The latest list of most-powerful computers is a bit of same old, same old. But soon, it won't be so easy to get ahead on the Top500 list by plugging in special-purpose accelerator cards.
Tianhe-2, with 3.1 million processor cores and a lot of Chinese-build technology, is the new leader of the twice-yearly list of the world's 500 fastest supercomputers.
The new Mac Pro, due in August, uses quad-core and 6-core Intel Xeon processors with speeds up to 3.33GHz.
Apple's new Mac Pro, which was unveiled at the end of July, is a beast of a machine. Pricing starts at $4,999.
Apple's refresh of desktop lineup taps Intel chips in a way it never has before.
Apple has unveiled a deskfull of powerful desktops, from new iMac all-in-ones to a new mac Pro and Cinema Display
Apple updates its Mac Pro line of desktop computers with an option to add the quad-core Intel Xeon. This would add $1,200 to the price of the base configuration, currently priced at $2,499.
Hewlett-Packard releases powerful new dual-Xeon workstations, set to compete with the Mac Pro, prompting a re-evaluation of the economic argument for pricey PCs.
Chipmaker revamps its processor badging and rating system for consumers and businesses.
Refreshed ThinkStations get upgraded processors, graphics cards, and green credentials.