Massive Intel CPU Bug Leaves Kernel Vulnerable, Slows Performance: Report

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There’s allegedly a major CPU bug in all Intel x86 and x86-64 CPUs, and fixing it could hammer CPU performance going forward. Patches for Linux and Windows are already in the works.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/261364-massive-intel-cpu-bug-leaves-kernel-vulnerable-reduce-performance?source=Computing

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Seagate’s New Multi-Actuator Could Double Hard Drive Speeds

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Seagate is working on a new line of hard drives that could double the performance of current models.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/260946-seagates-new-multi-actuator-technology-double-hard-drive-speeds?source=Computing

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eGPU Tests Show Big Gains For MacBook Pros, Courtesy of AMD’s RX Vega

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Early eGPU tests on MacOS High Sierra show significant performance gains, courtesy of an external AMD RX Vega 64.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/259595-egpu-tests-show-big-gains-macbook-pros-courtesy-amds-rx-vega?source=Computing

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750 Raspberry Pis Turned Into Supercomputer for Los Alamos National Laboratory

A new project at the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s High Performance Computing Division seeks to make supercomputers more accessible with a little help from some Raspberry Pi clusters.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/259553-750-raspberry-pi-mini-computers-turned-supercomputer-los-alamos-national-laboratory?source=Computing

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Happy Birthday to RAID, the Storage Solution that Transformed Computing

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Before Optane and SSDs, we had a different way to boost conventional hard drive performance. Happy 30th birthday to the Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/258616-happy-birthday-raid-storage-solution-transformed-computing?source=Computing

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Leaked Intel Slide Reveals Coffee Lake CPU Lineup

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A leaked slide points to significant performance uplifts between Kaby Lake and the upcoming Coffee Lake. These new chips could prove potent competitors to AMD’s Ryzen family.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/254351-leaked-intel-slide-shows-coffee-lake-cpu-lineup-performance-boosts?source=Computing

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Skylake-X Packs a Punch, but It’s Not Intel’s Best Gaming CPU

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While the overall performance level of the new CPUs looks fairly solid, there’s one important thing to keep in mind for gaming.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/251226-intels-skylake-x-platform-packs-punch-not-intels-best-gaming-cpu?source=Computing

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Elon Musk says artificial intelligence will beat humans at 'everything' by 2030

The performance of humans’ puny brains will be outmatched by computers within just 13 years, billionaire Elon Musk has claimed.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/07/elon-musk-says-artificial-intelligence-will-beat-humans-at-everything-by-2030.html

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Apple’s Metal 2 API Adds External GPU, VR Support to macOS

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Apple is finally working to offer better GPU performance to its customers, and hopping on the VR bandwagon as well.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/250484-apple-will-support-vr-new-metal-2-api-adds-external-gpu-support-high-sierra-macos?source=Computing

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Nvidia-powered Max-Q Laptops Target Thin and Light Gaming

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By optimizing performance, Max-Q can make gaming laptops with a desktop-class GTX 1080 almost as thin as a standard ultraportable notebook.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/250076-nvidia-powered-max-q-gaming-laptops-will-thinner-powerful?source=Computing

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Hands On With the Synology DS1517+ NAS: Affordable 10Gbps

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Storage for small offices has been a tradeoff between network-accessible and high performance. Now that there are relatively inexpensive 10 Gigabit options available, its possible to have both.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/249245-hands-synology-ds1517-affordable-10gbps-soho?source=Computing

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AMD Suffers its Worst Stock Drop in Over a Decade, Despite Revenue Gains

AMD just posted huge quarterly gains, particularly relative to its performance a year ago — so why did investors hammer its stock with the worst drop in over a decade? We explore the particulars.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/248723-amd-suffers-worst-stock-drop-decade-investors-punish-company?source=Computing

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Intel Optane Review Roundup: Next-Generation Memory Standard Earns Lukewarm Reception

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Intel’s new Optane drives, based on 3DXPoint memory, are finally available, but the consumer performance may not be quite what enthusiasts had hoped.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/248226-intel-optane-review-round-intels-next-generation-memory-standard-earns-lukewarm-reception?source=Computing

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CallidusCloud Steps Up Call Center SPM Game


CallidusCloud on Thursday launched ServiceMotivate, a call center sales performance management, or SPM, solution. ServiceMotivate is tightly integrated with Salesforce to track and reward call center agents based on key performance indicators of their service center, such as quick issue resolution and case closure rates, data quality improvements and customer satisfaction. “Early deployments of the new product have shown considerable increases in agent confidence and satisfaction,” noted Jon Shalowitz, general manager at CallidusCloud CX.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84350.html?rss=1

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Graphene-coated copper could dramatically boost future CPU performance

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New research into a copper-graphene interconnect design could dramatically boost performance and cut waste heat.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/244693-graphene-coated-copper-dramatically-boost-future-cpu-performance?source=Computing

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The Pentium G4560 with Hyper-Threading is a potent budget processor

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Intel’s new Hyper-Threading equipped Pentiums offer excellent performance for very little money. AMD’s Ryzen is coming soon, but if you’re an Intel-only enthusiast, these budget chips have a lot to offer — more than any of their predecessors did.

The post The Pentium G4560 with Hyper-Threading is a potent budget processor appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/243948-adding-hyper-threading-pentium-g4560-turns-potent-budget-processor?source=Computing

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