The Workstation Performance Characterization Group inside SPEC (Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation) launched a new workstation benchmark at the Supercomputing Conference (SC’15) held this week in Austin, TX. New SPECwpc V2.0 benchmark marks a new chapter for SPECwpc body, which creates professional benchmarks utilized by commercial entities and research institutes in order to find the ultimate hardware performance on a set of industry-standard benchmarks. Most of upgrades were focusing on changes going on with the PC architecture. According to SPECwpc, these are the upgrades inside the benchmark suite: Improved storage workloads that better reflect performance of NAND Flash devices for high-capacity data storage. Better scalability measurement for
Buying a computer is more complicated than it needs to be. If you are a gamer or a computer enthusiast, this post is not for you. Stop now and move along to your next article. I wrote this article to help those who think buying a computer is challenging because of all the choices, options, and hardware to consider. One reason I believe Apple has done so well over recent years is by bringing a simplicity to the buying process that just isn’t there for traditional Windows-based PCs. Most people I know buy and use these traditional Windows-based PCs, and I hope this article can help take
According to the Korean publication ET News, Samsung plans to change the product introduction cadence for their Galaxy S flagship lineup. According to sources in the supply chain, ET News claims the announcement of Samsung Galaxy S7 will come in January 2016, probably during the CES trade show in Las Vegas. The product announcement should follow with a complete turnaround in the company’s smartphone sector, by splitting Samsung’s models into Premium and Sub Premium, followed by Mainstream and Entry Level. If that sounds like a bad idea, you’re not the only one. The idea behind Samsung’s plan is a simple one. They want to attract more customers and diversify their lineup, but is
The Microsoft Surface Book is a coveted item, no doubt about it. Preoders are hitting record highs and there’s no one in the hardware world that isn’t impressed with the design, specs and performance of this gadget. Currently all of the Surface Book products can be ordered, but there are probably going to be delays in shipment due to high demand. On the other hand, if you are going to spec out the Surface Book with all the hardware options available, it’s going to cost you a pretty penny after all. The top model in the Surface Book offering is a machine featuring a Core
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Blast from the past.
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