Thursday, March 31, 2011
Google's +1: This is pretty cool
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Server Hardware Market Will Reach $57.8 Billion in 2014
TSV and DDR4
Samsung already made some samples.
TSV should make possible big memory / processors bundles. Introduction in 2012.
Intel might use 16 MB caches bundles with TSV.
IBM too. Thus, year 2013 might be the year of TSV introduction. 2014 year of rise. And 2015 year of widespread use.
Well, that is not all. The scandalous video had created a traffic jam on the ring road.
How fast is the Internet at Google?
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
NASA spaceship control network vulnerable to hackers
Foreign spies' hack into Australian PM's computer
Miss Gillard's parliamentary computer was among 10 machines used by senior government ministers which were compromised by the hackers, Australian intelligence officials have said.
3D glasses compatibility standard gets green light
In the next 50 years, no more oil.
AI in Russian stealth plane !?
Monday, March 28, 2011
Report: Intel's faulty chip slows PC production
The volume of debugged Cougar Points has been low, which has limited the volumes of Sandy Bridge PCs that can be made, the report said.
Why Oracle Is Charging Hard in Hardware
Over one million computers selling each day
The world's smallest SSD
AMERICAN STORAGE MAKER Foremay has today announced its OC177 disk-on-chip (DOC), the world's smallest solid state disk (SSD) drive.
The company is shipping the SSD in capacities of up to 32GB and it measures just 22x22x1.8mm in size, almost the same as a 20 pence piece. According to Foremay, this makes it the world's smallest SSD.oads.
USB 3.0 is the latest earthquake victim
Pie in the sky! Qatar invents artificial clouds to beat the heat
BAD HARDWARE: Cloud remotely controlled ?
Intel, AMD Hold Lead on Microprocessor Market Share: Report
Friday, March 25, 2011
Fukushima radiation level has been approaching those seen in the aftermath of the Chernobyl !!
Why glasses-free 3D is going to be a small-screen hit
With glasses-free 3D unlikely to hit bigger screens any time soon, mobile manufacturers have time to shine. The 3DS can be used to take 3D photos and will be able to download some 3D movies, but it's primarily a gaming device and wider use will be limited.
Power wall: Game Over or Next Level ?
BAD HARDWARE: Solution? New materials.Researchers integrate GaP on silicon, III-V
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Intel quitely ships 4.4 GHz Xeon X5698
Apple Software Chief Serlet Is Stepping Down
Apple Inc. (AAPL) announced the departure of Bertrand Serlet, a senior software engineer at the company since the return of Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs in 1997 and a main architect of the Mac operating system.
Serlet helped develop the Mac OS X operating system that runs Apple’s Macintosh computers. The next version of Apple’s Mac operating system, to be called Lion, is scheduled to be released later this year.
F-22 Raptor blinded in Libya !
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Cray to build huge, grunting 20-petaflop 'Titan'
Titan will also make use of GPU co-processors to goose the performance of the machine,
Dimensions 41.5x21x20 in. / 508x533x1054 mm.
Weight 155.5 lb. / 70.5 Kg
Processor Support (4) Intel 5650
Core Logic Intel 5520 ICH10
Memory 48GB DDR3 1333 ECC
Expansion Slots (16) x16 PCIe 2.0
CUDA Support (8) Nvidia Tesla C2050
Storage 3TB 8HDD SATA RAID 5 w/ 1 Hot-Swap
LAN (2) 1Gb/s Ethernet – Public Net / Private Net
Network Interconnect 8 Port Switch + 4 Single Port InfiniBand QDR HCA
Optical Drive 3.5” CD/DVD-RW
I/O (2) DVI-X + (2) USB
OS Support CentOS, Scientific Linux, RHEL
+ CUDA IDE (Eclipse-based) + TORQUE + GANGLIA
Others available upon request.
UPS (Optional) (2) 2400 KVA 9130-2kW
Accessories Keyboard + Mouse
BAD HARDWARE: Thus, based on NVDIA CUDA and Intel's latest XEON.
LAMMPS - Large-scale Atomic/Molecular Massively Parallel Simulator using 2nd order Taylor series . Tianhe uses it too.
Interestingly to note, INtel's HAswell processor's will use 4 operands FMA. In 2013. Tesla supports FMA.
Shot in the ARM ?: Intel's Ultra mobile chief resigns
NASA's Orion Moon Craft Unveiled at New Spaceflight Facility
The Orion crew exploration vehicle is on schedule to conduct its first orbital flight test as early as 2013 and provide initial operational flights by 2016 as required by the NASA Authorization Act of 2010.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Steve Jobs will face two hours of questioning
WEARER OF TURTLENECKS Steve Jobs has been ordered to answer questions regarding antitrust allegations in relation to Apple's Itunes music service and Ipod music player.
BAD HARDWARE: The man is allegedly ill. How they only dare?
