Intel prepares for Itanium’s last single-core hurrah

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Intel is expected to announce next week what may be the last batch of single-core Itanium processors, ZDNet UK sister site CNET News.com has learned.
According to a source familiar with Intel’s plans, the chipmaker will introduce on Monday two Itanium 2 processors from its 64-bit Madison line-up. The chips will run at speeds of 1.66GHz, with computer memory cache sizes of 9MB and 6MB, respectively, and are expected to be snatched up by mainframe computer makers such as Hitachi, Fujitsu and Silicon Graphics.More

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Silicon Graphics, Inc. Discloses Notice of Technical Default for Subordinated Convertible Debentures

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Silicon Graphics, Inc. (NYSE: SGI – News) disclosed that it received a notice of default from a purported holder of more than 25% of its 6.125% Convertible Subordinated Debentures due 2011 (the “2011 Debentures”), which SGI assumed when it acquired Cray Research in 1996. The notice alleged that the indenture for the 2011 Debentures was breached in 2000 when SGI sold assets relating to certain former Cray Research product lines to Tera Computer Company (now known as Cray, Inc.) without causing Tera to assume the indenture.
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SGI ProPack arrayd Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

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A vulnerability has been reported arrayd, which can be exploited by malicious users to gain escalated privileges.
The vulnerability is caused due to an error in the arshell command and can be exploited to start a shell with root privileges on any hosts in the configured cluster or array.
The vulnerability has been reported in ProPack 3 SP5 and SP6 and in ProPack 4.
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Silicon Graphics Looks Downmarket To Broaden Reach

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Following up on a promise it recently made to solution providers, SGI is now offering a new line of entry-level products geared to the channel.
The Mountain View, Calif., vendor, known more for its direct sales of high-end computing and visualization systems, has realized it needs the channel for growth, especially as a way to penetrate new accounts that had never before considered SGI, said Dave Gibson, SGI’s director of channels for the Americas.
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SGI Drives Down Price of Acclaimed Server, Storage and Visualization Solutions

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With today’s unveiling of new rack-mounted SGI

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