Rich Stroffolino discusses why we’re seeing a rise in semi-custom silicon approaches. General-purpose computing has been the rule for decades, but the slowing performance and efficiency gains on x86 have pushed chip makers to finding different paths to optimizing performance. Rich digs into it in this video.
This week Ken Nalbone and Rich Stroffolino talked about the WeWork IPO, why misconfigured EBS snapshots are the new misconfigured S3 buckets, and why AMD’s new server chips weren’t built in a day.
This week on the Rundown, Tom Hollingsworth and Rich Stroffolino discuss the relevant news out of Computex, how future HTML standards are changing, and Huawei getting the boot from a few standards bodies.
In terms of repurposing old computer hardware, it would be hard to pick a project that would bring a bigger smile to my face than retrofitting an Intel Core2Duo-based Sun workstation to use modern AMD EPYC platform. It’s the best of both worlds, modern hardware in a chassis with perhaps the best logo in all of tech.
AWS announced the availability of new EC2 instances powered by a Amazon-developed ARM processor called Graviton. But it turns out the company originally approached AMD to produce the CPU.
AMD returned to the data center CPU market in a big way with their Epyc platform in 2017. But what about competing with Nvidia on the GPU side? The release of the Vega 20-based Radeon Instinct cards signals that AMD is ready to try.
AMD announced their second generation Threadripper CPU, now with up to 32-cores on a single socket. This would seem to be a direct consumer adaptation of their EPYC server platform. But interestingly, the underly consumer TR4 platform may limit performance due to memory limitations.
The Gestalt IT Rundown looks at the IT news of the week with hosts Tom Hollingsworth and Rich Stroffolino. Today they talked about the death of Broadcom-Qualcomm, cryptomining on your calendar, AMD CPU security flaws, and Pi Day!
Winter seems to bring out the worst Intel processor bugs. Last year it was Atom CPUs causing devices to brick. This year it’s something even more serious.
Intel just released more details on their upcoming CPU with Radeon graphics. The details answer many of the “what” and “how” questions about the chip, but we’re still missing “why”.