IBM purchase cleared the way
GlobalFoundry’s CTO has said that the industry needs 7nm and its recent IBM purchase is helping him build up a new cunning plan for the technology.
Which might lead to the end of Fujutsu in the long term
Fujitsu and Lenovo have announced a 'strategic cooperation' which will see the two companies join forces for development, design, and manufacturing of personal computers for sale worldwide.
Cloud helps out
The ever shrinking Biggish Blue posted better-than-expected third-quarter revenue thanks to its moves to the cloud and analytics businesses.
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.