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Agam Shah is a reporter for the IDG News Service in New York. He covers hardware including PCs, servers, tablets, chips, semiconductors, consumer electronics and peripherals.

Ubuntu Linux server with ARM processor rolled out by Boston Limited

The Viridis Microserver will run on ARM Cortex-A15 processors and is certified to run Ubuntu Linux 13.10.

Intel rushes to exascale with redesigned supercomputing chip

Intel promises big performance and power improvements with the redesigned Xeon Phi chip, code-named Knights Landing.

Nvidia boosts supercomputing speed with new Tesla K40 graphics chip

Nvidia wants to help create some of the world's fastest computers with its latest Tesla K40 graphics chip, which is its fastest supercomputing co-processor to date.

IBM looks past Watson, taps Nvidia Tesla graphics to speed Power servers

IBM achieved a computing breakthrough when the Watson supercomputer outperformed humans in game show "Jeopardy," but the company now wants to supercharge its high-end Power servers by tapping into graphics processors for the first time.

Dell's Sputnik 3 touchscreen laptop has Ubuntu Linux, Intel's Haswell

The $1250 XPS 13 Developer Edition has a 13.3-inch touchscreen and will run on Ubuntu 12.04 OS.

Legal ruling

Judge sentences Anonymous hacker to 10 years in prison

A Chief U.S. District judge rejected arguments that Jeremy Hammond acted for public good.

Acer Chromebook C720 (3)

Acer drops Chromebook price to $200

With a new wave of Chromebooks hitting the market with price tags more than $200, this move by Acer could trigger a price war.

PlayStation 4 (2)

Sony PlayStation 4 gaming console finally hits stores

Sony's highly anticipated PlayStation 4 gaming console is finally here.

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Nvidia updates programming tools to speed up GPU performance

Nvidia has made improvements to its underlying software tools to make it easier to write programs for faster execution across CPUs and graphics processors.

PlayStation 4

Sony says PlayStation 4 hardware is 'supercharged'

New features in Sony's upcoming gaming console will make it easier for users to stream games and share content over social media.

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Oracle seeks Java performance boost, joins HSA Foundation

The not-for-profit foundation was started last year by Advanced Micro Devices, Qualcomm, ARM Holdings, and other companies.

Xbox One, PS4 consoles help AMD gain x86 market share against Intel

AMD grew its market share thanks to the millions of semi-custom x86 architecture chips it shipped for Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PlayStation 4 gaming consoles, an analyst said Tuesday.

Xerox offers new tools, services to help businesses curb remote printing costs

Users will be able to print documents at remote locations, but the cost and volume of the printing will be monitored by managed-print service administrators.

Intel regroups to address small devices, wearable tech, DIY crowd

Intel's new business group is dedicated to The Internet of Things.

Fujitsu shows servers using light, lasers to transfer data

Fujitsu has demonstrated servers with thin fiber optics that will use lasers and light transfer data, replacing the older and slower electrical wiring technology.