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SC13: Intel reveals Knights Landing high-performance CPU

Once a niche, high-performance computing has become a key growth area for the tech industry. Intel’s announcements at Supercomputing 13 today---including new details of a completely redesigned Many Integrated Core processor—show just how important technical computing has become.

November 19, 2013

Micron develops new parallel processing architecture

Micron has today announced Automata Processor - a fundamentally new computing architecture capable of performing high-speed, comprehensive search and analysis of complex, unstructured data streams.

November 18, 2013

Nvidia preps ARM Denver for supercomputers

Nvidia has outlined its plan for the Denver high-performance computing processor, but is cryptic about when the chip might launch.The processor will have a 64-bit capability and emphasis will be placed on single-threaded performance, the company's chief executive, Jen-Hsun Huang, said on Thursday on the company's earnings call for the third quarter of 2012.

November 12, 2011 by

Marvell debuts ARM server chip

Chipmaker and ARM-licensee Marvell has announced a quad-core ARM processor, designed specifically for enterprise-level cloud computing applications.The company announced the new ARMADA XP processor on Monday.

November 10, 2010 by

AMD amps up performance-per-watt with new Opteron chip

Advanced Micro Devices has shipped a new Opteron chip that it is pitching as a processor alternative for servers that will be used in cloud computing infrastructure or "hyperscale" data centers.The Six-Core AMD Opteron EE processor operates at just 40 watts average CPU power (ACP), which compares with the 75 watts required by its predecessor.

September 1, 2009 by

Intel Larrabee to have 32 cores, ship in 2010

Intel has hinted to its plans for its multiple-core Larrabee graphics processor, showing a design that uses 32 processor cores and mates each to its "own vector math unit, allowing each core to process very specialized tasks very efficiently," according to Electronista.The news was revealed at the opening of Saarland University's Visual Computing Institute this week, where Intel promised $12 million toward the new Intel Visual Computing Institute over the next five years.

May 14, 2009 by

$599 Viliv S5 ultra portable PC is looking good

I owned a couple UMPC devices in the past (Samsung Q1 and Fujitsu U810), but then decided to stick with a MSI Wind netbook for my mobile computing needs. James has me actually considering a new slate ultra-portable computer though with his extensive posts on the upcoming Viliv S5 device. This computer is quite compact and has some great specs such as the 1.33 GHz Intel Atom processor, 1GB RAM, 60GB hard drive, 4.8 inch 1024x600 resolution touch screen display, WiFi, Bluetooth, integrated GPS receiver, and Windows XP.

April 21, 2009 by

AMD touts 'stream computing' chip

AMD on Thursday announced its AMD FireStream processor, which is designed to allow for parallel computing performance found in graphic chips. The chip is tailored for scientific and engineering calculations.

November 7, 2007 by

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