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+ - AMD claims the Barcelona = 170% faster than Xeon!->

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crazyeyes
crazyeyes writes "Less than two weeks before Barcelona is launched, we had the opportunity to talk to the guy who's supposed to make it a big financial success — John Freude, AMD's Worldwide Business Development Manager for Server/Workstation Products.

John sure had some interesting numbers to tell us, as well as some updates on Phenom and even Budapest. Check out these updates from AMD. There will be more to come. Here's a quote from the editorial :-

"Because they are under NDA, he cannot reveal the actual results, but he gave us some interesting indications of how the Barcelona will eventually fare against an equivalent Intel processor.

— 20-30% better performance overall
— 170% better performance in some benchmarks

More importantly, he says, the Quad-Core Opteron (Barcelona) will offer 45-85% better performance than current dual-core Opteron processors at the same power consumption and thermal dissipation. Intel quad-core processors, on the other hand, only offer 30-35% better performance (11% in floating point) than their dual-core processors with a 23-25% increase in power consumption and thermal dissipation."
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Censorship

+ - Webcomic Author Fired for Talking About Firearms

Submitted by Plekto
Plekto (1018050) writes "Basically, this guy was talking about firearms with his friend at work. He decided to buy a gun. Nothing wrong with that — so was talking it over with his friend and decided to get a .22 for target shooting(paper targets and such at a range). This is a typical choice for someone who wants to learn how to shoot as their first firearm. His co-worker overheard and complained. Management fired him in a what's becoming all to typical knee-jerk reaction.

It's pretty appalling how low our society has sunk if you aren't even allowed to talk about your 2nd Amendment rights in public anymore.

http://threepanelsoul.com/view.php?date=2007-04-20

http://threepanelsoul.com/view.php?date=2007-04-24

He runs a webcomic and made a couple of strips about what happened. Welcome to the new America."
Microsoft

Miguel Plans Silverlight on Mono & Linux by Years End 350

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the how-does-miguel-get-to-be-a-vp dept.
El Lobo writes "The Mono open-source project will create a Linux version of Silverlight by the end of year, said Miguel de Icaza, a Novell vice president and head of Mono. Asked about plans for Linux, Microsoft executives have been non-committal, saying that it will depend on demand. But de Icaza, who is attending Mix, was able to commit without hesitating."

Comment: Re:submitter's conflict of interest (Score 1) 200

by bhouston (#18834275) Attached to: Canada's Wayne Crookes Sues the Net
You are right about Wikipedia Media Foundation, I apologize. I suspect it is just a matter of time before WMF becomes flush with cash though, they just need to figure out an incremental strategy that allows them to place advertising of every page without the community crying foul. They are something like the 10th most popular site on the internet, putting even just Google AdSense up on every page would result easily in a hundreds million plus in revenue a year.

If this is timesharing, give me my share right now.

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