Thursday, May 29, 2008

Virtual Alcohol Control

Scientists are using virtual reality to help alcoholics cope with situations that might get them in trouble. This ScienCentral News video explains.

Inside 15K Barcelonas based supercomputer.

Finally, a truth on fast hardware

Houston, we have a problem !

Captain: Stuff is endangered after a big problem emerges.
Houston: Well, it's called a bull...t
However, quick relief fix is under the way.
We will make emergency Space Shuttle launch as soon as possible.

BAD HARDWARE: What the hell Space Shuttle crew eat when they have made toilet pump broken?

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Dell deceived customers

New York State Supreme Court Justice Joseph C. Teresi ruled that Dell engaged in fraud, false advertising and deceptive business practices. The decision is a victory for New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, who brought the case against Dell a year ago charging that the company failed to live up to its responsibilities to its customers.

Intel's Celeron unnecessary leaks PC power and your money

Model GHz FSB Core/thread
TDP Q208 Q308
Intel Atom 3xx 1.87 533MHz 2/4 - -

2xx 1.87 533MHz
1/2 512KB -

230 1.6 533MHz
1/2 512KB
4W 29$

Intel Celeron 220 1.2 533MHz
1/1 512KB
19W 58$

215 1.33 533MHz
1/1 512KB
27W 54$

The EU would stop Intel from marketing its microprocessors at a discount to PC makers

FRANKFURT -- The European Union's competition authority plans to take action against Intel Corp.'s sales and distribution practices and will publish an official decision late this summer, a newspaper reported.

Citing Brussels sources, the Financial Times Deutschland said Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes had already decided on the facts and that her department had gathered enough evidence after years of investigations.

In the report released Tuesday ahead of publication Wednesday, the newspaper said the EU would stop Intel from marketing its microprocessors at a discount to PC makers.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

As slower Core Duo is , faster Intel inside TM PC performance!

This is quite counter intuitive. Lower clock generally should mean lower performance.
Try yourself here.
Seems that Intel continues its bad hardware sequel tale.
Bad conclusion: Strong NVIDIA requires weak Intel.
Or even Via instead of Intel.

Monday, May 26, 2008

200 MB/s SSD

Finally, a truth on fast storage.

Mars Phoenix has landed !

Picture above is below its foots.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Telectroscope, a visual amplifier was an insane telecom idea

Alexander seemed to be suggesting that this invention, which he called a Telectroscope, would act as a visual amplifier, allowing people to see through a tunnel of immense length… a tunnel, the drawings implied, stretching from one side of the world to the other.
By 1890, had accumulated enough to set off with a workforce and tools to begin digging.
The device was designed soundless.

Friday, May 23, 2008

40/100Ghz Ethernet !

The group developing a spec to drive Ethernet at rates of 40 and 100 Gbits/second reports significant progress from its last meeting, but it may take at least another nine months to cook a standard that could be the basis for first-generation products.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

If someone buys AMD, Intel CAN recall the license

The contract will expire on the January 1st 2011 and AMD has agreed to renegotiate the contract one year before the expiry. You can easily say that these talks will take place in 2010.
The contract strongly suggests that no company can buy AMD or to be more precise, no company could buy more than 50 percent of AMD.

Terrifying :). FUD guys should know what the native 4 core is (see the pict below). Obviously, the finding relates only about the licence use of Intel's BUS. However, until the 2011 , AMD will completely abandon Intel's old stupid congested bus in favor of their own HT communication technology. So, if AMD would be sold by then, Intel might only pull off its licence for the dead bus technology.

Striking: Janitors on strike at Silicon Valley tech giants

No entrance, sorry !

Something is seems rotten in the Danish Kingdom, err. Silicon Kingdom.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Creationists already hit 16% of educational market share

Finally, a truth on rising bad science. As well as the oceans level.

AMD backs to profitability in 2H this year

Finally, a truth on bad hardware.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Shocka Prescott resemblance : Intel's Nehalem as a mainstream only in 2010

Until then, AMD might regain its 30% market share.
Just as BAD HARDWARE predicted.

Deadline looms for Intel to produce details of emails missing in AMD antitrust case

Sudden police raids of Intel stuff for missing email court evidences are on. Quite on the left is one Intel's pretty loud barking journo fan. More here.
LATEST: Intel confess emails are not lost just can't be found.

That is exactly what police on the picture above is looking for.

AMD's promising three core babies in a phenom position !

As all the babies, they are very vivacious, but asleep most of the rest of time.

MSI Atom board , 1.33Ghz based PC for $200

82" HDTV features a resolution of 3820x2160 pixels

The prototype display has a massive 82” size and features a resolution of 3820x2160 pixels, which results in a total screen resolution of 8.3 mega pixels. Current 1080p TVs run at 1920x1080 pixels or 2.1 mega pixels.

All my digital pictures on my Hires HDTV slide. Thousands of them.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Ants attack NASA computers

NASA moves to save computers from swarming ants

IBM's Petaflops

A historical view of the progress in scientific computers is shown in Figure No. 2. This shows reaching a petaflops capability by about 2013, using the present trend.

We will get it actually in 2-3 weeks.

5 years earlier.
Year 2019 will bring EXAFLOPS. Predicted here in 2003.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Via 1W CPU

At 500Mhz.

Intel's Nehalem will use faster memories

And even integrated DRAM controller. But, has not been AMD used integrated memory controller by years?
What a great copycat.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Intel's Itanium gets slimmer, more flexible !

From 1235 to only 717 pounds.
Focus your attention to 2 unbeatable big caches below, please.
More on 2B transistors Tukwilla here.

The lies behind the secrets

More here.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

AMD planning to outsource CPU production to TSMC in 2H08

To grab back a 30% worldwide market share by the second quarter in 2009.

IBM quite close to breaking petaflops barrier

BM Corp. and the Los Alamos National Laboratory are in a race with time to break the petaflops barrier in computing. If they succeed, the milestone would give major bragging rights for both organizations.

Their target is June Top 500 list.

Big Brother tool for total Internet control of 5M people

When one they your pets or refrigerator would be online, they will be under Big Brother control too.
Deep packet Inspection is the name of the tool.
If at one moment only 10% of people is online that means the area of 50M people is under control.
In the next 4 years with improvement of technology nations of 500M people will be under deep packet inspection of only one Internet spy. The whole world practically.

Sun announces B3 Opteron servers

Some eight months later than initially expected, Sun is rolling out a family of 1U, 2U and blade servers with AMD’s quad-core Opteron servers. The offering covers eight different server models, the 1U X2200 M2, X4140, X4200 M2, X4400, the 2U models X4240, X4600 and X4440 as well as the blade server X8440.

AMD vs Intel roadmap

Monday, May 12, 2008

Google makes 16Gb flash chips shortage !

And moves prices consequently up.

USA Federal agencies have used faked Cisco routers

Faked in red China I suppose.

The concern was that the Chinese parts could provide hackers with backdoor access to U.S. databases, but the investigation found the fake parts did not compromise homeland security.

Eh, now it is easier to me. Except those faked were used at the only 19 gateway points to access any federal agency. Alas, in that case it would be hard to confess. Isn't it?
Anyway we are eagerly waiting Magee 3rd effort ( The third time God helps - Bosnian tale) named Examiner to find this possible breach.Or his Indian stuff simply doesn't read Bosnian tales?

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Amazing Columbia shuttle HD recovery

Columbia's fragments were painstakingly and exhaustively collected. Amongst them was a 400MB Seagate hard drive which was in the sort of shape you think it would be in after being in an explosive fire and then hurled to earth from several miles up with a ferocious impact.

The Kroll people managed to recover 90 percent or so of the 400MB of data from the drive with its cracked and burned casing.

Badhardware: 400MB HD in 2003? Today 400GB HD is a home PC standard.
In HP servers it is 820 TB.
Currently, 45% of all hard drives in the world, from PCs to data centers, are sold by HP.

Climate modellers need 100 Pflops supercomputer.

The modellers say they need a centre with computing power of 100 petaflops – two thousand times greater they have access to today.

"We think we know how to do it, but we need the computing power," said Jagadish Shukla, chair of a meeting of 150 top modellers drawing up the plans

AMD plans 12 core server for 2010

The CPU will have a total 12MB of L3 cache 4xHT3, AMD-V and APML - Advanced Platform Management Link and something called probe filter. The new CPU will be supported in RD890S w IOMMU and RD870S w IOMMU, both matched with SB700. The platform is codenamed Maranello and it includes support for 4XHT-3 and DDR3. 12-core CPU is actually a multi-chip module, and that will soften manufacturing technology pressure on AMD.

