Computer processors – Hardware Specs http://hardware-specs.net/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 09:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://hardware-specs.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/cropped-icon-32x32.png Computer processors – Hardware Specs http://hardware-specs.net/ 32 32 AI chipmaker Hailo collaborates with Renesas to enable automotive customers to seamlessly transition from ADAS to automated driving https://hardware-specs.net/ai-chipmaker-hailo-collaborates-with-renesas-to-enable-automotive-customers-to-seamlessly-transition-from-adas-to-automated-driving/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 09:00:00 +0000 https://hardware-specs.net/ai-chipmaker-hailo-collaborates-with-renesas-to-enable-automotive-customers-to-seamlessly-transition-from-adas-to-automated-driving/ A common solution is available now to enable powerful, efficient and safe automotive ECUs TEL AVIV, Israel, June 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Hailothe cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI) chipmaker, today announced its collaboration with Renesas, a leading provider of advanced semiconductor solutions, to provide a powerful and energy-efficient processing solution enabling advanced driver assistance features (ADAS) […]]]>

A common solution is available now to enable powerful, efficient and safe automotive ECUs

TEL AVIV, Israel, June 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Hailothe cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI) chipmaker, today announced its collaboration with Renesas, a leading provider of advanced semiconductor solutions, to provide a powerful and energy-efficient processing solution enabling advanced driver assistance features (ADAS) and automated driving (AD) systems in vehicles motorized. The joint Hailo-Renesas solution will make sophisticated ADAS technology more accessible in cars of all types.

The combination of Hailo-8 processors, designed for high Neural Network (NN) acceleration, with the powerful Renesas R-Car V3H and R-Car V4H systems-on-chip (SoCs), delivers robust, scalable, efficient and economic. effective ADAS solutions for zonal and centralized vehicle ECUs. The solutions are scalable for a wide range of ADAS functions, from ADAS L2+ functions to AD L4 functions requiring very high tera-operations per second (TOPS), while delivering best-in-class TOPS/W.

“ADAS and AD functionality have proven essential in minimizing accidents and saving lives. However, technological challenges have caused great difficulty for automakers looking to make these advanced features accessible in all but high-end vehicles,” said Orr Danon, CEO and Co.-Founder of Hailo. “With Renesas, we are delivering a solution that helps democratize ADAS, so that more and more drivers can take advantage of its benefits. AI will play a major role in making our roads safer, and with industry leaders industry like Renesas that helps us innovate, we’re going to make driving both safer and more affordable.”

“Automotive OEMs are looking for scalable solutions for ADAS and AD to streamline software development,” said Yusuke Kawasaki, director of automotive digital product marketing at Renesas. “We are confident that our collaboration with Hailo, which has expertise in AI technology, will allow our customers to easily extend the performance of the R-Car so that they can flexibly and quickly integrate the functionality ADAS/AD in different vehicle classes.”

Key features of the joint Hailo-Renesas solution include:

  • Independent scalability in AI and compute, enabling flexibility and cost effectiveness for ADAS Level 2+ to 4 designs
  • The highest performance solution available in the automotive market today, ranging from 60 TOPS to over 170 TOPS for multi-sensor perception and fusion
  • Best-in-class power efficiency, allowing ECUs to be passively cooled, reducing BOM and system cost
  • Functional safety for ADAS/AD ECU with Renesas R-Car (R-Car V4H expected to achieve ASIL-B and D metrics for real-time domain) and Hailo (Hailo-8 supports ASIL B)
  • An open software ecosystem allowing OEMs/Tier-1s more control and room for innovation

A single Hailo-8™ delivers unprecedented performance to peripheral devices. With up to 26 TOPS for a typical power consumption of 2.5W, the chip is built with an innovative architecture that enables edge devices to run sophisticated deep learning applications that previously could only run on the cloud . Hailo-8’s advanced structure results in higher performance, reduced power, and minimal latency, enabling increased privacy and better reliability for smart devices operating at the edge.

Hailo continues to make significant progress in the automotive industry, partnering with industry leaders to create high-performance, scalable AI solutions for automotive electronic control units (ECUs), enabling faster energy-efficient AI with low power consumption to advance automotive innovation.

Gasket Hailo Renesas Solution is available for customer evaluations and demonstrations. It will be presented live at Automobil Elektronik Kongress in Ludwigsburg (Germany) on June 28-29.

About Hailo

Hailo, an AI specialist, IsraelChipmaker, has developed a specialized artificial intelligence processor that delivers the performance of a data center-class computer to edge devices. Hailo’s processor is the product of a redesign of traditional computing architecture, enabling smart devices to perform sophisticated deep learning tasks such as real-time object detection and segmentation, with power consumption energy, minimum size and cost. The processor is designed to integrate into a host of smart machines and devices, impacting a variety of sectors including automotive, Industry 4.0, smart cities, smart homes and retail. For more information, visit https://hailo.ai/

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What is RAM and how does it work? https://hardware-specs.net/what-is-ram-and-how-does-it-work/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 22:05:29 +0000 https://hardware-specs.net/what-is-ram-and-how-does-it-work/ Whether it’s a laptop, desktop, phone, or game console, you’re basically looking at a computer, and there’s a lot of overlap in technologies at the interior. RAM, or Random Access Memory, is one of those technological elements that you will find inside each of them. Since it’s so universal, it’s worth knowing exactly what it […]]]>

Whether it’s a laptop, desktop, phone, or game console, you’re basically looking at a computer, and there’s a lot of overlap in technologies at the interior. RAM, or Random Access Memory, is one of those technological elements that you will find inside each of them. Since it’s so universal, it’s worth knowing exactly what it is and how it works.

We’ll go into more detail shortly, but the TL; DR is that RAM is generally referred to as dynamic RAM. Active memory is filled with data that your computer is actively working with, which usually comes from running applications or files that you are currently viewing. The more data your computer uses at a time, the more RAM it will use.

