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Oracle's Critical Patch Update (CPU) has been released, and if you use any type of Oracle software -- including Java -- you're likely to need it.
Synology's new 4-bay NAS includes a dual-core CPU with hardware AES encryption, the latest DSM 4.1 software and a new Web Assistant for discovery and installation.
The vulnerability affects 64-bit operating systems and virtualization software running on Intel CPU hardware.
Platform Computing has made its supercomputing software products GPU-aware, allowing workloads to be run and analysed on both CPU and GPU hardware
A simple tale of burning palmsI’ve been rendering a few screencasts and watching a few progs on the ol’ beeb’s iPlayer, and things have been getting a bit hot under the hood of the laptop. So I searched for ubuntu temperature software and first on the list was a forum post entitled “need cpu temperature sensor software”.
While running multiple applications and system processes at the same time, all of which take their toll on the CPU and memory, it can...
Tech companies would love us all to be early adopters. Ideally they want us whipping out out wallets or purses and flexing our credit cards as soon as there's a new OS, cellphone, graphics card, CPU, or other bit of software or hardware. But are early adopters suckers who ultimately pay over the odds for buggy products while those who follow up pick up a far more superior product for less money?
Microsoft's Hyper-V is a solid virtualisation platform that's compatible with a wide range of modern server hardware.
Complete PC Audit & Inventory software utility that assists you while installing, optimizing or troubleshooting your computer by providing...
Kris Kaspersky, author of numerous books on reverse engineering and software engineering, will be presenting his research on remote code execution through Intel CPU bugs at the upcoming Hack in the Box Security Conference in Malaysia.
Despite public comments by Steve Jobs that "Java’s not worth building in [to the iPhone]", it turns out that Apple did just that by using an ARM-based CPU that supports Java natively. Programmers cannot (yet) take advantage of this, but Apple could, if they wanted, ship a software upgrade to enable it. Small, efficient, hardware-accelerated Java games and multimedia for your iPhone could be closer than you think.
Cutting sockets while maintaining the same number of CPU cores is extremely valuable in the server market because it can cut your software licensing in half while maintaining the same performance. Microsoft SQL and IBM DB2 (on x86 platform) for example charge their licenses based on the number of CPU sockets and not based on the number of CPU cores. Quad-core computing can cut server hardware costs and software licensing in half but the software savings is far more significant because software often costs 2 to 10 times more than the hardware it's running on.
Apple could simply license the MacOS X shell and integration technologies set for Linux - thereby creatingan instant mass market for its software on Intel, more than meeting its obligations to its PC oriented developers,differentially rewarding those who put real effort into their Mac software, and freeing itself toto make a more reasoned CPU decision for its 2007 and later products.
Windows winds down hardware. As time goes by, patches and updates and upgrades and necessary applications load my box up with code that hogs my memory, and takes up CPU cycles, until the memory and cycles needed for new work magically disappear. Then you're supposed to replace the box, and over time buy new software.
Big Blue says dual-core processors count as single CPU in software licensing--but only for x86 systems, not for IBM Power5-based ones.
Research company Gartner is advising businesses to start renegotiating their existing contracts now, as trends in IT hardware could force software licensing costs up by more than 50 percent over the next year. Gartner claims that the move to multicore-chip architectures, virtual machines and utility computing threatens existing capacity-based, or CPU-based, licensing agreements offered.
Software maker Macromedia on Monday released a new version of JRun, its server software for running Web applications written in the Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) language. Besides support for the current 1.3 version of the J2EE standard, JRun 4 includes new clustering features based on Sun Microsystems' Jini language, allowing one server to instantly take over for another in case of failure. JRun 4 costs $899 per CPU and is available for download now from Macromedia. --David Becker, Special to ZDNet News
With its new Hyper-threaded Xeon CPU, Intel is paving the way for multithreaded software development. But Larry Seltzer wonders whether developers will embrace the challenge.
Red Hat has signed deals to bring its GNUPro software-development tools to Sanyo's Xstormy16 CPU and to support the AltiVec instructions in Motorola PowerPC chips, the companies said this week. The deals, announced at the Embedded Systems Conference in San Francisco, thus far involve only Red Hat's GNUPro development tools for writing and debugging software. Red Hat, though, always seeks expanded contracts that involve Linux and another open-source operating system called eCos, a Red Hat representative said. Sanyo's Xstormy16 is used in devices without much computing power, including audio devices and home appliances. AltiVec is technology built into many PowerPC chips that speeds up operations such as audio processing. The technology is useless, however, unless software can take advantage of it, and supporting AltiVec in GNUPro will allow Linux to get past that roadblock. --Stephen Shankland, Special to ZDNet News
Imaging professionals have pretty straightforward technology requirements: A fast CPU, graphics card, and hard drive are essential--coupled with competent and efficient graphics software. Mentalix's Pixel!
AMD said today it will add MMX instructions to its chips for the first time at the turn of the year, although it doesn't expect the algorithms to contribute much to software performance until the second half of 1997.MMX will go into AMD's 'K6' code-named CPU which will sample in December 1996 or January 1997, with volume delivery expected for March.
Intel will shortly take the wraps off an updated version of its controversial iCOMP CPU benchmark for comparing performance of its own chips. However, according to US reports, the processor behemoth could be running into another storm by making the ratings exclusively based on 32bit software code.