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While we were sleeping, Intel snuck more security into its chips

A strange thing happened last week while I paid a visit to Intel's campus in Santa Clara, CA. In the course of trying to ask some though provoking questions of two interviewees -- Intel's Ahbi Talwalker and Frank Spindler (podcast is on the way) -- and even trying to corner them on an item or two, it came to light that Intel, with no fanfare or announcements whatsoever, snuck a technology known as eXecute Disable (XD for short) into its chips.

March 4, 2005 by David Berlind


Whither the Thinkpad?

If you read today's report by's John Spooner on how Lenovo is moving forward with its plans (despite still be subject to government approval) to take the reigns of IBM"s PC outfit, it sure looks like Lenovo has in place better than 90 percent of the plans that need to be in place in order to manage the transition in a way that minimizes the chances of a customer exodus.

March 3, 2005 by David Berlind


Intel's Talwalkar: Itanium unfazed by 32/64 hybrid success

Earlier this year in January, under the auspices of an initiative to "better anticipate and address market needs, speed decision making, and ensure world-class operational excellence," Intel reorganized itself into five divisions. Prior to that reorganization, Abhi Talwalkar was an Intel corporate vice president and general manager whose jurisdiction primarily covered the server beat.

March 3, 2005 by David Berlind