If you run multiple programs at once or very demanding applications, you may use more memory than your computer has available, which can cause slowdowns and other problems. For most devices you’ll use, RAM is measured in gigabytes (GB), often between 2GB and 64GB (or even 128GB on high-end systems).

RAM can come in the form of memory modules soldered onto your system’s motherboard or removable modules called DIMMs that fit into a motherboard. Most compact devices, like laptops and mini PCs, opt for the soldered route for the space savings it offers, but larger systems like larger laptops and desktops opt for Modular DIMMs, which allow system RAM to be swapped and upgraded.

How does RAM work?

You need to be familiar with a few pieces of the puzzle to understand how RAM fits into a system: the processor, cache, RAM, and storage.

Ultimately, the data needs to access your CPU, or processor, to be processed. The system manages this data at different levels. Storage is where everything resides at all times, backed up for the long term and staying there even when your device is turned off. It would be your HDDs (hard disk) and solid state hard drives (SSD). Files, programs, apps, and games are all saved in storage. Confusingly, storage is sometimes referred to as memory, so be aware of that. If you see an affordable device listing more than 32GB of “memory”, it’s probably storage – 128GB of storage is an insignificant amount, but 128GB of RAM is more than excessive.

When you go to use an app, game or anything else, your system pulls data from storage and loads it into RAM. Memory is much faster than storage, so having data accessible here keeps the system running fast.

If you launch several different programs at once, they will all try to load into RAM. However, not all of them might be suitable. Your system will occasionally need to pull items out of RAM. If you’re switching between a lot of programs and you notice that one is taking a bit longer to reload, it may be because it’s been drained of RAM and needs to be removed from storage or swap memory (an area reserved on storage to hold memory that overflows RAM).

Now RAM is not actually where the data is processed. Ultimately, data is moved into cache, which is a small pool (often a few megabytes) of very fast memory actually built into the processor itself.

Understanding RAM in Simpler Terms

To put it in more relevant terms, think of this all as a math homework. Storage is your manual. It contains all the math problems, formulas and information you might need.

When you have a homework assignment, you write down all the questions and maybe jot down some of the relevant formulas you’ll use on a blank sheet of paper. This sheet of paper is your RAM. At any time, you don’t think of all the problems you’ve written on this paper, but you have access to them almost immediately if needed – no need to leaf through your manual to find what you need. When you work on solving any of the problems, you now think about this data right in your brain, i.e. your processor and your cache at work.

Types of RAM you’ll find

You will find RAM in almost every device you use that has an operating system, be it iOS, Android, Windows, or even a smart TV platform. Although it can come in many different forms, you’ll often get a clue that you’re looking at some sort of RAM if you see “DDR” listed followed by a number that indicates the generation. You can find many computers using DDR3, DDR4 and now even DDR5 memory. Some thin and light laptops and smartphones use low-power memory or LPDDR#. Graphics cards also have their own memory, with GDDR#.

For more information on selecting RAM for your system, check out our guide to the best RAM.

Mark Knapp is a regular contributor to IGN and an irregular tweeter on Twitter @Techn0Mark.

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The beginner’s guide to building a gaming PC in 2022 https://hardware-specs.net/the-beginners-guide-to-building-a-gaming-pc-in-2022/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 06:48:00 +0000 https://hardware-specs.net/the-beginners-guide-to-building-a-gaming-pc-in-2022/ Thinking of building a gaming PC? It’s a lot easier than you think, and I guarantee you’ll feel a little closer to your gear. I originally built my gaming rig 10 years ago and have added and updated to it ever since. But it’s not something you can just spend money on and get by […]]]>

Thinking of building a gaming PC? It’s a lot easier than you think, and I guarantee you’ll feel a little closer to your gear.

I originally built my gaming rig 10 years ago and have added and updated to it ever since. But it’s not something you can just spend money on and get by on your own. You need to know what components to buy, how to put them together, and ultimately what is and what isn’t a good deal. I am here to help you.

And, look, it’s not hard, trust me. We’re going to see how to build a basic gaming PC in 2022.

How to Build a Gaming PC

We start with the thought process behind the gaming PC. What are you trying to do? Is it a budget machine or are you trying to create an ultra-powerful battleship? Do you want it covered in lights or don’t care about aesthetics? Are you buying it to play games that are easy to run and already released (like Skyrim, Overwatch and Minecraft) or would you like to play new versions?

This question starts us on our journey and will inform your budget. It is a good idea to note the more you will switch to a gaming PC and try not to go beyond that. Generally, $1,500 is a good starting point, but you’ll likely go beyond that for nicer parts and accessories.

Once you have your budget established we can start thinking about the components, this is where things might start to get a little complicated. Our prices will come from Scorptecan Australian computer parts distributor, but there are a bunch of other big companies to consider (mwave and PCCasegear are worth considering, but so are a bunch of other tech retailers). You will want to order from one vendor as much as possible, so that all your components are delivered in one order.

Along the way, we’ll establish a budget-performance version, but we’ll also recommend more powerful options. This is a basic getting started guide, designed to get you looking at the good stuff at the part level.

If you want a more powerful version, keep in mind that to get the best performance you will need to upgrade the GPU and CPU (and in some cases the motherboard) as a unit, so that they work best in tandem. with each other.

If you have a question about a specific component, never feel unable to ask the seller a question. This is important, in case you want to verify that a component is compatible with another component (playing it safe, all components in this article are compatible with each other). Additionally, you use Pangoly to compare compatibility.

Never be afraid to shop for a bargain. If you see something significantly cheaper elsewhere, buy it there! And try looking for reviews on specific components, especially the case, to make sure your components don’t have any issues.

Graphics card (GPU)

We will start with GPUs, given the inflated price right now (this is starting to see its end). We recommend an NVIDIA card. The best budget-performance build card to use at the moment is, in my opinion, the RTX 3060, although the RTX 3060Ti offers a performance boost for a slightly larger budget (and if you have more power, more on that later). The RTX 3060 starts at $549 through Scorptec. The GPU is an extremely important part of a PC gaming build, so it’s one of the more expensive components.

