Monday, March 31, 2008

Intel's 45nm stalled too. Tic - tic - tic - tic ..

Seems with insufficient toc.
Hmmm, that reminds me something.
I have seen the same problem back in 1973. Russians started their TI clone chips production and in the middle of cold war sent to Ted Bucy , then TI CEO, their chip samples with a message attached : We make them already, why you wouldn't sell them to us?
He quckly replied in a cold blood: If you make them ENOUGH, just keep going. Good luck.

Intel's I/O stalled !!

"IO," said one manager of a major datacentre, is the great big bottleneck. He said that AMD blades performed better by between 10 and 50 per cent in his corporation, and he'd asked Intel over and over again when it would deliver this kind of throughput. If it can't produce chipsets, who can, he asked.

Badhardware has warned people on this dark side of Intel's hardware (AMD's Opteron is immune to this thanks to HT). And the obvious congestion cause at Intel is prehistoric FSB customized for single processor personal computer:

Intel FSB(Front Side Bus)Intel QuickPath Interconnect(QPI)
TopologyShared BusPoint to Point Link
Physical Bus Width(bits)6420
Data Transfer Width(bits)6416
Requires Side-band SignalsYesNo
Total Number of Pins15084
Clock Per Bus11
Embedded ClockNoNo
Bus DirectionBi-directionalUni-directional

We will wait *WWW) almost the whole year to see QPI and Nehalem delivered by Intel. However, being B3 BArcelona revision is ready now, AMD delivers it . Is delivering NOW.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Yahoo! HP and Computational Research Laboratories to Collaborate on Advanced Distributed Computing Research

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Mar 24, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO), a leading global Internet company, and Computational Research Laboratories (CRL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Sons Limited, today announced an agreement to jointly support cloud computing research. As part of the agreement, CRL will make available to researchers one of the world's top five supercomputers that has substantially more processors than any supercomputer currently available for cloud computing research.

This effort is the first of its kind in terms of the size and scale of the machine, and the first in making available a supercomputer to academic institutions in India. The Yahoo!/CRL effort is intended to leverage CRL's expertise in high performance computing and Yahoo!'s technical leadership in Apache Hadoop, an open source distributed computing project of the Apache Software Foundation, to enable scientists to perform data-intensive computing research on a 14,400 processor supercomputer.

Called the EKA, CRL's supercomputer is ranked the fourth fastest supercomputer in the world - it has 14,400 processors, 28 terabytes of memory, 140 terabytes of disks, a peak performance of 180 trillion calculations per second (180 teraflops), and sustained computation capacity of 120 teraflops for the LINPACK benchmark. Of the top ten supercomputers in the world, EKA is the only supercomputer funded by the private sector and is available for use on commercial terms. EKA is expected to run the latest version of Hadoop and other state-of-the-art, Yahoo!-supported, open-source distributed computing software such as the Pig parallel programming language developed by Yahoo! Research.

BAD HARDWARE: Ok, let see.


HP StorageWorks Scalable File Share delivers up to 100 times more bandwidth when compared to Network File System (NFS), the current de facto standard for sharing files across a network.

Processor Intel EM64T Xeon 53xx (Clovertown) 3000 MHz (12 GFlops) !

System peak is 180 GFlops.

120 TFLOPS, 4th in the world.

Its strategy against the network congestion is mathematical discipline called projective geometry, keeping faults located in blades, and not blocking the whole supercomputer or requesting application checkpoints for recovery (and system resource hogging too).

Friday, March 28, 2008

After logon problems Heathrow in chaos

Ah, those nasty passwords.

`The shambles we have seen at Terminal 5 is yet another depressing chapter for the U.K.'s crumbling transport system,'' David Frost, Director General of the British Chamber of Commerce, said by e-mail. ``This is a PR disaster at a time when London and the U.K. are positioning themselves as global players.''

Thursday, March 27, 2008

AMD delivers dirty cheap three and quad cores !

The AMD Phenom X3 8400 (2.1GHz) and 8600 (2.3GHZ) triple-core processors are the first processors that use three cores. This is expected to allow AMD to target price-performance points that two- and four-core processors can't easily match. "The value proposition is simple. Three cores versus two cores. You make the choice," said Pat Moorehead, VP of Advanced Marketing at AMD. "When you've maxed out your two cores...(this is an) extra core to do background tasks," he said.

That is exactly what poor man needs.
The drawback? Don't expect clock will exceed 2,4Ghz anytime soon.

