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China sets out to become global leader in chip manufacturing

China wants to encourage more investment in its local chip-making industry

MIT turns to experimental 36-core chips and 'shadow networks' in quest for speed

The chip reduces the number of cycles it takes to execute a task, boosting overall performance

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Micron's revolutionary Hybrid Memory Cube tech is 15 times faster than today's RAM

Micron's Hybrid Memory Cube, which stacks memory modules, is 15 times faster than DDR3 and also more power efficient

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Meet Knight's Landing: Intel's most powerful chip ever is overflowing with cutting-edge technologies

Intel's Knights Landing, which has new memory and interconnect technology, will be in supercomputers by the middle of 2015

Nvidia abandons 64-bit Denver chip for servers

Nvidia cancels plans to develop a 64-bit ARM chip for servers as questions linger about the viability of such products

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Looking beyond iPhone, ARM 64-bit chips get into servers with GPUs

Small server makers Cirrascale and E4 Engineering will be the first to ship 64-bit ARM servers

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Google looks to the day when it can quit building its own servers

At some point, your infrastructure will look just like Google's, according to a senior executive at the search giant.

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Intel expands custom chip work for big cloud providers

Intel is developing unique chips for particular customers that combine its Xeon processors with FPGAs

AMD wants to improve gaming in Linux and Steam boxes with its Mantle tools

AMD is getting requests from game developers to port its Mantle API to Linux.

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Unisys phasing out decades-old mainframe processor for x86 chips

Unisys is shifting to Intel's Xeon chips for its flagship servers, like most major server makers.

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Bing gets a performance boost from reconfigurable chips

In a project called Catapult, Microsoft is using field-programmable chips to speed up certain tasks

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Fujitsu's 56Gbps circuit doubles communication speeds between CPUs

Fujitsu says its 56 Gbps chips could rival 4X FDR InfiniBand and should be ready for servers within three years

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Chinese server vendors rise on demand from local Internet giants

China's "hyperscale" server segment is fast-growing, and adding to the demand, according to IDC