Category Archives: Processors

IBM shows PowerPC microserver for Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope

IBM has revealed more about a PowerPC microserver that will help to analyze data gathered by the square kilometre array (SKA), the colossal radio telescope to be built across South Africa and Australia. Once operational, the SKA is expected to … Continue reading

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Amazon launches new compute intesive C4 Instances

Amazon announced the availability of C4 instances type, announced since last November. Interestingly, the new C4 instances are based on a Intel Xeon E5-2666 v3 (code name Haswell) processor custom optimized for EC2, that runs at a base speed of … Continue reading

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Nvidia doubles performance of GPGPU with Tesla K80

The new product, launched during SC14, is pitched as double-your-everything: twice the performance and twice the memory bandwidth. The K80 has 2x Kepler GK210 GPUS that claim 8.74 teraflops single-precision and 2.91 teraflops double-precision. Each board has 24 GB of … Continue reading

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IBM launches Nvidia GPU-accelerated Power8 servers

IBM announced on Friday its first Power server to include Nvdia Tesla GPUs and the first product to be launched out of the work of the OpenPower Foundation, the consortium formed last year. Built on the OpenPOWER stack, the Power … Continue reading

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Oracle launched SPARC M7 – 32 cores and 10 bilion transistors

Oracle announced its Next Generation Processor at the HotChips HC26 conference. The M7 has 32 cores (up from 16-cores in T5 and 12-cores in M6) and is produced with 20 nm technology. It is built using the foundation of the … Continue reading

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IBM SyNAPSE: a chip simulating brain functions

IBM unveiled yesterday the first neurosynaptic computer chip to achieve an unprecedented scale of one million programmable neurons, 256 million programmable synapses and 46 billion synaptic operations per second per watt. At 5.4 billion transistors, this fully functional and production-scale … Continue reading

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Intel preparing to sell hybrid CPUs

Intel announced on Wednesday at GigaOm Structure in San Francisco that it is preparing to sell a Xeon E5-FPGA hybrid chip to some of its largest customers. With this new initative, Intel hopes to that some of the world’s largest … Continue reading

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