Posts under ‘Performance Computing’

IBM in Discussions with Sun for Possible Buyout

Sun Microsystems, Inc. is reported to be in negotiations for a possible $6.5 billion sale to IBM, a deal that would shake up the global tech industry and spell the end of an esteemed but now-struggling Silicon Valley pioneer.
The talks were reported this morning by the Wall Street Journal, which cited unnamed sources familiar with the [...]

Intel Will Invest $7 billion for 32nm Chips

Intel President and CEO Paul Otellini announced today that Intel will spend $7 billion over the next two years to build advanced manufacturing facilities in the United States for deployment of their 32 nanometer (nm) manufacturing technology that will be used to build faster, smaller chips that consume less energy.
The next-generation 32-nanometer chip process is [...]

IBM Sequioa Supercomputer to research America’s deteriorating nuclear supply

IBM Supercomputer pushes ahead with 20 petaflops or the power of 2 million laptops for nuclear weapons research.

A frequent record setter and pioneer in the world of supercomputing, IBM today announced that their new “Sequoia” project, built in co-operation with the U.S. Department of Energy for their next generation supercomputer will be installed at the [...]

AMD Opteron 45-nm chips released

Advanced Micro Devices or AMD has officially released their delayed and highly-anticipated 45-nm Opteron “Shanghai” processor for high-end workstations and servers. The long awaited chips feature high performance, multi-core processing ideal for virtualization, low power consumption and much more.
The announcement comes after AMD stumbled with their under-performing 65-nm “Barcelona” chips and had to play catch up [...]

Intel Cuts Processor Prices

Intel announces 40% drop in prices across the board for its Quad-core offerings.
On Monday, Intel announced price cuts across their wide range of chips used in mobile and desktop PCs, including a drop of up to 40 percent for its premiere 45nm quad-core chips.
Intel’s Core 2 Quad Q9650 processor is now priced at US$316, a [...]