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Sales of Ethernet switches and routers hit a 7-year low in Q1

COVID-19-related supply-chain issues, uncertainty undercut revenues from switches and routers.

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IoT early warning system aimed at curbing future virus outbreaks

IoT blockchain and cryptographic specialist WISeKey says it's making progress on a system that could detect new virus spread and automatically advise regional lockdowns.

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Amid the pandemic, using trust to fight shadow IT

With most workers scattered at home and trying to come up with their own ad-hoc IT workarounds, there’s an easy way for IT shops to build trust: communicate.

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Nvidia unleashes new generation of GPU hardware

Nvidia used to design chips for gamers but with its latest hardware has now fully become an HPC and AI developer.

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DDR5 memory promises a significant speed boost

Memory was becoming the drag on performance in the many-core era, so DDR5 plans to address that.

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Neural computing should be based on insect brains, not human ones

Insect brains are a better model for artificial intelligence in IoT than human brains are because they are simpler and focus on key processes, scientists say.

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Marvell announces 96-core ThunderX3 Arm server processor

New design clobbers Intel and AMD in core and thread count, but the proof will be in the independent benchmarks.

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Intel reshuffles Xeon lineup

New Intel Xeon processors with technology for AI training will only come on four- and eight-socket servers. Single and dual-socket versions of Cooper Lake CPUs have been canceled.

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'AI everywhere' IoT chips coming from Arm

Two new microprocessors from Arm promise to miniaturize artificial intelligence.

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Answering your Windows questions: February 2020

Computerworld Windows expert Preston Gralla and Executive Editor Ken Mingis answer viewers' questions about the latest Windows 10 release and other Windows-related topics. If you have a question, post it as a comment.

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IDC: Chinese server sales will take a hit due to coronavirus

Major server vendors aren't talking, but IDC says that short-term, supplies of a variety of IT devices will be short due to the coronavirus.

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Server sales projected to decline 10% due to coronavirus

Demand isn’t tapering off, but China is grinding to a halt under the strain of the pandemic.

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Rising sales tide lifts Intel and AMD

Enterprise server sales aren't typically strong in Q4, but Intel and AMD benefited from high demand for server, desktop and notebook processors as 2019 came to a close.

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Wearable robotics, cobots and table tennis coaches: 2020 robotics predictions

Robotics Business Review senior editor Keith Shaw joins Ken and Juliet once again to talk CES 2020 and the future of robotics. Keith debunks the myth that robots will replace humans in jobs, and explains they'll actually be quite...

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Researchers aim for transistors that compute and store in one component

Materials incompatibilities have stalled efforts to integrate transistors and memory in a single on-chip, commercial component. That might be about to change.

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How to get the most out of your Chromebook

If you have a Chromebook, you probably know there isn't a lot to figure out when you first start using it. You sign in with your Google account and you're pretty much good to go. But there's plenty of tips and shortcuts you might not...

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Intel targets Nvidia (again) with GPU and cross-processor API

Intel is looking to offer a unified CPU, GPU, and platform architecture that Nvidia doesn’t have but AMD does.

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White-box switches yield initial savings but pose challenges

Integrating white-box switches into multi-vendor environments presents management and support issues.

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