Many-core chips are the great hope for more performance but Sandia National Lab simulations show they are about to hit a memory wall. How bad is it?
Storage is what makes a computer your computer. Robin Harris writes about storage and other tech with a focus on the SOHO/SMB market. And fun stuff, too, like PS3 supercomputers and Google's technology.
Robin Harris has been a computer buff for over 35 years and selling and marketing data storage for over 30 years in companies large and small.
Ricardo Bilton writes for ZDNet's The ToyBox.
Microsoft's new Chief Software Architect, Ray Ozzie, recently said that Microsoft's reactive culture may be the company's greatest liability as an innovator. But we don't need an innovative Microsoft.
Reports that Seagate is having "random freeze" problems on its new 1.5 TB drives may be more serious than the company has admitted: 1 TB Seagate drives may be affected as well.
The news that Apple has cut Macbook production by 20-30% may not be surprising given the world economy. But when HP reports that their Q3 notebook revenue grew 26% and Mac resellers are offering rebates on the new 'books things have gone very wrong in Cupertino.
Putting flash into disk packaging, while convenient, is sub-optimal. Disk latency is so great that no one worries about adding a few hundred microseconds to an I/O.
Bill Hunt, Blu-ray defender?Over on The Digital Bits blogger Bill Hunt rebukes me for calling Blu-ray dead.
Blu-ray is in a death spiral. 12 months from now Blu-ray will be a videophile niche, not a mass market product.
When it comes to watching DVDs and HD video, bigger is a lot better. Moving from a 50" LCD to a 120" front projector has made me a believer.
The Apple product transition mentioned by Apple's CFO has arrived. Like other industry watchers, Storage Bits looked into its crystal ball to predict what it would look like.
If techies could choose the next President, Obama would win in a landslide. Checking donors from 10 large tech companies, including Apple, Dell, Google and Microsoft, over 90% of the donations support the senator from Illinois.