10 years ago, Nvidia launched the G80-powered GeForce 8800 and changed PC gaming, computing forever

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Ten years ago today, Nvidia launched its G80 architecture, a fundamentally new approach to both PC gaming and GPGPU computing that delivered huge performance improvements and performance-per-watt gains. We sat down with two of the Nvidia engineers responsible to discuss its success, the challenges, and how the G80 influenced the GPUs we use today, up to and including Pascal itself.

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Aviso CEO K.V. Rao: Humans, Machines and Magic


“CRM is a mature industry, but it’s fundamentally not moving the needle for the user, for the subscriber — the sales rep or manager. It’s fundamentally recording your activities, but it doesn’t really let you commit with confidence to drive the right outcomes,” said Aviso CEO K.V. Rao. Predictive analytics “can help you find the right content faster. That’s what the state-of-the art is for sales. You’re trying to understand what deals to work on to meet your target and make money, and that’s what predictive analytics can do.”

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Lenovo PCs ship with adware that destroys system security, breaks HTTPS

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Lenovo’s consumer laptops are loaded with adware that fundamentally compromises system security and transmits encrypted information to a third-party vendor. Lenovo’s response thus far is to pretend the problem doesn’t exist and that consumers knowingly chose to buy hardware with non-functioning browser safeguards.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/199521-lenovo-pcs-ship-with-adware-that-breaks-https-destroys-system-security

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Forget Moore’s law: Hot and slow DRAM is a major roadblock to exascale and beyond

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Any attempt to truly push the future of computing means fundamentally redesigning memory — but after 40 years, can DRAM be easily swept aside?

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/185797-forget-moores-law-hot-and-slow-dram-is-a-major-roadblock-to-exascale-and-beyond

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