Saturday, November 26, 2011

According to Intel, MIC greater than the GPU in parallel computing

Graphics processors, demand for games and 3D- graphics and useful in supercomputers, allowing you to speed up the execution of parallel computations.

According to the head NVIDIA, voiced at a recent conference Supercomputing 2011, GPU technology is an important part on the way to the exam calculations.

At Intel, do not agree with this view. This manufacturer is promoting its own parallel architecture - Many Integrated Cores (MIC). According to Intel, MIC is more convenient for programming and more scalable.

Instead of specialized nuclei, as in graphics processors, used in conventional MIC x86-compatible kernel and architecture itself is specifically designed for parallel computing for general use. The following video reveals the advantages of the approach Intel James Reinders (James Reinders), Intel specialist software for supercomputers.

As we reported, processors, Intel MIC will become part of a supercomputer Stampede. Products, now known under the code name Knights Corner, will be released on 22- nanometer technology and have more than 50 cores.

Source: EE Times

Flash Rods crosses the external hard drive and a scale model of car Mercedes SLS

Bright new expanded range of Flash Rods. This is - external hard drive enclosure, made ​​in the form of scale models of the original car Mercedes SLS.

Storage capacity is 500 GB. Its presence in the model gives a plug USB, handed down on the back of the lid.

Scale Models - 1:18. Available in black, red and silver color options. Product price is $ 250.

It is a pity that, unlike his prototype "car on the hard drive " can not boast of the speed - it is limited by the interface USB 2.0.

Source: Flash Rods

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Fujitsu has selected Motorola Mobility in the title of " the thinnest smartphone in the world"

Motorola Droid RAZR briefly wore the title of the thinnest smartphone in the world: the sharp turn of popularity and love custom Motorola Mobility bypassed Fujitsu, prepared the more subtle smartphone ARROWS μ F-07D. The thickness of the news, lit at the site of the Federal Communications Commission, is 6.9 mm - 0.2 mm less than the Droid RAZR, and the monstrous 2.4 mm less than the iPhone 4.

It is interesting that the rear cover of a smartphone - it is a serious stuffing, that is, about any victims of hardware components in favor of " thinning " can not speak. ARROWS μ F-07D is built on a single-chip platform, Qualcomm MSM8255, CPU is running at 1.4 GHz. RAM is 512 MB integrated flash memory - 1 GB, screen resolution, 4-inch diagonal, protected by tempered glass Gorilla Glass, - 854 x 480 pixels. In addition, the configuration of the product includes a 5 megapixel camera resolution and a lithium -ion battery capacity of 1400 mAh, and the role of the operating system performs the Android version 2.3. Overall dimensions - 127 x 64 x 6,9 mm, weight - 109 grams.

ARROWS μ F-07D - this is not a concept and not a prototype device in the next year will be distributed at points of telecom operator NTT DoCoMo.

Sources: FCC, Impress Watch

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Overview of the smartphone Samsung i9103 Galaxy R. top class

Literally, in October it became known that Samsung managed to sell a total of 30 million smartphones series Galaxy. And 10 million accounted for Galaxy S II. This is despite the fact that the model went on sale just this spring. As in any industry hit can not remain without continuing, and with the Galaxy S II in the bowels of Samsung decided to reinforcing the high demand of the new model. However, the flagship of the company already had, so instead of " sequel " the company has developed a " prequel " that is a simplified version of the top product.

The calculation of the company is simple - if so expensive development in high success, it is cheaper (but slightly simplified) version to gain an even greater demand. Therefore, to reduce the cost of Samsung chose the simplified body materials, has replaced the camera with 8 megapixel to a 5-megapixel, has reduced the amount of memory for up to 8 GB of data and hardware used NVIDIA Tegra platform 2. We also have to figure out whether the compromise adopted by the final cost of the machine.

 Execution Galaxy R is with mixed feelings. The device is clearly designed for wanting to save a little on the acquisition of Galaxy S II. Therefore, if we evaluate both devices on the front side, then mix them up easy. The only visually noticeable difference is the larger the physical button at the bottom of the screen at the Galaxy R.

