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Lilbits (7-23-2013): Supercomputers on the cheap

Want to build a so-called “supercomputer,” but don’t want to spend a ridiculous amount of money? No problem. Now there’s an option that costs just $99. Sort of. Adapteva’s Parallella is a $99 system-on-a-board that features an ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, Ethernet, HDMI, and Ubuntu Linux. Sounds kind of neat for a […]

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MediaTek 8-core MT6592 chip coming in July

Taiwanese chip maker MediaTek is getting ready to launch its first 8-core processor. The MediaTek MT6592 is expected to hit the streets by the end of July. The 28nm chip features 8 ARM Cortex-A7 processor cores running at speeds up to 2 GHz. ARM’s Cortex-A7┬ádesign offers performance that’s on par with what you’d expect from […]