Tag Archives: Intel

Dust In The Wind Of IT

2013 was a remarkable year. Clearly Wintel is dying or at least being cut down to size. IC Insights reports “Total worldwide production value of electronic systems is projected to increase 4% in 2013 to $1.41 trillion and climb to … Continue reading

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IT and Bridges

It’s hard to avoid the “Bridge Scandal” roaring on CNN lately: For 25 years, a toll-bridge connecting NJ to NYC had the rightmost 3 of 12 lanes of the upper level devoted to merging traffic from Fort Lee, the nearest … Continue reading

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Opening The Valve To High-volume GNU/Linux PC-Production On A Global Scale

OK, gaming’s a niche in IT, a place where teenagers and young men work out their frustrations with the real world… but it has long been one of the few places GNU/Linux has not thrived: gaming, business, and retail shelves. … Continue reading

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ARM v Intel – David v Goliath – Facebook’s Compiling PHP For ARM…

“The smoking gun for this dramatic shift was a post by Facebook on the Hip Hop Virtual Machine blog on Thursday that indicated the team is implementing ARM processor support in its translation engine, which turns Facebook’s PHP code into … Continue reading

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Woe For Wintel

The one valid argument Wintel has is that desktops/notebooks with “Intel Inside” and that other OS can do bigger tasks, as if most consumers actually had stuff to do… Check out these specs:“Galaxy J runs Android 4.3 and features a … Continue reading

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FLOSS Inspires Diversification In Hardware For Small Cheap Computers

Never has IT been more diverse. All kinds of units are shipping today with single, dual, quad and penta 32bit cores, but soon 64bit cores will be everywhere and there will be a few octal cored chips. It took Intel … Continue reading

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Intel Underneath

Intel, one part of the Wintel team, has been checking out its options for nearly a decade. Faced with the decline of shipments of Wintel PCs, Intel either has to shrink or diversify. It’s diversifying: “Intel will open its factories … Continue reading

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Intel: If You Can’t Beat ’em, Join ’em

“In what can only be described as highly ironic, Intel is set to make what will easily be one of the first quad-core 64-bit ARM processors. On Tuesday, Altera announced that its Stratix 10 system-on-a-chip (SoC) will incorporate a "high-performance, … Continue reading

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PC Shipments to the Philippines Show The Extent Of Wintel’s Malaise

I came across a news item by IDC: PC Shipments to the Philippines in Q2 2013 Suffer Brunt of Peso Devaluation. They go on about how devaluation of the currency impacted shipments of legacy PCs to Philippines. The shocking thing … Continue reading

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Intel Strikes Back

Intel is striking back at the ARMed ecosystem two ways: “The Quark design is fully synthesizable, with extension points to allow customers to integrate their own functional blocks onto Quark SoCs. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich also said that although Intel … Continue reading

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Wintel Outlook Shrinks

“While the results of the second quarter were in line with forecast, a number of issues led IDC to further downgrade its PC outlook. Aside from stubbornly depressed consumer interest, 2013 also marks the first year where emerging regions are … Continue reading

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Pet Peeves Invoked By Wintel In Its Defence

Wintel is fighting back against those who think older legacy PCs are acceptable performers. Intel recently asked IDC to come up with evidence to support the idea that it’s time to replace older PCs. They surveyed US households… Here are … Continue reading

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