Friday, June 30, 2006

Zeta (bytes) file system on iMac ! !

Recently released Sun ZFS enables just that: Zeta bytes of disk space support.
Now, all we need is to boot iMac under EFI. OK, done. That way, your iMac will support Zeta bytes file sytems. But, what for? You need so much disk space when you run so powerful processor on iMac ,like new dual core Conroe is. Beside, by the end of year no one other OS will support emerging 1TB disks. Your monster hardware appetite will be finally fed adequatly. Now, only your imagination is a limit for your future achievements. Oh, by the way, why you should have chosen just iMac?
Well, they will the very first incorporate 1+ TB disks in desktop machine, probably about the Vista announcement time in 2007. Right?

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Intel: Socket M is dead, long live socket P

As badhardware suspected: Intel's socket M processors will not support 64bit software. Add to that no 64 bitness gains for Woodcrest and you will get complete picture on Intel's new generation microarchitecture.

Thus real competitiveness with AMD is only in 2H 2007 !? But, by then, AMD will complete its 65nm transition. So, what are Intel's real gains?

Socket P decoded.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Itanium is dead, long live the Itanium

Woodcrest sucks in 64 bit environment. After these reports:

According to the internal document from the manufacturers (Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 VS AMD Athlon 64 FX 62 & Intel Pentium XE 965), Pentium XE 965 could perform 5-10% (2-3% for Athlon 64 FX 62) better in 64-bit, Core 2 however was found no obvious boost.

Oh, boy ! Woodcrest is completely squeezed out at 32 bit. No juice left for 64 bit environment. Oh, those nasty, unfriendly Frenchs.
What to say in the end? Just say no to Woodcrest. But, if you like Intel there is however a backup solution:
Itanium IA64 is dead, long live the Itanium LXIV.
And all Intel's suckers should be satisified. That is why Woodcrest has been tested until now by "confident" labs and only under super restricted test conditions. In a goal not to be revealed Woodcrest's 64bit weakness.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Pentagon fears enemies may sabotage chips

The Pentagon no longer trusts its own chips. !
Because the US microchip industry has shifted in recent years from manufacturing to mainly designing chips, the Department of Defense is increasingly having to buy its microchips from makers abroad, particularly in east Asia. Now the Pentagon's Defense Science Board fears that if such microchips are incorporated into advanced weapons systems, such as GPS-guided smart bombs, adversaries might be able to tamper with the chips' electronics in the factory to disrupt US military systems at critical times.

So, whom to believe we ordinary mortals, when security of our own data is in question:

1. The USA government ? No
Well, hardly because it is just catched in illegal private data stealing and wiretapping. Though with justified reason because President personally gave that order in order to protect our democracy, our freedom and way of life.
Thanks only to that, recently were arrested some islamic terrorists that have been in a deep planning of attacks on Florida (where is President's brother a governor, who already helped President to become a unique President with minority of votes in 2000) and Chicago Sears Towers (though without any weapons evidence, kind of verbal terrorism). Hell frozen do you see how those terrorist are dangerous. We lost 3000 lifes and hundreds of of $ billions in Iraq and we are still not able to find even single piece of WMD. The only drawback I see is that those islamic terrorists above are not Muslims at all, but sort of Jahve whitnesses. Well, we shouldn't be so hairsplitting. Give our government some needed confidence and support.

2. Intel fabs and design centers in Israel
Yes, that is where we all should believe in, actually we have them already located in Haifa and Kiryat Gat. But wait a minute, wait a minute please. Why the only world's superpower, the USA, is not able to design and produce confident chips at domestic ground itself? What !, you don't believe in Great Israel that rules the world??. All those similar are only terrorists and anti semites.

3. AMD?
No,no, obviously not to AMD. They have a fab in Germany. But, they build a state of art 45nm fab in NY! Eh yes, but not in promised land Israel, like Intel is doing.
Beside, that might be easily just only a security mask. Osama was too so close (due to Michael Moore) to President before he became minority Presdent with a small voting help of his brother. Thus, we all have to be extremely suspicious towards AMD, in a goal of achieving ultimate national security.

May be you will disagree with thoughts above, but picture above is the oldest known caricature of English Jew of the year 1277, originated near Colchester. On his upper garmets is fixed the English form of Jewish badge. Something that is now the logo of Intel's CORE DUO. Yes, that is the confident chip sign that we all have to follow. It couldn't pass in 1277 ,but could after the year 1977, in Intel dominated PC era.

