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From: Sr K10/4/2016 11:58:20 AM
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  • Intel Security (INTC) launched its 2017 consumer security lineup featuring security innovations to better protect the devices people use every day against the latest threats. The centerpiece of the new portfolio is a next-generation anti-malware engine that offers more efficient and effective detection by offloading analysis to the cloud.

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From: maceng210/15/2016 4:55:27 PM
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Google: We look forward to running non-Intel processors in our cloud

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"OpenCAPI is the anyone-but-Intel interconnect fabric that emerged this week; the Zaius P9's OpenCAPI compatibility, and support for Nvidia's high-speed NVLink, further highlights Google's reluctance to be shackled to Intel. As well as supporting OpenCAPI, the Z9 has 16 channels of DDR4 memory, SATA and USB interfaces, gigabit Ethernet, BMC and serial access, and a bunch of PCIe gen-4 interfaces."

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From: Krigannie10/20/2016 2:29:46 PM
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Why Intel Corp.'s PC Profits Surged
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From: more10010/25/2016 4:42:30 AM
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Earnings overreactions are exactly that: overreactions. Hard to see it in the moment though. Nice buyable dip!

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From: Krigannie11/26/2016 3:18:53 PM
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Why Intel Corporation (INTC) Stock Needs to Catch Up Sooner Than Later
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From: Krigannie11/26/2016 3:21:22 PM
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Can Intel Counter The Zen Threat?
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From: FJB12/7/2016 6:10:00 PM
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Intel x86 documentation has more pages than the 6502 has transistors

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Microprocessors have become immensely more complex thanks to Moore's Law, but one thing that has been lost is the ability to fully understand them. The 6502 microprocessor was simple enough that its instruction set could almost be memorized. But now processors are so complex that understanding their architecture and instruction set even at a superficial level is a huge task. I've been reverse-engineering parts of the 6502, and with some work you can understand the role of each transistor in the 6502. After studying the x86 instruction set, I started wondering which was bigger: the number of transistors in the 6502 or the number of pages of documentation for the x86.

It turns out that Intel's Intel® 64 and IA-32 Architectures Software Developer Manuals (2011) have 4181 pages in total, while the 6502 has 3510 transistors. There are actually more pages of documentation for the x86 than the number of individual transistors in the 6502.



The above photo shows Intel's IA-32 software developer's manuals from 2004 on top of the 6502 chip's schematic. Since then the manuals have expanded to 7 volumes.

The 6502 has 3510 transistors, or 4528, or 6630, or maybe 9000?As a slight tangent, it's actually hard to define the transistor count of a chip. The 6502 is usually reported as having 3510 transistors. This comes from the Visual 6502 team, which dissolved a 6502 chip in acid, photographed the die (below), traced every transistor in the image, and built a transistor-level simulator that runs 6502 code (which you really should try). Their number is 3510 transistors.



One complication is the 6502 is built with NMOS logic which builds gates out of active "enhancement" transistors as well as pull-up "depletion" transistors which basically act as resistors. The count of 3510 is just the enhancement transistors. If you include the 2102 1018 depletion transistors, the total transistor count is 5612 4528.

A second complication is that when manufacturers report the transistor count of chips, they often report "potential" transistors. Chips that include a ROM or PLA will have different numbers of transistors depending on the values stored in the ROM. Since marketing doesn't want to publish different transistor numbers depending on the number of 1 bits and 0 bits programmed into the chip, they often count ROM or PLA sites: places that could have transistors, but might not. By my count, the 6502 decode PLA has 21×131=2751 PLA sites, of which 649 actually have transistors. Adding these 2102 "potential" transistors yields a count of 6630 transistors.

Finally, some sources such as Microsoft Encarta and A History of the Personal Computer state the 6502 contains 9000 transistors, but I don't know how they could have come up with that value.

(The number of pages of Intel documentation is also not constant; the latest 2013 Software Developer Manuals have shrunk to 3251 pages.)

Thus, the x86 has more pages of documentation than the 6502 has transistors, but it depends how you count.

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From: Krigannie12/14/2016 3:42:59 PM
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Intel's Next-Generation Server Processors Will Be Built on 10-Nanometer Tech
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From: Krigannie12/29/2016 7:38:02 AM
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Intel: Another Threat Emerges (And It's Not Zen)
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From: JakeStraw1/4/2017 2:23:24 PM
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Intel: We'll be your net-connected, self-driving car's brains
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With processors and communication chips under its new Go brand, Intel hopes to revolutionize the auto industry -- and profit from the change.

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