With the way it's selling, any drought in Wii games probably won't last long."The news marks the first time that Nintendo has been the leader in both the home console and handheld markets since 1994 when the company's Super NES and Game Boy lines reigned supreme. Currently, the DS and Wii are the top two selling system's in the industry.
"Two Internet Relay Chat (IRC) networks that are used heavily by free and open source software projects, Freenode and the Open and Free Technology Community (OFTC), are building bridges by swapping staff and observing each other's operations. The rapprochement brings together two organizations that sprang from a single project, and may be a precursor for more intimate ties."
the 'evolutionary approach to parallel hardware and software may work from 2- or 8-processor systems, but is likely to face diminishing returns as 16 and 32 processor systems are realized'
I saw Patterson give this talk at PARC. While he did say something similar to the above quote, he was NOT suggesting that fewer, more powerful processors is the future (which is the impression I got from the summary). In fact, the entire talk was to the opposite point. Parallelism is the future; the processor is the new transistor; processors will have thousands of cores, etc. Very fascinating stuff. I hope more researchers participate and use his emulation system, because I think he's correct (as he has been in the past) that we will need to adopt parallelism more in the future.