Saturday, August 30, 2008

George Bush slashed Internet trafic through USA from 70% to 25% !

Return to Splendid isolation National strategy?.

Ms. Claffy said that the shift away from the United States was not limited to developing countries. The Japanese “are on a rampage to build out across India and China so they have alternative routes and so they don’t have to route through the U.S.”

Andrew M. Odlyzko, a professor at the University of Minnesota who tracks the growth of the global Internet, added, “We discovered the Internet, but we couldn’t keep it a secret.” While the United States carried 70 percent of the world’s Internet traffic a decade ago, he estimates that portion has fallen to about 25 percent.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

AMD’s First 45nm Deneb 11h family to Arrive on the 8th of Jan. 2009.

Advanced Micro Devices plans to announce its first desktop microprocessors produced using 45nm process technology on the 8th of January, 2009, the first day of Consumer Electronics Show. The code-named Deneb chips will not get truly high clock-speed boost, but will be able to offer substantially higher performance thanks to larger cache and architectural improvements. Actually, they will easily reach 3Ghz clock but still at 125W TDP.

NVIDIA GPU will hit 20 Tflops in 2013 !

AMD's GPU hits probably too. So, CPU is obviously dead and Intel is quite possible in a big future problems. I can't imagine that NVIDIA is able to make 20TFlops GPU and inherently unable to make integrated on GPU chip one or more X86 processors.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Viruses in the Spaaaaace

"BBC News is reporting that laptops taken to the International Space Station by NASA astronauts are infected with the Gammima.AG worm. The laptops have no net connection; officials suspect the worm may have been transferred via a USB flash drive owned by an astronaut. NASA have said this isn't the first time computer viruses had travelled into space."

Intel's processor overclocked to 6 Ghz

Actually, deeply cooled to deeper than -100C degrees using 3 stage cooler with coolant under dangerously high pressure. Don't try that at your home, please !.

National Security Agency listens your Internet traffic

Two security researchers have demonstrated a new technique to stealthily intercept internet traffic on a scale previously presumed to be unavailable to anyone outside of intelligence agencies like the National Security Agency.

The tactic exploits the internet routing protocol BGP (Border Gateway Protocol) to let an attacker surreptitiously monitor unencrypted internet traffic anywhere in the world, and even modify it before it reaches its destination.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The real question is: who's watching the watchers?

The internal investigation into THP Lieutenant Ronnie Shirley gets a boost from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. Lt. Shirley is already accused of gaining unauthorized access to a database used by all state law enforcement agencies.

He allegedly snooped into the personal data, such as driving histories, of 182 people. Now, THP wants the TBI to step in and check out other data bases and state equipment to see if Lt. Shirley also conducted unauthorized criminal background checks.

The database used to produce the government's terror watch lists is "crippled by technical flaws," according to the chairman of a House technology oversight subcommittee—and the system designed to replace it may be even worse.

Google's forthcoming T Mobile picture(s)

Cooled Nehalem is 37% faster up to 1 minute !

Now, we expect a flood of Nehalem breakthrough benchmarks in a deep cooled state.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Intel's Quicksuck TM technology

AMD think that something is rotten in Nehalem kingdom. Intel's Quickpath (copy of AMD's HT) technology is far behind the schedule. Idea was to deliver Quickpath together with new core architecture to the broad market by the year end. But seems that something went wrong, and after that INTEL's Quickpath became Quicksuck TM technology.

The key phrase in Intel's literature is "up to" -- that could mean 6.4 GB/sec is a maximum or peak rate, rather than a sustained rate.

For comparison: PCI Express is the most common expansion bus used in PCs today. It typically uses a signaling rate of 2.5 GHz, which should theoretically enable as much as 8 GB/sec. In practice, that theory goes out the window, as the usual perceived transfer rate is more like 250 MB/sec.

Beside, you can forget all DDR3 2000 modules with voltages over 1.65V. ANd without fast memory, you can only fast ... suck.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Intel's Nehalem in A0 stage of development got an official name ?

Christened as Core i7. Does it mean we will have to wait 7 next Nehalem iterations to see real product ready for OEM's, not for IDFs only?.
Let me remind you. AMD Barcelona was in A0 stage of development in November 2006. It would finally take B3 revision to be functional only after year and half. Thus, expect Nehalem as a finished product as postponed as in 2010.
Alas currently in A0 stage.

