Two years ago, Facebook (NASDAQ: FB ) founded the Open Compute Project, aimed at building one of the most efficient computing infrastructures for the lowest possible cost. Under the open source project, the conventional server monolith has been completely deconstructed and components that would normally be found on the same motherboard have been spread out within a server rack.
In other to accomplish this feat, Facebook enlisted the help of Intel (NASDAQ: INTC ) for its silicon photonic technology, enabling transfer speeds of 100 gigabits per second, as well as a low enough latency for components to be spread out within the server rack. As a result, Facebook has been able to develop server designs that are 38% more efficient and 24% less expensive to build and operate than today's state-of-the-art servers. This approach not only allows for data center engineers to create custom modular server designs to exact specifications, but also maximizes the life cycle of components.
Best Computer Hardware Stocks To Watch For 2014: Pci Ltd (P19.SI)
PCI Limited, an investment holding company, provides electronics manufacturing services in the United States, the People�s Republic of China, British Virgin Islands, Singapore, ASEAN, Britain, and Australia. It offers a suite of design services, such as schematic design, board layout, component selection, firmware design, and mechanical design. The company offers various manufacturing supply chain services, including design, manufacturing engineering, material sourcing and procurement, assembly, test, and logistics services. Its manufacturing services include printed circuit board assembly; customer user interface design and manufacture; and turnkey electronics manufacturing services. The company�s project portfolio comprises networking and wireless communications products, mobile digital appliances, liquid crystal modules for mobile communications products, and control panels for computer peripherals, as well as a range of medical, industrial, and automotive products. I t is also involved in the rental of properties; and provision of estate management, and research and development services. The company was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Singapore. PCI Limited is a subsidiary of Chuan Hup Holdings Limited.
Best Computer Hardware Stocks To Watch For 2014: Forsys Metals Corp Com Npv(FSY.TO)
Forsys Metals Corp., an exploration stage company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of mineral properties in Namibia. The company primarily explores for uranium and gold ores. Its flagship project is the Valencia Uranium project that covers an area of approximately 735.6 hectares located south-west of the town of Usakos in central-west Namibia. The company was formerly known as Forsys Technologies Inc. and changed its name to Forsys Metals Corp. in June 2005. Forsys Metals Corp. was incorporated in 1985 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
Top 5 Gold Companies For 2014: AFC Enterprises Inc.(AFCE)
AFC Enterprises, Inc. develops, operates, and franchises quick-service restaurants under the trade names of Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits and Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen. As of December 25, 2011, it operated and franchised 2,035 Popeyes restaurants in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Cayman Islands, and 25 foreign countries. The company was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
Best Computer Hardware Stocks To Watch For 2014: Vermillion Inc.(VRML)
Vermillion, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the discovery, development, and commercialization of diagnostics tests that help physicians to diagnose, treat, and improve outcomes for patients. It develops diagnostic tests in the fields of oncology, hematology, cardiology, and women?s health with the initial focus on ovarian cancer. The company?s lead product includes OVA1, an ovarian tumor triage test that enables pre-surgical identification of women who are at high risk of having a malignant ovarian tumor. It is also developing various programs in other clinical aspects of ovarian cancer, as well as in peripheral arterial disease. The company has strategic alliance agreement with Quest Diagnostics Incorporated; and collaborations with various academic and research institutions to develop and commercialize diagnostic tests. It serves clinical reference laboratories, hospital laboratories, and physician offices. The company was formerly known as Ciphergen B iosystems, Inc. and changed its name to Vermillion, Inc. in August 2007. Vermillion, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.
Best Computer Hardware Stocks To Watch For 2014: Westbond Enterprises Corporatio (WBE.V)
WestBond Enterprises Corporation, together with its subsidiary, WestBond Industries Inc., manufactures and sells disposable paper products for medical, hygienic, and industrial uses primarily in Canada and the United States. Its product lines include clinical products consisting of sheets, drapes, examination table paper, gowns, aprons, chiropractor rolls, pillowcases, dental bibs, and dental head rest covers; personal hygiene products comprising jumbo roll bathroom tissues, conventional bathroom tissues, center pull towels, kraft roll towels, and single fold towels; long-term care products that include fold air laid wipes, roll air laid wipes, waterproof underlays, and mitts; and airline towels and pillowcases. The company markets its products directly to medium-sized janitorial contractors providing public washroom maintenance services, as well as to small and medium-sized distributors who sell to the janitorial market. WestBond Enterprises Corporation is headquartered i n Delta, Canada.
Best Computer Hardware Stocks To Watch For 2014: Addus HomeCare Corporation(ADUS)
Addus HomeCare Corporation provides a range of social and medical services to individuals in the home. The company serves individuals with special needs who are at risk of hospitalization or institutionalization, such as the elderly, chronically ill, and disabled. It offers various health services that include personal care and assistance with activities of daily living, skilled nursing and rehabilitative therapies, and adult day care. The company?s Home and Community Services division offers assistance with bathing, grooming, dressing, personal hygiene and medication reminders, and other activities of daily living on a long-term, continuous basis, with an average duration of 20 months per consumer. Its Home Health Services division comprises physical, occupational, and speech therapy, as well as skilled nursing services, which are offered on a short-term, intermittent, or episodic basis to individuals recovering from an acute medical condition, with an average length of care of 80 days. The company?s payor clients include federal, state, and local government programs, such as Medicaid funded programs and Medicaid waiver programs; other state agencies and Medicare; and the Veterans Health Administration, commercial insurers, and private duty consumers. The company was formerly known as Addus Holding Corporation and changed its name to Addus HomeCare Corporation in September, 2006. Addus HomeCare Corporation was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in Palatine, Illinois.