Archive for September 16, 2008

Intel debuts six-core processor

Posted: September 16, 2008 in Tech

Intel has launched a couple of new processors from their Xeon 7400 Series server processor range. The launches include the company’s first six core processor called “Dunnington”, which is designed for use on servers.

Intel said that this new range of processors deliver nearly 50 percent performance improvements compared to their existing products available in the market.

The new processors launched by Intel are:

– Intel X7460 (16MB L3 cache, 2.66GHz, 130W, 1066MHz FSB, 45nm)
– Intel E7450 (12MB L3 cache, 2.40GHz, 90W, 1066MHz FSB, 45nm)
– Intel E7440 (16MB L3 cache, 2.40GHz, 90W, 1066MHz FSB, 45nm)
– Intel E7430 (12MB L3 cache, 2.13GHz, 90W, 1066MHz FSB, 45nm)
– Intel E7420 (8MB L3 cache, 2.13GHz, 90W, 1066MHz FSB, 45nm)
– Intel L7455 (12MB L3 cache, 2.13GHz, 65W, 1066MHz FSB, 45nm)
– Intel L7445 (12MB L3 cache, 2.13GHz, 50W, 1066MHz FSB, 45nm)

HP to cut 24,600 jobs in EDS integration

Posted: September 16, 2008 in Tech

HP will shed 24,600 jobs over the next three years as it works to integrate itself with EDS, the technology services company it recently acquired.

The figure represents 8% of its workforce, with nearly all the job losses occurring within EDS’s ranks. According to HP the job cuts will principally affect staff in the US, with half of these jobs being outsourced to other countries.

The company says it expects the cuts to save it $1.8 billion a year following the restructuring.

Best Buy to Acquire Napster

Posted: September 16, 2008 in Tech

Best Buy is to buy online music service Napster Inc for 121 million dollars in a move to expand the retailer’s digital music offerings.

Best Buy would as a result get access to Napster’s 700,000 subscriber base which pays a subscription fee to get access to media hosted by the service.

IMDB to provide free movies and TV

Posted: September 16, 2008 in Tech

Amazon.com has announced that they are now going to provide free broadcasting of movies and television shows on their subsidiary IMDB. They are going to make available around 6000 titles on Internet Movie Database.

IMDB stated that they would provide shows including “24″ and “Heroes”. They are also planning to broadcast the first episodes of the latest seasons of “Lipstick Jungle” and “30 Rock” online.

Apple releases Mac OS X 10.5.5

Posted: September 16, 2008 in Tech

Apple has released Mac OS X v10.5.5 which is the latest update to their Leopard operating system. File size is 321MB. It comes packed with their Security Update 2008-006.

Apple Mac users can update their installations using the system’s inbuilt auto update functionality.