Monday, December 31, 2007
Happy New Year !
To the three leading independent hardware reporting sites. Names are odious, but they will recognize them self. I mean their objective style on hardware reporting.
What will happen in 2008, from 1908 perspective?
For your info in the year 2007 there were some 3B mobile devices worldwide. And some 6B of people. Pretty close to definition of everyone.
The New Year on alien planet !
10 times bigger telescope should see Earth size planets around another stars?
Well, provided that those planets are frequent in the Cosmos.
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Intel's Poulson delayed indefinitely !
3 brilliant processor in the same year? Do you fill that onla one really good was quite enough to kill AMD? Once forever. Or something there just isn't so brilliant. Like Poulson architecture.
Intel delays again !
OMG Intel's TLB bugged too ! ! !
However, "independent" journalists somehow forgot to stress it. And Intel's VM inexplicably stalls. :)
Anyway please a very frequent use of No Fix item in a breakthrough product.
And finally, there are errors in the Char also TLB-Bug (AX47), which, like AMD's TLB-Bug, though under rare scenarios "should occur, and for which there is a workaround by BIOS.
We should prepare to live with TLB bugs "under rare conditions" forever. Right?
Intel's corporate strategy is to invest in journalists not in a boring B3 like bugs taming.
And why should do it? There is a BIOS workaround. To work around 6MB L3.
And that moves power consumption significantly down. Right? :)
AMD goes triple core first. In March 2008.
AMD Phenomen(al) troubles
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
The Queen Youtubed !
Two years ago, she famously confessed to never having even used a computer, but now Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is keen to show the world that she is in step with the times. To prove it, she's become the first monarch to have her own YouTube channel.
By the way, we should remember that The Queen coronation in 1953 was the first direct TV broadcast event in UK. Actually the first such event at all, because at that time VCR of any kind simply didn't exist. Seems that nasty computers were just a dark learning episode in the Queen Earthly life. God save the Queen !
Hehe, AMD K10 become glorious, literally !
Finally, a truth on bad hardware
With some Phenom 9900 eng. sample benchies. However, one question is urgent: Is AMD 45nm delayed too?
Monday, December 24, 2007
Marry Biometric Christmas Big Brother !
$1 Billion Project to Include Images of Irises and Faces
There are 900,000 federal, state and local law enforcement officers who can query the fingerprint database today, they said.
Civil liberties? Are you kidding? Face your future slaves. Down.
Now AMD delays because of Intel's delays?
Ha ha ha.
They are competitors in delaying or all of this is ridiculous?
We are eagerly waiting for the next Intel's move. Let me guess. Might it be yet another delay?
On Energy Dissipation In General Purpose Microprocessors
Abstract—In this paper we investigate possible ways to improve the energy ef ciency of a general purpose microprocessor. We show that the energy of a processor depends on its performance, so we chose the energy-delay product to compare different processors. To improve the energy-delay product we explore methods of reducing energy consumption that do not lead to performance loss (i.e., wasted energy), and explore methods to reduce delay by exploiting instruction level parallelism. We found that careful design reduced the energy dissipation by almost 25%. Pipelining can give approximately a 2 improvement in energy-delay product. Superscalar issue, however, does not improve the energy-delay product any further since the overhead required offsets the gains in performance. Further improvements will be hard to come by since a large fraction of the energy (50–80%) is dissipated in the clock network and the on-chip memories. Thus, the efficiency of processors will depend more on the technology being used and the algorithm chosen by the programmer than the micro-architecture.
Energy Dissipation In General Purpose Microprocessors
IEEE JOURNAL OF SOLID-STATE CIRCUITS, VOL. 31, NO. 9, SEPTEMBER 1996
Let me conclude: How Intel will save energy at Yorkfield's 12MB of L3? No way, so they decided to copycat AMD as soon as with Nehalem, unlicenced copy of Barcelona.
Beside, I had no idea that energy efficiency of X86 say depends on software and benchmarks used. Is that why we have recently "only selected" benchmarks allowed?
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Intel unable to compete AMD with 45nm quad core prices ! ! !
