The January 30th 2008 batch of test results are in for SPECpower_ssj2008 energy efficiency benchmark and it looks like Hewlett Packard has claimed the energy efficiency lead with their newest low-cost 2U HP Proliant DL180 G5 server. The secret to their success appears to lie in the selection of the Intel 5100 series "San Clemente" chipset.
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The Mongolians have had a painful lesson on mesh networking according to the OLPC current events webpage. Broadcast storms in the overly dense mesh environment along with excessive mDNS broadcast traffic seem to have crippled the Gobi desert experiment.
That was then ...This is now? Ok, maybe it was 6 years ago?
Earlier this month I wrote "Build a Mac Pro equivalent workstation for 1/3 the cost" and the pricing didn't look good for the Mac. Now that the new Mac Pro with updated specifications and a much lower price has come out, I figured it's time to do an updated comparison.
I will be speaking at the Network Neutrality Summit this morning at the University of San Francisco. They will be streaming this event LIVE at ustream.
After seeing the above video sent to me by Justin James, I only have one thing to say: Give Jonny his PhD! Johnny Lee is a PhD student at Carnegie Mellon University who took a standard Nintendo Wii remote and turned a monitor in to something special.
With the arrival of the latest standardized energy efficiency benchmark from SPEC, we have a good way to measure server efficiency. In light of the recent controversy over flawed energy efficiency studies that have unfortunately been touted by so many in the press instead of SPEC, I thought I'd offer some more in-depth analysis on energy efficiency.
The last time I built a wooden all-in-one 19" LCD PC, my family wanted it in the kitchen and my mother wanted it in hers. To keep everyone happy, I built my mother another one (pictured above and below) out of 3/16th inch jet-black polycarbonate which makes the chassis look like the material from a grand piano.
After this morning's piece "Don’t believe the low bit-rate ‘HD’ lie", I thought I would follow up and show you want crappy HD looks like. The following is a sample from AVSForum user Xylon who digitally ripped some images from DIRECTV and Dish Networks satellite service 1.
Update 6:00PM - Here’s what fake HD video looks like.Last week at CES, Comcast announced their "HD" video on demand download service over its future DOCSIS 3.
Intel launched their brand new 45nm mobile dual-core processors last week with 60% smaller packaging size. Yesterday Apple announced their Über-sleek MacBook Air ultra-slim notebook which also uses a specially designed Intel dual-core CPU with 60% smaller packaging.
Update 2/22/2008 - I originally used the word "rigged" to describe Neal Nelson's study. My reasoning for using the word "rigged" was due to the fact that the test platforms used in Nelson's study painted an inaccurate picture.
Unfortunately, one of the least used features on all-in-one multi-function printers and heavy duty copier/scanner/printer machines is the scan function because it's simply too complicated. If you're lucky, IT will set up your email account as a preconfigured setting and they'll teach you how to scan a document to your email inbox.
Carey Holzman of Computer America brought to my attention this prank that Gizmodo is bragging about. Apparently, Gizmodo's Richard Blakeley brought an infrared device that shuts TVs down and went around the show floor crashing people's presentation.
Updated 12:10PM - If you're in the market for new gadgets, wait a few months for the new gear shown this year at CES. You'll see items like the pocket sized Panasonic 3CCD 1080p (24p) camera at this end of this quarter as will many other items.