Monday, September 12


Daily News Stuff 12 September 2022

First Catch Your Rabbit Edition

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  • How to build a Greek temple.  (Antigone Journal)

    In case your plans for the weekend fall through, here's a handy list for a quick DIY project.

Tech News

  • And three hundred degrees.

    Intel planned to hit 10GHz about 15 years ago, but reality declined to cooperate.  Still, it's good to see some level of progress.  The only 6GHz CPUs that have shipped previously were in expensive IBM servers.

  • The flips side of more gigahertz is, of course, more cores.  (Serve the Home)

    The article makes the point that if 128 core CPUs are readily available, it makes little sense to run servers with 4 cores that are less than 25% busy most of the time.  Slice a 256 core system (two 128 core CPUs) into 256 virtual servers and you get 256 times as many customers in the same amount of rack space.

    Unfortunately that's also part of the entire you'll own nothing and like it mantra.  It makes economic sense, but I'm going to continue running my own servers as long as it's at all feasible.

  • A problem with the planned introduction of 2nm chips has been resolved with the help of a microwave oven.  (Tom's Hardware)

    Might have some difficulty banning the sale of those to China.

  • Coinbase is funding a lawsuit against the treasury department over sanctions on Tornado Cash.  (Bleeping Computer)

    Tornado Cash is a cryptomixer, and cryptomixers are often used to hide stolen funds.  It's online money laundering.

    But Tornado Cash isn't a website or a business; it's open source software.  It can be used for illegal purposes, but it's hard to see how it can itself be illegal under US law.

Disclaimer: Of all the tables in all the databases in all the world, you had to put a system lock on mine.

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1 In fairness, intel says a lot of things to slow or squash the sales of rival chips.  It's pretty much been their business model since about 1995.

Posted by: normal at Monday, September 12 2022 11:22 PM (LADmw)

2 That 6GHz will probably be "only on the 13900K, and only when 1 or 2 cores are loaded, and only for 28 seconds" unless you're using an enthusiast motherboard that ignores the normal power limits.

Posted by: Rick C at Tuesday, September 13 2022 01:24 AM (BMUHC)

3 Probably the 13900KS on a single core.  I'm more interested in AMD this generation anyway - hoping to build a 7950X system by the end of the year.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Tuesday, September 13 2022 07:50 AM (PiXy!)

4 "Probably the 13900KS on a single core."
Yeah.  Since I made my comment, I've seen the 13900K's stock is 5.8GHz on two cores.  The thing is, if Intel says it's a single-core speed, then nobody's ever going to see it except benchmarkers (or if BIOS multicore enhancements are on, [generally only] on, as I said, enthusiast motherboards, because you know Dell's not going to enable it given how even their Alienwares throttle.

Posted by: Rick C at Wednesday, September 14 2022 12:22 AM (BMUHC)

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