Hardware

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    NetApp, Vmware, Cisco, Wyse, Fujitsu 50,000 seat VMware View Deployment

    NetApp, VMware, Cisco, Fujitsu, and Wyse joined forces to create a design for a 50,000-seat VMware View? architecture. The objective of this project is to demonstrate the most reliable methods for deploying a scalable and easily expandable environment from 5,000 to 50,000 seats in an efficient manner. Download this white...

    Provided By VMware

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    VMware View Optimization Guide for Windows 7

    Many organizations have aggressive upgrade plans for their desktop operating systems but face a number of migration challenges, and are adopting VMware View™ and VMware ThinApp™ to cut the time and cost of Windows 7 migration by 50 percent, and to modernize their desktop infrastructures. This optimization guide for Windows...

    Provided By VMware

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Eanes Independent School District

    Eanes Independent School District (Eanes ISD) is a school district in West Lake Hills, Texas, which is part of the Austin metropolitan area. In this case study, learn how the district explored desktop virtualization as a cost-saving strategy and chose VMware View. View provided a platform for desktop virtualization that...

    Provided By VMware

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Industrial Router Firewall and VPN Platform

    For today's Industrial Control and communications applications, the networks allowing these systems to be controlled and communicate are growing larger and more complex. Designing a network built on embedded systems technology requires that the embedded platform be robust, secure and manageable as commercial and management networks converge with industrial control...

    Provided By Korenix-USA

  • Downloads // Oct 2010

    Investigate memory usage with Windows 7 Resource Monitor

    In this edition of the Windows Desktop Report, Greg Shultz shows you how to use the detailed information displayed in Windows 7 Resource Monitor to investigate memory usage. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • Downloads // Oct 2010

    It's Microsoft Patch Tuesday: October 2010

    Justin James gathers the information you need to make the right decision on applying Microsoft's October 2010 patches in your organization. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

    Provided By Justin James

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    50,000-Seat VMware View Deployment

    Desktop virtualization is a hot topic throughout the virtualization industry. Organizations view desktop virtualization as a way to control costs and use limited resources to manage large-scale desktop infrastructures while increasing security and deployment efficiency. NetApp, VMware, Cisco, Fujitsu, and Wyse joined forces to create an architectural design for a...

    Provided By NetApp

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Performance Best Practices for VMware Workstation

    This paper provides guidance in obtaining the best possible performance using VMware Workstation 7.0, both in a production environment and when running benchmarks. Though this paper focuses on Workstation 7.0, most of the guidelines presented here also apply to prior versions of Workstation and to VMware Server and VMware Player....

    Provided By VMware

  • Downloads // Sep 2010

    How do I convert VirtualBox files to work with VMWare Workstation?

    In this How do I, Jack Wallen walks you through the steps required to migrate a VirtualBox virtual machine file to a VMWare Workstation. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Case Studies // Sep 2010

    Aerial Communications Company Improves Efficiency by Upgrading Operating System

    A renowned expert in its industry, TCOM produces tethered aerostats that monitor weather, extend communications, and perform automated surveillance. Its unrivalled expertise has resulted in high demand from governments and private corporations globally. TCOM PC users often complained about slow startup times and performance issues. And with only five dedicated...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Downloads // Sep 2010

    Learn how to use the Windows 7 Resource Monitor for effective troubleshooting

    In this edition of the Windows Desktop Report, Greg Shultz explores the Windows 7 Resource Monitor's features with the goal being to teach you how the tool can be used to troubleshoot performance. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Implementing a Cost-Effective Human-Machine Interface for Home Appliances

    Traditionally, Human-Machine Interfaces (HMIs) for home appliances have been composed of mechanical devices such as buttons and knobs, coupled with display indicators such as Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) and Vacuum Fluorescent Displays (VFDs). Today there is a massive transformation occurring throughout the home appliance and consumer device markets. As the cost...

    Provided By Altera

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Understanding Metastability in FPGAs

    Metastability is a phenomenon that can cause system failure in digital devices, including FPGAs, when a signal is transferred between circuitry in unrelated or asynchronous clock domains. This paper describes metastability in FPGAs, explains why the phenomenon occurs, and discusses how it can cause design failures. The calculated Mean Time...