If you are looking for a more powerful deviceTake into account RTX-3070 ($889) or the RTX-3080 ($1,179). Also, if you are looking for a cheaper build, consider a map of the RTX 2060 line ($429). Be sure to choose a card that looks as good as you want, as some come without lights and some have full RGB effects.

Processor (CPU) + motherboard

The next step is the CPU and the motherboard (the motherboard model informs about cpu compatibility, so we put them together). In this section, we are going to recommend an AMD version for our budget-performance computer. For the CPU, we will recommend the AMD Ryzen 5 5600 processor ($285) because it offers great performance for a low price. For the motherboard, we will recommend A B550 AM4 motherboard (starting at $95, “B550” is the serial and AM4 is the CPU socket). When buying a motherboard, keep in mind the ports available on the motherboard and the ports available on the unit.

  • CPU: If you’re looking for a more powerful rig, consider the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X ($379) or the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X ($499). If you want a cheaper build, consider AMD Ryzen5 5500 ($209).
  • Motherboard : Motherboards don’t usually get more powerful if you buy more expensive ones, but more expensive ones will come with more ports and, usually, more lights. Newer series motherboards, such as X570 and A520 series boards (as opposed to B550), can also reduce bottlenecks.

RAM (or memory)

We will not talk about Memory for a long time. 16GB of RAM is a decent amount for a modern gaming PC, but if you like your computer handling multiple browser windows or tabs at once, consider bumping it up to 32GB of RAM. Also, you’ll want to stick with DDR4 RAM, consistent with everything else in this build. Prices from $29 (for 2400MHz 4GB sticks), however, a higher Mhz value will generally result in slightly faster browser/loading performance (I never noticed any difference in game performance). You’ll want to spend more on nicer looking RAM with lights or more capacity (a good place to start is two 8GB 3200MHz sticks, $49).

Storage (hard disk)

Your Hard disk is where all your games and files will be stored, so you’ll need enough space for all your stuff. We’re going to recommend SSDs in this section because HDDs are so slow and the cost difference no longer makes sense. For starters, consider a 1TB SSD (from $115), but the storage drive is entirely based on your budget. Consider buying a larger drive if you need more storage, or even more drives if you have more ports available on your motherboard. Be careful not to let the price spiral out of control, or you might end up spending nearly $1,000 on an 8TB SSD.

We’ll put it in this section, but you’ll need to purchase a Windows license. Windows 11 Home is $189.

Power

Power source can be tricky to buy, but keep in mind that higher wattage (W) will rarely translate to higher performance. The goal we’re aiming for here is “enough power to run the whole system”, so maybe we should aim for the amount of power our system needs.

Motherboards, CPU, storage and RAM are rarely power hungry, but it is the GPU that consumes the most power. If we follow our previous GPU recommendations, a 3060 series card typically requires an estimated 600W power supply (this estimate is made with the rest of the system considered). We’ll play it safe and recommend a 650W power supply for our budget-performance build, which from $59.

For more powerful buildsconsider a 750W (from $79) or an 850W (starts at $105) Power source. We recommend a 600W or 650W power supply for budget constructs.

Case

The end of our internal components part of this article is the Case of the machine. Cases vary widely in cost, ranging from $39 all the way up $1,469 on the Scorptec website. It all comes down to personal preference and what you want your computer chassis to look like, so let that be a cosmetic test for your computer. Additionally, some cases come with better airflow or fan placement (we recommend reading reviews on the cases you are looking for). We’ll guess and say that $100 is a good price to spend on a case for our budget-performance build (the case doesn’t impact performance, but it’s good to have a nice machine).

Accessories

With all of the above components purchased, you can begin building your gaming PC. Below are additional components that you may already have. It means you can start thinking accessories.

  • Peripherals may not be too important to you, but as input devices they can make or break the experience. If you’re looking for enthusiast gaming peripherals, you’ll want to buy branded products (although you’ll find cheaper peripherals there). Logitech, Razer and Razer (to name a few) make terrific collections of peripherals, containing headphones, mice, and keyboards. This section is entirely up to personal preference, but be aware that prices can vary widely.
  • Additionally, you might want to purchase an Xbox Series X|S controller (Xbox controllers have deep functionality on Windows).
  • A gaming monitor completes your setup. Read this when considering which one to buy, however, sticking to a 27-inch 1080p monitor with around 144Hz is a pretty good place to start (the price for it starts at around $209).
  • A gaming chair has been scientifically proven to improve gaming performance. Will I link to this scientific research? I’m afraid not.

Total cost

We do the math now. Based on the parts we recommended (the cheapest available from the models we recommended through Scorptec), the price of this budget-performance build is around $1,441. Below our target of $1,500, that leaves only $59 of flexibility. It’s not great, but it’s still less than you would spend on a pre-built machine of similar specs.

Also, importantly, this calculation excluded accessories. Since you might already have a mouse, keyboard, and headset to use, we’ve left those out, but it might be worth getting some good quality gaming accessories later.

When assembling your gaming PC, we recommend watching part-specific tutorials online to learn how the parts fit together. You’re unlikely to find tutorials on specific model compatibilities, but know how to put it all together (you’ll need a small #2 screwdriver for the motherboard and CPU).

And if you plan to claim your pc build on taxread what matters and what doesn’t based on your profession and how you use the platform.

Happy building. Welcome to PC gaming.

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Best tablet for video editing – WPRI.com https://hardware-specs.net/best-tablet-for-video-editing-wpri-com/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 05:18:49 +0000 https://hardware-specs.net/best-tablet-for-video-editing-wpri-com/ Which tablet for video editing is the best? Are you interested in being able to edit videos wherever you go without having to lug around a full-fledged desktop or laptop? While you might think the lack of a high-quality monitor meant you couldn’t view your footage in the best possible resolution, the latest generation of […]]]>

Which tablet for video editing is the best?

