• ZemaTalon

    by Published on 11-30-2013 12:57 AM  Number of Views: 1985 

    "In 2015, Intel plans to have Knights Landing ready for consumption. A modified Silvermont architecture will replace the many simple (basically 15 year-old) cores of the previous generation; up to 72 Silvermont-based cores (each with 4 threads) in fact...The most interesting part? Two versions will be offered: Add-In Boards (AIBs) and a standalone CPU. It will not require a host CPU, because of its x86 heritage, if your application is entirely suited for an MIC architecture; unlike a Tesla, it is bootable with existing and common OSes. It can also be paired with standard Xeon processors if you would like a few strong threads with the 288 (72 x 4) the Xeon Phi provides."

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    by Published on 11-27-2013 02:37 AM  Number of Views: 1434 



    "..it introduced the storage world to a speed never before seen from a single SSD controller – 1800MB/s."

    "Perhaps their second greatest step forward has to do with DuraWrite Virtual Capacity (DVC) where, depending on data entropy, DVC can increase the storage capacity of NAND by up to 3X. In layman’s terms, a 128GB SSD can realize storage of as much as 384GB of data stored."

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    by Published on 10-25-2013 04:58 PM  Number of Views: 949 



    "Last month AMD brought media, analysts, and customers out to Hawaii to talk about a new graphics chip coming out this year. As you might have guessed based on the location: the code name for this GPU was in fact, Hawaii. It was targeted at the high end of the discrete graphics market to take on the likes of the GTX 780 and GTX TITAN from NVIDIA."

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    by Published on 09-01-2013 12:42 PM  Number of Views: 961 

    "Users can use the HAF Stacker series cases as standalone cases or in a stacked configuration. The various cases are able to stack on top of each other using a patent-pending Cooler Master designed rail system that is reportedly inspired by military picatinny rails. Cooler Master stated in the press release that the cases securely connect in a simple two step process."

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    by Published on 07-19-2013 10:33 PM  Number of Views: 1778 



    This week at the 2013 Samsung SSD Global Summit in Seoul, South Korea Samsung revealed their new 840 EVO line of SSD's with capacities ranging from 120GB and 250GB at the low end up to 750GB and 1TB at the high end.

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    by Published on 06-22-2013 12:04 AM  Number of Views: 1431 


    A company claims to have developed a technique to increase the capacity of DVD's from 4.7 GB up to a whopping 1,000 TB (1 petabyte). The article goes into a lot of detail on how it works, including the basics of optical disk burning.
    They claim to have circumnavigated Abbe's limit - a law that limits the width of light beams.

    "Both beams must abide by Abbe’s law, so they cannot produce smaller dots individually. But we gave the two beams different functions:"

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    by Published on 06-15-2013 06:07 PM  Number of Views: 1289 



    On Tuesday, AMD introduced its new FX-9000-series processors. The company quoted their peak Turbo speeds (5GHz for the FX-9590, 4.7GHz for the FX-9370) and a rough time frame for availability ("this summer"), but it revealed little else. We were left wondering about base clocks, power envelopes, and potential retail availability.

    Well, today, AMD has finally answered our questions. The company told us the base clocks for the FX-9590 and FX-9370 are 4.7GHz and 4.4GHz, respectively. Also, as rumored, thermal envelopes for both offerings are "~220W." That's a substantial increase over the 125W TDP of AMD's current FX-series flagship, the FX-8350.

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