81 posts • joined Thursday 17th February 2011 21:29 GMT
Re: 30GB of RAM, 320GB of SSD, and 16vCPUs for $1.20 ..
"Let me enlighten you, why not consider a server with 2x 10 Core Xeon CPU's, 192Gb RAM and SSD for about the same money.."
Yes you can buy it.....but who is going to maintain and operate it? At $864 per month you are all in and all done and presumably it is never down. The concept is an outsourced IT department not just data.
Facebook could block pic printing and saving if it wanted to.
Another good reason to avoid Facebook.
An upgrade?????? You're joking right?
No removable storage. Hmmmm....it can stay in the box.
I don't care how good it feels or how good it looks; if it has no removable storage then it's pretty much useless.
And as long as the print media continues to ignore that then Apple will never add it.
Seems to me Microsoft should seriously consider XP 2.0. Why not fix it? Folks sure don't want Win 8. I know that I don't want win 8. So much in fact that when my 2009 vintage Lenovo T500 laptop died I found 2 more online exactly like it to bung in the XP hard drive.
Re: Intel is dropping PCIe by 2016.
What I found interesting was the FTC found it necessary to ORDER Intel to maintain support for PCIe. It would seem that predicts some writing appearing on the wall.
Where was R2D2?
Seems R2 is in every movie these days.
Intel is dropping PCIe by 2016.
That's right, Intel is already shipping Oak Trail sans PCIe however the Federal Trade Commission has ORDERED Intel to continue PCIe support to at least 2016. You can read this in the Intel vs AMD settlement agreement.
Intel reasoned to FTC that mobile devices have no need for high speed interconnects. FTC "allowed" Oak Trail to be released but future silicon must support PCIe.
Without PCIe nVidia discrete GPU's do not find their way on Intel motherboards. Intel wants to go it alone without nVidia discrete cards. The believe that by 2016 on-die cpu/gpu soc will make the discrete gpu obsolete for all but the most demanding rendering. And I'm sure that Intel graphics MIGHT be up to speed by then.
Moore's Guidline or Observation is not a Law...
...so stop perpetuating that myth. Repeating bullshyte doesn't make anything else but boring repetitive bullshyte.
Never whether it should be made we need a naming contest.
No Orchids for Mr. Snowden. You'll Brits wil get that.
My favorite is "Springtime for Snowden!"
or "Snowden: the Revenge!"
"Battlefield: Snowden" even get John Travolta to play the part.
How about "Snowden Dearest"
It's not a belated push.....
The ARM ecosystem 5 years ago was not what it is today. HD Graphics, HD cameras, interent connectivity 5 years ago all were the goal, the dream. What ARM was back then was cheap, and used very little power. Today ARM is still cheap, uses quite a bit more power the penalty for a much higher performance envelope.
Lets switch to x86 from both Intel and AMD. 5 years ago x86 was power hungry and high performing. Low power was the goal, the dream and it took 5 years for x86 to evolve itself downwards to the point where is just now competitive with ARM who has evoved itself upwards.
ARM has always faced this performance ceiling and the consequences of it, when does x86 become a better solution than ARM? With all power consumption and performance curves being equal I would prefer a smart phone or tablet or notebook that runs compatible software. Notice that I said software not apps. An app is something that you eat before your main meal (for us colonials). You limeys call them starters.
So Intel and AMD have not entered the phone and tablet space belatedly, it has been a steady evolution downwards.
Intel has been so busy competing with AMD on the bleeding edge that it took a sea change in corporate design philosophy to entertain the concept of low perfomance being "good enough". That is what AMD has been saying for years. So we now have a knew race downwards. You can't have low power and bleeding edge performance, at least not with today's understanding of physics. Yes there are fabrication techniques which help such as FinFET, but power equals performance.
Amazon managing CIA secretes!!
Does that mean secrets are for sale with Amazon Prime?
sprained fingers from hitting the fire button.
what happens when you run out of quarters?
But can it dog fight? What happens when the control is jammed or destroyed? The best tactical response to a drone is the destruction of it's satellite control. Gee, China is up to it's butt in ground to space anti-satellite missiles.
There will never......
be a 5g network.
a man walking on the moon.
be a sun setting on the British Empire.
Other infamous truths...
The check is in the mail.
You are the biggest.
You are the first.
The United States Supreme Court rejects the argument that reselling books and movies is a violation of Copyright. Once a product has been sold to an end user that user has the right to resell.
So what if DigitalRev is not "authorised". They have an opinion regarding the product and a right to be heard.
Hmmm.... When Sci-fi meets Sci-fact the clone of "Clonus Horror"...."The Island"
Okay so the storey is pastiche now that sci-fi is all grown up. But can we honestly say that a community of live clones providing body parts 'on-the-hoof" will never exist? "The Island" goes beyond entertainment much the same way that Soylent Green did with food shortages.
So shoe-horn "The Island" somewhere in that list even if only to serve as a warning what power and money is apt to do with exclusive life extending technology.
Why is it necessary to clone people? Unless you have a need to create Untermensch.
AMD missing something....
The problem with Tablets and mobiles is on-board storage. The poor solution now is "The Cloud". And evidentlly that is the new server market.
Personally I don't use, want or need the cloud. As my data and software does not need to be stored where I can not get at it or is not under my control. What I want is a "Personal Cloud". I want a microserver that can connect to my tablet or mobile and send me what I need. This server would be in my house and under my control. AMD is well suited to provide this product.
This does have to be anything more than a few terrabytes of storage with a 4g motherboard, maybe about the size of a couple of bricks.
