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Intel building US’s first exascale supercomputer
Intel and the Department of Energy are building potentially the world’s first exascale supercomputer, capable of a quintillion calculations per second.
NVIDIA confirms $6.9b acquisition of Mellanox
The announcement of NVIDIA's largest ever acquisition follows months of speculation involving other potential bids from the likes of Microsoft and Intel.
Intel announces 58Gbps FPGA transceiver
Intel Stratix 10 FPGA 58Gbs transceivers are interoperable with 400G Ethernet FPGAs, using only eight channels to support new high-bandwidth requirements.
Cryo experts create quantum computing testing device
Intel, Bluefors and Afore have created the ‘Cryogenic Wafer Prober’ for collecting data about qubits to speed the development of quantum computing.
Acer’s new laptops for business and education
The TravelMate X514 is designed for business and commercial use, while the Chromebook Spin 13 aims for the growing classroom device market.
Pliops raises US$30m to ‘transform’ data centre infrastructure
With backing including the likes of Intel and SoftBank Ventures Asia, the company intends to expand its operations in the US, China, and Israel.
Intel and Rakuten partner to address 5G network gap
“We believe this full end-to-end virtualised network will help us to shift away from reliance on dedicated hardware and legacy infrastructure.”
Intel breaks its own record with Super Bowl drone show
Forget about the result of the Super Bowl LIII - Intel was only concerned about the halftime show.
How AR/VR can be used in enterprise businesses
Intel introduced the Intel RealSense Tracking Camera T265, a new stand-alone inside-out tracking device.
SUSE partners with Intel and SAP to accelerate IT transformation
SUSE announced support for Intel Optane DC persistent memory with SAP HANA.
Acer’s new top tech gaming notebooks
Predator Triton 900 features a convertible 4K display and the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 GPU, and the 500 is just 18mm thick.
US-China trade war sees Huawei launch unique data centre chipset
The company hopes to avoid procurement problems with American suppliers by producing its own chipsets.
AWS provides a shot in the Arm with new servers
While it can’t claim to be the first one to deploy them, it does win the race of the cloud giants in offering the architecture as a cloud service.
Hands-on review: Intel Core i7 8086K Limited Edition
Whilst I’ve seen commemorative coins and stamps, I’ve never seen a commemorative CPU. Intel’s Core i7 8086K is exactly that.
Intel drafts model legislation to spur data privacy discussion
In a white paper published last month, Intel’s Global Privacy team laid out six policy principles for safety and privacy in the age of AI.
Hands-on Intel Optane performance test: HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop
FutureFive’s Darren Price checks out Intel’s Optane memory technology.
Dell launches rugged range of notebooks down under
Dell says the range is built to withstand “temperatures ranging from -29 to 63 degrees Celsius, harsh wet conditions, sand, dust and hard impacts.”
Rolls Royce and Intel partner for floating data centres
The two companies are collaborating to have data centres onboard commercial ships to automate the process and make it safer.
Gartner - APAC PC shipments showing growth
“The PC market continued to be driven by steady corporate PC demand, which was driven by Windows 10 PC hardware upgrades.”
Intel introduces ‘world’s best gaming processor’
Improvement can be seen in the FPS it delivers during demanding games, video editing, as well as general system improvements.
Wi-Fi is getting a new name and numbering system
The Wi-Fi Alliance says it has made the changes so that people can understand what Wi-Fi technology their device supports, and when they’re connecting to older Wi-Fi technology.
Hands-on review: Intel Core i7-8700K
Is upgrading to Intel’s 8th generation of CPUs a worthwhile investment? FutureFive’s Darren Price takes a look at the Intel Core i7-8700K.
Intel and Alibaba Cloud look to the edge with new partnership
The two companies have released an aptly named 'Joint Edge Computing Platform' in the hopes to encourage the concept among enterprises.
PCs, AI and... social isolation? Survey hints at next 50 years of tech
Although only 18% of respondents report a heavy use of tech to manage their homes today, 69% believe they will be heavy tech users in 50 years.