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Intel launches 64-layer 3D flash client SSD

Intel has hatched a new SSD, a 64-layer one, available in a lovely coincidence at etailer Newegg for $179.99. This is, Intel claims, the world’s first commercially available SSD using 64-layer 3D NAND, and is only shipping with a 512GB capacity. It has a 6Gbit/s SATA interface and its 4K block read/write IOPS are up to 75,000 …
Chris Mellor, 28 Jun 2017

Intel's Skylake and Kaby Lake CPUs have nasty hyper-threading bug

During April and May, Intel started updating its processor documentation with a new errata note – and over the weekend we learned why: the Skylake and Kaby Lake silicon has a hyper-threading bug. The erratum is described in detail on a Debian mailing list, and affects Skylake and Kaby Lake Intel Core processors (in desktop, …
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Qualcomm's server silicon has a cloud customer: Packet

Qualcomm looks to have a customer for the Centriq 2400 , the 48-core CPU it's aiming at the server market: the minor cloud player Packet has signed up “to introduce” the architecture to its customers. Packet bills itself as a cloud for developers and has been running Cavium's 48-core ARMv8-A ThunderX processors since November …
Simon Sharwood, 23 Jun 2017

In the Epyc center: More Zen server CPU specs, prices sneak out of AMD

Updated Here it is: the official lineup of AMD's Epyc processors, which will go toe to toe with Intel's Xeons that utterly dominate the data center world. Epyc. That's not a typo. AMD's desktop and laptop chips are called Ryzen, and its server-class family is called Epyc. Welcome to the new AyyyyyyyMD. Both Ryzen and Epyc are built …
Chris Williams, 20 Jun 2017

Intel: Joule's burned, Edison switched off, and Galileo – Galileo is no more

Intel has discontinued three of its offerings for the Internet of Things and embedded device markets. The chipmaker said in a series of low-key product updates that it would be killing off the Edison [PDF], Galileo [PDF] and Joule [PDF] compute modules and boards over the second half of the year. The notices mark an ignoble …
Shaun Nichols, 20 Jun 2017
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EPYC leak! No, it's better than celeb noodz: AMD's forthcoming server CPU

Media site VideoCardz has leaked two AMD EPYC 7000 server CPU slides revealing core, thread and clock details. EPYC, the renamed Naples, is AMD's forthcoming server CPU design, to be followed by updates codenamed Rome and Milan. It features: Up to 32 Zen cores 8 DDR4 Channels/CPU – up to 2,666 MHz Up to 2TB Memory per CPU …
Chris Mellor, 16 Jun 2017

Brazilian whacks Intel over 'exploding' Atom smartphone chips

Intel is being sued by a Brazilian phone maker that claims Chipzilla's smartphone Atom processors caused handsets to explode. Specifically, Qbex says the Atom SoFIA system-on-chips used in its Android handhelds were defective and prone to overheating that, in some cases, would cause the devices to catch fire or explode. The …
Shaun Nichols, 14 Jun 2017
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Intel to Qualcomm and Microsoft: Nice x86 emulation you've got there, shame if it got sued into oblivion

Intel used the 40th anniversary of its x86 architecture to warn chip rivals to mind their step when emulating its instruction set. The reigning desktop and data center server CPU king (AMD, you know it's true) said it would not hesitate to sic its lawyers on any competitor whose emulation tools got too close to copying the …
Shaun Nichols, 9 Jun 2017
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Uh-Koh! Apple-Samsung judge to oversee buggy Intel modem chip fight

A class-action lawsuit claiming Arris's gigabit Surfboard modems buckle under light pressure is gathering in size and pace – once again putting the spotlight on Intel's much-maligned Puma 6 chips. The legal battle, unfolding in a California district court, accuses Arris of breaking consumer protection laws in eight US states …
Shaun Nichols, 8 Jun 2017
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Vxers exploit Intel's Active Management for malware-over-LAN

Microsoft is warning against a new way to exploit Intel's Active Management Technology, this time to pass messages between infected machines over business LANs. So far, Microsoft says, the attack (which uses a variant of 2016's Platinum file transfer tool) has only been spotted in Asia, and fortunately it can only be exploited …
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Google cloud switches on Intel's Skylake Xeons and cloud CPU picker

A member of Intel's new “Xeon Scalable Family” has appeared in Google's cloud. The Alphabet subsidiary says that Skylake Xeons are now generally available and that it is “the first and only public cloud to deliver Intel’s next-generation Xeon server processor”. That's the kind of thing server-makers used to trumpet in the …
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Intel gives the world a Core i9 desktop CPU to play with

Intel's Core range of CPUs now comes in a new "family" and has a new upper limit. Unveiled at the Computex trade show in Taiwan, the new family is dubbed the “Intel Core X-series processors family”. One member of the family is a the Core i9 Extreme Edition, which takes the Core range's upper limit from a “7” to a “9”. The …
Simon Sharwood, 31 May 2017
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Apps will need to be re-coded to go faster with storage-class RAM

Oracle Labs has found that applications will need a bit of work before they can really take advantage of storage-class RAM like Intel's Optane. In a paper titled Persistent Memcached: Bringing Legacy Code to Byte-Addressable Persistent Memory that Big Red says will land in July 2017, but which can be had on co-author Tim …
Simon Sharwood, 30 May 2017

Intel pitches a Thunderbolt 3-for-all

Intel is pushing its Thunderbolt 3.0 USB port as the defacto input mode for future PCs. Chipzilla announced on Wednesday that it will be throwing its weight behind an effort to make the next-gen port standard the biggest thing since USB. Possible applications include solid-state hard drives and 4K video cameras. "Intel's …
Team Register, 24 May 2017
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Coming Xeon 'scalable' family will run SAP HANA '1.6 times faster'

Intel says its coming Xeon SPs (scalable processors) will run in-memory SAP HANA workloads 1.59 times faster than a Xeon E7 v4 system*, and has demonstrated Optane DIMMs. The Xeon SP family of processors will be available in the middle of this year. El Reg thinks these are Skylake mills. There are four Xeon SP brand variants …
Chris Mellor, 17 May 2017
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Intel, Samsung join Apple, FTC firing squad against rival Qualcomm

Add Intel and Samsung to the mix of companies siding against Qualcomm in its battle with US trade watchdog the FTC over alleged dodgy patent licensing. The two tech giants filed amicus briefs with the Northern California District Court on Friday supporting the American regulator in its crackdown on Qualy, and urged Judge Lucy …
Shaun Nichols, 15 May 2017

Intel breathes $2bn sigh of relief over patent trial

Intel is breathing two billion dollars lighter Thursday, after a jury in Delaware decided that the chip giant had not infringed on a dynamic logic circuit patent. AVM Technologies, which holds US patent 5,859,547, first sued Intel back in 2010 claiming that the Intel Pentium 4 and Core 2 designs infringed its intellectual …
Kieren McCarthy, 11 May 2017

Memory biz Nantero is a right Dell raiser: IT giant flushes cash down RAM carbon nanotubes

Space-age memory developer Nantero has pocketed millions in funding from Dell Technologies Capital. Nantero's non-volatile RAM chips are built out of carbon nanotubes, and are described as a universal memory with DRAM speed, NAND non-volatility, better-than-NAND endurance and lithography-shrink prospects down to 5nm. Read more …
Chris Mellor, 10 May 2017

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