Intel already sells 45nm processors, and it is expected to release a handful of new 45nm server and high-end desktop chips, based on the Core i7 microarchitecture, by the end of the year. But AMD thinks it will be a long time before Intel gets 2P and 4P server versions of Nehalem out the door.

Apollo 11 mission was a fake?

Benefit: It stopped Russians as the Moon (and the Earth) competitor.
OK, let us show the Moon tapes and the problem is solved. But, they are missing.

Now what is left? Let look at the Moon landing site. NASA LRO will be there soon.

Strange, we can see now Mars vehicles from Mars orbit, but not Lunar rovers and Moon launch pods.

On the contrary, see yourself how easy is to make fake Moon landing.

Intel Atom makes a breakthrough in grandma computing

ASUS's Eee Box B202 small form factor PC has been tested at geriatric institution.
It took an immediate approval, being so slow to take in account grandma's poor cognition abilities.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Switchable Graphics

Integrated graphics are the graphics capabilities that come built in the chipset.

Discrete graphics are graphics provided by an external graphics chip, usually by nVIDIA or ATI. These have their own dedicated graphics memory which frees up main system memory for other tasks.

The major drawback is that this technology uses architectural improvements in Windows Vista to do its magic and will not work with XP systems. There have been many requests to make this so, and the team is studying whether this would be feasible in a future release.

For those of you running XP, you still have a choice. In BIOS, there is a setting for the graphics subsystem that allows you to choose to run in either integrated or discrete mode. You would have to reboot and go into BIOS to change your preference, but could still switch on an occasional basis.

You automatically get switchable graphics capabilities when you choose one of our Montevina systems with an ATI graphics chip. These include the ThinkPad T400, T500, R400, and W500.

Super funny: Pathological Computer Use Syndrome

Psychiatrist Jerald Block believes more should be done to recognize "pathological computer use" (PCU) and to devise ways to treat it. Block says it's been proposed that four criteria be met for a diagnosis of PCU:

1. Computer use must be excessive (taking context into account);
2. There must be signs of tolerance (a need to spend more time on a computer or games console to achieve the same level of satisfaction);
3. The computer use must be mood altering; and finally and most importantly,
4. The computer use must have led to problems, for example with relationships.

Help, I recognized all of the 4 encountered symptoms at myself.

However, here is the remedy:
Researchers at WVU's College of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences are offering the only program in the state to help participants lead healthier lives, by logging on to the computer.
Participants sign up, pay $56.00 and then get a pedometer, a book and access to the website.

Canon's 50D SDLR breakthrough camera on the horizon?

The End of paper?

Materials provided at academic conferences are always thick and take up much space. On the other hand, browsing data stored on a CD-ROM or USB memory device is hard on the eyes and requires power for notebook PCs. Electronic paper can be considered as one of the methods to deal with these complaints.

SSD IO speed

Thursday, August 21, 2008

HYDRA Engine by Lucid - Multi-GPU Technology with No Strings Attached

From a purely hardware perspective, the HYDRA chip takes in a single PCIe x16 connection and outputs two full PCIe 2.0 x16 connections. Depending on the partner's implementation method, that could connect to two GPUs or split into four x8 PCIe 2.0 connections for four GPUs. What might you find the HYDRA chip on in the future? There are two likely scenarios for potential designs: on a motherboard or on a graphics board.

Notebooks won

OQO hendheld Atom based prototype

After a snapshot of the new OQO handheld with an Atom chip surfaced , rumors swirled that the mobile PC maker would use the chip in a future device. However, OQO's CEO Dennis Moore dodged the rumor, saying the device was just a prototype, not a product announcement.
Its basic advantage is weight, only 0.5 kg.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Oooops, Nehalem sucks in gaming

Nehalem is about improving HPC, Database and virtualization performance, much less about gaming performance

Processors Intel Nehalem 2.93GHz Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770 (3.2GHz) Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6800 (2.93GHz) AMD Phenom X4 9950 Black Edition (2.6GHz)
Company of Heroes: OF - 1,024x768 - low 353.9
Quake Wars: ET - 1,024x768 - low 159.1 170.27 137.37
Quake Wars: ET - 1,680x1,050 - high (4x AA/16x AF) 52.9 77.63 77.47 74.43
3DMark Vantage overall score P7963 P8797 P8376 P7855
3DMark Vantage CPU score
17505 CPU
13448 CPU
10541 CPU
8673 CPU

Lack of time, isn't it?


