The latest TechTuesday Chat discussed Dell TechCenter & VMworld. The Dell TechCenter crew, Doug Hazelman from VMware and Todd Muirhead from Veeam talked about plans for VMworld 2010. See the full transcript to get more insight on events and sessions happening at VMworld 2010 Conference in San Francisco.

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Recent TechCenter Activity


High-Performance Computing (HPC) Blog – Multicore in HPC - Where will we stand in 10 years? There was a recent article in IEEE Spectrum entitled The Trouble With Multicore that gives a really nice background on how multicore processors have taken hold in the computing industry. It also details many of the challenges multicore brings to both HPC and Enterprise computing industries. The article suggests that the advent of multicore processing was pretty much a gamble on the part of semiconductor manufacturers, and investigates what the future might hold for multicore ten years from now.

Featured Video of the Week – VMworld Session Preview with Andrew Gilman. Last week at Tech Summit, Andrew Gilman was kind enough to talk to us about his upcoming session at VMworld 2010. Andrew's session is titled "Virtual Desktop Considerations with 10GbE, Solid State Disk Drives and vStorage Enhanced Deployments.” The session ID is SP9761 and will be held on September 1 at 1:30 p.m.

Blog – New Fusion-io and Database Query Performance Study Available. Solid State Storage (SSS) promises to narrow the gap between server and storage performance. SSS can be made available to servers via the traditional FC, SAS, and iSCSI interfaces or placed directly into the server PCIe slot without requiring traditional storage network interfaces.

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