Tilera announces 64-core processor

Palo Alto (CA) – Silicon Valley startup Tilera today announced the Tile64, a processor with 64 programmable cores that, according to the company, houses ten times the performance and 30 times the power efficiency of Intel's dual-core Xeon processors.    

Update: Skype service restored

It took 50 hours of repairs: Skype this morning informed its users that the instant messenger and VoIP communication software is back online.

Skype outage: An unprecedented wake-up call

Opinion - There are certain pieces of technology that in today's world we all pretty much rely on. Cellphones, PDAs, notebooks, the Internet. Whenever any of these are down, our lives are notably impacted. For many, the world of IM/VoIP is just such a tool. When Skype went down without a warning and has stayed down for over 36 hours, many users are beginning to think it's a bit much – and unacceptable.

IBM releases Lotus Notes and Domino 8

After two years of development and testing, IBM has decided its collaboration software is ready to go. August 17th marks the date Lotus Notes 8 and Domino 8 officially hit the market. With an eye on the Internet and collaboration, this "more than email" application is seen by IBM as the next "killer app".

Fujitsu installs hydrogen power plant in Silicon Valley campus

Fujitsu today said that it has completed work on a fuel cell power plant that will provide about 50% of the power needed to cool the firm's Sunnyvale campus data center and labs.

Intel Penryn processors with up to 4 GHz?

Intel plans to initially release nine desktop processors with the 45 nm Penryn core, with clock speeds eventually scaling up to 4 GHz, according to a report published by Digitimes today.

Update: Skype outage continues into Friday

In a rather rare event, some Skype users have been unable to log on to the VoIP service since this morning.

Apple retires AppleWorks

StarOffice available free of charge through Google Pack

Santa Clara (CA) – Sun has begun distributing StarOffice, the commercial version of the open source productivity suite OpenOffice.org, through Google.The StarOffice version offered through Google Pack is virtually identical with StarOffice 8 that is currently offered as $70 download from Sun's website as well as a free office package for students, researchers and teachers.

Linus Torvalds runs a tight ship

This past Sunday, as release candidate three (rc3) prepared for launch with the stable 2.6.23 Linux kernel, Linus Torvalds came out of relative seclusion to give a little smack-down and keep the project on track.

Epson announces 37 ppm inkjet printer

Long Beach (CA) – Inkjet printers have come increasingly under pressure by cheap laser printers, but Epson today announced a fast inkjet that should appeal to buyers looking for a printer under $100.    

Intel tapes out high-end desktop chipset for Nehalem core

Industry sources confirmed to TG Daily that Intel has received first silicon of its "Tylersburg" chipset, which will be available for high-end desktop processors built on Intel's new Nehalem architecture due in 2008.

Speedier software coming from AMD

AMD announced an initiative today designed to help developers accelerate their software: There will be a new classification of hardware extensions dubbed XSP (or Extensions for Software Parallelism), which provides internal hardware monitors that contain runtime observed information about executing processes. This new data is expected to help software re-design itself at run-time to remove conditions that are known to be significant bottlenecks to high performance.

OCZ offers water-cooled DDR3-12800 memory

Sunnyvale (CA) – OCZ expands its enthusiast memory on the very high-end with a 1600 MHz DDR3 version of its FlexXLC series of devices.    

TG Daily Special: Virtualization Explored: Installing VMware

This article is a supplement to the three-part article entitled "TG Daily Special:  Virtualization".  In this article we'll go through the entire process of setting up a virtual machine.  You'll learn what software is required,  what hardware should be used and, as a companion to the three-part article, why it is desirable to do so.  

Intel intros 3.0 GHz quad-core Xeon, drops Pentiums

Intel today officially announced the Xeon X5365 – a quad-core processor that so far only has been available in limited quantities. The company also quietly announced that it has begun phasing out all remaining Pentium 4 and Pentium D processors.

AMD announces Athlon 64 X2 6400+ "Black Edition"

Tokyo (Japan) – AMD has announced what is expected to be the final and highest performing version of its 90 nm dual-core desktop processor series.  

Apple patents "wide touchpad" for notebooks

Cupertino (CA) - Apple has received a patent for a touchpad that basically extends for the entire length of a notebook computer, adding to a series of related patents expected to make their way to future MacBooks.As the patent notes, most laptop computers have a very small touchpad so the surrounding area of empty space can be used to rest the user's palms.  The new idea from Apple would be to have this empty space filled with a much wider touchpad.

Google offers fee-based overflow storage

NCAR lifts Teragrid processing capability above 250 TFlops

Boulder (CO) - The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) announced that it is contributing a 2048-processor BlueGene/L system, nicknamed "frost", to the Teragrid.