Intel and SGI build Petaflops supercomputers

Larrabee inside?
Well, this might make a lot of wiping waves around.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

US Border upload !!!

Homeland pasdarans err. guards can download any details contained in the tourists laptops and keep them indefinitely, following a new court ruling: all your data bases belong to US (homeland security).

Travel agents' group Abta stormed: "It's another ratcheting up of Fortress America. It's certainly not a good thing for passengers - it is rather Big Brother."

Hydra better than Nehalem

The new process is called 45nm K10.5 Rev. D and it will bring high K to 45nm SOI cores.
AMD calls Rev D cores Hydra and this are the chips that will really go against Nehalem.

200 Pflops supercomputer

The researchers believe that 20 million Tensilica RISC processors would deliver at least 10 PFlops of sustained performance, while topping out at about 200 PFlops. The power consumption of such a system is estimated at about 4 Mega Watts and the construction and typical operation cost at about $75 million.

A 200 PFlops system that is built on today’s common architecture could cost up to $1 billion and consume 200 Mega Watts – which is the equivalent of what a city with 100,000 people consumes.
According to the researchers, such a computer would make global climate change predictions more understandable and more credible.

Badhardware comment: Yeah more understandable global climate change today means additional 200 MW poured in. :)

Intel paid off Acer, Dell, Gateway, major Japanese manufacturers, and system builders and distributors "to close their doors to AMD."

Finally, a truth on great hardware.
Most of the details in the 108-page document, unsealed Monday, have been blacked out, due to a protective order restricting the disclosure of trade secrets and other confidential dealings involving the parties in the suit. AMD sued Intel in June 2005, accusing the chipmaker of illegally using its monopoly to shut AMD out of the market.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

AMD must double market share to survive

Advanced Micro Devices needs to more than double its share of the microprocessor market to survive, according to a brief filed by the company's lawyers in antitrust case against Intel.

Intel to begin chip production on 450 mm wafers in 2012

In the past, migration to the next larger wafer size traditionally began every 10 years after the last transition. For example, the industry began the transition to 300 mm wafers in 2001, a decade after the initial 200 mm manufacturing facilities were introduced in 1991.

Yes, 2012 is 10 years later, but hmm who will in industry follow Intel? Only Samsung or no one else?
That will make 450 mm development costs prohibitively high for Intel. And if something fail, that might be complete disaster, only 4 years ahead.

Monday, May 05, 2008

Ultra low power Sterling cycle PC cooler

It is not a perpetuum mobile proof . It is simply Sterling machine palm cooling using ultra low temperature difference against the ambient air around. And temperature difference is what makes thermal machines work.

Without power supply, of course.

Intel announced long distance 10 Gb wired Ethernet card

High-speed server connectivity — once reserved for costly, proprietary technologies such as High Performance Computing (HPC) clusters and grid-based computing — can now be achieved with the consistent connectivity of the 10 Gigabit AT Server Adapter.
The company’s Ethernet products support a variety of operating systems, including Windows, Linux, Fedora, FreeBSD, and VMware ESX.Dell has committed to using the new adapter in upcoming models of its PowerConnect Ethernet switch.

Actually 10 GbE wire cards are some time at the market, but they were wire length restricted to 10 meters range only.
Now already installed data center ethernet wire cablings may be used for 10 Gb Ethernet. For a modest price of $1K. Next year the prices should drop at least 2 times.
In 2002 1 Gb Ethernet card gained the same status ahead of 100Mb Ethernet cards.

Friday, May 02, 2008

Union’s War Protest Shuts West Coast Ports

We’re loyal to America, and we won’t stand by while our country, our troops and our economy are being destroyed by a war that’s bankrupting us to the tune of $3 trillion,” the president of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Bob McEllrath, said in a written statement.

They support terrorism, and why all of them 250 000 shouldn't be confined to Cuba located resort?

12 nm microprocessor will be broken with 250V electrostatic discharge

Basic is now 44 years old

Basic is still in use.

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