Intel has now introduced the second generation of their Optane Memory products, which are low-capacity M.2 NVMe SSDs that implement the 3D XPoint technology for use as cache devices. Though it won’t fix all the problems with 3D XPoint, the new Optane Memory is an opportunity to show it has a viable use case.
Traveling is already hard enough. Between flight delays and hotel issues and all the other timezone related craziness you have to contend with we now also have to worry about border searches. In times of yore, it was only the truly invasive governments that wanted to peek at our devices. However, in the past couple […]
Low Power DDR memory is an incredibly important component of all mobile devices, reducing power consumption while often offering laptop competing speeds. Samsung recently announced the first LPDDR5 DRAM chip targeting major upgrades over the previous generation LPDDR4X.
Ben Thompson writes about Intel at an important point in the company’s history, as former CEO Brian Krzanich resigns and the processor giant struggles to define its future and move past a history of dependance on integration.
Apple first got in trouble with keyboard failures back with the 2016 MacBook Pro. People immediately started noticing Apple’s newly introduced butterfly switch keyboard design and complaining about usability, but as the months went on, more and more cases of keyboard failure popped up than with any previous MacBook model. Now, Apple is facing a few separate class action lawsuits accusing the company of fraudulent concealment of the keyboard’s design flaws.
There’s incredible interest in Docker right now. Most people use an image from the Docker Hub, but sometimes you have to create your own Docker container to meet your needs. This is especially true in networking, since there aren’t many specialized images for network functions in the Hub yet.
Pure Storage’s AIRI platform provides a converged infrastructure approach for ML and AI workloads, combining FlashBlade and NVIDIA DGX-1 servers. Chris Evans sees this as a more fundamental achievement, creating reference architectures around specific applications to best take advantage of FlashBlade.
I own a 2016 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. Yes, that’s the most concise way to describe it. While it’s proven a serviceable machine for my work, I don’t know what makes it “professional”. I suppose the inclusion of a quartet of Thunderbolt 3 ports is a pro-grade feature. But a middling dual-core processor, […]
Greg Ferro gives some important to advice to any established or aspiring influencer in the IT world. He encourages everyone to take a stab at blogging and to stick with it because, eventually, someone will notice your hard work and make your effort worth it.
Nice little piece by Justin Parisi looking at why it’s still important to realize when storage companies are using binary or decimal bases for storage capacity.