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Linux 2.6.38 Kernel Multi-Core Scaling

Last month there were benchmarks on Phoronix looking at the multi-core scaling performance of multiple operating systems, including CentOS 5.5, Fedora 14, FreeBSD 8.1, and OpenIndiana b148. CentOS 5.5 uses the long-term Linux 2.6.18 kernel while Fedora 14 has the more recent Linux 2.6.35 kernel by default, but a number...

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Fixed Intel Chip to Ship in Mid-February

The chipmaker last week stopped shipments of the "Cougar Point" chipset that accompanies its Sandy Bridge processor. Now it says it has a fix for the flaw.

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CES: Sandy Bridge Takes Control at Intel

At the Intel booth at CES 2011 in Las Vegas, Sandy Bridge is everywhere. The company's second-generation Core processors feature improved energy efficiency and 3D and graphics performance.

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Can DragonFly's HAMMER Compete With Btrfs, ZFS?

The most common Linux file-systems we talk about at Phoronix are of course Btrfs and EXT4 while the ZFS file-system, which is available on Linux as a FUSE (user-space) module or via a recent kernel module port, gets mentioned a fair amount too. When it comes to the FreeBSD and...

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Processor Whispers: About 16 and 17-Core Processors

With the unusual number of 17 cores, IBM’s new BlueGene/Q processor draws attention. AMD’s 16-core processor Interlagos might arrive a bit earlier than expected and the Itanium shows new signs of life.

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