Nvidia Reports Successful Transition to New Process Technology

From X-bit Labs: Nvidia Corp. said during a conference call with the financial analysts that it had transited its mainstream and performance-mainstream graphics processing units (GPUs) to a new process technology, which helps to reduce costs. In addition, the firm confirmed that it is about to release its high-end graphics processors made using 55nm process technology.

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Intel Discontinues Bunch of 45nm, 65nm Microprocessors

From X-bit Labs: Intel Corp. has notified its partners that numerous of its microprocessors, some of which were introduced just months ago, will be discontinued after a certain date. In addition, the company will phase out its 1GB Turbo Memory flash module.

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 to support up to 256 CPU cores

From InfoWorld: Microsoft said Thursday the next upgrade of its Windows Server operating system will scale up to 256 logical processors.

Microsoft defines a logical processor as the number of physical processors multiplied by the number of cores as well as the number of threads, said corporate vice president for Windows Server and solutions, Bill Laing, during a keynote speech at the company's Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC).

Ballmer rules out new bid for Yahoo

From CNET News.com: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said Friday that Microsoft is "not interested" in making a new offer for internet company Yahoo, despite Yahoo's share price currently sitting at less than half what Microsoft initially offered.

Speaking at a Committee for Economic Development of Australia lunch in Sydney on Friday, Ballmer said: "Look, we made an offer, we made another offer. It was clear that Yahoo didn't want to sell the business to us, and we moved on."

SanDisk Hopes to Remedy Woeful Vista SSD Performance With New File System

From DailyTech: Solid state drives (SSDs), despite a rough economy, have carved out a solid niche, thanks to plummeting NAND prices and the promise of improved reliability and performance. With the upcoming Windows 7 promising an even sweeter boost for flash-drive equipped PCs, it seems a good time for the disk hard drive alternative.

Making sense of Microsoft's Azure

From InfoWorld: Last week, Microsoft announced its cloud-computing effort, called Azure. Fitting between Google's and Amazon.com's current offerings, it represents a very big step toward moving applications off the desktop and out of a corporation's own datacenters. Whether or not it will have any traction with corporate IT developers remains to be seen.

Once Thought Safe, WPA Wi-Fi Encryption Is Cracked

From PC World: Security researchers say they've developed a way to partially crack the Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) encryption standard used to protect data on many wireless networks.

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