The company announced a new variant of its GPU first introduced the year before the previous. The new modification is designed for 64-bit/66MHz PCI-X bus, but can work in PCI 2.2 slots as well. Another difference from the previous products is the improved dual link DVI interface high-res output to new-generation TFT monitors.
Actually there´s only one such monitor, 30" Apple Cinema (junior 20" and 23" models have usual DVI interfaces). Max. resolution provided by the first output of DL DVI makes 2560x1600 @ 32-bit color. The new interface is also backward compatible with DVI.
The second output supports resolutions up to 2048x1536, so you can connect both CRT and TFT monitors with D-Sub interfaces. There are WYSIWYG plugins for many professional graphics and video applications that provide realistic colors in real time.
Other specs include 256 MB memory, 2 x 400 MHz RAMDAC and higher-quality coolers.
The novelty is already available in USA for $700.
The supercomputer will be shipped to Japan Science and Technology Corp., JST. for testing various process emulation programs. Named Scalable Software Infrastructure (SSI), the project is meant for developing software libraries for massive parallel computing with a strong accent on scalability and compatibility.
XT3 is a scalable supercomputer of the 3rd generation based on AMD Opteron 100 processor nodes. Each node has its own RAM (1 to 8 GB ECC) and SeaStar comm module connected by HyperTransport that provides up to 7.6 Gbps connections over 6 channels. The architecture generally looks like this:
Physically, there are two processors elements (PE) per server blade. Blades are mounted into racks with interfaces to external network, storage, etc.
Linux-based OS is also of modular nature, each PE corresponds to a microcore, while from the higher levels the system is seen as a single whole or logical partitions. Development and management tools are based on the same principle.
Those interested in detailed technical specs can read this PDF.
... That looks like "Intel VIIV" and "Intel Inside VIIV" in a rectangle on the "star dust" background. Now analysts are trying to understand what this is to mean, because all older brands have rather transparent meaning.
The matter is that, on the one hand, "VIIV" can be Latin "6" and "4", but it would be incorrect to write this way, as "64" would be "LXIV". So, itn´t not likely to mean 64 bits.
On the other hand, a couple of "V" symbols separated by two vertical lines might mean dual-core nature of new processors.
Naturally, company representatives refused to comment this information leakage, prolonging analyst debates until the official announcements. But we must also remember that not every registered brand stands for a real product. For example, we haven´t still seen any Fortons, Adeptons, Tegrons, Metarons or even Vantons from AMD.
Such an interesting solution is to go on sale in Europe these days: portable Super X USB OTG storage from Cardmedia that can also be used as a USB hub.
Available with 20 GB to 80 GB capacities Super X offers all USB OTG (On-The-Go) features like direct connection to digital cameras, card readers and other USB drives. The device powers via USB, AC adapters or 4 x AA batteries.
It seems terabyte-capacity storage solutions are starting to spread in the more or less mainstream market inspite of their price. This time Japanese I-O Data unveiled its new external hard drive based solution, HDZ-UE1.0TS, expected to go on sale early in February for about $1000.
The device has USB 2.0 and IEEE1394 interfaces. As you might have already guessed the casing conceals 4 x 250GB hard drives cooled by a fab powered over USB.
Features include diagnostics, fan and HDDs noise adjustments, EasySaver LE and DiskRefresher LE backup tools. Sized 136x266x131 mm, HDZ-UE1.0TS weighs 4 kg.
Source: PC Watch
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