Are you interested in being able to edit videos wherever you go without having to lug around a full-fledged desktop or laptop? While you might think the lack of a high-quality monitor meant you couldn’t view your footage in the best possible resolution, the latest generation of professional tablets have allowed you to edit video in all sorts of places. .

With a top-notch two-in-one tablet PC with full studio features like the Microsoft Surface 7 Pro at your fingertips, you can ensure your videos are of optimum production quality on location, at your local park, or anywhere else you desire.

What to know before buying a tablet for video editing

There’s a good reason the vast majority of video editing is done on desktop and laptop computers, not least because of their impressive amounts of memory and processing speeds for viewing and editing footage. While modern tablets have processors that are as good or better than many conventional desktop computers, their lack of memory has been addressed with the ability to install MicroSD cards to expand your tablet’s available storage space.

For those who balk at the lack of traditional keyboards, the tablets can come with removable keyboard covers and you also have the option of buying them separately. Plus, Bluetooth compatibility ensures you can connect a host of wireless keyboards, mice, and other peripherals to deliver the best mobile video editing experience possible.

What to Look for in a Quality Tablet for Video Editing

Compatibility

While the debate over whether iOS, Windows, or Android is the superior operating system is likely to continue for the foreseeable future, one indisputable fact is that not all apps work the same on tablets. from different manufacturers. Whichever operating system you prefer, it’s also worth considering the issues of buying a tablet that’s incompatible with your other devices or forcing you to relearn your favorite video editing app.

It is strongly advised to check if your new tablet for video editing will work well with your existing PC setup and that there are no significant issues with alternative versions of apps to avoid disappointment.

CPU capacity

Given the growing popularity of high definition video and all of its various permutations, it only makes sense that your tablet would be just as capable of editing such footage as any desktop or laptop computer. Luckily, some tablets come fully loaded with processors, including Intel Core i3 and i7 processors, Qualcomm Octa Core processors, or the A12Z Bionic chip, making them equal or even better than many PCs on the market. Fortunately, these tablets can process hours of uninterrupted video and audio data, allowing you to edit content to your exact specifications.

Battery life

If you bought a tablet for video editing with the intention of taking your work with you, you’re unlikely to want a device that needs constant charging. Plus, you wouldn’t like trying to plug in your favorite USB-A speaker only to find out your tablet only accepts USB-C connections or realizing you have to create a new account from scratch if your favorite app is not compatible.

Luckily, all tablet models have an effective battery life of 10 to 16 hours (depending on your activities), ensuring you don’t run out of battery at an inopportune moment. However, not all tablet models are compatible with USB-A and USB-C connectors, so you should be careful when buying your device to avoid unnecessary frustration. Also, if you already have a subscription to a cloud service, such as Office 365, it may be worth buying a tablet that provides continuity of work on multiple devices.

High quality display

Since you’re buying a tablet for the express purpose of doing video editing, you obviously need a device with a high-quality screen that can fully display your footage for editing. As such, your tablet should feature at least a 12-inch screen with a minimum resolution of 1920 x 1080, along with features like blue light protection, ambient light sensors, and color saturation and balance. exceptional colors.

SSD memory

Although many tablets for video editing come with 128GB to 1TB full SSD or flash drives, they also offer the option of installing MicroSD cards to greatly expand your tablet’s internal storage. If you need to film or attend virtual meetings regularly, it might be worth investing in a tablet with front and rear cameras with enough megapixels for your specific needs.

How much you can expect to spend on a tablet for video editing

Depending on desired features and budget considerations, a quality tablet for video editing can cost between $530 and $1,029.

Best Tablet for Video Editing FAQ

Can you use Final Cut Pro on your iPad for video editing?

A. Unfortunately, Final Cut Pro is an app exclusively available for macOS devices and not for iOS devices, although there are several excellent alternatives available for use on your iPad.

Can you edit videos on a tablet effectively?

A. Absolutely. Modern tablets are perfectly capable of editing videos, provided they are equipped with a powerful processor, a high-resolution screen and enough storage space for large files.

What is the best tablet for video editing?

Top tablet for video editing

Microsoft Surface 7 Pro

What do you want to know: A rugged two-in-one tablet/laptop, it excels in video editing.

What you will love: This device comes with a 10th Gen Intel Core i5 processor with 256GB and 8GB of RAM, along with USB-C and USB-A ports, a 12.3-inch UHD display, compatibility with Windows 10 Home and Office 365, and offers tablet, laptop, and studio modes.

What you should consider: Users have reported issues with Microsoft requiring an additional $100 to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro, as well as freezing screens.

Or buy: Sold by Amazon

Top tablet for video editing for the money

SAMSUNG Galaxy Tab S7 11 inch Android tablet

SAMSUNG Galaxy Tab S7 11 inch Android tablet

What do you want to know: This affordable tablet for video editing offers cinematic viewing.

What you will love: This unit features an optional keyboard with extended touchpad, dual 13MP wide and 5MP ultra-wide back and 8MP front cameras, up to 1TB of expandable storage, and a Qualcomm SDM865+ Octa Core processor.

What you should consider: Users reported issues creating screen space for apps and widgets, as well as dead spaces.

Or buy: Sold by Amazon

Worth checking out

Apple iPad Pro 2020

Apple iPad Pro 2020 (12.9-inch, Wi-Fi, 256GB) – Space Gray (4th generation)

What do you want to know: This is a great video editing option for Apple enthusiasts.

What you will love: This unit comes with a 12.9-inch edge-to-edge Liquid Retina display with ProMotion, True Tone and P3 Wide Color, as well as an A12Z Bionic chip with Neural Engine, an integrated M12 coprocessor and up to 1TB of storage stretch.

What you should consider: Users have reported issues with data transfer between iPads, touchscreen sensitivity, and lack of ports.

