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Wednesday, 23 July 2014 10:17

AMD looking to Stacked DRAM for Future APUs

One of the items we have always beat AMD up on is there poor memory performance in their CPUs and APUs. This little issue is what has separated AMD from Intel since the AM2 days. It has always been understood that latency has a massive impact on an internal memory controller. As you latency increases your efficiency decreases. You can offset some of this by enlarging your cache and also optimizing the CPU to use it more efficiently. This is one area that AMD has traditionally had issues with, even going back to the Athlon 64 we saw them reducing cache sizes to remove problems and bump performance.

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Yesterday at the HP Discover event a new concept device was shown off called the Machine. The Machine is an interesting concept that uses a number of existing technologies to deal with the massive influx of data from all of the connected devices we have now and will have in the future. To accomplish this HP envisions a devices that is unlike any of the traditional server offerings on the market today.

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Monday, 18 November 2013 20:56

2 million of Raspberry Pi's sold

Raspberry Pi went on sale in late February last year. By the end of October this year, it was sold in over two million copies, as it is reported.

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Wednesday, 22 May 2013 17:25

Happy birthday Ethernet


The Era of the Ethernet began on 22nd May in 1973. when Robert Metcalfe, a researcher at the famous Xerox PARC research center in Palo Alto, California, sent a brief letter in which he proposed a medium for transmitting electromagnetic waves, and among other things drew the bottom sketch of the new emerging standards.

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Thursday, 17 January 2013 20:39

Lenovo wants a piece of Sharp


Japanese Sharp could sell some plants and factories in China to Lenovo. Although there is no official information yet, Sharp is reportedly already in talks with Lenovo about the sale of the company to produce LCD TVs in Nanking and other affiliates that Sharp has in China.

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atomic_transIf you are a fan of the Douglas Adams book, the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (and others in the five book trilogy) then you are familiar with the great super computer Deep Though and the computer that it built to provide the question to The Ultimate Answer of Life the Universe and Everything. This was a gigantic computer that was so big it was often mistaken for a planet. It also incorporated organic life in it design (If I have lost you here don’t worry I promise I am getting to the point soon). Now in the real world researchers have found a way to use naturally occurring atomic particles to form the basis for microprocessors.

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