The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
GlobalFoundries, a contract chip manufacturer that works closely with semiconductor companies, appointed former Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha as its chief executive Monday.
By Jeremy Kirk | 07 January, 2014 05:30
A pair of eBay profiteers are trying to cash in on the shortages of Apple's new Vader-esque Mac Pro desktop computer by pricing their machines at nearly double the retail value.
By Gregg Keizer | 20 December, 2013 12:06
Apple today started taking orders for its pricy Mac Pro workstation, but shipping dates almost immediately slipped to February, irritating customers who have been awaiting the 'dark tower' desktop computer.
By Gregg Keizer | 19 December, 2013 17:12
Apple's radically redesigned Mac Pro workstation will go on sale Thursday, the Cupertino, Calif. company announced today.
By Gregg Keizer | 18 December, 2013 15:21
Crucial last week joined the ranks of leading venders to announce it will be shipping DDR4 memory by the end of the year, but Intel and AMD aren't expected to begin supporting the new memory boards with their processors until late next year.
By Lucas Mearian | 20 November, 2013 21:24
China has maintained its lead in the twice-yearly ranking of the world's most powerful supercomputers, with the Chinese National University of Defense Technology's Tianhe-2 system bringing 33.86 petaflop/s (quadrillions of calculations per second) to the contest, almost twice the calculations offered by the runner up, the Titan Cray system run by the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
By Joab Jackson | 18 November, 2013 19:15
AMD's new "Berlin" server APU will bring an innovative technology called HSA, or heterogeneous system architecture, when it launches in early 2014, and the company is already working hard to lay groundwork for its adoption.
By Jon Gold | 11 November, 2013 20:05
Usually, workstations are big and brutish. But HP is betting that workstation users are just like everyone else and want thin and light systems.
By Patrick Thibodeau | 11 September, 2013 20:09
Is anything secure anymore? The National Security Agency (NSA) leaks have produced a number of side effects. What we assumed was a safe form of communications is perhaps not so secure after all. The gold standard of secure mobile messaging, BlackBerry, may have been compromised.
By Jack Gold | 01 July, 2013 12:57
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.