Wednesday, April 30, 2008
AMD to solve problems that today we think can never be addressed by hardware
What new problem to solve in hardware?
The only thing remained is silicon compiler.
You will not then compile your programs, but hmm who would give you its source code?
Until free code rules the world.
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Take a COFEE with Big Brother
The device contains 150 commands that can dramatically cut the time it takes to gather digital evidence, which is becoming more important in real-world crime, as well as cybercrime. It can decrypt passwords and analyze a computer's Internet activity, as well as data stored in the computer.
It also eliminates the need to seize a computer itself, which typically involves disconnecting from a network, turning off the power and potentially losing data. Instead, the investigator can scan for evidence on site.
More than 2,000 officers in 15 countries, including Poland, the Philippines, Germany, New Zealand and the United States, are using the device, which Microsoft provides free.
For XP or Vista use , it is the only question remained. With the obligatory law enforcement weakness built in it.
Monday, April 28, 2008
AMD's 45nm processor will hit 2.8 Ghz in December !!!
AMD finally strikes back with 6MB L3 on chip.
AMD's 45nm CPUs are already in EVT testing and motherboard makers should receive their samples by August or September this year, if the process goes smoothly, 45nm Phenom X4 CPUs should appear in the market by the end of November, added the sources.
Saturday, April 26, 2008
THE CPU is dead, long live the CPU !
Friday, April 25, 2008
Humanity pushed from 2000 to 6B people in 70K years
We hadn't Adam and Eve but actually their tribe, and in some 10 times greater time frame than said by God.
By the way, what triggered the doom? Super volcano Toba in Indonesia 75K years ago.
Sulphur dash cloud and fast climate cooling killed some 60M PEOPLE existing then in the whole world.
In only 5000 years. Recent theory gives a hint that women give a birth more men when food is scarce.
That self regulatory pressure additionally brought population at the brink of extinction.
At the level of only one tribe. Of only 2000 people. Genetic research doesn't leave any doubt.
And finally Toba erupted sulphur could strip a lot of ozone from the atmosphere.
UV light might then make a lot cancer skin damage on the animals without the fleece. Like the man is.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Nehalem has 256KB L2 cache only !
Only now we could clearly see how AMD Barcelona in its final form is an advanced design.
Yes, ahead of its time. Nehalem is , and will stay pretty back.
Internet is vital for China
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
40 TB 2.5 inch disk !
I thought that 40 GB was quite enough for my notebook. But, seems that we will see 2.5 inchers 100 times bigger ones in storage size than the current 500GB. However, not so long time ago first laptops were with huge 40MB of storage. And nobody objected on its capacity to be inadequately small.
Pergamum: Replacing Tape with Energy Efficient, Reliable, Disk-Based Archival Storage
A team of researchers claims to have come up with a power-efficient, scalable way to reliably store data with regular hard drives for an estimated (theoretical) 1400 years.
Moreover, a Pergamum system is comparable in cost and energy consumption to a large-scale tape archive, while providing much higher reliability, faster random access performance and better manageability.
Details are here.
Jim Gray vision of tape replacement with disks look at his Microsoft site. Alas, he passed his way last year.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
LHC was a science fiction 50 years ago
And Space Station too. What the hell is in the next 50 years? Mars base? Fusion energy? Aliens?
In 1958 this modem was actually a breakthrough. Though not so small and speedy like today's, see below left.
Anyway, we got a lot of hardware.
Death of the 3.5 inch disk
Holographic storage space odyssey
Curiously, that will be only 1 month after sir Arthur Clarke, Space Odyssey writer passed the way.
Virtual reality show in an elevator
Monday, April 21, 2008
AMD prepares native 6 core Istambul
2 cores for children gardens
3 cores for entry level users
4 cores for office use
5 cores for gamers
6 cores for advanced users
Still not enough cores?
Look at here for a dozen.
AMD won't stop there, though—DailyTech goes on to say two separate sources have told it of upcoming 12-core CPUs made up of two six-core Istanbul dies on one package.
Now we got Officially the Multi-core Race
Regarding of HT 3.0 use at the mobos:
Motherboard manufacturers have confirmed that this is no longer the case, and that HT3.0 will only be used for inter-CPU communication. "Don't be disappointed, AMD is making up for it," hints one engineer. Further conversations revealed that inter-CPU communication is going to be a big deal with the 45nm refresh.
Vista will account for 94 percent of global PC operating system sales this year
Phenom X4 is gamers phenom dream
However, AMD admits that for single thread office aplications Intel's Core is better optimized.
What do you think who won in large volume file copying?
