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As the release of AMD’s Barcelona (also known as K-10) approaches, more details are starting to emerge.  DailyTech has a few interesting details that shed some light on how the upcoming CPUs should work in existing sockets, and how they will gain some new features by pairing them with new “+” sockets: "Yesterday, AMD held a press presentation in Munich, Germany to update journalists about its upcoming K10 processor. AMD's Giuseppe Amato, Technical Director of Sales and Marketing EMEA, had a few minutes to talk about the architecture at length.   The integrated memory controller (IMC) will get a few new features in the K10 core. When utilizing multiple memory modules, along with proper BIOS... Read more...
According to a story on The Inquirer, AMD's upcoming native quad-core processor, codenamed Barcelona, will outperform competitive offerings from Intel.  AMD's European technical director, Guiseppe Amato said, "Barcelona is an architecture that must be faster."  And that compatibility with existing platforms is assured with a simple BIOS update. "He laid a lot of emphasis on the ability of the Barcelona to deliver four FPs ber clock cycle, as well as having a bigger buffer and L1, L2, and L3 caches. He also claimed that the memory connect design of the microprocessor will give it an inherent advantage over Intel's designs."Until third-parties get to test Barcelona on their own,... Read more...
It's a fairly safe assumption that both AMD and Intel have a good idea what is going on with the other company, especially when it comes to products that are due to see the light of day soon. This means that Intel probably has a very good idea of what to expect from AMD quad-core CPUs that are due out in few short months. So what does Intel think of Barcelona? Well, according to this DailyTech article, it seems that Intel has abandoned a 2.13GHz quad-core CPU and is now planning on bumping their existing mid-high end 2.4GHz chip down in price, possibly even cheaper than they had planned on for the 2.13GHz. If all this ends up coming about the way DailyTech says it might, then it would seem... Read more...
It appears Intel will be cutting prices on its quad-core CPUs leading up to the release of AMD's native quad-core Barcelona family of processors. The price war between Intel and AMD, a constant conflict which culminated last year when Intel released its Core 2 and AMD cut prices on its Athlon 64 X2 products, will most likely continue. Expect to see price cuts for Intel's QX6700 and Q6600 in the months to come as well. AMD is expected to ship its native quad-core desktop CPUs, now dubbed K10, in Q3 2007. Intel guidance already states the company will accelerate the ongoing price war through Q3 2007 -- a price war that has already taken its toll on AMD and Intel profits.... Read more...
Intel Science Talent Search Winners Announced Mary Masterman of Oklahoma City Awarded $100,000 Intel Scholarship SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 13, 2007 - Innovation was the word of the day as Intel announced the winners of the Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS). The top award, a $100,000 scholarship from the Intel Foundation, went to Mary Masterman, 17, who built an accurate spectrograph that identifies the specific characteristics - or "fingerprints" - of different kinds of molecules. Spectrographs have wide applications in research and industry and can cost as much as $100,000. Mary's invention cost hundreds of dollars. READ MORE...... Read more...
Intel releasing a chip ahead of time is usually a sign of stiff competition, something that they haven't had a lot of for several months now at the high-end. What's known to be coming down the pipe from AMD is their quad-core Barcelona, which may or may not give Intel's finest some competition. Being that Intel and AMD both have a pretty good idea of what's going down in the other's camp, this might be a very positive sign that AMD's Barcelona is the real deal. "Intel will update its four-core Core 2 Extreme line-up sooner than expected, it the latest roadmap reports coming out of Asia are to be believed. They claim the successor to the 2.66GHz QX6700 will ship in Q3."... 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 from design teams around the world. Each year, a winning design will be selected from a field... Read more...
ExtremeTech has an article posted with information regarding AMD's upcoming "Barcelona" processors and the future R600 family of graphics cards.  The information was compiled last week during a briefing in San Francisco and includes quotes taken directly from AMD's Mario Rivas, Henri Richard, and former ATI CEO Dave Orton. "We pushed out the launch of the R600 and people thought is must be a silicon or software problem...it's got to be a bug," said Dave Orton, president and chief executiveof ATI. "In fact, our mainstream chips are in 65nm and are coming out extremely fast. Because of that configuration, we have... Read more...
