I have a new HP computer (dx6120 MT) at office. I got it on Friday night and spent the next 3 holidays I had (Saturday-Monday) doing the data transfers and setting it up. The RAM was still the default 256MB till a few hours ago. With the new video card (I installed a XFX NVIDIA […]
Category Archive for 'Computer Hardware'
On May 3, I wrote about Indian IT minister’s planned visit to woo Intel to set up a factory in India. From the report on eWeek, looks like he succeeded! Intel Corp., the world’s largest computer-chip maker, plans to spend up to $400 million on a chip assembly and testing plant in India, Communications Minister […]
Self Replicating Robots Are Here! OMG! Run! Hide! Stock up stuff. They will take over the world! All those movies about robots taking over Earth are coming true! Nobody is safe! Nowhere is safe! It’s the beginning of the end! OMG! OMG!!!! 😉 Interesting article though.
Well, looks like we might have one soon. Rediff is reporting reporting that our IT Minister is going to meet Intel top brass end of May just to make that happen. "I am meeting Intel chief Craig Barett in the end of this month and I have one point agenda to press him for setting […]
I have been putting off doing some upgrades to my system here at office for some time now. I guess now is the time to go ahead and do them: RAMI had 512Mb RAM a few weeks ago (266Mhz) but I saw that WinXP was using 500+ Mb of page file all the time and […]
One of the reasons I wasn’t actively blogging was the increased workload caused by failure of my primary 120G HDD that I use as my data storehouse in my PC. One day it was working fine, and suddenly the system blue-screened and WinXP told me it had done this to protect my data. Jokes aside […]
I found this documentary of looking into a IBM Death Star crash and further making things confusing, very very interesting. Look at those platters! Wow!
Looks like BlackBerry is in India through a tie-up between Research in Motion and Airtel, part of India’s largest telecom conglomerate, Bharti Enterprises. The wireless service is designed to forward customers’ e-mails from a desktop to a mobile device and synchronize changes between the two. RIM will offer three BlackBerry wireless devices–the 7730, 7230 and […]
Came across the story India Emerges as Innovation Hub on Wired today. It highlights 4 technologies in development in India that are aimed at rural/backward areas of the country and which could find widespread use in the so-called Third World countries: Script Mail (a regional language handwriting recognition & mailing system) – HP Research Centre, […]
Anand has written a 16-page article about his one month use of a Mac. Written pretty objectively, he’s done a marvellous job of pointing out the small nuances and the big issues — from software to hardware — and what makes what click. A must read.
According to C|Net, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics in Kolkata just bought a 96-processor XD1 supercomputer (datasheet) from Cray. The specifications page does’t list a 96-processor unit but from the looks of it, it should be around 500 Gflops. That makes me wonder why they didn’t purchase a supercomputer from C-DAC which is making and […]
IBM has broken the supercomputing speed record with it’s Blue Gene/L prototype producing 36 teraflops compared to NEC’s Earth Simulator which chugs away at 35.86 teraflops. Holy! Compare that to India’s 1 teraflop Param Padma which is scalable to 16 teraflops. C-DAC has been offering these on a build-to-order basis too. Quite cheap by international […]
This story on eWeek talks about banks in Japan starting the use of Fujitsu’s biometric vein-pattern recognition technology for authentication. (It) works by shining a near-infrared light on a palm placed about four centimeters above a scanner. The vein patterns illuminated under the skin appear as dark patterns, and it is this information that becomes […]
The new iMac makes me drool. This story at C|Net broke the news to me. My first impression was, “That’s it? What’s so special about it?” as if I was expecting something radically geeky. But then, thinking about it — it is radically geeky! Minimalism is surely in and the new iMac gives the aesthetic […]
Okay, this is news for me. I didn’t know that Longhorn would have 3D graphics driving its interface. That means an incredible number of things — for software and hardware alike. Given the amount of GPU resources we have available in various corporate environments, to rely so heavily on a major hardware upgrade by the […]
I have a new keyboard! TVS Gold tactile mechanical keyboard.
The Google Blog talks about Google entering The Computer History Museum. We’re five years old and already they’re sticking us in a museum. The museum’s display is of Google’s first corkboard server rack from 1999. A few specs: each tray contained eight 22GB hard drives and one power supply, and the rack itself required no […]
When you mod your bike, how much do you really do it? A few internal changes perhaps. Most of us end up with plastic surgery mostly — everything superficial. But this guy has modified his bike in a rather interesting manner. Cosmetic changes aside, the hardware maestro has installed a computer on his bike, complete […]