NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Officially Launching on 2nd June At Computex – Brings Competitive Graphics Performance To GeForce

NVIDIA’s latest GeForce GTX 980 Ti graphics card has been officially confirmed to launch on 2nd June at the Computex 2015 event. NVDIA seems to be holding a big event at the show to launch their competitive, high-performance, GM200 based graphics cards to GeForce users which will be shown off at the event and live streamed to public via Twitch. Source: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Officially Launching on 2nd June At Computex – Brings Competitive Graphics Performance To GeForce I personally, cannot wait for this card, I will be ordering it from the first company that releases a custom version … Continue reading

50 year 1-trillion fold increase in computing – keep on going!

  In 1954, IBM released the IBM 704 – the “supercomputer” of its time. Since then computer power has stuck relatively close to Moore’s Law and we now have a 1-trillion fold increase in the computing power available to us (or at least to people with access to modern day super computers, the rest of us are close, but not quite there). Something people often don’t think about is the relative tech changes as a fraction of human existence: we spent 3 million years to get to an era where we had an industrial revolution then decades later a PC, then decades … Continue reading

Nvidia Geforce GTX 980 Ti – possible details and performance leaked

  It appears that Nvidia might launch the Geforce GTX 980 Ti even earlier as expected as we are now hearing plenty of new rumors regarding it, including most of the specifications.According to a fresh report coming from the Korean HWBattle website, spotted by Techpowerup.com, and despite earlier report, Nvidia Geforce GTX 980 Ti will feature less CUDA cores than the Geforce GTX Titan X. Based on the GM200-310 GPU, as suggested earlier, the Geforce GTX 980 Ti will feature 20 out of 24 SMM (Streaming Multiprocessor Maxwell) units, which adds up to 2816 CUDA cores. It will also come … Continue reading

Does Windows screw up your monitor resolution when your monitor sleeps (notably when a game is open?)

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Have you ever been playing a game and gone away from your PC only to come back and find your monitor switched off? No problem right? Just move your mouse and it’s all back to norm….oh what on earth is this the game is now running at a weird smaller than desktop resolution! If you’ve had this issue, you’ll know what I’m talking about, particularly MMO players where the game GUI resizes based on the monitor resolution and so tends to screw up if it changes while the game is up and the game didn’t request the resolution change. It turns … Continue reading

Heterogeneous Parallel Programming – Completed and Certified!

I just got my certificate through from Coursera for completing the Heterogeneous Parallel Programming by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Coursera and I’m very happy! It was a fun (and free) course that covered primarily CUDA programming but towards the end went on to OpenCL. Fun course to do and really helped me rethink parallel computing. The principles taught in the course can be applied quite easily to multithreaded programming.   This was one of the things that started me down the route of my libraries on GitHub – parallelisation, logging, etc. It’s a course I would recommend to anyone interested … Continue reading

Gluten Free Yorkshire Puddings that work

Recently I wanted to make toad-in-the-hole, however I live with someone who has a gluten intolerance so regular Yorkshire Pudding’s would be a a big mistake – even most sausages in the stores have wheat in them so there was a challenge there too. I found a relatively simple recipe that stated 100mg gluten free plain flour, 250ml milk, 2 eggs, salt and pepper which I tried and, well, it came out looking like this: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rice_pudding#/media/File:Baked_Rice_Pudding.jpg This is actually a picture of rice pudding but that’s basically what it looked like. Needless to say, it’s hardly worthy of being called … Continue reading

Noctua NH-D15 – yup, it really is “that good”

So I’ve just installed the Noctua NH-D15 and I must admit I’m instantly impressed by both its size and cooling performance. It’s a rather beasty sized thing as you can see here and when the size of the case is on it quite literally touches it so visually it’s the elephant in the room, but audibly? I did a quick stress test using the ASUS software that ships with my PC and you can see the results of it below – at full load on my 4790k running at 4.5GHz it hit 62c and never went over 1100 RPM – I … Continue reading

Won a @Heineken Valentine’s Dinner Reservation – ONLY a reservation

So I got a call around lunch today saying I won the prize at http://startreatment.co/star-access/ for a dinner reservation for Valentine’s today at a nice restaurant, I was a little taken back but very happy – it’s a free Valentine’s  day meal for me and my husband, great! As with most of these competition’s I wasn’t expecting to win but was extremely pleased to get the phone call. Then I got this email…. To quote the bit that took me by surprise: “Just a little reminder; this is just a reservation, it’s up to you to foot the bill. ” That’s right, I won … Continue reading

Standardising logging and parallelisation in multiple languages

Over the last few days I’ve been working on interfaces to use across multiple programming languages to standardise how some things are done. This stemmed from a requirement to allow processing to be dealt with in any language from any other language. People do this all the time, it’s nothing new, but they generally stick to “language A will have a requirement to get some data and we’ll get this data using language B across multiple servers/threads”. This results in an API contract between the two languages but not much else (you, in advance say I’ll request it in this way … Continue reading

50 Shades of (Lego®) Grey

I’m not sure what to think of this Lego® trailer for 50 Shades of Grey. I’ve found the whole 50 Shades Phenomenom to just fly by me and now even Lego® is in on it. I feel like this is missing some kind of humour that makes it Lego®. I’m all for Lego® to continue making parodies but this one I’m not sure about.