Captain America is a juicer...
Captain America didn't go to the gym. He just got shot up with more steriods than Lance Armstrong.
The Cloud is your data held hostage.
How about a personal cloud. A small server with a 4g motherboard. An AMD SeaMicro board would do nicely. All your mobile, laptop and desktop devices would link to it for stored data.
Democratic business? LOL
A business is a model of fascism. And so is Facebook.
Just vote with your feet.
Titan use Opteron 6274 cpu's
The Oak Ridge Titan uses AMD 6274 cpu's one for one with the nVidia gpu's. Get it right.
Hmmmm.....will Google have a search tool that sorts by the most copyright infringement hits?
...if not then I guess Google becomes a thing of the past. Google is not the internet police. It is a search engine. When it stops being a search engine then folks will look for alternatives.
First Google sucks up to the Chinese and other abusive and repressive states. Now they suck up to the great satan: the MPAA.
Tablets were "invented" on Star Trek
The producers of Star Trek should sue Apple for infringing upon their tablet design. In fact they even called it a tablet. Or perhaps the estate of Gene Roddenberry should sue.
Apparently there is nothing so ferocious and feared as a wee 9 year old girl with her camera.
Martha Payne can now stand proudly in the company of other Scottish heroes as Bonnie Prince Charlie, Robert the Bruce and William Wallace who I wager are all spinning in their graves at the antics of the lily livered pantywaists that their descendents have become.
I would imagine that Ms. Payne should have a right to photograph her food where ever it is doled out as a journalist. All she did was highlight the shame of her teachers.
Say it aint't so
Are you saying that industrialization and development threatens species sustainability? Get out!! Wow. Never would have thunk that.
How many boffins does it take to screw in a light bulb?
If it was Moore's Law then it would not have 10 years to go. It is Moore's observation.
Near Earth Orbit asteroids??? Are you nuts!
Take one NEO nudge it the wrong way and what you get is a 100,000 megaton kinetic impactor. If it doesn't smash the moon into bits then it will certainly smash the crap out of the earth.
Ever wonder why the dark side of the moon seems to have many more meteor craters than the earth side?
Avatar is the incorrect life imitates art self reference.
Every time I watch an Alien invasion movie I shake my head. All it takes is a few asteroids shot earthward a few hundred thousand kilometers per second to end all life ends fairly painlessly; for the aliens anyway.
And Cameron proposes to do that?
What a maroon, what an ignoranimous.
The enormous amounts of energy required can not be adequately controlled much less accurately directed.
Hey Cameron, don't listen to Billy Bob Thornton or Bruce Willis okay!
Hmmm... they could've come up with a better name!
How about Weyland Corporation.
So At&T offers to give you the keys to your own phone?
After the contract is over and you paid a huge premium to pay for the phone, does AT&T give you a discount for using your own phone?
New cell phone purchases are subsidized by monthly fees. Why don't those fees drop when the user has their own phone? Just another example of the mobile carriers ripping off the consumer.
hmmm...delay? How about it doesn't work.
AMD doesn't have those problems with Llano and Bobcat. Hmm....How about Intel graphics suck and Intel on-die graphics really suck?
Whoops there goes market share right to AMD!
The solution is simple
Apple should just buy ProView.
It's all about the arm rest.
When I take my seat the arm rest goes down and never goes back up. If they can not fit then too bad.
You are wrong.
If you are a rickshaw peddler and a fat person sat in your rickshaw charging them more is not discrimination, it is a surcharge.
"Nothing goes in the head unless you swallow it first."
Perhaps this needs to be included in the Blue Jackets manual.
"Ich bin ein Berliner" JFK in Berlin. There are those who will say that Kennedy actually said that he was a "Jelly Donut" too.
So Obama wants his Hawaiian roots to lean towards Asia. Well the Japanese certainly wanted Hawaii to be part of Asia!
X86 vs ARM RISC
The easiest way to keep beating on ARM is to simply evolve x86 to 128 bit. ARM software developerss just can't move that fast and really neither can ARM.
Evidentlly AMD Bulldozer may be AMD's choice to achieve 128 bit capability.
Larry Elison wants to buy everything in sight...
"Oracle CEO Larry Ellison reiterated his interest in buying a chip maker, but AMD CEO Dirk Meyer said his company is not for sale, though he would listen to offers."
Three months later Dirk Meyer was fired.
The year is not over yet. Larry could now buy AMD pretty dam cheap.
Lets get this straight.
AMD shows an INCREASE in sales SEQUENTIALLY of 4-6% (x4=16-20% year to year) and a slight decrease in operating margin.
So AMD continues to grow and be profitable DURING A RECESSION and that is a bad thing?
Paypal? are you nuts!
Paypal is a payment facilitator.
If there is any kind of problem they are NOT available to solve it.
I use Paypal with a credit card. If I have a problem I call my credit card company. Paypal was the spawn of EBAY, well known for it's customer disservice.
Oh yeah, just becasue I have a phone or tablet doesn't mean that I need to use it to buy my groceries.
All I want to do is make phone calls.
The graphics will still suck.
Koomey's Law?? Come on.
Over time, the need to use less silicon per cpu increases. Thats rav's Law.
Over time the cost to produce silicon increases demanding a smaller die size. The benefit other than cheaper chips per mm squared, is the Marketing suits get to claim that their chips are green.
The decreasing demand for low energy use is economic. Economic motivation is not a natural law as it is anthropocentric. In fact none of this is natural law. Just some moron wants to get is name attached to somebody else's mistaken belief that "it" is a law.