Chinese fusion reactor reaches the correct temperature
Published in News


Set the controls to the heart of the Artificial sun

Chinese nuclear boffins have gotten their fusion reactor to the temperature needed to keep a fusion reaction that produces more power than it takes to run.

IBM Power 10 expected in 2020
Published in AI
Thursday, 09 August 2018 09:26

IBM Power 10 expected in 2020


48 core 10nm new architecture

IBM Power 9 is capturing a lot of business momentum and has recently launched in the enterprise market and it looks like the company is getting ready to launch its next generation Power 10  in 2020.

The reason why AMD's Vega power was high
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 19 June 2018 19:24

The reason why AMD's Vega power was high


Power optimization engineers went to EPYC

It is no big secret that Vega 64 and 56 had quite high thermals and didn’t actually meet some of its performance targets. Some key power optimization engineers were pulled from the Vega team to the more important goal. The Naples server chip had a higher priority.

IBM wants total power in the datacentre
Published in PC Hardware
Tuesday, 20 March 2018 10:03

IBM wants total power in the datacentre


All your datacentres should belong to Big Blue

IBM is quietly confident that its new POWER chip can sweep ARM and x86 out of the datacentre market.

Power your smartphone with a super volcano
Published in News
Thursday, 17 August 2017 06:00

Power your smartphone with a super volcano


What could possibly go wrong?

While Dr Evil might power his supercomputer using the volcano on his island base, the idea has been suggested as a way of sorting out the world’s battery woes.

AMD promises emergency driver update by Thursday
Published in Graphics


Sorting out RX 480's shocking power problem

AMD has promised that it will roll out a driver update will will sort out the power issues with the RX 480 by Thursday.

AMD investigating PCI power draw issues
Published in Graphics


Is the RX480 a power vampire?

Since AMD’s new RX480 card has launched there have been reports that it seems to have issues with the PCI Express slot.

Power shortage might cause Flash shortage
Published in Cloud


Trouble at Samsung plant might be sparking hoarding 


A power shortage at a key Samsung plant might cause a shortage of flash chips.

IBM Power is back from the dead
Published in PC Hardware
Friday, 22 January 2016 10:51

IBM Power is back from the dead

Opening the platform up helped

It appears that IBM’s Power system, which had been largely written off, is back from the dead and Biggish Blue’s attempt to resurrect it might have paid off.

IBM puts Nvidia GPU in flagship servers
Published in PC Hardware
Tuesday, 06 October 2015 13:28

IBM puts Nvidia GPU in flagship servers


Teaming up with Big Blue Power


Big Blue has launched a line of Power processor-based, Linux-tuned machines which are helped out by Nvidia Tesla K80 GPUs.