I knew this might happen. 12 MB L3 and 150W TDP (design collateral damages) for only $ 1,5K. The sale will be brisked, so Intel will not be able to satisfy demand. :)
Beside, Intel is crusified at 3.2 GHz clock after its TDP of 150W. In their unbeatable 1000 times lower power consumption high-k 45nm process. So, 400 Mhz of clock rise costed Yorkfield some hefty $1000. Nice future outlook. Seems nothing better before Nehalem. Beside, why should Intel deliver in the end copycat like Nehalem, if Yorkfiekd is a good and perspective processor? Think about it.
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Intel in serious troubles with the Yorkfield FSB !!!!
1. Throw X38 based mobos in can (and all their investment too)
2. Or, Intel to postpone Yorkfield 2 months until those incompatible, ill fated X38 mobos are sold.
The second option is just what is happening. Until then, AMD will ready Phenoms at 2,6 GHz and 2,4Ghz. Hard match is ahead.
Yorkfield at 2,83 Ghz against the AMD at 2,6Ghz.
And The Inquirer found no competition at Intel?
In this race Yorkfield might be slightly better in performance, but AMD's 65nm (and yield) is quite mature and prices will go down and down. However, the same design choice (huge caches) that drives Intel performance up, will drive its factory prices up too. In that situation will be hard for Intel to compete AMD. Not to mention market niches where Intel has no the answer like 3 core one.
Microsoft pushes customers to pay for unusable DRAM !
The reason? They were so slow and so unreliable, the downgrade was the only choice. HP representative informed us that 1GB of DRAM those lapotops had installed, is not recommended Vista's MINIMUM memory size.
Their proposed solution? 4GB of DRAM upgrade and Vista SP1. Then, many things will go faster and better.
Nice, but seems STILL twice slower than the same hardwer under XP+SP3. Right?.
Beside, 32bit Vista is unable to recognize more than 3GB of memory !
How to use all my installed, but partially unusable DRAM? To install 64bit Vista, significantly slower?.
And all the necessary patches. Then you will finally get great, slow, DRAM upgradable Vista system.
But hmmm, do you need it at all?
X86 computer on a chip
1,5 Ghz and 1GB of DRAM. Who needs more? Intel will add in a 2 -3 years coin sized 8 GB SSD to finally get a fully functional palm top size general purpose X86 computer .
Friday, December 21, 2007
83 HP notebooks killed
However, some are already patched.
Thursday, December 20, 2007
AMD survived -15% operating margin in last 4 quarters !
Vaporware of year, 9 years ago: Windows NT Wins
All the similarities with Vista are of course intentional.
XP with SP3 is more than twice as fast as the Vista SP1 !!
SP3 update is the size of only 70MB, but not before H1 2008.
Stright back into the future.
School claims it was largest human-power computation in history
School claims it was largest human-power computation in history.
I suggest further power efficiency improvement. Or entirely new class of computing.
To use horses instead of people for power generation. Human work for that kind of work seems to me a bit Orwellian.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
And the winner for the Lie of 2007 is The Inquirer
Once distinguished computer site, is the winner of the Great 2007 Lie Award.
Here is their Award winning headline:
Intel to delay 45nm quads - report, No competition
Intel has already notified its partners that it will push back the launch of the three CPUs to February or March next year. The three CPUs that Intel plans to delay are the Core 2 Quad Q9300, Q9450 and Q9550, added the sources.
BADHARDWARE's Award Committee speech:
1. The Inquirer found bad news at badhardware long time ago.
2. Intel is in yield troubles with 45nm and high-k high end processors as badhardware reported
3. AMD touched the bottom, and Intel didn't kill it. Revenge will follow.
4. The Inquirer reported in 2003 that Intel DELAYS further Pentium speed improvements
The last holdup that Intel faced for a major desktop processor launch came during an intense clock-speed battle with chip rival AMD, when Intel announced and then recalled its 1.13GHz Pentium III.
The Inq reason? The same one like now, no competition. Hahaha. What later happened with Pentium, and its competitiveness you know. Later became known that Intel secretly and in a hurry has developed new Core Duo architecture at that moment.
Almost the same situation is now. The only difference is that Nehalem being so late is no more so secret project.
P.S. What about lies of Mr. Bush? Well, he is out of competition, simply because he has no competition.
Future Disneyland or Disneyland of the future ?
