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July 31, 2012 by

The race is on to catch up with Intel

Intel has long led the way, but as it gets increasingly harder for the industry to follow Moore's Law, there has been a lot of debate about whether its lead is growing too large. With wireless customers clamoring for the latest technology for mobile processors, semiconductor foundries are suddenly shaking things up.

September 17, 2010 by

IDF: Renee James explains Intel's software conundrum

Why did Intel risk alienating key software partners like Microsoft by buying McAfee? We've been puzzling since the announcement over what the appeal was, not so much of McAfee specifically but of any software developer that competes with companies whose only business is software.

April 6, 2010 by

Saying good bye - Microsoft is dropping Itanium

The current buzz is that Microsoft's Windows 2008 Server R2 will be the last version of the operating system that will support Intel's Itanium.  My colleague Mary Jo Foley posted Microsoft pulls the plug on future Itanium support on April 5th on this very topic.

January 10, 2010 by

Are SSDs too fast?

When buying a new computer, the conventional advice is to buy the fastest one you could afford. That's what I did when I recently replaced an aging laptop with a desktop screamer sporting an Intel Solid State Drive (SSD). But now I wonder, for those of us developing software for others to use, are we doing our users a disservice by always getting the latest and greatest?

March 30, 2009 by

Intel promises faster, greener, cheaper computing with Xeon 5500

Intel today introduced the long-awaited Xeon 5500 microprocessor, previously code-named Nehalem, calling it the biggest announcement since the company first introduced the Pentium Pro chip back in 1995.At an event at the company's Silicon Valley headquarters, executives introduced the Xeon 5500 as a revolutionary product that serves as a "future-proof" platform with "intelligence built in" in the forms of increased speed and power efficiency.

December 4, 2008 by

From Chapter Three: The Windows Culture

Although Windows technologies haven't really evolved since the introduction of Windows NT, Windows management methods have - mostly through the development of methods aimed at coping with server and staffer sprawl and the gradual adoption of ideas from the predecessor data processing culture.

November 6, 2008 by

How to scale to 256 processors and beyond

On the advice of fellow ZDNet blogger Mary-Jo Foley I recently watched a video interview with Mark Russinovich. She wrote: "Given I’m not a programmer and am trying to channel a very technical Russinovich, it’s probably worth checking out the Channel 9 video interview of him yourself if you care about Windows kernel futures." Well, I *am* a programmer, so here's my take...

June 3, 2008 by

The best mobile processor is...

Today's notebooks come with a vast range of processors, but will they give you the best performance? Our comprehensive review benchmarks 19 of the latest mobile processors, giving you an insight into the best chips on the market.


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