Tag: Hardware

My New Rig

Well.. Not exactly *new*, its about a month old now 🙂 I still have my old pc, and have set up a LAN 🙂 Here’s the configuration: Processor: Core2Quad Q6600 @2.4Ghz Motherboard: MSI P35 Platinum GFX Card: MSI 8600 GT (512MB) RAM: Patriot 2x1GB DDR2 800 Mhz (matched pairs) HDD: Western Digital 400GB HDD (16MB…

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IBM Series x3455 Servers

Hi! Many of you might be wondering why i was hardly online since the past few days. The reason was this 🙂 I was setting up 3 IBM Series x3455 servers for my company CSC. These are blade servers which are supposed to run Sourceforge Enterprise Edition have the following configuration: 2 x AMD Opteron…

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INTEL Shows Off an 8-Core PC

INTEL has showcased at CES a system capable of hosting 8 cores onto a single motherboard. While many knew that this was actually possible, it is a surprise nevertheless. To give you some details, let me say that the “V8” platform that was showcased today is similar to the one that is being used in…

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300GB Holographic Disc Due Next Month

Holographic discs have been rumored around for some time now, but Hitachi Maxell is already willing to showcase 300GB samples this week. Hitachi Maxell is also planning to make their 300GB holographic discs available to select customers in the entertainment industry as soon as the end of December 2006. This small scale launch will be…

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Kentsfield Will Cost Less than $1200

Kentsfield is out for almost a week now. That’s good but when it comes to availability, things don’t look that ok anymore. Although several large retailers are already selling QX6700 CPU, most of them do not actually have it in stock. A $1000 price for this CPU calculated using 1000-unit shipments as reference value seems…

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Core 2 Duo to Reach 3GHz

Core 2 Duo is slowly evolving into quite a successful product. It’s both a powerful and affordable CPU. And then there’s the fact that it succeeded in turning the tables to INTEL’s side after 2 years of AMD supremacy. Take into account that there is still a large quantity of older NetBurst CPUs represented by…

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