Intel’s Next Target

 Intel's Next Target (Forbes)

It looks like Intel is going after more of the server market. This article from Forbes talks about what Intel is up to and the challenges of developing Server CPUs that can handle multiple threads like the applications in the cloud need.

" It needs to get enough applications running on multiple threads and cores to be able to really make a dent in the enterprise in a way that provides a performance boost that virtualization cannot. An application running on multiple cores–such as an IBM or Oracle database–runs much faster than a virtualized database using one core. It's the same for search applications, financial transactions or complex modeling. At the very high end of commercial computing, those kinds of things are still important." (Forbes Article Quote)


As a developer I look at how an application operates and the equipment needed to operate, especially using data in a database, and using BLOBS (Binary Large Objects). I can program my applications to utilize what processors are available either from the Client machines, and the Servers (virtualized too). I strongly believe that running everything from a Server or all on CLOUD server farms is a step backwards. A step forwards is you can always use client processors  along with the server processors. I break up the amount of calculations, especially on large queries, or large file uploads between them both. That is why our applications are so fast. We utilize everything. Don't get me wrong, Faster server processors are good especially in a Virtualized Environment, and go for it Intel, however don't  forget about the Client Processors too!

Brain scans reveal what you’ve seen

Brain scans reveal what you’ve seen (CNN)


Scientists are one step closer to knowing what you've seen by reading your mind… Here we go into MORE Bio Technology and the link between our computers and our brains.

The research into this is very interesting and a little scary. Could these images be what you really saw…or could your imagination get involved and others can see your dreams and think its reality when its not!

I can see the law enforcement of the future using these machines to see if the defendant is telling the truth…..can they beat the machine??

The Intel i7 CPU Specs and Review

The Intel i7 CPU Specs and Review (Cnet)

The Current Intel i7 CPU family of processors are very interesting. One major design change I see is that Intel has adopted an integrated memory controller into the Core i7 CPU. This eliminates the CPU having to communicate with a separate controller on the motherboard before it can talk to the system memory, the Core i7 CPU receives data directly from the system RAM. Take a look at the specifications and reviews from Cnet. I am in the process of building a new development computer using this processor to replace my current development computer which uses two duel core Xeon processors. I have been very happy with the Xeon processors. I am hoping for speed and more speed with the Intel i7. I will followup on my experiences with the i7 as a developer in my future posts. For now take a look at the specs from Cnet.

Facebook fights Virginia’s demand for user data, photos!!

Facebook fights Virginia's demand for user data, photos!! (CNet News)

As Facebook finally turns a profit, and reaches 300 million users, governments and businesses want access to your facebook data! BIG BROTHER knocking at the door!

"The state of Virginia has backed away from its attempts to force Facebook to divulge the complete contents of a user's account to settle a dispute over workers' compensation, narrowly avoiding what promised to be a high-profile privacy battle in federal court"

I guess people that claim to be hurt in Worker's Compensation that are supposed to be in wheelchairs or in bed, have been posting pictures on facebook of skydiving and running in marathons! All the State needs to do instead of attacking our privacy on facebook, is stake these folks out. Follow them to the airport and take their own pictures of these folks skydiving or running. Instead most governments and businesses like to take the easy way out…force Facebook by legal action to scare them to give them access to our data. I am happy Facebook is protecting our data for now. Again…who really owns this data? So if you are posting data on facebook, make sure you post data that you don't care who sees it.

For the folks that are claiming false Worker's Compensation Claims…shame on you, and I hope you DO get caught! However the State shouldn't force facebook to give them access to everyone's data!