The victory of the losers, or the story of the creation of FLASH memory (part1)
It would seem that in common between a mobile phone, a GPS navigator, a digital camera and a modern voice recorder. The first thought that comes is that these are…

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File system access
A lot of important information is stored not only on the file server, but also on the user's workstations. And this data can easily be lost or disclosed if certain…

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Personal computer and network security
Recently, quite a lot of attention has been paid to ensuring information security in various automated systems (corporate, inter-corporate, payment, and others). Personnel takes the perimeter of the corporate IT…

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Latest Mobile Graphics Chips

Nvidia’s GeForce2 Go
In desktop computers, video cards from Nvidia, especially on the chips of the GeForce series, are very popular. Naturally, everyone is looking forward to when such chips appear on laptops. They will appear, of course, but not based on the GeForce2 Ultra, as many would like. The GeForce2 Ultra graphics chip consumes too much power and generates too much heat to be used on mobile systems. Continue reading

Metrology notes

Despite the variety of generally accepted tests, recently their results have often added confusion than to clarify the essence of the phenomena.

There are tests that allow you to measure the performance of a computer subsystem, for example, the speed of data exchange between a processor and memory or cache. These tests are necessary in order to find out the impact of individual technical solutions, more precisely, to understand why a particular processor is better or worse than others. But the practical sense in these tests is quite small. Continue reading

MAX + plus II: FPGA Integrated Digital Device Development Environment
The general tendency for the development of the element base of digital circuitry, starting with the appearance of the first integrated circuits in the early 60s to the present, is…

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Cold shower for a hot friend
So, we have established that the task of cooling the processor should be solved regardless of how the other elements are cooled. And the ways to solve it have long…

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New process technology
In the very near future, a transition to a 0.13-micron process is expected. This transition has long been promised by leading processor manufacturers, but for various reasons, its implementation has…

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GeForce2 MX 400 and GeForce2 MX comparison
We can say with sufficient degree of certainty that the performance of a card on a GeForce2 MX 400 equipped with the slowest memory at a frequency of 166 MHz…

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