3D LED panel Sony with diagonal 280 inches shown in Japan

Saturday, November 21, 2009

3D displays have become an important new theme for TV manufacturers. Despite the lack of appropriate content, all new companies are developing their system for displaying three-dimensional image. However, the market leaders, too, try not to lose their positions. For example, Sony Corporation struck visitors International Broadcast Equipment Exhibition 2009, held in Japan, a giant 3D panel "3D LED Wall", whose diagonal is equal to 280 inches (over 7 meters).

3D panel Sony, according to the resource TechOn, has dimensions of 6,4 x 3,4 meters, and to improve the quality of the image it is applied LED backlight (LED). By this device somehow did not quite fit the word "panel" - a real wall, composed of seventy-LED displays with a diagonal of 28 inches each. At the same time for viewing three-dimensional image is required to wear special 3D glasses.

New Fujitsu mainframe technology

Fujitsu Europe unveiled two new models in its line of mainframe BS2000/OSD. The company also announced support for guest operating systems Linux and Windows on the BS2000/OSD platform for their business servers average series SQ.

New models of business servers, S175 and S210 provide users with new opportunities for the consolidation of physical and virtual systems. S175 and S210 systems are designed to meet the needs of customers in high performance. Using 65-nm processor technology, Intel server performance has increased to 20%. In addition, a range of performance systems BS2000/OSD RPF increased from 170 to a record 5000 RPF (BS2000 system performance is measured using the test RPF. RPF 1 corresponds approximately 1,5 MIPS (million instructions per second). The standard configuration of S-servers now include processors with the ability to hot swap.

New high-performance server-class S210 provides support for the maximum number of virtual machines. It can be set to 15 computational units. With the advent of this system range performance systems BS2000/OSD expanded to 5000 RPF. In full configuration, the server supports up to four quad-core processors. The maximum number of computational units in the system is 16, and the amount of system memory is 256 GB. Dynamic allocation of I / O channels, the ability to install up to eight processors I / O with support for up to 256 peripheral channels and 64 Fibre Channel interfaces deliver high bandwidth I / O subsystem. New Series S175, including secondary and vocational levels, supports up to 64 GB of RAM and up to three processors. Range of performance of these systems ranges from 170 to 1020 RPF. Both systems will be available in mid-2010.

Fujitsu also introduced eight new models of its business server SQ100 with extended support for virtual machines. Business servers SQ100 intended to replace the mainframe average. They combine the scalability of mainframe and high performance Intel processor architecture x86. The new line of servers includes a single-processor model with a capacity of 12 RPF, two-and trehprotsessornye model, and a new four-processor system of professional-level performance by up to 200 RPF. The new servers SQ100 supports multiple guest operating systems will be available in mid-2010. In addition to several versions of "native" system BS2000/OSD, users can run mission-critical business applications of Linux and Windows in the selected guest operating systems.

Fujitsu introduces the concept of "zero client" - Zero Client

Fujitsu Europe Ltd. today announced Zero Client. As the producer, this is the first truly easy to manage smart client display device, designed to drastically reduce spending by organizations that use a large number of computer jobs. Device Fujitsu Zero Client, which does not need an operating system, processor, application, or backup local data, allows to organize a cost-effective connectivity to the desktop virtual machines (Desktop Virtual Machine, DVM).

Fujitsu Zero Client interface is a display device with a single cable to connect to the electrical and computer network. Traditional client systems (desktops, laptops) contain all the data, user profiles, applications, OS and processor. Thin clients can reduce costs and time spent on administration, but they still need an operating system, drivers, management software (both server side and client side). Unlike prior generations, Fujitsu Zero Client connects the interface device with the virtual desktop machine, that is, provides a link I / O devices to virtual machine located on the server.

Access to data can be obtained from any particular device that is included in the infrastructure, which simplifies administration. Defective terminal in the workplace is easily replaced, downtime is minimized, because the damaged virtual machine for a few minutes re-allocated resources, or carries out its recovery from a backup. Device Fujitsu Zero Client got its name ( "zero client") for the fact that no operating system, applications, data processors, system memory, fans or other moving components. In addition, it requires less maintenance and has a longer lifespan.

Device Fujitsu Zero Client presented at the conference Fujitsu VISIT, held in Munich (Germany), 18 and 19 November. Fujitsu Zero Client goes on sale in early 2010.

Netbook Nokia Booklet 3G demand from business users

The news agency Reuters citing the North's Heikki (Heikki Norta), head of corporate strategy for Nokia, increasing the number of different companies interested in the netbook Booklet 3G. Apparently, he was a good solution for corporate use, while Nokia originally positioned it as a consumer product. Recall, Nokia Booklet 3G is a thin and lightweight 10-inch netbook, the main features of which distinguishes it from the total mass of these devices are modules of 3G and GPS. In addition, not every netbook can support HD picture, while the Nokia Booklet 3G is such an opportunity.

In late October began selling the first netbook Nokia in Europe, where he is 575 euros without a contract and is somewhat cheaper - with the contract. For example, O2 sells Booklet 3G in Germany for 249 euros. And in the U.S. the device can be purchased from AT & T for $ 299 with a two-year contract.

Chrome OS already tested on existing netbooks

Just recently, Google showed its first operating system Chrome OS, built on the basis of the eponymous browser. Stated that this web-based software platform capable of being loaded in just a few seconds and is designed for future netbooks with large screens, equipped with solid-state drives.

