Archive for December, 2011

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.

Original article – http://www.anandtech.com/show/5058/amds-opteron-interlagos-6200

Updated article - http://www.anandtech.com/show/5183/quick-update-more-interlagos-testing

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: http://www.tomshardware.com/news/intel-sandy-bridge-pentium-cpu-processor,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: http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Kingston-HyperX-DDR3-Memory-World-Record,14179.html