The Week In Review: Manufacturing

Chipmakers Toshiba is still looking for a buyer for its prized NAND flash memory business. The leading contenders for the business are a consortium with Western Digital. Meanwhile, Toshiba’s memory unit is expanding its Fab 6 facility at its Yokkaichi Operations, based in Japan. And now, it has selected a site for its next fab in Japan, this time in Kitakami City, Iwate. Construction is expe... » read more

The Green500 And The Charge Towards Exascale Computing

The latest Green500 list (Excel spreadsheet here) was just released at the end of June, and heterogeneous systems continue to dominate the top of the list with the new leader besting the old by nearly 30%. Two systems using Intel Xeon E5-2687W 8-Core 3.1 GHz processors coupled with NVIDIA K20’s topped the list. Eurotech’s Eurora and Aurora Tigon both broke the 3,000 MFLOPS/W barrier, record... » read more