Processors - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/2044 en Dell adds Intel processor to new Wyse thin client http://www.infoworld.com/d/computer-hardware/dell-adds-intel-processor-new-wyse-thin-client-249097?source=rss_processors <p>Dell for the first time is using an Intel processor in its Wyse thin clients, which are used as alternatives to enterprise PCs.</p> <p>The Wyse Intel-based 3000 series thin client, which starts at $429 and is available now, runs on a dual-core Celeron processor based on the Bay Trail architecture. The entry-level thin client offers 3D graphics, said Dan O'Farrell, senior director for product marketing, cloud client computing at Dell.</p> Computer Hardware Dell Intel Processors Thin Clients Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:17:33 +0000 admin 249097 at http://www.infoworld.com 7 far-out technologies that are closer than you think http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/161494/7-far-out-technologies-are-closer-you-think-248108?source=rss_processors <!--paging_filter-->Some of these technology innovations sound like science fiction, but they may land in your data center sooner than you'd imagine<div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-dek"> <div class="field-label">Dek:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Some of these technology innovations sound like science fiction, but they may land in your data center sooner than you&#039;d imagine </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-external-source"> <div class="field-label">External Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> infoworld.com </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-url-redirect"> <div class="field-label">Redirect Unpublished Slideshow to:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/161494 </div> </div> </div> Processors Computer Hardware Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0000 admin 248108 at http://www.infoworld.com At last, Intel has mobile chips to reckon with http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/last-intel-has-mobile-chips-reckon-248327?source=rss_processors <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Intel_New_hp.jpg" alt="At last, Intel has mobile chips to reckon with" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>It's easy to dismiss the launch of a new Intel CPU as a ho-hum event.</p> Computer Hardware Mobile Technology The Industry Standard ARM Intel Laptop PCs Processors Tablets Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Bill Snyder 248327 at http://www.infoworld.com AppliedMicro's 64-core chip could spark off ARM core war http://www.infoworld.com/d/computer-hardware/appliedmicros-64-core-chip-could-spark-arm-core-war-248242?source=rss_processors <p>A decade-old race to crank up core counts in x86 chips may have lulled, but the competition has just started picking up in ARM processors.</p> <p>AppliedMicro, which is making 64-bit ARM processors, will put up to 64 cores in its upcoming X-Gene 3 server chip, said Gaurav Singh, vice president of engineering and product development at the company, during the Hot Chips conference in Cupertino, California.</p> Computer Hardware Processors Servers Wed, 13 Aug 2014 13:28:18 +0000 admin 248242 at http://www.infoworld.com Oracle's Sparc M7 chip to supercharge in-memory computing http://www.infoworld.com/d/computer-hardware/oracles-sparc-m7-chip-supercharge-in-memory-computing-248240?source=rss_processors <p>Oracle has given the first peek at its upcoming Sparc M7 processor, promising big performance gains for customers who use the in-memory compute features of its 12C database.</p> <p>The Sparc M7 is due for release next year and will eventually be used in both high- and low-end Oracle Unix systems, including the M series and T series products, said John Fowler, executive vice president for Oracle's systems business.</p> Computer Hardware Oracle Processors Servers Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:12:22 +0000 admin 248240 at http://www.infoworld.com Microsoft to speed up Bing with FPGAs next year http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/microsoft-speed-bing-fpgas-next-year-248232?source=rss_processors <p>It started off as an experiment, but Microsoft now wants to speed up and return more accurate Bing search results with the help of reconfigurable chips called FPGAs (field-programmable gate arrays) in data centers.</p> <p>Next year, Microsoft will start installing FPGAs in its data centers, hoping to speed up and increase the accuracy and relevancy of search results.</p> Applications Microsoft Microsoft Bing Processors Search Engines Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:03:44 +0000 admin 248232 at http://www.infoworld.com Nvidia claims 64-bit Denver chip will outperform Apple's A7 http://www.infoworld.com/d/computer-hardware/nvidia-claims-64-bit-denver-chip-will-outperform-apples-a7-248159?source=rss_processors <p>Apple pioneered the use of 64-bit processors in smartphones, but Nvidia claims its 64-bit Denver chip will be even faster when it appears in devices later this year.