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Intel And Micron Sampling Multi-Level Cell NAND Flash Memory

ASUS Presents New TA-89 Chassis

NVIDIA Introduces Quadro Plex VCS Model IV

Intel And Micron Sampling Multi-Level Cell NAND Flash Memory

Intel Corporation and Micron Technology today announced they are sampling 50-nanometer multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash memory manufactured by their NAND flash memory joint venture, IM Flash Technologies.

The 50nm MLC technology, sampling at a 16 gigabit die density, complements the previously announced 50nm single-level cell (SLC) products that the companies are shipping today at a 4 Gb die density.

Along with producing NAND flash out of Micron facilities in Boise, Idaho, and Manassas, Va., the IM Flash joint venture has also been manufacturing wafers since February at a 300mm facility in Lehi, Utah, that is completely dedicated to the joint venture. Additionally, the companies are moving forward on plans to bring a new IM Flash manufacturing facility to Singapore with their recently announced Singapore partnership.

Source: Intel Corporation

ASUS Presents New TA-89 Chassis

ASUS has announced the TA-89 Series chassis with an advanced ventilation design, injury-proof installation, easy access to hardware components and a large hardware capacity for customized PC building. Additionally, its well-built frame and independent USB port design provides users with convenient access to USB devices and avoids mutual interference when multiple USB devices are connected.

The TA-89 supports dual 80mm rear and front fans, with the option of upgrading the front fan to a 120mm large fan. The side venting holes pull in cool air to lower CPU and graphic card temperatures and the air-duct funnels the cool air towards the CPU, while the rear venting holes enhance ventilation around the add-on cards.

The screw-less hard drive cage with user-friendly holders and side panels with thumbscrews enable easy system upgrade and maintenance. The injury-proof hard drive cage and folded metal edges protect fingers from scrapes and cuts. The spring-opened optical drive door allows quick access to optical devices, and intelligently located USB ports avoid mutual interference when multiple USB devices are connected.

The TA-89 provides support for four 5.25-inch and six 3.5-inch drive bays, seven PCI slots, two USB ports and two audio ports to support an array of optical drives, hard disks, sound cards, LAN cards and peripherals.


  • Dimension w/Bezel: 180 x 400 x 412 mm
  • MB Form Factor: ATX, µATX
  • Drive Bays: external 5.25" x 4, external 3.25" x 1, internal 3.25" x 5
  • System Fans (mm): rear: 80 x 2 or 120 x 1, front: 80 x 2
  • Side venting holes with air-duct
  • Expansion Slots: 7
  • Front I/O ports: USB x 2, Audio x 2
  • Colors: Black/Silver/Black, Gray/White/Gray

Source: ASUS

NVIDIA Introduces Quadro Plex VCS Model IV

NVIDIA Corporation announced a new version of the NVIDIA Quadro Plex visual computing system (VCS), which incorporates the unified architecture and GPU computing capability of NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600 GPUs. This new Quadro Plex VCS offers workstation and cluster performance for a wide range of graphics-intensive styling and design, oil and gas, and scientific applications.

NVIDIA Quadro Plex VCS Model IV features include:

  • A new unified architecture, first introduced with the NVIDIA Quadro FX 4600 and 5600 solutions, dynamically allocates compute, geometry, shading and pixel processing power.
  • GPU computing for visualization combines hardware computing features with NVIDIA CUDA technology to solve complex, data-intensive challenges.
  • Next-generation vertex and pixel programmability with Shader Model 4.0 enables a higher level of performance and effect realism for OpenGL and DirectX 10 applications
  • 3GB frame buffer (1.5GB frame buffer per GPU) delivers high capacity for interactive visualization of large models and real-time processing of large textures and frames with the highest quality and full-screen antialiasing.
  • Accelerated 3D texture performance for more interactive visualization of large volumetric datasets.
  • Frame Synchronization allows display channels from multiple workstations to be combined into one large "virtual display".

Featuring NVIDIA SLI multi-GPU technology, the NVIDIA Quadro Plex is an external, visual compute system delivering a 20x increase in density when compared to traditional GPU solutions. By delivering rendering power of up to 80-billion pixels per second and seven billion vertices per second with resolutions as high as 148 megapixels on 16 synchronized digital-output channels or eight HD SDI channels, the Quadro Plex can be configured as a single system or added to a visualization cluster for immense scalability.

The Quadro Plex VCS Model IV is priced at $17,495 (MSRP) and is currently available through NVIDIA and distribution partners worldwide including PNY Technologies, Leadtek, and Elsa.

Source: NVIDIA Corporation

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