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The Qualcomm Snapdragon X Architecture Deep Dive: Getting To Know Oryon and Adreno X1

The curtains are drawn and it’s almost showtime for Qualcomm and its Snapdragon X SoC team. After first detailing the SoC nearly 8 months ago at the company’s most recent Snapdragon Summit, and making numerous performance disclosures in the intervening months, the Snapdragon X Elite and Snapdragon X Plus launch is nearly upon us. The…

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Nuclear waste body cuts energy use by 20% as Pure replaces HPE

The French agency for the management of radioactive waste (Andra) has cut power and cooling costs by a fifth in an upgrade that has seen HPE 3PAR arrays replaced by Pure Storage FlashArray flash storage hardware purchased over 10 years with non-disruptive controller upgrades. Among the issues with the existing 3PAR deployment were a lack…

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Mad Max production company gets Dell PowerScale to leverage generative AI

Australian media production house Kennedy Miller Mitchell (KMM), known for its work on action film Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga, has replaced its HPE storage and compute infrastructure with Dell hardware based around PowerScale NAS arrays. The move comes as it leverages generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) that allows it to pre-visualise movie scenes before they…

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The Windows on Arm revolution might finally be here

Windows on Arm has had a long road. Microsoft’s PC platform has actually been available on Arm-based computers for a long time now — but to date, getting a Windows on Arm PC has meant sluggish performance and poor app support, just for better battery life. Now, that could be finally changing — thanks to…

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Invasive tracking ‘endemic’ on sensitive support websites

Dozens of university, charity and policing websites designed to help people get support for serious issues like sexual abuse, addiction or mental health are inadvertently collecting and sharing site visitors’ sensitive data with advertisers.   A variety of tracking tools embedded on these sites – including Meta Pixel and Google Analytics – mean that when a…

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The Intel Computex 2024 Keynote Live Blog (8:00pm PT/03:00 UTC)

Closing out the last of the major PC-focused keynotes at Computex 2024 this evening, we have Intel. The long-reigning leader of the PC CPU market, Intel is in the middle of executing its plans to get back on track on both the manufacturing and chip design aspects of the business. Tonight’s keynote, being helmed by…

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Dell launches PowerStore Prime and hints at PowerScale AI boost

Dell has upgraded its PowerStore midrange block (and file) access storage arrays with Intel Xeon central processing units (CPUs) to give a claimed performance boost of 66% over the previous version. Meanwhile, one model in the new PowerStore Prime range also offers high-capacity QLC drives for read-heavy workloads. In addition, Dell CEO Michael Dell hinted…

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The AMD Computex 2024 Keynote Live Blog (6:30pm PT/01:30 UTC)

Computex keynote season is kicking into high gear this morning with the show’s leading keynote, which is being delivered by AMD. Company CEO Dr. Lisa Su will be presenting a keynote entitled “The future of high-performance computing in the AI era,” and with a run time of 90 minutes, we’re expecting AMD to have a…

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AMD Announces The Ryzen AI 300 Series For Mobile: Zen 5 With RDNA 3.5, and XDNA2 NPU With 50 TOPS

During AMD’s opening keynote at Computex 2024, company CEO Dr. Lisa Su revealed AMD’s latest AI PC-focused chip lineup for the mobile market, the Ryzen AI 300 series. Based on AMD’s new Zen 5 CPU microarchitecture, the Ryzen AI 300 series – codenamed Strix Point – is intended to offer an across-the-board improvement in mobile…

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Qualcomm’s Computex 2024 keynote: powerful new chips, plus some jokes at Apple’s expense

I’m out in Taiwan at Computex 2024, and I’ve just finished watching Qualcomm’s major keynote presentation, led by CEO Cristiano Amon – somewhat comically dressed in a Snapdragon T-shirt and Windows Copilot-branded sneakers. Naturally, the keynote opened with a promo video – proudly labeled as ‘Shot on Snapdragon’, which is perhaps a cheeky dig at…

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