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The last we heard, IBM was hard at work on its Power7 processor. Now the company's announcing that the thirty-two core chip -- and copious amounts of eDRAM -- are at the heart of its newest supercomputing project. To be housed at the University of Illinois, IBM's Blue Waters will be the largest publ...

December 7th 2009 at 4:59pm 0 Comments
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IBM likes its servers and supercomputers. A lot. After giving the Power6 plenty of self-congratulatory publicity, Big Blue is ready to move on to the 7th generation of Power, which is set to be announced at the Hot Chips conference this evening. With eight cores and up to four SMT4 threads running...

August 26th 2009 at 10:45am 0 Comments
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Last month it was leaky transistors, now it's DRAM -- embedded DRAM to be precise -- at the bleeding edge of semiconductor news. Today, IBM's neo-maxi-zoom-dweebies will announce that their new type of memory will "triple" the amount of memory stored on computer chips while doubling the performance...

February 14th 2007 at 9:09am 0 Comments
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Sony and Nvidia have been friends for quite some time. While AMD provides the graphics technology behind the Xbox 360 and the Wii, the PLAYSTATION 3 is powered by Nvidia. Considering their partnership, Sony fanboys pay close attention to new moves that Nvidia makes. It appears that a recent job list...

January 16th 2007 at 7:30pm 0 Comments