Tag Archives: Processors

Facebook porting its PHP engine to ARM

A post by Facebook on the Hip Hop Virtual Machine blog on Thursday indicated that the team is implementing ARM processor support in its translation engine. This will turn Facebook’s PHP code into 64-bit x86 instructions to execute on compute … Continue reading

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IBM released some specs on Power8 at Hot Chips conference

During the Hot Chips conference at Stanford University on Monday, IBM representatives showed details of Power8, the motor for the company’s Power Systems lineup. New features include: shifting from the 32-nanometer processes used for the relatively recent Power7+ chips to … Continue reading

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Atom S1200 – the Intel solution for low power, single socket servers

Intel has announced today the availability of Atom S1200, a System-on-a-Chip platform is the “world’s first” 6-watt, 64-bit SoC for datacenters and enterprise applications. The Intel Atom processor S1200 product family is the first low-power SoC delivering required data center … 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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Atom vs Xeon in search engine performance

Researchers at Harvard and Microsoft have authored a paper that seeks to prove that a small, power-efficient core like the Intel Atom chip can be better suited for search. The paper compares the performance, reliability, and cost of ownership of … Continue reading

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New IBM POWER7 details

The Inquirer has a very interesting article regarding the new features of IBM’s next high performance CPU. The new IBM processor also has wider per-core execution at 6 ops per cycle (the Alpha was designed for 8 ops per cycle … Continue reading

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