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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Athlon XP: not by number, but by reduction!
When this issue of the magazine was being prepared for publication, a remarkable event occurred: the next Microprocessor Forum. Probably, when you read this article, you already know that AMD…

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The victory of the losers, or the story of the creation of FLASH memory (part3)
We were very happy and proud; you know, young engineers with their own hands were able to make the first “flip” chip. After some discussion between Gordon and Andy, Gordon…

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Comparison of motherboards supporting the new memory standard PC2100 (DDR266)

AMD processors have long gained popularity among computer users due to their high performance at low cost. Therefore, it is understandable that new motherboards for AMD processors will appear on the market with support for the 133 MHz system bus frequency (the equivalent frequency is 266 MHz) and with DDR SDRAM PC2100 memory support. So far, only the AMD-760 chipset provides this capability. Continue reading

How to avoid network downtime?

Since then, no surprises have occurred with Novell products to solve the high availability of network resources. Naturally, Novell ceased to support its once-very popular NetWare 3.x product, since over the nearly ten-year history of its existence in the world of information technology, much has flowed. The high availability solutions we reviewed, such as SFT III and NHAS, were not developed in future versions of the operating system. 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

FPGA Types Supported by Free MAX + Plus II Package Versions
As follows from the above data, the nomenclature of microcircuits supported by the free versions of the MAX + plus II system, although it is limited, nevertheless allows you to…

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How can you “burn out at work”
Having dealt with processor cooling issues, we can now easily figure out the question of why Duron processors burn up if they are turned on without a heatsink. Generally speaking,…

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Project Verification Applications
"Simulator" is an application that, together with the time diagram editor, is intended for functional modeling of a project in order to verify the correctness of its functioning logic. Timing…

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"Bucket" Compression
An old army joke about a compression bucket that the "experienced" senior comrades are instructed to bring to a young soldier, checking his quick wits, is more relevant than ever…

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