Miscellaneous things in your life
Rod Colledge, Brisbane Australia, has some MSDN Ultimate licenses to give to Australian Developers who are un/under-employed.
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Continuing the cycle theme from another blog on this portal, I attended the World Road Cycling Championships nearby (in Geelong) yesterday.
From Mary-Jo Foley:
I figured it was time to get some more grunt for embedded development. Last week I put together an I7 930 system.
To cut a long story short, I built a CE operating system in about 6.5 minutes!
Intel® Core(TM) i7 CPU 930 @ 2.80 GHz
That’s quad core, it hyperthreads as 8 CPUs
6 Gig DDR 3 1333 Ram as 3 x 2 Gig
CPU has 3 Memory channels so one each
Western Digital 1 Terabyte Sata 3 Black Hard drive
60 GB/s ??
ASUS ENGTS250 1G Video Card
Asus P6X58D Premium Motherboard
This one has USB 3
Also can take 6 Core CPU ..Later
No CPU or Video overclocking yet.
It was reported a little while ago that the gulf that divides ARM and x86 is narrowing. ARM, especially if GPUs are bolted on are increasing in capability. Intel ATOMs are being scaled down in power and size. It was at the time suggested that PADs might sit in the middle and be implementable able using both. It has now been announced that Intel Atoms have been scaled down and can be used in phones.
“Intel Corp. rolled out its latest Atom chip set, the 45nm Moorestown platform geared for use in the burgeoning market for smartphones and tablets. The new chip supports three mobile Linux variants, including Google's Android, but observers said the PC giant's next-generation 32nm chip set will compete more effectively for handset design wins.”
“The new SoC includes a 512 Kbyte L2 cache. Versions for smartphones run at up to 1.5 GHz, and ones for tablets run at up to 1.9 GHz.”
An x86 Phone .. you won’t s ...