Tag Archives: Intel

Intel Surrenders To ARM

“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, Galileo and Joule compute modules and boards … Continue reading

Posted in technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

Did You Think Prices For Intel CPUs Were OK Last Week? They Weren’t.

“the prices have been slower to fall, but we’d highly recommend that you keep an eye on the following pages, if you are looking for a good deal this week. So far, at Micro Center we’ve seen the beefy six-core … Continue reading

Posted in technology | Tagged , , , | 23 Comments

About Cheap Junk…

“We asked Intel to provide specific details about when it began and stopped shipping Intel Atom C2000 processors with faulty clock outputs. Intel declined to comment. The official errata says the B0 stepping of C2xxx Atoms are vulnerable to failure, … Continue reading

Posted in technology | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

WELCOME TO CANADA!

“We’re concerned about the impact of this order and any proposals that could impose restrictions on Googlers and their families, or that could create barriers to bringing great talent to the US. We’ll continue to make our views on these … Continue reading

Posted in politics, technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

ARM And Intel Go Head To Head In UK

“Scientists have a growing choice of potential computer architectures to choose from, including new 64-bit ARM CPUs, graphics processors, and many-core CPUs from Intel. Choosing the best architecture for an application can be a difficult task, so the new Isambard … Continue reading

Posted in technology | Tagged , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Free Software Foundation Keeps On Giving

“Meanwhile, freedom is threatened even at the level of the processors in PCs. The current generation of Intel and AMD processor chips are designed with vicious back doors that users cannot shut off. (In Intel processors, it’s the “management engine”.) No … Continue reading

Posted in technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

China v USA

“China on Monday revealed its latest supercomputer, a monolithic system with 10.65 million compute cores built entirely with Chinese microprocessors. This follows a U.S. government decision last year to deny China access to Intel’s fastest microprocessors. There is no U.S.-made system … Continue reading

Posted in politics, technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

ARMed Devices Are A Steam-roller Catching Up To Intel

“MediaTek has revealed an upcoming Helio X30 system-on-chip (SoC) that will likely be one of the first 10nm fabricated SoCs to arrive when it ships in mid-2017. The deca-core mobile SoC will also be one of the first to use … Continue reading

Posted in technology | Tagged , , , , , | 14 Comments

Overoptimisim And ARM

“SoftBank chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son indicated that the acquisition is motivated by the large business potential for IoT (Internet of Things). However, Son overestimated real benefits from the acquisition and underestimated difficulties in vertical and horizontal integration of industries … Continue reading

Posted in technology | Tagged , , , , | 30 Comments

DisARMing News

“Japan-based SoftBank’s GBP17 per share offer price gives ARM shareholders a 43% premium on Friday’s closing share price and a 41.1% premium on the all-time high share price. SoftBank has also provided assurances it will maintain the headquarters of England-based ARM … Continue reading

Posted in technology | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

ARMed Entry

Many years ago M$ and Intel invented Wintel a software and hardware platform that made them $billions, often without having to work for it after they eliminated competition. Times have changed. With smartphones and tablets we saw new platforms emerge … Continue reading

Posted in technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Not Love

“Even forgetting all this, I still wouldn’t like Microsoft. Why? Because of our history. Like many others, I spent too many years in the trenches as a David fighting a powerful Goliath that used every weapon in its arsenal — … Continue reading

Posted in Linux in Education, Teaching, technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments