Agam ShahU.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service

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Agam Shah covers PCs, tablets, servers, chips, and semiconductors for the IDG News Service, and is based in New York.

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Nvidia's NVLink 2.0 will first appear in Power9 servers next year

Graphics processors with Nvidia's NVLink throughput technology have just started coming out, but a successor to the interconnect is already on its way.

Fujitsu's Post K supercomputer with have PrimeHPC FX10 servers

Meet ARM's new weapon in the race to build the world's fastest computers

ARM conquered the mobile market the day it went into Apple's first iPhone, and now it is designing high-performance chips for supercomputers.

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See the powerful megachips that will clash at Hot Chips

Raw horsepower is the name of the game at next week's Hot Chips show, where chip geeks will get their fill on the latest processors.

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Intel's new Atom chips bring 4K video to VR headsets, robots

In 2009, Apple CEO Tim Cook memorably trashed Atom-based netbooks for being "junky" hardware that underperformed. Intel's Atom chips have come a long way since, with the latest generation being the most impressive.

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DRAM will live on as DDR5 memory is slated to reach computers in 2020

Hardware experts believed the last DRAM would be the current DDR4, but that's not the case, with DDR5 memory now under development.

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Intel's lack of potent graphics may hurt in VR and AI chase

Intel is highlighting its CPUs and VR and AI, and the lack of a GPU to chase all the fast-growing markets could be a hole in the company's product line.

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Intel abandons copper cables for lights and lasers to speed up data transfers

Intel believes the days of using copper wires for data transfers, both between computers and inside of them, are numbered because optical communications are on the horizon.

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Intel's secretive Knights Mill mega-chip will challenge GPUs for AI domination

Intel has secretly developed a mega-chip called Knights Mill with the hope to advance artificial intelligence.

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Intel challenges Raspberry Pi 3 with tricked-out Joule board

Intel has unleashed a new competitor to Raspberry Pi 3 with its new Joule development board, which packs superior graphics and wireless connectivity.

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HP's slick Omen PCs make a splash in high-end gaming

HP said it would return to the high-end gaming PC market with a bang, and it sure has with fully loaded Omen PCs.

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ARM pact will help Intel woo Apple into new chip deal

The chances of Apple using Intel's factories to have its iPhone and iPad chips made have just rocketed up.

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Intel's tiny Euclid computer can be the brains of a robot

A compact computer called Euclid from Intel should make the development of robots much easier.

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Intel will provide early access to fast Optane SSDs via the cloud

Intel isn't yet shipping its Optane SSDs, but they soon will be available for testing over the cloud.

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Intel's Kaby Lake chips will include integrated 4K graphics processors

Intel isn't known for its graphics processors, but the company is promising a big improvement with its 7th-generation Core processors, code-named Kaby Lake.

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Intel is leaving PCs behind to highlight VR and IoT at IDF

Attendees at Intel's IDF won't be wowed with blazing laptops and desktops with the latest PC processors. Instead, Intel will provide an insight into VR, internet of things and data-center strategies.