New Dell PCs – Predictable Evolution and…

The concept of “law” means different things to different people. For some, laws are rules defining conventional/unconventional behavior. For others, they are immutable strictures or even barriers begging to be tested. But I’d argue that the most important (and, ironically, the least discussed) aspect of law is its predictability. That is, laws clearly delineate expectable outcomes with certain events or behaviors. You “can’t drive...

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Moore’s Law Is Golden

The lead-up to the 50th anniversary of Moore’s law resulted in a deluge of news stories, reminiscences and analysis. Was that necessary or even appropriate? Actually, yes, especially as you realize the broad influence of technology on private and public sector organizations and individuals in virtually every corner of the globe. To read the complete article, CLICK HERE NOTE: This column was originally published in the Pund-IT...

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Death, Taxes And Moore’s Law
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Death, Taxes And Moore’s Law

Of the fundamental certainties in life – death, taxes, my sports teams losing and Moore’s Law – only one can eagerly anticipated, like Grantley-EP, the code name for the newest member of Intel’s server chip family. Up to three times the performance of its predecessors, the Xeon E5-2600 v3 – available in 26 models – was officially launched this week, along with servers from the likes of Dell, IBM, Lenovo, and Supermicro. HP...

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Microsoft’s Project Catapult Puts Custom Chips in the Cloud

Microsoft is testing a new server technology with Project Catapult that is likely to play an important role in future cloud computing environments—a server technology that can dramatically increase the performance of some data center workloads and breathe fresh life into Moore’s Law, all without significantly increasing server cost or power consumption. Microsoft Research’s Project Catapult pairs Intel Xeon CPUs with high-performance...

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Intel’s…: Why You should Still Care about Moore’s Law

At a media and analyst event in Santa Clara, CA, Intel executives, including Rani Borkar, VP of the Product Development group, Mark Bohr, Intel senior fellow, Technology and Manufacturing group and director, Process Architecture and Integration, and Stephan Jourdan, Intel fellow, Platform Engineering group, detailed the company’s new “Broadwell” microarchitecture and optimizations made possible by Intel’s 14nm manufacturing processes....

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