Intel readying MIC x64 coprocessor for 2012 • The Register

There’s a recent article written comparing the Spec Marks for the Tilera GX series cpus to Intel’s Atom N270 for the first time. Some of these architectures are finally seeing the light of day, running an OS with a test suite to see how they perform. But still Intel is secretly slaving away on it’s answer to Tilera. What will come of this nobody knows because it is even further away from shipping than Tilera GX processors. Reminds me a little of the whole Larrabee time to market problem.

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Viking Modular plugs flash chips into memory sockets • The Register

I remember the old days when computers ‘re-used’ the system level RAM memory for video on the computer. However the performance disadvantage of doing this was readily apparent when Intel developed video bus technologies VESA Local Bus, AGP, PCIe. So I’m a little surprised a company has developed Flash memory modules for the RAM memory slots on a PC motherboard. What do they hope to gain by building this hybrid disk, memory module. How is seen by the OS? Is it a disk or is RAM memory, many questions.