Neither is it fair that Disney stole Osamu Tezuka's Kimba for use in The Lion King.
The Constitutional requirement is: (1) to authors and inventors, (2) for a limited time, (3) in order to promote progress in the sciences and arts.
It is impossible that extending the copyright term for works of a fifty-year-dead author can encourage him to produce more work. Nor is the resulting term "limited" in either in mathematical or human terms. And the current Mickey Mouse "copyright owners" are certainly NOT that author nor inventor.
These will offer far better performance than the Opteron solution.
Can you compile your own application? If so, use the Intel compilers, and make sure you compile targeting the Haswell instruction set (-O3 -Xhost -march=corei7-avx2 -mtune=corei7-avx2 if I recall correctly): the full AVX2 Haswell instruction set is rather more powerful for your app than the predecessor "AVX" SandyBridge/IvyBridge instruction set, which is far more powerful than the previous Nehalem/Westmere SSE4.2 instruction-set, which is somewhat more powerful than a simple "-O3". If you can't compile on your own, try to make sure the vendor's executables target AVX2; the right compile-flags will double your performance over "-O3"...
Really annoying idiots.
I've found that snail mail got insanely quick response...
Especially if sent certified, return receipt requested. I've found that always has put things into the "Urgent!" bin on the receiving end.
Much better than working for some bureaucrat or politician who *thinks* he knows what he is doing.
Computers are useless. They can only give you answers. -- Pablo Picasso