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Intel's Woodcrest launched !

Woodcrest ! Badhardware's favorit!
What to say on Intel's latest AMD me too technology? Yes? No ? But, it is an Apple DUAL CORE ! (TM). Hmmm, perhaps better sounds DUAL HOLE? Just imagine logo AMD 64 INSIDE in two apple holes above.What is actually the trouble INSIDE (TM)? Well, look at the left apple above, it is the picture of Woodcrest's performance when program references locality is maintained. But when L2 cache miss happen, better illustration of Woodcrest performance is that one apple on the right. Woodcrest has no integrated memory controller, but has instead of it congested and selfblocking processor bus. While that one Woodcrest microarchitecture is still app(l)ealing in desktop use, it is unbeatable sucker for intended multiuser competitive tasks, where cache misses are do(r)minant mode of system operation.

But don't listen me, I am only an passionate Intel hater. Woodcrest should be an brilliant X86 server architecture !?
If so, Intel should in a few days cancel Itanium as completely obsolete ? Right? But, what if it wouldn't be canceled?
Than I am not an ordinary Intel hater, but only humble, direct promoter of bad hardware worldwide. No polite phrases in stylish English HERE, HIDEN costs and troubles, mysterious flaws, hidden unpached bugs on misssion critical systems etc. , you every day search for help at all the others (commercials based !) hardware sites.
Just as Galileo would like to say:
In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.

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Friday, June 23, 2006

AMD core H or K9 core ?

What do we have actually at AMD by 2H of 2007?

The new core K9 or only an old K8 revision H(ound) ?
But suspiciously, no more mention of K8 core or its revision H with Hound core in 2007/8, as it has been the case up to now, at the pcwatch roadmap above left? Does it mean AMD Hound is a new core, famous disappeared K9 ? Well, might be easily. Please note no FB DIMM support at desktop before 2008/9. That means FB DIMM will be initially exclusively server technology. Thus, new core K9 should support just that: FB DIMM when introduced in a year from now. But, that might be AMD's salto mortale, FB-DIMM based systems consumes a lot more power than current ECC DDR2. What are the benefits? Performance !.
K9 core should be much more efficient than K8, so increased SYSTEM power consumption should be justified only with K9's excellent performance/power-consumption ratio. It will use at least 3rd generation (65nm too) DSL or 4th generation DSL, if unveild in December 2007.Yes, more than half of typical system power consumtion is caused by processors' consumption.

Unbeatable, say for first for supercomputing use . Then shrink it to the others.
Did we definitely reveal K9 core by this reasoning chain? Check it yourself with this AMD CEO's claim.

As [Intel] closes the technology gap, it will be a much tighter race, but we're going to introduce a really new architecture that will work well with our partners for the best performance. We're going to start sampling it at the end of 2007 and roll it out in 2008.

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Study says Earth's temp at 400-year high

Finally, a truth on global warming. Bush administration has been hiding that and made substanatial pressure on global warming scientist in a try of masqarading rising global warming effect. Just like global warming might be hidden. Seems that Bush tried to become word's illusionist number one, instead of David Copperfield. Rejection of Kyoto agreement is all it did at the international level. Look at the picture left how Bush administration really see the global worming problem and its fight against.

Obviously, lost people in the mid of nothing.

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Thursday, June 22, 2006

Why AMD builds new fab in NY to be ready in 2008?

Why AMD builds new fab in NY to be ready in 2008?.
There must be an deep reason behind. Old architecture wouldn't enable AMD survival in a fierce competitition beyond the year 2008. So new architecture must be ready by then. Right?
Named K9 ? K8 in 2003, K9 in 2008, well more correct by 2H 2007 .
Some 4 years between two successive microarchitecture generations. Standard time frame, thus yet another confirmation of new core generation. But what about "confident" reports on K9 abandon?.
To me, they are condifent at the same extent as Nehalem death rumors in 2004. Thus, we got yet another Phoenix bird core.
But, might be that I am wrong: Even modified old cores (AM2 revision) would be perhaps enough to make all Intel's current me too microarchitectural experiments obsolete.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Dell laptop explodes at conference

Dell laptop explodes at conference,
literally, not in the performance sense. Thanks The Inq for the link.

What we can conlude about it?. Being the only Dell's provider, we can be only sure on Intel inside label on that ill fated f(l)aming laptop. Might that be the real reason why Dell suddenly loves AMD?

