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Multitouch support for Ubuntu 10.10

Canonical has announced the release of uTouch 1.0, a multitouch/gesture stack which will be shipped with the upcoming 10.10 release. "With Ubuntu 10.10 (the Maverick Meerkat), users and developers will have an end-to-end touch-screen framework — from the kernel all the way through to applications. Our multi-touch team has worked...

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Main development phase for Linux kernel 2.6.36 concluded

AppArmor, Fsnotify, built-in support for Turbo Boost on newer Intel mobile processors and a KMS driver for the latest GeForce graphics cards are some of the more significant changes in Linux kernel 2.6.36, scheduled for release in October...

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Green chip start-up gets $48 million in funding

Silicon start-up Smooth-Stone seeks to use the power thriftiness of ARM processors to reduce the energy consumption at large data centers.

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Smooth-Stone Aims to Make Low-Power Chip

A start-up wants to modify low-power smartphone chips to run servers, the computers in corporate data centers. If successful, it would undermine Intel’s server-chip juggernaut.

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Rugged box PC braces itself for global warming

Kontron announced a fanless industrial box computer that runs on an Intel Atom N270 and can withstand temperatures of between five and 140 deg. F (-15 to 60 deg. C). The Kontron Embedded Box PC CB 752 is equipped with dual gigabit Ethernet ports and six USB 2.0 ports, plus...

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What to read at insideHPC this week

Wondering what to read at insideHPC? Some of the most popular posts this week are: Details on Intel’s manycore development platform Gates calls for better disease modeling software NVIDIA-led team scores a spot on DARPA UHPC CUDA by Example: An Introduction to General-Purpose GPU Programming NZ weather predictor rejects commercial...

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