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Will Cloud-Based Services Make Operating Systems Irrelevant?

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The death of operating systems and unique platforms has been incorrectly predicted by people for years now, but this time there are great chances of it actually happening. As we enter 2019, it’s becoming increasingly clear that cloud-based services are rendering the value of proprietary platforms much less relevant for our day-to-day use. The real work of what we do …

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Gartner Says Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue Grew 13.4 Per Cent in 2018; Increase Driven by Memory Market

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Worldwide semiconductor revenue totalled $476.7 billion in 2018, a 13.4 per cent increase from 2017, according to preliminary results by Gartner, Inc. Memory strengthened its position as the largest semiconductor category, accounting for 34.8 per cent of total semiconductor revenue, up from 31 per cent in 2017. “The largest semiconductor supplier, Samsung Electronics, increased its lead as the No. 1 …

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Intel 82497

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Intel needs no introduction in the field of microprocessors. The tech giant has been delivering consistently high-performing gadgets for a long time now. One such product is Intel 82497. A Cache Controller for the P5 Pentium processor, the Intel 82497 works with multiple 82492 Cache SRAMs. Implementing the MESI write-back protocol for full multiprocessing support, 82497 Cache Controller’s dual ported …

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Intel Ultrabook

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Ultrabook, featuring reduced bulk without compromising battery life, is an Intel specification and trademark for a line of high-end subnotebook computers. The use of low-power Intel Core processors, solid-state drives, and a unibody chassis help Ultrabooks to meet these criteria. Ultrabooks typically omit common laptop features such as optical disc drives and Ethernet ports owing to their limited size. The …

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Intel® VTune™ Amplifier Performance Analysis Cookbook

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Intel® Data Center Builders centre innovation through accelerated development and deployment of tools and documentation by bringing together a broad ecosystem of solution providers. Intel® VTune™ Amplifier Performance Analysis Cookbook is one such innovation which helps you analyze your code, identify ineffective algorithm and hardware usage, and provide performance tuning advice. It is basically a performance profiling tool. By using …

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Intel® NUC

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Designed by Intel, NUC (Next Unit of Computing) is a small-form-factor personal computer. It has had covered a journey of eight generations as of now, starting from Sandy Bridge-based Celeron CPUs in the first generation through Ivy Bridge-based Core i3 and i5 CPUs in the second generation to Gemini Lake-based Pentium and Celeron CPUs and Kaby Lake-based Core i3, i5, …

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Intel Solid-State Drives (SSDs)

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Intel began the shipping of its first mainstream solid-state drives (SSDs) in 2008. The first ones were called the X18-M and X25-M with the storage capacity of 80 GB and 160 GB respectively. These MLC-based drives received positive reviews which unanimously stated “high performance”. Intel’s SLC-based Enterprise X25-E Extreme SSDs were released in 2008 too with a storage capacity of …

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Intel’s 3D XPoint

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3D XPoint is a non-volatile memory (NVM) technology by Intel and Micron Technology. Announced in July 2015, it is available on the open market under brand names Optane (Intel) and subsequently QuantX (Micron) since April 2017. The initial prices of it are less than dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) but more than flash memory. In conjunction with a stackable cross-gridded data …

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Intel: Streamlining Data Traffic Flow and Storage

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The upward-spiralling growth of customer data traffic demands that today’s service providers run much of their traffic through virtual machines (VMs). The traditional data centre networks weren’t designed to handle the new traffic flow but this transition to virtualized data centres has changed the structure of the traffic and communication paradigms. Brocade, HPE (Hewlett Packard Enterprise), and Intel developed industry-leading …

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