    Provided By Altera

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Leveraging Cost-Optimized FPGAs to Deliver OTN Mapper Solutions

    In telecommunications transport infrastructure, Optical Transport Network (OTN) and Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) protocols are being combined to create Packet-Optical Transport Networks (P-OTNs). Telecom equipment manufacturers provide these new P-OTN systems and, naturally, are now looking to the component providers for silicon that supports these requirements. Products such as TPACK's TPO124,...

    Provided By Altera

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Using LEDs as Light-Level Sensors and Emitters

    Modulating LED power based on ambient light level increases battery life, a particularly helpful feature in a device where battery life is measured in days. Using a very simple circuit, Altera's MAX II and MAX IIZ CPLDs can measure the analog light level of their environments and then drive an...

    Provided By Altera

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    High-Definition Video Deinterlacing Using FPGAs

    Deinterlacing was developed to address a legacy problem: the interlaced video that was required by old analog televisions must be converted to be shown on today's digital televisions. An interlaced video is a succession of 50/60 fields per second, where each field carries only half of the rows that are...

    Provided By Altera

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Reduce Total System Cost in Portable Applications Using Zero-Power CPLDs

    Traditionally, portable system designers have used ASICs and ASSPs to implement memory interfaces, I/O expansion, power-on sequencing, discrete logic functions, display, and other functions in portable systems. Cost limitations, power and cooling restrictions, and board space requirements often limit the use of programmable logic devices in these applications. Today, however,...

    Provided By Altera

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Six Ways to Replace a Microcontroller With a CPLD

    This white paper discusses when it is advantageous to use a CPLD instead of a microcontroller, and when a CPLD makes a good companion to a microcontroller. The examples given in this white paper are grouped into three categories, based on their function and level of complexity. The first category...

    Provided By Altera

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    MAX Series Configuration Controller Using Flash Memory

    Configuration bitstream sizes are increasing with the introduction of higher-density FPGAs. This increase requires larger configuration devices to store the data and configure these FPGAs. As an alternative to using larger configuration devices, designers can use flash memory to store configuration data. To use flash memory to perform configuration, designers...

    Provided By Altera

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Adding Hardware Accelerators to Reduce Power in Embedded Systems

    The rule of thumb in embedded system design has been that adding hardware increases power demands. The careful use of hardware accelerators, however, inverts the rule: adding hardware can reduce power. By analyzing algorithms and implementing appropriate accelerators in programmable logic, developers can increase a design's performance while reducing power...

    Provided By Altera

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Doubling the I/O Performance of VMware vSphere 4.1 With Broadcom 10GbE iSCSI HBA Technology

    This paper describes the doubling of the I/O performance of vSphere 4.1 by using Broadcom 10GbE full iSCSI HBA technology. By implementing this solution, which has been developed jointly by VMware and Broadcom, data center architects and administrators can increase the number of virtual machines per physical server, lower power...

    Provided By Broadcom

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    3G Converged-NICs: A Platform for Server I/O to Converged Networks

    Infrastructure consolidation is a key data center initiative because it simplifies operations and saves money. That's why IT organizations routinely standardize infrastructure to consolidate training, deployment, and management. This practice extends to host connectivity where standardizing on one type of hardware platform and one driver image is common for LAN,...

    Provided By Broadcom

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Optimize Computer Performance and Avoid PC Errors

    Either when the PC is first bought, or at least before other maintenance jobs are tackled, a PC ought to be fitted with anti-virus and anti-spyware program. If they're already set up, the updates might get out of date. Be sure to upgrade these as frequently as needed in order...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    How to Maintain Your PC?

    Go to any bookstore and one can be certain to be rewarded with rows of guidebooks related to the PC. If one is a PC novice or a PC 'noob', and then he is undoubtedly recommended to pick up one such book and review on solutions to maintain the PC....

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Fix PC Freezes in Minutes - 4 Tips to Fix Computer Freezes for Free

    Most of the time, pc freezes are generated by lots of reasons. Corrupt registry, unnecessary applications, too many startup items as well as virus infection would be the major reasons contributing to this problem. Many pc users simply utilize PC yet never consider how to maintain and optimize PC performance....

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Clearing Internet Cookies to Speed Up the Computer

    Anyone considering, what is an internet cookie? Well, an internet cookie is something that is kept within the hard drive which is utilized by the net browser. The browser recognizes the internet cookies and can load that site info faster. This seems like a good thing, yet in fact lots...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    3 Easy Ways to fix Rundll32 EXE Error

    Rundll32.exe is referred to as a process that is responsible for the running of DLL files in programs which could not get started simply by themselves. Rundll32.exe can operate program code via DLL files. These files have always been a part of the Windows Operating system. Perhaps one has to...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    How to Fix Slow Downloads on Windows XP?

