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Every quarter we like to take a look at the market and offer a summary for a quick recommendation list of laptops. The major announcement of note over the last quarter was the introduction of the 8th Generation Intel Core CPUs for notebooks, which is significant in that it finally brings the option of quad-core laptops in the 15-Watt U series. Prior to this, anyone wanting more than two cores, and four threads, would have had to step up to the 45-Watt H series, which is generally only found in larger notebooks around 15.6-inches or so. However the rollout of the 8th Gen quads is a bit slow, so not everyone has them available right now. Laptop Recommendations Q3 2017 Segment Model Starting Price (As of writing) Low Cost...

GlobalFoundries Weds FinFET and SOI in 14HP Process Tech for IBM z14 CPUs

GlobalFoundries this week formally introduced its new custom process technology that will be used to manufacture IBM's z14 CPUs, which in turn were announced earlier this year. The 14HP...

31 by Anton Shilov on 9/22/2017

Hot Chips: IBM's Next Generation z14 CPU Mainframe Live Blog (5pm PT, 12am UTC)

IBM's mainframe business is a large element of their business. The z series is part of that business, and a very complex design, citing interesting and different processor design...

67 by Ian Cutress on 8/22/2017

PathForward: US Dept. of Energy Awards $258M in Research Contracts To Develop Exascale Supercomputer Technology

Even though the major US national laboratories are just now starting to take delivery of the supercomputers they ordered a few years back, due to the long and complex...

20 by Ryan Smith on 6/15/2017

Gen-Z Consortium Formed: Developing a New Memory Interconnect

Anyone tasked with handling the way data is moved around a processor deserves praise. It takes time, dedication and skill to design something that not only works appropriately and...

15 by Ian Cutress on 10/12/2016

Assessing IBM's POWER8, Part 2: Server Applications on OpenPOWER

In this second part of our ongoing OpenPOWER coverage, we are taking a look at how the midrange IBM POWER8 compares to Intel's Xeon in applications that matter: Java...

49 by Johan De Gelas on 9/15/2016

Assessing IBM's POWER8, Part 1: A Low Level Look at Little Endian

A few months ago, IBM brought the relatively cheap S812LC server to the market, making sure the IBM POWER8 is within the budget of almost every datacenter. In this...

124 by Johan De Gelas on 7/21/2016

OpenPOWER Gains Support as Inventec, Inspur, Supermicro Develop POWER8-Based Servers

When IBM, Google, Mellanox, NVIDIA and Tyan founded OpenPOWER Foundation three years ago, the initiative was supported by only two server manufacturers: Google, which builds servers for itself, and...

15 by Anton Shilov on 4/15/2016

Several CAPI-Enabled Accelerators for OpenPOWER Servers Revealed

Over a dozen special-purpose accelerators compatible with next-generation OpenPOWER servers that feature the Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface (CAPI) were revealed at the OpenPOWER Summit last week. These accelerators aim...

9 by Anton Shilov on 4/12/2016

Tyan Introduces 1U POWER8-Based Server for HPC, In-Memory Applications

At this week's OpenPOWER Summit in San Jose, California, Tyan has introduced its new IBM POWER8-based 1U servers designed for high-performance computing (HPC) as well as in-memory applications. The...

36 by Anton Shilov on 4/7/2016

IBM, NVIDIA and Wistron Develop New OpenPOWER HPC Server with POWER8 CPUs

IBM, NVIDIA and Wistron have introduced their second-generation server for high-performance computing (HPC) applications at the OpenPOWER Summit. The new machine is designed for IBM’s latest POWER8 microprocessors, NVIDIA’s...

50 by Anton Shilov on 4/6/2016

IBM & Xilinx @ SC15: Collaborating For Better POWER/FPGA System Integration

Kicking off this week is the annual International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis, better known as SC. Along with the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC), SC...

4 by Ryan Smith on 11/16/2015

The IBM POWER8 Review: Challenging the Intel Xeon

We recently got our hands on a S822L, an dual socket OpenPOWER server. IBM claims that this is an affordable, high performance and highly expandable alternative to the typical...

146 by Johan De Gelas on 11/6/2015

NVIDIA Volta, IBM POWER9 Land Contracts For New US Government Supercomputers

The launch of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Titan Supercomputer was in many ways a turning point for NVIDIA’s GPU compute business. Though already into their third generation of Tesla...

29 by Ryan Smith on 11/17/2014

GlobalFoundries Acquires IBM’s Semiconductor Manufacturing Business; IBM Bows Out

The history of the semiconductor manufacturing business is both a story of great success and great failure. On the one hand semiconductor manufacturing has allowed the creation of devices...

31 by Ryan Smith on 10/20/2014

IBM and NVIDIA Announce Data Analytics & Supercomputer Partnership

Our other piece of significant NVIDIA news to coincide with the start of SC13 comes via a joint announcement from NVIDIA and IBM. Together the two are announcing a...

12 by Ryan Smith on 11/18/2013

IBM Offers POWER Technology for Licensing, Forms OpenPOWER Consortium

The CPU wars are far from over, but the battlegrounds have shifted of late. Where once we looked primarily at the high-end processing options, today we tend to cover...

32 by Jarred Walton on 8/7/2013

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