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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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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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Lucid Thunderbolt External GPU demoed for undeniable Ultrabook gaming boost

Lucid Thunderbolt External GPU demoed for undeniable Ultrabook gaming boost

This week during Intel's Developers Forum, Lucid showed off a lovely Thunderbolt External Graphics solution that'll have you Ultrabook owners flipping over the possibilities. Here with this non-finalized piece of hardware, you'll be plugging in graphics power from Lucid with very little effort, bringing visual power from Lucid's external hardware that was never before possible in such a tiny package as your current-generation Ultrabook. What Lucid showed off here is your ability - in the near future - to turn your Ultrabook into a real hardcore gaming machine.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti brings Kepler power with a cut on cost

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti brings Kepler power with a cut on cost

It's time for some fabulous 28nm Kepler action from NVIDIA with the GeForce GTX 660 Ti - bringing the next-generation graphics of Kepler GPU architecture in at a surprisingly affordable price. With the $299 Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Ti you'll be rolling out with a base clock speed of 915MHz and no less than two dual-link DVI outs, HDMI, and a DisplayPort 1.2 to boot. Along with a lovely 1,344 CUDA cores in the mix, you're getting essentially the same package as the GTX 670 with a major chop-out on the cash cost.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti graphics hit MAINGEAR custom PCs

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti graphics hit MAINGEAR custom PCs

This week the folks at MAINGEAR have let it be known that they're bringing on the NVIDIA Kepler excellence with the GeForce GTX Ti graphics solution to their line of custom built PCs. You'll be able to work NVIDIA GeForce architecture for fabulous graphics here with MAINGEAR without dropping tons of cash, both companies aims here being a "sweet spot" for affordability, performance, and power efficiency. In addition to the GeForce GTX 660 Ti coming to the MAINGEAR custom desktop lineup, the whole NVIDIA Kepler family will be joining the party as well - immediately if not soon!

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Samsung “icon theft” images shown by Apple

Samsung “icon theft” images shown by Apple

This month the epic court war of Apple vs Samsung is taking place and the newest battle is in: Apple is presenting a set of slides which accuse Samsung of straight up copying their designs for mobile device icons. In each of the following slides (included in this post) you'll find Apple's presentation (via CNET) to be quite convincing in some areas and perhaps a bit of a reach in others. It's all up to your own senses, of course, until the jury is able to reach a conclusion of their own in this massive and multi-faceted case.

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ARM Mali-T600 GPU series promises up to eight cores

ARM Mali-T600 GPU series promises up to eight cores

The international versions of the Galaxy S II, Galaxy Note, and Galaxy S III all make use of an Exynos processor paired with a Mali-400 GPU, which has proven to be quite a champ in the performance department. Now ARM has unveiled its second-generation of graphics, the Mali-T600 GPU. ARM says that the T600 series has been fine tuned for smartphones, tablet, and smart TVs, with variants ranging from quad- to octo-core.

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Microsoft extols virtues of Windows 8 graphics performance

Microsoft extols virtues of Windows 8 graphics performance

Keeping everything nice and smooth on operating systems can be a bit of a challenge thanks to the differing hardware used across systems, but Microsoft has pledged to keep everything speedy in Windows 8. Taking to the MSDN blog, a lengthy post details how the company is taking advantage of hardware acceleration to ensure a steady frame rate of 60fps while keeping any graphical glitches and anomalies low.

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MSI revamps graphics of GT70 gaming notebooks

MSI revamps graphics of GT70 gaming notebooks

MSI's GT70 gaming notebooks were recently launched with Intel's latest Ivy Bridge chips and now the company has revamped the notebooks once again, upgrading the graphics card. Whereas the GT70 previously sported the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M discrete graphics card, it now features an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M for an even more advanced gaming and multimedia experience.

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Adobe draws ire for paid Photoshop security update

Adobe draws ire for paid Photoshop security update

The Adobe Creative Suite receives regular updates from its creator, like most commercial software, and most of the time it's simple enhancements or security fixes. Updates are free with the purchase of the software and typically last for years after the software goes off of retail shelves. So when Adobe posted a security warning for Photoshop CS5 and proposed upgrading to the brand new CS6 as the only solution, they didn't win any friends from those who don't feel the need to buy brand new software.

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