Asia Pacific (APAC), Breaking, Business, China, Enterprise, Exclusive, Intel, News

100 PFLOPS: China’s Supercomputer Circumvents U.S. Sales Ban

China's Tianhe-2 supercomputer is world's fastest supercomputer, at 33 PFLOPS demonstrated and 55 PFLOPS theoretical performance.

A year ago, we revealed that the U.S. State Department blocked the further sales of Intel Xeon and Xeon Phi processors to Chinese institutions, most notably the Tianhe-2 supercomputer. The U.S. Administration also blocked the move in which a China-based investment fund would invest in AMD i.e. one of original reasons for Radeon Technologies Group – which is even without the said investment, performing above and beyond its financial capabilities. The reason to move against Tianhe-2 is complicated yet simple – ever since its debut in June 2013, the Tianhe-2 supercomputer from NUDT (National University for Defense Technologies) sits on top of the World’s 500 fastest computers list. From the looks of

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Analysis, Breaking, CPU, Hardware

Next Gen Processor Performance Revealed

Soft Machines Virtual Core concept.

There is a trend of large companies snapping up smaller chip designers, all at the time when several next=generation processor designers are starting to exit stealth modes and gain traction. Over the last couple of months, companies such as Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Oracle – all have acquired at least one promising hardware designer or manufacturer. Soft Machines is one of the ‘new kids on the silicon block’, planning to do a ‘one up’ and build all-new processing architecture. Variable Instruction Set Computing or VISC is their brainchild, and on paper, we’re talking about a seriously efficient and flexible processor architecture which just may take sweep the rug

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CPU, Hardware, Mobile, Mobile Computing, News, Qualcomm, Samsung, Smartphones

Samsung Galaxy S7 to Feature Gen2 14nm Exynos 8890, 5.1″ Display

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As Mobile World Congress draws near, more information is coming out about all the new phones from key players in the industry. One such hotly expected family of smartphones will be 7th generation of Galaxy phones, more commonly known as the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Samsung Galaxy S7, codenamed SM-G930F (the international version of S7) is expected to use a ‘Exynos 8890 version 7.0’ processor. From the information we managed to obtain, it will use Gen2 14nm FinFET process, designed and manufactured in Austin, TX. Given that 14nm is starting to look like a long node for Intel as well, as we reported yesterday

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AMD, Breaking, Enterprise, Hardware, News, VR World

AMD finally Launches K12, ARM-based Opteron

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AMD’s path to this moment was a difficult one. The company spent $334 million to acquire SeaMicro, an investment which was latter written off completely, and ultimately lead to shutting down the micro-server division. At the same time, 2012 saw the announcement of ARM-based Opteron and its arrival on the product roadmap (and a continuous push back), with ARM-based AMD product being available only as a single processor, 1U half-rack development kit from a third party vendor. This changes today, with the introduction of AMD Opteron A1100 Series processors, based on a silicon codenamed ‘Seattle’ – which may or may not have to do anything with two major customers from that area. In order to bring

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Companies, Google, VR World

Google Takes On Surface And iPad Pro With 10.2-inch Android-Powered Pixel C

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Since its introduction in 2012, Google’s reference Nexus tablet grew in (screen) size and features. 2012-2013 saw 7″ and 10″ models, Nexus 9 debuted in late 2014 and now, we are seeing Google reserving the ‘Nexus’ brand for smartphones only. The new reference tablet from Google is named Pixel C; a 10.2 inch, high-resolution (308 pixels-per-inch) tablet runs the Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system. Just like Microsoft and Apple before, Pixel C comes in a tablet + keyboard layout, which is the new industry standard for ‘productivity tablets’. This combination should makes typing and daily work easier, faster and more task oriented, but also enhance the

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Hardware, Mobile Computing, VR World

ARM’s Cortex A72 To Rival Intel Core M CPU

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The Cortex A72 will be able to hold its own against Intel’s Core M CPU, with several caveats in place.

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ARM, Business, Companies, Mobile Computing, VR World

ARM Beats Q1 Expectations, But Servers Are Nowhere in Sight

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ARM based servers are making no gains in the market.

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Business, Companies, Intel, VR World

Altera Scraps Takeover Talks With Intel

By pulling ads on Gamasutra, Intel was targeted by the biased media with a stream of biased news.

The deal potential takeover deal grinded to a halt because Altera leadership raised disagreements about a price.

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Internet of Things (IoT), VR World

Rockchip’s RK3288 Powers Sub-$150 Chromebooks and Chrome Stick

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Super cheap chips from Rockchip allows low-end Chromebooks to hit $149.

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AMD, Business, Companies, Graphics, Hardware, VR World

AMD Reveals Five-Year Roadmap For GPUs and CPUs

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AMD will launch its next-generation GPU in 2016, with the SkyBridge platform set to debut later this year.

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Apple, Business, Companies, VR World

Intel CFO: ‘Apple is a Great Partner of Ours’

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Intel executives continue to hit back at rumors about an Apple-ARM partnership.

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Hardware, Mobile Computing, VR World

ARM’s Cortex A72 Offers Double The Performance Of Cortex A57, Launches In 2016

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ARM’s Cortex A72 is designed for next-generation mobile devices.

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Apple, Companies, VR World

Apple is Not Going to Embrace ARM on Desktop

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Intel boss dismisses claim by analyst that Apple would look to ARM for desktop chips in the future.

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Analysis, Business, Enterprise, Hardware

Year-End Thoughts: Intel Goes High-End in 2015?

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Intel is still the leader, but ARM is there the bottom, and Chinese IBM at the top…

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Android, Breaking, Business, Hardware, Mobile Computing, Operating Systems, Software Programs, VR World

Marvell Announces Two Low-Cost Global LTE SoCs

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Marvell has today announced its newest applications processors with integrated LTE modems squarely aimed at the low-cost smartphone market with 4G LTE

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Business, Hardware, Mobile Computing, Software Programs, VR World

Qualcomm Misses Analyst Expectations, Weakens Outlook

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Qualcomm reported their earnings for fiscal Q4 2014 as well as FY 2014 in the third quarter this year, missing analysts estimates and guiding FY 2015 down.

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Business, Cloud Computing, Enterprise, Hardware, Software Programs, VR World

AMD Steals Forrest Norrod from Dell to Fill Lisa Su's Old Post

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AMD has found a successor to Lisa Su’s vacant position after ascending to CEO in former Dell Server VP and GM Forrest Norrod

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Audio/Video, Graphics, Hardware, Mobile Computing, Software Programs, VR World

ARM Announces New ARM Mali Graphics IP

ARM Mali Graphics IP

ARM has today announced a whole new series of ARM Mali graphics IP including their new T860, T830 and T820 GPUs as well as V550 and DP550 processors

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Analysis

ARM vs. Intel Fight Heads To The Chromebook Segment

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Intel has the lead in the Chromebook segment, but the steady rise of ARM-based hardware has the manufacturer worried.

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Analysis

Samsung Switches to 20nm as TSMC Aims to Attain 10nm By 2015

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As Samsung seems to complete its move to a 20nm manufacturing process, TSMC is aiming to shift to a 10 nm process node by the end of 2015.

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