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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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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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Intel demos 50 Gbps optical link

Intel has announced the development of an integrated, end-to-end, silicon-based optical system that can sustain a speed of 50Gbps. A transmitter chip uses four hybrid silicon lasers running at 12.5Gbps each and operating at different wavelengths, modulates them into data-carrying … Continue reading

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Core i7 vs GeForce GTX 280 in parallel processing performance

Intel researchers have published the results of a performance comparison between their latest quad-core Core i7 processor and a two-year-old Nvidia graphics card, and found that the Intel processor can’t match the graphics chip’s parallel processing performance. On average, the … Continue reading

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New Intel massive parallel chip

Intel Labs has created an experimental “Single-chip Cloud Computer,” (SCC) a research microprocessor containing the most Intel Architecture cores ever integrated on a silicon CPU chip – 48 cores. It incorporates technologies intended to scale multi-core processors to 100 cores and beyond, such as an on-chip network, advanced power management technologies and support for “message-passing.” Continue reading

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