When AMD64 (AMD) and EM64T (Intel) CPU technology was new and ready for the prime market, there was much talk about whether the real-world was ready for 64bit computing in the consumer sector. At the time, 64bit computing had been around in the server sector for quite some time.
At the upcoming Hot Chips Conference in late August, Oracle, IBM and Fujitsu are all set to announce the release of new high-performance Unix chips. Oracle is leading the charge, with the expected announcement of its new SPARC M6, which Oracle describes as a “next-generation processor for massively scalable symmetric multiprocessor data center servers”. SPARC […]
As the title suggests, Linux and performance in the same sentence makes for an interesting topic of discussion. Everyone knows there is a multitude of options available to us. In this article, I’m going to attempt to cover a few of them. The first thing we need to work out is are we using a […]
We recently published article about how to determine your computer’s architecture via GUI. Today am going to show how to do the same thing from the command-line with more advanced options in viewing the computer hardware properties as well. Checking computer hardware properties from the commandline can be done using the following commands. The commands […]
Truth be told, Intel HD Graphics series is not for gaming purposes, especially when AMD provides a better solution for their Llano CPUs. However, all this seems to change (a little bit) when Intel Haswell CPUs hit the market’s shelf. The new Intel embedded-GPU codename: Iris
cpulimit is a simple program that attempts to limit the cpu usage of a process (expressed in percentage, not in cpu time). This is useful to control batch jobs, when you don’t want them to eat too much cpu. It does not act on the nice value or other scheduling priority stuff, but on the […]