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commodity machine

An off-the-shelf device that is readily available for purchase. Commodity PCs and servers often refer to x86 machines, which are the world's largest desktop, laptop and server platform. See x86-based system, COTS and commodity product.
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In a follow of IBM's PC business sale to a Chinese manufacturer, Big Blue agreed to shed its commodity PC business for $2.
The commodity PC business has been suffering," Kay said.
The analysts pointed toward the company's high market capitalisation and its recent struggles to transition from a commodity PC supplier to an enterprise IT vendor as the main hurdles.
If they're unlucky, the new bosses will just run the PSG as a commodity PC manufacturer.
These demands not only create bottlenecks within the data acquisition subsystems of these machines, but also jeopardize manufacturers' ability to use commodity PC components to control development costs.
Rerunning CFD models of previous FASTSKIN designs in order to create newer, even more hydrodynamic models that will further reduce high skin-friction drag, Speedo gets much faster results over commodity PC clusters by using the SGI Altix, which runs eight Intel(R) Itanium(R) 2 processors in a SGI shared-memory architecture Linux(R) environment.
As the commodity PC market grew, so too did the commodity network market that enabled networks to become faster and cheaper to run.
By promoting COO Mike Capellas to CEO, Compaq's board has decided against major change - a decision that severely limits the value of the Digital and Tandem acquisitions and will doom Compaq to focusing on bloody commodity PC wars," asserts Forrester Research's Matthew Nordan.
Incorporating Wasabi's innovative Flashware(R) technology, Wasabi Storage Builder for NAS delivers a robust file-based network storage capability that transforms commodity PC server components into cost-effective NAS appliances and NAS heads that scale from SMB market applications to enterprise environments at previously unattainable price-points.
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Utilizing Wasabi's innovative Flashware(R) technology, Wasabi Storage Builder for NAS delivers a robust file-based network storage capability that transforms commodity PC server components into cost-effective NAS appliances and NAS heads that scale from small and medium business (SMB) market applications up to enterprise environments at previously unattainable price-points.