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Intel Opens Up Key Server Acceleration Technology to Industry INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, Taipei, Oct. 17, 2006 - Intel Corporation announced today that it will encourage networking companies to benefit from a key server data input and output acceleration technology designed and added to its server product lines earlier this year. A component of Intel I/OAT (Input/Output Acceleration Technology), Intel QuickData technology is a data acceleration engine that enables other networking and server vendors to increase the throughput of server data traffic. Key supporters of Intel QuickData Technology include Broadcom, Fujitsu-Siemens, IBM, Mellanox, Microsoft and VMware.  READ MORE...... Read more...
AMD Opens New North American Chip Design Center SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Sep. 28, 2006 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the opening of an advanced microprocessor development facility in Fort Collins, CO.  Dubbed the "Mile High Design Center" (MHDC), the facility is the latest in AMD's growing international network of chip design hubs. AMD plans to use the increased flexibility and efficiency provided by the MHDC to accelerate the introduction of next-generation microprocessors that are more closely aligned with the evolving priorities of customers, partners and end-users worldwide.        "The opening of the Mile High Design Center is a testament... Read more...
The Register is reporting that Intel has plans to directly respond to AMD's Torrenza platform by opening up its server platform to third-party co-processor manufacturers. Supposedly, Intel is planning to make the official announcement next week at the Intel Developers Forum in San Francisco... "Everyone in the server world has been wondering if Intel planned a response to AMD's opening of its Opteron socket specifications. Well, The Register can reveal that Intel does indeed have a counterattack in store, and it will arrive in part at next week's Intel Developer Forum. Multiple sources have confirmed that Intel, for the first time, will open up its chip architecture to partners. One... Read more...
Intel Releases Next Generation Open Source Graphics Driver The Intel Open Source Technology Center graphics team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of free software drivers for the Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset family graphics controller. These drivers include support for 2D and 3D graphics features for the newest generation Intel graphics architecture. As with any free software project, this release represents only the beginning of an ongoing commitment by Intel to work with the X.org and Mesa communities to continuously improve and enhance the drivers. While these drivers represent significant work at both Tungsten Graphics and Intel - as our first release of this code - they're... Read more...
This week the BBC has written about what many have known for some time: the massive amount of graphical processing power Windows Vista will require. While it's not exactly as demanding as a game like Quake 4, Microsoft's new Aero Glass interface is like nothing Windows has seen before. "But the not so good news is that not everyone will have a PC that will be compatible. "A lot of people buy PCs that do not have a separate and discrete graphics card," explained Mr Makedon. "They have something called integrated graphics, which is basically built into their motherboard. "Typically today you may buy an Intel PC that has graphics built in. That's where the questionable part may be - it may... Read more...
It's an SFF PC, it's a Mac Mini, it's a toaster, no wait... "The cute little AOpen mini PC MP915-B (Super Multi) system is based on the Intel 915GM chipset and supports Socket 479 Pentium M 400/533 MHz processors. There is a single 200 pin DDR-2 SO DIMM slot which accepts up to 1GB of DDR2-400/533 memory. On devices packed into the dictionary sized PC include a Realtek Gigabit network adaptor, a 5.1 channel sound card, IEEE 1394a, an onboard Intel GMA900 videocard and even a dual layer slot loading DVD writer!" Easy for you to say!... Read more...
Intel Computer Clubhouse Opens At Boys & Girls Club In Heart Of Atlanta ATLANTA, May 24, 2006 - Intel Corporation and Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA) today are celebrating the opening of a new Intel Computer Clubhouse, a unique after-school learning center for youth ages 10 to 18. The clubhouse is located at the John H. Harland Club in the city's southwest area. "Intel and the Boys and Girls Club's collective goal is to help open up the world of opportunities to the youth of southwest Atlanta through access to the latest technology and support of dedicated staff and mentors," said Rosalind Hudnell, Intel director of diversity. "Each young person who attends will be able to... Read more...
NVIDIA UNVEILS A NEW OPEN STANDARD MEMORY SPECIFICATION DESIGNED TO PROVIDE HIGHER LEVELS OF SYSTEM PERFORMANCE Launch Partner Corsair Will Be the First to Bring Products with New Enhanced Performance Profiles (EPP) To Market SANTA CLARA, CA -- MAY 15, 200 6-- NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today announced the results of a collaborative memory development effort called Enhanced Performance Profiles, or EPP, which allows consumers to easily expose new, advanced performance memory settings built into high performance memory DIMMs for even higher levels of overall PC system performance. In addition, NVIDIA also announced today... Read more...