50 years after Disney envisions , we got in reality only melting glaciers . Seems he didn't make prior energy bill for his vision of the future. Ironically, US highways government strategy the first envisioned father of Nobel prize winner Al Gore, who the first envisioned what his father actually did.
What I envision more clever is that in the future information should run and people stay at home. Alas, my son soon realized that Internet servers already started to melt glaciers too (thanks to Xeon inside).
Free lunch is still not invented, but anyway that should be without any doubt the biggest invention of all times.
What we actually need are info highways based on reversible computers. And when those will start to crunch?
Hmmm, eh, weeeell, .... say in 50 years.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Americans dependant to deficit
Projections show that by 2070, total Government expenditures are projected to be 50 percent of GDP. Such levels of expenditures have only been witnessed once before,during World War II .
By the way, The Cost Of Bush: $32 Trillion translates into a current burden of about $175,000 per American
The Brits addicted to computer !
Third of their average life, even without irresistible Vista gadgets still applied on their displays???
Sign of the Beast?
Intel fails with 32nm generation ! !
Seems that world would be locked a lot of time in 45nm. TIC, TOC, TIC, TOC ?. My ass tic toc soon.
The Free Lunch Is Over: 4 x 3GHz < < 12 GHz
This article appeared in Dr. Dobb's Journal, 30(3), March 2005.
What has changed in the past three years? Seems nothing.
X86 platforms are simply late. AMD as a fore runner in the field is late some 6 months.
Intel is late a year behind AMD. Microsoft is late with Vista. ANd no one even tried to optimize and integrate multi core hardware and software as a mainstream event, taking in account compatibility problems.
Thus, what will really change until 2012 ? Seems nothing.
A few rare classes of applications are naturally parallelizable, but most aren’t. Even when you know exactly where you’re CPU-bound, you may well find it difficult to figure out how to parallelize those operations; all the most reason to start thinking about it now
Monday, December 17, 2007
Sun's Rock in H1 2009
Bad Hardware 2007 choice is tadaaam Vista !
AMD offers quad cores for dual core price ! ! ! !
That’s right! With effect from Monday 17th December you will be able to harness Quad-Core Power at a traditionally Dual-Core price!"
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Intel's 45nm suckers
Some 15% max. That will enable Intel to push its clock some 7-10% up from the current generation.
That means in the whole next year Intel will move its performance max 7-10%. Or its clock from current 3 GHz to 3,3Ghz. AT the same time, AMD will move up from current 2,4 Ghz for the same value 10% plus IPC improvements enabled by B3 revision. And with additional IPC in 45nm Shanghai. Year 2008 is obviously AMD's. Regardless of all stories.
Intel 45nm DT CPU Pricing ( 1Ku ) Q1, 2008
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Exclusive: Benchmarks of 2,6 Ghz AMD Phenom 9900
See the benchies themself here. BEING still revision B2 Phenom 9900 is performance comparable to Intel QX6800 at 2,66 Ghz. In B3 revision, Phenom 9950 should be comparable to QX at 3,2 Ghz and at the approximately same TDP.
Bad hardware thing at Phenom 9900? At 1,3+V applied, TDP is 140W .
Thus, no chance for anything faster, before, you guess Phenom serie 10 000 in 45nm, the next year.
Bottom message: Never try to use at Intel processors program chunks size of 256KB (or larger). You will get a sudden drop of performance of 100%. That is why new Intel multicore is performed miserable in supercomputing applications.
Is Microsoft Hyper-V a VMware Killer?
Let me remind you. All you can squeaze out from future AMD Shanghai and Intel Nehalem multi core processor is based on virtual computing. One server board might contain 4 or 8 independent OS instances, you previosly needed 8 separate cases. That could save a lot of polar bear lifes. Right?
I mean: Asian datacenter energy use to double by 2010
The region excluding Japan will require electricity equal to output from two new 1,000-megawatt power plants by 2010 to run datacenters.
With a new 45nm high-k, Intel introduces new problems too!
Mizry mentioned new high-k defect types that must be reduced or eliminated in the name of transistor reliability, including those elusive oxygen vacancies, and in true Intel fashion he announced their suppression.
Bigger chip area, more of those vacancies and ... complex Yorkfield is delayed !!!. That is what actually happens.
Guess is this a part of Vista application software ?
