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Titan supercomputer goes live with potent CPU/GPU tag team

Titan supercomputer goes live with potent CPU/GPU tag team

The Titan supercomputer at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been upgraded, tackling complex climate change calculations with 20 petaflops worth of new processors. Under the (considerable) hood its NVIDIA's "Kepler" GPUs and AMD Opetron 6274 processors doing the heavy lifting, though NVIDIA can't resist pointing out that its graphics chips are in fact carrying 90-percent of the overall load. The GPUs, more commonly found powering gaming rigs, help make Titan "the world's fastest supercomputer for open scientific research."

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AMD unveils 4GHz+ FX Series Vishera processors

AMD unveils 4GHz+ FX Series Vishera processors

AMD has revealed the latest in its FX Series of processors: the Piledriver Vishera chips. Aimed at computer users with demanding hardware needs, the new series comes in 4, 6, and 8-core variants with a "default" speed of 4GHz. The chips feature a variety of enhancements and improvements over previous offerings.

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AMD bundles free video games with its new HD 7900 video card

AMD bundles free video games with its new HD 7900 video card

The practice of bundling video games with video cards has been around for a long time. Often PC gamers looking for a new video card to increase the performance of their gaming machine choose between very similar cards from different card brands depending on the video game bundled with the hardware. AMD is going to be offering one of the best video game bundles ever with its new Radeon 7900 graphics card.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 18, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 18, 2012

Welcome to Thursday evening, everyone. This afternoon we had a bunch of quarterly reports hit, and some were better than others. Google posted its quarterly report a little prematurely, a blunder that had a hand in driving down the price of the company's stock. Later on in the day, we heard from Microsoft, which managed to do pretty good in its first quarter. Sadly, AMD posted its results for quarter 3 just a little while ago, and things aren't looking too good for the company - in fact, it says that it will have to layoff around 15% of its workforce in an attempt to save some money.

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AMD announces layoffs after disappointing Q3 results

AMD announces layoffs after disappointing Q3 results

AMD delivered its financial results for Q3 2012 today, and it's safe to say that things could have gone a lot better. GAAP revenue came in $1.27 billion, which is a 10% decline from the last quarter and a significant 25% decrease from the same time last year. AMD also posted a GAAP operating loss of $131 million, and a net loss of $157 million, which equates to a loss per share of $0.21.

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AMD rumored to drop prices for APU Llano chips

AMD rumored to drop prices for APU Llano chips

AMD's recent launch of their new Trinity APUs may soon result in a drastic price drop of the company's last-gen Llano APU chips. According to DigiTimes, sources familiar with several motherboard manufacturers have mentioned that the entire lineup of AMD's Llano series will see price cuts, including the A4-3300, which is said to cost only $30 after the price drop.

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AMD expected to announce 30 percent workforce cut next week

AMD expected to announce 30 percent workforce cut next week

Last year, AMD announced that it would cut 10% of its workers by the end of 2012's first quarter. Now, 11 months later, it seems Advanced Micro Devices is about to announce a workforce reduction of up to 30%. This news comes after AMD's annoucement on Monday that it expected sales to decrease approximately 10% from the last quarter.

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AMD Z-60 APU for skinny Windows 8 tablets revealed

AMD Z-60 APU for skinny Windows 8 tablets revealed

AMD has revealed its new processor for tablets, the AMD Z-Series APU, intended to take on not only Intel's Atom but the ARM-based chips found in the majority of slates on sale today. The AMD Z-60 has, with a 4.5W TDP, the lowest power consumption of AMD's line-up, and is expected to bring its 1GHz dualcore speed to tablets as slim as 10mm with the first models - running Windows 8 - tipped for later this year.

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AMD unveils new A-Series processors

AMD unveils new A-Series processors

Chipmaker AMD has announced retail availability of its new A-Series APU. This is a second generation APU aimed at DIY computer builders constructing their own desktop, small form factor, or home theater computers. AMD says that the A-Series APU offers affordable performance, discrete-level graphics, multiple cores, and fast processing.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 27, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 27, 2012

Welcome to Thursday evening, everyone. This afternoon, RIM delivered its quarterly report, and even though it didn't look too good, it was still better than quarterly reports of the past. Samsung is teasing a new Galaxy Note II event for October 24, while Google turned 14 years old today and celebrated with a brand new doodle. Qualcomm introduced a pair of new processors for mobile devices today, and a series of new iPhone patents deals with things like disappearing buttons, 3D displays, and invisible speakers.

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BlueStacks Android apps on PCs made simple with AMD AppZone Player

BlueStacks Android apps on PCs made simple with AMD AppZone Player

Another rather fabulous step towards total cross-platform compatibility has been made this week as the AMD AppZone Player is announced with full BlueStacks power under the hood. What you'll be doing here is working on your AMD-toting PC with an application called AMD AppZone Player - with this app you'll be able to play any and all AMD AppZone Android-based apps at your leisure. At the moment you'll not have direct access to the Google Play app store, but there's always a workaround.

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AMD AppZone Player puts Android apps on APU PCs

AMD AppZone Player puts Android apps on APU PCs

AMD will bring Android apps to PCs based on its processors, the chip company has revealed, with the new AMD AppZone Player offering thousands of titles as well as remote smartphone control. The deal with BlueStacks uses a specially optimized version of the virtualization software tailored for AMD Radeon graphics, and allows Android apps to run as if native to x86 systems.

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