AnandTech Year In Review 2019: Lots of CPUs

Throughout 2019, we’ve had quite the reverse of performance when it comes to the competitiveness of the modern performance-oriented desktop processor. This year we’ve seen AMD introduce its Zen...

25 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/27/2019

Analyzing Intel’s Discrete Xe-HPC Graphics Disclosure: Ponte Vecchio, Rambo Cache, and Gelato

It has been a couple of weeks since Intel formally provided some high-level detail on its new discrete graphics strategy. The reason for the announcements and disclosures centered around...

47 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/24/2019

80-Core N1 Next-Gen Ampere, ‘QuickSilver’: The Anti-Graviton2

The drive to putting Arm into the server space has had its ups and downs. We’ve seen the likes of Applied Micro/Ampere, Broadcom/Cavium/Marvell, Qualcomm, Huawei, Fujitsu, Annapurna/Amazon, and even...

56 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/23/2019

Early TSMC 5nm Test Chip Yields 80%, HVM Coming in H1 2020

Today at the IEEE IEDM Conference, TSMC is presenting a paper giving an overview of the initial results it has achieved on its 5nm process. This process is going...

62 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/11/2019

EUV Wafers Processed and TwinScan Machine Uptime: A Quick Look

One of the interesting elements that came out of some of our discussions at the IEDM conference this year revolve around the present deployment of EUV. Currently only one...

29 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/11/2019

Intel’s Manufacturing Roadmap from 2019 to 2029: Back Porting, 7nm, 5nm, 3nm, 2nm, and 1.4 nm

One of the interesting disclosures here at the IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) has been around new and upcoming process node technologies. Almost every session so far this...

137 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/11/2019

Intel: Lakefield in 2020, Possible 5G on Foveros

At the IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) 2019, Intel had two package integration presentations, one on its Omni-Directional Interconnect and one on its 3D stacking Foveros technology. In...

37 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/11/2019

Arm Server CPUs: You Can Now Buy Ampere’s eMAG in a Workstation

One of the critical elements to all these new server-class Arm processors is availability. We are not yet at the point where these chips are freely sold on the...

19 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/6/2019

Preferred Networks: A 500 W Custom PCIe Card using 3000 mm2 Silicon

Pushing the physical limits of hardware is always a fun story, but I was positively blown away when I saw this poster at Supercomputing. Preferred Networks, seemingly a spin-out...

17 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/6/2019

Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit Day 3 Live Blog: ACPC and XR

The annual Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit is in its final day, and the main focal points for discussion are the Windows on Snapdragon-based Always Connected PCs, with updates to...

17 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/5/2019

AIC to Offer Dual Socket 1U with Four 300W FPGAs

Aside from specific events relating to Xilinx or Altera/Intel, we don’t cover much FPGA news. FPGAs by their very nature are very focused pieces of hardware, and it’s usually...

3 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/5/2019

A Success on Arm for HPC: We Found a Fujitsu A64FX Wafer

When speaking about Arm in the enterprise space, the main angle for discussion is on the CPU side. Having a high-performance SoC at the heart of the server has...

23 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/5/2019

Supermicro Shows Off Intel Nervana NNP-T Servers: 8-Way PCIe and OAM

One of the key elements to deep learning and training is lots of very dense compute, as well as the dense servers to go through the computation. Intel’s Nervana...

15 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/4/2019

Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit Live Blog Day Two: All About Mobile

After yesterday announcing both the Snapdragon 765 and Snapdragon 865 mobile platforms, which will aim to provide a lot of 5G coverage to 2020 devices, Qualcomm today is going...

10 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/4/2019

Quick Bytes: Motorola in Profit, 2020 Focus on Innovation, Foldables, and 5G

The first guest company to present at Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Tech Summit this year was Motorola. For readers who haven’t been keeping up, Motorola is now owned by Lenovo, and...

6 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/4/2019

Quick Bytes: Qualcomm’s Prediction of 1.4 Billion 5G Smartphones by 2022

I wanted to cover a quick comment that Qualcomm made yesterday at its Snapdragon Tech Summit event. We’re currently in 2019, with the first wave of 5G devices currently...

4 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/4/2019

Quick Bytes: Qualcomm’s Dynamic Spectrum Sharing Demo with 5G and 4G

One of the key elements of any new wireless coverage standard is how to carve up the frequency spectrum. We’ve covered in previous articles that 5G will operate in...

1 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/4/2019

Qualcomm Goes For The Mid-Range: Snapdragon 765 and 765G

The first day of Qualcomm’s annual Snapdragon Tech Summit is often the teaser day: a slow entry into the rest of the event where the technical aspects of the...

12 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/3/2019

Quick Bytes: Qualcomm on 5G Deployment Status

It has been hard to avoid the concept of 5G, and for this year and last year, Qualcomm has used its Snapdragon Tech Summit to showcase where they are...

2 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/3/2019

Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit Live Blog: Day One

Today is the start of Qualcomm's three-day annual Snapdragon Tech Summit. Day one historically is where Qualcomm goes into detail about how the company is performing, and this year...

20 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/3/2019

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