"The computers that brought Gollum, the Balrog and Middle Earth to life are now available to work for hire.
The computers used to create special effects for the Lord of the Rings films are becoming an on-demand processing centre.
The cluster of 1,008 computers in New Zealand can now be hired on a per hour, per processor basis."
Mammoth PCB for Mammoth Performance
"ENTHUSIAST website Xtremesystems has yet another exclusive after the Athlon 4200+, with a photo of an Asus card featuring two Dual Geforce 6800 Ultra on a huge blue PCB. It's not known whether the card will actually be shipped or if it is a demonstration card."
"A few years ago when companies began introducing their pre-modded computer cases, it is safe to say that the majority of the enthusiast community was quite excited to see something unique being brought to the market. These new cases were aimed at the person that did not possess the skills or have the time required to perform tedious case mods. Up until that point, all computer users had available were basic, bland beige (or similar "colored") cases to store their precious system components. These new cases brought along some attractive and interesting concepts and designs. Aluminum, instead of steel, and high quality construction became the norm. Gradually these wonderful designs began to change. Either the market became flooded with hundreds of pre-modded cases or the manufacturers started taking advantage of the community and began producing rather shameful, mostly steel cases, wrapped in monstrous looking plastic shells."
"AMD has accused the chairman of Atop, a Taiwanese electronics firm, of masterminding the theft and re-sale of 60,000 dud chips earlier this year, according to police sources cited by local media."
"A JAPANESE WEB reports that Intel will be found to have violated antimonopoly laws after it gave favourable prices to customers as long as they didn't use AMD processors."
"A full-scale quantum computer could produce reliable results even if its components performed no better than today's best first-generation prototypes, according to a paper in the March 3 issue in the journal Nature* by a scientist at the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)."
Seems the news is chocked full of Intel everyday. Today they seem to be planning on upping production/shipping of their embedded memory products used in cell phones and pda. "Intel said it is also adopting a new computer memory technology, called Fully-Buffered Dual In-Line Memory Module (FB-DIMM) for its first multi-core server platform for Xeon chips, code-named Bensley."
"CHIP FIRM AMD often attempts to pull off a stunt at the time of the Intel Developer Forum. And this time it took to the sky in a bid to remind Intel that it has a dual core Turion 64 notebook processor on the way."
"On May 19, the latest and final Star Wars prequel Revenge of the Sith will be heading to a theater near you. What you may not realize is that an Austin company played a role in getting it there. Austin's Advanced Micro Devices helped provide the force behind the film."
"The World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT 2006) today announced the addition of Michael Dell, Chairman of the Board, Dell Inc.; and Hector Ruiz, Chairman of the Board, President and CEO, AMD; as keynote speakers. The two leaders will draw on their longstanding involvement in a variety of global causes to share their insight on the positive role technology can play in addressing societal needs."
"NVIDIA has introduced the GeForce Go 6800 Ultra mobile GPU. Available immediately, the GeForce Go 6800 Ultra mobile GPU features unprecedented notebook gaming performance."
Reuters is carrying this story about "A Georgia woman has sued Hewlett-Packard Co. claiming the ink cartridges for their printers are secretly programmed to expire on a certain date, in some cases rendering them useless before they are even installed in a printer."
It kinda makes me wonder if Epson's do the same thing. I knew I wasn't getting many pages out of a cartridge before it claimed it was empty, but this last time
"IBM said its sales of Intel-based servers surpassed sales at Dell Inc. in the fourth quarter, a first for Big Blue, a company better known for its mainframes and high-end Unix machines."
What do you hate about your computer?In an article outlining some of the headaches with modern computing, Forbes asks in a poll what do you hate most about your computer? Well, I didn't answer because it'd be very different answers depending on whether we're talking about the one at work or at home. The biggest problem with the one at work is how slow it is. They are Dell Optisomethingorothers running WindowsXP and are slow as molasses.
Intel isn't letting any moss grow on it announcing another new chip in the oven. Besides the dual-core announced yesterday, a 64-bit Pentium 4 due out by months end. Here's a story reporting an increase in speed for the Xeon line. In addition, TechWorld is giving us a little sneak peak into some of Intel's plans for the future.
Just mount every thing on the wall! LOL Here's the discussion thread with pictures. Too funny.