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GHz still matter to IBM - GHz still matter to IBM
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Linux guys will be happy about this, Daniel Robbins has left Microsoft. Nokia and Sanyo will form a cell phone venture. Everyone is dropping out of the speed race except IBM.

Chipmakers have found it harder to kick up a processor's clock speed while actually getting more useful work out of a chip and avoiding inordinate electricity consumption. As a result, Intel, Sun Microsystems and Advanced Micro Devices have begun emphasizing other features--for example, squeezing multiple processing engines, called cores, onto a single slice of silicon or executing many instruction sequences, called threads, simultaneously.


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