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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: November 12th, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: November 12th, 2012

This morning we're seeing our fair share of legal matters from over the weekend, two giants coming first from Apple. The Swiss rail clock they use in iOS 6 appears to have costed them a cool $21 million bucks while their HTC 10-year agreement is sure to go down in the record books as legendary. Then of course there's the whole Samsung UK iPad note situation continuing on. For those of you looking to keep your eyes out of the legal universe, NVIDIA has your back with a lovely new set of details on Tesla K20, the newest most powerful GPU on the planet.

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NVIDIA Tesla K20 family reintroduced as world’s most powerful GPU

NVIDIA Tesla K20 family reintroduced as world’s most powerful GPU

This week the folks at NVIDIA are making it clear that the K20 family of Tesla GPU architecture is ready for action, and riding in on the wave of power comes the Titan - K20 accelerated and named world's fastest supercomputer just this morning. The Titan supercomputer works with a beastly 18,688 NVIDIA Tesla K20X GPU accelerator units and makes it clear that this family is more than ready to knock the cap off the processing roof in more ways than one. In addition to being the fastest GPU in the world the K20X model working with the Titan has been revealed as the new #1 entry on the Green500 list for energy efficiency.

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NVIDIA-powered Titan becomes world’s fastest Supercomputer

NVIDIA-powered Titan becomes world’s fastest Supercomputer

It's been revealed this morning that the Titan Supercomputer is not just one impressive beast in and of itself, it's now officially the fastest on the planet. According to the TOP500 list update released this morning at the SC12 Supercomputing Conference, NIVIDA Tesla K20 GPU-accelerated Titan has indeed become the fastest supercomputer on Earth, and has out-done the rest of the supercomputers by a massive amount. Titan works with a massive 18,688 NVIDIA Tesla K20X GPU accelerators and has topped the previous record holder here near the end of 2012, that being the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Sequoia system.

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iPad 4th gen GPU innards revealed

iPad 4th gen GPU innards revealed

The newest iPad has had its guts revealed once again, showing off not just the pieces we knew about, the A6X processor included, but the GPU and its abilities as well. The folks at AnandTech have gone in for a deep-dive into the A6X as it exists on the iPad 4, showing a brand new PowerVR SGX 554 GPU. The A6X processor retains many elements from the A5X processor the iPad 3 worked with, including the memory controller interface sitting adjacent to the GPU cores instead of the CPU cores, as it was in the A5 and the standard A6 (on the iPhone 5).

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TITAN sees unprecedented demand for supercomputing science projects

TITAN sees unprecedented demand for supercomputing science projects

Today the folks at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, NVIDIA, and Cray have brought on the next generation of accelerated computing with not just a re-naming of the Jaguar supercomputer, but integration with NVIDIA's solutions for GPU-powered greatness. This update turns the Titan (as it is now called) into the flagship accelerated computing system - the flagship for the whole world, that is. This is now a 200-cabinet Cray XK7 supercomputer working with 18,688 notes - AMD 16-core Opteron plus NVIDIA Tesla K20 GPUs - enough to change the way we work.

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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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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti arrives to fill $149 GPU gap

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti arrives to fill $149 GPU gap

NVIDIA has revealed its latest graphics option, the GeForce GTX 650 iI, a $149 video card targeting upgraders looking for the company's Kepler cleverness. Packing a promised five-times the performance of the GeForce 9600 GT, the GTX 650 Ti supports DirectX 11 and Full HD 1080p, and NVIDIA is even throwing in the promise of a free game for those who go shopping soon.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 and GTX 650 push Kepler to sub-$110

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 and GTX 650 push Kepler to sub-$110

NVIDIA has taken the wraps off of its latest Kepler graphics cards, the GeForce GTX 650 and GTX 660, bringing the CUDA-based GPUs to the lowest price so far. Prices are promised at around $109 for the GeForce GTX 650, which offers a 1GHz clock speed and 1GB of DDR5 memory, and around $229 for the GeForce GTX 660, which doubles the RAM and is the cheapest way to get NVIDIA's GPU Boost for automatic overclocking.

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Your next Samsung could learn to love your smile

Your next Samsung could learn to love your smile

Heterogeneous System Architecture might not be a phrase that trips off your tongue right now, but if AMD, TI and - in a quiet addition - Samsung have their way, you could be taking advantage of it to interact with the computers of tomorrow. AMD VP Phil Rogers, president of the HSA Foundation, filled his IFA keynote with futurology and waxing lyrical about how PCs, tablets and other gadgets will react to not only touch and gestures, but body language and eye contact, among other things. Check out the concept demo after the cut.

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