NEW NVIDIA QUADRO ARCHITECTURE DELIVERS GREATEST GENERATIONAL LEAP IN COMPANY HISTORY New Quadro Solutions Launch with Advanced Features Including: Unified Architecture, Shader Model 4.0, and GPU Computing for Visualization SANTA CLARA, CA - MARCH 5, 2007 - NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today unveiled a new line of professional graphics solutions: NVIDIA Quadro FX 4600, Quadro FX 5600, and NVIDIA Quadro Plex VCS Model IV. Armed with the largest increase in GPU power and functionality to date, these solutions are designed to help solve the world's most complex professional graphics challenges. Tackling the extreme visualization... Read more...
According to sources at HKEPC, AMD is planning to launch multiple flavors of their upcoming native quad-core processors, codenamed "Barcelona" in June. And if the information they've compiled is correct, the fastest processor in the group will be clocked at 2.3GHz. "The next-generation AMD quad-core Opteron, codenamed Barcelona and fabricated by 65nm manufacturing technology, is natively designed with 4 functioning cores, each of them owns 512KB L2 Cache and share the same 2MB L3 Cache. Barcelona supports for 128Bit FPU and provides a capability of up to 4 FLOPS/clock. The interface remains in Socket F (1207), and therefore it's compatible to the existing Socket F platforms."... Read more...
Intel Research Chip Advances 'Era Of Tera' 80-Core Programmable Processor First to Deliver Teraflop Performance with Remarkable Energy-Efficiency SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 11, 2007 - Intel Corporation researchers have developed the world's first programmable processor that delivers supercomputer-like performance from a single, 80-core chip not much larger than the size of a finger nail while using less electricity than most of today's home appliances. This is the result of the company's innovative 'Tera-scale computing' research aimed at delivering Teraflop -- or trillions of calculations per second --performance for future PCs and servers. Technical details of the... Read more...
Intel Science Talent Search Finalists Announced For First Time in 66 Years, Equal Number of Male, Female Finalists Named SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 31, 2007 - Forty high school seniors today were named finalists for the Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS) 2007. The competition is America's oldest and most prestigious high school science competition; six former finalists have won the Nobel Prize and others have been awarded the Fields Medal, the National Medal of Science and MacArthur Foundation fellowships. Since the inception of the company in 1968, Intel Corporation has been committed to promoting math and science education. Today, through its foundation, Intel invests $100 million annually... Read more...
This one definitely borders on the freaky side for sure. Viruses used to build electronic structures? Hello?  Maybe we can all just skip the flu shots this year and head on over to MIT for a crash course in electrophysics?  In some sort of sick and twisted way, that runny nose you're fending off could possibly power your iPod... "By manipulating a few genes inside these viruses, the team was able to coax the organisms to grow and self-assemble into a functional electronic device. The goal of the work, led by MIT Professors Angela Belcher, Paula Hammond and Yet-Ming Chiang, is to create batteries that cram as much electrical energy into as small or lightweight a package as possible.... Read more...
VR-Zone is reporting that NVIDIA will announce their second generation SLI technology at the CeBIT show in March.  This is still rumor at the moment, but NVIDIA definitely has plans to expand upon SLI.  One look at the triple PCI Express x16 slots on 680i mobos and the dual SLI edge connectors on 8800 GTX cards and you know something is in the works. "We heard faintly about NVIDIA SLI 2.0 technology and it is going to launch during CeBIT in March. Little information is available at this moment but we heard that it will be able to support mixed cards. We are unclear if it is across different series or different models of the same series.. Also there are some rumors out now that GeForce... Read more...
Intel Science Talent Search Semifinalists Announced 300 Chosen from 1,705 Entrants for the 'Junior Nobel Prize' Santa Clara, Calif., Jan. 17, 2007 - Three hundred high school seniors today were named as semifinalists of the Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS) 2007. The STS, America's oldest and most prestigious science competition, is often called the "Junior Nobel Prize." Each of the 300 Intel STS semifinalists receives $1,000 with an additional $1,000 going to their respective schools, resulting in $600,000 in total awards. This year's entrants hail from 46 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico, and represent 487 schools. Over the past 66 years, the STS has... Read more...
