Intel, AMD battle it out over APUs

An interview with AMD last week shed light on the latest battleground between Intel and AMD which underlies future changes in computing. 

Roadrunner gets kyboshed

One of the more successful supercomputers, the Roadrunner, was finally switched off, yesterday meaning that Wile E Coyote can finally cancel his subscription to Acme Computers.

Oracle claims SPARC system outperform IBM

Database giant Oracle has upgraded its high end server systems, putting pressure on rivals such as IBM.

Emulate DOS on the Raspberry Pi

Not everyone will remember DOS – the operating system that dominated the world of the PC until Windows 95 came along.

IBM makes atomic chip breakthrough

Scientists at IBM claimed today that it has cracked a materials conundrum that may well create a new class of memory and logic chips.

3D chip market shows steady growth

The global 3D integrated circuit market is forecast to grow by 19.7 percent between 2012 and 2016, with the major growth driver being strong demand for memory products, particularly flash memory and DRAM.

IBM plots fast microserver array

Big Blue and a Dutch team of scientists are trying to come up with a breed of servers that process more data than today's internet while coping with a sandstorm.

New optical link shatters power efficiency record

IBM's developed a new optical communications link that, it says, allows massive amounts of data to be transmitted with record-breaking low power consumption.

Phones will soon have five senses, says IBM

IBM has released its annual set of predictions for the next five years - and says it expects computers and smartphones to see, smell, touch, taste and hear.

IBM moves optical computing into the real world

IBM's developed a way of integrating optical computing onto standard silicon chips using standard 90-nanometer semiconductor manufacturing processes.

Black Friday online sales hit record high

US shoppers spent 20 percent more on Black Friday than they did last year, with mobile purchases showing a particular boom.

Nanotube breakthrough promises replacement for silicon

IBM says it's made a big step towards the commercial production of carbon nanotube-based computer chips.

Apple now second most powerful brand, behind Coke

Not that it should surprise anyone, but Apple is now officially ranked as the second most powerful brand in the world.

IBM researchers spot individual molecular bonds

IBM scientists recently managed to differentiate the chemical bonds in individual molecules - for the first time - using a technique known as noncontact atomic force microscopy (AFM).

IBM makes big spintronics breakthough

IBM scientists say they've made a big leap towards the practical use of spintronic computing with the first-ever direct mapping of the formation of a persistent spin helix in a semiconductor.

Video: Inside IBM's hot-water cooled supercomputer

IBM and the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) have announced the first commercially available hot-water cooled supercomputer.

IBM wins top spot on supercomputer list

The US can once again boast the world's most powerful supercomputer, after two and a half years during which Japan has held the crown.

IBM wants a 500 mile EV battery

The automotive industry isn't working alone in its perpetual quest to transform EVs and hybrids into mainstream vehicle options.

Industry heavyweights team up for EV smart charger project

The sheer amount of research conducted for and about electric vehicles around the world never ceases to amaze me.

IBM to handle Big Bang data

IBM is to take on one of the biggest information processing jobs imaginable - handling the data from the world's largest radio telescope in an attempt to explore the origins of the universe.