Bwahahahaha. At glance it looked like a costume. Now, rubber feet showed up.

How did I know? Well, I did the same job in hardware fakes discovery many times.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

IBM and AMD first at 22nm milestone

Yorktown Heights (NY) – IBM and its chip development partners made a stunning announcement today, apparently beating Intel in the successful production of the first functional 22 nm SRAM cell. 22 nm processors are still three years out in the future, but IBM’s news is a good sign that chip manufacturer will be able to easily scale to this new level by the end of 2011. It appears that, for the first time in several decades, Intel may have to put some extra time into its research and development efforts to make sure it can keep its manufacturing lead at 22 nm and beyond.

Pentium 4 was dead end and Intel has known it all the time

The rest is simple marketing.

Monday, August 18, 2008

AMD Turion cracks Intel's Molecule (Atom x 2 based on old i486) !

EVERUN NOTE is the WORLD 1st notebook UMPC equipped with Dual Core and stunning performance.


- CPU : AMDTurion 64x2 Dual , 1MB L2 Cache Core 1.2GHz
- Graphic :ATI RS690E + 128MB DDR2 Side ry, Full DirectX port Memo Dual Monitor Support(DB15)
- Memory : 1GB DDR2
- Operating system : Microsoft Windows XP
- Display : 7” Wide SVGA 1,024 Touch screen, 4- x 600 TFT function for eBook,
- Dual monitor : supporting 1920x1200 external display
- Storage choices : 60G 1.8 inch HDD/UDMA100
- Input devices : full 16mm key-pitch), optical QWERTY keyboard ( touch-screen
- Wireless connectivity : WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0 with 802.11b/g
- Camera : 1.3M pixel CMOS
- Media Card : SD/MMC Slot
- Audio : ALC262 HD 0.6Wx2 stereo speakerscrophone Audio, Internal
- Expansion slot : 2xUSB host(A-type), 1xmini PCI 1xUSB slot(for future 3G module), USIM
- Battery : 1cell 5,200mAh Li-Polymer

Intel announces new Business Class Nehalem, to counter AMD Shanghai !

Transistors go vertical

There is obviously no more place in a plane. Actually there is, but wiring takes more than reduction in manufacturing process gives up. Thus, the only promising direction for transistor integration is up, vertically.

BeSang said its process, which is protected by over 25 patent applications, will allow flash, DRAM and SRAM to be placed atop logic, microprocessor cores and SoCs.

Now, seems myriad of processor in memory possible designs are viable. The most promising at this moment seems is Intel's Larrabee. When Intel will apply idea? Well, not before Larabee is out in 2010, actually that means in second iteration say in 2012 and later. That will push computing rate ahead.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Intel's graphics chip G45 in a trouble, shares ready to dive

Be fast. Here.

What's Behind the iPhone 3G Glitches ?

Dropped calls and choppy Web surfing on Apple's latest smartphone stem from an Infineon chip. One source says Apple programmed the Infineon chip to demand a more powerful 3G signal than the iPhone really requires. So if too many people try to make a call or go on the Internet in a given area, some of the devices will decide there's insufficient power and switch to the slower network—even if there is enough 3G bandwidth available. A fix is on the way.

Nomura's Windsor notes that the glitches are reminiscent of the problems carriers had with handsets from Nokia (NOK) and other manufacturers earlier in the decade when they were rolling out their 3G networks in Europe, adding that they may not have a lasting impact on Apple's reputation, especially if the company is able to avoid a recall. In other words, the iPhone may simply be suffering the growing pains common to cutting-edge technologies that are anything but common.

In the meantime, Apple customers are careful.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

NVIDIA chips notoriously bad under-filled !

Nvidia has recently issued a PCN to their customers informing that they are changing the underfill material for their G86 desktop products from Namics 8439-1 to Hitachi 3730. There might be a chance that this problem could surface on other parts that uses the same underfill material.

Group crafts spec for 100G networking

OIF's modulation scheme could pack 8 Tbits/s in a fibre.
That is pretty close to fiber theoretical transmission limit.

Shroedinger-like PageRank wave equation could revolutionise web rankings

Nicola Perra at the University of Cagliari in Italy and colleagues have discovered that when they re-arrange the terms in the PageRank equation the result is a Schroedinger-like wave equation.

And as youknow, SE relates the simulataneous properties of wave - matter entities in quantum world.

