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New Intel Xeon W Has Arrived

September 2nd 2017

The bottom line is, the 28-core Skylake processor is coming to the workstation market and things will never be the same.

Intel has been powering the workstation CPU market for decades. Its previous processor generation, Broadwell, was a performance leader that pleased millions of workstation users. The company didn’t stop with its processor developments and just recently introduced its newest generation of workstations processors: the Intel Xeon SP (Scalable processor, dual-socket capable) and the Intel Xeon W processor (single-socket capable). To differentiate the workstation-class Xeon processors from server-class processors, Intel for the first time has added the W designation to the name.

The (tech) world is catching up to fiction

Techwatch September 18th 2017

We need a new category—SciFi is no longer applicable When I was a kid I read the comics (OK, I still do). We read them because we didn’t have TV, hadn’t even heard of it. Our phones were plugged into the wall and had a big round dial with holes in it. Try to imagine that as the norm, and then as a young impressionable kid, picking up a colorful, exciting comic book and seeing a hawk-nosed detective in a rain coat looking at video on his watch. OMG-what an incredible thing.  Remember,

Why I go to COFES - It’s not for the wine

I’ve gone to COFES for the past 10 or 15 years, I can’t remember, and don’t care. When Brad first started it he tried to get me to come, but I was either too busy or too cheap. When I finally got my lazy butt to Click here to read this blog entry

Looking forward - To the GTC conference

Every year now for the past seven years Nvidia has presented a GPU conference. The first on in Late September 2008 was named the GPU Technology Conference, and it overwhelmed the Fairmont hotel, and prompting the company to rename it GTC and move it to the convention center. This year Click here to read this blog entry

Is Xbox becoming a PC?

Microsoft unifies PC and Xbox One platforms into one ecosystem with Universal Windows Applications (UWAs) Microsoft announced over a year ago in January 2015, that it was bringing Xbox apps to Windows 10 PCs, and that would allow cross-platform play and a cohesive friends list across both platforms. In November, the Xbox Click here to read this blog entry

The Future of Visual Computing is Hybrid Reality

The future of face mounted computing (sorry head; I choose to use face) will not be Virtual Reality or Augmented Reality; but a hybrid of both. To me, Virtual and Augmented Reality are not good names for hardware platforms. They are a way of experiencing computer generated information. For example. Click here to read this blog entry

Why Sony will win first in VR

Ease of use, price, and one-stop shopping Now that Oculus has revealed its consumer version of the Rift HMD, consumers can start planning how they might engage with VR, and they have a choice—a DIY rig with a PC and Rift, or a turn-key system with Sony. Sony Click here to read this blog entry