performance benchmarks

performance benchmarks

Smartphone chips could replace server processors in HPC, researchers say

www.computerworld.com
Looking at historical trends and performance benchmarks, a team of researchers in Spain have concluded that smartphone chips could one day replace the more expensive and power-hungry x86 processors used in most of the world's top supercomputers....
Smartphone chips could replace server processors in HPC, researchers say

New SPEC tool to ID most energy-efficient servers

www.computerworld.com
SPEC, the standards body for performance benchmarks, has released a new toolkit that should help customers choose the most energy-efficient server for the workloads they need to run....
New SPEC tool to ID most energy-efficient servers

Ultimate MacBook Air 2012 Models: Tested

www.pcworld.com
Macworld Lab ran performance benchmarks on two MacBook Air build-to-order (BTO) models, and the results show that while both custom systems were faster than the high-end stock MacBook Airs, the upgrades to the 11-inch gives a bigger performance bang for the buck....
Ultimate MacBook Air 2012 Models: Tested

Ultimate MacBook Air 2012 models put to the test

www.computerworld.com
We've posted benchmark results and a full review of the 2012 MacBook Airs, but the work in the lab has not stopped. Apple usually offers optional upgrades that allow you to tailor a standard-configuration system to best suit your individual needs. Macworld Lab ran performance benchmarks on two MacBook Air...
Ultimate MacBook Air 2012 models put to the test

The iPad Mini and the cost of Retina

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The iPad Mini is a conflicted product. It's much better than the iPad 3 and 4 to handle, carry, and hold up during use. It has the best external design of any iPad to date. It runs cooler than the iPad 3 or 4, it has almost the same battery...
The iPad Mini and the cost of Retina
Acer's $299 Chromebook boosts memory, battery life, and storage

Why crowdsourced computing benchmarks are the future

gigaom.com
Performance benchmarks for computing systems might make for good television — there’s always plenty of heated debate, talk of world records and  sometimes even a little ethical drama — but in the end there’s not a lot of substance. More often than not, they’re conducted on highly optimized systems running...
Why crowdsourced computing benchmarks are the future
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AMD launches small-core x86 server chips for microservers

Windows 8 upgrade diary: gaming and performance

www.engadget.com
It's been a brisk and mostly enjoyable two weeks since the launch of Windows 8 and the start of this diary. Whereas my last entry was all about productivity, there's now been ample opportunity to relax with the new OS, play a few titles in Steam, and run some...
Windows 8 upgrade diary: gaming and performance

Human After All: Why Nate Silver's Math Revolution Won't Kill The Pundits

techcrunch.com
Editor’s note: Matt Baker is an engineer at Wealthfront, a software-based financial advisor that is democratizing access to high quality financial advice. Follow him on Twitter. In elections and finance, mathematical models take emotion out of the equation, but does the human element really disappear? Some people are using Nate Silver’s “triumph...
Human After All: Why Nate Silver's Math Revolution Won't Kill The Pundits

Smartphone chips could replace server processors in HPC, researchers say

www.pcworld.com
Looking at historical trends and performance benchmarks, a team of researchers in Spain have concluded that smartphone chips could one day replace the more expensive and power-hungry x86 processors used in most of the world's top supercomputers."History may be about to repeat itself," researchers at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center...
Smartphone chips could replace server processors in HPC, researchers say
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