We know you where worrying about this, but relax, the 2.4 GHz Pentium 4s are shipping. The chips codenamed Northwood are Intel’s first chips to be built using the .13-process and 200mm wafers but next month Intel plans to start releasing chips built using the .13-process and the new 300mm wafers. This means more chips to the wafer and more bang for the buck for Intel and, it is hoped, for the rest of us. the 2.4 GHz is priced at $560 each in quantities of 1,000. Thus expect price drops for the last brand new chips. Intel says they have now shipped more than 10 times the number of Pentium 4S they shipped this time last year. Don’t you love these games? We went back and checked. Intel announced they had shipped 1 million Pentium 4s by 1Q 2001. At least the math is easy.
The supercomputer Fugaku, jointly developed by Riken and Fujitsu, has successfully retained the top spot for five consecutive terms in multiple major high-performance computer rankings including HPCG and Graph500 BFS