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Pat Gelsinger & the World’s Greatest Geekfest

Milliwatts to petaflops. May sound silly to some, but it has a more sobering ring when spoken and shown among friends attending an Intel Developer Forum. It’s a theme for what’s coming, but it’s also a spirit that’s been driving … Read more >

Simultaneous Two-Way Multithreading, QuickPath Interconnect Part of Nehalem

From ExtremeTech: “Nehalem [...] will contain two to eight cores, a 4-instruction wide ISA, and two-way simultaneous multithreading. Notable additions include the QuickPath interconnect” More»

Intel Moves to Six Cores by 2H’08

From Computerworld: “Dan Olds, an analyst at Gabriel Consulting Group Inc., said moving beyond quad-core processors, which to date have been the high-water mark in the semiconductor industry, is a major step” More»

Does low power always mean a performance sacrifice?

Not according to the latest SPECpower benchmark results. But first, no doubt you all saw the excellent press coverage the new low voltage Xeon announcement garnered. But what does it mean in practical terms? Well, let me remind you of … Read more >