GPU-based array processes 20TFLOP with just 20kW of power

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 says Fermi speculation is "insane"

Nvidia has rebuffed speculation that its next-generation Fermi GPU is targeted primarily at the high-performance computing market (HPC) market.

Nvidia's Fermi flies out of the starting gate

We reported on the introduction of Nvidia's Fermi architecture earlier.

Oak Ridge National Labs plans Fermi-powered supercomputer

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has announced plans to design a supercomputer powered by Nvidia's next-generation Fermi GPU. The machine - which will be used to research topics such as energy and climate change - is expected to be 10-times more powerful than today's fastest supercomputer.

Nvidia showcases next-generation Fermi GPU

Nvidia has finally unveiled its next-generation Fermi GPU. According to Jen-Hsun Huang, Fermi architecture represents the "foundation" of the world's first computational graphics processing units.Nvidia has finally unveiled its next-generation Fermi GPU. According to Jen-Hsun Huang, Fermi architecture represents the "foundation" of the world's first computational GPUs - which will include GeForce, Quadro and Tesla.

ARM changes name of the netbook game

Analysis: While GlobalFoundries and ARM are not yet ready to discuss the full deal between them, the news is significant, not just for those two companies, but for the Intel Corporation too.

AMD talks up graphics as Nvidia kicks off GPU conference

It’s an unwritten rule of marketing that when your competition is holding a mega event, you should try to get some publicity off the back of it. Hence we saw AMD dragging Intel Developer Forum delegates off the street in San Francisco last week to bend their ears. This week it’s Nvidia’s turn in the spotlight and Sunnyvale- based AMD has quite coincidentally banged out a couple of releases pushing its graphics offerings.

HP bangs together printers and PCs

Giant multinational Hewlett Packard will merge the company's PC unit and printer unit, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Nvidia kicks off 2009 GPU conference

Nvidia has kicked off its three-day GPU conference in San Jose, California. CEO Jen-Hsun Huang - who is scheduled to deliver a keynote speech at 1PM PST - may take the opportunity to reveal details of the enigmatic GT300 GPU.

Toshiba introduces ultra-thin laptop line

Toshiba has introduced a reasonably priced line of ultra-thin laptops. The Satellite T100 series - which measures less than one inch thick - has a starting weight of 3.49 pounds and delivers up to 9 hours of battery life.

Dell Latitude Z charges wirelessly

Dell has unveiled its Latitude Z laptop. The high-end machine - which offers wireless docking and inductive charging - weighs 4.5 pounds with a four-cell battery.

LucidLogix boosts GPU gaming with Hydra 200 parallel processor

LucidLogix has redefined multi-GPU gaming with the introduction of its Hydra 200 parallel processor. The second generation SoC works with any GPU, CPU or chipset to provide scalable 3D graphics performance in a multi-GPU computing environment.

Nvidia teams up with Microsoft for HPC

Nvidia is to work with Microsoft to use its Tesla GPUs for high performance parallel computing using the Windows HPC Server 2008 operating system.

Intel Developer Forum was a bishop’s egg

IDF Reviewed The saying 'a curate’s egg' comes from a cartoon in Punch in 1895, the punchline being that the egg Mr Jones was eating was only 'good in parts' - that is to say, downright inedible.

Apple plus graphics gurus = semiconductor mystery

There have been persistent rumors over the last few months that Apple is making a move into designing its own semiconductors.

Asetek liquid cooling chills Alienware's Area 51

Alienware has selected Asetek's liquid cooling technology for use in its Aurora and Area-51 gaming rigs. According to Asetek spokesperson Gary Baum, liquid cooling systems help faciliate optimal performance by dissipating extreme heat with a minimal amount of noise.

TSMC ramps production to build Intel Atoms

TSMC is to ramp monthly production at its 300mm Fab 14 in southern Taiwan to 6,000 wafers by the end of 2009, and 35,000 wafers in 2010, due to demand for Intel's Atom chips, say industry observers. TSMC remains quiet, citing customer confidentiality.

Apocalypse anytime you want

You never knew you wanted your own personal miniature helicopter until you’ve flown a DraganFlyer X6. It's so easy to control it's unbelievable.

Windows 7 won't help PC sales until next summer

Windows 7 is unlikely to have any significant effect on PC sales until the middle of next year at the earliest, warn notebook makers.

Team develops 'paper' battery

Wrapping paper that lights up to say 'happy birthday' is just one potential application of a battery that's basically made out of paper.