Solving Rubic cube with quad core PC in only 25 moves

Well, what for? You can solve cube in some 30 moves by hand. :)
Oh, let me remind you: theoretical limit to solve Rubic cube is 23 moves!
What will you need for that achievement?
Supercomputer I suppose?

Japan goes to 4th wireless generation.


Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Clothing Of The Future - Clothing in The Year 2000

Finally, a truth on bad clothing.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Intel's ray tracing review


Intel Go Parallel Videos

Monday, March 24, 2008

Don't link to child porn ... or

You know already. But, what is the next in the don't link sequel?:
Don't link to terrorism, don't link to communism, don't link to antisemitism, and finally don't link to democracy honey pot or blogs pot or ... Orwell's 1984.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Bush destroyed tapes before 2003, and grilled later disks

Nothing of the emails left seems to the future say democrat President.

"When workstations are at the end of their lifecycle and retired ... the hard drives are generally sent offsite to another government entity for physical destruction," the White House said in a sworn declaration filed with U.S. Magistrate Judge John Facciola.

It is nice to be White House hardware supplier. They change, seems workstations so frequently.
P.S. How the hell they made it?

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Sony announces 24.6 Megapixels full frame sensor

Expect full frame Alpha 900 camera in September. What about its performance? I admit a lot of pixels in a full frame sensors. Now, the pixels are smaller and its sensitivity too. That means perhaps unexpectedly a lot of noise at ISO 3200 aperture, not to mention higher. Except Sony found the way to circumvent this hard choice. If not, it might be lower price camera. Welcomed anyway, at the monopolized full frame camera market.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Intel's confident follies: Why the CPU is better than GPU

Why, hmmmm? Because Intel has the monopoly in CPU, not the GPU processor segment?
And Intel and NVidia are on the main collision course?

Dual core gets dual fan. Neat.

Lets try guess how many fans might have triple core or quad core processors.
I see in my weird visions a front page commercial:
Our mighty triple fan processor blows up the competition to nowhere!.

Future PC will get vector core processor

Say Intel's Sandy Bridge in 2010. For now it is only on the drawing boards. In 1976 vector processor was used only in Cray 1 supercomputer for scientific purposes. Is our future scientific or what? Anyway, after 2010 all processors will use integrated vector coprocessor core. Good, though 34 years later. However, better ever than never. Right?

Thursday, March 20, 2008

ORL will install Exaflops computer in 10 years

By the end of 2008, ORNL will deploy the Cray XT5 supercomputer, which is a 1 petaflops leadership-class system for science. And by 2018, the lab expects to have an exaflops system in place, which would be a thousand times faster than the petaflops Cray system.

Room temperature superconductor found !!!

Here. Though, requires high pressure applied.

AMD layoffs 5%

B3 is seems finally fine.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Futurist writer Arthur C. Clarke, 90, die

Space Odyssey will live forever. Amen.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Huge size of memory that browsers use !

Laptop border quide

If you travel across national borders, it's time to customs-proof your laptop.

Customs officials have been stepping up electronic searches of laptops at the border, where travelers enjoy little privacy and have no legal grounds to object. Laptops and other electronic devices can be seized without reason, their contents copied, and the hardware returned hours or even weeks later.

For MS Outlook solid state disk is slower than hard disk !

A Dell representative declined to comment on failure rates or returns. However, Dell is admitting that current flash-based drives can exhibit worse performance on some applications where data is exchanged in small packed sizes, and one of those applications is Microsoft Outlook. "An SSD (solid state drive) can be slower than a traditional hard drive" on Outlook, the representative said.

New World Disorder !

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Financial firms face a "new world order" after a weekend fire sale of Bear Stearns (nyse: BSC - news - people ) and the Federal Reserve's first emergency weekend meeting since 1979, research firm CreditSights said in a report Monday.

AMD to increase Phenom clock soon !

Intel announces vector engine add in for 32nm

For 32nm Sandy Bridge processor precisely. And don 't confuse it with AMD SSE5.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Vista SP1 tips up
Vista Service pack toilet roll.

Seems that Service pack 1 finally arrived.

Ultimate bad hardware scheme : A - bomb !

That one hit Hiroshima. And Nagasaki too.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Tri cores for the price of two


426M PCs will be sold in the YEAR 2012 ALONE


Thursday, March 13, 2008

Bush flight plans at Internet public disposal

Well, seems that national security had hit the highest heights:

FLIGHT plans for a US presidential visit and other top-secret information have mistakenly appeared on a small British town's tourism website.

