Podcast #495 - ICY DOCK’s 16 bay enclosure, Intel Rumors, and more!

Subject: General Tech | April 12, 2018 - 10:20 AM |
Tagged: video, Samsung, podcast, Platimax, micron, KL-G, K68, Intel, icy dock, hp, enermax, corsair, cloudflare, chromebook x2, Byte3, Azulle, amd, AlterEgo, 7nm, 3d nand

PC Perspective Podcast #495 - 04/11/18

Join us this week for ICY DOCK’s 16 bay enclosure, Intel Rumors, and more!

You can subscribe to us through iTunes and you can still access it directly through the RSS page HERE.

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Hosts: Ryan Shrout, Allyn Malventano, Jeremy Hellstrom, Josh Walrath

Peanut Gallery: Ken Addison, Alex Lustenberg

Program length: 1:34:25

Podcast topics of discussion:
  1. Week in Review:
  2. ButcherBox
  3. News items of interest:
    1. 0:35:00 Chris Hook leaves AMD (to where?) and Sasa Marinkovic takes that spot
  4. Picks of the Week:
    1. 1:22:50 Ryan: The NVIDIA Ruler
    2. 1:26:50 Allyn: MKVToolNix (also for Windows)
    3. 1:29:35 Jeremy: Humble Strategy Bundle
  5. Closing/outro

Video News

April 12, 2018 | 12:53 PM - Posted by Anonymou (not verified)

Dick jokes - is there a line between funny and annoyingly childish?

April 12, 2018 | 05:14 PM - Posted by Josh Walrath

Probably, but we have yet to actually identify where the line is...

April 12, 2018 | 07:39 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

It's in the dyke with the van.

April 12, 2018 | 12:59 PM - Posted by Anonymouse (not verified)

Can wet get a NZXT Kraken X72 review?

April 12, 2018 | 02:42 PM - Posted by Anonymous123456 (not verified)

Is the show no longer on iTunes? 493 is the last one on there.

April 13, 2018 | 12:47 PM - Posted by Anonymous1 (not verified)

I also don't see the last 2 episodes on iTunes.

April 12, 2018 | 02:46 PM - Posted by Ireen (not verified)

https://www.pcper.com/merch still does not work?

April 12, 2018 | 05:13 PM - Posted by Josh Walrath


April 12, 2018 | 07:40 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom


April 12, 2018 | 05:18 PM - Posted by Steve O (not verified)

Did you guys totally miss Allyn's review of the new WD/Sandisk SSDs? Didn't see the podcast yet but didn't see it in the rundown. Was looking forward to the discussion about them...

April 12, 2018 | 07:26 PM - Posted by Josh Walrath

I believe we covered it the week before.

April 13, 2018 | 12:07 AM - Posted by Steve O (not verified)

The review came out right after last week's podcast so it wasn't included.

April 12, 2018 | 11:57 PM - Posted by To64WeGoTo64WeGoWeAreDraggedAlongScreamingTo64WeGo (not verified)

Looks like MacOS is getting to see its 32 bit application ecosystem go out of support sometime soon(1).

"32-bit app compatibility with macOS High Sierra 10.13.4"


April 14, 2018 | 10:58 AM - Posted by RISCVandGPUsAIandOtherAcceleratorsInAdditionToCPUs (not verified)

Someone is using the Open RISC-V ISA to create an AI Accelerator SKU with 4096 cores.

"You have probably never heard about Esperanto before and there’s a good reason for that. The startup has been cloaked in secrecy, at least until recently that is. At the 7th RISC-V Workshop Esperanto finally gave us some glimpse into what they were up to." (1)

And fruther down in the Fuse article"

"RISC-V IP Cores

Esperanto plans on paving the way for RISC-V to enter the high-performance computing market. As part of that plan they have been designing at least three RISC-V related IP cores:

◾ET-Maxion – a high-performance RISC-V core comparable to the best ARM IP cores avilable today.

◾ET-Minion – an energy-efficient RISC-V core for high TeraFLOP computing

◾ET-Graphics – a RISC-V-based graphics processor" (1)

So RISC-V ISA and more GPU competition maybe in the not to destant future.


"Esperanto exits stealth mode, aims at AI with a 4,096-core 7nm RISC-V monster"


April 14, 2018 | 11:19 AM - Posted by MoreGoodArticleContentThatsInformativeTimes10 (not verified)

Also GF's process for its IBM fabrication agreement.

"As IBM starts shipping their latest and greatest server microprocessors, it’s a good time to take a look at the underlying fabrication process. Fortunately, over the last few months we have had the opportunity to attend a number of conferences where enough aspects of the process was revealed to build complete picture.

This is GlobalFoundries 14HP Now

In October 2014 it was announced that IBM has agreed to pay Globalfoundries $1.5 billion to take over their unprofitable foundry. In addition, Globalfoundries was to remain IBM’s sole provider for the next decade. By that time, design rules for IBM’s 14nm process were already set and shortly after IBM presented their 14HP technology at IEDM 2014. Three years after the original fab deal, in September 2017, GF announced 14HP was finally ramping up production. At the time there were a few murky details in the official press release that piqued our interest. In particular, there was one small statement describing the metal stack which differs from what was described back in 2014 and of course Tom Caulfield (SVP and GM, Fab 8) quote that claimed 14HP “leverages the proven 14nm FinFET high-volume experience of our Fab 8 facility”. " (1)

Wikichip.org's Fuse article based content along with their Wikichip processor and related IP refrence content is one of the best sources of Processor/IP deep dives on the web currently.


"GlobalFoundries 14HP process, a marriage of two technologies"


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