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Fujitsu adds server to 'zero-watt' hardware portfolio

(Updated July 25, 2010, to add pricing) For smaller companies that are interested in a more energy-efficiency entry level server, Fujitsu has just come out with the Primergy TX100 S2, based on the Intel Xeon processor 3400 series.The big value proposition for the new hardware is that it draws zero watts during its off state; most other server models draw some sort of residual power even they are supposedly powered down.

July 22, 2010 by

Intel to skip 45nm Havendale and go directly to 32nm Clarkdale

Smaller, smaller, smaller!That seems to be the vibe over at Intel, which recently decided to skip production of 45-nanometer Havendale CPUs and will go directly to 32nm Clarkdale because development for the chips is going smoothly, according to sources at motherboard makers in a DigiTimes report.

June 22, 2009 by

Intel joins Dell in fight against 'netbook' trademark

Intel has joined the fight against Psion over the "netbook" trademark, arguing that the public already uses the term in a generic manner to represent "extensions of the notebook category, smaller computers purpose-built for mobile Internet access," according to the Courthouse News Service.

February 25, 2009 by

Why DIDN'T the MacBook Air get the new 45nm CPU?

Intel launched their brand new 45nm mobile dual-core processors last week with 60% smaller packaging size.  Yesterday Apple announced their Über-sleek MacBook Air ultra-slim notebook which also uses a specially designed Intel dual-core CPU with 60% smaller packaging.

January 15, 2008 by

Keeping Moore's Law alive

At Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco, Intel CEO Paul Otellini talks about keeping pace with Moore's Law by developing processor technologies that minimize power usage and allow chips to be made smaller.

November 13, 2007 by

Energy-efficient transistors

Rob Willoner, a technology analyst at Intel, explains how smaller and more energy-efficient transistors are resulting in faster and more powerful CPUs.

August 10, 2007 by

A hardware-software symbiosis

We all want smaller and faster computers. Of course, this increases the complexity of the work of computer designers. But now, computer scientists from the University of Virginia are coming with a radical new idea which "may revolutionize computer design." They've developed Tortola, a virtual interface that enables hardware and software to communicate and to solve problems together. This approach can be applied to get a better performance from a specific system. It also can be used in the areas of security or power consumption. And it soon could be commercialized with the help of IBM and Intel.

June 4, 2007 by

Intel's 'tick tock' Penryn shrinking chips

Intel is ramping up its 45-nanometer generation of chips, which will result in smaller, faster and more energy efficient chips. Tom Krazit covers the announcement:  The Penryn chips are the first iteration of the new manufacturing strategy outlined by [Intel CEO Paul] Otellini earlier this year.

January 27, 2007 by

Intel: On the way to 1 billion unit PC market

At the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Intel CEO PaulOtellini said that to reach 1 billion units shipped per year, the PCindustry will need to produce quieter, more energy-efficient machineswith a smaller form factor. Cost structures will need to come down too.Otellini spoke with Gartner analysts Ken Delaney and Steve Kleynhansabout Intel's restructuring in light of these shifts.

October 13, 2006 by

Intel shows off the newest little PCs

Intel Mobile Group's Sean Maloney, speaking at the spring 2006edition of the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, says several newminitablets are expected to appear on the market within weeks. Maloneysays the drive toward smaller PCs is being combined with moves towardless power consumption.

March 7, 2006 by

Chip talk

commentary What technologies are chip manufacturers using to create smaller and smaller chips?The general perversity of the universe has conspired to ensure that I do not deliver the promised performance comparison between the AMD Athlon 64 and Intel "Prescott" this month.

May 10, 2004 by

Merrill Lynch inks VMware software deal

Merrill Lynch has signed a deal to standardize on VMware software for dividing a single Intel server into several effective machines, the companies plan to announce Monday. The financial services company is using VMware's "virtual machine" software for several tasks, including consolidating several smaller servers onto a single, more powerful machine.

January 3, 2003 by

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