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Intel Kills Knights Hill, Will Launch Xeon Phi Architecture for Exascale Computing

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. In 2006, Intel decided to build a new GPU architecture, codenamed Larrabee. It didn’t work, so Intel decided to re-spin it as a manycore architecture dubbed Knights Ferry. While the first KNF processors were prototypes with literal GPU silicon still bolted on-die, follow-up chips like Knights Corner switched to a modified Pentium (P54C) architecture with x86 ISA support, 4-way SMT, and up to 1.2TFLOPS of double-precision performance. The Knights Landing architecture updated the CPU core ...

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ET Deals: 95% off Ultimate DevOps and Cloud Computing Bundle

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Ready to take on the major task of managing cloud computing setups, and taking your place in the world of DevOps? Right now, you can snag this pack of online courses from Manuj Aggarwal for less than 50 bucks. • Ultimate DevOps and Cloud Computing Bundle for $ 49 (List price: $ 1195) With your purchase, you’ll get these seven courses: • DevOps with AWS CodePipeline, Jenkins and AWS CodeDeploy (a $ 195 value)• Jenkins: ...

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Happy Birthday to RAID, the Storage Solution that Transformed Computing

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. It’s hard to understate the impact of NAND flash and SSDs. Over the last decade, these storage solutions have transformed the entire market. But long before we had massive solid-state storage, we had a different method of improving system performance and response time: RAID. The venerable storage system turned 30 yesterday and it’s still widely used in enterprise and server solutions. The people who invented RAID, David Patterson, Garth Gibson, and Randy Katz, first defined ...

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Cloud Computing takes Preakness in upset

10:39 PM ET Associated Press BALTIMORE — Sometimes it pays to have a fresh horse. Cloud Computing skipped the Kentucky Derby, while eventual winner Always Dreaming and Classic Empire mixed it up in the mud at Churchill Downs. Two weeks later, Cloud Computing pounced on those two horses in the Preakness, pulling off an upset victory at 13-1 odds Saturday. He became the first horse to skip the Derby and win the second leg of the Triple Crown since filly Rachel Alexandra in 2009. “Some of the reason that we ...

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The iPhone was announced 10 years ago, reinventing smartphones, mobile computing

Ten years ago, Steve Jobs announced what has become Apple’s most profitable and defining product: the iPhone. Today, the iPhone is one of the most popular and easily recognized devices, but back then it was a radical departure from anything else on the market. At the time, there was no guarantee it would succeed. The first iPhone was cutting-edge in some ways — it was the first smartphone to feature a capacitive touchscreen as a primary method of input, and its screen, while small by today’s metrics, was significantly larger ...

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AMD may license its Radeon graphics IP to Intel for use in desktops, high performance computing

The idea that AMD might license its graphics IP to Intel for inclusion in upcoming Intel CPUs sounds like the kind of headline we might write as an April Fool’s joke — but there’s a rumor that this may, in fact, be in the works. The question is, what kind of product would Intel wind up building, and when might it hit market? This rumor comes courtesy of [H]ardOCP’s Kyle Bennet, who writes that “The licensing deal between AMD and Intel is signed and done for putting AMD GPU tech ...

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HP demonstrates next-generation computing prototype as The Machine comes together

Two and a half years ago, HP revealed a new, revolutionary computer architecture it dubbed “The Machine.” This new computing platform would combine cutting-edge and still unproven technologies like memristors, silicon photonics, and truly massive amounts of addressable memory. HP was forced to dial back some of its ambition when it proved too difficult to bring the entire project to market all at the same time, but it refused to give up on the idea of what it calls “Memory-Driven Computing.” Today, HP is announcing that it has demonstrated the ...

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10 years ago, Nvidia launched the G80-powered GeForce 8800 and changed PC gaming, computing forever

On November 8, 2006, Nvidia officially launched its first unified shader architecture and first DirectX 10-compatible GPU, the G80. The new chip debuted in two new cards, the $ 599 GeForce 8800 GTX and the $ 449 GeForce 8800 GTS. Today, the 8800 GTX’s specs seem modest, even low-end, with 128 shader cores, 32 texture mapping units, and 24 Render Outputs (ROPs), backed by 768MB of RAM. But back in 2006, the G80 was a titan. It swept both Nvidia’s previous GTX 7xx generation and ATI’s Radeon X19xx series completely off ...

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10 years ago, Nvidia launched the G80-powered GeForce 8800 and changed PC gaming, computing forever

On November 8, 2006, Nvidia officially launched its first unified shader architecture and first DirectX 10-compatible GPU, the G80. The new chip debuted in two new cards, the $ 599 GeForce 8800 GTX and the $ 449 GeForce 8800 GTS. Today, the 8800 GTX’s specs seem modest, even low-end, with 128 shader cores, 32 texture mapping units, and 24 Render Outputs (ROPs), backed by 768MB of RAM. But back in 2006, the G80 was a titan. It swept both Nvidia’s previous GTX 7xx generation and ATI’s Radeon X19xx series completely off ...

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Scientists develop a laser version of ‘Maxwell’s demon,’ get closer to quantum computing

James Clerk Maxwell might turn in his grave if he heard about some of the extremely cool things humans have done with his intellectual work. Looking at this paper, I said out loud, “They made a Maxwell’s demon out of lasers.” There isn’t literally a tiny demon controlling an atom-sized door. And they weren’t stopping atoms from moving into one chamber from another trying to violate thermodynamics. But scientists have made a pair of “optical tweezers” by focusing laser beams, and used them to fish individual rubidium-87 atoms out of ...

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