With the release of its first ever expansion pack, Blizzard's World of Warcraft has hit the 8 million subscriber mark. The popular MMO boasts over 2 million users in North America, 1.5 million in Europe, and China 3.5 million in China. With the Burning Crusade expansion hitting Jan 16th, don't be surprised to see a "9 Million Users" headline sometime soon. "We're ecstatic that the World of Warcraft community has continued to grow steadily since we launched the game," said Mike Morhaime, president and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment(R). "This milestone wouldn't have been possible for us to achieve without the incredible... Read more...
Jimmy Wales, founder of the immensely popular Wikipedia, has decided to build a rival search engine to compete with Google. He calls his new search engine Wikiasari. Like Wikipedia, the new search engine will rely on the support of a volunteer community of users. The idea is that Web surfers and programmers will be able to bring their collective intelligence to bear, to fine-tune search results and make the experience more effective for everyone. "If you search in Google, a lot of the results are very, very good and a lot of the results are very, very bad," says Wales. What that shows, Wales says, is that mathematical formulas alone do not produce... Read more...
Technology shows great promise but still under long term research DailyTech reports -- "Researchers at the University of Central Florida announced this week that they have developed a way to store massive amounts of data onto a disc roughly the size of a typical DVD. This sounds like another competitive format to Blu-ray or HD-DVD, but in fact, the new technology can store thousands of times that of a DVD." I remember seeing my first terabyte storage device -- massive thing about the size of a small apartment at the Los Alamos Research Labs, and that was less than ten years ago, and only had a 3 terabyte capacity. Read more here...... Read more...
WORLD OF WARCRAFT(R): THE BURNING CRUSADETM IN STORES JANUARY 16, 2007 Street date set for the expansion to Blizzard Entertainment(R)'s massively multiplayer online role-playing game as subscriber base reaches 7.5 million players worldwide IRVINE, Calif. - - November 9, 2006 - - Blizzard Entertainment(R) announced today that World of Warcraft(R): The Burning CrusadeTM, the highly anticipated expansion to the world's leading subscription-based massively multiplayer online role-playing game, World of Warcraft, will be in stores on January 16 in North America and Europe. The expansion will be available in a similar time frame in Korea, Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore as well, and availability... Read more...
 Google is going to make Microsoft look like a lemonade stand if they keep releasing useful things at the rate they're going. The latest is a customizable search engine: Not satisfied that it has given Web users enough tools to refine data on the Internet, Google will launch Custom Search Engine Tuesday, a product designed to cull search results from only those sites specified by the searcher. Users who create their own topic-specific search engines with the new tool, and share them via a search box on a web site, will be able to make money from ads placed by Google (nasdaq: GOOG - news - people ) on search result pages as part of the company's revenue-sharing AdSense program. Now that... Read more...
The NY Times has posted an extremely interesting article regarding Microsoft's new efforts to design their own CPU. To this end, Microsoft has formed what is tentatively known as the "Computer Architecture Group" and will utilize resources from both the Redmond headquarters and Santa Clara campus. Although many will be quick to assume Microsoft is gearing to do battle with Intel and AMD on the PC front, there is a distinct possibility that Microsoft's true goal with this effort is to tackle the consumer electronics market in general. Looking at the scalability of Sony's Cell architecture and its ability to be used in everything from the Playstation 3 to televisions... Read more...
Well, the life of the pocket protected just got a little easier. Google has gone live with a search engine for computer code. Google is applying the same machine-driven techniques it uses to help consumers search the Web for text, images, video and books to help professional programmers as well as computer enthusiasts overcome stumbling blocks to writing code. Searchers can seek out specific programming terms or computer languages and dive deep into compressed code to locate specific features. Users also can narrow a search to find software code based on specific licensing requirements, which is a big deal in warding off future patent litigation. Google already has dozens of search engine types,... Read more...
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