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Today is a big day for AMD. If you follow the company at all, you're probably aware that there's a new APU from AMD waiting in the wings. Today, AMD is disclosing more information about Kaveri, the first APU to support heterogeneous computing. Kaveri also includes a new CPU core, codenamed Steamroller, and the largest GPU we've seen in an integrated processor to date. This chip is particularly important for AMD because its the first major architecture update for AMD's big core program since Bulldozer launched in 2011... AMD CES 2014: Kaveri APU Is Imminent... Read more...
Today is a big day for AMD. If you follow the company at all, you're probably aware that there's a new APU from AMD waiting in the wings. Today, AMD is disclosing more information about Kaveri, the first APU to support heterogeneous computing. Kaveri also includes a new CPU core, codenamed Steamroller, and the largest GPU we've seen in an integrated processor to date. This chip is particularly important for AMD because its the first major architecture update for AMD's big core program since Bulldozer launched in 2011. This new APU includes the TrueAudio technology that AMD launched earlier... Read more...
The dawn of GPU computing came about in large part due to the immense gap in compute performance between traditional CPUs and programmable GPUs. Whereas CPUs excel with serial workloads, modern GPUs perform best with highly parallel operations. If you look at the slide below, it shows an array of Intel processors and AMD (and ATI) GPUs dating back to 2002, along with each part’s compute performance, measured in GFLOPS (or Gigaflops—billions of floating point operations per second). It gives a number of examples that show the clear disparities in compute performance we’re... Read more...
If you haven't seen this already, do yourself a favor and check out the screenshots of NVIDIA's human head demo.  And if you've got a card powerful enough to run the demo, take the time to download it and see the impressive visuals for yourself.  Here's the scoop directly from the source... "Our latest demo, "Human Head" is now available to the public.  This demo is a startling leap forward in realism for real-time characters, starring actor Doug Jones, who will portray the Silver Surfer in the upcoming film Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.... Read more...
According to researchers, a simple formula calculated by a computer could be more effective then asking loved ones whether or not to 'pull the plug'. The program predicted the wishes of a patient accurately 78% of the time where as surrogates only made accurate decisions 68% of the time. Besides being more accurate then a surrogate, researches also claim the program will also preserve ethics. If the idea of a computer choosing whether you live or die gives you the creeps, advanced directives remain your best bet for specifying your future medical decisions, but very few people ever fill... Read more...
AMD and Architecture for Humanity Announce World's Largest Architecture Prize at TED 2007 - First Ever Open Architecture Prize to Create Innovative New Designs in support of 50x15 Vision - SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- March 9, 2007 --Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE: AMD) and Cameron Sinclair, winner of last year's TED Prize and founder of Architecture for Humanity, today announced the first ever Open Architecture Prize at the annual TED Conference. The $250,000 Open Architecture Prize is the largest prize in the field of architecture and is designed to be a multi-year program that will draw competition... Read more...
BitTorrent, the peer to peer file sharing giant, is launching a download service that offers licensed, legitimate versions of TV and movie downloads. Cue the mass hysteria. The San Francisco-based company is betting that at least one-third of the 135 million people who have downloaded the BitTorrent software will be willing to pay for high-quality legitimate content rather than take their chances with pirated fare. "The vast majority of our audience just loves digital content," Ashwin Navin, president and co-founder of BitTorrent, told The Associated... Read more...
There is a great article on-line at acmqueue.com detailing the past, present, and potential future methods by which humans interact with computers.  They cover advances made at Xerox's PARC and speculate about future technologies like perceptual interfaces.  I don't know about all of you, but give me a good wireless laser-mouse and a clicky keyboard and I'm all set. "Personal computing launched with the IBM PC. But popular computing - computing for the masses - launched with the modern WIMP (windows, icons, mouse, pointer)... Read more...