IDC reports a three percent fall
While their are suggestions that PC sales might be picking up, life is not so good for people trying to peddle servers, according to beancounters at IDC.
Go directly to 7nm do not past 10nm or collect $200
Globalfoundries has announced it is ignoring 10nm and will go directly to the 7nm FinFET chip production by early 2018.
New servers with OpenPower
IBM has rolled out its new Power8 processor which provides servers with OpenPower features.
14nm FinFET technology
The ever shrinking Biggish Blue has showed off details of its new Power 9 technology at the Hot Chips conference.
Upgrades bi-directional ports from 160GB/s to 200GB/s
On Monday, PCWorld reported that the first servers expected to use Nvidia’s second-generation NVLINK 2.0 technology will be arriving sometime next year using IBM’s upcoming Power9 chip family.
Super sensitive SoC
IBM has developed some tech it calls a lab-on-a-chip which can be used to detect cancer or other diseases before any symptoms have appeared.
Need to beat the Chinese
The US is clearly embarrassed the Chinese Sunway TiahuLight system is leading the supercomputer arms race. Now the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory has announced that is having a new IBM system, named Summit, delivered in early 2018 that will now be capable of 200 peak petaflops.
IBM backed proccessor headed for commercial release
Researchers at the University of California, Davis, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering have developed 1000-core processor which will eventually be put onto the commercial market.
Apple miles behind
Despite the Tame Apple press claiming that Apple is the most innovative company in the world, it is an also ran behind Samsung, IBM and Google.