Anandtech has an interesting article posted detailing the performance of Intel's Core Duo mobile processor when installed on AOpen's i975Xa-YDG desktop motherboard. When you see the performance of this platform, you'll likely be very impressed.  Especially when it's overclocked to 2.8GHz... "If our test results are a true indication of the performance potential of the upcoming Conroe and Merom processors, then we foresee a sizable interest within the AMD community for taking another look at Intel based products in the near future. The Conroe/Merom processors should realize a performance improvement of around 15% above the... Read more...
Hong Kong's Largest New Trade Shows Opened Today at AsiaWorld-Expo HONG KONG, April 15 -- Global Sources opened two China Sourcing Fairs at AsiaWorld-Expo -- the largest trade shows ever to be held at the new, state-of-the-art venue. The April 15-18 China Sourcing Fairs are: -- Electronics & Components: Hong Kong's most comprehensive electronics and components show featuring over 1,700 booths with over 1,300 new exhibitors from Greater China. Representatives from Circuit City, one of U.S. leading consumer electronics providers; Samsung, the world's third-largest cell phone maker; Staples, the world's largest office product retailer; plus 3M, Dell Computer, Hewlett-Packard,... Read more...
AOpen Showcases Innovative Intel(R) Viiv(TM) Technology and MoDT-based Products and Launches the MoDT Bootcamp at the 2006 Intel Channel Conference SAN JOSE, Calif., April 12 -- AOpen(R) Inc., an award-winning, global leader in PC component design and manufacturing, today announced that it will showcase several of its award winning Mobile on Desktop (MoDT)-based solutions at the 2006 Intel Channel Conference (ICC). AOpen will debut a series of new Solo and Dual core motherboards, and barebone systems including innovative new XC Cubes, MiniPCs and ePCs. In addition, with Intel's (INTC) support, AOpen will launch it's MoDT Bootcamp, a program designed to educate the channel about the benefits... Read more...
Anandtech has managed to get their hands on AOpen's new SFF system to see if the final hardware will live up to the hype. In previous weeks, this AOpen system received a fair amount of attention thanks to the not so subtle resemblance to Apple Mac Mini system. Prior to  the Intel-based Mac Minis, this system certainly had its own niche. However, now you have to wonder how much opportunity is left for a system such as this. For those that really like super small computers and insist on a Windows OS, this product is certain to make them happy.... Read more...
Recently, Microsoft has announced they're new "Open XML" format, in order to ease fears of their growing document format dominance. But is Open XML really that open? Kevin Carmoney over at The Tech Zone isn't so sure of that. "Microsoft is only doing this because they are facing competition from the likes of Adobe and the emerging OpenDocument standard. Microsoft would certainly prefer for the world to use their proprietary file formats, such as .doc (Word for Windows), .xls (Excel) and .ppt (PowerPoint). As long as most people are using these closed formats, it becomes much more difficult for alternatives, such as OpenOffice.org and... Read more...
Microsoft has finally decided to open up it's office document formats. Complying with the request from government and other agencies, Microsoft will offer it's Excel, Word, and PowerPoint formats as open standards. "Microsoft has been facing increasing pressure from governments and agencies that have insisted on standards compliance for their software. Microsoft executives confirmed that the move would help the company win contracts from public authorities that want software based on open standards."... Read more...
AOpen miniPC available now San Jose, CA - November 1, 2005 - AOpen, an award-winning global leader in PC component and system design and manufacturing, continues its miniaturized personal computing innovation with a cool new twist to PC computing, the most affordable and compact PC ever, the AOpen miniPC. The launch of the unique miniPC testifies the strong R&D capability of AOpen and demonstrates that the product development expertise of the company takes the leading position in the world. "AOpen's R&D expertise has progressed from desktop platforms to small form factor platforms," said Chris Liu, VP of Product and Marketing of AOpen America. "Now we are taking a giant... Read more...
