Posts tagged processor
Stanford Researchers Build Million-Core Supercomputer

As you're aware, most computers have four processor cores, some have eight; but a team at Stanford have built a supercomputer that contains over a million cores. 

This behemoth of a machine is called 'Sequoia,' and can be found at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), in California. It contains a whopping 1,572,864 cores, and 1.6 petabytes of memory - that's 1.6 million gigabytes, almost enough to store the data of every academic library in the US.

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Intel-Powered Smartphone Performance ‘Better Than Any Other’

Tests carried out on the latest handsets powered by Intel chips has concluded performance exceeds the levels seen in current, at-market smartphones; including Apple’s iPhone 4S and Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus and the Galaxy S2. The results come from a series of ‘benchmarking’ tests carried out by website Anandtech on Intel’s ‘Medfield’ reference platform. 

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Origin PC Over-Clocked To A Whopping 5.7Ghz With Help Of Sub-Zero Cooling System

There's precious little else that gets PC gamers all hot under the collar than discussing hardware specifications. In truth, there's nothing we despise more than gamers trying to out-geek the other - from noisy disputes that his AMD Phenom II 850 4 x 3.3 GHZ tops your Intel Core i7 2600K, or arguments kick-started by a debate over cooling systems – but then perhaps we don't care less.

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