Big Brother is among us: Hexacopter that detects motion and breathing
Bad hardware week: Ideal for Gadafi's and Israeli wall law enforcement.
ASUS launched tablet - notebook combo
Monday, March 21, 2011
Double floating gate FET: potential unified memory device
A switch from a hibernate mode to the active mode takes ~14 ms.
Kaku: Demise of Moore's law in 2020
BAD HARDWARE: My prediction is less theoretical. Under current rate of progress, Intel will hit 4nm transistors in 2019 !. No free scaling lunch after that, except of radical change of basic functioning principles. Thus, actually no end of Moore's Law, but definitely the end of Moore's Law under well established premises.
Friday, March 18, 2011
Spam Network Shut Down
Microsoft Corp. and federal law enforcement agents seized computer equipment from Internet hosting facilities across the U.S. in a sweeping legal attack designed to cripple the leading source of junk email on the Internet.
Microsoft launched the raids as part of a civil lawsuit filed in federal court in Seattle in early February against unnamed operators of the Rustock "botnet," a vast network of computers around the globe infected with malicious software that allows its masterminds to distribute enormous volumes of spam, peddling everything from counterfeit software to pharmaceuticals.
Google award: $5M for precision landing near an Apollo site at Moon
The Google Lunar X PRIZE expires whenever all prizes are claimed, or at the end of 2015.
Less than 5 years left !
Apollo 11 landing was hoax. Never touched the Moon surface ! Voice time delays were made by transfer of signals via Geo stationary satellite between USA and Australia locations.
Thus, why not triple prize for landing near Apollo 11 site? No one could get it. Ever.
Nearly half of all PCs to use graphics processors
The processors with built-in graphics capabilities will be installed this year on 115 million notebooks, half of total shipments, and 63 million desktop PCs, or 45 percent of the total, IHS said in a note on Wednesday.By 2014, 83 percent of the world's notebooks and 76 percent of desktops will ship with graphics-enabled microprocessors.
Great backup device for digital camera
WHat will happen with semiconductor industry if Fukushima melts !?!
Nomura warned that the quake may result in shortages of aluminium substrates for hard disk drives and silicon wafers, with Shin-Etsu Chemical and Sumco reporting interruptions to production. Mimasu Semiconductor , which makes 300-mm ingots, is also closed with no immediate timetable for restart, Nomura said.
BAD HARDWARE: The trouble is already mounted. Even Without reactor melting.
Airbus faces charges over 2009 Rio-Paris crash
A French judge filed preliminary manslaughter charges Thursday against Airbus over the 2009 crash of an Air France jet - opening a rare criminal investigation against a corporate powerhouse.
RSA: Cyberattack on us could put customers at risk !!
F35 super fighter not ready due to software delays
I can't imagine that kind of claim on 30 years ago ! No it is not only administration problem.
US most advanced fighter is now close to Russian target date. And China super fighter not a lot behind.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Inside The Deal That Made Bill Gates $350,000,000
This story was first published in the July 21, 1986 issue of Fortune. As Bro Uttal told Fortune's editor, Marshall Loeb, at the time (see Editor's Letter at the bottom of this page), "I doubt that a story like this has been published before or is likely to be done again."
Firefox 4 slated for March 22
HAL, open that bloody doors ! Pleeeease.
April fools list ? : Most ethical world companies - Computer related
Hitachi Data Systems
Intel's 22nm Ivy Bridge and AMD's 32nm FX on COmputex
In related news from the same source, AMD has also accelerated the production of its Llano APUs and is expected to begin shipping the APUs to ODM/OEM makers in May at the earliest instead of the original schedule set in the third quarter. FX launch at June 11th.
New compact laser diode breakthrough
IBM has another complementary solution.The modulator's waveguide structure, as well as the size of the device are both limited by the wavelength of light used. IBM's current generation coupler has a 500nm waveguide, and the device itself is a mere 200 micrometers long, half the wavelength of the laser's light. This makes it easily small enough to fit between current generation multi-core processor cores.
The device is many times more efficient than current bus technology. IBM bills speeds at 100 to 1,000 times faster than electrical, with energy consumption of 50 milliwatts or less.
