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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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China Takes a Shot at Intel

China Takes a Shot at Intel

Researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Computing Technology (ICT) have released details about a new microprocessor which they hope will bring major developments to the computing industry in China by 2010. The chip, named Godson-3 under the ...

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‘Larrabee’ – Intel’s Upcoming Many-Core GPU

‘Larrabee’ – Intel’s Upcoming Many-Core GPU

Intel Corporation will be unveiling a paper detailing the first ever “many-core” blueprint named “Larrabee.” Larrabee is a new approach to the software rendering 3-D pipeline, a ”many-core” programming model and performance analysis tool for several applications. Larrabee would be ...

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AMD 12-Core Processor

AMD 12-Core Processor

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is developing processors with 12 cores which are targeted for release in the first half of 2010. This new plan has deviated from the original product vision of 8-core chips. The 12-core processor is code-named Magny-Cours. ...

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The New Face of Mercury

The New Face of Mercury

Recent analysis of data collected in January 2008 by NASA’s Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry and Ranging spacecraft has shown that Mercury’s volcanoes were involved in plain formation and suggest that its magnetic field is actively produced in the planet’s ...

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World’s Tiniest Nanophotonic Switch

World’s Tiniest Nanophotonic Switch

Scientists at IBM, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., have taken another major step towards sending information inside a computer chip by using light pulses. Rather than using conventional electrons, the team has built the world’s tiniest nanophotonic switch. Its’ footprint is approximately ...

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