</p> <p>Nvidia <a href="http://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2014/08/11/tegra-k1-denver-64-bit-for-android/" target="_blank">shared a few more details</a> about Denver at <a href="http://www.hotchips.org/" target="_blank">the Hot Chips conference</a> in Silicon Valley on Monday. It's calling it "the world's first 64-bit ARM processor for Android."</p> Computer Hardware Mobile Technology Android Processors Smartphones Tablets Tue, 12 Aug 2014 11:14:49 +0000 admin 248159 at http://www.infoworld.com 10 things you need to know about Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/161249/10-things-you-need-know-about-microsofts-surface-pro-3-247902?source=rss_processors <!--paging_filter-->The Surface Pro 3 sports some impressive capabilities. Here's the scoop on its software to its performance to its sound and camera<div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-dek"> <div class="field-label">Dek:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Surface Pro 3 sports some impressive capabilities. Here&#039;s the scoop on its software to its performance to its sound and camera </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-external-source"> <div class="field-label">External Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> networkworld.com </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-url-redirect"> <div class="field-label">Redirect Unpublished Slideshow to:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> http://www.networkworld.com/slideshow/160781 </div> </div> </div> Processors Mobile Technology Tue, 12 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0000 admin 247902 at http://www.infoworld.com Mobile chips face lockdown to prevent hacks http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/mobile-chips-face-lockdown-prevent-hacks-248057?source=rss_processors <p>Chip makers want to make hardware the first layer of defense against data breaches and other attacks on tablets and smartphones.</p> <p>Mobile devices are becoming increasingly vulnerable, with more personal information, banking data, passwords and contacts residing on devices without any protection, said presenters at the Hot Chips conference in Cupertino, California, on Sunday.</p> Mobile Technology Security Processors Mobile Security Smartphones Tablets Mon, 11 Aug 2014 11:35:09 +0000 admin 248057 at http://www.infoworld.com IBM's new 'brain chip' could power the Internet of things http://www.infoworld.com/d/computer-hardware/ibms-new-brain-chip-could-power-the-internet-of-things-247929?source=rss_processors <p>IBM has taken another step toward its ambitious goal of creating a processor that acts like a human brain, creating a second, more advanced chip that mimics the way the mammalian brain operates.</p> <p>"It's a new landmark of the brain-inspired computers," said Dharmendra Modha, IBM Research fellow and chief scientist focusing on brain-inspired computing.</p> Computer Hardware IBM Internet of Things Processors Fri, 08 Aug 2014 11:50:29 +0000 admin 247929 at http://www.infoworld.com AMD's new 64-bit ARM board points way to x86 coexistence http://www.infoworld.com/d/computer-hardware/amds-new-64-bit-arm-board-points-way-x86-coexistence-247340?source=rss_processors <p>AMD is moving closer to a motherboard design that will accept both x86 and ARM chips with the shipment of its first 64-bit ARM board.</p> <p>The Opteron A1100-Series developer hardware is an uncased computer costing $2,999, and aimed at programmers who want to write applications and drivers for AMD's unreleased ARM servers, which are expected to become available by early next year.</p> Computer Hardware Processors Servers Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:26:51 +0000 admin 247340 at http://www.infoworld.com Mobile devices to get faster LP-DDR4 memory next year http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/mobile-devices-get-faster-lp-ddr4-memory-next-year-247168?source=rss_processors <p>Thanks to the rise of mobile gaming and 4K video, LP-DDR4 memory will reach smartphones and tablets close to two years earlier than expected, an analyst said.</p> <p>The first mobile devices with LP-DDR4 will arrive next year, and the technology will go mainstream in 2016, said Mike Howard, a senior principal analyst at IHS.</p><p><strong>[ Keep up on the day's tech news headlines with InfoWorld's <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/newsletters/subscribe?showlist=infoworld_todays_headlines_wrap_up&amp;source=ifwelg_fssr">Today's Headlines: Wrap Up newsletter</a>. ]</strong></p> Mobile Technology Processors Smartphones Tablets Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:08:05 +0000 admin 247168 at http://www.infoworld.com PC market rebound doesn't help AMD's earnings http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/pc-market-rebound-doesnt-help-amds-earnings-246521?source=rss_processors <p>A rebound in the PC market aided Intel's earnings earlier this week, but did not help rival Advanced Micro Devices, which recorded a net loss for the second quarter, even as a shift in its business focus to graphics cards and custom chips boosted revenue.