Japan Earthquake 2011: WikiLeaks Reveals Government Warned About Nuclear Plant Safety In 2008
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Intel plans sub-10W Atom server CPU
AMD Fusion based desktops will be available on 20th July
|AMD A-Series Accelerated Processing Units Due in 2011|
|Model||A8- 3560P||A8- 3550P||A8- 3560||A8- 3550||A6- 3460P||A6- 3450P||A6- 3460||A6- 3450||A4- 3360||A4- 3350||E2- 3250|
|Stream Core Count||400||400||400||400||320||320||320||320||160||160||160|
|GPU Clock-Speed||TBD||594 MHz||TBD||594 MHz||TBD||443 MHz||TBD||443||TBD||594 MHz||443 MHz|
|Radeon Brand||HD 6550||HD 6550||HD 6550||HD 6550||HD 6530||HD 6530||HD 6530||HD 6530||HD 6410||HD 6410||HD 6370|
|Memory||DDR3, 1866 MHz||DDR3, 1866 MHz||DDR3, 1866 MHz||DDR3, 1866 MHz||DDR3, 1866 MHz||DDR3, 1866 MHz||DDR3, 1866 MHz||DDR3, 1866 MHz||DDR3, 1866 MHz||DDR3, 1866 MHz||DDR3, 1600 MHz|
|Launch||Q4 2011||Q3 2011||Q4 2011||Q3 2011||Q4 2011||Q3 2011||Q4 2011||Q3 2011||Q4 2011||Q3 2011||Q3|
First Olympic Bug: London 2012 Games countdown clock stops
"The Omega London 2012 countdown clock was developed by our experts and fully tested ahead of the launch in Trafalgar Square," he added.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Cell phones are 'Stalin's dream,' says free software movement founder
"I don't have a cell phone. I won't carry a cell phone," says Stallman, founder of the free software movement and creator of the GNU operating system. "It's Stalin's dream. Cell phones are tools of Big Brother. I'm not going to carry a tracking device that records where I go all the time, and I'm not going to carry a surveillance device that can be turned on to eavesdrop."
Stallman firmly believes that only free software can save us from our technology, whether it be in cell phones, PCs, tablets or any other device. And when he talks about "free," he's not talking about the price of the software -- he's talking about the ability to use, modify and distribute software however you wish.
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Nearly three decades into his quest to rid the world of proprietary software, Richard Stallman sees a new threat to user freedom: smartphones.
Processor Whispers – About Chancellors and 3D Chips
BAD HARDWARE: Intel's Rockwell 2014 will integrate in one die all what Haswell did in 2. So, what use of 3D? at Intel? HAswell FMA will use 4 operands FMA. That will require increased bandwidth and 16MB L3 accessed in a more direct way then previously. Oh by the way, IBM uses FMA since 1990 ! At CeBIT, IBM boss Palmisano tactfully covered up the slip-up of the German chancellor Angela Merkel who, during the presentation of IBM's 3D prototype chip, had asked him, "Do you take that from Intel?" His reply, "No, ours are better", was almost drowned by the audience's laughter.
Monday, March 14, 2011
4chan Hackers Leak Internal Bank of America Emails
The employee reportedly corresponded with Bank of America employees and was told to falsify loan numbers on documents to force Bank of America to foreclose on homeowners.
Solar Power Table That Wirelessly Charges Your Gadgets
Calxeda's ARM chips designed for 480-core servers
Friday, March 11, 2011
Some Sandy Bridges have Anti-Theft Inside, but not the others ?
Devastating Earthquake in Japan: Sony , Panasonic, Toyota fabs closed !
As many as 4 million people are without electricity and fires are burning unchecked along the Japanese coast, according to reports. Many electronics companies are located in northeast Japan in the areas worst hit by Japan's earthquake and tsunami.
"There are car and semiconductor factories in northern Japan, so there will be some economic impact due to damage to factories," said Yasuo Yamamoto, senior economist at Mizuho Research Institute in Tokyo.
Tsunami will strike LA in 10 hours !
1 Tbit pilot optical network
Terabit PICs will enable networks to scale to capacities up to 25Tbits/s.
BAD HARDWARE: We expect 1 Tb supporting chips commercially available only in 2015.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Graphene etching to usher in computing revolution
NAND flash memory for enterprise SSDs: Achieving high-endurance storage via signal processing
By using MSP technology, NAND endurance can be enhanced by a factor of 20X to meet over 50K P/E cycles
How one cybercriminal stole $86 million
Wednesday, March 09, 2011
3D DRAM integration technology in 2013 !
Experts define a true 3-D package as one that stacks various chips vertically and then connects them by deploying TSVs. The aim is to shorten the interconnections between the chips, reduce die sizes and boost device bandwidths.
One of the big and recent announcements in the arena came from Xilinx Inc., which recently discussed a "stacked silicon interconnect" FPGA.
However, there are several problems with TSV technology: Lack of EDA design tools; complexity of designs; integration of assembly and test; cost; and lack of standards.
Tuesday, March 08, 2011
AMD Finalizes Shipment Dates for Next-Gen Chips.
Will begin commercial shipments of its high-end FX-series chips based on Bulldozer micro-architecture in the second half of June and will initiate supplies of A-series code-named Llano accelerated processing units (APUs) in early July.
The code-named Zambezi processors based on Bulldozer micro-architecture with four, six or eight cores will belong to FX-series and will be sold under AMD Vision Black and AMD Vision Ultimate labels.
AMD's product family will include FX-series, A-series and E-series microprocessors.