The documentation for the Delete function says the file should be specified with a full path but in fact it must be specified with a full path, like so:
Friday, December 14, 2007
AMD's latest roadmap
Finally, a truth on bad hardware. Shanghai is improved core K10.5 with better IPC, larger L3, made in 45nm . Not bad. More promising seems a hope that big swallow named Barcelona is finally digested.
Revolutionary Sound DRAM
By the way,
Does anybody remembers mercury sound delay memory lines? Seems we are back in the future.
AMD Humbles Itself Before Wall Street, Adds Roadmap Details
Though market share remains the same.
AMD also said that it will launch "Montreal," a quad-core server processor, in 2009.
This announcement makes K10.5 core more likely in 2009 than in 2008.
AMD will be profitable by Q3 next year.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
AMD shares deep down
Sun Niagara 2 open sourced !!
With all its 8 cores.
AMD is looking for a new President ?
Dirk wouldn't pay 3 times more for ATI than it is worth?
Perhaps some other hard questions?
AMD is looking for FEOL 45nm high-k engineer
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
AMD to announce high-k 45nm K10.5 core in H2 2008 ?
With a grain of salt we should take this and IBM's decision on High-k only at 32nm node in 2009.
On the other side, yet another delay sequel might definitely bury AMD itself.
I think less radical approach will evolve. With K10.5 somewhere in 2009.
Intel's X38 and X48 chipsets comparison
Microsoft Releases Office 2007 SP1, XP SP3 Release Candidate to the Public
According to the Office 2007 SP1 whitepaper [DOC], Microsoft took steps to enhance its productivity suite in the areas of stability, performance and security.
Iranian are even worse than we suspected ?
And Intelligence Services are better than we expected. They even sometimes tell as the truth. Click on the pic to enlarge it. Iranians smuggled AMD processors for supercomputers? They hadn't choice. Intel's Yorkfield is delayed, and beside made in Israel. ANd for their computer they had use the best procesors. And everyone now knows who is the best. Beside, it is pretty hard to stop someone to buy 216 processors at 216 different locations. Right?
The Government is however careful more than expected, censoring Iraq invasion Wiki article. Why?
Because Iranians are quite close to Iraq. And Government can't allow unsecured web talks.
So, the GOvernment revision was made in 2005 but has only come to light now, that software can tell who has been attempting to mess with your mind on Wackypedia.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
BAD King Pentium is dead, long live the King
At 2,2 Ghz. Man, I thought for a moment this must be the year 2200, error 2002 , not 2007/8 !
Let me be stright. Pentium at 2,2 Ghz was a good, efficient processor. The problem is in the year. 6 years passed and Intel has nothing better to offer ? Soon we will see dual and triple core Phenoms at 2.2 Ghz and at very low prices. Intel actually does now what AMD will do with Phenom in 45nm. But without TLB bug bonus. By the way, I write this using the almost 5 years old Celeron at 2,4 Ghz. Gosh. But, this new product must be for the customers born in 1995. They don't know too much. Right?
Naked pictures of all the Intel's Royal family members are exposed here.
AMD taped out 45nm parts !
BADHARDWARE: Good. January samples are mature alpha revision. Soon after B0 will follow, and after B3 experience in 65nm, 45 nm B1. However, I am not sure that AMD will ever again try to announce B1 revision, like it did with Barcelona. Let me conclude, 45nm B2 is in H2 2008. Just as AMD promised.
Probably in September 2008. And it should be Barcelona 65nm shrink. No new experiments, no new complexities. Perhaps only new, lower prices. Because 45nm processor area is almost half of the 65nm one.
Singapore will use Gigabit Internet in 5 years
I am now satisfied with 100 Kbps. Think in terms about 10 000 times lower value. What would you do with 10 bps ? Morse telegraphy. That way would look like my current connection in 5 years.
From the Singapore perspective.
Intel delays 3.2 Ghz Yorkfild !
And will keep it forever at 3.2 Ghz , after its melting 150W TDP. Obviously, 2008 is not Intel's year.
And will not offer anything else new until Nehalem. Until then Intel should have very bad moments in price/performance war against the AMD.
Monday, December 10, 2007
Microsoft manager arrested
Former Microsoft Program Manager Carolyn Gudmundson has been charged with 11 counts of wire fraud and seven counts of mail fraud related to a complex reimbursement scheme she had set up, resulting in her making almost $1 million in fraudulent funds.
