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Performance rules in the processor world

As the Hot Chips conference gets under way at Stanford, chipmakers put the focus on quad-core and other high-end tech.

As the Hot Chips conference gets under way at Stanford University, chipmakers put the focus on quad-core and other high-end tech.

AMD's Griffin core has few changes from older designs

The next generation of AMD's mobile processors looks a lot like the last one, but some tweaks to other parts of the chip make it more notebook-friendly.
August 21, 2007

Live from Hot Chips 19: Session 7, networking

Bay Microsystems touts its Chesapeake chip and Intel shows off its Tolapai product, which combines an x86 processor core, memory and I/O controllers.
August 21, 2007

AMD fusing chip plans for 2009

The increasing need for graphics is behind AMD's Fusion design. Numerous decisions about engineering trade-offs are ahead.
August 21, 2007

Ex-FCC head: Networks' future determined by next election

Whether or not open access rules are enforced or remain could be determined by who becomes president, Former FCC Chairman Reed Hundt says.
August 21, 2007

Live from Hot Chips 19: Session 6, wireless

SiBeam describes wireless HDTV transmission for home use, and Broadcom discusses new 802.11n WiFi technology.
August 21, 2007

Live from Hot Chips 19: Chip tech and trusted data

In Session 5, Sun talks up Proximity chip-to-chip interconnect tech. Plus, Stanford students propose new method for improving software security.
August 21, 2007

Live from Hot Chips 19: Looking beyond CMOS

Photonics. Nanotech. Quantum computing. Those fields may--or may not--be the keys to the future of integrated-circuit process technology.
August 20, 2007

Live from Hot Chips 19: Session 3, Multicore II

Taking stock of GPU designs from AMD and Nvidia, the Trips prototype from UT Austin and the Tile64 chip from Tilera.
August 20, 2007

Live from Hot Chips 19: Keynote 1, Vernor Vinge

In a talk called "digital Gaia," the sci-fi writer and computer scientist lays out several scenarios for the future of the integrated-circuit industry.
August 20, 2007

AMD chief: Barcelona six months late

Technical glitches caused more than six months of delays as chipmaker tried to get its first quad-core processor ready, CEO admits.
August 20, 2007

Live from Hot Chips 19: Session 1, IBM's Power 6

Glaskowsky summarizes the presentations at Hot Chips 19, session 1.
August 20, 2007

Tilera's Tile64 chip, along with other cutting-edge designs, will take center stage at this week's Hot Chips conference.
August 19, 2007

Intel ships long-awaited graphics drivers

Almost a year after Intel's 965 chipset arrived, the company has finally shipped drivers that unlock the graphics performance it originally intended to deliver.
August 17, 2007

First quad-core laptop hits U.S.

Xtreme 917V Accelerator is the first quad-core laptop in the U.S.
August 17, 2007

Intel readying Penryn server chips for November

A slip-up on Intel's Web site revealed a launch date for the next generation of the company's quad-core server processors.
August 15, 2007

Two processors launched this week are designed for high-performance server and workstation applications.
August 14, 2007