What the wave equation allows is a study of the dynamic behaviour of PageRanking, how the rankings change and under what conditions.

One of the key tools for this is called perturbation theory. It’s no understatement to say that perturbation theory revolutionised our understanding of the universe when it was applied to quantum theory in the 1920s and 1930s.

10 000 times faster than the speed of light !

Spooky action at distance.

Though in quantum world only. That super luminal speed is higher than the speed of light just as light itself in the macro world is faster than the human running at the full speed.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Fire at Apple R&D

A three-alarm fire swept through a building at the Cupertino company, damaging the roof and the second floor of the building known as "Valley Green Six."

BADHARDWARE: Phew, it only damaged R&D. It would be worrisome if their marketing department were affected, worth some hefty $159 billion. Except of course, Apple had some really hot product in developmnet.

"Michael Dell was reported to have been in the crowd watching the fire..." !

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

OpenGL 3.0 Specification released

The Khronos™ Group announced today it has released the OpenGL® 3.0 specification with strong industry support to bring significant new functionality to the open, cross-platform standard for 3D graphics acceleration.

From now on, air strike is a video game

The Rise Of The Droids
The U.S. Air Force is, for the first time, converting a fighter wing from manned (F-16) combat aircraft, to unmanned ones (the MQ-9 Reaper.) The conversion, for the 174th Fighter Wing, has been in the works for three years, and the last combat sorties in manned aircraft were flown last week, by members of the 174th serving in Iraq.

Reapers have only been in combat for a year, but for the troops on the ground, and many of those operating these UAVs, the future has arrived. While the pilots of the 174th Fighter Wing will miss flying jets, as National Guard reservists, they can now do their active duty without leaving their families, and go live in a trailer over in Ir aq or Afghanistan.

$1000B question is will they attack Russian troops in Georgia soon?
And to be used in any potential future conflicts.
UK MoD thinks so too.

Why all fishes do not flying?

Well, because the water refraction index(like at all known materials) is positive. And if we would have material with negative refraction, then the fishes would for all observers fly in the air. Amazing. I can only see future displays using those new meta materials. With commercials just flying out of them. What a promising, Orwellian future.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Glaciers National Park before and after Pentium caused global warming

After the Pentium and ........................................ Before the Pentium

Friday, August 08, 2008

$99 Win CE 5.0 7 inch screen laptop

Supported Software:

- Word
- MS Excel
- MS Powerpoint & Word Viewer
- MSN Messenger
- Media Player
- Image Viewer
- PDF Viewer
- Calculator
- Paint
- Internet Explorer

Thursday, August 07, 2008

AMD's 45nm Deneb strikingly good at full power load.

While at idle computing load difference in power consumption is 12% at full load it consumes strikingly 45% lower than 65nm Phenom. Using 1,5MB L3 and 15W per core at 2.3GHz clock, that is amazingly low power consumption.

Microsoft Accelerator versus Apple OpenCL

"OpenCL is going to give each of us the power of a true supercomputer on our desktops."

OpenCL is a language for GPGPU based on C99, that Apple created with cooperation from others. C99 is a revision of the C standard (ISO/IEC 9899:1999 in 1999, hence the name) which has several amendments itself. There is another revision started 2007 - "C1x". Computing is kind of like this. OpenCL's purpose - to use the power of GPU for stuff beyond graphics, as we know.

OpenCL will no doubt show up at SIGGRAPH in LA 11-15th August

Patricia Harrell, director of stream computing at AMD, agrees: "I think OpenCL makes it possible to move GPU computing from being a speciality technology to something that any developer can count on being in a system that he is writing for."

Acceptance of a Khronos-backed GPU-computing standard is not universal. "The Khronos group is the everyone-apart-from-Microsoft group," says Andrew Richards, chief executive of Codeplay, a parallel-software specialist based in Edinburgh.

For the past few years, a team at Microsoft Research has been working on an experimental system called Accelerator. "There are several other initiatives to make it easier to program GPUs," says Satnam Singh, who is investigating acceleration technologies at Microsoft Research in Cambridge.

"I don't think Microsoft will be sitting and watching. I would never underestimate Microsoft's ability to come up with alternative positions."

Airbus 380 show pale compared to the new Boeing passenger entertainment free package

Literally, at Boeing you get free oil leak, smoke, oxygen masks use, emergency landing, sliding down the stairs, high adrenalin and free TV coverage off course, all included in the ticket price.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Unemployment rate for teenagers 20%

The unemployment rate for teenagers jumped to 20.3 percent from 18.1 percent in June.
Once US was a land of opportunities for youngsters. But, seems no more.

