The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
Mobility has all but eclipsed speed and anything else as the capability garnering the most attention in desktop processors.
By Patrick Thibodeau | 10 May, 2013 19:33
Indiana University today dedicated the fastest supercomputer owned by a university to date -- the new Big Red II system.
By Jon Gold | 26 April, 2013 21:00
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and a consortium of top semiconductor companies are handing out US$194 million to universities for research that addresses the physical limitations of semiconductors and chips.
By Agam Shah | 17 January, 2013 20:34
To break its slump in the server market, Advanced Micro Devices is adopting an aggressive strategy whose goals include the introduction of new ARM and x86 chips by 2014 and continued improvements to its Opteron line in the meantime.
By Agam Shah | 17 December, 2012 11:16
Advanced Micro Devices has cut orders to contract chip manufacturer GlobalFoundries, expecting a "choppy demand environment" in the next few quarters.
By John Ribeiro | 07 December, 2012 05:56
Advanced Micro Devices is denying reports that executives have taken steps that could lead to the company's sale.
By Sharon Gaudin | 13 November, 2012 22:50
The staff of Advanced Micro Devices' Operating System Research Center has been laid off, according to a report from The H Online, dramatically reducing the company's ability to contribute to the Linux community and support its own hardware on the platform.
By Jon Gold | 07 November, 2012 21:38
AMD has announced that processors based on its much-anticipated Piledriver architecture are now available to the public, in a move that marks the company's competitive return to the world of high-end desktop PCs.
By Jon Gold | 23 October, 2012 15:43
The latest version of Google's Android mobile OS has been released to the Android Open-Source Project, bringing with it several changes that apply to the Nexus 7 tablet - and hint at a new Nexus tablet to come.
The results of a new study from the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism indicate that half of American adults have mobile Internet access via a tablet or smartphone, further highlighting the quickly changing nature of media consumption.
A new partnership between virtual Android specialist BlueStacks and microchip maker AMD will see much of the Google Play store's stock of apps made available to Windows users running AMD hardware, the company announced Thursday.
Java processing would be segmented via OpenJDK into work for graphics processor and work for CPU
The adoption of flash storage in the enterprise is boosting database performance, cutting in half the time needed for nightly full backups and providing users with real-time responses. Here's how four companies chose to up their game with flash.
Intel is dishing out a total of US$29,000 in cash prizes to Android developers in an effort to encourage coders to write games for tablets and smartphones using Intel chips.
Sprint has become the first U.S. wireless carrier to offer an ultrabook, which is being sold with a 3G/4G mobile hotspot device at no added cost.
Microsoft has won a motion to dismiss a seven-year-old, US$1.3 billion lawsuit from Novell charging Microsoft with illegal antitrust actions around its Windows 95 release.
Advanced Micro Devices will detail its upcoming low-power CPU for tablets code-named Jaguar at the Hot Chips show in August, and share the stage with IBM, Oracle and Fujitsu, which will provide further insight into next-generation server processors.
A nonprofit program focused on making broadband available to low-income U.S. residents has added a job-training partner to its roster and will increase its focus on using broadband to train and search for jobs, officials announced Monday.
Graphics chip manufacturer Nvidia is investigating claims that hackers have compromised its online stores as part of a larger attack that affected several of its websites.
Fortifying its resources for the high-performance computing (HPC) market, Intel has purchased Whamcloud, a commercial purveyor of the open-source Lustre file system. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.