Phi is an awesome performance enhancement to a workstation and will follow the historical trend of useful technologies that migrated from supercomputing to mainstream.
No question, Rubio is flaming out with his canned lines. But his failure is nothing compared to Hilliary's disastrous performance with the feminist dinosaurs Albright and Steinem trying to shame young women to supporting Hillary just because they share the same gender. Really, can you imagine any male candidate saying "You should support me guys because us guys have to stick together". Anyone saying this is NOT presidential material.
"And the former will commit to using the latter's chips IF they meet performance goals". Google's experiments with ARM chips likely have little to do with performance and everything to do with strengthening their power in price negotiations with Intel.
Ash is completely predictable. He basically has a template that says it's gloom-and-doom for Intel because Intel's part [ insert product description here ] is late, under-performing and will never be successful. Just alternate the name of the part from time to time and you know exactly what he's going to write.
From what I've read it seems Apple is overjoyed that they can make a device that functions like a laptop, costs near $1200, delivers performance approaching an Intel Core i5 and runs an OS that doesn't even give the user administrative control of their device.
Wasn't it Cook that criticized the 2-1 concept and is now forced to accept he was wrong by building exactly the device he criticized as being an abomination?
Cook is delusional. iPad Pro may be a better iPad but it's not going to replace PCs.
Here's what CNET said:
"At launch, very few apps are currently optimized to take advantage of the iPad Pro's full potential. Its large size makes it less portable than other iPads. Once you've paid for the Pencil and keyboard peripherals, the iPad Pro costs as much as a good laptop, but lacks its flexibility."
Further, what is the growth path for someone that has maxed out the performance of their iPad Pro and need more power? There's no upward migration path that's compatible with it's software. A Windows user can purchase a product for dirt cheap, well under $100 and when they need more power & resources there's an abundance of affordable options in a wide range of form factors that scale in performance to multi-core workstations and beyond that all run their software perfectly out-of-the-box.
If I wanted to run Adobe's full Creative Suite on a Surface Pro 4 I could do that. If I want to run the same suite on a 10 Core Intel PC with 16 threads and NVME SSDs I can do that and it all just works without skipping a beat. Really, it appears that Apple has a serious case of WINTEL 2-1 envy but without seamless scalability needed to make the iPad product line compelling.
When Intel and others launched 2-1 hybrids Cook criticized the concept as being an abomination to sell Apple's vision of the tablet-centric world. Now it's obvious from declining tablet sales that many people prefer laptops and 2-1s to get work done and Cook is having to try to build the very product he criticized just to compete. I say try, because paying $1200 for an iOS device still doesn't make it a professional device, it just makes an iPad incredibly expensive.
Cook is looking like he's become drunk on Apple's own Cool-Aid.
Apple has a very distorted view of what constitutes good value. For $1200 you get to buy an overgrown iPad tablet running a consumer quality OS with no root control and a poorly performing keyboard.
A year ago I purchased a $59 Winbook tablet with a quad Core Baytrail Atom that came with Windows 8.1 and upgraded it to Windows 10. In tablet mode it works great and if I want a lite desktop experience with a truly professional OS I simply plug in the connectors for HDMI and USB hub and I've got a full desktop experience on an external high resolution monitor. Moreover, my Winbook tablet, USB hub and external keyboard all cost less than the iPad Pro's $170 keyboard alone. And my $59 Windows tablet gives me root control of my OS and the applications installed on that tablet also runs on every other Windows device from my 2-1s, laptops, desktops and servers.
It is truly laughable that Apple's view of "professional" means adding an overpriced keyboard and a little more RAM to a consumer tablet. Can they really be that far out of touch with reality?
I happen to agree on this one. Building the most successful products has nothing to do attempts to socially engineer the makeup of the staff according to some formula from the overall population. Doing anything other than hiring the most competent people irrespective of their background is a distraction and detriment to the company's performance.
BK needs to focus on being more competitive. That's his job #1.
Absolutely correct. There's a big difference between fact-based criticism and repeated negative conclusions based on mere speculation about what Intel and its competitors are able to do. His model nearly always assumes worst case scenarios for Intel while at the same time best possible scenarios for Intel's competitors. One doesn't even need to read his posts to know what the conclusion will be.
Large screen phones are potential substitutes for tablets but rarely are they a substitute for a real PC. I have all these devices and I never reach for the smartphone when I'm near an Ultrabook or 2-1 unless I want to make a phone call.
Tim Cook sounds delusional with his comments with "the PC is dead" comment. The ARM camp made the same claim years ago when tablets first came out and yet desktops, ultrabooks and 2-1's are hugely popular. At the same time tablet sales peaked because people realized they needed to do work and for that they needed a professional OS, keyboard, external monitor and a large professional applications ecosystem.
iPad Pro is an attempt by Apple to copy Surface Pro minus the professional OS and minus Microsoft's unparalleled applications ecosystem.
Throttling is device specific. In a performance comparison between the Lenovo Yoga 3 and Asus UX305 the Asus was found to perform better even when using identical Core M CPUs. The reason is that the passive thermal design of the Asus was superior allowing the processor to run at higher speed for the same tests.
Obviously Core M appears in many different types of devices from ultrabooks to NUCs. Some are designed better than others. This means when referring to Core M throttling one needs to also consider the device its operating in.
Positive to see Intel continuing to push Moore's Law while also incorporating advances via FPGA.
Intel's server product line is so impressive it really doesn't provide much opening to competitors.
Xeon-D is recognized to be a breakthrough CPU for affordable power efficient servers, especially the 8 core/16 thread version. And it's not just the impressive performance per Watt that makes them so attractive they also include full support for virtualization, and remote management functions one expects for a professional environment. Built with one of the boards by Supermicro and others, these servers are compact, powerful and highly efficient.
With today's announcement these overperformers will be available in 12 & 16 core versions.
For those in the ARM camp, all you need to know is that Intel's server business just became much, much harder to attack from below.
Clearly you've not been in a situation that demanded a gun to protect your own life or the life of a family member. That's fortunate for you but to believe you can speak for all gun owners, what's in their best safety interest or what they can afford is ludicrous. To suggest they are all low-education or lower-income is even more absurd.