Or buy: Sold by Amazon

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OpenMP remote offload paper recognized by ISC https://hardware-specs.net/openmp-remote-offload-paper-recognized-by-isc/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 17:54:04 +0000 https://hardware-specs.net/openmp-remote-offload-paper-recognized-by-isc/ June 17, 2022 – Computer scientists working with the Exascale Computing Project (ECP) to advance the LLVM compiler infrastructure have shown that OpenMP is an effective tool for remote accelerator offloading with more than a single compute node . Their work aims to establish OpenMP as a unique high-performance portable parallel programming model combining CPU […]]]>

June 17, 2022 – Computer scientists working with the Exascale Computing Project (ECP) to advance the LLVM compiler infrastructure have shown that OpenMP is an effective tool for remote accelerator offloading with more than a single compute node . Their work aims to establish OpenMP as a unique high-performance portable parallel programming model combining CPU parallelism, accelerator offloading, and distributed computing to reduce complexity and eliminate porting tasks. The team’s paper received the Hans Meuer Award for Outstanding Research Paper at the 2022 ISC High Performance Conference, held in May. Their research was published in the conference proceedings.

The LLVM/Clang compiler, which mirrors the work of the scientists, provides a complete, new, production-ready OpenMP runtime system. Remote OpenMP offload allows users to use hardware in the cloud or on a compute cluster as if it were local to their machine and provides enhanced debugging tools. Users can run their programs wherever hardware is available while using their own machine’s files and CPU resources. The job also runs code offloaded in a separate process, which can help users identify memory placement issues.

Scientists experimented with scaling OpenMP to 120 GPUs, revealing limitations that inform future work. Plans include exploring the use of the UCX Framework Active Messaging API for more efficient use of network resources and the use of data compression to improve the overall performance of remote OpenMP offloading. The team is also working on additional prototype extensions to make OpenMP remote offloading more convenient and efficient.

Atmn Patel and Johannes Doerfert, “Remote OpenMP Offloading”. 2022. Proceedings of ISC High Performance 2022: High Performance Computing (May), https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-07312-0_16.

Scientists working with ECP aim to establish OpenMP as a unique high-performance portable parallel programming model combining CPU parallelism, accelerator offloading, and distributed computing to reduce complexity and eliminate porting tasks.

Source: Exascale Calculation Project

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Dr. Rawashdeh points to the future of embedded systems – The Oakland Post https://hardware-specs.net/dr-rawashdeh-points-to-the-future-of-embedded-systems-the-oakland-post/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 13:11:43 +0000 https://hardware-specs.net/dr-rawashdeh-points-to-the-future-of-embedded-systems-the-oakland-post/ The acceleration of technology is pushing the field of computer engineering to become more integrative than ever – and embedded systems are the keystone of the craft’s “smart” success initiative. Dr. Osamah Rawashdeh, chair of electrical and computer engineering at Oakland University, is preparing his students to face an era of cyber-innovations that was unforeseen […]]]>

The acceleration of technology is pushing the field of computer engineering to become more integrative than ever – and embedded systems are the keystone of the craft’s “smart” success initiative.

Dr. Osamah Rawashdeh, chair of electrical and computer engineering at Oakland University, is preparing his students to face an era of cyber-innovations that was unforeseen a decade ago.

Rawashdeh completed most of his undergraduate degree in Germany before transferring to the University of Kentucky. As an undergraduate, he became involved in embedded systems with 2DI — a company that manufactures temperature monitors for commercial refrigerators.

After deciding to pursue a Masters and Ph.D. in electrical engineering, he started working with Precision systems and instrumentation developing spinal cord and brain tissue impactors for medical research.

Rawashdeh got his Ph.D. in 2005 and remained at the University of Kentucky as a lecturer before accepting a position at OU in 2007. Since then, he has led a team of OU engineering students to win an award million-dollar international award for the design of the Loon Helicoptera multi-rotor drone that can operate both aerially and underwater.

The Oakland Post caught up with Dr. Rawashdeh to get some insight into advances in embedded systems and the field’s projected impact on our world as a whole.

Q: What are embedded systems?

A: An embedded system is a specialized computer system. You keep hearing about things getting “smart”, right? Making things “smart” just means putting a processor-based computer in it.

There’s a computer in my watch, there’s a computer in the printer, there’s a computer in this thermostat – they’re all computers. There’s code running, checking temperatures, sending signals to the HVAC unit, there’s a Wi-Fi transmitter – it’s also a computer.

The word ’embedded’ basically comes from integrating a processor into an application – and I think that’s one of the most exciting areas for the next foreseeable future. To do something like this, you have to understand applications and write software, but you also have to design hardware.

Q: When you became an embedded systems professional, what surprised you most about working on the job rather than studying in the field?

A: Probably the most difficult and surprising thing is communicating effectively with people outside of my discipline.

Engineering uses science and applies it to solve problems. And as an embedded systems engineer, the problems aren’t embedded systems or electrical and computer engineering (ECE) problems — they’re problems in other disciplines.

If I’m trying to design a solution, it’s up to me to communicate what the possibilities are and what the limitations of the technology are.

Q: What is the best part of working in your field?

A: Probably creating something. Just having this ability is empowering and exciting – imagining something and actually [be] able to create it.

I could go home now and work on a toaster that wakes me up and heats up my coffee and makes toast. It’s not hard. That’s probably the best part about it.

Q: How do you see your field evolving these days? Which direction do you see it heading in the future?

A: What’s happening right now is that these embedded processors are getting more and more capable. OWhen I went to school a computer engineer wasn’t too concerned with operating systems or security or machine learning or AI algorithms because we couldn’t run them on those little controllers.

Today, these embedded controllers are becoming so powerful that many algorithms that previously worked on full-fledged PCs are now moving to embedded systems. It is therefore important for embedded systems [students] to always learn more about what is happening in the field of general computing and with general purpose PCs.

Because those processors at the edge of embedded systems are getting more powerful, we’re starting to migrate those algorithms to the edge. And that’s called cutting-edge AI. We have to learn artificial intelligence and machine learning as embedded engineers, which we didn’t do 10 years ago because we didn’t have the processing power.

