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Archive for November 21st, 2019

INTEL’s Profit Drops, but are we Really Surprised?

It seems like every other day, there is another story surfacing that’s letting us know PC sales are slipping and the latest iteration of this is that INTEL’s profits are down. I can’t say that any of us would be surprised about this, but the fun part is trying to place our finger on exactly what’s going on. The most obvious reason is that no matter how anybody wants to slice it, the world economies have been doing terribly in the recent months. Economy will certainly hurt the ability of a company to grow, but at the same time, said companies can’t just sit there and point the proverbial finger at government regulations without noticing the three pointing back at them. I’m not going to analyze every fiscal decision INTEL has made, but I do believe that their design process on their architecture is not helping with their current woes. Many of us know about the Tick, Tock cycle that INTEL uses. One cycle brings out a new manufacturing process, then the next improves on that process via architecture. This concept in and of itself is a bit lame for consumers. It essentially guarantees that you’re out of date with in a year of purchasing a new product. Now most of us know that performance will hold up for a quite a bit longer, but it always leaves consumers feeling slightly afraid of pulling the trigger on a new product because something better could be just around the corner. This leaves us with the feeling that INTEL is trying to sq...



Giada GT400 All-round MicroServer

Giada’s GT400 MicroServer – Small, Robust and Efficient All-round MicroServer designed for small and medium enterprises   October 15th , 2015, Shenzhen, China –Giada’s GT400 MicroServer is a 4-Bay storage system for Windows and Linux OS, built for low power consumption and 24/7 reliability. The GT400 supports RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10, and provides convenient & secure file sharing and networking features for small to medium sized enterprises and new startups while facilitating high efficiency and quick sharing functionality. Use case scenarios include small data centers, file servers, web servers, mail servers and print servers.   MicroServers are an emerging form factor for servers designed for different scales of data centers and storage systems. Even within the MicroServer category, there is no one-size-fits-all answer for system design or processor choice. The GT400 can be run on Linux variant such as Novell SLES 11 SP3, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 or Ubuntu server 14.04 or on Windows Server lines such as Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2.­ The GT400 is especially designed as a server to be utilized in SMEs or small groups that are starting a business or other collaborative organizations. Choose a right server is critical for smooth operations in an organization. With secure and convenient file sharing and networking feature, the working efficiency can be greatly improved. Powered by Intel® Celeron® 1037U dual-core pro...



Lian Li Announces The PC-18 Mid Tower Chassis in the US

Lian Li Announces The PC-18 Mid Tower Chassis in the US A Mid Tower Case With a Short Name, Big Interior, and an Internal Fan/Radiator Mount October 15, 2015, Keelung, Taiwan – Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd announces the PC-18 mid tower chassis: designed to feel compact while fitting powerful air and water cooling options inside. The interior arranges the components along the inner wall, leaving the center of the case open for the custom-built swing-out fan bracket that improves cooling performance. Available in silver and black exteriors, this brushed aluminum build harkens back to classic Lian Li minimalism. The dual exterior facing drive bays and twin 120mm fans on the front give it an old school look. The crisp exterior is broken only by the hidden USB/HD audio ports, power button, the 140mm fan grill, and the custom side air intake grill. Customizable Thermal Flow The PC-18 has been designed to maximize airflow and cooling. Air is drawn in through the primary front grill. The porous mesh screen does not restrict airflow to the included pair of 120mm fans, keeping them clean and efficient in use. Combined with the included top 140mm fan, this case easily maintains positive air pressure and keeps all dust out. The side vent fans are the wild card; they give the flexibility to change the airflow depending on the build. Up to two additional 140mm or three 120mm fans can be installed in push or pull as needed. The bracket can also be used to mount a watercooling radiato...





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