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Intel Insider – What Is It? (IS it DRM? And yes it delivers top quality movies to your PC)

There has been some confusion online about Intel Insider. So here are the facts: Is it DRM? There have been stories describing Intel Insider as a ‘DRM’ technology. DRM means ‘Digital Rights Management’ and is used to control the use … Read more >

Documentary on Intel Xeon processor ‘Nehalem Effect’ is nonsense

I rarely write about topics with such vigour, but this latest video from a so-called documentary team is absolute and utter rubbish. There is no evidence whatsoever that the Intel Xeon 5500 processor can create the kind of data centre … Read more >

Intel Proves Xeon 5500 Processors Are “Cash Machines for IT”

When Intel launched “Nehalem-EP,” more commonly known as the Intel Xeon 5500 Series processors back in March, we pointed out that their energy-efficient performance and other attributes lead to a very quick return on investment – as soon as eight … Read more >

A night of semiconductor history

Below is a public reposting of an Intel internal blog written by Tom Waldrop – Intel’s Director of Issues and Policy Communications: Imagine, in one room, a group of scientists and engineers largely responsible for the advances in semiconductor-related technology … Read more >

Intel Xeon 5500: The IT Manager’s ATM?

You’ve no doubt heard that Intel’s new Xeon 5500 series processors can deliver a return on investment in as little as 8 months when you replace an older, single-core Xeon server. You may even have heard Pat Gelsinger refer to … Read more >

Earthquake proof your code!

So, my first PR mentor taught me to start replies with the word ‘So’. This gives you valuable micro-seconds to compile a sophisticated and accurate reply to the daisy-cutter question just lobbed at you by the archetypal British reporter. Typically … Read more >

Intel servers smash records with 6 core ‘Dunnington’

Did you watch Pat Gelsinger’s IDF kenote today? He announced that the new 6-core Intel Xeon processor for expandable servers will launch in September, and has already broken multiple world performance records – notably the first x86-based server to burst … Read more >