Resentment, Jealousy, Feuds: A Look at Intel’s Founding Team – Michael S. Malone – Harvard Business Review

Just when you think you understand the trio (as I thought I did up until my final interview with Grove) you learn something new that turns everything upside-down. The Intel Trinity must be considered one of the most successful teams in business history, yet it seems to violate all the laws of successful teams. via Resentment, Jealousy, Feuds: A… Continue reading Resentment, Jealousy, Feuds: A Look at Intel’s Founding Team – Michael S. Malone – Harvard Business Review

AnandTech | Samsung SSD XP941 Review: The PCIe Era Is Here

I don’t think there is any other way to say this other than to state that the XP941 is without a doubt the fastest consumer SSD in the market. It set records in almost all of our benchmarks and beat SATA 6Gbps drives by a substantial margin. It’s not only faster than the SATA 6Gbps… Continue reading AnandTech | Samsung SSD XP941 Review: The PCIe Era Is Here

Microsoft Office applications barely used by many employees, new study shows – Techworld.com

After stripping out unnecessary licensing Office licenses, organisations were left with a hybrid environment, part cloud, part desktop Office. via Microsoft Office applications barely used by many employees, new study shows – Techworld.com. The Center IT outfit I work for is dumping as much on premise Exchange Mailbox hosting as it can. However we are… Continue reading Microsoft Office applications barely used by many employees, new study shows – Techworld.com

DDR4 Heir-Apparent Makes Progress | EE Times

The current paradigm has become increasingly complex, said Black, and HMC is a significant shift. It uses a vertical conduit called through-silicon via (TSV) that electrically connects a stack of individual chips to combine high-performance logic with DRAM die. Essentially, the memory modules are structured like a cube instead of being placed flat on a… Continue reading DDR4 Heir-Apparent Makes Progress | EE Times

AnandTech | Testing SATA Express And Why We Need Faster SSDs

Even a PCIe 2.0 x2 link offers about a 40% increase in maximum throughput over SATA 6Gbps. Like most interfaces, PCIe 2.0 isn’t 100% efficient and based on our internal tests the bandwidth efficiency is around 78-79%, so in the real world you should expect to get ~780MB/s out of a PCIe 2.0 x2 link,… Continue reading AnandTech | Testing SATA Express And Why We Need Faster SSDs

The Memory Revolution | Sven Andersson | EE Times

In almost every kind of electronic equipment we buy today, there is memory in the form of SRAM and/or flash memory. Following Moores law, memories have doubled in size every second year. When Intel introduced the 1103 1Kbit dynamic RAM in 1971, it cost $20. Today, we can buy a 4Gbit SDRAM for the same… Continue reading The Memory Revolution | Sven Andersson | EE Times

AnandTech – Testing OpenCL Accelerated Handbrake with AMD’s Trinity

AMD, and NVIDIA before it, has been trying to convince us of the usefulness of its GPUs for general purpose applications for years now. For a while it seemed as if video transcoding would be the killer application for GPUs, that was until Intel’s Quick Sync showed up last year. via AnandTech – What We’ve… Continue reading AnandTech – Testing OpenCL Accelerated Handbrake with AMD’s Trinity

AnandTech – The Intel Ivy Bridge Core i7 3770K Review

Similarly disappointing for everyone who isnt Intel, its been more than a year after Sandy Bridges launch and none of the GPU vendors have been able to put forth a better solution than Quick Sync. If youre constantly transcoding movies to get them onto your smartphone or tablet, you need Ivy Bridge. In less than… Continue reading AnandTech – The Intel Ivy Bridge Core i7 3770K Review

AMD Snatches New-Age Server Maker From Under Intel | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com

Chip designer and chief Intel rival AMD has signed an agreement to acquire SeaMicro, a Silicon Valley startup that seeks to save power and space by building servers from hundreds of low-power processors. via AMD Snatches New-Age Server Maker From Under Intel | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com. It was bound to happen eventually, I guess.… Continue reading AMD Snatches New-Age Server Maker From Under Intel | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com

Hope for a Tool-Less Tomorrow | iFixit.org

I’ve seen the future, and not only does it work, it works without tools. It’s moddable, repairable, and upgradeable. Its pieces slide in and out of place with hand force. Its lid lifts open and eases shut. It’s as sleek as an Apple product, without buried components or proprietary screws. via Hope for a Tool-Less… Continue reading Hope for a Tool-Less Tomorrow | iFixit.org