RISC-V Expands its Audience News & Analysis 12/1/2016 2 comments RISC-V attracted a stellar list of chip architects and executives to its latest workshop, but the effort to grow an open-source instruction set has a big to-do list.
Open Source SoC Debuts News & Analysis 11/29/2016 Post a comment Startup SiFive released its first open-source SoC based on the RISC-V instruction set and an Arduino development board to go with it.
Cray: U.S. Supercomputers Hit 3, 5 on Top500 News & Analysis 11/28/2016 Post a comment In November 2016's Top500, USA's Cray supercomputers achieved 4 spots, but Cray is showing diversity with models for all categories of user formats, from the only single-cabinet petaflop computer (the Urika-GX) to the CS-Storm for Deep Learning to the Urika-GX for 24/7 protection from data breaches.
Parc: IoT To Be Self-Powered, Flexible, Transparent News & Analysis 11/17/2016 Post a comment The inventors of the graphical user interface (GUI), the computer mouse, the computer "desktop," object-oriented programming and amorphous silicon, among dozens of other forecasted breakthroughs, predicted that the future of the Internet of Things will be flexible, transparent and self-powering, according to Parc program manager of novel and printed electronics, Janos Veres at the MEMS Executive Congress 2016 (Scottsdale, Arizona.
Microsoft Speeds Open Hardware News & Analysis 11/1/2016 2 comments Microsoft revealed early specs of ts next-generation data center server and said work on open hardware needs to become as fast and flexible as open source software.
Watson Wins GM News & Analysis 10/29/2016 2 comments At the keynote speech during the World of Watson 2016 conference (Oct. 24-28, Las Vegas) IBM chief executive officer (CEO) Ginni Rometty invited General Motors (GM) CEO Mary Barra to jointly announce that IBM's augmented intelligence (AI) called Watson would be integrated with every new car equipped with OnStar connectivity (renamed OnStar-Go). The U.S. Secretary of Education also endorsed Watson.
Watson Use Proliferating News & Analysis 10/27/2016 Post a comment IBM's annual World of Watson released a plethora of new capabilities plus enumerated multiple new design wins, from the Toronto Raptors to General Motors.
IBM Weaves New 25G Link News & Analysis 10/14/2016 5 comments IBM announced OpenCAPI, a 25G interconnect for processors, accelerators and memories with backing from seven partners.
IoT Startup Taps Blockchain News & Analysis 10/13/2016 1 comment Startup Filament has developed an end node for the industrial Internet of Things than extends the LoRa network and uses blockchain as part of its security.
IoT Consumer Groups Merge News & Analysis 10/10/2016 2 comments The Open Connectivity Foundation and AllSeen Alliance will blend their open-source environments into a consumer alternative to Apple’s Homekit and Google’s Weave.
Universal Memristor Models All News & Analysis 10/3/2016 Post a comment University of Massachusetts says it has cut in half the number of components needed to model the human brain for deep learning algorithms with its diffusive memritor.
Imagination 2.0 Update Ships News & Analysis 9/26/2016 Post a comment Imagination Technologies predicts profits this year with streamlined operations under a new CEO and thoughts of new core IP licensing models.
Persistent Memory Needs Apps News & Analysis 9/20/2016 6 comments A researcher from Hewlett Packard Enterprise called for apps that use persistent memory on servers although the chips are still more than a year away.
FCC: Get an App for that Video News & Analysis 9/9/2016 2 comments Pay-TV services would be required to provide free apps to access and search their video content under an FCC proposal aimed to open competition in digital media.
Z-Wave Specs Released Online News & Analysis 8/31/2016 1 comment Seeking to attract more users and developers, Sigma Designs released key aspects of its Z-Wave home network for the Internet of Things.
Apple Owes $14.5 Billion Back Tax, says Europe News & Analysis 8/30/2016 6 comments The European Commission has ruled that over several years Ireland has granted unjustifiable tax benefits to Apple worth up to €13 billion (about $14.5 billion), which the US computer company must now pay back to the Irish state — plus interest.
Power9 Opens IBM to Partners News & Analysis 8/24/2016 3 comments IBM’s Power9 processor reaches out to new OEMs and partners with multiple interconnects and variants of the chip, according to a talk at Hot Chips.
Watson for the Masses News & Analysis 8/18/2016 1 comment The Columbus-Collaboratory has integrated IBM's Watson into the R programming language with its CognizeR.
Was DOS copied from CP/M? News & Analysis 8/17/2016 6 comments For decades, a rumor has persisted that DOS was illegally copied from CP/M and that the fortune accumulated by Bill Gates rightfully belonged to Gary Kildall.
Startup’s IoT SoC Packs a Punch News & Analysis 7/25/2016 1 comment Startup Greenwaves is working on a high performance SoC to make nodes on the Internet of Things capable of machine learning and high data rates.
Cray, Deloitte Don White Hat in Security Service News & Analysis 7/20/2016 2 comments Cray Inc. and Deloitte & Touche offer service that continually probes a subscribers' computer systems as if it were a hacker, identifying potential threat vectors and alerting the subscriber to patch vulnerabilities before they are exploited by the bad guys.
Ex-Lenovo CEO Takes Avnet Helm News & Analysis 7/12/2016 Post a comment Avnet's CEO Rick Hamada has stepped down after five years on the job, less than three months after Avnet announced it would cut $25 million in personnel and other expenses from its technology business.
ST Grows STM32 MCU Family News & Analysis 7/11/2016 Post a comment STMicroelectronics has introduced a development ecosystem for its latest low-power, high-performance STM32L4 microcontrollers and expanded the series with five product lines comprising a range of package and memory-density options.
Intelligence Agency Sets 3D Challenge News & Analysis 7/11/2016 Post a comment The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence has issued a $100,000 challenge to the programming community to improve upon the automatic generation of 2D-to-3D imagery from satellites.
Startup Debuts Open Source SoCs News & Analysis 7/11/2016 3 comments Startup SiFive aims to use the open source RISC-V core as the heart of two SoC platforms, enabling a broader set of engineers to build custom processors.