According to TechRepublic, Intel is releasing a new beast of a processor chip. It’s an 18 core, 36 thread processor, and that’s all the specs they have on it currently. Amazingly, even though they don’t even know the clock speed yet, they do seem to have set the price, which is roughly 2 grand; Yes, a $2,000 processor. They are calling it the first “teraflop speed” chip. …Well, I had to go look up that word, because I wasn’t familiar with it. So apparently, “teraflop” is equal to “a unit of computing speed equal to one million million (1012) floating-point operations per second.” (Google)
They do have some specs on some of the other lower “relatives” of the same i9-????XE (which stands for “Extreme Edition”) processors, (which aren’t “XE” but rather “X” processors) for example, the i9-7900X (not XE) runs at clock speed 3.3ghz, has 10 cores and 20 threads, draws 140 watts power, and supports 128Gb of Four channel DDR4-2666 RAM/memory. But currently, the i9-7980″XE” is the first in the “XE” category.
The “core X” series of processors (i7-????X, i9-7900X) runs on the X299 chipset, which supports up to 14 USB ports, 10 of which can be USB 3.0.; No PCI, but to 24 lanes PCI-E (x1, x2, x4) , and supports the new Intel Optane Memory. Intel® Optane™ memory is a revolutionary new class of non-volatile memory that sits in between system memory and storage to accelerate system performance and responsiveness. When combined with the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Driver, it seamlessly manages multiple tiers of storage while presenting one virtual drive to the OS, ensuring that data frequently used resides on the fastest tier of storage. Intel® Optane™ memory requires specific hardware and software configuration. Visit www.intel.com/OptaneMemory for configuration requirements.
Artificial Intelligence is getting scary smart, and Google is the running. (of course) Their AI platform is integrated into playing the Game of “GO” which is the oriental version of chess really…and highly regarded strategic game in many circles. Google’s computerized version of the game, named AlphaGO, took on 5 top players AT ONCE and came out victorious. Even the best chess games, up to now, have been beatable by the champs…but soon, the computers will always win. (which takes the fun out of playing really) …but it does say something for AI. Anyway, you can read the article about the match-up here: Artificial Intelligence is getting scary smart!
This is just a courtesy post. WordPress 4.7.5 which is a security release, is out today. And with all the new crazy malware and ransomware out on the internet spreading like crazy right now, you need all the security you can get, so go update right away, and stay safe! https://wordpress.org/news/2017/05/wordpress-4-7-5/
I received an email today, reporting that many cases of scammers spoofing caller ID’s for SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON have been reported. Edison would like people to be aware of this information:
We have recently experienced an increase in reports of caller ID spoofing, a practice in which special phone equipment falsifies information on your caller ID display. Calls may appear to be from SCE, when in reality the caller has no association with SCE and may try to sell you products, collect personal information or say your electric bill is past due when it’s not.
Common red flag warnings related to spoofed phone calls:
- Calls were made multiple times per day
- Callers asked about customer’s usage, meter or other personal information
- Customers were provided recommendations for purchasing alternative energy products
Tips to help protect yourself from caller ID spoofing scammers:
- SCE will not send solar representatives to your home, nor do we have solar companies contact anyone by phone.
- SCE will never ask for credit card information, a prepaid card such as Green Dot or electric usage information over the phone.
- Do not use a call back number provided until you confirm it is an SCE number listed on your bill or the Contact Us page on sce.com.
Please know that we take your privacy seriously and make every effort to protect your information. For additional red flag warnings and tips to protect yourself, please visit sce.com/scamalert.
If you believe you are the recipient of a spoofing call, contact SCE Information Governance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Being Mother’s Day, the thought has crossed my mind. But I haven’t put a purchase option up on the website yet, though it’s in the works right now. But in the meantime, if you need to give someone the gift of I.T. service, whether it’s a $50 discount (or some other amount), or a complete repair, or even website (or a deposit on one.) You can purchase it as a gift and give it to someone else. Just go to the contact page and reach out to me (or message me on one of the social network pages) and I’ll set something up personally for you.
And for all you hard working mother’s out there like me, let me wish you all a stress free, work free, pain free, Mother’s Day!! 🙂