Threads are a useful way to get more out of your CPU. Technically known as a “thread of execution,” a thread is the smallest possible sequence …
Assembly language is a very low-level programming language for niche platforms such as bootloaders, device drivers, and embedded devices. In the minds of many, it’s the …
Intel could release a wide array of Haswell chips in two waves.
Google’s Zopfli algorithm compresses Web content just a few percentage points, at the cost of many more CPU cycles.
A handful of companies offer the Apple Mini as a data-center backbone.
It’s finally happened: a swappable daughtercard will allow AMD, Intel, and even ARM CPUs to be interchanged, thanks to a new Open Compute specification.
The DOE’s supercomputer, built from Opteron CPUs and Nvidia GPUs, has a good shot at being the world’s fastest in the next TOP500 list.