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.
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.
Sunnyvale (CA) – OCZ expands its enthusiast memory on the very high-end with a 1600 MHz DDR3 version of its FlexXLC series of devices.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We continue with part 2 our 3-part series on virtualization. In this installment, we look at applications, benefits and challenges. We will discuss server farms, ISPs and businesses that have made virtualization a key component of their strategy. And we will look at end-user applications and the reasons why an individual might choose virtualization for their desktop.
San Diego (CA) – Need a few terabytes of really fast storage? Texas Memory Systems will be able to solve that need in a few months with their upcoming RAMSAN-500 box that can hold up to 2 TB of Flash memory along with a maximum of 64 GB of DDR2 memory.
Freezing or hitting failed hard drives doesn't work and can actually increase the damage, according to DriveSavers representatives.
Virtualization stands at the threshold of changing the way we think about computing. We are headed into uncharted waters where computers are opening up a whole new world of opportunities, enabled by faster CPUs that integrate more and more cores. Join us for a three-part article in which we look at what virtualization is, how it applies and where it's headed.
Fujitsu announced that it has developed a basic read/write capability of ideally ordered alumina nanoholes on a 2.5” magnetic disk on the way to achieve a recording density of 1 Tb per square inch.
Chicago (IL) – AMD today sent out emails inviting analysts, media and industry representatives to what the company calls "the most anticipated premiere of 2007".
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