Kingston Technology has expanded its HyperX Predator DDR4 memory portfolio with new 16GB (2x 8GB) enthusiast kits. These kits are characterized by an effective frequency from 5000 to 5333 MHz, CL19-CL20 delays and a supply voltage of 1.55-1.6 V. Looking ahead, we note that only enthusiasts and overclockers with a tight wallet can afford these kits.
The HyperX Predator DDR4-5000 / 5133/5333 trims are based on selected Hynix D-die memory chips. The modules are equipped with aluminum heat sinks, support XMP 2.0 overclocking profiles and come with a lifetime manufacturer’s warranty. RGB LED lighting is not provided. The technical characteristics and prices of new products can be found in the table.
HyperX Predator DDR4-5000 / 5133/5333 16GB Kits will be officially shipping in the coming weeks.
German journalist Igor Wallossek (Igor Wallossek) got hold of fresh details about graphics accelerators Intel DG2. According to the chipmaker’s plans, the release of the first video adapters of this family will take place before the end of this year. Through his own sources, Mr. Vallossek found out more precise dates.
Intel Iris Xe graphics card by ASUS
The main focus of the processor giant is on mobile 3D accelerators and plans to launch serial production of junior solutions in October-November. At the same time, top-end GPUs will be sent to the conveyor between mid-December and early March 2022. It will be possible to meet Intel DG2 video adapters in gaming laptops based on Tiger Lake-H and Alder Lake-P processors.
There is still little information about the desktop modifications of the Intel DG2. To begin with, the processor giant wants to test its strength in the mobile market, and only after that enter the fight with AMD and Nvidia for the market for gaming video cards. Be that as it may, official details about DG2 video adapters will become known in the second half of 2021. The characteristics of 3D accelerators can be found below.
The American company Sabrent will soon establish the supply of the RocketQ Battleship solid-state drive, the preparation of which became known back in January. The device has a capacity of 64 TB, is made in the format of a single-slot expansion card with active cooling and a 6-pin additional power connector, and PCI Express 4.0 x16 acts as a connection interface.
In fact, Sabrent RocketQ Battleship is a HighPoint SSD7540 RAID controller for eight NVMe M.2 drives. With its help, the vendor combined eight 8-terabyte SSD RocketQ into a RAID 0 array, achieving sequential read speeds up to 28 GB / s. Unfortunately, the rest of the drive’s parameters are not disclosed.
If we talk about the cost of such an SSD, then Sabrent is keeping it a secret for now. Considering that one RocketQ NVMe drive with a capacity of 8 TB will cost $ 1299, then a 64 TB RocketQ Battleship will have to shell out more than ten thousand dollars.
It has become increasingly difficult for Nvidia to keep track of its retail partners not selling graphics cards ahead of schedule. For example, entire batches of GeForce RTX 3060 ended up in the hands of “cyberstarters” long before the official start of sales. Now it’s the turn of the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti. The most interesting thing is that this model has not yet been presented by the chip maker and, according to the available data, should go on sale only in a month.
A UAE retailer offers MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Suprim X graphics card for about $ 3,500. We add that this is not the first time that Middle Eastern stores start selling “hardware” before the official deadline. In most cases, for a novelty that has not yet been released, you will have to pay many times more than its recommended cost. According to unofficial sources, Nvidia itself estimated the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti at about $ 1000.
On the other hand, even if miners and PC enthusiasts from the United Arab Emirates shell out for the MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Suprim X, they will not be able to use it yet. A set of graphics drivers with support for the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is not yet freely available. Nvidia will release it only on the day the new graphics card is released.
Over the past weeks, the Chia Coin cryptocurrency has made a lot of noise in the information space, and also led to a shortage of large storage volumes. If, for example, Ethereum miners sweep off the shelves any video cards that are somehow suitable for mining, then in the case of a new currency, SSD and HDD act as “tools of labor”. We add that some manufacturers have already started warning miners about the loss of the warranty.
The excitement around the mining of Chia Coin has led to the fact that in just a month the total capacity of the drives involved in the mining of cryptocurrency has grown almost tenfold – from 120 petabytes to 1.14 exabytes. Roughly speaking, in April, more than 50 thousand hard drives with a capacity of 20 TB were added to the existing drives.
The impact of cryptocurrency on the storage market can be judged by Ukrainian retail. Nowadays, most high-capacity HDD models have disappeared from the shelves, and those that are available are offered at an overpriced price.
Recently TSMC filed a 20-F report with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, which is a mandatory document for foreign companies listed on the US stock exchange. According to this data, the market value of the Taiwanese chipmaker is $ 636 billion. In turn, Google Finance and Yahoo Finance services estimate TSMC’s capitalization at $ 558 billion and $ 564 billion, respectively.
TSMC founder Morris Zhang (Zhang Zhongmou)
In any case, this makes Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company the most valuable semiconductor company in the world. For comparison, Intel’s capitalization is about $ 235 billion, and Samsung Electronics is less than $ 500 billion.
