Thursday, September 24


Daily News Stuff 23 September 2020

Ugh Blockchain Edition

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  • Ugh.  One of those days.  My biggest achievement was managing to sign in to Patreon, and I really didn't do anything to fix that.  Also Patreon still sucks, but unfortunately good people use it.

  • The Samsung 980 Pro is TLC but still good.  (AnandTech)

    Samsung's PM1725 server drive is included in the benchmarks here.  That's what's on the new server, and it doesn't compare well against the newer consumer drives.  On the other hand, for the one benchmark that I can compare directly - sequential reads on an unfragmented drive - I'm seeing 50% better performance than they do here.

    The PM1725 is optimised for long life, though; it supports 10x the total number of updates of the 980 Pro.

  • Intel has some new 10nm Atoms for embedded use.  (AnandTech)

    The 10nm 4-core CPU die plus its 14nm I/O die total 120mm2.  AMD's 8-core Ryzen APU is 150mm2, uses only slightly more power, and is at least four times as fast.

  • Speaking of AMD they are preparing a Zen 3 APU with Navi 2 graphics on TSMC's 6nm process unless they aren't.  (WCCFTech)

    Such a chip won't show up until at least late 2021.  We haven't seen 7nm Zen 3 yet. 

    It will support DDR5 RAM and PCIe 4.0.

  • Microsoft has acquired exclusive rights to the GPT-3 language model.  (Science Times)

    The code is open source, but the trained data model that produced fake Atlantic think-pieces and whatnot is proprietary.  It will be available on Azure.

Disclaimer: Not that there's any great demand for more Atlantic think-pieces, fake or otherwise.

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1 Was that Science Times artible [written] by AI?  It English can't some.
"For years, OpenAl has primarily known due to early investor Elon Musk." "According to Scott, GPT-3 has a lot of potential and that they are yet to imagine."

Posted by: normal at Thursday, September 24 2020 02:03 AM (LADmw)

2 I suspect the oldest form of AI - cheap foreign labour.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, September 24 2020 02:49 AM (PiXy!)

3 Also, I'd really appreciate it if AMD would put out something in the 0.1-2.5w range for what they used to call netbooks.  Sure, you can't game on it, but you could browse adults hugging and shitpost all day just fine.

Posted by: normal at Thursday, September 24 2020 03:05 AM (LADmw)

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