E-mails containing the material were meant to go to the US airbase at RAF Mildenhall, Suffolk, via its website, the BBC reports.

But instead they went to a town tourism website which had a similar address.

The USAF said it had sent out an e-mail advising contacts, family and friends of airmen based at the site to use the correct address.

Gary Sinnott, of Mildenhall, set up the website "" in the late 1990s to promote the town.

But by 2001 he was starting to get hundreds of e-mails meant for people at the airbase.

Flight plans

The e-mails included jokes, spam, personal information and military information.

He said he contacted the base a number of times, but officials told him not to worry about it.

But on one occasion, he said, when he told an official at the base about receiving information about presidential flight plans, the official "went nuts".

"That kind of information is not meant to be passed out to Joe Public," Mr Sinnott said.

He added that another e-mail he received was about US "military procedures and tactics".

"It had the notice 'Destroy by any means to prevent capture'," he said.

Mr Sinnott has now decided to take his website down to avoid getting these messages.

A spokesman for the USAF said: "In 2004, The 100 Communication Squadron advised Mr Sinnott to block unrecognizable addresses from his domain and have an auto-reply sent reminding people of the official Mildenhall domain."

Woman on toilet 2 years hospitalized


I am on my PC for 8 years continuously , and nobody cares !

HAL, err. Rascal open the hell doors !

Finally, a truth on bad malware.

Rascals is based on a core theorem proving engine that deduces results (proves theorems) about the world after pattern-matching its current situation against its knowledge base. Each proven theorem then initiates a response by virtue of having a synthetic character speak and/or move in the virtual world.

The next milestone for the group will be passing the avatar version of the Turing test in October 2008, when EMPAC officially opens. The Rascals-powered synthetic character will carry on a conversation with human-controlled avatars, perhaps without the humans noticing the difference, and thus passing the Turing test.

Japan investigates Ipod chest explosions

Japan investigates possible iPod defect

AMD ships Phenom B3 revision !!!

And here.

Phenom 9600 (B2 Stepping) - TLB Fix Disabled 1348 KB/s
AMD Phenom 9600 (B2 Stepping) - TLB Fix Enabled 367 KB/s
AMD Phenom B3 @ 2.3GHz 1357 KB/s

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

IBM's creativity building creatively burnt

In 1957, IBM built a complex in San Jose that was different from the grimy Industrial Age factories and offices then closing in East Coast cities. Its open, campus-like feeling was so representative of America's technical prowess and creative spark that U.S. officials included a tour of it as part of Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev's 1959 visit. Last weekend, IBM Building 25, as it's known, burned down.

Intel's solid state disks 80 - 160GB, Q2

March 11, 2008 (Computerworld) Intel Corp. today confirmed that it is close to unveiling a new line of solid-state drives for laptop and notebook PCs that will feature a storage capacity up to 160GB.

An Intel spokesman said that the chip maker will introduce 1.8-in. and 2.5-in. solid-state drives offering between 80GB and 160GB diskless storage during the second quarter of 2008. The spokesman declined to provide further details about the ship date or disclose the storage density of the drives.

1,8 inch 80GB pocket hard drive

Now we got invisible bomb !

And it can be activated only with your mobile phone. So, don't speak too much.
Especially on the USA budget restrictions after all those things actually happens.

USAF Stealth Fighter is now invisible for all

Being firmly grounded forever. The F-117 has bombed targets in Panama, Afghanistan, Kosovo and Iraq.
Seems pretty expensive for that use. I mean Panama, Afganistan, Kosovo and Iraq are not dangerous enemies at all. It should be tested against more rogue countries, before it is retired, to see its real qualities. Right?

ASUS is now a PC company

I bought recently ASUS notebook. It runs nicely. Recommended.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

IT space spreading accelerates too

n a new study released earlier today, research firm IDC found that the digital universe in 2007 had reached a whopping 281 billion gigabytes or 281 exabytes, 10% larger than originally estimated. What’s more, as consumers and companies create more emails, legal documents, photos and videos, the digital universe is growing at 60% a year. However, the study was commissioned by storage company EMC, so take the results with the appropriate grain of salt.

Nehalem to take 10% stake in Q4 ?

Browsing speed is tested, and the winner is ...

Hot day somewhere in China

Seems crowded like PC market, HA ?

After PC, Apple everywhere

Intel to launch defence in EU antitrust case, CHEERS !

Finally, a truth on bad hardware.

After a six-year investigation, the commission accused Intel in July of offering "substantial" rebates to computer makers that mostly used its chips.

