Euro server sails slump
Published in News
Tuesday, 20 September 2016 12:25

Euro server sails slump


IDC reports a three percent fall

While their are suggestions that PC sales might be picking up, life is not so good for people trying to peddle servers, according to beancounters at IDC.

GloFo confirms it will skip 10nm
Published in Processors
Friday, 16 September 2016 12:35

GloFo confirms it will skip 10nm


Go directly to 7nm do not past 10nm or collect $200

Globalfoundries has announced it is ignoring 10nm and will go directly to the 7nm FinFET chip production by early 2018.

IBM rolls out Power8 processer
Published in Processors
Friday, 09 September 2016 11:21

IBM rolls out Power8 processer


New servers with OpenPower

IBM has rolled out its new Power8 processor which provides servers with OpenPower features.

IBM shows off Power9
Published in Processors
Friday, 26 August 2016 13:29

IBM shows off Power9


14nm FinFET technology

The ever shrinking Biggish Blue has showed off details of its new Power 9 technology at the Hot Chips conference.

Nvidia NVLINK 2.0 arrives in IBM servers next year
Published in Graphics


Upgrades bi-directional ports from 160GB/s to 200GB/s

On Monday, PCWorld reported that the first servers expected to use Nvidia’s second-generation NVLINK 2.0 technology will be arriving sometime next year using IBM’s upcoming Power9 chip family.

Biggish Blue invents a lab on a chip
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 02 August 2016 12:45

Biggish Blue invents a lab on a chip


Super sensitive SoC

IBM has developed some tech it calls a lab-on-a-chip which can be used to detect cancer or other diseases before any symptoms have appeared.

IBM promises 200 petaflop supercomputer
Published in News
Thursday, 23 June 2016 12:58

IBM promises 200 petaflop supercomputer


Need to beat the Chinese

The US is clearly embarrassed the Chinese Sunway TiahuLight system is leading the supercomputer arms race. Now the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory has announced that is having a new IBM system, named Summit, delivered in early 2018 that will now be capable of 200 peak petaflops.

Boffins create 1000 core chip
Published in Processors
Monday, 20 June 2016 10:51

Boffins create 1000 core chip


IBM backed proccessor headed for commercial release

Researchers at the University of California, Davis, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering have developed 1000-core processor which will eventually be put onto the commercial market.

World's most innovative company is IBM
Published in News
Monday, 06 June 2016 14:24

World's most innovative company is IBM


Apple miles behind

Despite the Tame Apple press claiming that Apple is the most innovative company in the world, it is an also ran behind Samsung, IBM and Google.

OS/2 comes back from the dead
Published in News
Monday, 30 May 2016 14:10

OS/2 comes back from the dead


Big Blue Zombie


Arca Noae, which is behind a revival of OS/2, has attended a convention of OS/2 users to spill the beans about the Blue Lion project.