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stands for Central Processing Unit. In a computer, there is at least one CPU, which many have one more more processing Cores, which can often be considered to be CPUs themselves. The modern concept of CPU is usually a silicon chip that performs two basic tasks: its control unit fetches instructions from memory and executes them and the arithmetic logic unit (ALU) computes basic math and logic operations. The CPU is a critical component in a computer.

MEN Micro 3U CompactPCI single-board computer

02/08/2010, MEN Micro’s latest development would be the 3U CompactPCI single-board computer (SBC), where it packs the punch of a low-power Intel Atom XL processor alongside an onboard FPGA for user-defined functions, making it the first SBC of its kind that...

Three New Cortex CPUs Coming From ARM

02/05/2010, Looks like the future is bright for mobile devices, especially since ARM has revealed the roadmap for future iterations of its Cortex-A series of chips. The upcoming chip is codenamed Eagle, and is estimated to have 3 billion units produced annually....

Atom-powered phones, first pictures (updated: with video)

01/08/2010, Pankaj Kedia, the Director of Intel’s Global Ecosystem Programs has shown us the first Atom-powered phones, one of which is from LG (model GW990). It runs on the next generation LG UI that includes 3D elements. When in 2D mode, the Ui looks very...

Tilera 100-core processor set its sights on Intel and AMD

10/25/2009, Intel and AMD might soon have to face a new competitor in the form of Tilera with their newly developed 100-core processor that will attempt to muscle its way into the server market that is currently a monopoly by both Intel and AMD. The Tile-GX series of...

Intel’s mobility future depends on ‘desirability’

07/29/2009, At the Intel Technology Summit, Intel mentioned that future computers need to be not only affordable and capable, but most importantly desirable. And for that very reason, Intel is learning skills that are usually outside of its core semi-conductor...

CPU against GPU in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

07/28/2009, WSJ’s Don Clark has written an interesting article about how GPUs (graphics processing unit) and CPUs (central processing unit) are competing to be the top processor in Hollywood’s Computer Graphics (CG) business. In “Harry Potter and...

AMD CPU+GPU fusion in 22nm in 2010?

07/24/2009, Rumor has it that AMD’s CPU and GPU “fusion” won’t happen until the second half of 2010 when the 22nm (nanometer) process will be ready for production. Intel has already shown its plans for a CPU+GPU integration in the form of...

Maximum PSP Go Processor 44% Faster Than The PSP

07/03/2009,   We knew that the PSP Go was faster than the PSP-3000, but “by how much” was still a subject of speculation. It is not anymore as an FCC filing makes the PSP Go speed official. With a 480Mhz frequency, it is 44% faster than the previous 333Mhz...

Intel Makes Mobile More Mobile @ Computex

06/01/2009, Intel will be busy showing new prototypes and partners at Computex as the company officially launched new chips: the T9900, P9700, P8800, SU2700 processors and GS40 chipset. On the high-end, the T9900 will go slightly beyond 3Ghz and becomes the...

CPU-LN2 Liquid Nitrogen Evaporator

05/11/2009, Just when you thought that you had the best cooling system on the block, along comes the CPU-LN2 Liquid Nitrogen Evaporator that will definitely make your heart skip a beat. This $144.99 system’s acetal evaporator pot is accompanied by a...

Atom Makes Its Way Into SuperMicro Low-Power Servers

05/04/2009, SuperMicro is building Atom-based server to make an energy efficient class of servers. Obviously this might not be suitable for a computing cloud datacenter, but it might work just perfectly for some form of data storage server, which does manage a file...