However, perhaps the most important is the fact that the project Chromium OS is an open-source, then there is an open source code. This means that everyone who has programming skills, may also try to improve the new operating system. Needless to say, just the source code of Chrome OS appeared on the network, many enthusiasts around the world rushed to create their own predreliznye build and install them on the netbooks or virtual machines.

For example, a user Brad Kellet (Brad Kellet) published a video on YouTube, which shows the process of running the operating system Chrome OS on netbook ASUS Eee PC 701, has 7-inch screen. As seen on the video, the system apparently really like Chrome browser in versions for Windows, but it loads a bit longer than promised by Google to seven seconds. In addition, the screen recording accurately scaled to the screen resolution of 800 x 480 pixels.

The problem here may lie in the lack of optimization Chrome OS for old hardware, but in general the system works well. However, you can personally experience the action in the new operating system Google, download pre-compiled disk image for VMware and run it in virtual machine.

Unique compact Nettop Wexler.VisION-2

Company Avirsa Electronics, a manufacturer of computer equipment Wexler, announced the second-generation mini computer VisION-2 - a compact universal nettop. As promised manufacturer, WEXLER.VisION-2 - a more advanced version of a mini computer for entertainment WEXLER.VisION. Improvement were virtually all the key parameters and, besides, the price of a new computer has increased slightly, by an average of 1 thousand rubles:

* More powerful dual-core processor Intel Atom Dual Core 330 provides increased productivity.
* By the DVI port is added HDMI, which gives pbolshie connectivity TVs, video projectors and monitors.
* Multi-format card reader supports the most common types of memory cards.
* The module Wi-Fi, the computer can be easily integrated into a wireless home network.

Optionally, you can buy compact drive DVD, made in a similar style with the computer itself. Moreover, specially provided for mounting the drive to the hull with magnets, as well as placement in a single stand. In addition, now the consumer can choose one of two body colors - white or black.

WEXLER.VisION - a series of miniature desktop PCs based on the platform NVIDIA ION. PC will be perfect for comfortable viewing Full H video, advanced gaming, Internet surfing and other household applications. Thanks GPU ION and preinstalled software, WEXLER.VisION allows you to convert, edit, and even improve the video capabilities, for example, the mobile phone. The system supports Full HD 1080p video with a clear 7.1-channel audio, advanced games and premium versions of Windows Vista and Windows 7.

Intel Atom Cedarview supports HD video and DirectX 10.1 will appear in 2011

We know that Intel is currently preparing a new generation of Atom processors called Pineview, which will form part of the platform Pine Trail. Pineview chips include an integrated memory controller and GPU, which should lead to a reduction in the size platform and increase its efficiency. The first netbook platform Pine Trail M should appear on sale in the first quarter of 2010.

However, despite the obvious advantages of the new processor Atom Pineview, they never managed to get rid of their "tribal" lack of - a weak graphics component. Indeed, built-in video core Atom Pineview far gone in terms of performance of IGP in the existing "nuclear" platform. Simply put, netbooks on the platform Pine Trail M will be virtually useless for any modern games, or for viewing high-definition video.

However, not all so sad in the kingdom of Intel. Resources Fudzilla managed to find out that in the bowels of corporations are already working on next generation Atom chips called Cedarview. These CPU will be created on 32-nm process technology standards and become part of cost-effective platform Cedar Trail, and their integrated memory controller will support DDR3 1066.

But the most significant in the 32-nm chips Atom Cedarview should be a new graphics engine, which can support HD video, as well as technology, DirectX 10.1. In addition, the promised support for the format of Blu-ray, two displays, as well as interfaces LVDS, HDMI and DisplayPort. As you can see, looks very tempting, it is a pity, to wait for new processor Atom Cedarview have a long time. For accessible information, their release should take place only in 2011.

XFX GT graphics card is 240

The company introduced the XFX graphics card XFX NVIDIA GeForce GT 240. According to the manufacturer, they will add any significant computer power supply, and will complement its clamp modern technology. You can choose from two models: with 512 MB of memory DDR5 and 1 GB of DDR3. Both versions are equipped with 96 stream processors to support NVIDIA CUDA - they accelerate the application of the software runs up to 50% faster than previous generation graphics cards.

Technology to support NVIDIA PhysX technology game Batman: Arkham Asylum and Darkest of Days worked twice as fast as some other games, for example, Borderlands accelerated to 40%. If you install another video card NVIDIA, GeForce GT 240 will operate as an accelerator PhysX, providing up to 50% performance boost.

NVIDIA unified architecture improves performance games to two times compared with previous generations of video cards. 16 Anti-aliasing removes jagged edges, but subsystem NVIDIA Lumenex provides image quality and accuracy of calculations, while maintaining a high frame rate. YouTube regulars will be able to easily watch Full HD-video through the acceleration of the Adobe Flash 10.1. NVIDIA PureVideo HD technology precisely scales the image, while maintaining clarity. Now the usual movies and videos can be transferred to HD-resolution.

Technology NVIDIA 3D Vision allows to use in stereoscopic 3D on the desktop. In addition, in the arsenal GeForce GT 240 has the support of Microsoft Windows 7, DirectCompute, Open CL, OpenGL 3.2, and PC Express 2.0. Connector Dual-link DVI supports display up to 2560x1600 and is compatible with HDCP