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Topic: Intel

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Intel Releases Next Generation Open Source Graphics Driver
Posted by: ironfist on Thursday, August 10, 2006 - 10:27
Submitted by ironfist
Intel has released the drivers for the Intel 965 Express graphics chipset under GPL. This is a major push for Linux on other architectures than x86 and other operating systems.

I quote
The Intel Open Source Technology Center graphics team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of free software drivers for the IntelĀ® 965 Express Chipset family graphics controller. These drivers include support for 2D and 3D graphics features for the newest generation Intel graphics architecture.

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New Japanese Supercomputer Breaks Petaflops Barrier
Posted by: ironfist on Sunday, July 30, 2006 - 17:41
Submitted by ironfist
MDGrape-3 (formerly known as Institute of Physical & Chemical Research) in Yokohama has built a supercomputer that breaks the 1 Petaflops barrier. This supercomputer is three times faster than the Blue Gene/L - the currently fastest supercomputer out there.

The cost for MDGrape-3 was just 9 million USD which equals to 15 USD per Gigaflop. The Blue Gene/L solution costs 140 USD per Gigaflop. So how did they manage to keep the costs at 9 million? Well, they had lots of support from Intel, SGi Japan and NEC. The supercomputer runs on 4808 Dual-core Intel Xeon chips. The clock frequency is yet unknown.

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Editor's note: How long will it take for IBM to retake the crown?

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