AMD Confirms Turbo Core Dynamic Acceleration Technology on Server Bulldozer

From X-bit Labs: In a bid to further increase performance of its forthcoming central processing units (CPUs) based on Bulldozer micro-architecture, Advanced Micro Devices plans to implement a dynamic clock-speed boost technology into its next-generation Opteron chips. The new tech is akin to Turbo Core feature of current Phenom II X6 microprocessors, but has a number of improvements.

Dell releases Ubuntu-powered cloud servers

From InfoWorld: Dell has released two servers for the U.S. market that have been customized to run Ubuntu-based cloud services, the company announced Wednesday.

Dell has outfitted its PowerEdge C2100 and C6100 servers with Canonical's Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud (UEC), an implementation of the Eucalyptus private cloud software that runs on the Ubuntu Server Edition operating system.

Verizon iPhone Preorders Begin Tomorrow

From PC World: Apple has announced that current Verizon Wireless customers can preorder the CDMA iPhone 4 starting tomorrow, a week before anyone can pick one up from Apple and Verizon online and brick-and-mortar stores.

Microsoft tries undoing Chrome's H.264 omission

From CNET Weeks after Google announced it would drop support for H.264-encoded video from Chrome, Microsoft announced it's adding support back in through a browser extension for Windows 7 users.

AOL earnings: Still not good

From CNET AOL's advertising revenues have dropped yet again, according to the company's 2010 fourth-quarter earnings report, issued today. But the good news? Wall Street had been anticipating that things would be even worse.

T-Mobile Announces Galaxy S 4G, Expands Network

From DailyTech: T-Mobile this morning officially announced the February launch of the Samsung Galaxy S 4G, and the expansion of its "4G" HSPA+ network into more than 100 major metropolitan areas.

In a T-Mobile press release, called the Galaxy S 4G -- exclusive to the carrier -- "the fastest smartphone running on America’s Largest 4G Network." Of course, T-Mobile's 4G claims are still debatable.

Microsoft Kills Disastrous KIN Phone's Data Service

From DailyTech: It’s been almost half a year since Microsoft's KIN handsets were yanked off the market only weeks after launch. Microsoft is now in the midst of a relatively successful Windows Phone 7 campaign. What Windows Phone 7 lacks in sales, it at least makes up for in enthusiastic customer reception. By contrast, the ill-fated KIN project was neither well received nor hot selling.

TSMC Reaffirms Plans to Ship 28nm Chips Commercially in Q4

From X-bit Labs: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company recently reaffirmed its plans to start commercial production of chips using 28nm high-K metal gate process technology this calendar year. Apparently, the company expects revenue for 28nm wafers to account for up to 3% of its revenue in Q4 2011.

TSMC Plans to Start Making Commercial Products Using 450mm Wafers in 2015 - 2016

From X-bit Labs: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company said that it would build the first pilot production line that processes 450mm wafers in 2013 - 2014 timeframe and would start mass production of semiconductors on 450mm wafers in 2015 - 2016. The announcement shows confidence of the world's largest contract maker of chips in necessity to transit to larger wafers.

Amazon to offer Oracle's database in the cloud

From InfoWorld: Oracle's database will be available in the second quarter as part of Amazon Web Services' Relational Database Service, the companies announced Tuesday.

The move comes shortly after announced, a pay-as-you-go product that is also powered in part by Oracle's database. Like Amazon's other cloud infrastructure offerings, the upcoming Oracle database service will feature hourly fees, with no long-term contract required.


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