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At CES 2016 we saw that DRIVE PX2 had a new Tegra SoC in it, but to some extent NVIDIA was still being fairly cagey about what was actually in this SoC or what the block diagram for any of these platforms really looked like. Fortunately, at Hot Chips 2016 we finally got to see some details around the architecture of both Tegra Parker and DRIVE PX2. Starting with Parker, this is an SoC that has been a long time coming for NVIDIA. The codename and its basic architectural composition were announced all the way back at GTC in 2013, as the successor to the Logan (Tegra K1) SoC. However Erista (Tegra X1) was later added mid-generation - and wound up being NVIDIA's 20nm generation...

Lenovo Refreshes ThinkPad Lineup at CES

Lenovo is taking the opportunity to use CES as the launching point for its refreshed ThinkPad lineup, and pretty much the entire product portfolio is getting some sort of...

22 by Brett Howse on 1/3/2016

Host-Independent PCIe Compute: Where We're Going, We Don't Need Nodes

The typical view of a cluster or supercomputer that uses a GPU, an FPGA or a Xeon Phi type device is that each node in the system requires one...

8 by Ian Cutress on 12/21/2015

Q&A Session with ASUS at CES 2016: 10 Years of the Republic of Gamers

As part of our coverage of CES 2016 a few short weeks away, we have teamed up with ASUS for a round-table into their Republic of Gamers (ROG) brand...

24 by Ian Cutress on 12/18/2015

Going for Gaming: An Interview with MSI VPs Charles Chiang and Ted Hung on Gaming and Strategy

MSI’s march on the gaming market has been well documented with plenty of pushes into notebooks, motherboards, graphics and an attempt to move the barrier forward with both brand...

17 by Ian Cutress on 12/18/2015

Workstation Love at SuperComputing 15

One of the interesting angles at Supercomputing 15 was workstations. In a show where high performance computing is paramount, most situations involve an offload of software onto a small...

34 by Ian Cutress on 12/14/2015

Supermicro with Greenlow Motherboards at SuperComputing 15

One of the bigger shakeups of the Xeon ecosystem of late is the recent discovery that Intel will be severing the few ties that the Xeon family of processors...

14 by Ian Cutress on 11/24/2015

Omni-Path Switches at SuperComputing 15: Supermicro and Dell

It was clear at SuperComputing 15 that Intel had two main things in mind to promote: Knights Landing, their new Xeon Phi product, and Omni-Path, their new 100 Gbps...

10 by Ian Cutress on 11/24/2015

ARM on AMD: The A1100 Seattle Silicon at SuperComputing 15

Anyone loosely following AMD’s efforts with ARM intellectual property would have had on their periphery the noise of the A1100 product aimed at servers, codenamed Seattle. The idea was...

18 by Ian Cutress on 11/24/2015

Broadwell E3 v4 Xeons: Cirrascale at SuperComputing 15

The hubbub about the Broadwell Xeon family was relatively interesting. We managed to get hold of the models that came in a socketed form for testing, the E3-1285 v4...

6 by Ian Cutress on 11/23/2015

SuperComputing 15: Intel’s Knights Landing / Xeon Phi Silicon on Display

There are lots of stories to tell from the SuperComputing 15 conference here in Austin, but a clear overriding theme – in order to reach ‘Exascale’ (the fancy name...

26 by Ian Cutress on 11/19/2015

A Few Notes on Intel’s Knights Landing and MCDRAM Modes from SC15

When learning about new hardware, there are always different angles to look at it. For the most part, manufacturers talking to the media will focus on the hardware aspects...

10 by Ian Cutress on 11/16/2015

Intel @ SC15: Launching Xeon Phi “Knights Landing” & Omni-Path Architecture

The fourth and final of the major SC15 conference announcements/briefings for today comes Intel. As Intel is in the middle of executing on their previously announced roadmap, they aren’t...

7 by Ryan Smith on 11/16/2015

NVIDIA @ SC15: US NOAA to Build Tesla Weather Research Cluster

Continuing with our coverage of today’s spate of SC15 announcements, we have NVIDIA. Having already launched their Tesla M40 and M4 server cards last week to get ahead of...

15 by Ryan Smith on 11/16/2015

Huawei Launches Mate S - Hands On

Today at Huawei's IFA Berlin 2015 launch event the Chinese handset maker launched it's new fall flagship device, the Mate S. The new 5.5" form-factor places the Mate S...

18 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/2/2015

Intel's Skylake GPU - Analyzing the Media Capabilities

At IDF in San Francisco last week, Intel provided us with lots of insights into Skylake, the microarchitecture behind the 6th generation Core series processors. Skylake marks the introduction...

37 by Ganesh T S on 8/26/2015

Podcast 34: IDF Special! Interview with Dr Genevieve Bell, Intel Fellow

Intel’s Developer Forum is an annual event in San Francisco focusing on how Intel attempts to enable product design and by extension, experience. Part of that is along the...

5 by Ian Cutress on 8/25/2015

Intel Launches New Socketed 5x5 mini-PC Motherboards

Over the last couple of years, the ultra-compact form factor (UCFF) has emerged as one of the bright spots in the troubled PC market. Kickstarted by Intel's NUC (Next...

44 by Ganesh T S on 8/24/2015

Understanding Intel's Dynamic Power and Thermal Framework 8.1: Smarter Throttling

In mobile, thermal throttling is effectively a fact of life as modern, thin tablets and smartphones leave little room for implementing high-performance fans. We can use CMOS scaling to...

32 by Joshua Ho on 8/21/2015

The MSI HQ Tour: Design 101

This year marked my fifth year at Computex, starting from 2011. Out of the trade shows I attend each year, it ranks as number one for a variety of...

23 by Ian Cutress on 7/7/2015

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