By contrast, Intel's largest selling (by volume) product continues to be Pentium branded CPUs, manufactured at 45nm/65nm, and in general, Intel takes several years to transition to a new generation of CPUs.
Innovative Lunar Demonstrations Data
Monday, March 07, 2011
Lava tubes on Moon !
BAD HARDWARE: LEt me note that 70m of Moon soil is pretty good thermal isolation too. And some 360m or so long. On the other side, how to get in and out?Inflatable hotels would be great insulators for additional contstant habitat temperature raising, above the zero C ! What about use of SPace STation, after decommissioning? SOme of its parts. They are already above the Earth ! Think about large solar concentrators on roof ! For light and warming during the direct Sun expose.
Could it be done in 20-30 years? Yes !
Spice Up Your Life: Then and Now
NASA Moonrise will take 1Kg of Moon soil back to Earth !?
When? In 2016.
Friday, March 04, 2011
Second secret spaceplane to launch today
Wild Thing: Charlie Sheen Sets New Guinness Record for Twitter !
1.2M followers in 25 hours !
BAD HARDWARE: 50K per hour !
Stellar photo recovery
Here is how desperate people try another recovery ways.
Towards Picosecond Trading
The potential value of millisecond, or indeed a picosecond, was vividly demonstrated during a particularly bloody period on Black Friday, October 10, 2008, when the UK market plummeted at a hair-raising £250m a second.
Want to trade faster? Go to Antarctica
Google filed a patent for a floating offshore data centre, while 2007 technology firm Sun Microsystems unveiled plans to build a data centre in an abandoned coal mine.
BAD HARDWARE: Our computer clocks are still running at nanosecond levels. Picoseconds are 1000 shorter time periods. Picoseconds might be of interest using quantum computing technology.
Teenagers jailed for running “criminal equivalent of Facebook”
Webber, of Southsea, Hampshire, and Thomas admitted conspiracy to commit fraud and assisting offenders.
Thursday, March 03, 2011
On Operating System stability
BAD HARDWARE: Win7 doesn't show me dead screen. That is really great accomplishment on OS Stability ! :)
In my 20 years of computer industry employment, I've had Windows NT
give me blue screens of death at least once a day, sometimes twice.
Windows 2000 and XP lock up on me at least once a week.
Been working with UNIX variants for almost 20 years. The UNIX
equivalent of a blue-screen of death is (was?) a "PANIC" message.
I've gotten them exactly twice since I began using UNIX on an old
AT&T 3B2 from Bell Labs.
LeBron James slams computer illiteracy
Diamond Composite Offers Unheard Electronics Cooling Capabilities
The research is focused on producing a silver-diamond thermal shim of unprecedented thinness – 250 microns or less.
To date, tests indicate that the silver-diamond composite performs extremely well in two key areas -- thermal conductivity and thermal expansion.
BAD HARDWARE: Diamonds are forever.
OgOle: World mobile data traffic to explode by factor of 26 by 2015
Millions of people around the world have cell phones but no electricity, and by 2015 a majority in the Middle East and Southeast Asia will live "off-grid, on-net.
Third of US fighting strength made up of unmanned vehicles by 2015 !
Several years ago the US defence department set itself the target of having a third of its fighting strength made up of unmanned vehicles by 2015.
ASUS delivers PC cases wraped around its motherboards.
Human skin is memristor !
Wednesday, March 02, 2011
The justices who have pronounced that Britain is no longer Christian did so in a court where witnesses swear on the Bible and invoke God’s help
The Christians of an earlier era may not have known about multiculturalism, or predicted that it would be the signature tune of our times.
Bad pixel plague grounded Webb's telescope
HP is making nanostores using memristors
From Micro-processors to Nanostores: Rethinking Data-Centric Systems, the author explores that idea.
BAD HARDWARE: Calculation alone uses only 3% of needed energy. 30 times more energy is used for data moving. Look at the processor. 30 times of die area is used for cache than for processing itself. The same thing repeat in the data center.
In Computer nanostores January article:
From Micro-processors to Nanostores: Rethinking Data-Centric Systems, the author explores that idea.
Seems that in energy efficiency use we are deep in the diminishing return phase of computing age.
Dollar will have to fall by roughly 20%
BAD CURRENCY: The dollar's reign is coming to an end.
I believe that over the next 10 years, we're going to see a profound shift toward a world in which several currencies compete for dominance.
Transistor pentode and quantum transistor
Quantum Tunneling Transistor
Which is the next transistor dopant, Germanium or radical InAs? Germanium obviously, InAs is like graphene, still unreproducible at wafer level.
Intel's Gargini says.
BAD HARDWARE: Seems that some works on graphene are on.
However, the domains were only 10-to-20 microns, 30 times smaller than the half-millimeter (500 micron) domains on which TI is now reporting.