It's the middle of September, and as just about every HL2 fan knows, the Lost Coast and Day of Defeat: Source is almost upon us! With DOD:S scheduled to be released on 9/26(pre-loading has already started), and Lost Coast close behind, Ars Technica has taken a trip to Valve's office to ask some questions and get a preview of some great new technology called HDR. If you didn't purchase the HL2 silver or gold packages, fear not! Valve is releasing DOD:S as a stand alone package going for $20. Goodnight all! Destroy Your Computer in 7 Easy Steps @ PCMech "Most of us, at one point or another, have had to modify the insides of our computers. Whether it was adding a new memory stick, fixing a... Read more...
Western Digital Raptor WD740GD 74 GB Hard Drive Review @ The TechZone "Designed for servers and NAS/SAN systems, the drive of choice for high-performance workstation and gaming systems, the WD Raptor hard drive is a new class of drive that matches SCSI performance and reliability while providing simplified connectivity. Make no mistake about it, the Raptor is for serious speed freaks. If you don't run a server farm or play cutting edge 3D games then this is not the drive for you. However, if you're a power nut who wants - no needs - the fastest ATA drive available then this is your baby, or dinosaur as the case may be." QuakeCon 2005 Day Three Coverage @ TheTechLounge: "Our third... Read more...
The nightly news has arrived. We'll start off with Intel, as they have sent us over a couple of announcements today, one of which is the announcement of their new Vice President: Xu (Ian) Yang. In other news, Mr. Ghazi over at TweakGuides.com is at it again, only this time he's building instead of tweaking. Enjoy the rest, goodnight. Doubling Down On Intel-Based Servers Intel Adds Dual-Core Capability to Entry-Level Server Platforms   SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 11, 2005 - Intel Corporation today introduced the dual-core Intel(R) Pentium(R) D processor-based platform for entry-level servers that includes two processor cores in one processor and the corresponding Intel(R) E7230 chipset. With... Read more...
Sapphire Radeon X300SE HyperMemory & Leadtek WinFast PX6200 TC TDH @ Bjorn3D: "To make a respectable profit in the video card industry, a company cannot rely on its flagship cards to bring in high margins. Instead, a graphics card company must produce mid-level and low-end cards that will sell in big lots to OEMs. That's where the big money is. Several months ago, ATI and NVIDIA decided to spice up the low-end segment with their HyperMemory and TurboCache technologies, respectively." AOpen i915GMm-HFS 915GM (Alviso) Desktop Pentium-M Platform @ GamePC Labs: "This is a unique product as it's the first desktop platform to merge the Pentium-M processor in a desktop platform with... Read more...
Hey folks, We've got some news for you to digest on your lunch break :) HTPC news has sent us an article regarding bugs with the GeForce 6xxx series cards and using them as a HTPC(Home Theater Personal Computer). Probably a good idea to check it out if your thinking of making a media center out of your system. Anyway, here are the reviews... Thermaltake K450 (CL-P0075) AMD Athlon 64 Heatpipe Cooler @ Bjorn3D "The first time I heard about the Thermaltake K450 heatsink was when I started my search for a CPU cooler for my Athlon 64 FX 55 in my SLI system. The problem I had was that the heatsink that was sent to me for my FX 55 was not meant for that CPU. I found this out by seeing my FX 55... Read more...
Hey everyone, I'm back to deliver the rest of the news. For tonight's offerings, we have some mice directed towards the gamer in you, the Sunbeam Chameleon case, and a couple other items. For those of you still interested in my Morrowind water experiment, check the forums later tonight or tomorrow. Goodnight all! Razer Viper and Razer Diamondback Professional Mice @ X-Bit labs "Razer Company is known as a designer and manufacturer of the great Boomslang mouse, which was a cherished accessory for most gamers for a long time. Today the company is pushing into the market two new optical solutions, which have every chance to become a hit among professional gamers." Sunbeam Chameleon @ LAN... Read more...
Welcome back friends :)  Last night I started to build my first HTPC.  It is typically what one would find in a high-end box, so I will spare you the details.  However, I have to mention the SilverStone case I picked up.  This is my first experience with one of their products and let me tell you, I am thoroughly impressed.  From ribbon cable guides, zip-tie (cable wraps) slots, case intrusion switch, etc... this case has it all.  It was a tad on the expensive side, but I think the overall cost vs. feature evened out in the end. Anyhow, enough blabbering, it is getting late and our news bin is filling up.  Here is your AM update...  AOpen i855GMEm-LFS @... Read more...
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