving your ROI
      • Save licensing costs with Oracle software by leveraging Oracle VM as a licensing boundary and lowring TCO
      • Unparalleled reliability and availability for enterprise environments with highly-available clustering capability built-in
      • Increased visibility and efficiency with Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Centre as a single management view of your entire stack and a single point of contact for expert 24/7 support across your data centre
      • Ongoing protection for your existing software and training investments with perpetual Oracle Premier Support for Systems

      You can increase data centre performance and security while you decrease complexity and realize better overall TCO. Find out more by joining this Webcast.

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    • The Rise of the x86 Mainframe The Rise of the x86 Mainframe Archie Hendryx, vArchitect, Virtual Computing Environment Company Recorded: Jun 13 2012 8:00 am UTC 31 mins
    • If it wasn’t for the cost and complexity of Mainframes would the industry have ever shifted towards Open Systems? The performance, maintenance and security advantages of Mainframes were never disputed yet the complexity of running them required a unique expertise while the cost could rarely be justified except for high scale data warehousing. But what if it was possible to apply the advantages of the Mainframe model to an x86 infrastructure? What if that cost and complexity could be replaced by simplicity and CAPEX & OPEX reduction? These are the questions that are being asked by businesses across the globe as they look to reassess how they approach their IT with decreasing budgets and increasing demands. The once common debates related to speeds and feeds of different components are now giving way to discussions on how IT can quickly deliver a suitable service to the business. It is this debate that is leading the industry to an inflection point and the consequent rise of the x86 Mainframe. Join Archie Hendryx as he discusses how a new approach to IT infrastructure is needed to solve the incumbent challenges that are being faced within the industry.

      Archie Hendryx has been in the I.T. industry and more specifically the storage and virtualisation field for close to 10 years. He currently works as a vArchitect for the company VCE. Archie has recently been awarded VMware's vExpert status for the second year running and is a certified SNIA & HDS Expert as well as a certified EMC, NetApp and Cisco specialist.

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    • House of Cards: NonStop X & Hybrid Computing House of Cards: NonStop X & Hybrid Computing Richard Buckle - CEO, Pyalla Technologies | Jack van Meel - NonStop Engineer, IR Recorded: Nov 12 2015 3:00 pm UTC 52 mins
    • NonStop systems have been powering the global payments infrastructure for more than 40 years. With its release of the new Integrity NonStop X family of servers, HP introduces support for the x86 architecture and extends its mission critical platform into the future.

      Existing NonStop customers who want to take advantage of the new platform will need to fully understand the implications of adding NonStop X into their existing environment. Running hybrid systems can offer several advantages, but does require the users to develop the right strategy and deploy the right tools in order to achieve optimal results.

      In this Webinar, industry expert Richard Buckle will provide an overview of the new NonStop X system, as well as what hybrid computing can mean for your organization. Jack van Meel from IR will look at issues associated with running NonStop Blades and NonStop X in a hybrid environment.

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    • Forrester and IT Execs Discuss Big Workloads Forrester and IT Execs Discuss Big Workloads Richard Fichera, VP & Principal Analyst, Forrester Research, Inc. with IT Execs from Paycor & Monterey Peninsula College Recorded: May 8 2012 2:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    • Are you considering an x86 server for a new business-critical application, or are you thinking of migrating an existing Unix RISC application to x86? x86 systems and CPU technology have evolved rapidly over the last several years and this platform is now capable of running workloads previously associated with larger proprietary UNIX systems. In addition, both Windows and Linux, the principal operating environments for these servers, have matured to the point where the combination of x86 server and these OS' can handle workloads associated with the largest UNIX systems from as little as three years ago.

      Tune into this live webcast with our guest Forrester analyst Richard Fichera as he speaks to the underlying trends driving modern infrastructure, when to consider moving from Unix to Windows or Linux changing principal operating environments, what to look for in an x86 platform and porting guidance. Rich will be joined by two IT executives who will share their business challenges, their decision-making process, and the business benefits they have achieved with their chosen database server solution, followed by a live Q & A.

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