"Busy Hattie" by Flora Smith, age 6.
Deepfreezing a Transmeta efficeon
What's that next to the Tony's pizza, frozen vegetables and
Lean Cuisine? Why a wirelessly remote controlled, $1,500 Transmeta
efficeon notebook running benchmarks. And what happened?
Performance improved up to 20%, among other things.
Don't try this at home! Frost WILL form on your notebook which
could cause the system to short-circuit and catastrophically fail.
sneak peek at this COSBI OpenSourceMark beta, the most flexible, useful and
verifiable benchmark available today. OSMark is a comprehensive
benchmarking suite that is easily user extensible and will be ported to
Linux. We'll be releasing the source code as soon as we finish the
documentation and stomp out the remaining bugs. Follow the link above to learn how to use OSMark and
download the beta.
Bits & Bytes
Van looks at the oh-so-hot Prescott, the chilly-willy Banias,
Linux, PocoMail and more.
first major article in nearly a year, we closely examine the merits of the
struggling, brash little CPU designer and its chances to reverse its
fortunes with an ambitious new design dubbed "Astro."
Breaking Performance Bottlenecks of SMP Systems with Opteron
"How are we going to wring out the maximum performance from AMD Opteron
systems? We don't want to simply match existing SMP performance (which
can be awful) but develop both OS and application designs which take
advantage of the lack of limitations the new AMD architecture provides."
Read more on what Spencer has to say
Kathy returns to
Sam's Club to retest the PCs. Also, available for download is a preview
version of COSBI QuickTest.
COSBI For Dummies
Kathy tests the
newest version of COSBI at the local Sam's Club. She shares her results and
experience with the new benchmarking application.
AMD Announces Opteron
In a teleconference today, AMD christened the Sledgehammer “Opteron.” We also
discuss the background of this new enterprise-class CPU and have pictures from
WinHec of the Opteron in action.
Intel Demos Banias
Van reports from WinHEC 2002. Exclusive details
and pictures from Intel's Banias demo at WinHEC.
AMD Launches First Thoroughbred
from WinHec. With the new 0.13-micron-based CPU introduction, the chipmaker
revamps its mobile lineup. Barton is also discussed.