NVIDIA Tegra 2 for Smartphones


While the convergence of mobile phone and computing technology has been building for
years, we are now starting to experience exciting and disruptive new applications and usage
models as the next generation of mobile devices begin to deliver on the promise of a truly
mobile computing experience.

Consumer expectations for new mobile devices are very high. These new devices are more
immersive and interactive than ever before, which makes the user hyper-aware of device
performance. Consumers are demanding highly responsive user interfaces, uncompromised
web browsing performance, visually compelling online and offline gaming experiences, and
access to all of their content, while extending battery life beyond levels found in current mobile
phones.

The NVIDIA® Tegra™ 2 mobile processor is a multi-core system-on-a-chip (SoC) that is
specifically designed to deliver the performance required for current and future mobile use
cases. Implementing a powerful pipelined vertex and pixel processing architecture, the Tegra 2
ultra low power GeForce™ GPU core includes several features that reduce power
consumption and increase graphics quality.

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Computer Graphics: Computer Science Department University of Freiburg


Interactive virtual environments play an important role in computational medicine, robotics, and entertainment technologies. Due to their inherent requirements, such as physically-plausible behavior of all simulated structures, robustness of the simulation, convincing rendering, and interactive response, these environments pose great challenges for the underlying animation techniques and visualization methods.

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AMD APU Carbon Footprint


The   AMD   Fusion  Family   of   Accelerated   Processing   Units   (APUs),  introduced   to   market   in  January  2011,  is   a  new   generation   of   processors   that
combines the computing processing unit (CPU) and graphics processing unit (GPU) capabilities in a single chip (die). APU-based platforms can deliver a
prodigious   amount   of   computational   horsepower,  and   can   present   enormous   opportunities   in   developing   an   application  ecosystem  beyond  today’s
mainstream computer systems.

While APUs seek to deliver a superior, immersive PC experience, they also can provide tangible environmental benefits. By eliminating a chip to chip
link and by introducing new holistic power management techniques, the APUs are designed to be more power efficient than current generation platforms
that have both computational and graphical capabilities.

This paper compares the environmental impact of one of AMD’s first APU products against an equivalent computer platform powered by the current
generation of AMD processors (CPUs and GPUs). By conducting a business to consumer (B2C) lifecycle assessment, this study compares the total
lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (also known as a “carbon footprint”) of an APU system (based on the 18W dual-core processor codenamed
“Zacate” and the M1 chipset codenamed “Hudson”) with the latest AMD system codenamed “Nile” (which is based on an AMD Athlon™ Neo II Dual Core
processor, SB820 Southbridge, RS880M Northbridge with an ATI  Mobility Radeon™ HD 5430 discrete graphics card). This study concludes that the
APU system offers significant GHG benefits (up to a 40% emissions reduction) when compared with the Nile platform.

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Demolition Lab: Google


Are you the guy that calls Google creepy? Do you find the company to be borderline evil in the way that it snoops on your local WiFi network, promotes online bullying, and steals your identity or iPhone OS? Is Google’s Net Neutrality flip-flop after the Droid launched on Verizon the final straw? Ok, then here’s your chance, hater — prepare to unleash hell upon the very symbol of Google’s new Chrome operating system. Hit up the source link below and describe to the lab tech exactly the kind of demise you think that Google’s Cr-48 should meet. Go ahead, be creative: by gunfire, Canadian, or monkey, anything goes. Then do it again and again until the voices inside your head are deafened by Google’s subtle marketing effort and an infinite ability to regenerate itself.

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