Are you ready for open source CPUs?

Open source software has been around for years, and for obvious reasons -- all it takes is a PC to churn out code. And developers can make anything -- operating systems, networking systems,

Published on: August 20th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Cavium’s 64-bit ARM processors for servers coming in the fall

In an effort to lower data centre energy costs a number of microprocessor manufacturers are creating server chips using architectures from ARM Ltd., whose designs are found in chips powering smart phones and

Published on: June 3rd, 2014 Howard Solomon

AMD shows off new “Seattle” server processor

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) highlighted its new ARM-based server chip, codenamed Seattle, this week as it laid out the company's "ambidextrous computing" roadmap and its forthcoming Project Skybridge design environment. It was the

Published on: May 7th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

IBM opens architecture, business model with Power chip strategy

The chip war between Intel and IBM feels like the kind of serious, neck-and-neck corporate combat where the players keep their cards close to their chest. But the key to success may in

Published on: May 2nd, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Interview: AMD’s Roy Taylor

Roy Taylor made his fame and fortune commanding the memory market in Europe, taking Nvidia to a fortune company, being a catalyst for and recognizing early stage innovation. Now, as corporate vice-president and head of global channel sales, he's driving

Published on: March 18th, 2014 Stephen Ibaraki

End of Itanium looms with Xeon E7 v2 release

Intel Corp.’s high-end Itanium server chip, first introduced in 2001, is being pushed aside as the company’s x86-based Xeon chip slowly invades the older microprocessor’s market. With today’s official release of Intel’s 15-core

Published on: February 19th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

IBM pushes out sixth generation X-architecture severs

IBM Corp. has freshed its X-architecture for x86-based servers, saying the sixth-generation improvements are aimed at analytic and cloud workloads "Our enterprise X-Architecture for x86-based servers and solutions delivers high performance and the

Published on: January 22nd, 2014 Howard Solomon

Intel reports solid Q4 despite flat PC sales

Chip maker Intel Corp. reported yesterday a six per cent increase in profits for the fourth quarter of 2013 and a slight improvement in sales in its PC client division. Intel had a

Published on: January 17th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Components that will boost smart phone performance

Smart phone makers still have to release the successors to last year's hottest handsets, such as the iPhone 5s, Galaxy S4 and HTC One. However, while the details of their actual specs are

Published on: January 16th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano