Moore's Law – Not Dead – and Intel's Use of HPC to Keep it Alive
The table below shows the amount of memory and the wall clock time to calculate a single I-V point for a range of devices using a single processor core. There are several aspects that are unique to this supercomputer: 1) it was designed from ...
January 11, 2016
Jennifer Longo's New Book, 'Up To This Pointe,' Ballet Dances Us To The South ...
They're on all the tables, shelves, and bathroom sinks. Their abundance . I glance at the backstage clock. Ten-fifteen. We've been at this for nearly three hours. I close my eyes. "You're killing me! Killing your beloved professeur. I am physically ...
January 8, 2016
Swimming with Oliver Sacks
When we swam, I wore a bright-orange cap and stayed a little ahead of him (“in the two-o'clock position”) so Oliver could see me. This was after he'd lost his sight in one eye because of a Once when we were sitting around the long table in his ...
January 5, 2016
Mayor Riley rides into the sunset at a full gallop
The walls in the mayor's office are bare, all the shelves empty — cleared of four decades' worth of awards, memorabilia and photographs from Joe Riley's career. But the desk is still piled high with files and papers. Even though today is the But ...
January 8, 2016
Cracked It! Escape Games to open in Jacksonville
On one side is a built-in bookshelf, an antique chair, a fireplace and a desk. On the other stands a second shelf and small table. Around the room are numerous foreign trinkets, The clock will keep ticking, though. Page 2 of 2 - After the game, the ...
January 6, 2016
The tick-tock of Grandma's clock
By the time I was out of the sixth grade I had accumulated several clocks. I had taken them apart and found that some parts would interchange with other clocks. I could take parts from one clock and put them in another clock and make it run again. I ...
December 23, 2015
The Devastating Story of Washington's Peeping-Tom Rabbi
In the synagogue's three-story residence—where Freundel lived with his wife, Sharon, and had raised their three children—the shelves were crammed with books. He had been . So upon request, sometimes at night, Sugarman would appear at Freundel's ...
January 3, 2016
Editor’s Note: It’s taken as a given by many in HPC that Moore’s Law is fading. Intel, not surprisingly, disagrees – a point made clearly by SC15 keynoter Diane Bryant of Intel. In this commentary, senior Intel technologists examine a few of the challenges encountered in trying to ensure progress has remained in lockstep with Moore’s Law and they emphasize it is Intel’s reliance on steadily advancing HPC to overcome... Today, we’re putting as many as 1. 35 billion transistors in a processor with features as small as 14 nm. That’s approaching 10x the number of transistors with 6x finer features in only eleven years of technology development. that award, at the time of this writing, goes to the 18-core Intel Xeon processor E7-8890 v3 with 5. 5 billion transistors built on the 22 nm process, all packaged into 52 mm x 45 mm. Even more impressive is the fact that this is only counting... Moore’s observation continues to stand the test of time after 50 years of technology advancement. Many who quote Moore’s Law—often interpreted as ~2X more transistors every technology generation—may not fully appreciate what Gordon Moore’s observation means to.
Oliver Sacks swam until he died. He believed swimming was instinctive, and that we must learn to walk but not to swim. In his revealing memoir “On the Move” (the title is borrowed from a poem by his friend Thom Gunn: “One is always nearer by not keeping still”), Oliver remembers swimming in a pond at Hampstead Heath on his fortieth birthday, where he first swam as... ” The most placid, joyful moments of the memoir are when Oliver is swimming, because he is without “fear or fret,” and this gets him thinking. I swam with Oliver in the Adirondacks in a cold green lake where he had swum for several decades. Age disappears when one is swimming, so it didn’t matter that I was twenty-five years younger. When we swam, I wore a bright-orange cap and stayed a little ahead of him (“in the two-o’clock position”) so Oliver could see me. This was after he’d lost his sight in one eye because of a rare tumor, but before he learned that it had metastasized...
The walls in the mayor’s office are bare, all the shelves empty — cleared of four decades’ worth of awards, memorabilia and photographs from Joe Riley’s career. But the desk is still piled high with files and papers. Even though today is the mayor’s last full business day on the job, he won’t be sitting back and playing solitaire on the computer. But the people pay him to work, the mayor says, and that’s what he intends to do. That is Joe Riley in a nutshell. So today there will be meetings, paperwork, a press conference at police headquarters, more meetings. In some ways, it’s just another day in the life of Riley. But it’s the last one as mayor. A big, big family Of course, not everyone feels the same way. Not from the mayor, mind you, but his staff — or as he calls them, his “big, big family. On Tuesday night, he addressed the community on live TV to thank everyone and commend them for all their work with him going back to 1975. As usual, he wrote the remarks himself and got into the spirit by picturing some of the thousands of people...
Home Office Happy Hour: A Desk That Transforms Into a Bar
When are you off the clock? Designer Jonathan Odom has devised ... A trough at the back of the desk (hidden by the bar top when it's down) has room for 20+ bottles, a shelf for bar wear, and a recessed nook for an ice bucket or cutting board.
December 28, 2015
Minimalist Desks: They Simply Get The Job Done
A vase and picture frame make for nice around-the-clock display items, so when it's time to work, all you have to bring is your laptop. If a table doesn't offer enough storage, desks are still ... the body is a hidden shelf to stash phones and laptops.
September 26, 2014
Hide your high-end PC in your desk with this cool case
The DK-02X case is designed to be a desk, and is large enough to stuff two computers inside ... There's also a removable shelf located at the side where you can keep your wireless keyboard and hang your gaming headphones as well. The DK-02X will retail ...
June 5, 2014
Designing for Cutting Cable Clutter, Part 2: Desks with Built-In Solutions
It's a neat design for a small space, and it also provides cable control that's especially effective if the desk faces a wall or a window. Behind that grill on the top level is a rear-facing shelf with notches and cut-outs near its rear edge for wrapping ...
March 26, 2014
Vintage 1950s~SESSIONS AQUARIUS Electric CLOCK w/ Moving Angel Fish~Works Well:
Up for sale is a vintage 1950's SESSIONS "Aquarius" electric clock styled by Mac Tornquist. The Angel fish move in swimlike motion around the face of the clock. A switch on the back illuminates the bottom area. Base is goldtone metal. Clock works well and ...
March 2, 2014
PinPres Children's Shelf Allows You To Make Your Own Design
The PinPres is a unique shelving unit designed to make use of the idea of the small version that is on desks in offices throughout the world ... a design on the front as the pins are moved. A shelf built the same way allows you to customize the shelves ...
August 20, 2013