The day has come, many thought it would not happen, many said it is not possible…
This week marks a mile stone in Google’s Chrome browser history. This week was the first time that the Chrome browser officially counted more users then Firefox. There has been talk that Firefox is releasing new versions to frequent and sometimes to quickly as some builds went from alpha to beta to release candidate in mere weeks but there could be many other reasons as well.
Google Chrome has come a long way from it’s inception to what it is today as a browser and as a platform. There have been some visual changes but most of the work was done “under the hood”, so to speak.
We would like to know what you are using in our next poll and maybe give us some feedback why in the comments section. Both can be found on the right.
Over 1 TeraFLOPS on a single chip
GPGPU and cloud computing have been hot topics for the last several years. Intel has shown off several designs like Larrabee and the Single-chip Cloud Computer in the past. However, it is Knights Corner that will be the firm’s first commercial product to use the Many Integrated Core (MIC) architecture. The co-processor will be offered as a PCIe add-in board.
The MIC concept is simple: Use architecture specifically designed to process highly parallel workloads, but ensure compatibility with existing x86 programming models and tools.
This would give MIC co-processors the ability to run existing applications without the need to port the code to a new programming environment, theoretically allowing maximum CPU and co-processor performance simultaneously with existing x86 based applications. This would dramatically save time, cost and resources that would otherwise be needed to rewrite them to alternative proprietary languages.
AMD and NVIDIA have been trying to do with their latest architectures by enabling support for languages like C++, but Intel wants to challenge them in this potentially lucrative market.
Knights Corner will be manufactured using Intel’s latest 3-D Tri-Gate P1270 22nm transistor process and will feature more than 50 cores. Intel demonstrated first silicon of Knights Corner at the SC11 conference yesterday. The co-processor wowed the crowd by delivering more than 1 TeraFLOPS of double precision floating point performance.
The firm also touted its “commitment to delivering the most efficient and programming-friendly platform for highly parallel applications”, and showed off the benefits of the MIC architecture in weather modeling, tomography, protein folding, and advanced materials simulation at its booth.
There is no timeframe on when Knights Corner will enter production or be available to customers.
Come and play Striker Manager
Striker Manager is a online soccer manager game. The game originated in the UK but has a very strong fan base in Brazil. People from all over the world play in a competitive manager environment. It is free and a login can easily be established with a current Facebook or Google account. We hope to see you soon.
Striker Manager is also available in the Android App Store. Scan the barcode to the right to get it directly. All aspects of the game are available and accessible from the phone app. This is good for on the go fun and to check on the stats and updates of your team.
The game is also available from the Google Chrome App Market. This will give you easy access to the game from your Google Chrome browser.
Striker Manager will also work with Firefox and Internet Explorer
“Pink for October” month is over and we are happy to announce that we are proud to have supported the effort through the Folding@Home Project.
We were able to gather well over 100.000 points during the month which were accumulated across various teams.
We are now preparing for the “Chimp Challange” and “March Madness”. We hope you will join the team in the effort. The Team is #53269. Find more information on the @Home page