Open-source GPU could push computing power to the next level

Open-source GPU could push computing power to the next level
Binghamton University computer science assistant professor Timothy Miller co-author developed Nyami, a synthesizable graphics processor unit (GPU) architectural model for general-purpose and graphics-specific workloads. Credit: Jonathan Cohen, Binghamton University Researchers at Binghamton University have become the first to use an open-source graphics processor unit (GPU) for research…
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Intel and Micron memory chip tuned to data driven age

Intel and Micron memory chip tuned to data driven age
Intel and Micron Technology say chips with 3D XPoint technology are a "major breakthrough" Intel and Micron Technology on Tuesday unveiled what they touted as a new kind of memory chip that could "revolutionize" computing devices, services and applications. Intel and Micron, both based in the United States, said chips with…
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Intel takes aim at the mobile market — again

Intel takes aim at the mobile market — again
With a flurry of new chips and strategies, Intel is mounting its biggest push ever into a mobile computing market that threatens one of its key business lines. It's not the first time. In 1996, Intel supplied the processor for the Nokia Communicator that had early features of smartphones, but it was replaced two yea…
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50 Cent, Intel team up on heart-monitor headphones

50 Cent, Intel team up on heart-monitor headphones
Curtis' 50 Cent' Jackson attends an SMS Audio event on June 13, 2014 in Garden City Rap star 50 Cent and US computing giant Intel are teaming up on a new line of headphones that double as heart rate monitors. With the company SMS Audio backed by Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, Int…
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Researchers unveil experimental 36-core chip

Researchers unveil experimental 36-core chip
The MIT researchers' new 36-core chip is "tiled," meaning that it simply repeats the same circuit layout 36 times. Tiling makes multicore chips much easier to design. The more cores—or processing units—a computer chip has, the bigger the problem of communication between cores becomes. For years, Li-Shiuan Peh, the Singapore Research Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Scien…
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Crossing the goal line: New tech tracks football in 3-D space

Crossing the goal line: New tech tracks football in 3-D space
Researchers have developed a system that can track a football in three-dimensional space using low-frequency magnetic fields. Credit: David Ricketts Referees may soon have a new way of determining whether a football team has scored a touchdown or gotten a first down. Researchers from North Carolina State University and Carnegie Mellon University, in collaboration with Disney Research, have developed …
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85.9 billion bits per square inch: IBM research sets new record for storing massive amounts of big data

85.9 billion bits per square inch: IBM research sets new record for storing massive amounts of big data
Credit: IBM Today, IBM researchers announced they have demonstrated a new record of 85.9 billion bits of data per square inch in areal data density on low-cost linear magnetic particulate tape—a significant update to one of the computer industry's most resilient, reliable and affordable data storage technologies for Big Data. …
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Intel takes leap into wearable computing

Intel takes leap into wearable computing
Intel Corp. CEO Brian Krzanich displays the Intel smart headset and earbud designs, providing full stereo audio, heart rate monitor and pulse check, during his keynote address at the 2014 International CES, January 6, 2014 in Las Vegas Computer chip giant Intel unveiled a major new push Monday into wearables and connecting everyday devices as it seeks to leapfrog the competition in mobi…
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Bluetooth group ushers in updated Bluetooth 4.1

Bluetooth group ushers in updated Bluetooth 4.1
Bluetooth logo. (Phys.org) —The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), the regulatory body responsible for the standard, announced on Wednesday its release of an updated version of the specification, Bluetooth 4.1. This is the first new update to the standard in nearly four years. Bluetooth has become a familiar and fundamental word in the vocabulary of device interconnectedness and "I…
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SD Association adds faster UHS Speed Class

SD Association adds faster UHS Speed Class
(Phys.org) —The SD Association this week announced a new high-performance option and symbol in support of 4K2K television and video products. A new Ultra High Speed (UHS) Speed Class 3 (U3) symbol will indicate products capable of recording 4K2K video and will operate exclusively on SDXC UHS-I and UHS-II memory cards and devices and SDHC UHS-I and UHS-II memory cards and devices. According to the as…
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