Monday, February 23, 2015

Wallet wars breakout in 2016

You could not soon pay anything without your Android or iOS. However, the arrival of Apple Pay has spurred the adoption of NFC-enabled point-of-sale terminals at retailers, which benefits Google as well as Apple.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Intel's Skylake is Morphcore processor

“With these [MorphCore] and other promising ideas developed in collaboration with Intel’s academic partners, processors in the next 5-10 years may offer the best of both worlds: high performance to minimize delay and deliver the best user experience; as well as throughput mode to maximize efficiency when single thread performance is less important,”
Chris Wilkerson Intel Labs, Hillsboro, OR
99% BAD HARDWARE WEEK: Short for Thread-Level Parallelism, TLP is a software capability that enables a program, often a high-end program such as a database or web application to work with multiple threads at the same time instead of having to wait on other threads. Programs that support this ability can do a lot more even under high levels of work loads.
OOO reservations to be used as in-order instruction buffers  .
A many-to-one threading model maps many user processes directly to one kernel thread, the kernel thread can be thought of as the main process. This is good for single ILP processor.
A one-to-one threading model maps each user thread directly to one kernel thread, this model allows parallel processing on the multiprocessor systems. Each kernel thread can be thought of as a VP (Virtual Process) which is managed by the scheduler.  Exploits TLP.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

What's so FANNY: Equation in action !

Since 2001, the Equation group has been busy infecting thousands, or perhaps even tens of thousands of victims throughout the world, in the following sectors:
To infect their victims, the Equation group uses a powerful arsenal of "implants" (as they call their Trojans), including the following we have created names for: EQUATIONLASER, EQUATIONDRUG, DOUBLEFANTASY, TRIPLEFANTASY, FANNY and GRAYFISH. No doubt other "implants" exist which we have yet to identify and name.

99% BAD HARDWARE WEEK: Here       Person in charge.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Canon to announce 120M pixel camera in 2018

99% BAD HARDWARE WEEK: Still not using Full frame size sensor. In that case sensor would have resolution about 160-180 Mpixels. And that is level of Mid size film format resolution. Ina compact SLR body.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

AI Catapult

Pathfinder project has 'most advanced AI in any vehicle so far'
Transport Systems Catapult (TSC) has unveiled a prototype of the first driverless 'pod' vehicles to operate in public areas in the UK.
99% BAD HARDWARE WEEK: Will we let AI to drive US into the future ?

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The worst prediction for the first half of the 21st century !


Charles H. Duell was the Commissioner of US patent office in 1899. Mr. Deull's most famous attributed utterance is that "everything that can be invented has been invented."

 There is no market for more than 5 billion computers !!
- Dr. Joseph Bell, 1911 inasanely brave prediction only 12 years later

By 2020, there could be as many as 100 billion internet-connected objects around the world.
The goal of 5G Radio Access Network is to provide a 1,000x increase in capacity, supporting 100+ billion connections with data rates up to 10Gbps and less than 1ms latency.

99% BAD HARDWARE WEEK: We have great misprediction talents in 21 century, not only great IBM's trader Thomas Watson in 1952. Actually, dr Watson was right, if he conidered only scientific mainframes. Bussiness computers  had been promising even in that long time ago year 1952.
ARM will release mbed OS under an Apache 2.0 license which will include mbed TLS, Thread, and other technologies toward the end of 2015. In 2010, Cisco Systems bought Arch Rock, yet another IoT startup that helped drive 6LoWPAN.

Monday, February 09, 2015

70 years later

Russian Strelas were manufactured by the Moscow Plant of Computing-Analytical Machines during 1953–1957; 7 copies were manufactured.
15 February 1946 ENIAC 300 Flops
2016   supercomputer Cori 30 PFlops
99% BAD HARDWARE WEEK:  That is 10exp14 times more processing power.  In year 2019 10exp15 times ! ENIAC have had equivalent of 175 000 switches, based on digital switching formalism Shannon introduced in 1938.

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Intel's 10nm in two years !

The 10nm chips are expected to be launched early 2017,” said Taha Khalifa, general manager for Intel in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Saturday, February 07, 2015

Ruler ch(e)at: No 14 nm chips !

As continued progress of Moore's Law approaches the next two semiconductor technology nodes, 11 nanometers and 7 nanometers, new metrology instruments — a kind of fine-scaled ruler — is needed to succeed. Since these rulers need to be as much as 10 times more fine than the semiconductors they are measuring the current rulers could have nixed Moore's Law continued progress. The previous finest scale rulers today were spaced at four nanometers — invented by aBeam Technologies Inc.
99% BAD HARDWARE WEEK: Future 1.5 nanometers ruler for 7 nm chips. Current 4nm ruler for 22 nm chips, then what existing ruler was used for Intel's 14nm super duper chips ?? None.! Thus, there is no 14nm chips ! No at all ? Weeeeell, except on some roadmaps. :))))

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

ARM Cores Take on PC Processors

Phones using ARM cores are expected in 2016 that deliver 4K video with the quality of a set-top box, console-class gaming and virtual reality experiences while staying in a smartphone power budget, said Nandan Nayampally, an ARM vice president of marketing. ARM officials are banking on its wide ecosystem of partners to redirect content from PCs and TVs to the new handsets.
99% BAD HARDWARE WEEK: Gulp for x86 architecture. After 30 years rule.

How IBM Is Likely To Spin This Week's Force Reduction

110,000 layoffs. Whatever the word, what counts is how many fewer people will be paid by IBM on March 1 compared to today.
99% BAD HARDWARE WEEK: Shame on you IBM.

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Intel's Skylake confirmed for Q3 2015

Intel new advanced 14 nm architecture

Intel’s Skylake architecture will bring a number of new features to the table, including higher Instructions per clock (IPC), Thunderbolt 3.0 support (‘Alpine Ridge’ models only), DDR4 memory and native SATA Express.

The Z170 companion chipset would be the flagship performance chipset which will support the unlocked K-Series Skylake processors . The chipset will feature up to 20 PCIe Gen 3 lanes, 6 SATA Gen 3 ports, 10 USB 3.0 ports and a total of 14 total USB ports (USB 3.0 / USB 2.0), up to 3 SATA Express capable ports, up to 3 Intel RST capable PCI-e storage ports which may include x2 SATA Express or M.2 SSD port with Enhanced SPI and x4/x8/x16 capable Gen 3 PCI-Express support from the processor. 
99% BAD HARDWARE WEEK: Native Command Queuing has been known since 2008 say in Intel's SSD. Now HD access  will be faster too. Well, if you use faster core, twice faster DDR4, you can't rely on old, slow HD. And the other peripheral devices too.
Intel is not implementing USB 3.1 and that would be a cool thing. We expect to see USB 3.1 shipping in 2015, but motherboard manufacturers will have to rely on external controllers.

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