If we consider factoryless companies, then the undisputed leader is Apple with a market value of $ 2.26 billion. AMD has indicators of $ 103.5 billion, Nvidia – $ 383 billion, and Qualcomm – $ 157 billion. By the way, Apple is the largest and main customer of TSMC, and the rest of the companies mentioned also heavily dependent on Taiwanese.
Recall that in the first quarter of 2021, TSMC recorded the largest consolidated revenue in its history. This financial indicator increased by 16.7% compared to the first quarter of last year – to 362.41 billion Taiwan dollars ($ 12.74 billion).
By Guadalupe Selene Salinas Cruz. The global economy will regain its pre-Covid-19 production levels by the fourth quarter of 2020, according to projections by Goldman Sachs. The recovery will be based on three factors: the evolution of the situation of Covid-19, the race for effective treatments and vaccines, as well as the extent of political support.
They note that the virus is still spreading in the United States and Latin America, while new clusters of infections have emerged in Asia and Europe. For the last group, policy makers have been able to manage selective blocks, and aggregates for economic activity have not been affected.
“This risk of a renewed aggressive blockade is the sharpest in the United States. But the equation between the virus and the economy is now changing: policy makers now balance the social and economic costs brought about by the closure measures versus to the adverse implications for public health, “they highlight in their analysis.
Furthermore, the link between new case counts, hospitalizations and deaths is also very different today compared to the situation in March and April. The median age of new cases is also lower.
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Now, according to Goldman, the problem is that elevated levels of Covid-19 cases could coincide with the traditional flu season (which generally leads to hospitalizations starting to increase from mid-November onwards and peaking at January), which means there will be a greater strain on the hospital’s capacity during that time period.
However, there is also emerging evidence that the current flu season in the southern hemisphere is more moderate compared to previous seasons. Plus, treatment options are available today, with the prospect of more to come.
In addition to remdesivir, biotechnology analysts in the United States have highlighted that there are more than 20 antibodies in development, and believe that Regeneron and Eli Lilly are probably the first to market. They also consider antibody treatments to have a high probability of success and hope that the details of the clinical trials will be published later this summer.
Moderna, Pfizer and AstraZeneca have a reasonable probability of success in delivering positive Phase III results, with the potential for test details to be released in the September to November period. Manufacture of these vaccines is already underway and each of these companies is positioned to provide more than 100 million doses of vaccines by the end of the year. “This combination of treatments and vaccines will give us another layer of defense against Covid-19,” analysts say.
Finally, policy support is crucial during the initial stages, and this time, the stimulus scale is unprecedented. Goldman recalled that G4 central banks are expanding their balance sheets by 28 percent of GDP by the end of 2021 and the G4 and Chinese economies are extending fiscal support of 17 percent of GDP by 2020. The Fed’s balance sheet will increase to 30 percent of GDP by the end of 2021 and the fiscal deficit in the United States will rise to 24.6 percent of GDP in 2020, according to forecasts.
In summary, the general vision is that the global economy will continue to recover lost ground, reaching production levels prior to Covid-19 for the fourth quarter of this year.
The indices of the New York Stock Exchange showed disparate trends on Monday morning at the beginning of transactions, slowing the positive direction that has characterized the market in the last three weeks.
The S&P 500 index fell 0.1% at the beginning of the day, although in the first moments it was zigzagging between small ups and downs.
Facebook was down more than 2%, spearheading the negative trend in the communications sector.
Noble Energy rose 7% after announcing that it will be acquired by Chevron for $ 5 billion.
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This week several large American companies will publish their latest results, including IBM, Coca-Cola and Microsoft.
Yields on the United States Treasury bonds were falling. European markets were generally on the rise and Asians had mixed trends.
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Last week, US stocks showed improvement after investors celebrated the results of a new experimental coronavirus vaccine.
In that same week, the Dow Jones added 373 points; those of the S&P 500 rose 1.04 percent, and those of the Nasdaq rose 0.64 percent. However, the financial crisis in the United States derived from the closings of shops for the new coronavirus and at the same time the dozens of protests in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Los Angeles and Philadelphia cause an uncertainty in American actions.
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To stop or encourage the effects of the economic crisis of the pandemic, the Federal Reserve released a report to find out which groups of people have been most affected, and according to its report, the citizens who suffered the impacts of the crisis were the people with a secondary education or a lower grade, as well as people with any medical condition and those with children in their responsibility.
On the other hand, stimulus checks from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) were a relief for many people and thus avoid falling into poverty, and according to the Center for Poverty and Social Policy of the United States, poverty levels have increased to 12.7%.
By Jane L. Levere. The world’s airlines and airports are doing everything they can to make people confident that despite traveling through the coronavirus pandemic it is safe to fly again. Read Disinfect these 7 everyday items against coronavirus
Airlines are requesting that passengers and their staff wear mouth masks and are introducing new cleaning procedures on aircraft, applying the social distancing to board, leaving an empty seat on planes and one of them even prohibits passengers from queuing to use the bathroom.
Airports are verifying the temperature of passengers using high and low technology devices; They are using biometric measurements to streamline registration, security processes, as well as immigration and customs, and they are also using autonomous robots to clean the floors of the terminals.
