AMD second-gen Epyc CPUs to house 64 cores and 128 threads

AMD second-gen Epyc CPUs to house 64 cores and 128 threads

Datacenter race is on AMD has renewed its focus on the high-margin datacenter market by announcing second-generation Epyc processors at its Next Horizon event in San Francisco today. The market is worth potentially $29bn – $17bn CPU and $12bn GPU – by...
Intel releases first Meltdown-and-Spectre-proof CPUs

Intel releases first Meltdown-and-Spectre-proof CPUs

Intel has announced new CPUs that it says have mitigated some of the Meltdown and Spectre design flaws that expose users to information leakage attacks. The company overnight refreshed its desktop, gaming and workstation product lines, but as the table below shows the...
Facebook facing data breach investigation by regulator after hack

Facebook facing data breach investigation by regulator after hack

Ireland’s data regulator has launched an investigation of Facebook over a recent data breach that allowed hackers access 50 million accounts which could potentially cost Facebook more than $US1.6 billion ($2.3 billion) in fines. Facebook said attackers gained...
Medibank claims Australia-first digitised card for claims

Medibank claims Australia-first digitised card for claims

Medibank is claiming an Australian-first, with the release this week of a digitised membership card for customers using Android phones, enabling them to claim on-the-spot refunds through HICAPS terminals. The initiative will allow Medibank customers with NFC-enabled...
Telstra blends wireless technologies for new location services

Telstra blends wireless technologies for new location services

Telstra will leverage a combination of its Telstra Air Wi-Fi network, Cat M1 support on its LTE network and a new Bluetooth ‘community’ to power a suite of location-based services targeting both consumers and enterprises. The telco this morning detailed its plans...