IBM wants total power in the datacentre
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All your datacentres should belong to Big Blue

IBM is quietly confident that its new POWER chip can sweep ARM and x86 out of the datacentre market.

Xilinx says computing after Moore’s Law is called ACAP
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Adaptive compute acceleration platform

Intel's Gordon Moore came with one of the most prominent rules/"laws" of the semiconductor industry, that the number of transistors on chip would double every 18th month.

Xilinx releases 7nm programmable chip
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Cost a billion to make

Xilinx has revealed its adaptive computer acceleration platform (ACAP), which is a new kind of programmable chip for flexible hardware.

AMD Ryzen 5 2600X shows up briefly on
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Said it should ship on April 19th

German Amazon has leaked one of the AMD's upcoming Pinnacle Ridge CPUs, the Ryzen 5 2600X, with the shipping date set for April 19th.

Intel to bring out Sceptre hardware fixes
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Starting with Cascade Lake

Intel is introducing hardware protections against the Spectre CPU bug that was discovered last year.