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However, none of this is consistent. Furthermore, it is not known whether these measures are sufficient. For example, will distancing measures work if passengers are sitting with other people for several hours? Perhaps temperature verification detects those who are already sick, but how do we detect those who have the virus when, according to some calculations, 35 percent of people are asymptomatic and 40 percent of contagion occurs before people feel sick?
“There are a lot of uncertain things right now,” said Henry Harteveldt, founder of Atmosphere Research Group, a tourism industry analysis company in San Francisco.
Airports and airlines have to invest in something long-term that is permanent, like airport security, or are they short-term tactical interventions? ”
“This uncertainty, coupled with unnecessary variation from airport to airport in terms of diagnostic procedures for people’s health status, makes confused consumers not confident enough to take a trip,” said Harteveldt. “They will only travel when necessary and not when they want to, whether for business or pleasure.”
Last month, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the trade organization for the global airline industry, issued what it calls a “plan of action” to revive aviation. It recommended “staggered” measures that were “implemented globally and respected between governments.”
These included tracking people with whom passengers had contact before the flight; verification of temperature when travelers arrived at the airport; the use of mouth guards by passengers; mouth guards and protective equipment for airport and airline personnel; Self-service contactless options for baggage check-in and warehousing, and electronically processed customs procedures.
However, the plan rejected the policies of some airlines to leave an empty seat on aircraft because, according to him, “the risk of transmission of COVID-19 among passengers inside the plane is very low.”
Furthermore, although IATA would have expected these guidelines to reassure passengers, Timothy O’Neil-Dunne, a frequent traveler of millions of miles and director of 777 Partners, an investment firm, noted that they did not take into account “the essential question that has to be answered: how can I know for sure that only people who are not transmitters of the coronavirus will be allowed to go with me on the plane? ”
A general airline policy is for passengers and staff to wear face masks or something to cover their faces. At some companies – including Qatar Airways, Philippines Airlines and AirAsia – flight attendants wear what would be considered protective suits.
American, United and Southwest Airlines, among others, have improved their aircraft cleaning programs, while more modern aircraft use high-efficiency air filters (HEPA), which are also used in operating rooms in hospitals and that extract practically all microbes and viruses from the cabin air. However, there is no evidence that the filters can fully protect passengers from the coronavirus.
Ryanair, the Dublin-based low-cost airline, which plans to resume 40 percent of its normal service on July 1, refuses to leave an empty seat. It has also established one of the strangest new policies: It plans to ban “standing in line to use the restroom” during flights, although “access to restrooms will be available to passengers upon request.”
Delta Air Lines not only requires mouthguards, but disinfects check-in desks and counters, baggage stations and security containers at airport stations, as well as boarding areas, aircraft access bridges and employee areas.
Plus, it’s sanitizing airplane toilets, overhead compartment handles, tray tables, and seatback screens before each flight. It is also temporarily leaving an empty seat, reducing food and beverage delivery “to decrease touch points in the service,” and replacing HEPA filters twice as many times as suggested by the manufacturer.
Frontier, Air France and Singapore Airlines, among others, check the temperature of the passengers. Etihad Airways is testing with volunteers from Abu Dhabi International Airport a non-contact self-service post to take temperature, heart and respiratory rates.
Both Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport and Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport will soon have employees to test a machine that combines an infrared camera and artificial intelligence to take the temperature.
Pittsburgh International Airport has a robot, with a brain designed by Carnegie Robotics, that uses ultraviolet light to clean the floor. This airport is also considering using this light to sterilize elevator buttons, as well as handrails for escalators and automated passenger transports. Cincinnati Airport recently started using an Avidbots NEO robot, which is widely used at international airports to clean the floor. Brian Cobb, the airport’s director of innovation, said he plans to use the information the robot provides to monitor and, if necessary, divert passengers to maintain social distance.
Dallas airport is using digital lights and displays to signal unoccupied restroom compartments. Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is installing 400 new hand sanitizer dispensers that use a smart monitoring system.
Miami International Airport is using a new service from iinside software developer that monitors and evaluates social distancing in lines to get through the security area. Tampa International Airport has installed plastic shells in high-traffic areas, as well as signs and signs to indicate social distance. It has also reduced seats and increased and improved cleaning tasks. He is recommending that passengers arrive at least two hours before departure “to help prevent people from crowding into last-minute haste.”
Two technology companies, SITA and Collins Aerospace, are promoting contactless initiatives for airports that use biometric facial recognition and mobile technologies for check-in, baggage deposit, security screening and boarding.
The use of biometric screening is still under debate, at least in the United States and Europe. Despite O’Neil-Dunne and Harteveldt supporting the review, Harteveldt hinted that whoever uses that technology must work “with the highest level of data security” to ensure that information related to passenger health is kept safe.
O’Neil-Dunne noted that passengers need to be more flexible about privacy in order to protect their health and that of others.
“Ethics is fine when it’s all that matters,” he said. “In this case, it is a pandemic virus. We are dealing not only with individual guarantees, but with the basic human rights of passengers, and I think that takes priority. ”