Friday, May 22, 2015

Intel's Skylake in August



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99% BAD HARDWARE WEEK: Boards above with a new chipset are ready for COMPUTEX (and gaming after a lot of power regulators around the Skylake) in June.

Monday, May 11, 2015

SSDs lose data if left without power for just 7 days

Consumer class SSDs can store data for up to two years before the standard drops, but when it comes to SSDs used by enterprises, the drives are only expected to retain data for a period of three months – a fact confirmed by Samsung, Seagate and Intel's own ratings on their products.
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Sunday, May 03, 2015

EXCLUSIVE: Intel's Xeon Skylake ISA

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99% BAD HARDWARE WEEK: CDI and AVX 512 F taken from forthcoming Knight Landing. Calculator ERI&PFI special instructions (sqrt and transc) remain inherently KNL's. Beside, it will use Storm Lake 100 Gbps integrated fiber optic fabric.  .
Storm Lake Gen 1 will support 2x100Gbps fiber optics, overall 50GB/sec fabric bandwith .
Aries interconnect routing chip, Intel has acquired from Cray in 2012, is able to support 16GBps. However, Intel's fiber optics failed for this year, so Storm Lake fabric support disappeared before Skylake Xeon announcement.



CPU/
 IS
SkyLake SkyLake Xeon CannonLake Knights Landing Haswell
SSE
SSE2
SSSE3
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
FMA3
FMA4
AVX
AVX2
AVX512F
AVX512CDI
AVX512PFI
AVX512ERI
AVX512VLI
AVX512BW
AVX512DQ
AVX512IFMA52
AVX512VBMI
SHA
AES

Friday, May 01, 2015

Boeing 787 Dreamliners contain a potentially catastrophic software bug


 "This condition is caused by a software counter internal to the GCUs that will overflow after 248 days of continuous power. We are issuing this AD to prevent loss of all AC electrical power, which could result in loss of control of the airplane."
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 99% BAD HARDWARE WEEK: Don't worry, dooms only 248th day !. You have only 1/365 chance to fall down. 
More on safety bug bounty program read here.


Severity Examples Maximum payout in awared miles
High 1,000,000
Medium
  • Authentication bypass
  • Brute-force attacks
  • Potential for personally identifiable information (PII) disclosure
  • Timing attacks
250,000
Low
  • Cross-site scripting
  • Cross-site request forgery
  • Third-party issues that affect United
50,000


Sunday, April 26, 2015

Intel new Skylake lowers clocks !


If the information is correct, then the initial “Skylake-S” family will hardly be truly broad and will not impress with high clock-rates.
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99% BAD HARDWARE WEEK: Some computing power it will draw thanks to DDR 4 interface and that's all folks. Except as we allready noted new Morphcore for lower power consumption mode, where improvements should be substantial. However, nice only for notebooks. OFFICIALLY.


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

What’s Next for Moore’s Law? For Intel, III+V

10 nm ?
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99% BAD HARDWARE WEEK: What an idiotism. It is clear bipolar technology and is used for Intel's OmniScale 2 optical fiber integration in 2018.

Exclusive is from BAD HARWARE WEEK: It will run exclusivly not silicon based  devices at 25GHz,  but at 100 Ghz. Or even at 400 Ghz later !

However,
A new method developed by Ali Javey and colleagues that involves using III-Vs grown on insulators using an epitaxial layer transfer process overcomes this problem.
The team transfer ultrathin layers of indium arsenide (for n-type FETs) and indium gallium antimonide (for p-type FETs) from their original growth substrates onto silicon wafers using a two-step process. The structures produced are similar to conventional silicon-on-insulator (SOI) structures except that the top, active, layer is the single-crystal III-V film rather than silicon. The researchers have already made such a platform before, dubbed X on insulator, or XOI.

Intel has nothing in common with SOI production ! Nor manufacturing expertise with SOI.

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Mid age crisis : 50 years of Moore's law

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His now 50-year-old article predicted that the silicon integrated circuit would continue to develop over the coming decades.
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99% BAD HARDWARE WEEK:  In 2014, semiconductor production facilities made some 250 billion billion (250 x 1018) transistors. This was, literally, production on an astronomical scale. Every second of that year, on average, 8 trillion transistors were produced.
A single microprocessor today would cost $195 million, had the price per transistor remained constant between 1971 and 2015. That is how our world would look like if Moore's law don't exist. That hypothetical outlow Microprocessor would cost as today's top supercomputer.

Microsoft launches pilot program to hire autistic people

. Wasn't those employers enough in the design of even number Windows versions?

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