You can buy a dozen eggs for 7 minutes of minimum wage !!
There are a load of excuses for not feeding your kids but "Austerity" isn't one of them.
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My experience with Mpower and Arrow Energy (Names have been changed to protect the "innocent"):
Supplied by Mpower - They insist on fitting smartmeter.
Nice bloke from Lowri-Beck comes and installs new gas and Electric meters.
Smartmeter works well - nice !!
Fixed price tarrif ends, Mpower hikes bill - Change to Arrow Energy.
5 days after changeover Smartmeter loses tarrif information but still displays energy in KWH.
5 days after that smartmeter loses connection with meters and the becomes expensive useless POS.
When God invented the word "F*ckwit" he surely had this lot in mind .
Brian : Hey Diane, while you're on sabbatical why don't you sign up with Carlyle group and loose them $Billion.
Diane : Great plan!! That will ensure Qualcomm's Centriq faces even MORE competition and gets shut down earlier and both going bust together will discourage any other ARM server entrants,
Brian : High Five !! - You can be Intel's HR director when the dust settles/
"Historically had a 2-3 year lead over competitors and have now reached the point where they are almost level pegging"
Intel launched Broadwell in sept 2014
Foundries deliver first "10nm" product in April 2017
Foundry 10nm is very slightly ahead of Intel 14nm.
Intel's process lead is 2 years 7 months.
Since 50-70% of the device power goes to the screen then why would anyone bother having the most efficient SOC at any cost?
And there's no evidence that an ARM SOC is any more efficient than an X86 SOC doing the same work. If there was then the world would be full of ARM servers.
How are these "new" chips better?
-They deliver more instructions per clock.
-They use less energy per task,
-They will live in a 15W power envelope.
-You get 8MB L3 Cache.
-They can access faster memory.
-They have a much better IGP.
Apart from that , no difference at all really, ;-)
The "high end" of this HEDT thing is all about bragging rights: Intel scrambled to release an 18 core part because they weren't about to have AMD deliver "moar coars" .
So now they have problems getting the heat out of this thing and the AMD part has an advantage there because its "heat generating area" is larger and distributed (because it has 2 or 4 widely spaced die under a bigger slug of copper).
So I guess we're about to find out if Intel's "process advantage" is real ... right ??
An alternative reading of the same facts would say:
1) Zen is a core that is 20% down on both IPC and frequency vs Skylake.
2) GF's yields suck and they can't (cheaply) build anything bigger than 200sqm.
3) In a contest between a large die and an MCM - the monolithic solution always wins.
4) You know nothing about Intel's yields (and neither do I , these days:-)
I'm sure that YOUR needs can be met with an AMD processor.
AMD loses their right to use X86 if they experience a "Change of Control" ... And that doesn't apply to the other party's use of AM64 (Intel).
Only the entity that has a "Change of control" loses its license.
It was done to prevent any large entity (e.g, a government) strong-arming their way into PCs.
(Which has effectively now happened anyway with all these ARM smartphone SOCs being built in government sponsored 14nm Fabs).
"We are not pretending that our calculations are 100% accurate, but they should be close enough."
That comment was made re a decision whether the X86 Avoton or the X86 Xeon was more efficient. The ARM part was one third as efficient.
Here's another hopeless but much hyped ARM server product:
" The expected performance and power consumption are most likely not competitive with what Intel has available".
And that's from Johan DeGelas - a long time ARM server cheerleader.
Re: 4 small chips = 1 big chip ... If this was true then the world would have been full of Muti-Chip-Modules many decades ago: And its not :-)
And who says that 8 Cores in 200sqm marks the best price-performance compromise ??
Makes you wonder why Intel invested all those billions in defect reduction, doesn't it ??
So why don't you show the world where you can buy an i7 6900K for $700 ...
And still listed at $1000+ on ARK.
If there was a checkbox for hyperbole , you'd get some informed upvotes.
I would speculate that its a "capacitative load" issue caused by driving a large copper track up and down with a fast transistor. The inrush current spikes can get very large and cause elecromigration in the power rails. The QA meeting must have been interesting:
"You overloaded the output transistor"
"No we didn't"
"Yes you did ... for 3 Nanoseconds every clock pulse :-)"
Would explain why costs are being shared. Cisco took a $125M hit last quarter on this issue. Intel's share was undisclosed but large.
How long before Uncle Sam (or Uncle Donald) realises that "someone" is diffusing wafers below cost and imposes tariffs on all products containing Chinese memory ??
And then they can go after anyone else getting their expensive R&D done in state funded "universities" :-)
Nearly TWO THOUSAND !!
I have witnessed 2 people being killed in a petrol fire and it is not pretty. The limiting factor in the energy release from a fuel tank is the rate at which the air can get to the gasoline.
The limiting factor in the energy release from a battery fire is ... (insert marketing babble here).
Its a bomb!!
"It can't be a properly operating market. There has to be a nasty explanation, underhand dealing.."
Well why don't we just skip the "Evidence process" and levy fines ... right ?? :-)
What could POSSIBLY be wrong with that ??
This is not a "faulty statement" ... Two parties can "jointly invade" Poland without "simultaneously invading" it.
And if the secret protocol of the Ribbentrop/Molotov pact isn't "close collaboration" I don;t know what is.
He missed the bit about the USSR shipping vast quantities of raw materials to Germany in order that they could build the bombs that fell on London.
GlobalFoundries has the Sheikh of Abu Dhabi as a Sugar-Daddy, They just got paid $$Billions to haul away the trash that was IBM Microelectronics and they just got given Samsung's 14nm process for free !!!! Also ...they don't have to publish accounts.
How can they NOT have "the same sort of cash to burn as Intel" ???
Why would Intel do that when Anandtech already did it for them??... Very comprehensively ... Against all currently available ARM server platforms :-)
In other news ... Large corporation produces marketing material that highlights the absolute best attributes if its new product..
It can address a single bit 1000X faster than NAND Flash .... get over it and stop bitching.
Anandtech don't seem to have a problem with "1000X faster".
You've been churning out this same crap for months and we're all tired of it.The only question is "What motivates Chris Mellor"??
Well, to be fair : The Pluto pictures WERE a substantial part of "the point of the mission"... These are not. No one demanded pretty pics of the "Higgs Boson" in order to justify the $9B toroidal "hole in the ground".
So lets give funding to all the projects that can deliver pretty pictures ... huh ??? I'm sure that'll advance the frontiers of knowledge REALLY FAST !!!
Democracy sucks ..!! ("But everything else we tried was worse" - WS Churchill")
Wait for what ??? Someone to create a 200KB GIF animation that shows the same thing ??
NASA put a camera on this thing for reasons of "public outreach". The only way they can securely fund serious research is to run a "Punch and Judy" show FFS.
"Ooooh..... pretty pictures" ..... that's NOT THE POINT OF THIS MISSION !!!!
In a world where money is free because they've been printing it for years then a whole load of stupid investments start to look sensible.
"The plan" is to take ARM's nice revenue stream and use it to pay virtually zero interest on the loan and pocket the rest.
Amusingly... this acquisition of the world's most successful chip company is about half financed by the sale of a "freemium" phone game... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clash_of_Clans
Now that's "added value" :-)
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