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Understanding the PCIe Interface and How it Benefits Solid State Storage

Understanding the PCIe Interface and How it Benefits Solid State Storage

Understanding the PCIe Interface and How it Benefits Solid State Storage By Kent Smith of LSI The introduction of LSI® SF3700 flash controllers has prompted many questions about the PCIe® (PCI Express) interface and how it benefits solid state storage, and there’s no better person to turn to for insights than our resident expert, Jeremy …

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ADATA Technology SSD Firmware Update Released

ADATA Technology SSD Firmware Update Released Company releases firmware 5.2.5 for SSDs with LSI SandForce controllers ADATA™ Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash application products, has released a firmware update for the company’s solid state drives equipped with LSI SandForce 2200 series controllers. This update is applicable to SSD models …

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NVIDIA nTeresting Newsletter – 26 February 2014

NVIDIA nTeresting Newsletter – 26 February 2014 In this Issue: · Maxwell changes everything! · Mobile World Congress is the launchpad for the first retail devices powered by NVIDIA’s LTE modems. Maxwell Is Born NVIDIA took the wraps off its new GPU architecture this week, dubbed Maxwell, which can be described as nothing short of …

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2020 Datacenter: Predicting the Unpredictable Through a Kaleidoscope

2020 Datacenter: Predicting the Unpredictable Through a Kaleidoscope By Rob Ober of LSI It’s the start of the new year, and it’s traditional to make predictions – right? But predicting the future of the datacenter has been hard lately. There have been and continue to be so many changes in flight that possibilities spin off in …

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How to Optimize PCIe Flash Performance – A New Approach to Creating Logical Volumes

How to Optimize PCIe Flash Performance – A New Approach to Creating Logical Volumes

How to Optimize PCIe Flash Performance – A New Approach to Creating Logical Volumes By Rick Stehno of LSI A major reason enterprise customers see high latency and poorer than expected performance when implementing flash technology is that the flash partition is not aligned on a sector boundary that allows the flash device to access …

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Intel Bay Trail NUC Linux Performance Preview

Intel Bay Trail NUC Linux Performance Preview Last week on Phoronix I shared my initial impressions of the Intel “Bay Trail” NUC Kit when running Ubuntu Linux. I’ve been impressed by the size, features, and price of this barebones Intel system sporting a low-power SoC with built-in HD Graphics capabilities that work well under Linux. …

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SATA Express – Gateway to PCIe and higher computer speeds

SATA Express – Gateway to PCIe and higher computer speeds

SATA Express – Gateway to PCIe and higher computer speeds By Kent Smith of LSI A customer recently asked me if the SF3700, our latest flash controller, supports SATA Express and fired away with a bunch of other questions about the standard. The depth of his curiosity suggested a broader need for education on the …

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NVIDIA nTeresting Newsletter – 3 February 2014

NVIDIA nTeresting Newsletter – 3 February 2014 In this Issue: · ILM uses NVIDIA technology to get Oscars number 25 and 26 · With the help of GPUs, movies are becoming more believable or unbelievable. · G-Sync is the talk of next-gen gaming, but it can be had today in a DIY kit. · TegraZone …

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NVIDIA nTeresting Newsletter – 20 January 2014 – CES Edition

NVIDIA nTeresting Newsletter – 20 January 2014 – CES Edition In This Issue: CES 2014 Special Edition · NVIDIA kicks off CES 2014 with a tech-fueled keynote featuring chips, cars and gaming. · A crop circle stirs up speculation for the out of this world specs of Tegra K1. · Tegra K1 brings desktop graphics …

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SteamOS vs. Ubuntu 13.10 Linux Benchmarks

SteamOS vs. Ubuntu 13.10 Linux Benchmarks Complementing the SteamOS vs. Windows 8.1 performance benchmarks published earlier in the week, here are more NVIDIA OpenGL Linux benchmarks when comparing Valve’s Debian-based SteamOS performance to Ubuntu 13.10. Source: Phoronix Related Items: Windows 8 Beats Ubuntu Linux For Intel “Haswell” OpenGL Performance FreeBSD Can Compete With Ubuntu Linux, …

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NVIDIA nTeresting Newsletter – 31 December 2013

NVIDIA nTeresting Newsletter – 31 December 2013 In this Issue: · ShadowPlay Twitch streaming moves GeForce Experience to killer app status. · NVIDIA’s superior support of Linux shows through in the 300 prototype Steam Machines that are now in the hands of beta testers. · Editors try G-SYNC for themselves and are blown away. · …

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Ericsson Presents 10 Hot Consumer Trends 2014

Ericsson Presents 10 Hot Consumer Trends 2014 Ericsson ConsumerLab has identified some of the most important consumer trends for 2014 and beyond Apps change society, your body is the new password and sensors in everyday places are some of the trends with far-reaching implications Video consumption increasing as our friends have high influence on what …

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What Happens When ECC Fails to Correct SSD Data?

