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  14 March 2018  ::.

The 2018 Wesbank SAGMJ Car of the Year... The Porsche Panamera!

Congratulations to Porsche and the Panamera for winning the SAGMJ Car of the Year 2018! Absol Internet Business Solutions is a proud supplier and service provider to Porsche South Africa

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  09 March 2018  ::.

Absol Launches New St Mary's DSG Website

We are proud to announce the launch of the newly designed St Mary's DSG website. The brand new website features a clean modern design with unique custom functionality like parent teacher appointments, payment portal integration and live sports streaming to name a few.

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  29 November 2017  ::.

Merry Christmas 2017

On behalf of all the staff at Absol Internet Business Solutions, we would like to say thank you for your valued support, trust and loyalty in 2017. We wish you and your family a peaceful and joyous festive season and a successful and prosperous new year. We look forward to working with you in 2018.

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  24 November 2017  ::.

Absol Launches Midas Click & Collect

We are proud to announce the launch of the brand new Midas Click & Collect E-commerce website. Our developers have worked tirelessly to create a seamless experience where you can now buy your favourite brochure products online.

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  01 February 2017  ::.

Double Agent eCommerce site launched

From humble beginnings 9 years ago, LOUENHIDE is emerging as one of Australia's favourite accessory brands, helping shape the style of modern day women of all ages.

Double Agent represents this brand in Southern Africa and their eCommerce enabled website is developed and maintained by Absol.


Sun announces new AMD Opteron-based servers :.
[San Francisco | Reuters News Service, 12 September 2005] - Sun Microsystems has introduced industry-standard servers that it said will more than triple the amount of the computer server market it can address as the computer maker seeks to rebuild momentum lost to rivals since the dot-com bust nearly five years ago.

The servers, named X2100, X4100 and X4200, use Opteron microprocessors the brains of computers from Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Intel's principal rival in the microprocessor business.

The new servers, which can house up to two dual-core Opteron chips, are in addition to two-processor and four-processor Opteron servers that Sun already sells. The company said the X2100, X4100 and X4200 are cheaper, faster, use less power and take up less space than comparable servers made by rival companies, such as Dell and HP.

"We decided to get much more serious about the industry-standard server market," said John Fowler, who runs Sun's network systems group, which includes the new products.

Industry-standard servers, also known as x86 servers, are those that use either Intel, AMD or Intel-compatible chips as their data processing engines. Sun, along with rival IBM, also sells higher-end servers that use their own in-house designed processors.

The servers run Sun's Solaris operating system, which the company recently open-sourced to the software developer community, as well as commercially available versions of Linux, the freely available operating systems, among other operating systems.

"Sun now supports 10 operating systems because that's what the market expects," said Andy Bechtolsheim, chief architect and senior VP in Sun's network systems group.

Bechtolsheim is a well-regarded hardware designer as well as a Sun co-founder who returned to the Santa Clara, California-based company in 2004, after Sun bought his start-up Kealia, which was working on next-generation designs for servers using Opteron.

Until 2002, Sun had for years resisted using chips from either Intel or AMD, choosing to stick with its own UltraSparc processors, which it still uses in its more expensive servers found most often in the corporate data centres of telecommunications companies, financial services firms and in the government.

But with the move to using AMD chips, Sun acknowledged the industry-shift to lower-priced, industry-standard servers that picked up serious momentum after the dot-com and telecommunications investment bubbles burst in late 2000.

"Solaris until recently was running only on Sparc, and, as a result, frankly, we didn't have the best cost-performance in the market," Bechtolsheim said. "We now have the fastest and lowest cost operating system on the market."

Even so, Sun said it is aiming to be more agnostic regarding which operating systems it will allow to run on its servers. In addition to commercial variants of Linux, Microsoft's Windows will run on Sun's industry-standard servers.

"We're getting a lot less religious about the operating system to find the areas where we can grow," Bechtolsheim said.

The X2100 server starts at $745, the X4100 starts at $2 195, and the X4200 at $2 595, Sun said. The X4100 and X4200 had been code-named Galaxy and were designed by Bechtolsheim.

More Galaxy servers are on the way, Fowler said, including an eight-processor server using Opteron processors. With the new servers announced on Sunday, Fowler said that Sun estimates it now has products that can address $17.6 billion of the industry-standard server market, compared with $5.6 billion before their introduction.
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