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U.S. Economy Grew at 4% Rate in Q2, Beating Expectations

July 30th 2014

The United States economy rebounded heartily in the spring after a dismal winter, the Commerce Department reported on Wednesday, growing at an annual rate of 4 percent from April through June.In its initial estimate for the second quarter, the government cited major gains in inventories for private businesses as well as exports and personal consumption spending that added to the growth. Economists, who had been hoping for a full reversal of the first quarter’s decline, were thrilled with the second quarter’s numbers.

Work anywhere any time

Techwatch July 30th 2014

Share your GPU, use your colleagues We truly have entered the era of ubiquitous computing. It started in the 1960s with time-share computers, expanded in the late ’70s with the commercialization of the APRANET into the Internet, and further developed in mid-2000s as the concept of the cloud became universal. The final step was virtualization, and specifically virtualization of the GPU. Virtualization of the GPU has had many fathers. The first commercially available example of it was 3Dlabs’ virtualization of code space in the GPU in 2004 in the Wildcat VP. Also in 2004, Imagination Technologies enabled a single …

When is enough, enough?

13 hours is enough for one workday The French, bless them, have decreed that work ends when workers leave the office. In a deal negotiated between employer federations and unions, workers can feel free to ignore emails from their bosses that come in after hours, and employers are being …Click here to read this blog entry

Graphics Add-In Board report Q1 2014 - Charts and Images

Charts and Images for AIB Q1 2014 report Definitions The term “AIB” is an abbreviation for add-in board, also called a “card.” A “GPU” is the graphic processor unit on the AIB, also called the “chip.” Click here to read this news article

GPU shipments (MarketWatch) Q1 2014 - Charts and Images

As Figure 1 shows 2012 turned out to be a major inflection point in the history of the PC industry and resulted in fewer PCs and graphics chips shipping than in 2011—that is the first time that has happened since the Internet bubble meltdown in 2001. The data indicates …Click here to read this news article

The next great era of computing started yesterday

My mom figures everyone who works in the high-tech industry must know each other. She’ll ask if I know Julia O’Conner’s daughter, “She works in computers out there.” I don’t even know Julia O’Conner, but my mom sees the hightech industry as a monolithic group of people working in …Click here to read this blog entry

New honors for old friends

The Scientific and Technical Academy Awards honor long proven No one comments on what they wore, and most moviegoers don’t realize what their work actually entails, but the winners of the Scientific and Technical Academy Awards make movie history as surely as did Marilyn Monroe. As usual, there is …Click here to read this blog entry