What Happens When ECC Fails to Correct SSD Data? Grandma falls out of the family photo. By Kent Smith of LSI Most users have no idea that reading electronic information from a data storage medium like a hard disk drive (HDD) or solid state drive (SSD) is plagued with read errors. For this reason error correction …

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NVIDIA nTeresting Newsletter – 9 December 2013

NVIDIA nTeresting Newsletter – 9 December 2013 In this issue: · SHIELD gets more features with the latest update. · NVIDIA beta tests GRID. End users and press get excited about cloud gaming’s potential. · A Chinese fan builds a giant graphics card out of LEGOs. · NVIDIA is under the hood at the LA …

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Ultra HD 4K Linux Graphics Card Testing

Ultra HD 4K Linux Graphics Card Testing If you’ve been eyeing a purchase of a 4K “Ultra HD” TV this holiday season and will be connecting it to a Linux system, here’s the information that you need to know for getting started and some performance benchmarks to set the expectations for what you can expect. …

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AMD APU On Linux: Gallium3D Can Be 80%+ As Fast As Catalyst

AMD APU On Linux: Gallium3D Can Be 80%+ As Fast As Catalyst After running earlier this week a 21-way graphics card comparison with Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA GPUs, there were requests by some Phoronix readers to see some new APU performance numbers. For ending out November, here’s new Catalyst vs. Gallium3D driver benchmarks on Ubuntu …

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Intel Linux Driver Almost Neck-And-Neck With Windows 8.1

Intel Linux Driver Almost Neck-And-Neck With Windows 8.1 Intel released a big Windows graphics driver update that for Haswell hardware now provides OpenGL 4.2 support — while the Intel Linux driver just hit the milestone of OpenGL 3.3 support. To see how the latest Windows and Linux Intel graphics drivers compare, I ran some new …

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NVIDIA nTeresting Newsletter – 25 November 2013

NVIDIA nTeresting Newsletter – 25 November 2013   In this issue:   · GeForce TITAN is named video card of the Year by PC Magazine. · NVIDIA has great Linux drivers, which is why Valve selected us for the Steam Box prototypes. · IBM turns to NVIDIA GPUs for supercomputing. · Tesla K40 GPU accelerator …

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN: Windows 8.1 vs. Ubuntu 13.10

NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN: Windows 8.1 vs. Ubuntu 13.10 Last week on Phoronix there was the first Linux review of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti that also included results from other GeForce GTX 700 GPUs — including the TITAN — and earlier Kepler and Fermi GPUs while on the AMD side was a range …

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Beginners Guide: How To Install / Remove an Intel Socket LGA2011 CPU

Beginners Guide: How To Install / Remove an Intel Socket LGA2011 CPU Installing a socket LGA2011 Intel Core i5 or i7 processor into a fresh motherboard can be intimidating step, particularly if you’ve never worked inside a PC before. Well, PCSTATS has heard your calls for a quick Beginners Guide on this subject, so that’s …

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Beginners Guide: How To Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA1156 CPU and Heatsink

Beginners Guide: How To Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA1156 CPU and Heatsink Installing a socket LGA1156 Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processor into a fresh motherboard as part of a new PC build can be intimidating step, particularly if you’ve never worked inside a computer before. PCSTATS received a few emails from novice readers on this subject, so …

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AIS: The Problem with Multicore Processors

AIS: The Problem with Multicore Processors By Troy Bailey of LSI The problem with multicore processors isn’t that they have a lot of cores. I hope my IC designer colleagues don’t jump me when I say that having more than one core on a chip is a simple matter of cut and paste. The tricky …

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AIS: You Can Finally Squeeze 15 Pounds of Data Into a 5 Pound Bag

AIS: You Can Finally Squeeze 15 Pounds of Data Into a 5 Pound Bag By Kent Smith of LSI Try using a sledgehammer to pack 15 pounds of potatoes into a bag with a 5-pound capacity, and what do you end up with? Too much messy and disgusting material crammed into a vessel too small …

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NVIDIA nTeresting Newsletter – 18 November 2013

NVIDIA nTeresting Newsletter – 18 November 2013 In this Issue: · NVIDIA’s Tegra NOTE tablet platform gets reviewed and praised. Grab one now. · Programming parallel processors just got simpler with CUDA 6. · NVIDIA SHIELD is Best of What’s New according to PopSci. Stylus-Packing Tegra NOTE Starts Preorders at Just $199 This week, NVIDIA …

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Intel Haswell Linux Performance For Valve’s Source Engine Games

Intel Haswell Linux Performance For Valve’s Source Engine Games Earlier this week I delivered some 13-way AMD open-source Linux GPU benchmarks when tested against Valve’s Source Engine powered Team Fortress 2 and Counter-Strike: Source games. Now up for testing from the Steam Linux client on Ubuntu is the Intel open-source Mesa graphics driver performance with …

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