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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

IBM's Power9 chip die

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

Fujitsu's Post K supercomputer with have PrimeHPC FX10 servers

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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AMD turns back to x86 for server reboot as it downgrades ARM

AMD pulls back on its ARM server efforts as it refocuses its server strategy around x86-based Zen chips

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Intel snaps up Nervana for a crash course on deep learning

The startup's technology will help Intel catch up in AI, one analyst says

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Why 'qudits' (not qubits) may be the key to quantum computing

Announcing what they say is a major advance, Russian scientists propose that qudits could make it easier to build a working quantum device

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AMD mulls a CPU+GPU super-chip in a server reboot

AMD is rebooting its server business around chips with the Zen CPU, which will also be used in PCs. AMD is getting creative with Zen and considering merging the CPU with a high-performance GPU to create a mega-chip for...

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Intel ships Kaby Lake chips, pointing to PC availability in a few months

Laptops and tablets with Intel's new 7th Generation Core chips should become available by the holiday season

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How ARM set itself up for a $32 billion acquisition

The TV you watch perhaps has an ARM processor chip in it. So does the Amazon Echo that helps switch on the light and air-conditioner through voice commands.

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SoftBank will acquire ARM for $32 billion

The acquisition would give SoftBank a strong presence in the smartphone and IoT markets

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HPE wins $3 billion in a lawsuit against Oracle

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has been awarded $3 billion in a lawsuit against Oracle over a largely forgotten Intel processor

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Oracle pledges 'x86 economics' with new Sparc servers

Oracle also launched the MiniCluster, an 'engineered system' for the rest of us

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IBM prepares Power9 to take on Intel and ARM

The Power chip already seen significant adoption wins for high-end servers

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IBM wants to sell Power servers based on OpenCompute designs

IBM is warming up to the idea of adding servers using its Power processors and the OpenCompute open design to its product portfolio.

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