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AMD goes “ambidextrous,” will produces ARM, x86 chips in 2014

AMD is unveiling is roadmap for next-generation processors for servers and embedded computing devices, and for the first time ARM-based chips are on the map. In addition to next-generation x86 chips and discrete graphics chips for embedded devices, the company plans to start offering ARM-based chips in 2014.   AMD’s first ARM-based chips will be […]

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Lilbits (9-04-2013): Next-gen Microsoft Surface details leaked… or made up?

Microsoft introduced the original Surface RT and Surface Pro tablets about a year ago when the company launched Windows 8. With Windows 8.1 coming in October, and with most consumer electronics companies habitually releasing new models every year, it seems likely that new models are on the way. Reports from multiple sources (including Neowin,, […]

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AMD’s first ARM-based chips coming to servers in 2014

Chip maker AMD is starting to provide details about its first ARM-based processors, and while the new chip are more efficient than a typical x86 processor, they’re kind of low-power powerhouses. In mid-2014 AMD will start shipping ARM-based chips code-named “Seattle,” packing up to 16 ARM Cortex-A57 processor cores. AMD Seattle chips will be 64-bit […]

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Intel introduces 6 Watt Atom S1200 chip for servers

Intel’s low power Atom processors may have started out as netbook chips. But in recent years we’ve seen the Atom line expand to include everything from tablets to smartphones to set-top-boxes designed to bring multimedia to your TV. Now Intel is also adding server duty to the list of things Atom chips can accomplish. The […]

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Update: HP’s low-power Moonshot servers will support x86, ARM chips

Yesterday HP announced that it had begun testing the first low-power servers based on its Project Moonshot designs, and that the new servers could enter production later this year. Last year when HP unveiled its plans to invest in new low-power server technology, the company was focusing on technology featuring clusters of ARM-based chips. Since […]

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First HP Project Moonshot servers will use Intel Atom chips (updated)

HP’s Project Moonshot is an initiative to develop low-energy servers that use less electricity than most of today’s models while offering similar performance. When the company unveiled the project in November, HP planned to use low power ARM-based processors. But now HP has changed its tune, and the first servers produced as part of the […]

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Microsoft wants Intel to develop 16-core Atom chips

There’s a common misperception that multi-core chips are always more powerful than single-core computer chips. But the truth of the matter is that while multi-core chips can be faster than their old school brethren, especially when used with software optimized for multithreading, there’s another reason to develop chips with multiple cores: They can use less […]

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Intel Atom powered servers: Low power isn’t just for netbooks

Low power Intel Atom chips have changed the way we think about battery life and “good enough” performance in low-cost laptops. But it turns out that these chips which were designed for low power laptops are also useful in other areas typically dominated by expensive, power-hungry chips. A company called SeaMicro is building servers that […]