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The 50 Worst Computer Viruses

The complex.com has History’s 50 deadliest computer viruses with a short description of what each one did. I am sure there are some other viruses that did some more damage but this is a good general list.

http://best.complex.com/lists/Historys-50-Deadliest-Computer-Viruses/elk-cloner

The complex.com has History’s 50 deadliest computer viruses with a short description of what each one did. I am sure there are some other viruses that did some more damage but this is a good general list.

http://best.complex.com/lists/Historys-50-Deadliest-Computer-Viruses/elk-cloner

Samsung ‘3D’ Memory Coming, 50% Denser

Samsung today announced a new 8GB dual inline memory module (DIMM) that stacks memory chips on top of each other, which increases the density of the memory by 50% compared to conventional DIMM technology. Samsung is using its Green Memory process to fabricate the chips to learn more about their fabrication process look here: http://www.samsung.com/global/business/semiconductor/Greenmemory/main.html. Samsung’s Green memory technology greatly reduces the amount of power used by each memory chip. This can have a huge saving effect in server farms and high density computer labs. Samsung is claiming 86% energy saving over current generation chips.

Samsung is able to achieve this by using a new process called Through-silicon via(wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Through-silicon_via) which is a new way of creating 3D packages and 3D integrated circuits. Translated they are able to pack more memory into a smaller space and make it more energy efficient. This should have an effect on heating and cooling as well as energy savings to begin with because the chips will produce less heat from use.

Here is some coverage of the announcement:
Samsung press release: http://www.samsung.com/us/news/newsRead.do?news_seq=19766&page=1&gltype=globalnews
ComputerWorld coverage here: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9200278/Samsung_to_release_3D_memory_modules_with_50_greater_density

Samsung today announced a new 8GB dual inline memory module (DIMM) that stacks memory chips on top of each other, which increases the density of the memory by 50% compared to conventional DIMM technology. Samsung is using its Green Memory process to fabricate the chips to learn more about their fabrication process look here: http://www.samsung.com/global/business/semiconductor/Greenmemory/main.html. Samsung’s Green memory technology greatly reduces the amount of power used by each memory chip. This can have a huge saving effect in server farms and high density computer labs. Samsung is claiming 86% energy saving over current generation chips.

Samsung is able to achieve this by using a new process called Through-silicon via(wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Through-silicon_via) which is a new way of creating 3D packages and 3D integrated circuits. Translated they are able to pack more memory into a smaller space and make it more energy efficient. This should have an effect on heating and cooling as well as energy savings to begin with because the chips will produce less heat from use.

Here is some coverage of the announcement:
Samsung press release: http://www.samsung.com/us/news/newsRead.do?news_seq=19766&page=1&gltype=globalnews
ComputerWorld coverage here: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9200278/Samsung_to_release_3D_memory_modules_with_50_greater_density

Single software license shared 774,651 times

A single license for Avast security software has been used by 774,651 people after it went viral on a file-sharing site, according to the company. Avast is working with the pirates instead of disabling the software trying to get convert over to their paid service. I like this idea better then going after the thieving pirates like most companies do. Working with them is definitely better then going head on with pirates because you will never stop the pirates.

Read more about what Avast did to track the licenses and what they are doing about it here: http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/security/363379/single-software-licence-shared-774-651-times

A single license for Avast security software has been used by 774,651 people after it went viral on a file-sharing site, according to the company. Avast is working with the pirates instead of disabling the software trying to get convert over to their paid service. I like this idea better then going after the thieving pirates like most companies do. Working with them is definitely better then going head on with pirates because you will never stop the pirates.

Read more about what Avast did to track the licenses and what they are doing about it here: http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/security/363379/single-software-licence-shared-774-651-times

10 really cool university networking labs

Continuing my information on computer labs. Here are 10 really cool university networking labs and I would like to add one more the computer labs at Purdue University. I graduated from Purdue and they have some of the best research facilities with plenty of networking labs and classes. Purdue has always been on the bleeding edge of technology and that is why I went there. Here are 10 other universities that are on the bleeding edge of technology with state of the art facilities.

10 really cool university networking labs: http://www.networkworld.com/news/2008/121508-university-networking-labs.html?page=1

Continuing my information on computer labs. Here are 10 really cool university networking labs and I would like to add one more the computer labs at Purdue University. I graduated from Purdue and they have some of the best research facilities with plenty of networking labs and classes. Purdue has always been on the bleeding edge of technology and that is why I went there. Here are 10 other universities that are on the bleeding edge of technology with state of the art facilities.

10 really cool university networking labs: http://www.networkworld.com/news/2008/121508-university-networking-labs.html?page=1

Inside the labs at Microsoft, HP and IBM

Growing up I was always on a computer when I got home from school. My dad had a Apple IIe with two disk drives and a lot of games/applications. I would get on it everyday until I got a 286 from one of my parents friends who got a new 386. I think the brand was Compaq and it was amazing when I got it. Windows 3.1 was an awesome Windows based application browser. Then on to 386, 486, and I skipped to 686 somewhere in there too before heading to college. When I was in college I basically spent all my time in a computer lab and now get paid to do the same at work. Growing up I never imagined working in a computer lab but now I am and loving it. It got me thinking of what other companies provide such a great lab to do work and research. Microsoft, HP, and IBM are 3 of those companies and here is a great article to give you some insight into their labs and how they got started.

Inside the labs at Microsoft, HP and IBM: http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/112910-inside-the-labs-at-microsoft.html?page=1

Growing up I was always on a computer when I got home from school. My dad had a Apple IIe with two disk drives and a lot of games/applications. I would get on it everyday until I got a 286 from one of my parents friends who got a new 386. I think the brand was Compaq and it was amazing when I got it. Windows 3.1 was an awesome Windows based application browser. Then on to 386, 486, and I skipped to 686 somewhere in there too before heading to college. When I was in college I basically spent all my time in a computer lab and now get paid to do the same at work. Growing up I never imagined working in a computer lab but now I am and loving it. It got me thinking of what other companies provide such a great lab to do work and research. Microsoft, HP, and IBM are 3 of those companies and here is a great article to give you some insight into their labs and how they got started.

Inside the labs at Microsoft, HP and IBM: http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/112910-inside-the-labs-at-microsoft.html?page=1