Friday, September 30, 2011

IBM Tops Microsoft’s Market Valuation !

IBM Now 2nd Most Valuable Tech Company
IBM’s market valuation surpassed Microsoft Corp.’s Thursday, making it the world’s second-most valuable technology company.

BAD HARDWARE WEEK: Aren't  we live again in the age of mainframes in the cloud?

India keen to develop exa-computers

 India is keen to join the ambitious race to develop new generation of powerful supercomputers and is mulling allocating Rs 6,000 crore for the purpose in the 12th Plan.

Inflation saves EU from bankrupt !

What a solution !

AMD has a Global Foundries problem


Thursday, September 29, 2011

What a mistake !

Airplane almost turned on its belly after  wrong knob switch by mistake!. Rudder knob instead of door one !

BAD HARDWARE WEEK: Hard to color rudder switch into red? I have sound alarms for much less important knobs.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

AMD Orochi 8 core Buldozzer runs at max 4.2- 4.5 GHz !

BAD HARDWARE WEEK: FO4 improved clock up to 25%. That gives us upper limit up to 4,6 Ghz. However in practice we can expect max 4.2 GHz clock. Starting from 3,5 GHz. The only actual problem is related power dissipation.

Apple is worth more than (fill in the blank)


200 000 page views of BAD HARDWARE

BAD HARDWARE WEEK: Breakthrough?

Mozilla releases Firefox 7.0, improves memory usage

It's said to work more frequently now and should free up more memory when multiple tabs are open. This also means you can leave the browser running in the background and it will automatically free up unused memory, something that many previous versions were not capable of.

BAD HARDWARE WEEK: My check showed 100-300MB of DRAM allocation during the browser Firefox 7 use.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

First box of AMD's Bulldozer based Interlagos processors delivered to Cray


Microsoft collects WP7 location data without user knowledge

SMARTPHONE DEVELOPER Microsoft has been caught out on claims that it doesn't collect location data on Windows Phone 7 (WP7) handsets without user authorisation.

Is there pilot in the plane? SCADA Problems Too Big To Call Bugs !

SCADA Problems Too Big To Call Bugs , but design flaws
SCADA software used to control the U.S.'s critical infrastructure. 
 DHS warning issues has no sense? For those who do not know, 747's are big flying Unix hosts. At the time, the engine management system on this particular airline was Solaris based. The patching was well behind and they used telnet as SSH broke the menus and the budget did not extend to fixing this. The engineers could actually access the engine management system of a Boeing 747 in route. If issues are noted, they can re-tune the engine in air.

BAD HARDWARE WEEK: Great. WHat I have told you?

Monday, September 26, 2011

Guiness record: AMD 'clocks' FX processor at 8.429-GHz

BAD HARDWARE WEEK: In year 2004 it seemed just around the corner.
The processor, which adhere's to AMD's Bulldozer architecture, is due to become available commercially in 4Q11 and will include an unlocked clock frequency multiplier giving customers freedom to take the clock above the recommended limit. 

Leopold Kohr warned 50 years ago on The Breakdown of Nations

This economic collapse is a 'crisis of bigness'
Kohr's claim was that society's problems were not caused by particular forms of social or economic organisation, but by their size.

BAD HARDWARE WEEK: Instead, his downbeat but refreshingly honest conclusion was that, like a dying star, the gigantist global system would in the end fall in on itself, and the whole cycle of growth would begin all over again.

The frist virus 40 years ago

Malware—viruses, worms, Trojan horses and the like—has been around about as long as the first networked computers. In fact, 2011 is the 40th anniversary of the first known computer virus, a laboratory experiment that didn't cause damage but proved to be a harbinger of the risks to come. Here is a brief timeline showing some of the milestones in the history of computer mischief.

IEEE Advances Delivery of 100 Gb/s Ethernet with Launch of IEEE P802.3bj Task Force

IEEE Advances Delivery of 100 Gb/s Ethernet with Launch of IEEE P802.3bj Task Force

Clos switching network

"A study of non-blocking switching networks"

BAD HARDWARE WEEK: Is this the future of networking?

Fujitsu develops compact silicon photonics light source for high-bandwidth CPU interconnects

Fujitsu Laboratories announced the development of a compact silicon photonics light source for use in optical transceivers required for optical interconnects capable of carrying large volumes of data at high speeds between CPUs. In the past, when the silicon photonics light sources built into optical transceivers, and the optical modulators that encode data into the light emitted from the light source experienced thermal fluctuations, a mismatch between the lasing wavelength of the light source and the operating wavelength of the modulator could arise, causing concern that the light would not carry information. This is why thermal control has become indispensable as a way to maintain operating wavelengths that consistently match.

