Silicon's days could be numbered
Big Blue Researchers have discovered a way to replace silicon semiconductors with carbon nanotube transistors and think that the development will push the industry past Moore's law limits.
More rumours – this time from the Orient
We wrote a story a while back claiming that GloFlo was going to develop its own 7nm 10nm free from the licencing constraints of its partner Samsung. This was greeted by much mirth at the time, but it is looking like we were right.
We don't need no outsiders
AMD spin off Globalfoundaries is apparently doing rather well and developed its own 7nm and 10nm fabrication processes.
IBM has announced a new Linux-only mainframe aimed at both ends of the enterprise market.
Reaching limbo levels
IBM revenues fell for the 13th quarter and missed the fairly low expectations of the cocaine nose jobs of Wall Street.
That is what they were buying
IBM has flogged its fabrication plants to GlobalFoundries and what the outfit might be getting is the fruits of its 7nm processing research.
Nvidia Tesla K80 gets a job with the suits
Biggish Blue has added an option for its SoftLayer product which adds Nvidia Tesla K80 GPU acceleration in the cloud
GlobalFoundaries now a significant force
GlobalFoundries has signed off on the purchase of IBM's chip business making it one of chip industries key players and actually filling its bank acount.
Apache's open-source cluster backed by the suits
IBM is backing Apache's open-source cluster computing framework Spark and said that it will form the basis of all IBM's analytics and commerce platforms. It will be sold as a service on its Bluemix cloud.
Replace Thinkpads with expensive toys
IBM's partnership with Apple is probably not going the way that many in the industry would have played it with Big Blue having to swallow its own dog food and buy the expensive gear itself.