Hype Cycle for Server Technologies, 2011


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Appropriately selecting technologies in categories like server virtualization, next-generation server building blocks, high-performance computing, OSs and data center cooling will help organizations battle through the increasingly complex server selection process.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • What You Need to Know
    • The Hype Cycle
    • The Priority Matrix
    • On the Rise
      • Optical System Buses
      • Power Adaptive Algorithms
      • Tera-architectures
      • Fabric-Based Computing
      • Server-Hardware-Assisted Virtualization
      • Server Power Capping
      • High-Density Racks (>100 kW)
      • Instruction Set Virtualization
      • Servers Using Flash Memory for System Speedup
      • Alternative Servers Using Low-Power Processors
      • Heterogeneous Architectures
      • Virtual Machine Resilience
    • At the Peak
      • Fabric-Based Infrastructure
      • V2P Server Management
      • Processor Emulation
      • Server Digital Power Module Management
      • Cloud-Based Grid Computing
      • VM Energy Management Tools
      • Skinless Servers
      • HPC-Optimized Server Designs
      • Server Repurposing
    • Sliding Into the Trough
      • Graphics Card Application Acceleration
      • Data Center Container Solutions
      • Advanced Server Energy Monitoring Tools
      • Server Provisioning and Configuration Management
      • Linux on RISC
      • P2V Server Management
      • x86 Servers With Eight Sockets (and Above)
      • Cell Broadband Engine Application Acceleration
      • FPGA Application Acceleration
      • Server Virtual I/O
    • Climbing the Slope
      • Offload Engines
      • Shared OS Virtualization (Nonmainframe)
      • Capacity on Demand (Unix)
      • Blade Servers
      • Linux on Four- to 16-Socket Servers
      • Multicore Processors
      • Virtual Machine: Hypervisor
      • Liquid Cooling
      • High-Performance Computing Clusters: Windows
      • Capacity on Demand (Mainframe)
      • Mission-Critical Workloads on Linux
      • Linux on System z
    • Entering the Plateau
      • 64-Bit Windows Server
      • Grid Computing Without Using Public Cloud Computers
      • Mainframe Specialty Engines
    • Appendixes
      • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels
  • Recommended Reading
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