Anyway, seems so.

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100 years of radio broadcasting

100 years of radio broadcast.

Between 1905 and 1913 Fessenden developed a completely self-sustaining wireless system.
On Christmas Eve 1906, he transmitted the first audio radio broadcast in history from Brant Rock, Massachusetts.
In 1912 regulation on broadcasting classes began in the US.

It was only 100 years ago, and do anyone listen radio today? Would anyone watch TV 100 years after the first TV broadcast was demoed in 1926? Hardly, though seems unbelievable. The next thing is Internet broadcasting.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2006

1,8 inch 16GB IDE Flash disk

PQI at Computex 2006. Now any PC operating systen can reside in your shirt pocket. No more repartition, dual or multiple boot bothering.
Anyway, nice for PC servicing.

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Monday, June 19, 2006

Intel cures mad cow disease with Petaflops computer

Petaflops computer MD3 will be open on June 24th in Yokohama Labs for molecular dynamics research.
Petaflops supercomputer is based on the proprietary LSI Riken chips for molecular simulations and Intel's Xeons for the general computing part.
Petaflops computing power is needed at Yokohama Labs for protein folding simulations and other molecular dynamics purposes. By the way, protein folding is suspected reason of mad cow disease.

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Sunday, June 18, 2006

Intel to cut jobs and loss-making divisions

Intel to cut jobs and loss-making divisions. Lets look how Intel made it with its people earlier:

in year 1984 7 200 out, some 25% of workforce
in year 2002 11 000 out, some 12%
in year 2006 16 000 out, some 16% ?

Brief calculation gives total layoff of 53% in some 20 years. Would you like to invest in a such a company? Not me. On the other side, the good news is that AMD has much lower number of employees and can't do the same, see the illustration on left.

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Saturday, June 17, 2006

Intel's versus AMD's microarchitecture

L1 Cache
Instructions - 32KB
Data - 32KB
Instructions - 64KB
Data - 64KB
L1 Cache Latency
3 Cycles
3 Cycles
L1 Associativity
Instructions - 128 Entries
Data - 256 Entries
Instructions - 32 Entries
Data - 32 Entries
L2 Cache
Max 4MB
Max 1MB
L2 Cache Latency
12 Cycles
12-14 Cycles
L2 Associativity
16 Way
16 Way
L2 Bandwidth
512 Entries
Memory Controller
Pipeline Stage
Branch Predictor Bandwitdh
Decode to Execute Unit
3 Simple + 1 Complex
3 Complex
1FMUL + and 1 FADD + 1 FStore + 1 FLoad
1FMUL + and 1 FADD + 1 FStore
Integer Unit
3 Int + 2 AGU
3 Int + 3 AGU
1 Load + 1 Store
1 Load & Store
SSE Unit
3 - 128Bit
2 - 64Bit
FP Unit

64 bit microarchitecture differences in addition. So much about Intel's "new" microarchitecture advantage over AMD's old proven one.

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Friday, June 16, 2006

Google Earth now offering detailed photos of sensitive military facilities in Israel

Google is anti-semite? How it can be? Well, all those that don't serve to Zionistic goals, are by definition anti semite. Are the USA anti semite?
No, because:
In addition, in 1996 Congress approved a law stating that US commercial companies must apply for a special permit before selling such high-resolution images of Israel.

Is this blog anti semite? Check yourself. But, expect to see soon here a picture of Intel's $ 3,5 billion , 45nm fab building in Israel, less than 50 kilometers from terroristic Palestinian Gaza strip.
However, don expect to see a picture of Dimona nuclear bombs facility. It would be bad if some nukes be pixalted there. Or even worse, if those shots prove that there was never a nuclear weapon in Israel. Why? Because of this man in the second case, all will get mad on the New Google Earth:

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Thursday, June 15, 2006

Dell Seen Rolling Out AMD based desktop in September

Dell Inc. could roll out a desktop computer based on an Advanced Micro Devices Inc. chip as early as September, according to a Wall Street analyst.

We note that AMD has recently expressed confidence that they will gain share in the second half of the year, and we point to this win as the basis for this confidence," Citigroup analyst Glen Yeung wrote in a note.

