Intel announced today its fastest server processors yet, the Xeon Cascade Lake Advanced Performance series with up to 48 cores. That’s right, the Xeon Scalable Processors are designed for servers, and boast up to 48 cores and 96 threads on a single package utilizing a Multi-Chip Package (MCP). Up to two chips could be installed on a multi-processor motherboard for a total of 96 cores. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Astronauts aboard the ISS now have access to a supercomputer, officially called the Spaceborne Computer, a joint project between NASA and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. It was previously limited to just running diagnostic tests to see just how well a computer built for Earth survives in space. Today, it’s capable of processing data for space-based experiments as well as conserve bandwidth for NASA’s data stream between the ISS and the ground. Continue reading for another video and more information.
Canon’s imageCLASS LBP6230dw Wireless Laser Printer is great for everyday use and can be picked up for just $39.98 shipped (after clipping the on-page coupon), today only, originally $69.99. The LBP6230dw delivers exceptional black and white laser output at speeds of up to 26 pages-per-minute, with your first print in your hands in approximately 6 seconds. Wireless connectivity allows you to print from almost anywhere in your home or office, and you can print-on-the-go using your compatible mobile device. Product page. Continue reading for a video review and more information.
Finally, Apple has given the Mac Mini a massive increase in performance, thanks to 4- and 6-core processors, up to 64GB of 2666MHz DDR4 RAM, and blazing fast all-flash storage (2TB maximum), equating to five times faster performance. You also get Thunderbolt 3 ports, the Apple T2 Security Chip and a 10Gb Ethernet option, making it a much more capable desktop than ever before. “Mac Mini is loved by customers for its ability to be used in incredibly diverse environments – from casual desktop use, to live professional performances, to multiple Mac mini computers powering through video renderings and compiling software code, to racks of thousands in giant app build farms – anywhere a small-but-mighty Mac is needed to get the job done,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. Continue reading for a hands-on video, pictures and more information.
IBM announced today that it will acquire open-source software company Red Hat, best known for their Linux operating system, in a $34 billion stock deal, pricing the latter’s shares at $190, a 63% premium above their closing price Friday. According to IBM chief executive Ginni Rometty, the acquisition would make IBM the world’s top hybrid cloud provider, or the use a mix of on-site, private and third-party public cloud services. Red Hat’s headquarters will remain in Raleigh, where the company currently has more than 2,000 employees. Continue reading for another video and more information.
Samsung’s 256GB EVO Select MicroSDXC with Adapter is great for mobile devices, including action cameras, smartphones, tablets, game consoles (Nintendo Switch) and more, all for $59.99 shipped, today only, originally $69.99. Whether you are a power user or simply want to expand your device memory, this microSD card gives you the advantage of ultra-fast read & write speeds of up to 100MB/s & 90MB/s. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on video and more information.
SanDisk’s SSD PLUS 480GB Solid State Drive lets you turbocharge just about any computer in minutes, all for $69.99 shipped, today only, originally $199.99. Once installed, this drive offers faster boot-up, shutdown, application load and response – up to 20X faster than your old hard drive with read/write speeds of up to: 535MB/s/445MBs. Generous battery life and cool, quiet operation are just some of the added benefits. Product page. Continue reading for an installation tutorial video and more information.
Seagate’s Expansion 1TB Portable External Hard Drive is great for mobile warriors, and it’s being offered for just $44.99 shipped, today only, originally $69.99. Instantly add space for more files, consolidate all of your files to a single location, or free up space on your computer’s internal drive to help improve performance. Setup is straightforward; simply plug in the included USB cable, and you are ready to go. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on video and more information.
Logitech’s G502 Proteus Spectrum RGB Gaming Mouse lets you match your style and environment with up to 16.8 million colors, and it’s being offered for just $38.75 shipped, today only, originally $79.99. Customize RGB lighting or sync it with other Logitech G products, set up custom profiles for your games, adjust sensitivity from 200 up to 12,000 DPI and position five 3.6g weights for just the right balance and feel. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on video review and more information.
VicTsing’s RGB Backlit Wired Gaming Keyboard offers a mechanical feel with 12 multimedia keys, all for $12.99, today only, originally $69.99. Six-zone dynamic RGB backlight with seven vivid RGB lighting modes allow you to personalize the backlight according to your preferences. Backlit brightness can be switched among five levels. The backlit also can be turned off to prevent light pollution. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on video, more pictures and information.