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Sun exec: Galaxy to shape Sun's future

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Announced yesterday, Sun's new servers are powered by Advanced Micro Devices' Opteron processors and have dual-core capabilities. Graham Lovell provided additional details about the servers and discussed how Sun plans to improve the bottom line going forward. He also talked about exactly how Linux and open source play into that strategy.

Intel's Viiv specifications leaked

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Intel recently briefed system builders on the requirements for devices to qualify for the firm's Hometrino brand "Viiv".

Samsung Targets Intel

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Samsung Electronics Monday hinted that its next target is Intel Corp., the world’s biggest semiconductor maker headquartered in the United States.

Katrina to hammer silicon wafer production?

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Hurricane Katrina could have a deeper impact on the world's semiconductor industry than first feared, market watcher iSuppli claimed today.

Nvidia G70 Ultra cancelled

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NVIDIA DECIDED to cancel its upcoming G70 Ultra card, a real shocker. However, there is good business sense behind that hard decision.

AMD responds to Intel's response to AMD

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AMD's head of legal affairs, Thomas McCoy, said he thought Intel's reponse was "not surprising considering what they are trying to hide".

Intel Says AMD Is To Blame For Its Own

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Intel denies wrongdoing and says AMD's problems are caused by weak investment in manufacturing, a bad reputation as a supplier, and a failure to deliver products on time.

M$ rumored to use AMD to bully Intel

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Every time Intel said no to DRM, Microsoft pulled out a proverbial Athlon 64, laid it on the table, and said something like 'they are on board'.

Creative Ships Wormy MP3 Players

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Creative Technology has accidentally shipped almost 4000 digital music players in Japan that contain a Windows worm, according to an advisory from Finnish security company F-Secure.

Supersizing the supercomputers: What's next?

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Supercomputers excel at highly calculation-intensive tasks, yet supercomputers themselves are subject to technological advancements and redesigns that allow them to keep pace with the science they support.

Serial ATA vs. Parallel IDE

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Over the past few years SATA has become a standard interface on hard drives and is starting to show up in many peripheral devices. Today we're taking a look at two similar hard drives to see how well SATA is supported in Linux.

Nvidia caught "over optimising"

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The chaps from 3D Center, a very talented in-depth site, spotted and tested and proved that Nvidia is using a lower anisotropic filtering quality than any other card available.

Leadtek 7800 GTX SLI

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NVIDIA’s new GeForce 7800 GTX is a very fast card. In fact, in some cases, it is as fast as having two GeForce 6800 Ultras in your machine. Considering how fast the card is alone, I was very curious how fast it would be in SLI-mode.

Creative wins MP3 player patent

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One of Apple's main rivals, Creative Technology, has been awarded a patent for the interface used on many digital music players.

Samsung Releases World’s First 19” Laptop

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With this laptop, Samsung is sticking its tongue out at Apple and going “Hah, ours is bigger!”

Worry-Free DVD Burning

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The search for a truly universal DVD burner has finally ended, even as Blu-Ray and HD-DVD looms on the horizon. The brand new Sony DRU-810A can burn any DVD recordable format, and burn with alacrity.

Dell puts logo pressure on Microsoft, Intel

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Dell is so fed up with all those stickers from Microsoft and Intel that it has to put on PCs it makes that it's stomping its mighty foot.

Server sales stay the course

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Server sales for all operating systems increased. Linux systems lead the pack with 45.1 per cent revenue growth, although its 11.5 per cent share of the overall market remains small relative to Windows and Unix systems.

AMD had spy inside Intel Developer Forum

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RATHER THAN rely on reporters coming to see AMD after keynote speeches, the smaller chip company - known as Cheapzilla - had human bots in on the sessions.

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