BAD HARDWARE WEEK: Fujitsu Laboratories has developed the world's first compact silicon photonics light source that obviates the need for a thermal control mechanism. This technology is a stepping stone toward the future of exaflops-class supercomputers and high-end servers that use large-capacity optical interconnects on a large scale and with low energy requirements.

After 3 years of dreaming, Boeing's Dreamliner becomes reality?

Congrats. Boeing's (BA.N) long-awaited dream machine became a commercial reality on Sunday when the lightweight plastic-composites 787 Dreamliner was formally delivered to its first Japanese customer.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Autoficial intelligence

 “LOOK no hands.” On the count of three Tino Ganjineh takes his hands off the steering-wheel and the VW Passat stuffed with computer hardware takes over.

Plan 28: Analytical Engine project gets underway

CPU size of a steam locomotive
BAD HARDWARE WEEK: What never realized, now seems possible.

As Many As 500 Million People Have Been On Facebook In A Single Day

What a bunch of ...

PHY IC targets 100G metro transport market

100 Gbps metro , aggregate of 4 25 Gbps links.

Intel MIC 10 Pflops supercomputer

In 2013

Demystifying UEFI, the long-overdue BIOS replacement


However, Microsoft's UEFI Rules Could Be Used To Block Linux Installation

 BAD HARDWARE WEEK: Windows 8's use of UEFI is essential to speeding up the boot process. The current model is literally decades old

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

IEDM: Hynix takes NAND to 15-nm

While many experts have expressed doubts about the ability of flash memory to scale and indicated the need for an alternative non-volatile memory technology, Hynix has just gone ahead and produced a 15-nm NAND flash memory cell which it plans to unveil at this year's International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM).

High-speed memory controller spec released for DDR4

BAD HARDWARE WEEK:I just heard from the DDR PHY Interface (DFI) Technical Group today that it has released the preliminary DFI 3.0 specification, the latest version of the industry specification that defines an interface protocol between DDR memory controllers and PHYs.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

007 style Drones get licence to kill !


Browser Encryption that Protects Almost the Entire Internet Broken

Do you use Gmail? How about Facebook? Maybe Amazon? All of these rely on SSL, an encryption technology that keeps what goes between you and a website. It's the little lock icon. Now two guys say they've cracked the code.

Intel: 5 times more cores in 5 years, max 50 in year 2016 !

BAD HARDWARE WEEK: Latest IDF talk extrapolation. But, what use of 50 cores? Performance  saturation heavily hits even at 8 cores processor.

$600 Flying Drones Dubbed "SkyNET" Break into Wireless Networks


Monday, September 19, 2011

Darpa Challenge Inspires 4 Plans to Make Computers 40x More Efficient

We're not too far away from supercomputers that could use half a gigawatt—as much energy as a small city. So chip researchers are looking to make giant steps in getting processors' power consumption under control.

IBM patented 107 PFlops supercomputer

BAD HARDWARE WEEK: To be built in 2015?
With 8 million cores?

Friday, September 02, 2011

Smartphones Are PCs, at Least to Crackers

Smartphones Are PCs, at Least to Crackers.

BAD HARDWARE WEEK: The good news is that smartphone owners seem to accept the reality that smartphones are as laden with data and are as vulnerable as PCs. The problem is that protecting them is different and, in some cases, more difficult. Kevin Mahaffey, the co-founder and CTO of Lookout Mobile Security, told IT Business Edge blogger Carl Weinschenk that patch management, passwords and vigilance can keep devices safe.

GlobalFoundries charts road to 14 nm

It will try to prove out the EUV technology in a late version of the 20-nm node, but the company doesn't expect EUV to be required until the 14-nm node.

PC in crisis: Intel has removed its Fab 24 in Leixlip, Ireland, from its 22-nm roadmap.

PC in crisis.
Intel is expected to be in volume production of 22-nm devices by the end of this year. The company's 22-nm parts will be made using the company's tri-gate 3-D transistor technology.  

BAD HARWDARE WEEK: "Further, we hear that HP, Acer, and Dell are clearing inventories, given soft sell-through trends." 

The move would effectively delay the launch of Intel's next-gen Ivy Bridge by a quarter (to March 2012) as the company attempts to save costs. 

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Airline pilots 'so reliant on computers they forget how to fly'

Airline pilots are becoming so reliant on cockpit computers that they are forgetting basic procedures, aviation experts have warned.

BAD HARDWARE WEEK: After invention of calculator, how many times you have used paper and pencil for calculations?

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