Trade Shows

For at least four years now, Arm has been pushing its efforts to be a big part of the modern day server, the modern day data center, and in the cloud as a true enterprise player. Arm cores are found in plenty of places in the server world, with big deployments for its smartphone focused Cortex core family in big chips. However, over that same time period, we have been requesting a high-performance core, to compete in single threaded workloads with x86. That core is Ares, which we assume is due out in 2019, and while Arm hasn’t officially lifted the lid on the details yet, Huawei has already announced it has hardware with Ares cores at its center.

IFA 2018: Honor Play Launch, a Live Blog

After some meetings this morning, the next event on our list is the western launch of the Honor Play: a Kirin 970 smartphone that focuses on AI. Honor is...

3 by Ian Cutress on 8/30/2018

Acer’s Swift 3 Laptop Gets 13.3-Inch Display, Slimmer Chassis, LTE Modem

Acer on Wednesday introduced its most portable Swift 3-branded laptop to date. The new Swift 3 notebook features a 13.3-inch display and uses a thinner & lighter chassis than...

11 by Anton Shilov on 8/29/2018

Acer Unveils Predator XB273K 4Kp144 DisplayHDR 400 Gaming LCD

Acer on Wednesday introduced its new Ultra-HD gaming monitor with an up to 144 Hz dynamic refresh rate enabled by NVIDIA’s G-Sync. The Predator XB273K is aimed at serious...

33 by Anton Shilov on 8/29/2018

Acer Wants To Sell a Dual Xeon Predator X System: Please No

Acer’s leading gaming branding, Predator, is all about maximizing performance, particularly around gaming. In the modern era, that now extends into content creation, streaming, video editing, and all the...

35 by Ian Cutress on 8/29/2018

Acer Launches Lightest Ever 15-inch Notebook: Swift 5 at 990 grams / 2.2 lbs

Everyone loves the lack of weight. Carting around a trade show, at least for me, helps the less I’m carrying, and so my work device has transitioned from a...

12 by Ian Cutress on 8/29/2018

IFA 2018: Next@Acer Live Blog (10:30am CEST, 8:30am UTC)

The first official press event this year at IFA 2018 is Acer. We're expecting a glut of Whiskey Lake notebooks, plus a few extras about Predator.

1 by Ian Cutress on 8/29/2018

Dell Refreshes XPS 13 2-in-1: Amber Lake 5W CPUs with Thunderbolt 3

Dell on Wednesday upgraded its XPS 13 2-in-1 convertible laptops with Intel’s latest codenamed Amber Lake-Y processors. The new systems retained chassis and displays used on the previous-generation XPS...

11 by Anton Shilov on 8/29/2018

Dell Announces Ultrathin S2719DC LCD: FreeSync USB-C with HDR600

Dell has introduced its new Ultrathin 27-inch display that features a USB Type-C interface for modern PCs. The S2719DC is aimed primarily at space-constrained business environments, but in addition...

12 by Anton Shilov on 8/29/2018

Dell Unveils Precision 2-in-1 5530 Workstation: 15.6-inch Kaby Lake-G with Pro WX

Dell on Wednesday introduced its first convertible mobile workstation, the Precision 2-in-1 5530. The new system is based on Intel’s newly introduced Kaby Lake-G processors with Radeon Pro WX...

4 by Anton Shilov on 8/29/2018

Hot Chips 2018: NEC Vector Processor Live Blog

We saw this at Supercomputing last year: NEC's new Vector PCIe co-processor. I've wanted to write about it for a while, so I'm glad it's being presented here at...

9 by Ian Cutress on 8/21/2018

Hot Chips 2018: Fujitsu's A64FX Arm Core Live Blog

Remember back when Arm announced Scalable Vector Extensions? Well Fujitsu has made an Arm CPU that uses it with a 512-bit width. The presentation looks super interesting, so follow...

8 by Ian Cutress on 8/21/2018

Hot Chips 2018: IBM Power9 Scale Up CPU Live Blog

The biggest part of the show are the server talks in the last session of the last day. All four talks are worth covering, and the first talk is...

1 by Ian Cutress on 8/21/2018

Hot Chips 2018: Xilinx DNN Processors Live Blog

Xilinx has several talks this year at Hot Chips, and aside from the ACAP earlier in the day, the talk about their Deep Neural Network processor also looks interesting...

3 by Ian Cutress on 8/21/2018

Hot Chips 2018: Tachyum Prodigy CPU Live Blog

One of the more interesting talks is from Tachyum, who have a deep presentation about their new hyperscale Prodigy processors with up to 64 cores and eight channel memory...

15 by Ian Cutress on 8/21/2018

Hot Chips 2018: Arm's Machine Learning Core Live Blog

Arm officially announced Project Trillium earlier this year, as a way to bring machine learning to the Arm ecosystem. As part of the trade show today, we have a...

2 by Ian Cutress on 8/21/2018

Hot Chips 2018: Nanotubes as DRAM from Nantero, a Live Blog

Lots of different types of 'RAM' have been in the news, most noticably Intel's Optane memory and a couple of weeks ago at Flash Memory Summit we had the...

17 by Ian Cutress on 8/21/2018

Hot Chips 2018: Xilinx 7nm ACAP Live Blog

We've covered the initial announcement of Xilinx's Project Everest before, which will be coming to market as an 'ACAP' built on 7nm. Xilinx believes that the ACAP is the...

3 by Ian Cutress on 8/21/2018

Hot Chips 2018: Going Deep on NVSwitch Live Blog (8:45am PT, 3:45pm UTC)

The first talk on Day 2 of Hot Chips is from NVIDIA, going into more detail about how the NVSwitch works with a lot more detail than from previous...

3 by Ian Cutress on 8/21/2018

AnandTech at Hot Chips 30: Our 2018 Show Coverage

The last couple of days have been a whirlwind of coverage at two key events: Hot Chips, the semiconductor industry conference regarding new product designs, and some minor thing...

13 by Ian Cutress on 8/21/2018

Hot Chips 2018: Google Titan Live Blog (6pm PT, 1am UTC)

The second talk on security is on Google's Titan Root-of-Trust silicon that sits between the BIOS and the processor on its custom systems.

6 by Ian Cutress on 8/20/2018

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