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Why distributed networks and smart sensors won’t survive in self-driving cars

Today's disconnected, high-latency sensors and processors in vehicles will have to be replaced by centralized, high-power networks that can deliver integrated decision-making for effective collision avoidance.

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Inside AMD's development of the Zen CPU

When AMD chip designers sat down four years ago to sketch out the Zen design, they had two things in mind: To drive up CPU performance as much as possible and to keep power efficiency stable.

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GDDR6 memory could hit GPUs in 2018

Virtual reality and gaming are changing the way PCs are built and driving the development of new types of memory for GPUs.

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Open source 25-core chip can grow into a 200,000-core computer

Researchers want to give a 25-core open-source processor called Piton some serious bite.

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MIT is dragging hard-wired network chips into the agile era

Cloud computing is changing the demands on networks more quickly than ever. Now researchers say it’s possible to program routers all the way down to their packet-forwarding chips in the quest to keep up.

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Nvidia's new Tegra chip can avoid trouble with the traffic police

Buying an autonomous car may be in your future, but make sure it has a capable chip installed so the vehicle doesn't get in trouble with the police.

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IBM's Power9 chip is coming, and here's what you need to know

IBM's latest Power9 chip is coming next year, and it stands out for its blazing speed and for technologies never seen in chips before.

Fujitsu's Post K supercomputer with have PrimeHPC FX10 servers

ARM has a new weapon in race to build world's fastest computers

ARM conquered the mobile market the day it went into Apple's first iPhone, and now it is designing high-performance chips for supercomputers.

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See the powerful megachips that will clash at Hot Chips

Raw horsepower is the name of the game at next week's Hot Chips show, where chip geeks will get their fill on the latest processors.

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Are your fragile packages safe? Ask Intel's tiny IoT chip

An IoT shipping label Intel demonstrated at IDF this week could report on shipping conditions in real time without needing a battery to stay powered.

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Intel's new Atom chips bring 4K video to VR headsets, robots

In 2009, Apple CEO Tim Cook memorably trashed Atom-based netbooks for being "junky" hardware that underperformed. Intel's Atom chips have come a long way since, with the latest generation being the most impressive.

Lack of a high-quality GPU may hold Intel back on A.I. and VR

GPUs aren't a big presence at the ongoing Intel Developer Forum, which is centered around the chip maker's A.I. and VR strategy. Intel is highlighting its CPUs and FPGAs for those categories, and the lack of a GPU to chase all the...

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Forget copper: Intel turns to light for fast data transfers

Intel believes the days of using copper wires for data transfers, both between computers and inside of them, are numbered because optical communications are on the horizon.

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Intel's Knights Mill mega-chip to take on GPUs in A.I.

Intel has secretly developed a mega-chip called Knights Mill with the hope of advaning artificial intelligence.

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ARM pact will help Intel woo Apple into new chip deal

The chances of Apple's using Intel's factories to have its iPhone and iPad chips made have just rocketed up.

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Intel's Kaby Lake chips will include integrated 4K graphics processors

Intel isn't known for its graphics processors, but the company is promising a big improvement with its 7th generation Core processors, code-named Kaby Lake.

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HP leaks details on Intel's Kaby Lake and Apollo Lake chips

HP may have tried, but it couldn't hold the secrets of Intel's unreleased Kaby Lake and Apollo Lake chips close to its chest.

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AMD returns to x86 for server reboot as it downgrades ARM

AMD's move three years ago to rely on ARM for server chips is turning out to be a big mistake.

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