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USB 3.1

USB 3.1 is an upgrade to the USB 3.0 standard (also known as SuperSpeed USB) that boosts maximum theoretical data...

Surface Book

The Surface Book is the first laptop computer offering from Microsoft, making its debut in October 2015 along with the Surface Pro 4.

3D Xpoint

3D XPoint is the technology behind a new type of nonvolatile memory developed jointly by Intel and Micron Technology. As...

Computer Architecture Study Guide

Computer architecture provides an introduction to system design basics for most computer science students. This computer architecture study guide describes...

Intel Skylake

Skylake is the codename for Intel‘s processor microarchitecture that serves as the successor to the Haswell and Broadwell architectures. As...

Ambidextrous Computing

A phrase coined by AMD to describe the bridging ARM and x86 systems (for CPUs and SoCs). The AMD CPU...

SBC – single-board computer

SBC is short for single-board computer. A single-board computer (SBC) is any complete computer that is built on a single...

Intel Haswell

Haswell is the codename for Intel‘s processor microarchitecture that serves as the successor to the Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge...

Resistive Memory – ReRAM, RRAM

ReRAM, or resistive memory cells, is a type of non-volatile memory that shares some similarities with phase change memory as...

Ashwood architecture (multi-core memory)

Ashwood architecture is a multi-core memory system that works by integrating smart controller circuitry next to the memory array on a single chip, providing parallel access to the array for hundreds of concurrent processes.

Commodity Cluster Computing

Refers to using a large number of low-cost, low-performance commodity computers working in parallel instead of using fewer high-performance and...

Commodity Hardware

Computer hardware that is affordable and easy to obtain. Typically it is a low-performance system that is IBM PC-compatible and...