AnandTech – Interlagos / Bulldozer Testing / Benchmark

AnandTech has a great article about the new AMD Interlagos platform and Bulldozer processors. Very detailed and a great amount of data in there for your review.

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Didn’t take them too long to EOL these processors! i7-930, i7-950, i7-960, i7-980, i7-990X, i3-540, i5-650, i5-660, i5-670, i5-680, i7-860, i7-870 and a few others as well. I guess they need to make room for the Sandy Bridge platforms. All of these processors are still pretty beast at this point for their prices.

Full Article @ Tom’s:,14230.html

CentOS-6.1 for i386 and x86_64 Architectures

December 9th 2011The CentOS team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of CentOS-6.1 for i386 and x86_64 Architectures.

CentOS-6.1 is based on the upstream release EL 6.1 and includes
packages from all variants. All upstream repositories have been combined into one, to make it easier for end users to work with.

There are some important changes to this release compared with the previous versions of CentOS and we highly recommend reading this announcement along with the Release Notes.

Since upstream has a 6.2 version already released, we will be using a Continuous Release repository for 6.1 to bring all 6.2 and post 6.2 security updates to all 6.1 users, till such time as CentOS-6.2 is released itself.

LiveCDs and LiveDVDs for i386 and x86_64 are also released. These bring in the ability to directly install from the live media.

There is also a minimal install CD that will get you a very small base install that you can add to.

And now: Have fun.

Release Notes: CentOS
Download: i386 | x86_64

Kingston’s HyperX Sets DDR3 World Speed Record

Talk about some fast memory! I’d like some liquid nitrogen to play with as well.

Full article here:,14179.html

Submerged Servers Can Now Heat Your Office

Fully submerge your server in dielectric fluid to cool them, and then use the heat to other offices/buildings! Pretty cool stuff, but not so easy to use I would imagine.

Full article here:

AMD Releases Interlagos Opterons With 16 Cores


AMD has released their 16-Core 6200 series processors, making them the highest core count per cpu currently available on the market. Can’t seem to find a whole lot of information on pricing and specs, but here is some general information:,13984.html


The new Intel Sandy Bridge-E series CPU’s are now available! The i7-3960X features a new Socket 2011, and the X79 Express chipset!

While not cheap, they certainly crush anything available from anyone else. We’re just waiting on the E5 Xeon Series, hopefully they get here soon!

Here is a link to check out more details on the new Flagship Intel Extreme offering: