With AMD's launch of Barcelona comes a new metric: Average CPU Power. While the Average CPU Power (ACP) metric reflects a need--everyone wants to know how much power servers are gobbling up--it won't gain significant traction until others follow suit.
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On today's podcast:It's Barcelona day for AMD. The Intel dogfight is far from over though.
Apple said Monday that it has sold its 1 millionth iPhone--a tally that's impressive to some and disappointing to others who had way too high expectations. For context, Apple sold its 1 millionth iPhone (see Techmeme) just 74 days after the product's launch (feels like it was two years ago).
On the day AMD will launch its Barcelona chip Intel just happened to raise its outlook for the third quarter. Coincidence?
It's clear that the Federal Communications Commission's auction of 700 MHz wireless spectrum was important. But so important that Apple will become a bidder?
Research in Motion suffered an e-mail outage Friday and pretty soon its reputation may take a hit. The cure: A little transparency.
Notable headlines:AMD's Barcelona not a savior, yet.George Ou: Will AMD Barcelona kill off high-margin AMD CPUs?
During the Office 2.0 Conference last week, Zoho CEO Sridhar Vembu said that Facebook could become the identity platform for the Web.
Google gained a major ally for its march into the enterprise. Capgemini, the $10 billion consulting and outsourcing services, is now offering its customers the $50 per user per year Google Apps Premier Edition (Docs & Spreadsheets, Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Talk, Page Creator, Start Page, administrative tools, APIs, 24x7 support, and a 99.
It's day two at the Singularity Summit 2007 in San Francisco at the Palace of Fine Arts. Today's topics include the risks of artificial general intelligence (AGI) and what preparations are necessary to stack the odds in favor of humans.