Intel announced a new 45nm architecture to be introduced next year. The project codenamed Nehalem will offer four cores in one chip. It also moves graphics processing to the processor chip itself (bad news to Nvidia). Nehalem also integrates a memory controller within the processor chip. All of this system on chip integration will help reduce the power and boost the performance enabling Intel to improve their product line against AMD. AMD on the other hand will be offering the Fusion architecture that incorporates graphics technology from ATI in the processor chip. AMD’s Opetron processor chip already includes a memory controller which made the Opetron really popular in the server market.
Both companies are looking betting heavily on the mobile market (cell phones and laptops … which in my opinion will become one and the same very soon).
Zidane played a soccer match against poverty in Marseille southern France on Monday, March 19 2007. Here is a video of the game
And here is another video showing Zidane’s glory days
I downloaded the Folding@Home software for the PS3 and started running it. Looking at the stats, the PS3 community seems to be doing most of the number crunching. Here is the statistics table at 11:20am today.
|OS Type||Current TFLOPS*||Active CPUs||Total CPUs|
|Mac OS X/PowerPC||7||8941||95614|
|Mac OS X/Intel||10||3112||7776|
Its great to be able to contribute to such a great cause. The Folding@Home project applies simulations to further study of protein folding and related diseases, including Alzheimer’s Disease, Huntington’s Disease, and certain forms of cancer.
We have found a forth roommate and now we are officially in the CITAYY!! The place is nice and my new roommates are cool. We are all settled and all that is needed is some organization and cleaning.
As part of the big city move, I changed jobs. Now I am working at a very cool company called Havok. The company specializes in creating tools for digital media creation. The company’s most well known product is the Havok Physics engine that has been in hundreds of video games. Havok Physics has been used in games like Halo2, Half Life2, Lost Planet, Motor Storm, and Mortal Kombat. The highly anticipated Heavenly Sword also uses our Physics engine. The company is growing and has a lot of potential.
I have joined as a sales engineer. I won’t be doing any more development but I will be working with code all the time.