ARM server hero Calxeda lines up software super friends • The Register

Intel is doing its level best to spread Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt concerning how viable ARM based chips would be in a data center server rack. ARM is the engine of many a cell phone, but server loads? That’s the question Intel is trying to raise even as data center floor space and cooling costs become more expensive. Calxeda is trying to emphasize the lower energy consumption going forward attempting to put a greener face on its potential data center installations.

Cloud on a chip: Sometimes the best hypervisor is none at all   • The Register

In spite of yesterday’s news about Intel’s “3D” transistor in its up and coming 22nm production fab, there’s other Intel research still ongoing that might prove to be groundbreaking as well. I’m talking about the experimental 80 core intel cpu that followed on from Intel’s failed attempt at a graphics processor, the i740 and it’s follow-up the Larrabee. The latter gpu notably was created using a bunch of general purpose Intel Pentium 54c cores, shrunk down and crammed together on a PCI card. From Larrabee sprung the 80 core cpu research, which shrank to 48 cores and now 24.

The Sandy Bridge Review: Intel Core i7-2600K – AnandTech

The newest generation of Intel chips was demonstrated at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Some of the technology fanboi websites got early samples of chips and motherboards that use the new chips and chipsets. Aside from having the memory controller on the CPU, another benefit is the integrated graphics chip can be re-purposed to accelerate video transcoding. Intel calls it QuickSync, and I call it effing magic.

Intel lets outside chip maker into its fabs • The Register

    According to Greg Martin, a spokesman for the FPGA maker, Achronix can compete with Xilinx and Altera because it has, at 1.5GHz in its current Speedster1 line, the fastest such chips on the market. And by moving to Intel’s 22nm technology, the company could have ramped up the clock speed to 3GHz. via… Continue reading Intel lets outside chip maker into its fabs • The Register

Intel linked with HPC boost buy • The Register

Larabee is the code name for an Intel graphics card/chipset that was designed to compete against nVidia and AMD. One side benefit would be it could be used as a co-processor to accelerate software algorithms on desktop computers like nVidia’s CUDA architecture or Apple’s OpenCL. Sadly the only market left for Larabee might be High Performance Computing and even that doesn’t look so good.

Intel Gets Graphic with Chip Delay – Bits Blog – NYTimes.com

Intel’s executives were quite brash when talking about Larrabee even though most of its public appearances were made on PowerPoint slides. They said that Larrabee would roar onto the scene and outperform competing products. via Intel Gets Graphic with Chip Delay – Bits Blog – NYTimes.com. And so now finally the NY Times nails the… Continue reading Intel Gets Graphic with Chip Delay – Bits Blog – NYTimes.com

Intel to double SSD capacity • The Register

Things are really beginning to heat up now that Toshiba and Samsung are making moves to market new SSD products. Intel is also revising it’s product line by trying to move it’s SSDs to the high end process technology at the 32nm design rule. Moving from 50nm to 32nm is going to increase densities, but… Continue reading Intel to double SSD capacity • The Register