The report comes less than a month after Dell Inc. said it would begin using chips made by Advanced Micro Devices Inc., spurning its longtime partner Intel Corp. Check here why. Because, after the AMD-Intel price war began, Dell would anyway lost all its benefits compared to the other Intel's customers. AMD is now that one who could the only offer to Dell a profit benefits.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

AMD cuts dual cores similar to Intel

Price war is on. Processor prices will drop significantly in a month or so. Now it is AMD's turn to drop prices. Mobo manufacturers are delighted.

Dual cores 30-40% and single cores down to 50%. Still, seems for 10% less than Intel.
Was that yet another Intel's mistake in a row?
So, why did Dell lose Intel's benefits?
Now the answer is obvious: Because after the latest cut, all lose Intel's benefits. 60% Pentium's margins that enabled Dell's steady growth by years are gone, so now all Intel's partners are in the same, equal position. No more priviledged !.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2006

No real power consumption breaktrough at Intel before 2009

And 32nm manufacturing geometry? Just as I have suspected and have proved the whole year.
And no really new architecture before 2010 !.

Intel together forever – or at least 2010 – with x86

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Sunday, June 11, 2006

Intel: Where did we lose and why?

Unbeliavable, 2005 supply impacted customers (see the quote from left)!
In other words, demand for Prescott was so big that supply simply couldn't follow !.
I thought different.
That they ran out of customers before they run out od supply.
Actually, the lack of customers impacted Intel's supply.
However, my opinion isn't meritory compared to Intel's authority.
Beside, I thought that AMD was supply limited and that there is no Iraqi's WMD.
But, as I said, authorities say different. In AMD's anti monopoly law suit Intel replied with justified reason, that there is no it's monopoly at all, but only AMD's lack of supply compared to Intel's!!!
I could agree only that Intel hadn't follow adequate server roadmap. But not without the real reason named Itanium, that poured without return a few $ billion in research, development and the lost patent law suits (not to mention Itanium's Barnum style marketing ). In the end, can we say that:
Itanium was supply impacted too?. I am afraid that only impacted people could agree with. The others should sell Intel's shares until September.

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Honestly on Honest John, palm sized PC mobo

Wenchi Chen, president and CEO of VIA Technologies, on June 7 laid out the company's strategy of continuing to push the limits on miniaturization of the PC platform based on its self-developed chip solutions. Meanwhile, Chen gave a preview of "John", the next advance in the VIA CoreFusion processor platform series that combines a VIA C7-M mobile processor core with VIA's upcoming VX700 mobile chipset.
By the way, isn't Honest John a member of Robin Hood squad fighting together against notty Nothingham's Sheriff? Who grabbed from the poors only to give richies even more?
Seems that
X86 antimonopoly mutiny spreads on.

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Theory of relativity applied on processor power consumption

As you know when you go slow, classical Newtonian dynamics is enough to describe everything you want to know around. But at the speeds close to the ultimate speed of light, things seems different and you need special theory of relativity to know what goes on. Analogy applies very well in the area of processor power consumption.
"We do not have industry-standard benchmarks for performance-per-watt," he said, adding that it might be some time before those are developed.
At low clock speeds we all know that for more performance you need a more power to consume. So, now defunct Pentium was established in Newtonian manner . But it recently has hit in performance wall (like material objects can't punch through light speed wall) and we need the relativity theory applied in marketing to boost a new revenue growth.

Thus, things are not so simple any more. When someone say processor power consumption is 80W that means nothing. But, if processor clock is say 2,93Ghz and its power consumption 80W that should mean it would run indefinitely at 2,93Ghz consuming no more than 80W. Right?
No, now that means that processor might run some time at 2,93Ghz and than will, due to thermal instabilities , switch alone to lower clock speed. Without acknowledging you about it.

Yes, that means just that. Your processor has its peak clock now. Not a fixed, max clock, as we previously used to assume.
However, when 2 or more cores drop in the game, you will need General theory of relativity only to decribe your PC performance, and no performance per watt benchmarks doesn't still exist.
Thus, average people will know about their PC performance the same abstract way like they know about Universe evolution in the tensor terms of General Relativity. Cheers. !

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Friday, June 09, 2006

Intel cuts Pentium prices 60% on July 23rd !

Come on in Archimedes !

Will that boost Intel's sale if AMD will cut too?
NEW: AMD's cut
Look at here.

Right prediction?

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Intel shares fall again to three-year lows

Well a month ago Intel's shares had a three-year low record. Now that record is beaten.

Intel fell for the third staight day to touch a low of $17.33, a price not seen on Intel shares since April 2003. The drop comes as the company is in talks with private investors and other chip firms to sell Intel's communication-chip assets.