This is another example that also describes how the lines are blurring between this traditional thinking: computer scientist, computer engineer, mechanical engineer – all of those lines are blurring.

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Will this PC run my favorite games? Newegg’s latest tool can tell you https://hardware-specs.net/will-this-pc-run-my-favorite-games-neweggs-latest-tool-can-tell-you/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 21:31:27 +0000 https://hardware-specs.net/will-this-pc-run-my-favorite-games-neweggs-latest-tool-can-tell-you/ If you’re new to desktop computers, figuring out what hardware you need to play your favorite games can be daunting. A new tool from Newegg tries to make the process a little easier. On Monday, the retailer introduced Gaming PC Finder(Opens in a new window), a recently launched site that can recommend a preset desktop […]]]>

If you’re new to desktop computers, figuring out what hardware you need to play your favorite games can be daunting. A new tool from Newegg tries to make the process a little easier.

On Monday, the retailer introduced Gaming PC Finder(Opens in a new window), a recently launched site that can recommend a preset desktop based on the games you like to play. The site first asks what video resolution you want to run your PC games at, whether that’s 1080p, 2K, or 4K. Then you can select up to four PC games that you like to play.

In return, the site will offer three pre-built PC models at different price points from Newegg’s own PC-building brand, ABS. More importantly, the results will show the average frame-per-second (FPS) rate that the recommended PCs perform with each game.

Additionally, the results will show the CPU chip and graphics card used in the recommended desktop, giving consumers an idea of ​​what components they need to get the same performance.

New egg site

You can also scroll through the results and see prebuilt PCs from other brands, including their FPS performance for a selected game. The same list will allow you to compare specifications between product models.

The retailer created the tool in an effort to teach consumers how to find the right desktop system. “Every PC gamer wants the best experience possible, but may not have the expertise to determine the optimal components,” says Oscar Wong, Newegg’s Senior Director of Product Management. “Gaming PC Finder was developed to empower and educate buyers to understand what components and budgets are needed to power their favorite games.”

The tool has some limitations, including a fairly small catalog of 18 titles, although the list covers some of the most popular games, like Call of Duty: Warzone and Fortnite.

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The tool also doesn’t state what graphics settings the games were tested on to hit FPS, but it looks like Newegg produced the frame rate benchmarks at relatively high settings. Meanwhile, the tool seems to only recommend Newegg’s ABS prebuilt PCs at the top of the results.

Still, the Gaming PC Finder site could be a handy resource for first-time consumers curious about buying a desktop gaming rig. If you are planning to buy or build a desktop computer, focus on researching the graphics card and processor by checking the reviews to better understand their comprehensive performance.

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Report: Global chip shortage could expand to include more advanced processors https://hardware-specs.net/report-global-chip-shortage-could-expand-to-include-more-advanced-processors/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 00:50:46 +0000 https://hardware-specs.net/report-global-chip-shortage-could-expand-to-include-more-advanced-processors/ The global shortage of computer chips that has plagued the world for the past two years may soon extend to more advanced silicon used to power next-generation smartphones and data center workloads. The two-year chip drought has so far only really affected low-end chips, but that could change as semiconductor makers suffer production issues and […]]]>

The global shortage of computer chips that has plagued the world for the past two years may soon extend to more advanced silicon used to power next-generation smartphones and data center workloads.

The two-year chip drought has so far only really affected low-end chips, but that could change as semiconductor makers suffer production issues and struggle to acquire the equipment to manufacturing they need to build more advanced processors.

A Wall Street Journal report indicates that the industry could see a 20% shortfall by 2024 for the most advanced processors manufactured today. This would have a ripple effect on industries that depend on it, such as artificial intelligence, high-performance computing and autonomous vehicles.

The Journal notes that only two chipmakers — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. and Samsung Electronics Co. — are capable of making such chips, due to technical barriers and the huge investment required.

However, both companies have problems. In Samsung’s case, it reportedly struggled with capacity constraints because it was unable to improve the production yield of its four-nanometer processing chips as much as it had hoped. The nanometer is a measurement that refers to the size of the tiny transistors embedded in each chip. The smaller the transistor, the newer and more advanced the chip, and the greater the number of chips that can be made on a single silicon wafer.

According to the Journal, lower-than-expected production output has prevented Samsung from supplying customers such as Qualcomm Inc. and Nvidia Corp. as many next-gen chips as they ordered.

Kang Moon-soo, executive vice president of Samsung’s foundry business, said on a conference call last month that the company had experienced delays in increasing yields of four-nanometer chips. However, he insisted that he was now “back on the expected yield improvement curve”, adding that he was also on track to start mass-producing three-nanometer chips using a new architecture this month.

Samsung’s inability to supply Qualcomm and Nvidia means those companies have turned to rival TSMC. However, the Journal said the world’s biggest chipmaker is also struggling to keep up with demand due to its inability to acquire the machinery it needs to build more efficient chips. TSMC chief executive CC Wei admitted on a conference call with analysts in April that the company had experienced issues delivering manufacturing tools.

The report adds that TSMC has sent key executives to negotiate with major equipment manufacturers to avoid disruption to its future production expansion plans. Earlier in the year, he held talks with ASML Holding NV, a Dutch company that is the world’s only producer of mission-critical machinery used to manufacture advanced silicon.

The problem is that ASML itself would have capacity issues. The demand for its systems currently exceeds its ability to deliver them to customers. ASML is instead trying to help chipmakers squeeze more production out of their existing machines, but analysts say those efforts are unlikely to be enough to make up for the lack of shipments.

The situation has led chip design companies such as Qualcomm and Nvidia, which do not have their own manufacturing capabilities, to issue warnings that their businesses could be affected in the future. In its latest earnings call, Qualcomm said maintaining core chipmaking process technologies could lead to lower yields in the future, which would impact its bottom line.

Meanwhile, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang said on a recent call that the company’s supply chain will continue to be complicated for the foreseeable future.