Dimensions of novelty inferior " original" on all fronts, including an increase of 15 grams of weight and increased by 1.6 millimeters thick. Length and width vary tenths, so even if you make smart phones to each other to notice this difference is problematic.

In his hand Galaxy R significantly different from the S II, by weight, but at the same time does not pass the threshold at which the mobile phone could be called heavy. Like its predecessor, Galaxy is no pressure on the brush and fits in your pocket, providing a level of comfort everyday use, comparable with any other expensive smartphone on Android.

As for the design, then it divides customers into two camps with diametrically opposed views. If the front part of the apparatus remained intact, his back has undergone radical changes. Instead of rubber - cap patches in Galaxy R uses a solid cover. In place of a thin paste S II model has inserted a thin metal plate. This decision is welcome from an aesthetic point of view.

If S II looks stylish, technologically advanced and youth decision, the Galaxy R seems to be more serious smartphone that is appropriate for serious buyers or fans conservative appearance. From the standpoint of practicality insert sad - she knows how to attract and hold dirt on the surface, so you need a smartphone to carry in a case, or wipe it frequently. Also plate susceptible to damage, even the keys are able to leave a bad impression on her. The rest of edging back cover is made of plastic, which is close to the glossy. It also requires careful handling to prevent formation of abrasions.

It should be noted that the rear lower part of the lid is raised slightly so as not to give her a scratch when on a horizontal surface. The assembly is made qualitatively, backlash, and there are no scratches despite the construction of the back cover.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Six-inch tablet Motorola Corvair is made as a remote control system

Source published information about the tablet Motorola Corvair, which appears to be positioned as a remote control home electronics.

Device with six-inch screen running Android 2.3. The image on the packaging indicates that the tablet will be able to duplicate screen TV. In addition, you will notice the mention of support for Wi-Fi, IR and Zigbee RF4CE. Nutrition " panel " will provide the battery capacity of 4000 mAh.

At first glance, looks promising novelty. Unfortunately, it may be that she will not get into retail, but will be intended for distribution only through the channels of cable television.

Source: The Verge

Friday, November 4, 2011

Ultra-thin notebook Fujitsu Lifebook SH771 runs up to 14 hours without recharging

Fujitsu is preparing to release an ultra-slim notebook Lifebook SH771, equipped with 13- inch SuperFine resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. The basis of the model can be either the CPU Core i5-2520M (2,5 GHz ) or Core i7-2640M (2,8 GHz), each equipped with a built-in graphics core.

In the configuration of the model can include up to 8 GB of RAM, hard drive up to 750GB or solid state drive capacity of 128 GB, optical drive capable of burning DVD or Blu-ray. It is worth noting the presence of a web-camera, Gigabit Ethernet adapters and Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, module Bluetooth 3.0, card reader format SD, slot ExpressCard/34, USB 3.0 ports and output HDMI.

The laptop has a thickness of 22.3 mm and weighs only 1.22 kg. Operation of the device in standalone mode provides a six-cell battery. Additionally, you can replace the optical drive additional three cell battery. In this case, the term battery life of up to 14 hours, which is a lot for a mobile PC.

The price range for the model Lifebook SH771 is limited at $ 1800 and $ 2500.

Source: TechConnect Magazine

HP announces new tablet - Slate 2

It is possible that the tablets with webOS remained for HP in the past, but this does not mean that the world's largest PC vendor refused to claim their share of the rapidly growing market, exploded after the release of Apple iPad. This is evidenced by the announcement of the device shown in the illustrations.

HP Slate Tablet 2 is running Windows 7 and is aimed at business users.

 Slate has two display size of 8.9 inches and a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. It is combined with a touch screen capacitive type, which recognizes the touch of hands and a pen.

In the configuration of the tablet includes a processor Intel Atom Z670 (1,6 GHz ), SSD mSATA size up to 64 GB, communication Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G ( optional). There are two cameras: 3 megapixel resolution rear and front VGA. In addition, we note sound system SRS Premium Sound, slot SD, built-in TPM, two USB 2.0 ports and output HDMI. On one " filling " the mobile computer can work up to six hours, and its mass is approximately 700 g.

Supplies HP Slate 2 begins this month and the price of base configuration is defined to be $ 699.

Source: HP