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Gigabyte launches new servers with new AMD EPYC 7003 processors
by Paul Hill
Gigabyte Technology has announced over 40 servers and server motherboards that come with or support the new AMD EPYC 7003 Series processors. The firm said that these new servers are exceptional in high-performance computing (HPC), HCI virtualization, cloud, and data analytics and that they’re suitable for on-premises or cloud data centers.
The latest generation of Gigabyte servers have been tested and are ready for AMD’s latest EPYC processors. Gigabyte has several series in their server line-up including the R-series, H-series, G-series, S-series, and M-series. The full list of devices is as follows:
R-series R152-Z30, R152-Z31, R152-Z32, R152-Z33, R162-ZA0, R162-Z10, R162-Z11, R182-Z90, R182-Z91, R182-Z92, R182-Z93, R262-ZA0, R272-Z30, R272-Z31, R272-Z32, R272-Z34, R282-Z90, R282-Z91, R282-Z92, R282-Z93, R282-Z94 H-series H242-Z10, H242-Z11, H252-Z10, H252-Z12, H262-Z61, H262-Z62, H262-Z63, H262-Z66, H262-Z6A, H262-Z6B G-series G242-Z10, G242-Z11, G292-Z20, G292-Z22, G292-Z24, G292-Z40, G292-Z42, G292-Z43, G292-Z44, G492-Z51
S-series S452-Z30 M-series MZ32-AR0, MZ72-HB0 Each of the new products from Gigabyte supports up to 64 cores and 128 threads, up to 4TB of DDR4 memory (up to 3200MHz) can be installed in each socket, and there are 128 to 160 PCIe 4.0 lanes available between the CPU and drives or accelerators.
As part of its offering, Gigabyte provides Gigabyte Management Console (GMC) for BMC server management via a platform accessible through a web browser. Gigabyte Server Management (GSM) software is also available for download and allows you to monitor and manage several servers easily.
AMD unveils its third-gen EPYC server CPUs with Zen 3 cores
by João Carrasqueira
As the company had announced a few days ago, AMD today took the wraps off the third generation of EPYC CPUs, geared towards the server market. These are the first EPYC processors based on the Zen 3 core architecture that debuted with the Ryzen 5000 series, and they promise up to a 19% increase in instructions per clock compared to the previous generation.
The lineup includes processors with anywhere from eight to 64 cores, and between 16 and 128 threads, and they include support for things like 4-6-8 channel memory interleaving. AMD is claiming to have the highest performing server CPU - the 64-core EPYC 7763 - as well as the highest performance per core, though that refers to the eight-core EPYC 72F3 in a dual-socket system.
AMD shared some performance numbers comparing its lineup to Intel offerings, which show that AMD is ahead in performance in multiple categories, though it's worth noting that the CPUs used in each of the comparisons don't cost the same. For example, the Intel Xeon Gold 6258R costs $3,950 (based on thousand-unit purchases) compared to the $4,860 for the AMD EPYC 75F3 used in the fourth comparison.
Here's the full lineup of EPYC 7003 processors:
AMD highlighted a number of partners, specifically in the cloud market, including Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, AWS, and Tencent Cloud, which are all planning to start deploying third-generation EPYC processors. You can learn more about EPYC processors on AMD's website.
Instagram changes nudity policy after backlash
by Paul Hill
Instagram has changed its nudity policy following backlash from users after it deleted posts from the account of plus-size model Nyome Nicholas-Williams. According to The Guardian, the deleted posts showed Nicholas-Williams with her eyes closed and arms around her breasts; this apparently violated the firm’s nudity policy and it turns out not everyone may have been held to the same standards.
Instagram was accused of discrimination in August after black people and plus-size models reported that the platform had been deleting their posts. In the case of Nyome Nicholas-Williams, Instagram also threatened to delete her account despite it being verified and having more than 62,000 followers.
Responding to the deletions of posts and the racism accusations, a spokesperson for Instagram said:
People like Nicholas-Williams will not have to wait long before they can begin posting on Instagram unimpeded because the company confirmed that the policy change will apply across both Instagram and Facebook starting this week.
Source: The Guardian
Yesterday I acquired a Gateway p5 133. Boy does this computer bring back memories. I'm going to use it for some old school dos gaming. The computer came with 16 megs of memory which probably would have been ok, but I wanted to add more.
I was worried such an old machine might take a special type of memory that I might not have but nope, I had a box full of it! So I upgraded it to 64 megs.
When I went out to my shed, into my tub of REALLY old audio card, I came across an ESS ISA card. Turns out that is one of the best Sound Blaster clone cards. Installed it and it works great.
I also have an STB PCI graphics card which I’m not sure if it has any 3d graphics acceleration. I guess I'll find out when I install the drivers.
What should be arriving by the end of the week is a Compact Flash to PCI adapter. This will allow me to put in a compact flash card, into the back of the computer. It also allows me to remove it and plug it into a card reader so I can easily transfer files to and from the old computer, because that machine is a pain to take the case off.
While I wait for a CF card to IDE and the CF card, I just pull the hard drive out and hook it up to a spare workstation I have setup, then just boot in to a PE environment and transfer some files to the hard drive and connect it back to the gateway. I'm going to be using that for the time being until my compact flash card and reader arrives. I had originally thought about upgrading the CD drive and using CD-RW disks. I did find a brand new sealed RW disk that wasn't even opened but had some issues burning the disk. I have quite the collection of IDE and Sata CD/DVD drives to choose from.
Installed some dos games and they run great. Also installed Windows 95 tonight, and that 64 megs of ram really speeds things up.
My Ram collection
IDE / Sata CD / DVD / Collection
Sata Cable Collection
IDE Cable collection
Power cord collection
Floppy Drive Colleciton
Video Card collection (At least would I could find laying around)
There photos were taking with a cell phone
Really old Modems I found in my shed
So my dad found this computer when he was tearing down our old shed on the farm. It's a gateway P5 60. What's sad is I have some old ISA sound cards I recently found and I also wanted to dabble in some DOS (To bring back the good old days). So this computer is exactly what I could have used. How sad.
What I hadn't realized until I started taking it apart, is that the IO on the machines was mounted to the back of the case and connected to the motherboard via a cable. The only IO on that board is keyboard and mouse.