Thursday, June 2, 2011
The first company that gave us a quad core mobile processor was Intel with the new lineup of Sandy-Bridge processors announced in January. Apart from the usual mobile processors for laptops, Intel introduced multi core models designed for ultra thin portables and tablets. These new processors use a new technology that keeps power consumption to a minimum.
The second company that gave us a multi core processor was Nvidia with its Kal-El processor. This processor was announced in February and will be released to the market in a few weeks. This processor that could be named Tegra 3 can be seen in action in a very cool video here .
The third company was Qualcomm which just announced its new series of Snapdragon processors with two and four core models. The two core model will integrate a 3G/LTE modem and will be available in 2011. The quad core model is expected in the first quarter of 2012.
The last but not least was Texas Instruments, which just a day after the announcement of the new Qualcomm processors, announced its' new processor. The new OMAP processor has a pair of A9 cores and a pair of M3 cores for multimedia and will be available in 2011.
The next 12 months will be a very hot year for mobile computing enthusiasts as there will be more than enough machines to the market. All companies have been collaborating closely with Microsoft to make their CPUs compatible with windows 8.
For more info check the links below.
Sources: Intel new processors, Nvidia Kal-El demo, Qualcomm Press Release, Qualcomm Snapdragon, Texas Instruments OMAP
Αναρτήθηκε από EAZy στις 8:37 AM
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Ecology today should not be a trend nor something trivial, it should be a priority. For Google ecology is a priority for years now and the company prooved it once more. In Googles new data center, which was built in Finland at the old facilities of a mill, it was decided to use sea water for cooling. Apart from reducing the amount of river water that would be used this sea water approach takes into account the temperature difference between used and bay water. So used water is mixed with cool bay water so the temperature difference between the used and bay water will be trivial. You can take a virtual tour in Googles new Data Center through the video above.
Source: Datacenter Dynamics
"general-purpose supercomputer that uses GPU technology".Humble in an "annoying to IBM" kind of way that is. By the way if you want to know more about the previous top supercomputer check here.
Monday, May 23, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
No matter how successful, rich and famous you are and no matter how careful and thoughtful you may be you could be involved in a car accident. In fact most people in developed countries have at least one trivial or serious accident involving cars in their lifetime. This is the case of Austin Whitney. A young man having just completed high school and scheduling to continue his studies. He was ambitious and hardworking but he made a mistake. He got involved in a car accident back in 2007, after drinking and driving and was left paralyzed. The doctors said he could never walk again. At a point in life such as this a man needs a lot of strength to carry on and most of the times he needs support from friends and family. This time Austin had also the support of science. A professor at Berkeley University created an exoskeleton light and affordable to help paraplegics walk again. There are other exoskeletons in the market but their cost, being over $100,000, is just prohibitive. The exoskeleton that was created by the Berkeley team costs a fraction of the price of others at $15,000. With that price you get a lightweight but strong exoskeleton with a battery life of 8 hours. This exoskeleton helped Austin walk to the podium and receive his graduation title in front of a crowd that kept silence through this effort. Since that day, Austin and others like him can look at the future with hope for a better life.
sources: Austin Whitney, UC Berkeley, San Francisco Chronicle
Friday, May 20, 2011
Source: Kaspersky Labs
Αναρτήθηκε από EAZy στις 1:41 PM
Source: bellard.org, Emulator