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The Alienware M15 R7 is an absolute spaceship with a noise to match https://hardware-specs.net/the-alienware-m15-r7-is-an-absolute-spaceship-with-a-noise-to-match/ Mon, 06 Jun 2022 06:38:00 +0000 https://hardware-specs.net/the-alienware-m15-r7-is-an-absolute-spaceship-with-a-noise-to-match/ At Gizmodo, we independently curate and write things we love and think you’ll love too. We have affiliate and advertising partnerships, which means we may earn a share of sales or other compensation from links on this page. BTW – prices are correct and items in stock at time of publication. Gaming laptops have long […]]]>

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Gaming laptops have long been a joke to me. For the longest time I was unable to give them a single thought beyond “it’s such an expensive paperweight” so I was absolutely thrilled to play with the new alienware M15 R7.

Alienware, much like the “gaming laptop” subcategory of computing itself, has always been a bit confusing to me. Flashy computers with well-understood design aesthetics (one of the best aesthetics in the world of gaming peripheralsif you ask me), retained by their heat trap computers (this is not an unpopular opinion).

But perhaps it’s when Alienware develops a laptop that the design becomes fully realized. After all, the two previously linked reviews focus on PC builds and not laptops, so to some extent we should approach this differently.

The Alienware M15 R7, an absolute behemoth of a battle station, with abundant RGB and performance. Here’s what I think.

Alienware M15 R7

WHAT IS THAT?

The latest ultra-powerful gaming laptop from Alienware, the gaming division of Dell.

THE PRICE

$2,474 (RTX 3060), $3,399 (RTX 3070 Ti), $4,504 (RTX 3080 Ti)

AS

Terrific gameplay, brilliant RGB and aesthetics, awesome performance.

NOT LIKE

High fan noise, high price.

rocket fuel

First, thanks to Alienware for sending me this laptop for review. Normally, I wouldn’t thank a brand in a review, but the heartbreak I felt when the performance far exceeded my self-built gaming PC shouldn’t go unnoticed. So, you know, thanks for that.

The device I reviewed, although not the only Alienware M15 R7 available (you can adjust the specs when you order the device), packs an RTX 3080Ti GPU, 12th Gen Intel Core i7-12700H processor (14 cores , 20 threads at 2.30 Ghz), 32 GB of RAM and a 1 TB NVMe hard drive. There is also a 2K display (2560 x 1440) with a refresh rate of 240 Hz.

On top of that, Alienware’s masterful approach to aesthetics is by no means missing. The laptop’s keyboard and interior are uncluttered, with well-spaced air vents in hexagonal shapes. There’s RGB inside and around the laptop, not done in bad taste either. In fact, let’s talk about the keyboard for a moment: it clicks. The keys click satisfyingly when you press the buttons, and the tactile feedback is very satisfying.

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Image: Zachariah Kelly/Gizmodo Australia

If you haven’t figured this out, all you need to know is that this is an extremely powerful computer. It goes around most computers.

Let’s talk about testing.

radiate me

When I test laptops at Gizmodo Australia I use the benchmarking tool in Forza Horizon 5as it demonstrates a PC’s ability to support fast-paced gameplay with a giant open world featuring great graphics and plenty of items to render in the area.

Here’s how the Alienware M15 R7 handled the test. Brilliant.

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Forza Horizon 5 reference. Image: Zachariah Kelly/Gizmodo Australia

To put that into perspective, the Microsoft Surface Studio we reviewed earlier this year (which featured an RTX 3060 and an Intel i7 11370-H processor) only scored 55 FPS, recommending the game run on “High” to achieve this framerate.

To be fair, the Surface Studio wasn’t primarily a gaming PC, but if we’re talking performance alone, the M15 R7 eats the Surface Studio for breakfast. It makes sense in every way, but gosh…that’s a lot of juice.

In gameplay, the reference holds up. Playing Surveillance (Average FPS on highest settings: 160) and Call of Duty: Vanguard (Average FPS on the highest settings: 145), I didn’t encounter any problems.

On processor and RAM, the laptop performed well in our Chrome tab test. I was able to open 49 simultaneous tabs of random YouTube videos and play them synchronously with only a few hiccups along the way (at tabs 28, 34, and for every tab after 38, the tabs took over five seconds to load. Tab 34 also included a black screen that refreshed after five seconds). At tab 50, Chrome encountered an error and did not load the video.

Additionally, in Cinebench, the laptop’s processor was an outperformer, scoring 1,752 points in the single-core test (first place) and 16,117 points in the multi-core test (fourth place).

The laptop also performed reasonably well in our battery test. Broadcast the entire Avengers: Endgame on battery, the laptop dipped to 77% in the first hour, 51% in the second, and 22% at the end. The Surface Studio outperforms the M15 R7 in this test, however, the Alienware machine packs much more powerful technology.

Just something to keep in mind about battery power: most games won’t run well until the machine is plugged in. I could barely get Forza Horizon 5 to crack 12 FPS without direct power.

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Image: Zachariah Kelly/Gizmodo Australia

Houston we got a problem

Something that doesn’t thrill me too much, however, is the noise this thing makes.

If the Microsoft Surface Studio was a jet engine (which I compared it to in this review), then the Alienware M15 R7 is a spaceship.

In daily use, I never noticed that the noise was bad. Using the laptop for a full day of work, the fans were barely noticeable unless there was no noise around you.

Switch the machine to a graphics-intensive game like Forza Horizon 5however, and you will hear the roar of a Saturn V rocket…in laptop form.

It’s not an appealing cry either. Sometimes a gaming PC will emit a monotonous fan sound which is nice and livable, but the sound of the Alienware M15 R7 going off on all CPUs makes me think the fan bearings are turning red.

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Image: Zachariah Kelly/Gizmodo Australia

I’m worried about the long-term life of this laptop. If you were to run the fans at 100% continuously, something would probably break after a while. If you didn’t run them, the computer would likely overheat and suffer thermal damage, and to be fair, the fans did a pretty good job of regulating the heat (I rarely saw the heat go above 80 degrees).

