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Issue 2 • Date March-April 2008

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  • [Front cover]

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  • Table of contents

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  • [Masthead]

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  • The Long Arc Behind Bill Gates' Wealth, Part 2

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    Did Bill Gates acquire most of his wealth by fair means or foul? Last issue's column examined the 1980s and early 1990s and largely saw fair actions. A few fell on the border. Today we ask about the mid-1990s and beyond. What a period this was for Gates. The diffusion of the Internet required a redirection of numerous Microsoft activities. Gates had the skills to lead such an organizational renewal, and he did. Those actions were impressive. The Internet also raised numerous challenges to Microsoft's market dominance. In protecting that dominance, Gates was accused of committing many fouls. These also were impressive, albeit in an infamous way. The details make for a rich story behind a wealthy man. View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Computer Society Membership Information

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  • Guest Editors' Introduction: Hot Chips 19

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  • Northbridge Architecture of AMD's Griffin Microprocessor Family

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    Demands for mobility and portability have driven microprocessor and system manufacturers to innovate in the areas of power and thermal management and efficiency. Cost and space, meanwhile, have driven manufacturers toward unified memory architectures for CPU and graphics, further complicating power management. AMD's Griffin microprocessor, optimized for mobile computing platforms, introduces several northbridge innovations to manage power without diminishing performance. View full abstract»

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  • IBM z10: The Next-Generation Mainframe Microprocessor

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    The IBM system z10 includes four microprocessor cores - each with a private 3-Mbyte cache - and integrated accelerators for decimal floating-point computation, cryptography, and data compression. A separate SMP hub chip provides a shared third-level cache and interconnect fabric for multiprocessor scaling. This article focuses on the high-frequency design techniques used to achieve a 4.4-GHz system, and on the pipeline design that optimizes z10's CPU performance. View full abstract»

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  • Fault-Tolerant Design of the IBM Power6 Microprocessor

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    The IBM Power6 microprocessor extends the capabilities of the Power5, dramatically increasing its ability to recover from hard and soft errors without increasing system downtime. The Power6 adds new mainframe-like features for enhanced reliability, availability, and serviceability, including instruction retry and processor failover. Optimized for performance and power, the Power6 implements these RAS enhancements without compromising ultrahigh-frequency operation. View full abstract»

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  • NVIDIA Tesla: A Unified Graphics and Computing Architecture

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    To enable flexible, programmable graphics and high-performance computing, NVIDIA has developed the Tesla scalable unified graphics and parallel computing architecture. Its scalable parallel array of processors is massively multithreaded and programmable in C or via graphics APIs. View full abstract»

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  • A 4-Gbps Uncompressed Wireless HD A/V Transceiver Chipset

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    Wireless transmission of uncompressed lossless HD video provides higher image quality with lower latency and cost than compressed-content transmission. however, it requires data rates of about 4 Gbps for 1080p resolution, exceeding the capabilities of existing wireless technologies. using the 60-GHZ band as detailed by the wirelessHD specification, SlBeam's chipset makes such data rates economically achievable. View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Micro Special Issue Call for Papers

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  • FTC Sues N-Data for Violating Standards Commitment to IEEE

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    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it has simultaneously filed suit against Negotiated Data Solutions LLC (N-Data) and settled the case by entering into a consent order with N-Data. The FTC charged N-Data with violating section 5 of the FTC Act by violating a commitment to the IEEE to license NWay Ethernet patents on royalty terms agreed upon with the IEEE, which caused higher prices due to higher royalties to be passed on to consumers of electronic products. Section 5 of the FTC Act prohibits unfair methods of competition and unfair commercial acts and practices. View full abstract»

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  • The Paradigms, They Are A-Changin'

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