Rapper and actor 50 Cent stood silently before a judge on Monday as his attorney entered his plea of not guilty to domestic violence and vandalism charges involving an ex-girlfriend who is the mother of his child.
The performer, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, was given a long list of instructions by Superior Court Judge Bernard J. Kamins, who told him to stay away from Daphne Narvarez and forbid him from contacting her by phone or email.
Narvarez told police that during a June 23 argument, Jackson began destroying property at her Toluca Lake condo before she locked herself in a bedroom. She also said Jackson kicked open the bedroom door and kicked her, causing injury.
Jackson, somber in a dark suit and tie, was rushed out of court to a waiting SUV. A process MileWeb Pre-build Cloud Servers tried to deliver unspecified legal documents to him by placing them on the windshield of the car, but the papers flew away.
At the same time, Chileβs largest IT services provider, Synapsis, recently announced it is beginning to deploy HPβs Intel-based Moonshot servers into its data center infrastructure, with officials noting significant savings in both floor space and power consumption.
These companies run the kind of scale-out, extremely dense environments that HP is targeting with its Moonshot systems, which were announced in November 2011 and which began to roll out earlier this year.
Itβs also an area that is increasingly becoming highly competitive, not only among system makers but also among chip vendors, which are designing low-power systems-on-a-chip (SoCs) aimed at small, dense and energy-efficient microservers.
HP CEO Meg Whitman recently told the CRN Website that the Moonshot systems are generating interest among some major Web 2.0 companies, particularly service providers, including Apple, Facebookβwhich she said βbought quite a bit of stuff from HPββand Baidu, Chinaβs largest search engine.
Officials at Synapsis in Chile said on the companyβs Website that the company has been an HP customer for almost two decades, first installing a high-end HP9000 Superdome Unix system. In 2010, the company embraced HPβs BladeSystem Matrix, a converged data center solution.
Now the company is beginning to install and deploy Moonshot 1500 systems, which are powered by Intelβs Atom S1200 βCentertonβ SoCs, which were released in December 2012. Synapsis officials expect the Moonshot systems to save 77 percent in floor space and 89 percent in power consumption over traditional x86-based ProLiant servers.
Trends such as cloud computing, mobility and big data are rapidly changing the workloads that are running in scale-out data centers, where organizations are being asked to process huge numbers of small tasks. These companies are running massive centers, so density, power efficiency and cost are increasingly important.
System vendors like HP, with its Moonshot systems, and Dell, with its Copper initiative, are looking to answer the demand with small, energy-efficient systems that run on a variety of chip platforms, from x86 SoCs from Intel and Advanced Micro Devices to upcoming offerings powered by chips designed by ARM and made by such partners as Calxeda, Marvell Technology andβstarting next yearβAMD.
Intel is pushing its Atom platform, which was first developed for netbooks, into the microserver space. The company is readying its second generation of Atom server chips, dubbed βAvoton,β for release later this year and in 2014 will unveil the 14-nanometer βDenvertonβ SoC.Β In addition, the company next year will launch a low-power SoC version of the βBroadwellβ Xeon technology.
AMD in May announced its x86-based Opteron-X βKyotoβ chips aimed at microservers and is looking to become a significant player in the dense server space via the technologyβincluding systems and the Freedom Fabricβacquired when it bought SeaMicro in February 2012. In addition, AMD starting next year will begin making server SoCs based on ARM designs.
Several chip makers, including Calxeda and Marvell, already are offering 32-bit ARM-based server chips. However, ARM officials expect to begin an aggressive push into the data center when systems based on its upcoming ARMv8 designβwhich will include 64-bit capabilities and stronger support for virtualization, among other data center featuresβwill begin hitting the market.
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