+ AMD 940 socket single core CPU, XP32, Nvidia chipset: Successful copy operation.
+ AMD 939 socket single core CPU, Win2k, Nvidia chipset: Successfully copy operation.
+ Intel Q6600, Intel 975x chipset, XP32: FAILED at 760k files.
+ Intel Q6600, Intel i3210 chipset, XP32: FAILED at 760k files.
+ Intel Q6600, Nvidia 780i chipset, XP32: FAILED at 760k files.
+ Intel Q6600, Nvidia 780i chipset, XP64: Successful copy operation.
+ Intel Xeon 3070, Intel i3210 chipset, Server 2003R2: FAILED at 2.72mm files.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Naval officer chooses discharge rather than go to Iraq
Or simply lack of willing men. Now even a women?
Pentagon institute calls Iraq war 'a major debacle' with outcome 'in doubt'
Later, Cheney shut down the military's computerized deployment system, "questioning, delaying or deleting units on the numerous deployment orders that came across his desk."
Fatal GPS bug
Obviously, 3D GPS data base update is urgently needed.
Friday, April 18, 2008
Fifty Years of American Space Exploration
This New Vulnerability: Dowd’s Inhuman Flash Exploit
Thursday, April 17, 2008
1/45 x 1/45 of that area is at least some 2000 times smaller area than we have now. What more future transistor is not actually transistor but a quantum dot. They work with a single electron. Than what use of aplification of the signal? Reversible computing at the room temperature? Yes, why not. Alas, don't expect it soon, if ever. Though 4000 processors on a chip instead of only current two might bring a lot of processing power to all.
It is simply radically new technology. And many such were dead born. History learn us.
Contrary to Intel, AMD agrees with Nvidia that GPU is more important
According to Moorehead, AMD's recognition of the importance of graphics was one of the driving factors behind the ATI acquisition, and today AMD is "the only company that can deliver a balanced CPU, GPU, and chipset and benefit from it."
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Digital watch - only $1500
50 years ago: Electronic computers, what they can do
Schoolboy saw Earth doomed by 2036. NASA agrees.
Both NASA and Marquardt agree that if the asteroid does collide with Earth, it will create a ball of iron and iridium 320 meters (1049 feet) wide and weighing 200 billion tonnes, which will crash into the Atlantic Ocean.
The shock waves from that would create huge tsunami waves, destroying both coastlines and inland areas, whilst creating a thick cloud of dust that would darken the skies indefinitely.
The 13-year old made his discovery as part of a regional science competition for which he submitted a project entitled: "Apophis -- The Killer Astroid."
Malicious microprocessor LEON opens new doors for attack
On Tuesday, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign demonstrated how they altered a computer chip to grant attackers back-door access to a computer. It would take a lot of work to make this attack succeed in the real world, but it would be virtually undetectable.
To launch its attack, the team used a special programmable processor running the Linux operating system. The chip was programmed to inject malicious firmware into the chip's memory, which then allows an attacker to log into the machine as if he were a legitimate user. To reprogram the chip, researchers needed to alter only a tiny fraction of the processor circuits. They changed 1,341 logic gates on a chip that has more than 1 million of these gates in total, said Samuel King, an assistant professor in the university's computer science department.
"This is like the ultimate back door," said King. "There were no software bugs exploited."
His team was able to add the back door by reprogramming a small number of the circuits on a LEON processor running the Linux operating system. These programmable chips are based on the same Sparc design that is used in Sun Microsystems' midrange and high-end servers. They are not widely used, but have been deployed in systems used by the International Space Station.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
IBM uses supercomputer for municipial heating
After heavy number crunching, swimming relaxes, isn't it?
More than 61 percent of the historians say the current presidency is the worst in American history
It found that 98 percent of them believe that Bush's presidency has been a failure, while only about 2 percent see it as a success.
BAD HARDWARE comment:
Well. that's quite irrelevant if that very 2% of the US population actually choose the President. Right?
Silicon Valley to be deadly hit in the next 30 years
2. San Francisco
The next Sodoma and Gomora is in Silicon Valley?
Here is how it was in 1989.
That was the first major earthquake in America to be broadcast on live television.
Seems that 7M level earthquakes are common on the Earth but not so in the highlighted area.
IBM 18% faster, uses 45% less power in 32nm
AMD too? Reaching 3,6 Ghz in 32nm after 2011?
Monday, April 14, 2008
Firefox 3.0 beta5 is insanely fast
Free will questioned !
No, I am not talking about your right to choose the software. Seriously.
I am talking about free will in general.
