A pair of purpose-built laptops with interchangeable parts
Fujitsu is hoping to win over IT admins and business users with a couple of new enterprise-class E Series Lifebooks. They include the 14-inch Lifebook E544 and 15.6-inch Lifebook E554, each of which sport "numerous" interchangeable components intended to help IT admins manage large-scale roll outs by simplifying maintenance and management when things go wrong (or upgrades are needed).
The building of a supercomputer in 90 awesome seconds.
We missed this one when it was first posted in mid-December, which is our way of saying we know this is old news, but it's also really cool. It's a 90-second time lapse video showning the construction of the Fujitsu Primergy high-performance supercomputer at the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI), which was completed late last year. It's now located at the Australian National University.
Christina Aguilera had it all wrong, because apparently what a girl really wants are PCs designed specifically for their gender. And what a girl needs are pre-loaded scrapbooking, diary, and horoscope apps. We're not kidding, and neither is Fujitsu, which unveiled a new line of "Floral Kiss" computers designed by a team of female engineers "aiming to bring elegance to PCs."
Japanese vendor Fujitsu has shown no urgency whatsoever in joining the ultrabook fray. In fact, it remained mum on its ultrabook plans until it published its product roadmap for 2012 last month. The roadmap lists two ultrabook models, both scheduled for May. We now have a few details about one of its upcoming ultrabooks.
Humans are a fickle species: Easily distracted by anything shiny and new, the majority of us are always on the lookout for the next big thing, especially where technology is concerned. Fortunately, as we saw at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, there's a whole universe of new-fangled gadgety goodness being cooked up by the high-tech powers that be--especially in the area of smartphones. There's a lot of anticipation surrounding a number of the handsets due for release this year, and with good reason: As more and more companies vie for a cut of the coin consumers are dumping into the smartphone market, hardware manufacturers are being forced to up their game, bringing innovative products to market in the hope of squashing their competition like a bug. We've assembled 10 of the most anticipated handsets due to drop in 2012, and as you'll see, they're all lust-worthy.
Earlier this month we reported that Japan's "K Computer" built by Fujitsu broke the 10 Petaflop per second barrier on the Linpack benchmark, an impressive feat it achieved with 705,024 SPARC64 processing cores. Not only is that fast, but it also allowed the Super K system to hang onto its pole position atop the Top500's List of the world's most powerful supercomputers, Top500 announced today.
How do you make the most powerful supercomputer in the world even faster? It’s simple, really. Just keep adding components! When Japan’s K supercomputer assumed the top slot back in June, it did so thanks to a team of 68,544 CPUs working in tandem to achieve a maximum LINPACK performance rating of 8.162 petaflops. Since then, the last of its 864 racks have been installed – and that extra firepower has boosted K’s performance over the 10 petaflop barrier.
Mmmmm, eye candy. Who can resist the allure of HD graphics and high FPS rates? Not us, that’s for sure. But all too often, people forget that banging visuals are only half of a satisfying entertainment equation; audio is just as important as video if you truly want to be submersed in your favorite action flick. Along those lines, yesterday, DTS – who sits next to Dolby atop the audio codec heap – announced a partnership to bring its DTS UltraPC II Plus technology to upcoming Fujitsu PCs.
We suspect that with a little bit of tweaking, Japan's "K Computer" wouldn't break a sweat running Crysis, but where this supercomputer really struts its stuff is in the LINKPACK benchmark. Equipped with 68,544 processors, Fujitsu's half-build system cranked out 8.162 petaflops (quadrillion floating-point operations per second) in LINKPACK, short of the company's goal of 10 petaflops by 2012 but still enough to take first place on the 37th Top 500 list.