Thursday, December 12


Daily News Stuff 12 December 2019

Dammit Calendar, Stop Moving Edition

Tech News

  • TSMC's 5nm process is on track for the first half of next year.  (AnandTech)

    The new process offers 80% higher densities, and 15% better performance or 30% lower power consumption.

    TSMC cite yields of 80% with their test chips, but these are small test chips.  Yield with something the size of a Ryzen chiplet would be 30% - but on 5nm that could be a 16 core die, so you can fuse off a lot of failed areas before the die is actually unsalvagable.

  • LG's Gram 17 weighs more than 17 grams.  (AnandTech)

    In fact it weighs 1350 grams - just under 3 pounds!

    To be fair, it's a 17" notebook with an Ice Lake CPU, up to 24GB RAM (apparently 8GB fixed and one SODIMM slot),  two M.2 slots, an 80Wh battery, and a 2560x1600 IPS display.

    Ports include Thunderbolt, three USB 3.1 type A, HDMI, microSD, and a headphone jack.

    Looks pretty capable though I'm not a huge fan of numeric keypads on laptops.

  • DOD to Congress: Stop trying to fuck up encryption, you idiots.  (TechDirt)

  • YouTube to content creators: I disagree with what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it - but not in that tone of voice.  (Tech Crunch)

    Yes, YouTube has discovered that its staggeringly inept forays into speech policing are not doing the trick and is venturing - staggeringly ineptly - into tone policing.

  • Where do spammers get fresh IP addresses when all their old ones get blocked?  Africa.  (Krebs on Security)

    Apparently millions of IPv4 addresses assigned to Africa went out the back door at AFRINIC to be sold to off in the more disreputable corners of the internet.

  • Crystal 0.32 is out.

    Mostly a tidy-up release after the big concurrency update in 0.31.

    It still doesn't support Windows due to Windows being positively non-POSIX.  (GitHub)

    They're working on that but it's a slow process.

    I wonder if it would work with Cygwin...

  • Tyan's Transport SX TS65A-B8036 is a 2U 28-bay Epyc server.  (Serve the Home)

    Single socket, 16 DIMM slots, 16 2.5" NVMe drive bays, 12 2.5" SATA bays (conveniently colour coded and with tool-less / screwless caddies).  Two M.2 slots, two PCIe x16 slots (x8 electrically) and four PCIe x8 slots, all PCIe 4.0.

    That's, let's see, 64 lanes for the NVMe bays, 48 for expansion slots, and 8 for the M.2 drives, all directly connected to the CPU.

    And it can compile the Linux kernel in under two minutes.

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