Sandisk announced a new NAND flash PCI Express card that is designed to hold operating system and frequently accessed files to speed up a PC.
On October 29th Nvidia introduced its GeForce 8800GT targeting the mid-range enthusiast segment. Demand has been high and within days the shelves of retailers were emptied of the cards. Two weeks later we are still in the same situation.
The IBM BlueGene/L supercomputer is still the best in the world according to the latest Top 500 Supercomputers list. The list shows the recently updated Lawrence Livermore computer to have a massive 478 teraflops, that’s 478 trillion operations a second. Coming in the number two spot is another IBM computer at a German research center with a “mere” 167 teraflops of power.
AMD has unveiled a new supercomputing-targeted stream processor card that not only is the first of its kind to deliver double-precision capability, but also is tied to new low-level and high-level SDKs that promise to simplify general purpose GPU (GPGPU) application development.
Almost half a year after concluding the pre-order phase of the $1564 Optimus Maximus keyboard, Art Lebedev announced that it will be allowing customers to pre-order sub-$500 and sub-$1000 “configurations” next week. Meanwhile, we are still waiting for the first LED keyboards to ship.
If you are looking for more than just a 22” LCD, but aren’t ready to jump to a $1500+ 30” monster, then a monitor such as the Samsung’s new Syncmaster 245T could be worth to look at.
If we ever had some doubt that AMD would be able to deliver its desktop quad-core processors in time for Christmas, there are now signs that a release of the CPUs may be closer than we previously thought: Several online stores have published retail prices of AMD’s new processors, indicating how AMD’s new CPUs will be competing with Intel’s Penryn processors.