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The Intel Xeon Phi, the Golden Supercomputer Processor with High Performance Cool…

Intel has this week released the first production samples of its brand new supercomputer on a card, the Xeon Phi 5110P. Destined for the HPC (High Performance Computing) market the Phi cards will help Intel push into a market it has struggled with in the past.

HPC is the world of big computers, super computers so large they are given names by the people that build them, often quite catchy names such as ‘Sequioa’, ‘Stampede’ and who could forget ‘Big Blue’, IBM’s Jeopardy playing supercomputer.

The Phi release has been on the cards for a while now. After being announced in June they are now in the hands of a select few with the cards becoming available in early 2013. The Xeon Phi 5110P will cost $2699USD if you are contemplating building your own bedroom supercomputer.

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The Alienware Über Laptop Refresh…

Michael Dell long ago used an Alienware laptop, he liked it so much he bought the company. Since those early halcyon days the Über laptop market has become far more crowded and competitive. Alienware continue to this day to produce some of the most powerful laptops in the world, now Alienware is once again taking the Über laptop battle to the competition.

The 29th will see Alienware refresh it’s line-up of high powered angular Stealth fighter reminiscent laptops. Known for their edgy, if not outrageous design, advanced lighting system and supercomputer levels of performance the Alienware M series are about to be turned all the way up to 11.

Updated versions of the M14x, M17x and the Über M18x are all due for a refresh. All models have been upgraded to 6GB minimum of DDR3 1600 Ram, PCI Express X3 for double the graphics to CPU bandwidth, the latest Intel Core i7 (Sandy Bridge) options, Sound Blasters latest Recon3Di High-Definition hardware along with the latest SSD storage options.

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