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DRAMeXchange: DRAM Prices to Rise in Q3

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DRAMeXchange: DRAM Prices to Rise in Q3

DRAM prices are set to stabilise, if not increase, following a period of price decline lasting from October 2014 to June 2016, according to TrendForce's DRAMeXchange.

The analyst says DRAM contract prices will see an exchange of around 4-8% on Q3 2016, an improvement after a period with average DDR3 4GB prices plunging by -62%. The reason for such an increase? Growing demand from smartphone and server makers, since the amount of DRAM in both product categories is on the up. As such, excess capacity is being consumed.

On the other hand PC DRAM demand remains in a slump, particularly since Windows 10 licensing schemes setting fees according to system specs discourage the increase of memory content per PC.

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Bechtle Buys Steffen Informatik

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Bechtle Buys Steffen Informatik

German distributor Bechtle acquires Swiss VAR Steffen Informatik. Financial details of the deal are not available, but the VAR claims annual turnover worth around €30 million.

Founded 27 years ago, Steffen Informatik is headquartered in Zurich and has offices in basel, Bern, St Gallen and Zug. It employs 120 people and counts HPE, Microsoft, VMware, Cisco, Citrix and Veeam as core vendor partners.

“Steffen Informatik joins us not only as a well-organised, firmly established system house. They are also bringing with them 120 excellent employees, as well as an experienced team of four leaders with a great track record," Bechtle says. "We could not wish for a better partner to help us reinforce our position as a long-term IT provider for Swiss customers.”

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TOP500 Names Chinese Supercomputer as World's Fastest

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TOP500 Names Chinese Supercomputer as World's Fastest

The ISC High Performance Conference reveals the fastest supercomputer in the world-- the Sunway TaihuLight, a Chinese machine boasting performance of 93 petaflops.

The previous TOP500 champ was the Tianhe-2, another Chinese machine. The TaihuLight is 100% made in China, being powered by a locally developed ShenWei processor and a custom interconnect, and as such is proof China no longer needs  Western technology in order to compete against the best of the supercomputing world.

“As the first number one system of China that is completely based on homegrown processors, the Sunway TaihuLight system demonstrates the significant progress that China has made in the domain of designing and manufacturing large-scale computation systems,” the Chinese National Supercomputing Centre says.

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The 1000-Core KiloCore Processor

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The 1000-Core KiloCore Processor

Researchers at UC Davis present a dramatic increase in the number of cores in a CPU-- as the name suggests the KiloCore processor packs no less than 1000 cores.

Making the KiloCore more impressive is the fact each core can be independently clocked to up to 1.78GHz and shut down independently when not in use. The result allows the CPU to handle up to 115 billion instruction per second while using just 0.7W of power, meaning it is so power efficient the researchers claim it can run on a single AA battery. All despite being built using an outdated 32nm CMOS process!

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IDC: PC Market Stability Remains "Elusive"

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IDC: PC Market Stability Remains

A stable PC market remains as "elusive" as ever IDC remarks as it reduces earlier 2016 forecasts-- the analyst says global 2016 shipments will drop by -7.3%, roughly -2% below earlier projections by the analyst.

The cause for such declines are "weaker than expected" conditions caused by weak currencies, depressed commodity prices, political uncertainty and delayed projects. Further confirming such conditions are Q1 2016 shipment drops reaching -12.6% Y-o-Y, down from IDC forecasts of -11.3%.

On the consumer side the shipments remain constrained by financial pressures across regions and a variety of alternatives,such as delaying a PC replacement by using the free Windows 10 upgrade or using a mobile device. Meanwhile on the enterprise side companies are still evaluating Windows 10, meaning commercial PC shipments are still to stablise.

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