SanDisk has begun shipping 64 Gigabit X4 Flash memory cards. The new cards, which are based on 43-nanometer (nm) process technology, store four bits of data in a single memory cell.
Sun Microsystems and Fujitsu have introduced an advanced line of quad-core SPARC64 VII processors. The retooled chips - which run at 2.53GHz and 2.88GHz - reportedly deliver up to 25 percent "better performance" than previous processors.
You might need to squint to see it: Dell is readying a laptop less than a centimeter thick.
Hewlett Packard said it released two notebooks and a desktop as the
spearhead of further introductions aimed at encouraging businesses to
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has criticized IBM's Power architecture.
According to Ellison, Oracle and Sun recently routed Big Blue in an
OLTP (online transaction processing) speed test.
Sun Chairman Scott McNealy has confirmed that Oracle will continue to develop SPARC architecture. According to McNealy, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has also pledged his support for Solaris, Java and Open Source.
Researchers at the University of Washington warn that most robotic software is not secure.
Nvidia says it is "postponing" further chipset investments for Intel DMI CPUs. However, the GPU company will continue to "innovate integrated solutions" for Intel's FSB architecture.
Gateway has taken on Apple's iMac with its multi-touch, all-in-one (AIO) desktop. The ZX - which resembles a sleek, flat-panel TV - is expected to offer PC users an "entirely new computing experience."
Former Intel CTO Pat Gelsinger once predicted that Nehalem-based Xeon 5500 servers would act as "cash machines" for the IT industry. Although Pat recently left the company to pursue other opportunities at EMC, his description of the 5500 was validated during a briefing in San Francisco.
The number of chip foundries worldwide is likely to be reduced to just three, according to iSuppli.
As reported here exclusively a couple of weeks ago, AMD spinoff Globalfoundries has definitely signed a deal with ARM.
Super Talent Technology and Toshiba have unveiled a line of encrypted SATA SSDs. According to Super Talent spokesperson Joe James, the UltraDrive DX employs a dual-security layer to thwart the unauthorized transfer of data.
Psystar has confirmed that it will begin certifying OEM hardware to
expedite the licensing of its OS X virtualization technology. The
technology - which is "specifically" engineered for Snow Leopard - will
reportedly allow the "seamless operation" of the popular Mac OS on
generic Intel hardware.
Google Ad Sense has inadvertently leaked Apple's new Mac lineup. The Netherlands-based ads - which were displayed on Google.nl over the weekend - reportedly directed eager shoppers to non-existent Apple Store web pages.
As TG Daily previously reported, Nvidia showcased its next-generation
Fermi architecture during the 2009 GPU Conference in San Jose,
Nvidia has clarified that its next-generation Fermi board showcased at
the GPU conference keynote and subsequent Q&A session was an "engineering
prototype." The official clarification came just hours after various
websites claimed that the board had been faked.
A GPU-based radio telescope array in the Australian outback has managed to process 20TFLOPS of antennae correlation using just 20kW of diesel generated power. The Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) - which has no moving parts - is completely dependent on "prodigious" GPU compute power to create real-time, wide-field images of the radio sky.
Nvidia has rebuffed speculation that its next-generation Fermi GPU is targeted primarily at the high-performance computing market (HPC) market.
We reported on the introduction of Nvidia's Fermi architecture earlier.