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.
With an eye on competing in business for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Driver Information and Infotainment, Mentor Graphics Corporation announced the acquisition of XS Embedded GmbH (XSe) this week.
Like an old West sheriff who’s worn his badge too long, Microsoft apparently wants someone to share in the fight against crime, cybercrime in this case, according to an article in today’s ITWorld.
“The company’s aggressive posture towards cybercrime outfits and the companies that enable them has earned it praise, but also criticism,” notes the article. That was the case last week after legitimate customers of NO-IP alleged that Microsoft’s unilateral action had disrupted their business.
“There’s evidence that those criticisms are hitting home – and that Microsoft may be growing weary of its role as judge, jury and executioner of online scams.”
While Holly Stewart, a senior program manager at Microsoft speaking in Boston at the 26th annual FIRST Conference, did note that additional resources need to be committed to “tip the malware problem,” there seemed to be little evidence that Microsoft was ready to put its guns underground. Rather, the industry giant seemed to be on message to the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) conference, which seeks to build teams of trustworthy field experts to respond to emergency malware concerns.
“This community continues to mature and grow across the cybersecurity response field allowing us to exchange and share our vast knowledge and experience between our global connections,” said Pete Allor, chief financial officer (CFO) of FIRST, in a conference news release. “The sharing of lessons learned during the conference from our diverse backgrounds is extensively used throughout the year as we respond to various incidents.”
More than 730 participants from 67 countries are in Boston for the conference, berating last year’s attendance by more than 200 attendees. Included in this conference are 300 FIRST Member Teams from Intel, Cisco, Microsoft, Deutsche Bank, Symantec, Siemens, eBay, Hewlett Packard, CERT/CC, BT, Hitachi, Google, IBM, NATO, Facebook, Juniper Networks and University of Oxford.