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Posts Tagged ‘Intel’

The 20 most valuable tech companies

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Have you ever wondered which tech companies are the most valuable in the world? We have, so we decided to find out.

We looked at the market capitalization, i.e. the total value of all shares in each company. Since the data source we used was Google Finance, we got all companies in the technology sector that are traded in the United States, which also includes many of the larger non-US companies. In other words, this list is pretty close to a worldwide top 20.

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Exascale computing – Weekend must-read articles #16

Exascale computing

Exascale computing is the next frontier in the world of supercomputing. While the performance of current supercomputers is measured on the petascale (computer systems capable of producing performance over one petaflops), exascale computing represents a thousandfold increase on the petascale.

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Intel’s Ivy Bridge – Weekend must-read articles #13

Ivy Bridge

This week we thought you would be interested in reading about the latest processors from Intel called Ivy Bridge.

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Weekend must-read articles #6 – Mobile World Congress

Every Friday we bring you a collection of links to places on the web that we find particularly newsworthy, interesting, entertaining, and topical. We try to focus on some particular area or topic each week, but in general we will cover Internet, web development, networking, performance, security, and other geeky topics.

This week we bring you a collection of articles focusing on Mobile World Congress, which wrapped up in Barcelona yesterday.

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Pingdom Podcast #3

Pingdom’s Mobile Podcast is a weekly show about Internet, web, and mobile stuff.

In this show we get some updates on the progress of the Carbon Twitter app for Windows Phone, we discuss Intel coming back to smartphones, and Saleh picks a bone with some iOS fanboys criticizing Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. He has a chance to explain himself.

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No, we didn’t go to CES this year, but we’ve followed the action from Las Vegas from afar with great interest.

Today is the last day of CES, so we wanted to bring you a selection of what we thought were the most exciting new gadgets and technology coming out of Las Vegas this January.

So here’s our pick for the ten most exciting gadgets at CES 2012, in no particular order.

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Security in 2011 by the numbers

As 2011 draws to a close we wanted to take a look at computer and information security in the twelve months that have passed.

What will probably stick in most people’s minds is the Sony PlayStation Network and Qriocity hack, which resulted in an outage lasting 23 days. In other developments, hacktivist groups like Anonymous and LulzSec took to social media to further their causes, and mobile malware got more attention than ever before.

All in all, there’s no doubt that 2011 was a very busy year for IT security professionals.

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Since it was Father’s Day here in Sweden yesterday – yes we know it varies around the world – we thought we’d pay homage to some of the people behind the Internet as we know it today.

Some of the obvious choices would include Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn for TCP/IP, Vannevar Bush for much of the conceptual thinking behind the Internet, Ted Nelson for coining the word hypertext, Tim Berners-Lee for the World Wide Web, Marc Andreeseen for co-authoring Mosaic, and many others.

But why go for the obvious? We thought it would be fun to give some credit to a few lesser-known contributors to some technology or product that is a part of Internet history. These are guys who have made important contributions that affect us all but that may not have received the same accolades as others. So even though this didn’t exactly turn out to be a Father’s Day post, let’s take a look.

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In the world of supercomputers – imagine computers the size of a warehouse – everything is about getting as many flops (floating point operations per second) as possible. Think of this as how many calculations the computer can perform in a second.

Currently the fastest supercomputer in the world, as ranked by the Top500 list, is the K Computer capable of more than 10.51 petaflops.

Since most of us don’t work with supercomputers and will probably never even come in direct contact with one we wanted to give you a simple frame of reference to understand them better.

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Apple earned a massive profit of $419,528 per employee in the past 12 months. That beats Google, Microsoft, Intel and a bunch of other big tech companies by quite some margin.

One reason (of several) that profit per employee is such an interesting metric is because it gives you a number that doesn’t depend so much on the size of the company. In other words, it becomes easy to compare companies of different sizes.

We have calculated the yearly profit per employee for a selection of big tech companies that are publicly traded on NYSE and NASDAQ: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Intel, Cisco, eBay, Adobe, Yahoo, Oracle, IBM, Amazon, HP, Dell.

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