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Big Iron Shines at Hot Chips
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8/29/2013   6 comments
IBM and Oracle showed competing Power 8 and M6 server CPUs at the annual Stanford event where Microsoft and others put in a few surprises.
White Spaces Require Heavy Lifting
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8/28/2013   4 comments
Neul's goal of building an IoT network around white-space spectrum makes sense, but it will take major investments from heavy hitters to pull it off.
Verification Panel: Are We Done Yet? Not Even Close
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8/27/2013   2 comments
Discussion panels held in public are often dull exercises in easy harmony. But get experts in a closed room and opinions can become more divided, or at least more vocal.
ARM Buys Sensinode for IoT Software
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8/27/2013   7 comments
ARM bought startup Sensinode for the 6LoWPAN-based M2M software, which it will license and make available through its mbed program.
Group Describes Specs for x86, ARM SoCs
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8/26/2013   5 comments
The Heterogeneous Systems Architecture group gave a first look at work on parallel programming specs backed by AMD, ARM, and ARM SoC vendors.
Startup Wants Simple, App-Savvy Switches
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8/23/2013   8 comments
The chief technology officer for Insieme Networks laid out his design principles -- but not his designs -- in a keynote at Hot Interconnects.
US Labs Unlock Secure Tech for Silicon Valley
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8/22/2013   10 comments
The Department of Homeland Security hosted its first annual showcase of cyber-security technologies available for licensing from federal labs.
Tour Google's Software Defined Net
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8/21/2013   Post a comment
The search giant gave one of the most detailed talks to date about B4, its internal WAN pioneering principles of software defined networking.
Are Implants a Hacker's Playground?
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8/20/2013   14 comments
The medical electronics community needs to come to grips with security for implants and wearables, says a doctor and engineer working in the field.
Benchmarks for Whole Phones Needed
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8/19/2013   27 comments
Benchmarking is a tricky business. There are benchmarks and there are benchmarks. I'm sure I'm not alone in my weariness with reading reports on yet another batch of benchmark results.
Slideshow: Flash Innovators Flood Show
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8/16/2013   5 comments
A tour of the show floor at the Flash Memory Summit shows that flash chips are plugging into new sockets in servers, networks, and even smartphones.
Samsung Unrolls Flex Display Contest
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8/15/2013   7 comments
The Korean giant will pay up to $10,000 for the best business plan based on its upcoming flexible display technology -- though specs of the displays are unclear.
Slideshow: Facebook Calls for Cold Flash
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8/15/2013   25 comments
Facebook called for a new class of flash chips in a keynote describing how the company organizes its computer systems and processes its traffic.
IBM Gives a Peek at Flash Road Map
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8/14/2013   3 comments
Big Blue will tap controllers from startup Diablo and its own in-house designs to plug flash DIMMS into servers next year.
Micron Tells Story of Building DRAM Cube
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8/13/2013   8 comments
Engineers tell the story of the 4 Gbyte, 160 Gbyte/second Hybrid Memory Cube, a device sampling now that almost didn't see the light of day.
Facebook Preps Switch, Taps Atom SoC
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8/12/2013   13 comments
Broadcom and Netronome submitted competing proposals to Facebook for a switch while the web giant readies Intel's Avoton for a storage role.
Internets of Things Need Glue
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8/12/2013   42 comments
Pioneers and experts say what the IoT needs is consensus on a standard and "glue" to link the many incompatible protocols deployed today.
US Consortium Forming on Industrial Internet
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8/7/2013   18 comments
Cisco Systems, GE, IBM, and Intel are among those forming a consortium to drive open industry standards that could give the US an edge in IoT.
Benchmark Debuts for Embedded FPUs
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8/6/2013   4 comments
FPMark, a floating-point benchmark geared for a wide range of embedded processors, is now available from the Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium.


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