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China has initiated a policy shift to eliminate American processors from government computers and servers, reports Financial Times. The decision is aimed to gradually eliminate processors from AMD and Intel from system used by China's government agencies, which will mean lower sales for U.S.-based chipmakers and higher sales of China's own CPUs. The new procurement guidelines, introduced quietly at the end of 2023, mandates government entities to prioritize 'safe and reliable' processors and operating systems in their purchases. This directive is part of a concerted effort to bolster domestic technology and parallels a similar push within state-owned enterprises to embrace technology designed in China. The list of approved processors and operating systems, published by China's Information Technology Security Evaluation Center, exclusively features Chinese companies. There are...

Report: NVIDIA Forms Custom Chip Unit for Cloud Computing and More

With its highly successful A100 and H100 processors for artificial intelligence (AI) and high-performance computing (HPC) applications, NVIDIA dominates AI datacenter deployments these days. But among large cloud service...

10 by Anton Shilov on 2/13/2024

Report: AMD and NVIDIA Set to Offer Arm-Based Processors for PCs

Apple's release of Arm-based system-on-chips for its desktops and laptops three years ago demonstrated that such processors could offer competitive performance and power consumption. On the Windows-based PC front...

43 by Anton Shilov on 10/25/2023

AI Server Market to Reach $150 Billion by 2027 - Foxconn

Demand for generative AI services is skyrocketing and driving the need for AI servers and machines that are substantially different from traditional servers. The category is growing so quickly...

4 by Anton Shilov on 8/16/2023

Ultra Ethernet Consortium Formed, Plans to Adapt Ethernet for AI and HPC Needs

This week the Linux Foundation has announced that the group will be overseeing the formation of a new Ethernet consortium, with a focus on adapting and refining the technology...

7 by Anton Shilov on 7/21/2023

AMD Ryzen Pro 7000 and 7040 Series Processors : Zen 4 For Commercial Deployments

As is a constant whenever AMD launches their latest desktop and mobile processors, they typically deploy and release a professional and commercial line-up of these processors a few months...

8 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/13/2023

Microsoft to Bring Game Pass Games to NVIDIA's GeForce Now

Microsoft on Sunday announced plans to bring select PC Game Pass games to NVIDIA's GeForce Now cloud streaming service later in 2023. The move will allow gamers to enjoy...

2 by Anton Shilov on 6/12/2023

Western Digital Unveils Xbox Series X|S Expansion Cards

Ever since Microsoft introduced its Xbox Series X/S game consoles in late 2020, Seagate has been exclusively selling storage expansion cards for these systems. But to the chagrin of...

8 by Anton Shilov on 6/6/2023

Microsoft To Stop Self-Branded PC Peripherals, Set to Focus on Surface Instead

Microsoft has confirmed that the company will discontinue selling PC accessories under the Microsoft brand, narrowing the firm's focus to premium-priced peripherals sold under the Surface brand. The decision...

12 by Anton Shilov on 5/1/2023

Microsoft Launches Thunderbolt 4 Surface Dock - Sans Surface Connect Port

Microsoft has introduced a new docking station for its latest Surface devices equipped with Thunderbolt 4 ports. The Surface Thunderbolt 4 Dock has eight ports and provides a comprehensive...

3 by Anton Shilov on 4/5/2023

Microsoft: DirectStorage 1.1 with GPU Decompression Finally on Its Way

As part of this week’s Microsoft Ignite developers conference, Microsoft’s DirectX team has published a few blog posts offering updates on the state of various game development-related projects. The...

45 by Ryan Smith on 10/14/2022

Best Laptops: Holiday 2021

With 2021 coming to a close, it is time again to look back at the laptop market. Despite bumps from the COVID pandemic, the laptop ecosystem continues to flourish...

26 by Brett Howse on 12/1/2021

Seagate Updates Game Drive SSD for Xbox with New Look and Internals

Seagate has been maintaining a line of Xbox-certified external SSDs since late 2016. The current Game Drive for Xbox SSD is based on the Seagate Fast SSD's internals and...

19 by Ganesh T S on 10/7/2021

The Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio Review: Dynamic Design

Microsoft’s Surface team has produced some amazing designs over the years, taking to focusing on convertible devices to highlight the adaptability of Windows. That being said, over the last...

54 by Brett Howse on 10/5/2021

What to Expect with Windows 11: A Day One Hands-On

Tomorrow, Microsoft is officially launching Windows 11, the next installment of their operating system which underpins the majority of PCs in use today. Windows 10 has an install base...

96 by Brett Howse on 10/4/2021

Surface Laptop Studio, Surface 8 Pro Lead Microsoft's New Surface 2021 Lineup

In anticipation of the upcoming Windows 11 launch, Microsoft is introducing an almost complete top to bottom refresh of their Surface device lineup. Ranging from the brand-new Surface Laptop...

114 by Brett Howse on 9/22/2021

The Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 15-Inch Review: Refreshing Ryzen

Over the years, Microsoft’s Surface team has become quite a driver of innovation in the PC space. While the original Surface Pro was mostly just a curio, Microsoft continued...

98 by Brett Howse on 5/6/2021

Microsoft and Intel Enable AI-Backed Protection Against CPU Cryptocoin Mining

The fervor of cryptocoin mining has consumed a large part of the semiconductor industry of late. The demands for high performance silicon to mine these virtual assets with value...

24 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 4/27/2021

Microsoft Springs A Surface Launch: Surface Laptop 4 Announced With Custom Ryzen

Microsoft tends to update their Surface lineup on an irregular schedule, not necessarily following the updated CPUs that are generally announced on a mostly annual cadence. Today Microsoft is...

47 by Brett Howse on 4/13/2021

Intel to Build Silicon for Fully Homomorphic Encryption: This is Important

When considering data privacy and protections, there is no data more important than personal data, whether that’s medical, financial, or even social. The discussions around access to our data...

31 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 3/8/2021

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