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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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LLVMpipe With Intel's GLSL2 Compiler

Last month we tested out Intel's new GLSL compiler for Mesa when running the ATI Radeon classic Mesa and Gallium3D drivers to see how this GL Shading Language compiler designed by Intel employee's for their hardware and open-source driver work for the other open-source drivers, since all of the Mesa drivers will be affected once this "GLSL2" compiler is merged into the Mesa code-base...

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