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System76's Oryx Pro is a portable Linux powerhouse


System76 has refreshed its high-end Oryx Pro laptop for developers and Linux enthusiasts, and it now packs Intel's 10th generation Comet Lake CPUs. Specifically, you can get this with a Core i7-10875H that offers eight cores and 16 threads - essentially a more refined, 14nm version of the Skylake architecture.

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China says “no thanks” to Intel and AMD on government devices


processors from its government computers and servers, effectively banning Intel and AMD chips. processors from government-operated computers and servers, thereby excluding chips manufactured by Intel and AMD, according to a report by the Financial Times. China has enacted new rules mandating the removal of U.S. and China.

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The Ultra Ethernet Consortium wants to improve networking standard for HPC applications and AI


Hosted by The Linux Foundation, the Ultra Ethernet Consortium (UEC) has just been announced with the goal of building a complete, Ethernet-based communication stack architecture for high-performance networking applications.

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AMD CPUs are still impacted by a 20-year-old Linux workaround


The incredibly successful Zen architecture has turned the modern CPU market upside down, bringing AMD to the top of the performance race and giving users a much needed competitor to the long-lasting Intel run. There is a computing area, however, where AMD CPU are still suffering from a performance penalty.

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Microsoft Pluton is a new processor with Xbox-like security for Windows PCs

The Verge

Pluton is based on the same security technologies used to protect Xbox consoles , and Microsoft is working with Intel, AMD, and Qualcomm to combine it into future CPUs. Microsoft’s work with Intel, AMD, and Qualcomm also means that Pluton will be updated from the cloud. Windows Hello will transition to Pluton in the future.

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Meltdown and Spectre exploits: Cutting through the FUD

Network World

There is lots of information circulating about the new exploits of computer chips from Intel and others announced in the past few days. First, to be clear, these exploits affect all the major computer chip architectures. Some of it has been accurate, and some has been sensationalist and overblown.

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IDF 2013: Enabling NFV/SDN with Intel ONP Server Reference Design

Scott Lowe

This is session COMS003, titled “Enabling Network Function Virtualization and Software Defined Networking with the Intel Open Network Platform Server Reference Architecture Design.” The speakers are Frank Schapfel, Senior Product Line Manager with Intel, and Brian Skerry, Open Networks System Architect with Intel.

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