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New Intel Xeon W Has Arrived

September 2nd 2017

The bottom line is, the 28-core Skylake processor is coming to the workstation market and things will never be the same.

Intel has been powering the workstation CPU market for decades. Its previous processor generation, Broadwell, was a performance leader that pleased millions of workstation users. The company didn’t stop with its processor developments and just recently introduced its newest generation of workstations processors: the Intel Xeon SP (Scalable processor, dual-socket capable) and the Intel Xeon W processor (single-socket capable). To differentiate the workstation-class Xeon processors from server-class processors, Intel for the first time has added the W designation to the name.

The (tech) world is catching up to fiction

Techwatch September 18th 2017

We need a new category—SciFi is no longer applicable When I was a kid I read the comics (OK, I still do). We read them because we didn’t have TV, hadn’t even heard of it. Our phones were plugged into the wall and had a big round dial with holes in it. Try to imagine that as the norm, and then as a young impressionable kid, picking up a colorful, exciting comic book and seeing a hawk-nosed detective in a rain coat looking at video on his watch. OMG-what an incredible thing.  Remember,

Apple updates DVD Studio Pro 1.5 for Mac OS X

Apple has introduced the latest version of its DVD Studio Pro, the 1.5 version has been optimized for Max OS X. The OS X advantage gives the program the ability to do MPEG encoding and other work in background. Other new features include integration with Final Cut Pro that lets users Click here to read this news article

AMD gets new endorsements for Opteron

AMD is building an environment for its new Opteron—their first chip to be introduced using the Hammer technology. Obviously, a hunky chip like this needs graphics, and AMD announced that 3DLabs, ATI, Matrox and SiS have committed to developing products for the Opteron chip. The Opteron will support AGP- Click here to read this news article

ATI and PalmSource announce licensing deal

Sometimes, all you have to do is speculate a little and suddenly the answers are handed to you. (It really works when you go out on a limb and speculate in public.) Recently, when writing about the potential of ATI's Imageon chip for handhelds we noted that the first announcement Click here to read this news article

Toshiba opts for Spatializer in its Edge RD-X2 DVD recorder

Toshiba’s brand new RD-X2 recorder is a DVD-R/RAM product that enables users to record up to six hours of content on a single disk. The way this works out on formats is that users can record to the DVD-Video format on DVD-R disks and be assured their content Click here to read this news article

ATI and PalmSource announce licensing deal

Sometimes, all you have to do is speculate a little and suddenly the answers are handed to you. (It really works when you go out on a limb and speculate in public.) Recently, when writing about the potential of ATI’s Imageon chip for handhelds we noted that the first Click here to read this news article