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Inside the die of Intel's 8087 coprocessor chip
Looking inside the Intel 8087, an early floating point chip, I noticed an interesting feature on the die: the substrate bias generation circuit. In this articleI explain how this circuit is implemented, using analog and digital circuitry to create a negative voltage. Intel introduced the 8087 (...)
[OSNews]

Intel and Philips Accelerate Deep Learning Inference on CPUs in Key Medical Imaging Uses
What's New: Using Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and the OpenVINOâ„¢ toolkit, Intel and Philips* tested two healthcare use cases for deep learning inference models: one on X-rays of bones for bone-age-prediction modeling, the other on CT scans of lungs for lung segmentation. In these tests, Intel (...)
[WebWire Internet technology]

Intel and Philips Accelerate Deep Learning Inference on CPUs in Key Medical Imaging Uses
What's New: Using Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and the OpenVINOâ„¢ toolkit, Intel and Philips* tested two healthcare use cases for deep learning inference models: one on X-rays of bones for bone-age-prediction modeling, the other on CT scans of lungs for lung segmentation. In these tests, Intel (...)
[WebWire Computer software]

The PowerPC 600 series and Windows NT
The PowerPC is a RISC processor architecture which grew out of IBM's POWER architecture. Windows NT support was introduced in Windows NT 3.51, and it didn't last long; the last version to support it was Windows NT 4.0. Despite not being supported by the flagship operating system, it continued (...)
[OSNews]

Intel says not to expect mainstream 10nm chips until 2H19
Intel has set a concrete deadline for when it'll finally have processors built on a 10nm process in the mainstream market: holiday season 2019. While the company's 14nm manufacturing process is working well, with multiple revisions to improve performance or reduce power consumption, Intel has (...)
[OSNews]

Ambitious browser mitigation for Spectre attacks comes to Chrome
Google's Chrome browser is undergoing a major architectural change to enable a protection designed to blunt the threat of attacks related to the Spectre vulnerability in computer processors. If left unchecked by browsers or operating systems, such attacks may allow hackers to pluck passwords or (...)
[OSNews]

ARM kills off its anti-RISC-V smear site after own staff revolt
Arm has taken offline its website attacking rival processor architecture RISC-V within days of it going live - after its own staff objected to the underhand tactic. The site - riscv-basics.com - was created at the end of June, and attempted to smear open-source RISC-V, listing five reasons why (...)
[OSNews]

China begins production of x86 processors based on AMD's IP
Chinese-designed "Dhyana" x86 processors based on AMD's Zen microarchitecture are beginning to surface from Chinese chip producer Hygon. The processors come as the fruit of AMD's x86 IP licensing agreements with its China-based partners and break the decades-long stranglehold on x86 held by the (...)
[OSNews]

Android emulator: AMD processor and Hyper-V support
Making the Android Emulator faster is one of the top priorities for the Android Studio team. Over the last few releases, we have launched quick boot & emulator snapshots for quickly starting and resuming emulator sessions in under 2 seconds. Up until now, our emulator experience has almost (...)
[OSNews]

Microsoft's upcoming 10-inch Surface to use Pentium processors
A couple of months ago, it was reported that Microsoft will be launching a cheaper Surface tablet. According to the original report, it was going to include an Intel Core M processor, also known as the Y-series. As we noted at the time, this didn't make sense, given the $281 price point for a (...)
[OSNews]

Microsoft ports Windows 10, Linux to homegrown CPU design
Microsoft has ported Windows 10 and Linux to E2, its homegrown processor architecture it has spent years working on mostly in secret. As well as the two operating systems, the US giant's researchers say they have also ported Busybox and FreeRTOS, plus a collection of toolkits for developing and (...)
[OSNews]

C gfx library for the Linux framebuffer with parallelism support
FBGraphics was made to produce fullscreen pixels effects easily with non-accelerated framebuffer by leveraging multi-core processors, it is a bit like a software GPU (much less complex and featured!), the initial target platform is a Raspberry PI 3B and extend to the NanoPI (and many others (...)
[OSNews]

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