T2K Open Supercomputer Systems with Quad-Core AMD Opteron Processors Now in Operation

Subject: Systems | June 2, 2008 - 11:32 AM |

TOKYO -- June 2, 2008 --AMD Japan (NYSE: AMD) today announced the official start of operation of the T2K supercomputer systems featuring Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors and with specifications developed jointly by the University of Tsukuba, the University of Tokyo, and Kyoto University. These T2K systems were delivered to the University of Tsukuba by Cray Japan Inc. and Sumisho Computer Systems, to the University of Tokyo by Hitachi Ltd., and to Kyoto University by Fujitsu Ltd.

Source: AMD

AMD Foundation Launches "AMD Changing the Game"

Subject: General Tech | June 2, 2008 - 11:30 AM |

New York -- June 2, 2008 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the launch of AMD Changing the Game, the first initiative of the newly formed AMD Foundation. The AMD Changing the Game program is intended to improve critical technical and life skills by teaching kids to develop digital games with social content. The program is rooted in AMD's commitment and experience in supporting education with the company's passion and expertise in the gaming industry.
Source: AMD

VIA OpenBook Mini-Note Reference Design wins Gold at Computex

Subject: General Tech | June 2, 2008 - 11:27 AM |

Taipei, Taiwan, 2 June 2008 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of ultra-mobile, power efficient x86 processor platforms, proudly announced today that the VIA OpenBook mini-note reference design has won the impressive Computex Taipei design and innovation Gold Award for 2008.

Source: VIA Arena

FIXED! Forums down for a bit

Subject: General Tech | June 1, 2008 - 02:25 AM |

Thanks to all who wrote in - yeah the forums are down for a bit of UNscheduled maintenance. But no worries, we have people on the job and they will hopefully be back Sunday sometime.

UPDATE - the forums are back up!  A huge thanks goes to our friends at eicomm.net and moreweb.com for helping me with the problem while I was flying across the globe!


Time to break out that summer cooling gear

Subject: General Tech | May 30, 2008 - 06:50 PM |

While new technology is almost always a good thing, getting rid of old tech is not.  The parallel port still has not died, nor the 3.5" floppy or the PS-2 port.  There are probably even ISA slot holdouts, I know for a fact that there are still AGP addicts.  The newest forced obsolescence is causing a lot of FUD, so to properly understand the new Cable TV standards drop by this thread.  It won't help make your grandmother feel better about her old TV no longer receiving a signal, but it can help yo

A laptop, or a miniature HTPC?

Subject: Mobile | May 30, 2008 - 03:45 PM |

Acer's Aspire 6920G is really into multimedia, both making it look good, and making it easy to view.  It has a 16" screen, at 1366x768 resolution (aka 16:9) and a 'CineDash' a touch sensitive section of the keyboard to make playing movies easy as well as full 5.1 sound.  It is a choice for those looking not for the lightest or the most powerful, but for those wanting to watch a few movies while they are on the go.

Source: InsideHW

The lost review

Subject: Motherboards | May 30, 2008 - 02:02 PM |

For a look at how well ASUS has implemented the 780i chipset, take a look at the ASUS P5N-T which was under review quite a while ago at [H]ard|OCP.  The delay occurred thanks to many problems that [H] encountered during testing, which soured their enthusiasm and made the review process significantly longer than normal.  You can see where thi

Source: [H]ard|OCP

S3 has caught up with the times

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 30, 2008 - 11:55 AM |

It has been a while since we've heard from S3 Graphics though that doesn't mean they are gone.  The Chrome 430 that was announced a while ago is starting to show up on reviewers desks and the first review is at VIA Arena.  The stats of the card sound good, a 625MHz engine clock and 256MB of 500MHz GDDR2 and full support for DX10 and PCI Express 2.0.  All that for $60 and an extra 143W power draw on your system.

Source: VIA Arena

MSI is showing off in Taipei

Subject: General Tech | May 30, 2008 - 11:36 AM |

bit-tech was shown some interesting little previews by MSI.  You can see their planned new X58 chipset based motherboard and the Nehalem that will go into it, all 1366 pins of it.  Hard information on this pair of next generation silicon from Intel is still rather rare, but the pictures do tell a lot.

Source: bit-tech

Thecus: The Future of NAS Coming to Nangang

Subject: Storage | May 30, 2008 - 06:00 AM |

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