Proud of the Russian's space fleet goes to the musem
That is its the only purpose now. Buran never took off.
However, Russian's space ambitions never landed.
Now they plan a space fab in 2020. Provided oil prices remai the
same or higher. Cheers.
Reds want to conquire red planet Mars.
It is really to nice to watch all the time some races.
Romans enjoyed in horce races, imperialism in land races,
capitalism in market races and now we got seems planet race.
Non-flammable Li-ion battery !
Nvidia's CUDA 10 times faster in simulations than Nehalem
Saturday, April 12, 2008
AMD prepares 45nm road champion Shanghai for the Olympic games
Help ! Our robot machine gun fires back !!
Look at yourself.
Hack of the century?.
Friendly fire resulted in recall from the field and might've set the program back 10-20 years, according to the Army's Program Executive Officer for Ground Forces, Kevin Fahey.
Friday, April 11, 2008
The only question is when.
Phenom X3 B3 on sale April 24th
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Boeing delays 787 Dreamliner to Q3 2009
Boeing has received 762 orders for 787 type airplanes so far.
They only might dream on their delivery. That is why 787 is christened : Dreamliner.
AMD delivers more with less
The Software Man Who Lost His Name—and His Genetic Identity
Intel's instruction set accelerates !
Seems that Moore's law accelerates too. :)
Well, not quite. Overall computing power progress might be stalled by clock stall.
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
AMD launched quad core server processor 2360 SE at 2.5 Ghz
Finally. Its revenge begins.
TDP at 2.5Ghz is only 105 Watts. That's good.
Phenoms run at even 3.1 Ghz. But don't expect those before the 45nm implementations.
Beside, AMD's HT is 5 years old. Intel's rival QPI isn't yet announced.
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Cray to deliver Petaflops supercomputer
Bad Hardware. Ten years ago Petaflops limit was a dream. Nothing else than a national dream.
Now, then years later, students will practice with. What's next after all ? Exaflops dream.
Heartly Blogging is now a leading cause of death
Two weeks ago in North Lauderdale, Fla., funeral services were held for Russell Shaw, a prolific blogger on technology subjects who died at 60 of a heart attack. In December, another tech blogger, Marc Orchant, died at 50 of a massive coronary. A third, Om Malik, 41, survived a heart attack in December.
BAD HARDWARE blogging comment:
After all those stresses, and deaths, Thanks to God I am still alive and in my enlightening mission.
Probably God thinks that blogging on bad hardware has however some higher world purpose.
I will be live until I speak the truth and only truth. So God help me. Amen.
Monday, April 07, 2008
In core numbers Intel's 2 is greater than AMD's 3 ?
96.6 percent of CPU market is below $200
Friday, April 04, 2008
Americans: Economic outlook gloomy
"Things have pretty seriously gotten off on the wrong track," in the United States, 81 percent of respondents agreed in a New York Times/CBS News poll released on Thursday.
PC speeded up 682 times !!!!
He found that conventional ray-tracing software could run 822 times faster on the Blue Gene/L than on a standard computer, even though the software was not optimised for the parallel processors of a supercomputer. This allowed it to convincingly mimic natural lighting in real time.
However it is not the end. Currently fastest supercomputers are 30 times faster.
Simply multiply 682 x 30 = 20K
Intel goes to Exaflops
Now, when Petaflops HPC goal is accomplished, what is the next?
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
If Intel is a leading voice, AMD is the drummer
Intel's quad core desktops in compatibility troubles
None of this had any effect. This PC would boot after RTC reset, and then get stuck at the POST memory test on a subsequent restart. At one point, I thought the problem might have been metal on the underside of the GeForce 8800 GTS graphics card, which was resting right atop the CMOS battery. (It's that battery which maintains the RTC.) I applied a little electrical tape (sure to be a gooey discovery several years hence) between the two, which is good practice anyway. But it did nothing to solve the problem.Realizing finally that I had to do some investigation, I hit the online forums, including Asus's own. It quickly became apparent that many of the newer systems -- specifically, cutting-edge motherboards running ultra-fast DDR3 memory -- have issues with getting full compatibility in place. Namely, much of this stuff is so new, it takes time before, say, motherboard X, is compatible with memory from each and every vendor. Perhaps that's why the Asus manual contained a list of DDR3 SDRAM specifically approved for use with the mobo. I had wondered about that, because I rarely recall seeing such lists before. It did concern me that my Crucial Memory modules were not on that list -- though they are listed as being compatible on Crucial's Web site -- but not too much, because, again, who really pays attention to the stuff?