During her time as Program Manager for Microsoft's MSN Division, Gudmundson was responsible for the registration and maintenance of domain names for both Microsoft and travel site Expedia. According to the US Attorney's Office for the Western District of Washington, Gudmundson had a three-part scheme in order to defraud Microsoft. Since she was authorized to use her personal credit card to pay for Microsoft's domain names and submit requests for reimbursement from the company, she altered receipts to show higher prices than what she had actually paid and included those in her expense reports. Gudmundson also submitted invoices to Expedia for domains that had already been paid for through an agreement between Microsoft and Expedia.
BADHARDWARE: What has been doing Microsoft Money finance tracking program all the time? Not good enough?
IBM and AMD will switch to high-K at 32nm node
Moving disk 50 years ago
Saturday, December 08, 2007
Vista SP1 brings ExFAT with 16 Exabytes of address space
Drug dealer sells US Labs nuclear secrets on USB stick
2006 a drug dealer was allegedly found with a USB stick containing data on nuclear weapons tests.
Los Alamos has a checkered security history, having suffered a sequence of embarrassing breaches in recent years. In August of this year, it was revealed that the lab had released sensitive nuclear research data by email, while in 2006 a drug dealer was allegedly found with a USB stick containing data on nuclear weapons tests.
"This appears to be a new low, even drug dealers can get classified information out of Los Alamos,"
This aspect of ultimate NAtional security should be stressed by President Bush in his state of the Onion address.
Friday, December 07, 2007
Holy s..., Intel's buggy Yorkfield delayed to February
Apparently the "integrity" of the FSB frequency is not satisfactory and may even cause crashes.
However, Intel's shares, 52 week highest still doesn't crash.
Seems that both price war competitors are completely exhausted in all aspects:
profits, performance, stability, prices, authenticity. That was actually BADHARDWARE
goal. Now, I can reveal why. Because I can't look at healthy, rich hardware billionairs.
I actually want their blood and tears, their suffers, just as we ordinary users suffer using
their products. Now, they will exactly know what their users want and needs. And should
be more sensitive in the future.
However, if you want to see what the bug is, wait unti Nehalem arrive.
Thursday, December 06, 2007
AMD TDP is out of control, but there is a solution !
Lets call 79% of TDP ACP. And it nicely fit in current thermal envelopes.
This explains why AMD is going to require a horrible 140W TDP for the 2.6GHz Phenoms, and suggests continuing severe 65nm process problems for AMD. Their parts are literally burning up as they approach 2.6GHz.
Details on Phenom TLB patched performance !
| ||No TLB patch||TLB patch|
|Sandra cache and memory bandwidth||6527||5932||9.6%|
|Sandra memory bandwidth - FPU||5403||3650||38.7%|
|Sandra memory bandwidth - ALU||5401||3648||38.7%|
|CPU-Z memory access latency||63||99||44.4%|
|WorldBench - Microsoft Office 2003 SP-1||371||399||7.3%|
|WorldBench - Adobe Photoshop CS2||521||595||13.3%|
|WorldBench - Firefox||298||536||57.1%|
|WorldBench - Microsoft Windows Media Encoder 9.0||248||272||9.2%|
|WorldBench - WinZip 10||305||321||5.1%|
|picCOLOR overall score||9.74||7.21||29.9%|
|Valve Source engine particle simulation benchmark||62||55||12.0%|
|Valve VRAD map build time||182||191||4.8%|
|SiSoft Sandra Multimedia Integer x16||130697||130648||0.04%|
|SiSoft Sandra Multimedia Floating Point x8||169434||169373||0.04%|
|Total average difference||19.3%|
|Average difference without memory subsystem tests||13.9%|
Phenom B2 Firefox is phenomenally 47% slower?
As we've reported elsewhere, AMD does plan to fix the TLB erratum with a new revision of its quad-core chip due some time in mid-to-late Q1 of 2008. Once the new revision is available, the Phenom 9500 and 9600 will be replaced by the 9550 and 9650, with the -50 suffix denoting the updated silicon and higher performance. Most users will want to wait until those new Phenom models are available before paying full price for a Phenom processor or a system based on one.
However, Barcelona should be in a fixed B3 revision in January.