Intel working on 48-core chip for smartphones, tablets


A smartphone with 48 cores could change our concept of what it is and what it does


Computerworld –
 Intel researchers are working on a 48-core processor for smartphones and tablets, but it could be five to 10 years before it hits the market.

“If we’re going to have this technology in five to 10 years, we could finally do things that take way too much processing power today,” said Patrick Moorhead, an analyst with Moor Insights and Strategy. “This could really open up our concept of what is a computer… The phone would be smart enough to not just be a computer but it could be my computer.”

Enric Herrero, a research scientist at Intel Labs in Barcelona, said so far the lab has built a prototype of a 48-core chip designed to run different apps on different cores on a smartphone or tablet.

Today, some small mobile devices use multi-core chips. However, those multi-cores might be dual- or quad-core CPUs working with a few GPUs. Having a 48-core chip in a small mobile device would open up a whole new world of possibilities.

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Stress Test Your Hardware to Troubleshoot Problems and Keep Your Computer Stable

Gadget blog Tested explains how to stress test your computer’s most important hardware—the most likely pain points in a buggy system—in order to diagnose and fix hardware problems that can commonly crop up in software errors and system crashes.

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There’s no worse time for your PC to hit the fritz than when you’re in the middle of some sort of heavy-duty computer task, but for some reason you computer doesn’t seem to care. Tested’s guide walks through the tools to stress and monitor your system to hunt down and diagnose possible hardware problems with your CPU, RAM, and graphics card.


troubleshooting.jpgGadget blog Tested explains how to stress test your computer’s most important hardware—the most likely pain points in a buggy system—in order to diagnose and fix hardware problems that can commonly crop up in software errors and system crashes.

Photo by kennymatic.

There’s no worse time for your PC to hit the fritz than when you’re in the middle of some sort of heavy-duty computer task, but for some reason you computer doesn’t seem to care. Tested’s guide walks through the tools to stress and monitor your system to hunt down and diagnose possible hardware problems with your CPU, RAM, and graphics card. Leer más “Stress Test Your Hardware to Troubleshoot Problems and Keep Your Computer Stable”

VLC 1.1 incluye aceleración por hardware, soporte a WebM y extensiones

Con el paso del tiempo VLC se ha ido convirtiendo en uno de los mejores reproductores multimedia. Independientemente de la plataforma que utilices (Windows, Mac o GNU/Linux) este reproductor estará disponible y reproducirá prácticamente la mayoría de los formatos de vídeos más comunes.

Tras dos meses de versiones beta hoy está disponible para su descarga la versión final 1.1.0, con interesantes novedades relacionadas con la alta definición, el streaming vía web y la posibilidad de cargar extensiones.


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vlc1.1 VLC 1.1 incluye aceleración por hardware, soporte a WebM y  extensiones

Con el paso del tiempo VLC se ha ido convirtiendo en uno de los mejores reproductores multimedia. Independientemente de la plataforma que utilices (Windows, Mac o GNU/Linux) este reproductor estará disponible y reproducirá prácticamente la mayoría de los formatos de vídeos más comunes.

Tras dos meses de versiones beta hoy está disponible para su descarga la versión final 1.1.0, con interesantes novedades relacionadas con la alta definición, el streaming vía web y la posibilidad de cargar extensiones. Leer más “VLC 1.1 incluye aceleración por hardware, soporte a WebM y extensiones”