Samsung, Intel and Globalfoundries woo HiSilicon
Published in Processors


Outfit looking for second 7nm supplier

HiSilicon Technologies wants another supplier for the fabrication of its 7nm chips and apparently Samsung, Globalfoundries and Intel are trying to get the Chinese fabless firm's attention.

Big Blue back on track
Published in News
Wednesday, 18 October 2017 10:07

Big Blue back on track


Sales growth after nearly six years

The ever shrinking Big Blue’s moves to cloud and security services helped it beat analysts’ quarterly revenue estimates, and the technology major hinted at sales growth after nearly six years of declines.

Moore's Law is murdered, claims Nvidia boss
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 27 September 2017 11:07

Moore's Law is murdered, claims Nvidia boss


GPU computing did it in the library with the candlestick

Nvidia founder and CEO Jensen Huang has said that GPU computing following the decline of the CPU era has killed off Moore's Law.

Big US corporations rule AI development
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Friday, 08 September 2017 11:46

Big US corporations rule AI development

 
Amazon, eBay, IBM, Google, Facebook, and Microsoft, what could go wrong?

Just to prove you have absolutely nothing to worry about from AI, an outfit called Netscribes has worked out that the entire market is sewn up by big US corporations.

Rowhammer comes to MLC NAND flash
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Monday, 21 August 2017 06:00

Rowhammer comes to MLC NAND flash


Holy grail for hackers


Two years after Google showed how Rowhammer attacks could flip dynamic random access memory (DRAM) bits to induce those memory cells to change their state, IBM has shown how it can target MLC NAND flash memory.

Big Blue has a deep learning breakthough
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Wednesday, 09 August 2017 12:29

Big Blue has a deep learning breakthough


Slashes processing time

Big Blue Boffins claim to have developed technology that dramatically cuts the time it takes to crunch massive amounts of data and then come up with useful insights.

IBM and Sony spruce up magnetic tape
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Thursday, 03 August 2017 06:00

IBM and Sony spruce up magnetic tape

 
Storing 201 gigabits of data per square inch

IBM and Sony boffins have emerged from their smoke filled labs with a new magnetic tape system capable of storing 201 gigabits of data per square inch.

IBM, GlobalFoundries and Samsung come up with 5nm process
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Will cost about the same as 10nm

IBM, GlobalFoundries (GloFo), and Samsung said yesterday that they have found a way to make 5nm  transistors, which may well enable them to pack 30 billion switches onto a microprocessor chip.

New OS/2 Warp is out
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Monday, 22 May 2017 12:45

New OS/2 Warp is out


A ghost in the machine


The long-awaited modern OS/2 distribution from Arca Noae has been released.

Buffet finally gives up on Big Blue
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Friday, 05 May 2017 12:17

Buffet finally gives up on Big Blue


Sells a third of his shares

After years of justifying a big investment in IBM, Warren Buffet has finally flogged off a third of his shares.