Why? Intel is just in front on unbeatable"new" architecture launch. Shouldn't be reversed?

"We don't own Intel," said Richard Hunter, director of research for Lighthouse Capital Management, a Houston investment firm that manages $400 million. "Intel is a really big company and it's hard to get good growth, especially when they're chained at the hip to personal computers," Hunter said.

"Where is Intel going to find growth?" asked Romeo Dator, co-manager of the U.S. Global Investors All-American Fund, which has $22 million in assets.

Hmmm. Lets think about it.
Ha! I got it !
Intel is going to find growth in Israel, where Intel started construction of world's biggest fab, that is worth some $4 Billion.
But, there is only 6 million inhabitants there and thus some 30 high end processors each year per each of them?. Well, if that small market couldn't significantly boost Intel's future growth, world wide alliance should be made to push Intel's sell and simulatenously to forbide AMD's by all means, including illegal ones. Why that? Because, all those that don't agree with previous proposal are obvious anti-semites and consequently part of terrorist supporting network. I admit, brilliant logical construction, but are the patent rights payed to US Republicans?, they previously used the logical construction above for Iraqi adventures.

What is the moral? At this moment seems that Intel runs out of customers, more likely than it runs out of production capacities. But who doesn't know US history, deserves to repeat past mistakes.
Let's look at oil through a historic analogy. Around 1850, the biggest or second-biggest industry in America was whaling. Most buildings were lit with whale oil. But in the nine years before Edwin Drake struck oil in 1859 in Pennsylvania and made kerosene ubiquitous, at least five-sixths of the whale oil–lighting market had already been lost to competing products made from coal. This was elicited by the relatively high price of whale oil as the whales got shy and scarce.
The whalers were astounded that they ran out of customers before they ran out of whales. They didn't see this coming because they hadn't added up the competitors. Oil fields can be like this today. And alas, processor business, why not?

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Thursday, June 08, 2006

Intel goes with new architecture only in 2010

But, obviously not with sunken Itanium.
When will Intel's true chips of the future arrive?

"We nominally target basically the end of the decade for the initial introduction of these technologies," Rattner said. "We may beat that in a particular instance."
So, Intel now "tries to resist the natural urge to invent something new.
It's a lesson that only cost Intel a few billion dollars to learn.

What that new architecture might show? I firmly believe only CSI and AMD's me too technology on specialized coprocessors. Too little, too late? However, until the year 2010 AMD might grab more than 50% of X86 market.!?
Except, of course, ONLY in the case that Intel's new architecture is elegantly blended into existing venerable, classic X86 one. Better, than AMD will do. Longterm, I see Itanium as an ugly balcony on the middle builiding on Intel's modern architecture picture.

On the other side, modern cylindrical building right on the picture above, that should represent what will remain from Intel's architecture in the end, unpleasantly remains me on Gemaku dome on picture left, building that the only remained on the place of first atomic explosion in Hiroshima, Japan.

On the other side, Intel new architecture would be well adopted to lower power consumption, after the world soon run out of oil and gas. Seems a lot of problems ahead. What to do? No more space for new mistakes.

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Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Price war began after Intel's sell has dropped 52% since last year

Compared with the same month a year before sales to the Americas fell 78 percent.

Intel has obviously given up on making any money on their current generation of processors and has started a price war with AMD,

We expect another profit warning from Intel, guiding Q2 sales to $7.9 billion versus a consensus of $8.4 billion, Diesen said in a note to clients. “After Intel stuffed the channels with chips in February and March, the floor fell out in April, and [PC processor] sales dropped 52 percent year-on-year,” he added.
``If you look at Intel today, it's hard to find a trace of the technology or the people that they spent more than $10 billion on,'' said Linley Gwennap, an analyst at the Linley Group in Mountain View.

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Monday, June 05, 2006

Chinese mathematicians proved Poincare conjecture

Two Chinese mathematicians, Zhu Xiping and Cao Huaidong, have put the final pieces together in the solution to the puzzle that has perplexed scientists around the globe for more than a century.

The two scientists have published a paper in the latest U.S.-based Asian Journal of Mathematics , providing complete proof of the Poincare Conjecture promulgated by French mathematician Henri Poincare in 1904.

Until its recent resolution, it was widely considered to be the most important unsolved problem in topology. It is one of the seven Millennium Prize Problems for which the Clay Mathematics Institute is offering a $1,000,000 prize for a correct solution.

