commodity machine

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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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To understand the overhead for each functional module, we run Open vSwitch in a commodity PC as a software switch.
"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.
However, Kallman does not see lower prices in the near term, as the domestic market is in transition--moving from three major suppliers to two as Styron exits the commodity PC business at year's end.
However, Styron's recent announcement that it would exit the commodity PC business (see Learn More at right) leaves only two major domestic players--Bayer and SABIC.