Going green is a big trend in the computer industry these days and Sun has just completed a project that showcases how much power a modern datacenter can save over an installation that is a few years old.
Via announced a new mainboard today that, according to its manufacturer, will help system vendors to undercut the latest Energy Star power requirements by 50%.
Toshiba announced a new generation of 2.5" mainstream, hard drives with a maximum capacity of 320 GB. The company also announced its entry into the performance 2.5" market with 7200 rpm drives that provide up to 200 GB of storage space.
Intel’s recently released drivers for its integrated graphics chips should speed up games between 50 and 100% according to Intel Global Communications Manager Nick Knupffer.Santa Clara (CA) – Intel’s recently released drivers for its integrated graphics chips should speed up games between 50 and 100% according to Intel Global Communications Manager Nick Knupffer. Writing in his Intel blog, Knupffer says the new version 14.31 Graphics Media Accelerator drivers for Windows XP add hardware pixel and vertex shading to the chips – shading that the G965s had
Following the CPU's unveiling last week in Tokyo, AMD announced the availability of the Athlon 64 X2 6400+ processor. The new "Black Edition" processor will serve as the flagship desktop processor until the arrival of the Phenom CPU in Q4.
Samsung is getting more aggressive in the hard drive market: The company today announced a new 160 GB drive in a 1.8" form factor – which is often used in compact notebooks and some portable audio and video players such as the video iPod.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.