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.

Skype coming to the iPhone, sorta

Stuttgart (Germany) – Shape Services has announced a basic feature set of Skype for Apple's iPhone. "Skype on the iPhone is a Reality" reads the headline of a press release that found its way to our Email inbox today and given the fact that this writer just canceled his provider contract with AT&T and since then has been using the iPhone as a portable Wi-Fi device and as an overpriced iPod, there was an immediate interest in testing this application.

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.

Nvidia MCP 73 to launch in September

AMD to launch two Barcelona-based processors in September

PDP revenue to peak in 2008, says iSuppli

Hynix develops 1 Gb mobile DRAM

Motorola to unleash Razr 2 this weekend

Schaumburg (IL) – Motorola will bring the second generation Razr phone to U.S, stores this weekend – and hopes that the device will bring back growth to the cellphone manufacturer.   In Pictures: Motorola Razr 2 ...  

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.  

Microsoft sets up six critical fixes for August security bulletin

Microsoft has published its advance notification for this month's regularly scheduled security update, labeling six patches as "critical".

TG Daily Special: Virtualization Explored - Part 2

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.   

Apple Boot Camp runs to version 1.4

Right on the heels of the debut of its new iMac line, Apple has updated the software that lets users run Windows on their Mac machines.

Ramsan’s 2 TB rack of flash memory

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.

DriveSavers dispels common hard drive recovery myths

Freezing or hitting failed hard drives doesn't work and can actually increase the damage, according to DriveSavers representatives.

TG Daily Special: Virtualization Explored

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.