Friday, October 08


Daily News Stuff 8 October 2021

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  • Me: I need to clear my desk for these new monitors so I'll save money and choose three-day shipping, which will leave me time to-
    Courier: Zoom zoom beep beep package for, uh, Pixy Misa?

    Good work by Scorptec.  Haven't ordered from them in a couple of years but likely will as I build out my new development lab.

  • The Ampere Altra Max is the fastest server processor in the world - or kind of meh - depending on your workload.  (AnandTech)

    They've managed to cram 128 cores onto a single piece of silicon, where AMD's 64 core server CPUs are spread across 9 chiplets.

    The downside of this design is that the entire chip is used for cores.  AMD has room for 32MB of L2 cache and 256MB of L3 cache, where the Ampere chip has only 16MB total.

    If your workload fits well in that cache, you get good performance.  If not, it's going to suck.

    With future chips built on a 5nm process, or with stacked memory similar to AMD's new designs, they might  be able to produce a more balanced design that unleashes all those cores.

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1 Our faithful friends at google/alphabet are simply trying to bring the old saying, "A man who doesn't read the newspaper is uninformed.  A man who does is misinformed." into the 21st century.

Posted by: normal at Friday, October 08 2021 09:51 PM (obo9H)

2 Pixy, I've been getting a "bad gateway" message at the Pond for the past couple of days... Was kt something I said?

Posted by: Wonderduck at Saturday, October 09 2021 10:03 AM (bHHXR)

3 Oops.  I'll fix that now.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, October 09 2021 10:17 AM (PiXy!)

4 The Arse Technica article about WSL points out that it's easier to run GUI apps, correctly noting (but kind of mumbling about it) that you could already do it, apparently through arcane series of commands or something.  Those arcane commands consist of "install an X server".

Posted by: Rick C at Saturday, October 09 2021 10:39 AM (Z0GF0)

5 Wonderduck, that should be fixed now.  I'm not 100% sure why the proxy was broken for you; some of the connections were down but it's supposed to ignore those and use one that works.  It was working for me, which is why I didn't notice earlier.
I cleared it out and restarted it all.  Next step is to get rid of that proxy so there's nothing that can break.
Also, hello!

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, October 09 2021 10:45 AM (PiXy!)

6 Coincidentally, I bought a prebuilt system from Scorptec about 3 weeks ago - arrived on the second working day after the order. They're doing something right.

Posted by: Andrew Horn at Sunday, October 10 2021 05:18 PM (uEGFG)

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

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