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It was recently announced that the Fugaku supercomputer, located at Riken in Japan, has scored the #1 position on the TOP500 supercomputer list, as well as #1 positions in a number of key supercomputer benchmarks. At the heart of Fugaku isn’t any standard x86 processor, but one based on Arm – specifically, the A64FX 48+4-core processor, which uses Arm’s Scalable Vector Extensions (SVE) to enable high-throughput FP64 compute. At 435 PetaFLOPs and 7.3 million cores, Fugaku beat the former #1 system by 2.8x in performance. Currently Fugaku has been used for COVID-19 related research, such as modelling tracking rates or virus in liquid droplet dispersion. The Fujitsu A64FX card is a unique piece of kit, offering 48 compute cores and 4 control cores, each with...

Intel to Expand Production Capacities at Multiple Fabs

Intel this week reiterated plans to expand its production capacities in a bid to more quickly respond to increased demand. In the coming years the company intends to increase...

24 by Anton Shilov on 12/19/2018

Arm Announces Cortex-A65AE for Automotive: First SMT CPU Core

Back in September, Arm had announced the new Cortex A76AE CPU with focus on automotive applications. Today, Arm adds to its portfolio by formally announcing a next gen processor...

8 by Andrei Frumusanu on 12/18/2018

MediaTek Announces New Premium Helio P90 SoC

It’s been a while since we’ve talked about MediaTek – the Helio P60 was the last release in the more visible “premium” range that the company now focuses on...

17 by Andrei Frumusanu on 12/13/2018

Snapdragon 855: 802.11ax-Ready / Wi-Fi 6 Demonstrations

While the headline features of the new Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform might be the 5G connectivity, or the Cat 24 LTE modem, or the new CPU/GPU combination, further down...

15 by Ian Cutress on 12/11/2018

The Verizon and AT&T 5G Setups at Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Summit

My inbox has been awash with emails regarding 5G ‘firsts’ this past year. Every time a company seems to demonstrate the smallest new ‘first’, such as mmWave through an...

3 by Ian Cutress on 12/10/2018

Qualcomm Tech Summit, Day 3: Snapdragon 8cx, the New ACPC SoC

For the final day of Qualcomm’s 3rd Annual Tech Summit, the focus is on its Always Connected PC (ACPC) platform. This is Qualcomm’s attempt to bring mobile processors to...

43 by Ian Cutress on 12/6/2018

Spotted: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Wafer on 7nm

Alongside the announcement of the new 7nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx processor for the company’s line of next generation premium tier Always Connected PCs, in the demo room today we...

15 by Ian Cutress on 12/6/2018

Snapdragon 855 Power Consumption Demo, But

One of the interesting demos for the newly announced Snapdragon 855 SoC here at Qualcomm’s Tech Summit was to do with power. In a dedicated area, Qualcomm had set...

17 by Ian Cutress on 12/6/2018

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Pre-Dive: Going Into Detail on 2019's Flagship Android SoC

Following today’s early-on coverage of the Day 2 coverage of Qualcomm’s Tech Summit event in Maui, Hawaii, we recap the major story of the day: The new Snapdragon 855...

47 by Andrei Frumusanu on 12/5/2018

Qualcomm Tech Summit, Day 2: Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform

Given the sheer success of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 SoC in so many 2018 flagship smartphones, the next generation Snapdragon 855 has a lot to live up to. Today Qualcomm...

7 by Ian Cutress & Andrei Frumusanu on 12/5/2018

Imagination Goes Further Down the AI Rabbit Hole, Unveils PowerVR Series3NX Neural Network Accelerator

After Imagination first announced their PowerVR Series2NX Neural Network Accelerator (NNA) last September, it has become a key part in their ambitions for AI and neural networks on the...

31 by Nate Oh on 12/4/2018

Imagination Announces PowerVR Series9XTP, Series9XMP, and Series9XEP GPU Cores

When Imagination first announced their PowerVR Furian architecture, it was only a month before they announced Apple was to phase out their use of Imagination's GPU IP. The state...

6 by Nate Oh on 12/4/2018

Short Supply of Intel’s Gemini Lake Confirmed by PC Maker

Intel has publicly admitted that demand for its processors exceeds supply, which is why it is currently prioritizes shipments of its higher-end Core and Xeon products over cheaper chips...

26 by Anton Shilov on 11/21/2018

Arm Delivers on Cortex A76 Promises: What it Means for 2019 Devices

In the grand scheme of things, it hasn’t been all that long since we first covered Arm’s announcement of the new Cortex A76 CPU microarchitecture. The new CPU IP...

99 by Andrei Frumusanu on 11/20/2018

Samsung Announces 8nm Exynos 9820 With Tri-Group CPU Design

Early this morning Korea time, Samsung LSI announced their newest generation flagship SoC, the Exynos 9820. The Exynos 9820 succeeds this year’s Exynos 9810, which we’ve covered extensively both in...

36 by Andrei Frumusanu on 11/14/2018

Imagination Launches PowerVR Automotive Initiative, 8XT-A GPU IP

The automotive industry is changing rapidly these days thanks to the influx of computing poweer, and it will continue to consume considerably more CPU and GPU horsepower in the...

5 by Anton Shilov on 11/13/2018

ChipRebel Releases Kirin 980 Die Shot: Cortex A76's & Mali G76 in View

When new flagship silicon chips are released, one thing that I always eagerly await is somebody publishing a die shot of said design. Over the past few years this...

27 by Andrei Frumusanu on 11/7/2018

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 675 - 11nm Mid-Range Cortex A76-Based

Today we’re seeing a very interesting announcement from Qualcomm: The new Snapdragon 675 chipset is a direct successor to the current generation Snapdragon 670 which was only announced back...

40 by Andrei Frumusanu on 10/22/2018

Arm TechCon 2018 Keynote Live Blog (Starts at 1pm ET)

We're here at the San Jose Convention Center for Arm's annual developer conference and tech showcase, TechCon. Arm of course needs no introduction, and while the company is an...

0 by Ryan Smith on 10/16/2018

Apple iPhone XS Review Addendum: Small Core and NN Performance

Last week we published our iPhone XS and XS Max review, in which went into great depth into the various aspects of the phones, especially into the section regarding...

33 by Andrei Frumusanu on 10/12/2018

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