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02/11/05 - Opteron 252 on Monday, SUN, Dell, etc.
Reading ZDNet here we now have the a clue that Opteron 252 should see the light on Monday during the Linux World Conference at the exact same time than a Linux version of the PIC, the ultimate 4th world computer. While HP is releasing its first Opteron blade server, SUN is frantically preparing Galaxy, the next Dual-Core Opteron generation hardware which is supposed to replace the actual V20z and V40z as explained at CRN here. On its side, Dell seems to be facing some defection from faithful Australian customer CSIRO where 8000 desktops have a good chance to carry an AMD sticker sooner or later... ARN has the story here
02/10/05 - SOITEC on fire, Microsoft in love for 64bit, etc.
Leaving with 27M$, Carly Fiorina will surely invest in flying SOITEC, the world SOI leader which stock is, today, up 10% on no specific news, here... this does not stop Arima, the big laptop Taiwanese ODM working for compañeros like Gateway, Medion or VoodooPC, from releasing a new Athlon 64 laptop Arima W730-K8X listed here. To end up with something trully amusing, you'll be inspired to read the latest Microsoft piece of 64-bit evangelism. It's here and it goes very well with something Bill Gates said in 2003: "Consumers are confused over 64 bit computing, It appears more magical than it really is. Even with 32 bit computing, I couldn't help noticing a level of enthusiasm that went beyond its technical merit."... Yes! and 640KB is enough!
02/09/05 - RC2, Resigning Carly fired, V40z tested, etc.
Nice to start with the Windows 64-bit RC2 announcement at Windows IT Pro here where 3 products are said to be updated with security, performance and stability fix. After 6 years of hectic work at HP, Carly Fiorina is now leaving HP and Google has more than 3100 headlines about the event here. This is surely the best time to have a good look on the latest Sun 40z review at Linux World here, to listen to what Intel has to say about Cell processors at Trusted Reviews here and to read THG about Cell processors crushing competition badly. It's here and it hurts... Good luck Carly...
02/08/05 - About Patenting, AMD with ASI, embedded, etc.
Tech hero, Michael Shuette is - again - thrilling our neurons with a great piece of literature about the inner secret of patenting inventions here. After that, nice to see AMD improving the North American distribution with ASI and we have the story here, while inquirer here has some very exciting news about AMD's dirty plans in the embedded market: "AMD is going to fill a very big gap in its lineup.". Talking about gap, Reuters reports about overheating at Intel with an wise comment from Alienware chief designer "I'd be embarrassed to be a design engineer at Intel". It's good and it's here. To end up with the daily news, let's just follow PC stats in a very informative tour at the Gigabyte Nan-Ping factory in Taiwan. it's posted here and that's it!
02/07/05 - Motherboards & barebones reviews of the day
- DFI nForce4 SLI and Ultra overclocking at AnandTech
- EPoX 9NDA3+ nForce3 Ultra at Tweak Town - Price
- Logitech MX1000 Laser Mouse with built-in battery at 55$
- Soltek SL-K890Pro-939 K8T890 at neoseekers - Price
- Asus A8V-E Deluxe VIA K8T890 at Au-Ja! - Price
- HP Pavilion zv5410us Athlon 64 Notebook at 1149$
- MSI K8T Neo2-FIR VIA K8T800 Pro at K-Hardware - Price
02/07/05 - Fastest server ever, SSE3, SLI OC'ed, etc.
Let's celebrate the cheapest laptop in town with a 498$ 100% Linux notebook from Linare. The baby has a 14.1" display and interesting specifications that are all listed here. Digital Post Production is having here the fastest machine ever tested out there and it's a 3DBoxx R4.2 with 2 Opteron 248 under the hood. Another hood at Daytona has a lovely tatoo on it and it's worth a click here. Talking of speed, Tweak Town here has shamelessly OC'ed Athlon 64 and SLI to the max and it's rather impressive. AMD on its side, has no complex, and DigiTimes here, reports its - not so - secret intention to grab 12 to 15% of the laptop market and reveals in a February PDF found by team the inquirer here the imminent use of SSE3 in coming AMD64 chips. If you want more of the Gods' secrets then you might also be interested with P3D's Shuttle Q&A here. It's live today at 10AM ET (6.00 PM TU) and booze is not supplied!
02/06/05 - Egenera Abandons Single-Source Intel Strategy
Egenera, willing to follow Sun on the path to extreme competitiveness is now adding two- and four-way opteron servers to its long time Intel-exclusive lineup, as reported at Linux Business week today: "Egenera has lined up with AMD and the Opteron chip, betraying its long-standing single-source alliance with Intel. It's the five-year-old blade start-up's second recent break with tradition, the other being its decision to sell Solaris 10 into the Sun accounts it has been poaching.". Savour the great news here
02/04/05 - Asus SFF leader, Geek on Opteron, and more...
DigiTimes willing to hurt Shuttle's fans, reveals here that in fact the SFF or barebone leader is Asus with more than 500.000 units shipped in 2004! As we all know, Opteron is getting pretty hot these days and Geek here has a full Opteron reviews that explains why to the last Intel's lover.... After this, let's get back to Las Vegas CES 2005 coverage with the Grunville report here which is as good as it's late. Also king of the latecomer, Windows XP 64-bit, has its RC1 (Release Candidate) tested at PC World here where we learn that 2 renditions of MS IE (32- & 64-bit) will be delivered to ensure the highest compatibility with 32-bit addons like toolbars and else. Finally, a word here about Microsoft chosing HP Opteron servers to power many MTCs the company has in different places of the world...
02/02/05 - Dell, IBM, Sun, more news on Opteron front...
On the road to AMD, Dell is now talking of growing pressure from competition at InfoWorld here and the pressure is coming from every corners of the market. Sun is winning its risky bet with Opteron 'Big Bets Pay Off in Big Opportunities' here, and dare to offer to all IT buyers of the world to forget Xeon with a limited-time offer in a DIY page located here.
Of course IBM isn't resting either and we have the proof here that the company is starting to create some exciting blade that are going to give Dell a good run for its money...
02/02/05 - New A64 Laptop, PIC mobo, nVidia CC, etc.
After coming back to AMD, Gateway is releasing at 1399$ a new version of its Arima W730-K8 Athlon 64 laptop design under the reference 7422GX. The specs are here and it looks like an upgraded version of the 7405GX here. AMD just released here more information on PIC motherboard and talented SC2000 chipset while NVIDIA revealed here that growing success of nForce4 chipset will help beating the numbers of the business unit. Willing to follow the 64-bit trend, Silicon Dimensions also announced here full 64-bit compatibility of its Chip2Nite suite, the The tools that eliminate costly iterations between logic and physical design. To end up with exciting datas, let's have a look to this latest THG poll here where 80% of the voters saying "AMD Desktop CPU is more innovative than"... Guess who!
02/01/05 - 5000-Chip Sun Grid, AMD at 16.6%, and more...
The month starts well with Sun's head who vows to invest 5000 - up to 20000 - Opteron and Sparc processor in Utility Computer dubbed Sun Grid as explained at ZDNet here. This is the kind of initiative that boosted AMD sales which, according to Extreme Tech here reached a new 2 years high with 16.6% of the processor market share! And while AMD strives to make the number, The Tech Zone is striving to save our laptop' battery with a savvy article located here.
Finally let's not forget Anark Studio 3.0 announcement here, the good man guide to properly glue acrylic or plexi here, and the "memory and performance" guide at T-break here and nowhere else! Go AMD! GO!
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