Windowsless computing. Unbelievable, but some Penquins are flying off

Preloaded Linux is on rise !
Penguins are flying off.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Terminator's administration petrified in B.C. COBOL

California state computers can't handle pay cut, controller says

Intel and AMD equal in growth rate !

And not too much successful. Both of them. However, our "sense of judgement" tells us that Intel is currently better. Well, for how long? AMD is smaller and with much more space for decent growth ahead.

World is in a rapid 64bit Operating System transition

It's a dramatic shift even from last quarter, in which only about 5 percent of its total desktop and notebook models had a 64-bit OS installed. For the third quarter, 95 percent of desktop models and 30 percent of notebook systems will have a 64-bit OS.

Bad Comment: They probably think on the lastest delivered OSs, more precisely preinstalled OSs.

Now, being at this moment XP abandoned, that simply means transition to preinstalled 64bit Vista. Right?

The trend is also evident by looking at the kinds of systems being sold at retailers. In its circular this Sunday most of the desktops and half of the dozen notebook models being advertised by Office Depot had the 64-bit version of Windows pre-installed.

More Microsoft's 64 bit bias is blogged here.

Iridium ready to launch a new bubble

Iridium has made another step towards the construction of a new satellite phone network that will replace the current, 20-year-old design. Lockheed Martin and Thales Alenia Space will compete for the opportunity to become the primary contractor for Iridium’s “Next” network of satellites.

After 20 years, it is time for a new investment bubble

Rocket fuel found on Mars !

What a day. Just after I'd hit the publish button on the blog below, musing about what the big news was that the Phoenix lander was rumoured to have discovered about the 'potential for life' on Mars, I received a NASA email suggesting Phoenix may have actually found a chemical that might harm life.

That is why the President was informed about the recent finding of rocket fuel by Phoenix mission !
In Greek mythology bird Phoenix fly off from its own ash. Life on Mars? Hardly will take off ever.
The only positive outcome here is to price more life where it exists. Here, on Earth.

Monday, August 04, 2008

Templars sued Vatican for euro $100B !

"Non nobis, Domine, non nobis, sed nomini Tuo da gloriam..." TM

Possible Vatican response?: Forgive us Lord.

If you think amount of 100B euros is a bit too much as a consolation for losing a good name, try to calculate only compound interest on Templars treasure since the year 1307.

And if you’re looking for esoteric rites or secret higher knowledge, you’re likely to be disappointed. Their website says: “Please don’t expect to be enlightened with some supposed ‘secret’ knowledge, because nothing exists.”

The most suprising current Templar Grand Priory is in NATO !. Thus, NATO is suing Pope !!
OMG. Forgive them Father, they really don't know what they are doing.

EU develops 10 PFlops supercomputer

Based on Cell and Power6 processors, the new supercomputer prototype will increase the computing capacity at the service of the European scientific community

The efforts of the scientists at the BSC will lead to the development of future systems which will have a minimum capacity of 10 Petaflops.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Military aliens

Using a limited 56-kbps dialup modem and the hacking name "Solo" he found many U.S. security systems used an insecure Microsoft Windows program with no password protection.

Using his own computer at home in London, McKinnon hacked into 97 computers belonging to and used by the U.S. government between February 2001 and March 2002.

McKinnon is accused of causing the entire U.S. Army's Military District of Washington network of more than 2,000 computers to be shut down for 24 hours.

He would looking for aliens in military networks using of the shelf software even today,only if 9/11 attacks never happened. So much about Microsoft security. Is he only to blame?

BAD HARDWARE prepares suprise for 100 000th hit

NVIDIA partner changes side

Desperate times call for desperate measures, and it seems that one of Nvidia's key partners went and asked AMD if it needed help shifting a few more Radeon cards. It seems Nvidia's squeeze on its 20+ partners has been just too much for EVGA and it went to see what other options were available.

AMD's top brass casually told us yesterday that "[it] only needs eight partners" and that it doesn't want to damage the loyalty between them and itself after they've stuck by AMD through rough (HD 2900 XT) and the smooth (HD 4000-series).

AMD's 45nm Deneb 12% more power efficient than the 65nm Black Edition

Well, the comparison is unfair, because BE is not in a linear power consumption mode.

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