Eh, oh. Once upon time American mathematicians used to prove solely almost unprovable theorems. However, that was the case only before the first oil shock in seventies. Now it is more appealing to guess and calculate rising oil prices and the interests of falling US economy.
Anyway, if only Albert Einstein might be alive, that will be entirely his proof. No one better has hided its references than he used to. By the way, above mentioned Mr. Henry Poincare was the man who invented relativity as a group property and coined himslef the term Relativity, regardless of publicity "knows" about it. Einstein somewhat later still used the term electrodynamics of moving bodies.

I admit now, the greatest modern mind might be easily Henri Poincare, a French genius, seems no one is comparable. But, alas , I am not a mathematician to give verdicts like that. Yeah and why he is virtually unknown? Two things. He died prematurely (very important condition for the mathematicians) , and secondly it was internal French matter, about the year1905, when the French Church separated from the state.

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Illuminated, vandal resistant buttons

Illuminated buttons
, vandal resistant.

Badhardware suggests its use for reset button at PC, especially for those future ones with Vista operating system. Troubled Vista would request a lot of use of reset button, in the middle of the striking game or some other important application. Normally, the first potential causalty of your angry discharge (being microsoft is unreahable at the moment) is illuminated reset button, like one on the picture left.

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Copper prices head up

Go Bush. Go. Chips and mobos need a lot of copper wires and pins.

Semiconductor companies including Advanced Micro Devices, Freescale and IBM declined to comment on the price changes in the commodities market and the potential effects on purchasing and supply chain practices.

Are we heading to Copper age again ?

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Sunday, June 04, 2006

VIA C7M: 1,5 1,8 and 2Ghz

Yet another trouble for Intel's Merom core solo? This time from VIA C7M 479 pin processor.
VIA C7M at 1,5Ghz consumes only 12W max. !

Smallest mobile processor with unmatched security features and unbeatable performance/power profile takes centre stage at key industry events

VIA Technologies, Inc, a developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today launched the VIA C7-M mobile processor at the VIA Technology Forum 2006, with compact notebooks exemplifying the 'Simply Mobile' lifestyle featured on the VIA booth at Computex 2006.

Specifically designed for the rapid-growth mobile segments of mainstream and thin and light notebooks and ultra portable devices, the VIA C7-M boasts a winning formula of superb power consumption and management for longer battery life, all the performance required for all the popular digital media and productivity applications with speeds of up to 2.0GHz, and an unrivalled suite of security features integrated directly onto the processor die for easy and practical deployment of high-end security functionality.

The VIA C7 processor combines exceptionally low power consumption with a host of unique technologies to maintain cool running and extend battery life. The enhanced VIA PowerSaver technology combines superior power management through defining intelligent power stage changes with ultra low power levels in sleep mode, while the advanced 90nm system-on-insulator (SOI) process allows unprecedented levels of integration within the tiny 30mm2 processor die, permitting performance scalability and considerable feature additions while maintaining the signature low power draw of VIA processors.

About the VIA C7-M Mobile Processor
The VIA C7-M processor is based on the advanced VIA CoolStream(TM) architecture of the 'Esther' core that minimizes power consumption within an ultra compact die while optimizing performance, making it an ideal solution for a wide range of mobile systems, from extra slim personal laptops to mainstream corporate notebooks. Consuming as little as 100mW (0.1W) idle power and a maximum thermal design power (TDP) of around 20 watts at 2.0GHz, the VIA C7-M processor also features VIA PowerSaver technology to reduce processor power draw by as much as 50% to further extend battery life. With its low profile nanoBGA2 package measuring just 21mm x 21mm, the VIA C7-M has only minimal active cooling requirements to enable designs with thinner and smaller components, reducing notebook weight and thickness.

Initially available at speeds of 1.5GHz+, the VIA C7-M processor comprises a host of performance features such as StepAhead(TM) Advanced Branch Prediction, sixteen pipeline stages, support for SSE2 and the advanced SSE3 multimedia 3D instruction sets, a full-speed Floating Point Unit (FPU) and an efficiency-enhanced 128KB full-speed exclusive L2 cache with 32-way associativity for memory optimization. Coupled with one of the VIA C-Series digital media chipsets, the VIA C7-M processor provides smooth playback of digital video and audio, and offers exceptional memory and peripheral support. The unique TwinTurbo PLL implementation acts like automatic transmission, permitting smooth transition between activity states to within one clock cycle, to ensure always-on service and minimize latency.

