Category: MWC

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Ampere eMAG Skylark 32-core ARM Server CPU

Posted by Charbax – March 26, 2019

eMAG is a family of high-performance ARM server processors designed by Ampere Computing. Ampere's introduction of eMAG to the market concludes and follows on the X-Gene3 design started out by AppliedMicro. eMAG processors targets server workloads capable of taking advantage of a high core count with high throughput. First generation eMAG processors are based on the Skylark microarchitecture, a design that started out by AppliedMicro. Fabricated on TSMC's 16FF+ process, those processors feature up to 32 cores operating at up to 3.3 GHz. DDR4 channels, up to 2666 MT/s with ECC; 1 TiB/socket I/O: 42 PCIe Gen 3 lanes TDP: Up to 125 W Second generation eMAG processors are planned for 2019. Those chips will be based on Ampere's Quicksilver microarchitecture and feature an array of new features and improvements developed also with the new staff that Ampere hired over from Qualcomm's ARM Server team.

SmugMug uses Amazon AWS EC2 A1 ARM Server Instance, 40% cheaper than x86

Posted by Charbax – March 26, 2019

SmugMug achieves 40% cost savings by migrating their photo-serving tier to EC2 A1 instances. SmugMug is able to move their software stack (PHP, Nginx, HAProxy) to A1 instances with minimal effort. And getting everything up and running on A1 instances was like any other EC2 instance for SmugMug.

Arm Neoverse N1 and E1

Posted by Charbax – March 26, 2019

The Neoverse N1 CPU is optimized for a wide range of cloud native server workloads executing at a world-class compute efficiency. This enables an infrastructure transformation where processing is pushed to the edge where data is generated, thereby providing more scalability than moving all data to centralized datacenters.

The Arm Neoverse E1 CPU delivers best-in-class throughput efficiency. It incorporates a new simultaneous multithreading (SMT) microarchitecture design. With SMT, the processor can execute two threads concurrently resulting in better aggregate throughput performance.

The Neoverse E1 delivers 2.1x more compute performance, 2.7x more throughput performance and 2.4x better throughput efficiency compared to the Cortex-A53. The design is highly scalable to support throughput demands for next generation edge to core data transport.

Synology DS1019+ 5/10 Bay NAS

Posted by juliusaugustus – March 21, 2019

The DiskStation DS1019+ is a new 5 bay Network attached storage from Synology. The DiskStation DS1019+ can be expanded up to 10 bays. The DiskStation DS1019+ features an 1.5ghz base/2.3ghz boost Intel Celeron J3455. Prices range from 650 dollars and up.

Synology MR2200ac Mesh Router

Posted by juliusaugustus – March 21, 2019

Synology's first mesh router, MR2200ac, comes with Qualcomm IPQ4019 quad-core CPU and tri-band Wi-Fi, allowing users to expand Wi-Fi coverage through flexible deployment. All Wi-Fi connections and devices can be managed via one platform - SRM. Additionally, settings and remote management can be operated through both a web interface and a dedicated mobile app - DS router. The MR2200ac enables wifi range to be extended.

USB-IF Consortium talks USB Type C Power Delivery and Data Speed

Posted by juliusaugustus – March 21, 2019

USB Type C enables a laptop and tablet to be charged while outputting to a display and attaching a storage device. USB Type C enables a seamless docking for laptops and tablets at 1080p with USB 3.0 and a slightly downgraded experience at 4k UHD resolution.

Oral B – Genius Toothbrush

Posted by juliusaugustus – March 21, 2019

The new Oral B Genius is a new toothbrush with built in AI functionality. The AI tracks how to the persons uses their toothbrush so as to best suit it for them. With the App it can track your brushing behaviour so as to improve it and give feedback on brushing.

$1709 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (7th Gen) 2019 with second monitor, $1929 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (4th Gen) 2019

Posted by juliusaugustus – March 18, 2019

This is the 7th Generation Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon to be available from June 2019, weighing only 1.08 kg, comes with the latest 8th Gen Intel Core i5 or i7 processors, optional 4K or 1080p display, optionally with Dolby Vision HDR, optional carbon fiber weave top cover, with a thickness of only 14.95mm, up to 16GB of RAM, up to 2TB of PCIe SSD storage, up to 15 hours battery, two USB 3.1 ports, dual USB-C Thunderbolt ports, and also they provide a 585gr light second monitor that simply connects by the USB Type-C port to add a second display while on the go. Lenovo is also introducing the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga for 2019 moving Yoga to an aluminum design, with many of the same processor, storage and more.

$999 Lenovo ThinkPad T490 and the thinner T490S

Posted by juliusaugustus – March 16, 2019

Lenovo ThinkPad T490 is a 1.46kg lightweight 14" business laptop with display options starting from FHD 250nit Antiglare to FHD IPS Touchscreen, 400nit with PrivacyGuard to WQHD 2560x1440 500nit 100% Adobe color gamut with Dolby Vision high-dynamic-range (HDR) display. Redesigned bezels enable a larger screen area than previous models, tested against 12 military-grade requirements and more than 200 quality checks, up to 16.1 hours of battery life with rapid Charge that provides 80% capacity in just an hour. Optional worldwide LTE-A card, ThinkPad Pro Dock, USB-C side mechanical docking station, ThinkShutter physical camera cover, optional IR (infrared) camera and optional touch fingerprint reader. Runs on the 8th Gen Intel Core i5/i7 vPro, up to 48GB RAM, up to 1TB PCIe SSD, Intel UHD 620 GPU or the NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Dolby Audio Premium, Dual far-field microphones and more.

Lenovo ThinkPad X390

Posted by juliusaugustus – March 14, 2019

Lenovo Thinkpad X390 is a 13.3" Open Rich Display business laptop with a 12" footprint, the follow on to the long lasting Lenovo X200 series, with 18 hour battery can be charged to 80 percent capacity in 60 minutes, up to 13.3" FHD (touch & non-touch), IPS, HD, 400-nit touchscreen with PrivacyGuard. Lenovo Thinkpad x390 features up to 8th Gen Intel Core i7 with vPro, up to 1TB fast PCIe SSD storage, up to 32 GB 2400 MHz soldered DDR4 RAM. Lenovo Thinkpad x390 offers up to 32gb of ram and 1tb ssd. The Lenovo Thinkpad x390 features an optional LTE modem. Prices start from $1300 USD. PrivacyGuard, PrivacyAlert, ThinkShutter, dual far-field microphones and Dolby Audio Premium, global LTE capability, 1.22kg weight. 12 military-grade requirements and more than 200 quality checks, USB-C side mechanical docking station, optional Hybrid IR (infrared) camera, optional touch fingerprint reader.