Europe's top competition watchdog also alleged that Intel had made payments to clients to delay or cancel products using chips made by its US rival Advanced Micro Device, and selling its own chips at below cost in some cases.

If Intel is unable to sway regulators, then the commission can order the company to change its business strategy and slap huge fines on it.

Last month, EU regulators widened their antitrust case against Intel by raiding its German offices and major computer retailers in Britain, France and Germany looking for further evidence that the company had abused its dominant market share.

BADHARDWARE is however sure that with a few beers Intel will convince EU policemen that they didn't pay for Phenom delays.

For innocent accused must be some way out. Right?

Intel's Larabee to come in 45nm !


Sunday, March 09, 2008

Vista disaster at the court

All of this new legal maneuvering revolves around a lawsuit filed nearly a year ago that claims Microsoft misled PC buyers during the months leading up to Vista's release. Many of the machines that boasted the Vista Capable sticker, the lawsuit charged, were able to run only Home Basic, a version the plaintiffs said was not the "real" Vista because it omitted some of the most heavily promoted elements of the new OS, including the Aero interface.

Anyone who bought a PC that Microsoft labeled “Windows Vista Capable” without also declaring “Premium Capable” is now a party in the suit. The judge also unsealed a cache of 200 e-mail messages and internal reports, covering Microsoft’s discussions of how best to market Vista, beginning in 2005 and extending beyond its introduction in January 2007. The documents incidentally include those accounts of frustrated Vista users in Microsoft’s executive suites.
Today, Microsoft boasts that there are twice as many drivers available for Vista as there were at its introduction, but performance and graphics problems remain. (When I tried last week to contact Mr. Shirley and the others about their most recent experiences with Vista, David Bowermaster, a Microsoft spokesman, said that no one named in the e-mail messages could be made available for comment because of the continuing lawsuit.)

The messages were released in a jumble, but when rearranged into chronological order, they show a tragedy in three acts.

Act 1: In 2005, Microsoft plans to say that only PCs that are properly equipped to handle the heavy graphics demands of Vista are “Vista Ready.”

Act 2: In early 2006, Microsoft decides to drop the graphics-related hardware requirement in order to avoid hurting Windows XP sales on low-end machines while Vista is readied. (A customer could reasonably conclude that Microsoft is saying, Buy Now, Upgrade Later.) A semantic adjustment is made: Instead of saying that a PC is “Vista Ready,” which might convey the idea that, well, it is ready to run Vista, a PC will be described as “Vista Capable,” which supposedly signals that no promises are made about which version of Vista will actually work.

The decision to drop the original hardware requirements is accompanied by considerable internal protest. The minimum hardware configuration was set so low that “even a piece of junk will qualify,” Anantha Kancherla, a Microsoft program manager, said in an internal e-mail message among those recently unsealed, adding, “It will be a complete tragedy if we allowed it.”

Act 3: In 2007, Vista is released in multiple versions, including “Home Basic,” which lacks Vista’s distinctive graphics. This placed Microsoft’s partners in an embarrassing position. Dell, which gave Microsoft a postmortem report that was also included among court documents, dryly remarked: “Customers did not understand what ‘Capable’ meant and expected more than could/would be delivered.”

All was foretold. In February 2006, after Microsoft abandoned its plan to reserve the Vista Capable label for only the more powerful PCs, its own staff tried to avert the coming deluge of customer complaints about underpowered machines. “It would be a lot less costly to do the right thing for the customer now,” said Robin Leonard, a Microsoft sales manager, in an e-mail message sent to her superiors, “than to spend dollars on the back end trying to fix the problem.”

Now that Microsoft faces a certified class action, a judge may be the one who oversees the fix. In the meantime, where does Microsoft go to buy back its lost credibility?

Microsoft drives GPUs towards Singularity

Even more interesting, Singularity is the first operating system we hear of that explores the opportunity of exploiting the massive floating point horsepower of graphics chips.

20 times faster than ordinary CPU time 2 slots and two chips per slot is 80 times faster.

AMD's green logo on the Moon ?

By some lunitics?

1TB disc with 200 DVD layers


The chromophores are the key so massively multilayer data access is possible.
Here is some physical background.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

AMD's 45nm process with 20% better performance

Chinese hackers are drilling Pentagon !

And they could sell some of their stolen treasure, right? What an unprecended national security!.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Phenom B3 version gets 9x50 brand

FUD of course.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

AMD demos 45nm processors at Cebit

Finally, a truth on AMD's 45nm.

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