Wednesday, August 21


Daily News Stuff 21 August 2019

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  • Ugh.  Migraine.

  • Intel just announced 6 core low-power laptop CPUs.  (AnandTech)

    With a base clock of just 1.1GHz and a boost clock of 4.7GHz, how these new 15W U-series chips perform depends far more on real-world power and thermal characteristics than paper specs.

    They also have new 4-core ultra-low-power 7W Y-series parts, with a similarly huge gap between base and boost clocks.

    Devices are expected to arrive in October, which somehow isn't far away.  When did that happen?

  • Intel also has a new AI chip that is not the size of a small pizza.  (Tom's Hardware)

    In fact the whole board fits into an M.2 slot.

    The chip, called Spring Hill, has two Ice Lake cores and twelve ICE cores (Inference Compute Engine) because that's not fucking confusing at all.

  • Intel also also has a much bigger AI chip that definitely does not fit on an M.2 card.  (Tom's Hardware)

    It doesn't seem to be the same architecture, except for the basic point that both contain a ton of low-precision multiply units.

  • Speaking of that's not how it works, Mike, there is no First Amendment right to a White House Press Pass.  (TechDirt)

  • That 400,000 core pizza-sized AI chip I mentioned yesterday uses less than 40 milliwatts of power per core.  (Tech Crunch)

    But when you multiply that by 400,000 it comes out to 15 kilowatts.  Which is more than a pizza oven.

    Also, since this would be a low voltage part, they must be feeding it with kiloamps of current.  So this is one chip that isn't going to make a quick transition to consumer products.

  • Bitbucket kills Mercurial support.  (Bitbucket)  [Link fixed]

    Bitbucket kills Mercurial support
    Bitbucket kills Mercurial support
    GitHub came and and broke our heart
    We can't undo let's rm *

  • IBM open-sources the Power architecture.  (The Next Platform)

    Twenty years too late, IBM.

Disclaimer: Ugh.

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1 Well, I've been meaning to move OpenTafl to git/github anyway, so I guess now I have a reason.

Posted by: Jay at Thursday, August 22 2019 12:20 AM (mrlXS)

2 Bad Mercurial link.  Here's a link direct from Bitbucket:

Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, August 22 2019 02:25 AM (Iwkd4)

3  Oops.  Thanks!

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, August 22 2019 03:52 AM (PiXy!)

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Apple pies are delicious. But never mind apple pies. What colour is a green orange?

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