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Why Linux pioneer Linus Torvalds prefers x86 over ARM

At last week's Linaro Connect conference, Linus Torvalds preferred x86 because of the supporting ecosystem and infrastructure, something ARM lacks.

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Intel looks beyond x86, puts 64-bit ARM processor in new FPGA chip

It seems the chip war between Intel and ARM is slowly winding down, at least for the time being.

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AMD provides upgrade path to Zen with new business PC chips

AMD wants to make it easier for PC users to upgrade to upcoming Zen chips.

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AMD has its eyes on Las Vegas with Polaris GPUs

The internet of things market is becoming too big to ignore for AMD and Qualcomm. The companies this week announced CPUs and GPUs adapted from PCs and mobile devices for use in IoT devices.

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Intel may make chips specially for mixed reality headsets

Intel believes untethered headsets could be a new class of PCs in the future, and the company may develop chips dedicated to those devices.

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IBM's new Power8 server packs in Nvidia's speedy NVLink interconnect

Nvidia's NVLink interface in IBM's new server gives a five-fold speed boost to communications between CPUs and GPUs

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'Fastest smartphone chip ever,' the A10 Fusion, powers Apple's new iPhone 7

Apple's A10 Fusion at the heart of the iPhone 7 is the most powerful chip ever to appear in a smartphone, the company claimed. Apple's new ARM processor allocates low-effort jobs to special low-powered cores, then ramps up the...

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Intel's new Kaby Lake chips for PC: Here's the company's vision

New chips can be a reason to upgrade PCs. But does Intel's latest 7th Generation Core chip, code-named Kaby Lake, have enough bite to trigger replacements of old PCs?

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Microsoft's new Catapult v2 server design is targeted at AI

For years, Microsoft has been delivering speedy and accurate Bing results with experimental servers called Project Catapult, which have now received an architectural upgrade.

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Intel spreads 3D NAND to inexpensive consumer and enterprise SSDs

Intel's new SSDs include the consumer 600p SSDs, which are priced at $69 for a 128GB model and $359 for a 1TB drive

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Open source 25-core chip can be stringed into a 200,000-core computer

Researchers at Princeton University have built a 25-core chip that can scaled easily to create a 200,000-core computer

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MIT is dragging hard-wired network chips into the agile era

A research team has learned how to make packet-forwarding chips more programmable

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IBM's blazing Power9 chip is coming, and here's what you need to know

Big Blue offers details about its upcoming Power chip at the Hot Chips conference

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The tough post-PC future for Intel, Dell, and HP

The former Wintel giants have been piloting from the rearview mirror, but one may still have a chance to chart its own resurrection

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ARM has a new weapon in race to build world's fastest computers

ARM's new supercomputer chip design with vector extensions will be in Japan's Post-K computer, which will be deployed in 2020

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Intel's Knights Mill mega-chip to take on GPUs in AI

Intel has secretly developed a mega-chip called Knights Mill with the hope to advance artificial intelligence.

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ARM pact may help Intel woo Apple into new chip deal

The deal with ARM will boost Intel's custom-manufacturing business, even without Apple

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Intel's Kaby Lake chips will include integrated 4K graphics processors

Intel is promising a big improvement with its 7th generation Core chips, which will feature integrated 4K graphics processors

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