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Tokyo U Touts 512-Core Processor

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by Mike Zazaian November 7, 2006 - 10:11am, 3 Comments >>

Diagram of the GrapeDR

Researchers at the University of Tokyo have developed a processor that uses 512 cores to achieve up to 512 billion floating point operations per second.

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Sony, Toshiba Tout WirelessHD

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by Mike Zazaian October 31, 2006 - 12:46pm, 3 Comments >>

Sony, Toshiba Tout WirelessHD

A coalition of some of the industry’s largest electronics manufacturers have announced a wireless high-definition standard called WirelessHD that will connect TVs and media devices as early as spring.

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IBM’s Chip Cap Means Faster, Cooler Processors

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by Mike Zazaian October 27, 2006 - 3:16pm, No Comments

Artist rendering of IBM's new chip-cap technology

IBM’s new ‘chip cap’ uses thermal channels inspired by tree roots to improve heat transfer between processors and heatsinks ten fold, leading the way to a whole new generation of faster, cooler processors.

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Microsoft to Build Chips for Next-Gen Xbox

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by Mike Zazaian October 23, 2006 - 7:15pm, 4 Comments >>

After moving from Intel Pentium III chips in the original Xbox to IBM PowerPC 5 chips in the Xbox360, Microsoft is now looking to control their own silicon as prepare to design the processors for the next generation of Xbox consoles.

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Laser TVs No Threat to Plasma

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by Mike Zazaian October 19, 2006 - 11:25am, 7 Comments >>

Laser TVs No Threat to Plasma

Just as we thought the flat-screen TV savior had come to save us from overpriced plasmas, it seems the whole Laser TV ordeal was just a bunch of smoke and mirrors.

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Wireless USB to Clean Cable Clutter

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by Mike Zazaian October 17, 2006 - 12:43pm, 42 Comments >>

Wireless USB to Clean Cable Clutter

Despite a brash of delays that have plagued the progress of wireless USB, the 480 megabits per second technology should find its way into the mainstream by the end of the year.

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IBM Cranks Power6 Processor to 5Ghz

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by Mike Zazaian October 12, 2006 - 11:05am, 3 Comments >>

IBM Cranks Power6 Processor to 5Ghz

IBM plans to clock its upcoming Power6 processors at speeds between 4.0 and 5.0 Ghz, easily making it the fastest conventional server chip available.

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Copper Wire Could Push 4 Times the Bandwidth of Fiber Optics

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by Mike Zazaian October 10, 2006 - 7:37pm, 20 Comments >>

Copper Wire Pushes 4 Times the Bandwidth of Fiber Optics

A new consortium of hardware vendors is experimenting with new methods to push as much as 10 gigabytes per second through existing copper wire infrastructures, making Fiber-to-the-Home all but obsolete.

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NEC Ships Blu-Ray, HD-DVD Hybrid Chip

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by Mike Zazaian October 10, 2006 - 10:45am, 1 Comment >>

NEC's Blu-ray and HD-DVD hybrid chip

Electronics manufacturer NEC has developed a chip for upcoming media players that allows playback of both Blu-Ray and HD-DVD formats.

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US Fiber Optics Connections Reach One Million

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by Mike Zazaian October 9, 2006 - 10:17am, 4 Comments >>

US Fiber Optics Connections Reach One Million

While Japan and South Korea are thoroughly connected with fiber optic networks, the US is slowly hitting higher speeds as its own Fiber-to-the-Home users increase in numbers.

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