Bristol (UK) - ClearSpeed Technology announced several new global partnerships yesterday. These partnerships will introduce their massively parallel floating-point co-processor boards to new uses bases around the globe. One thing here is clear: it's a move toward efficiency and a greater utilization of energy resources.
San Diego (CA) – A new flash storage card from Fusion io could make huge storage area networks go the way of the dinosaur and DoDo bird. The company’s upcoming ‘ioDrive’ combines hundreds of gigabytes of flash storage onto a small computer card and company officials claim that the tiny card could replace banks of hard drives.
Intel, Nokia and Nokia Seimens Networks collaborating on making WiMAX work so it becomes the globally adopted standard.
Opinion - Indianapolis (IN) - When Steve Jobs wrapped up the iPhone pre-product announcement on January 9 at MacWorld, 2007 with this comment: "I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it's been," he may have been speaking more truth than he realized. Since then, several upcoming portable touch screen devices have been seen on product roadmaps, including a very similar looking product from Intel at IDF 2007 called Moorestown.
San Francisco (CA) - One notable facet of Intel technology was markedly absent from Intel's most recent IDF: Itanium. This reality has forced more than one journalist to ask the question: Is Itanium a dying dog?
Sunnyvale (CA) – Following the Athlon 64 X2 6400+ Black Edition flagship processor, AMD has introduced a 5000+ mainstream version.
Santa Clara (CA) - Nvidia released a new GeForce Motherboard GPU (mGPU) designed for integrated solutions on Intel-based PCs. As other 7-Series GeForce products, these mGPUs promise to bring higher-end graphics capability and function directly onto the motherboard while providing a wider driver base compatibility.
Starting November, North American residents will be able to purchase an XO laptop for $400, sending another machine to a child in an impoverished country.
Tokyo (Japan) – Toshiba has been somewhat quiet about its involvement in the development and marketing of the Cell processor, the heart of the Playstation 3. Now we know what Toshiba is up to: The company will introduce a stream processor that will go head to head with AMD and Intel in various consumer market segments.
San Francisco (CA) - At each IDF there some kind of "secret room" where journalists get to preview new devices or functioning computer systems that Intel wants the world to know about. They are not put on the public display, but rather somewhere "in the back" you can get the low-down. A machine demonstrated during Paul Otellini's keynote on Tuesday was shown, though with a little more attitude.
A New Jersey network engineer is on a mission to send some love and care – of the digital kind – to Americans stationed overseas.
TG Daily had the chance to sit down with Mr. Banias himself, Mooly Eden, for a face-to-face interview at IDF 2007. And Eden took the opportunity to explain why he believes that Intel has the edge right now – and why he believes Intel will keep it. Of course, that brought AMD into the discussion as well and Eden wasn't shy commenting on AMD's outlook.