Using hardware queues to break the multi-core CPU bottleneck

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One of the major problems with multicore scaling is the communications bottleneck associated with cache coherency. These issues may be addressable — and if they are, it could significantly improve multi-core scaling in the future.

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Why one small company thinks it has the key to extending Moore’s Law

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Scaling older chips to newer process nodes has been a major problem for a number of industries, but Atomera thinks it has a technology that’ll solve the problem.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/238184-why-one-small-company-thinks-it-has-the-key-to-extending-moores-law?source=Computing

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Specialized processors might reignite performance scaling, but they’ll also change the nature of computing forever

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The advent of cloud computing could restart system performance scaling — but that scaling won’t be delivered the way it used to be. Instead of continuously more-powerful devices, we may use relatively static hardware to connect to consistently more powerful cloud compute services.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/236814-specialized-processors-might-reignite-performance-scaling-but-theyll-change-the-nature-of-computing-forever?source=Computing

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Moore’s law scaling dead by 2021, to be replaced by 3D integration

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A new semiconductor report projects that 2D planar scaling will end by 2021, replaced by 3D logic integration and stacked chips — but how will this affect long-term device scaling and overall performance?

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/232342-moores-law-scaling-dead-by-2021-to-be-replaced-by-3d-integration

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Facebook Pumps Up Internet.org


Facebook on Monday announced it was scaling up Internet.org, creating a partner portal that makes it easier for mobile operators to offer its free basic services in new countries. Those basic services — which CEO Mark Zuckerberg envisions as a “911” for the Internet — are bringing new users onto mobile networks more than 50 percent faster. More than half of them pay for data and Internet access within 30 days of signing up, Facebook said. The portal includes technical tools and best practices.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82319.html?rss=1

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VESA steams ahead with DisplayPort 1.4a, allows for 8K scaling

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Embedded DisplayPort 1.4a’s specification has been published and the new capabilities allow for 8K scaling and significant power and efficiency improvements for future mobile displays.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/199128-vesa-steams-ahead-with-displayport-1-4a-allows-for-8k-scaling

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