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Intel Eyes New Cloud Appliance

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Further evidence of the growing relationship between the cloud and appliances: Intel has tapped a company called GroovyChannel to help devise a series of database appliance servers, dubbed GroovyDBs, for Web- and cloud-based applications.


GroovyChannel will contribute its patented database software that features real-time virtualization at the core level, which the company says is optimized for 24-core environments. That makes it an ideal match for servers running up to four of the new six-core Xeons that Intel recently released.


Both companies have high hopes for the system, saying they are targeting top ratings on TPC.org benchmarks. The ultimate goal is high-performance, scalable, live data management that will provide users with access to the full resources of the Web to handle increasingly large data sets.


No word yet on when the finished systems will be available.

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