Sometimes, ensconced as we are in open source firmware solutions for embedded development, it is easy to lose sight of how people outside our technology might view facts that we consider fundamental to our operations.
Google does appear to be doing darn near everything it can to make its name synonymous with school: with news this week that Chromebooks are probably now outselling iPads in education, and the recent announcement of Classroom, which is part of the free suite of productivity tools – including Gmail, Docs and Sheets – that are part of Google Apps for Education.
The N.Y. Times believes that Open Source has wilted away much in the way of the Woodstock generation – that peace, love and understanding doesn’t stand up to a proprietary world of very, very big business.
While Intel has begun shipping the Broadwell chip, perhaps bringing to an end debate over the difficulty they may be having with 14-nanometer manufacture, the situation still have brought back into focus one of the No. 1 postulates of computing: Moore’s Law.
Following a rather brutal thrashing on Wall Street last week following its quarterly earnings announcement for the second quarter, AMD’s stock failed to rally today even after an announcement today that NetNames would be using the x86 manufacturer’s server technology.
As Intel begins, albeit slowly, to release the 12-nanometer Broadwell line of processors, the next question on the list appear to be how well the x86 chip manufacturing giant is positioned for what promises to be the fastest-growing market segment in computing, the Internet of Things (IoT).
With all the aligning and re-aligning of major companies on IoT standards, and now with Software Defined Networking (SDN) making its presence felt, it’s getting difficult to tell the players without a scorecard, or perhaps the partners without a dance card.
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There are a lot of reasons to look forward to Intel’s 2014 Developers Forum, but in terms of new microarchitecture there seems to be two that lay heavy on the minds of both enterprise and embedded developers: the 14-nm Broadwell processor and the x99-based motherboards.
With Intel’s stock soaring, many eyes on Wall Street are now focused on its x86 processor competitor, AMD. Apparently, despite a number of investors short selling AMD stock some pundits are looking at AMD as a good hold or a better short-term investment as the quarterly statements approach.