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Revolutionary CPU Cooler Developed by Sandia Labs

Revolutionary CPU Cooler Developed by Sandia Labs

The Sandia Cooler prototype (Credit:: Sandia National Laboratories) Researchers working for the Sandia National Laboratories developed a unique new architecture for air-based cooler. The “Sandia Cooler” as it is known improves the cooling efficiency of conventional air based coolers by ...

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MK802 Micro Android Computer

MK802 Micro Android Computer

MK802 micro computer Computers these days are becoming smaller and cheaper. A Chinese manufacturer recently introduced a fully capable computer in a package no larger than a large thumb drive for a price of less than $75. Such units can ...

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Intel Previews Nehalem-EX Xeon Processor

Intel Previews Nehalem-EX Xeon Processor

Intel Corporation of Santa Clara, California has introduced a prototype of a new Xeon processor with codenamed Nehalem-EX. The processor supports up to eight cores and sixteen threads inside a single chip and includes up to sixteen memory slots per ...

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AMD Unveils DirectX 11-Friendly GPU

AMD Unveils DirectX 11-Friendly GPU

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has recently demonstrated the world’s first graphics processor unit (GPU) that fully supports Microsoft DirectX 11. The new chip could enhance the performance of numerous applications, as well as improve gaming experience worldwide. At the demonstration, ...

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The Multicore Dilemma

The Multicore Dilemma

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories uncovered performance issues during simulations of multi processors; they found that when the number of processor cores on an individual chip is increased, it impairs the performance of complex applications. In a world where the ...

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AMD Unveils Six-Core CPU

AMD Unveils Six-Core CPU

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has recently announced plans to release its first six-core processor by the second half of 2009. AMD reported that the new processor, which was codenamed “Istanbul”, will employ the identical socket and thermal envelope, as the ...

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AMD to Fight Intel with a Dragon

AMD to Fight Intel with a Dragon

AMD is about to release a brand new platform technology, named “Dragon,” featuring its new AMD Phenom II X4 processor. The platform has been designed specially for demanding users and high-end gaming as well as graphic and video professionals and ...

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A CPU that Stores Data

A CPU that Stores Data

Scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated for the first time the concept of a vital magnetic characteristic of specifically fabricated semiconductor devices. The team hopes that this breakthrough could lead to smaller and faster ...

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