Major tech firms backing $300 million supercluster bid from York Region

A consortium of more than 50 organizations with offices in the York Region area have organized a supercluster bid focused on the development of microelectronics and backed by a pledge of more than

Published on: September 14th, 2017 Brian Jackson

$25-Raspberry Pi school computer to run cut-down Fedora

Early adopters of the Raspberry Pi $25 computer will be offered a cut down and customised Fedora 'remix' compiled to run on the system's ARM microprocessor, it has been confirmed. The first Raspberry

Published on: February 24th, 2012 John E. Dunn

Sun, Intel forge enterprise alliance around Xeon and Solaris

Speaking via a Webcast from San Francisco, Sun Microsystems president and CEO Jonathan Schwartz said the partnership would represent a huge boost for Solaris, which he said once faced the same fate as

Published on: February 11th, 2007 Briony Smith

64-bit still in the distance for the client

Scott Stanley, the library's information technology manager, expects to need the added power over the next couple of years. As for 64-bit computing on the client, though, “we're just beginning to look at

Published on: January 12th, 2007 Grant Buckler

AMD gains graphics expertise through ATI purchase

The deal, announced last month and valued at US$5.4 billion, is expected to close by the end of the year. By buying ATI, AMD aims to carve out a bigger piece of the

Published on: August 15th, 2006 Neil Sutton

Intel packs virtualization, manageability into vPro

The platform will include Intel's dual-core CPU, the second generation of Intel's Active Management Technology (IAMT) and Intel VT virtualization features. In a broadcast from its Santa Clara, Calif., headquarters, Intel chief executive

Published on: May 31st, 2006 Shane Schick

Everyone wins with energy-efficient computers

At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco in August, Intel Corp. president Paul Otellini emphasized “performance per watt” — delivering more computing power per watt of electricity.Concern about energy efficiency isn’t new,

Published on: December 20th, 2005 Grant Buckler

Chipless by design: Canada’s role in microelectronics

First came the fabless model, in which chip-design firms switched from making their own integrated circuits in expensive fabrication facilities, or fabs, to contracting the design out to specialists called foundries. Now, according

Published on: December 20th, 2005 Grant Buckler

IBM resurrects PC-on-a-chip

A lot of companies look to IBM for microprocessors, but arguably none are looking to the company more ardently this month than manufacturers of embedded systems.That’s because it has agreed to manufacture the

Published on: November 21st, 2005 Howard Solomon