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Two Items To Ponder . . .

Item One: There’s a rather interesting interview with the chief technologist at IBM. One short quote should intrigue: “Folks assume performance improves as one shrinks a part. That is no longer correct.” He goes on to say that big performance Read More

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Slow and Scarce . . .

We’re now getting a number of reports about Barcelona’s actually showing up in about three months, but in the hubbub of all the activity, two points need to be made: The slow ones are the ones that seem to have Read More

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Fab-Less AMD?

All sorts of rumours have been doing the rounds recently about AMD going fab-less following their announcement of an ‘asset light’ strategy for the company. After giving the matter some consideration, I’ve arrived at the conclusion that the rumours are Read More

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HDOM - A Rebuttal

For those of you who did not read Mr. Shawlee’s recent series of articles, his arguments boiled down to two general categories: Engineering challenges were insurmountable, and The market would not accept the cost of the new format. It would Read More

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AMD Defabbing . . .

There’s a sentiment among some financial types that what AMD is going to have to do is largely or entirely outsource its fabbing to third-parties. Outsourcing is a big buzzword these days, and it may work very well in other Read More

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The Economics of Optical Storage

As was recently pointed out by science-guy Ian Anderson HERE, there are physical limitations preventing optical storage from becoming the storage medium of choice. If you haven’t read the article, or just don’t feel like it, the problem boils down Read More

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Buying a Modern Monitor

As an intermediate computer user, I myself personally don’t run into many problems when choosing computer hardware software or peripherals. So when it comes to buying LCD panel I pretty much know what I want; unfortunately that is not the Read More

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The Slow Bug . . .

Do you know what the problem with the K10 generation is? It has the notorious slow bug: “the B0 core had a few bugs including the one that keeps AMD from clocking the CPU at very high frequencies.” This is Read More