Adapteva Unveils 64-Core Chip

August 22, 2012

Chipmaker Adapteva is sampling its 4th-generation multicore processor, known as Epiphany-IV. The 64-core chip delivers a peak performance of 100 gigaflops and draws just two watts of power, yielding a stunning 50 gigaflops/watt. The engineering samples were manufactured by GLOBALFOUNDRIES on its latest 28nm process technology. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

ARM Gets Behind Accelerator Programming Project

May 29, 2012

ARM Holdings, along with seven other academic and industrial partners, is ramping up a European research project designed to bring accelerator programming to mainstream developers. Known as CARP (Correct and Efficient Accelerator Programming), the effort is focused on developing hardware-independent programming tools around OpenCL, the industry standard parallel computing environment for GPUs and other accelerators. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

ARM Processors Set to Challenge x86 On Its Own Turf

February 2, 2011

The dominance of the x86 in desktop machines, servers, and supercomputers will soon be challenged by the ARM microprocessor. That according Tudor Brown, ARM Holdings' president and co-founder, who this week took a few shots at the x86 dynasty. Brown's comments and recent events suggest future ARM-based processors could form a credible threat to high-end CPUs made by AMD and Intel. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

Chipmakers Churn

January 13, 2011

Intel settles with NVIDIA; AMD jettisons CEO. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

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