    Possibly the main reason why slow downloads on Windows XP is the net connection isn't functioning at its total potential. It is an issue that lots of people unconsciously tolerate each day, and so as to ensure it isn't impacting the system, one needs to click on Google then search...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    4 Common Windows Vista Problems and Solutions

    This post talks about 4 common Windows Vista problems and recommends probable answers to these Windows Vista problems. The 4 common Windows Vista problems include Vista restoration, performing in dual boot environments, Symantec Antivirus 10.2 problems, as well as Adobe Reader 8 installment. Utilizing "Windows Complete PC Backup and Restore...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Want Faster Computer? - Tips to Make Computer Faster

    There are specific applications that launch each time once people boot up the system. Throughout the start-up stage, they'll occupy some of the system source and CPU usage. In other words, extra or unnecessary start-up items can certainly lengthen the start-up time, sometimes by a few minutes. To get faster...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Windows 7 Freezes- How to Fix Computer Freezing Problem?

    It isn't something unusual if the Windows 7 freezes up at random and causes the computing truly annoying and sluggish. This kind of freezing can occur not only within the Windows 7 but also within the other operating systems. However, repairing Windows 7 freezes up issue isn't that difficult. It...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Windows XP Freezes? How to Fix Quickly?

    Overheating problems are popular with laptops, notebooks computers due to their small size. They are various packed electronics, limited space and solutions accessible to cool them down. It is common for the cooling system to get plugged with dust or for a cooling fan failure. One can apply a can...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    UML Design for Dynamically Reconfigurable Multiprocessor Embedded Systems

    This paper proposes a design methodology to explore partial and dynamic reconfiguration of modern FPGAs. The paper improves an UML based co-design methodology to allow dynamic properties in embedded systems. The approach targets MPSoPC (Multiprocessor System on Programmable Chip) which allows area optimization through partial reconfiguration without performance penalty. In...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2010

    Staffing Firm Gains 6500 Hours a Year With Robust Operating System and Durable Hardware

    Through a rigorous screening process and more than 22 years of experience, Elite Personnel excels at finding the right candidate for each of its clients' staffing needs. Guided by its vision of providing the most qualified, professional personnel for specific roles to help employers maximize productivity, Elite's small staff of...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Case Studies // Sep 2010

    Dermatology Firm Improves Service With Notebook PCs and Robust Operating System

    Improving a patient's quality of life is both the core philosophy and driving mission of Seattle, Washington - based Dermatology Associates. Since 2004, the company has provided exceptional clinical and cosmetic dermatology services, such as laser skin treatment and facial rejuvenation services, and continues to perform leading clinical research to...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Downloads // Oct 2010

    Quick Tip Windows 7: Customize the command prompt

    In Microsoft Windows 7, you can customize the command prompt using specifically configured shortcuts to better match the task at hand. This download is also available as a TechRepublic blog post and gallery.

    Provided By Mark W. Kaelin

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Intel® Atom™ Developer Program Celebrates One Year with New Name and More

    With its one-year anniversary, the Intel Atom? Developer? Program has unveiled a new name:?the Intel AppUpSM developer program. In addition, app developers can now download the new gold-release SDK with improved GUI and new debugger tool, and promote their apps to customers with the new "On AppUp" identifier. Find out...

    Provided By Intel Corporation

  • Webcasts // Oct 2009

    The Growing Demand For Engineering Talent

    To keep up with the engineering demands of Moore's Law, Craig Barrett, former Intel Chairman of the Board, discusses how the education and labor requirements of talent have evolved with the industry. While developing the first semiconductors took a team of only three people, today's market requires several hundred engineers...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Downloads // Sep 2010

    Answers to some common questions about Symbolic Links

    In this week's edition of the Windows Desktop Report, Greg Shultz provides detailed answers to the most common questions he received last week about symbolic links. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • Case Studies // Sep 2010

    Construction Firm Boosts Mobility With Notebook PCs and Feature-Rich Operating System

    With 23 years of experience and numerous awards, Gafcon is highly regarded in its industry. This construction and development firm prides itself on delivering every phase of a project with ease, excellence, and top-level customer service. The sluggishness of Gafcon's computer systems, however, was hampering the productivity of the team...

    Provided By Microsoft