The Mac's best quality: software; Is RISC being overwhelmed by CISC?; more
Prompted by the chipmaker's announcement of the SSE5 instruction-set extensions, Glaskowsky analyzes the ultimate outcome to this old controversy.
q&a Nvidia has taken its extremely high-performance graphics chips and restyled them for supercomputing. It looks to be a pretty good fit since some of the top supercomputing centers have adopted them.
Ever wonder why new chip designs fail in the market, even though they offer real advantages? Or why others succeed in spite of serious disadvantages? It's apparently a secret. Part one of three.
commentary Devices based on ARM chip designs tend to be thinner, cooler (thermally, at least), and cheaper than those based on Intel designs while offering longer battery life.
Chipmaker is integrating the largest number of cores onto one chip in its history--an average three-fold jump in performance, it says.
Imagination, a leading supplier of graphics chips for smartphones and tablets, will buy MIPS Technologies.
Find out how 1940s Hollywood, Captain Kirk and the Twisted Nematic effect shaped the iPhone in our first Tech Family Tree.
Peter Glaskowsky wraps up the Speeds and Feeds blog with the announcement that he has been hired by Intel.
John Fowler, the company's executive vice president, talks about IBM as a competitor in the wake of reported merger talks with Big Blue.