To enhance the confidentiality, integrity, and authenticity of electronic data for mobile users on the go, the VIA C7-M has augmented the industry-leading on-die hardware cryptographic acceleration features within the VIA PadLock(TM) Hardware Security Suite, adding SHA-1 and SHA-256 hashing for secure message digests for data integrity, and a hardware based Montgomery Multiplier supporting key sizes up to 32K in length to accelerate public key cryptography, such as RSA(TM), to the world's best random number generator (RNG) and AES Encryption Engine in the previous processor generation. The VIA C7 also provides execute protection (NX), providing protection from malicious software such as worms and viruses, and is used in Microsoft® Windows® XP with SP2. Integrating security directly onto the processor die ensures speeds and efficiency many times that available in software, yet with negligible impact on processor performance.

In the end let me ask, If VIA is able to make it in SOI, why not AMD?
Lowest power per instruction in industry.

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Three Mile Island Nuke guard playing video game fails to see inspector

PHILADELPHIA — A security guard at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant was so absorbed in playing a hand-held video game that he failed to see an inspector approach during a surprise inspection, the agency said.

"The issue is not the guard's use of the video game," Kathleen McGinty, secretary of the environmental agency, said in a statement.

"The real issue is that his complete absorption in the game distracted him from noticing the repeated approach of our inspector. And that shows why this procedure needs to be changed and these video games disallowed," she said.

Hmmm. Perhaps it is justified, depending on the game that has been playing in the critical moment?. Who can say now that we have no more killer applications?
Perhaps guard just played unresistible arcade game Nuke from The Simpsons ?
Please note that Three Mile Island, located about 10 miles southeast of Harrisburg, was the site of the nation's worst nuclear accident when a partial meltdown occurred in 1979. During Carter administration.

Anyway, Go Bush. Ban all games. They are, as was shown, extremely dangerous.

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Saturday, June 03, 2006

New Exodus: Intel goes to Israel, AMD jumps into the USA

What the hell happens? Jews know the best when ship is sinking and always abandon first, after God's order? However, on X86 market, Intel processor TMs are probably not the 10 commandments anymore, but quite possible only 10 core Government recommendations, though that might seem unholy to many computer brethens, after the latest antimonopoly law suit against Intel, raised by AMD.

Recently, a famous US patriotic company named Intel TM , made a deal for a supermodern 45nm semiconductor fab in Kiryat Gat Israel, worth some $3,5 Billion. That unique place offers so much sand arround needed for semiconductor production that no one in this world is comparable. Beside, it is the whole 50km apart from Gaza, the Palestinian concentration camp (famous for terrorism), that might be abolute sure from any terroristic treat. That move is simply brilliant, which one terrorist would expect such a big target in its immediate neighborhood?

However, being unbeatable US patriotic company, Intel will close 16000 working places world around (still with majority in the US), to be able to open some 4000 working places in Israel. That will however boost Israel's budget sufficit (this year $1,7B) and boost US budget deficit (this year the biggest in USA history). Just as would be expected from any US patriotic company to do.

Simulataneously, there is an AMD's lawsuit against Intel on monopoly and antitrust law breaking.
However, Intel reponded with unbetable argumentation: Intel is US company contarary to AMD who has fabs in US antipatriotic Germany. Thus, what is more natural, for US company like Intel to have a natural monopoly in the US. Really , I admit argument is unbeatable. The only problem , as I see, was that soon after that claim Intel announced lay off of 16000 people, and took a new exodus to promised land Israel. However, antipatriotic AMD, beside its new fab expansion in Germany, announced investments of $3,5 for a new fab. In Israel too, having no better place in the whole world for semiconductor production investment?
NO. In the USA. In New York precisely, known for extremely strong jewish community !!.
Let me conclude. Patriotic company Intel shuts down operations in the USA and invests in Israel.
Anti patriotic company AMD invests the same sum of money in the USA. Something is seems wrong in that logic? No, not at all. We are living in the age of Big Brother, where is valid only Orwellian inversed logic: Slavery is freedom, War is peace , etc.
Just reverse its meaning, and you will get the real truth.

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Friday, June 02, 2006

AMD gets 4 wheels drive and new Hound engine this year

More on AMD's new core H at HKEPC and adaptive supercomputing at tgdaily. That would enable AMD to conquire 30% of server market this year. Almost 10% more than initially planned !

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