</p> <p>AMD reported a net loss of $36 million, an improvement from the $74 million loss reported in the same quarter a year ago. Revenue in its Computing Solutions division, which deals in chips, was $669 million, declining by 20 percent year over year, due to a drop in processor shipments, AMD said in a statement.</p> Computer Hardware The Industry Standard Desktop PCs Processors Technology Business Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:44:57 +0000 admin 246521 at http://www.infoworld.com IBM rethinking decades-old computer design with $3 billion investment http://www.infoworld.com/d/computer-hardware/ibm-rethinking-decades-old-computer-design-3-billion-investment-245914?source=rss_processors <p>IBM will pour $3 billion into computing and chip materials research over the next five years as it rethinks computer design and looks to a future that may not involve silicon chips.</p> <p>The computer design initiative could pave the way for functional quantum and cognitive computers that mimic brain functionality.</p> Computer Hardware Desktop PCs Processors Thin Clients Computer Hardware Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:57:56 +0000 admin 245914 at http://www.infoworld.com MIT experimental 36-core chip spurs speed experiments http://www.infoworld.com/d/computer-hardware/mit-experimental-36-core-chip-spurs-speed-experiments-244904?source=rss_processors <p>Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a 36-core processor in an effort to find new ways to eke more performance out of chips.</p> Computer Hardware Processors Tue, 24 Jun 2014 11:29:31 +0000 admin 244904 at http://www.infoworld.com Intel's most powerful chip ever packs emerging technologies http://www.infoworld.com/d/computer-hardware/intels-most-powerful-chip-ever-packs-emerging-technologies-244876?source=rss_processors <p>Intel hopes to take hardware performance to the next level with its latest Xeon Phi supercomputing chip, which packs an array of new hardware technologies that could ultimately find their way to laptops and desktops.</p> <p>The new Xeon Phi chip, also called Knights Landing, is Intel's largest and also most powerful chip package to date. It can deliver over 3 teraflops of peak performance, which is in the range of high-performance graphics chip used to crunch complex math calculations in the world's fastest computers.</p> Computer Hardware Intel Processors Mon, 23 Jun 2014 17:53:00 +0000 admin 244876 at http://www.infoworld.com Nvidia abandons 64-bit 'Denver' chip for servers http://www.infoworld.com/d/computer-hardware/nvidia-abandons-64-bit-denver-chip-servers-244802?source=rss_processors <p>Nvidia has cancelled plans to develop a 64-bit CPU processor for servers, three years after it said it would build such a chip.</p> <p>"That's not something we're doing today," said Ian Buck, vice president of accelerated computing at Nvidia.</p><p><strong>[ Keep up on the day's tech news headlines with InfoWorld's <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/newsletters/subscribe?showlist=infoworld_todays_headlines_wrap_up&amp;source=ifwelg_fssr">Today's Headlines: Wrap Up newsletter</a>. ]</strong></p> Computer Hardware Processors Mon, 23 Jun 2014 11:44:17 +0000 admin 244802 at http://www.infoworld.com AMD tackles thorny problem of laptop battery life http://www.infoworld.com/d/computer-hardware/amd-tackles-thorny-problem-of-laptop-battery-life-244784?source=rss_processors <p>Advanced Micro Devices is reworking its core PC chip design to be 25 times more energy-efficient over the next six years, possibly resulting in laptop battery life of up to 50 hours on idle time.</p> <p>So said Sam Naffziger, corporate fellow at AMD, adding that estimated battery life on active use would also be significantly better, although he couldn't quantify that expected improvement.</p> Computer Hardware Laptop PCs Processors Fri, 20 Jun 2014 21:53:55 +0000 admin 244784 at http://www.infoworld.com Intel expands custom chip work for big cloud providers http://www.infoworld.com/d/computer-hardware/intel-expands-custom-chip-work-big-cloud-providers-244599?source=rss_processors <p>Intel is stepping up its efforts to build custom chips for online giants like eBay and Facebook, giving them a boost in performance and, Intel hopes, another reason to keep buying its microprocessors.</p> <p>The chipmaker is working with the big online firms to embed programmable chips, called FPGAs, in the same chip package alongside its Xeon server processors. Those FPGAs can be programmed to run unique algorithms that each online firm depends on to run its services.</p> Cloud Computing Computer Hardware Processors Wed, 18 Jun 2014 20:53:53 +0000 admin 244599 at http://www.infoworld.com Unisys phasing out decades-old mainframe processor for x86 chips http://www.infoworld.com/d/computer-hardware/unisys-phasing-out-decades-old-mainframe-processor-x86-chips-244467?source=rss_processors <p>Unisys is phasing out its decades-old mainframe processor, which lags behind in speed and scalability compared to newer chips.</p> Computer Hardware High-Performance Computing Processors Servers Tue, 17 Jun 2014 16:15:12 +0000 admin 244467 at http://www.infoworld.com