The world's largest supercomputer, dubbed Roadrunner, has gone online, and is starting with a terribly simple little task - modelling the composition of the universe.
MSI chairman Joseph Hsu let slip that the company is currently working on an Nvidia Tegra-based e-book reader, but details won't be released until sometime in the first half of next year.
The September shipments of large area TFT-LCD panels hit 52 million units, an augury of better times ahead.
Kingston has introduced a bootable 40GB SSD drive. According to company spokesperson David Leong, the SSDNow V drive is "aimed primarily" at desktop users as a "performance upgrade" for existing systems.
Tilera has launched an advanced line of TILE-Gx processors that reportedly offer "ten times better" compute efficiency than Intel's next-generation Westmere chip. The processors - fabricated in TSMC's 40 nanometer process - operate at up to 1.50 GHz with power consumption ranging from 10 to 55 watts.
Japanese giant Toshiba, long at the forefront of developing fuel cells,
said it will sell its first direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) product
for mobile products in a limited edition on the 29th of October.
AMD has congratulated Microsoft on the official launch of its
long-awaited Windows 7 operating system. According to AMD spokesperson
Margaret Lewis, the two industry heavyweights "closely collaborated" on
the optimization of both hardware and software for the new OS.
Manufacturers of dynamic random access memory (DRAM) are attempting to
raise the price of modules yet again by predicting shortages of chips
this year and next.
Acer has introduced an Aspire notebook with 3D viewing capabilities.
The 5738DG features a 15.6-inch CineCrystal HD display coated
with a special 3D film that clings to the panel pixel by pixel.
Microprocessor design company ARM said it has introduced the Cortex A5
MPCore CPU, a low power chip designed to make the internet available on
a wide range of devices.
Through selective doping, North Carolina State University engineers have created a new material that would allow a fingernail-size computer chip to store a terabyte of information.
Nvidia has introduced an advanced cloud-based server that streams interactive, photorealistic 3D applications to any web connected device.
Apple has refreshed its iMac lineup with 21.5 and 27-inch widescreen displays. The
new iMac line - starting at $1,200 - features a wide range of Intel
processors, including the Core 2 Duo, Core i5 and i7 quad-core.
Apple's online stores went offline this morning while several sources
report the company is set to introduce a line of additional products to
plump up its range.
AMD has rolled out several Athlon II processors which are "fully
optimized" for Windows 7. According to AMD spokesperson Brent Barry,
the most recent additions to the Athlon II family will allow
manufacturers to design a wide range of "sleek" desktop platforms,
including all-in-one and small form factor PCs.
Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania believe that it is now possible to create a nanoscale circuit board which is so sensitive you can power it on light.
As many as 4.7 million servers around the world are doing nothing useful at all, with the vast majority of server managers admitting they don't really grasp server utilization.
The guys at HD Blog it have snagged the specs and some pictures of Acer's Android gizmo.
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) reported its third quarter results. It
made a profit. Although on paper it made a net loss of $128 million,
things are on the up.
Gartner and IDC have both concluded that the worldwide PC market is returning to growth, faster than expected.