Too bad the laptop’s speakers, which are pretty decent, are drowned out by fans.

Maybe you should get used to headphones.

lights in the sky

On an Alienware computer, you control RGB, overclocking, and some of the gaming-focused performance stats through the “Alienware Command Center,” a flashy app that’s pretty deep in how it lets you customize lighting. exterior of the device.

Too bad he’s a bit difficult to tame. I’ve used many of these apps, including the Logitech G Hub (the one I’m most familiar with, as I’m a Logitech device user), the Corsair iCUE system, and the Gigabyte RGBFusion app, and while the level of customization is quite deep in the Alienware Command Center, it’s just a bit of a feel. For example, it is difficult to know whether certain settings have been activated, saved or can even be changed at first sight.

That being said, you’ll get used to it after a tutorial and a few tries. If you’re a potential Alienware user, I highly recommend tinkering with this app a bit.

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Image: Zachariah Kelly/Gizmodo Australia

What can you change, I hear you ask? Well, the alien head on the back, the alien head power button inside the laptop, the lighting array on the back and the lighting of each individual key.

Yes. Each key is an individual lighting zone. This means you can set each key to a separate color without having to split the colors into clumped areas.

Amazing, great, well done Dell. On a related note, I like how the power jack is tucked into the back of the device, freeing up the sides and not cluttering up your gaming space. Along with the charging port, you’ll find a USB-C, a USB-A port and an HDMI port. The right side has two USB-A ports and the left has an AUX port and an Ethernet port.

i want to believe

I’m less jaded by gaming laptops now. For a company like Alienware, focusing on how performance meets form factor in a laptop seems to have worked well and so I’m happy to say the Alienware M15 R7 is a great machine.

I just don’t know who would like it. Your average gamer, who would have their machine in one place for months, probably wouldn’t move it? Yes, it has the added benefit of being able to move it more easily, although that’s not the same as being able to play portable, as the machine requires mains power to run high spec games (like all gaming laptops). Plus, equal components on a self-built gaming PC would cost a lot less.

It’s for someone after a freak the computer. A task that probably won’t fail due to a lack of resources. One that’s optimized for graphics-intensive applications, like games and 3D design. One that can be taken between home and the office, lab, test center, or secret government facility in the Nevada desert.

For this I can say that while I would be happy to use the Alienware M15 R7 as my personal laptop, it is super over the top with a price tag to match.

Where can you buy the Alienware M15 R7?

Keep in mind that prices vary depending on the components included.

Dell Australia (from $2,474) | JB Hi-Fi System $3,999

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Orange Pi 800 Keyboard PC – A Raspberry Pi 400 Alternative Powered by Rockchip RK3399 https://hardware-specs.net/orange-pi-800-keyboard-pc-a-raspberry-pi-400-alternative-powered-by-rockchip-rk3399/ Sat, 04 Jun 2022 03:27:19 +0000 https://hardware-specs.net/orange-pi-800-keyboard-pc-a-raspberry-pi-400-alternative-powered-by-rockchip-rk3399/ There is now an alternative to the Raspberry Pi 400 with the Orange Pi 800 PC keyboard that offers a very similar design, but is powered by a Rockchip RK3399 hexa-core Cortex-A72/A53 processor, Like the Raspberry Pi model, the Orange Pi 800 comes with 4GB of RAM, Gigabit Ethernet, dual-band WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0, […]]]>

There is now an alternative to the Raspberry Pi 400 with the Orange Pi 800 PC keyboard that offers a very similar design, but is powered by a Rockchip RK3399 hexa-core Cortex-A72/A53 processor,

Like the Raspberry Pi model, the Orange Pi 800 comes with 4GB of RAM, Gigabit Ethernet, dual-band WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0, two USB 3.0 ports and one USB 2.0 port, but it also adds 64GB of flash storage built-in and features a full-size HDMI port capable of 4Kp60 resolution plus a VGA port, instead of two micro HDMI ports.

Orange Pi 800 Specifications:

  • SoC – Rockchip RK3399 hexa-core big.LITTLE processor with 2 Arm Cortex-A72 cores up to 1.8 GHz, 4 Arm Cortex-A53 cores up to 1.4 GHz and Arm Mali-T860MP4 GPU
  • System Memory – 4GB LPDDR4
  • Storage – 64GB eMMC flash, microSD card slot
  • Video output
    • HDMI 2.0 port up to 4Kp60
    • VGA port up to Full HD resolution
  • audio
    • 3.5mm audio jack (headphones + mic)
    • Built-in speaker(s) and microphone
    • Digital audio via HDMI
  • Networking
    • 1 Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 port
    • Dual-band 802.11b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0 LE
  • Keyboard – 78-key QWERTY keyboard
  • USB – 2 USB 3.0 ports, 1 USB 2.0 port
  • Extension – 26 pin GPIO header
  • Power – 5V via Type-C port
  • Dimensions – 286 x 122 x 22mm
  • Weight – 385 grams

Orange Pi 800 PortsThe product page in english has nothing on the software, but the A Chinese man indicates that Orange Pi 800 will ship with Chromium OS and include Scratch and Python tools by default, underlining the product’s educational focus. The company is apparently working on its own operating system as well as “Orange Pi OS” described as a lightweight operating system based on Arch Linux (Arm), and which will support all Orange Pi hardware, including Orange Pi 800.

Orange Pi operating system
Orange Pi operating system

It is not yet available for download, but you can find some additional details at Orange Pi website. I guess that’s good news although I’m a little surprised they didn’t go for a Debian or Ubuntu based system, especially since they already have a bunch of Armbian supported cards.

I don’t have information on the price and availability of the new keyboard computer, as I just found it on the company’s website. I would expect a launch in the next few days or weeks, and to be a viable alternative the Orange Pi 800 should be competitively priced against the Raspberry Pi 400 which launched for $70 but is now almost sold as part of a $100 kit with mouse, keyboard, cables and programming book.

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