• May 12, 2021 /  Computer Technology, Hardware

    After a long awaited, Google finally released the latest Android operating system version 4.3, which still carries the code name Jelly Bean, Wednesday (07/24/2013). Android 4.3 comes with several new features.

    As quoted from The Verge, Google adds multi-user settings in Android 4.3. It is useful to restrict the use and application of a profile feature.

    Director of Product Management at Android, Hugo Barra explained, parents can set their children can not open content not suitable for children.

    Additionally, Google adds Bluetooth Smart claimed could save battery consumption. Android 4.3 also supports OpenGL ES 3.0 that improves the quality of the graphics for gaming, including 3D.

    Starting today, Android 4.3 can be downloaded over-the-air by the users of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, LG Nexus 4, Nexus 7 Asus tablet is also the first generation and Samsung Nexus 10.

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  • May 8, 2021 /  Computer Technology, Hardware

    After a long awaited Google today announced a new version of the Android operating system 4.3, although still using the code name Jelly Bean. Not only that, I was told the new features embedded in the latest android.
    Reported by The Verge, the Android 4.3 is Google adds multi-user settings. It is useful to restrict the use and application of a profile feature.
    Meanwhile, Product Management Director of Android, Hugo Barra explained the new features useful to give a sense of security to parents in order to arrange for their children can not open content is not suitable for a child.
    Not only that, Google also added Smart Blurtooth that claimed to save battery usage. Android 4.3 also supports Open GL ES 3.0, which is able to increase the quality of the graphics for gaming, including 3D.
    Starting today, Android 4.3 can be downloaded over-the-air by the users of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, LG Nexus 4, Nexus 7 Asus tablet is also the first generation and Samsung Nexus 10.

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  • May 7, 2021 /  Computer Technology, Programming

    The OpenMP 4.0 API Specification is released with Significant New Standard Features

    The OpenMP 4.0 API supports the programming of accelerators, SIMD programming, and better optimization using thread affinity

    The OpenMP Consortium has released OpenMP API 4.0, a major upgrade of the OpenMP API standard language specifications. Besides several major enhancements, this release provides a new mechanism to describe regions of code where data and/or computation should be moved to another computing device.

    Bronis R. de Supinski, Chair of the OpenMP Language Committee, stated that “OpenMP 4.0 API is a major advance that adds two new forms of parallelism in the form of device constructs and SIMD constructs. It also includes several significant extensions for the loop-based and task-based forms of parallelism already supported in the OpenMP 3.1 API.

    The 4.0 specification is now available on the 

    Standard for parallel programming extends its reach

    With this release, the OpenMP API specifications, the de-facto standard for parallel programming on shared memory systems, continues to extend its reach beyond pure HPC to include DSPs, real time systems, and accelerators. The OpenMP API aims to provide high-level parallel language support for a wide range of applications, from automotive and aeronautics to biotech, automation, robotics and financial analysis.

    New features in the OpenMP 4.0 API include:

    · Support for accelerators. The OpenMP 4.0 API specification effort included significant participation by all the major vendors in order to support a wide variety of compute devices. OpenMP API provides mechanisms to describe regions of code where data and/or computation should be moved to another computing device. Several prototypes for the accelerator proposal have already been implemented.

    · SIMD constructs to vectorize both serial as well as parallelized loops. With the advent of SIMD units in all major processor chips, portable support for accessing them is essential. OpenMP 4.0 API provides mechanisms to describe when multiple iterations of the loop can be executed concurrently using SIMD instructions and to describe how to create versions of functions that can be invoked across SIMD lanes.

    · Error handling. OpenMP 4.0 API defines error handling capabilities to improve the resiliency and stability of OpenMP applications in the presence of system-level, runtime-level, and user-defined errors. Features to abort parallel OpenMP execution cleanly have been defined, based on conditional cancellation and user-defined cancellation points.

    · Thread affinity. OpenMP 4.0 API provides mechanisms to define where to execute OpenMP threads. Platform-specific data and algorithm-specific properties are separated, offering a deterministic behavior and simplicity in use. The advantages for the user are better locality, less false sharing and more memory bandwidth.

    · Tasking extensions. OpenMP 4.0 API provides several extensions to its task-based parallelism support. Tasks can be grouped to support deep task synchronization and task groups can be aborted to reflect completion of cooperative tasking activities such as search. Task-to-task synchronization is now supported through the specification of task dependency.

    · Support for Fortran 2003. The Fortran 2003 standard adds many modern computer language features. Having these features in the specification allows users to parallelize Fortran 2003 compliant programs. This includes interoperability of Fortran and C, which is one of the most popular features in Fortran 2003.

    · User-defined reductions. Previously, OpenMP API only supported reductions with base language operators and intrinsic procedures. With OpenMP 4.0 API, user-defined reductions are now also supported.

    · Sequentially consistent atomics. A clause has been added to allow a programmer to enforce sequential consistency when a specific storage location is accessed atomically.

    This represents collaborative work by many of the brightest in industry, research, and academia, building on the consensus of 26 members. We strive to deliver high-level parallelism that is portable across 3 widely-implemented common General Purpose languages, productive for HPC and consumers, and delivers highly competitive performance. I want to congratulate all the members for coming together to create such a momentous advancement in parallel programming, under such tight constraints and industry challenges.
    With this release, the OpenMP API will move immediately forward to the next release to bring even more usable parallelism to everyone.
     – Michael Wong, CEO OpenMP ARB.

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  • May 7, 2021 /  Computer Technology, Hardware

    JAKARTA – Toshiba continues to flood the market with the latest line of notebooks. Unmitigated, the Japanese manufacturer is introducing six champion as well as to the Indonesian market.
    Toshiba seems to deliberately give broad options to consumers on the need for a portable PC. Six new hero is introduced, among others, Z10t Portege, Qosmio X70, S40 Satellite, Satellite P50, Satellite C40, and Satellite L40.
    “Purity, Metal, Functional Elegance, Intuition, and Technology. Those are some basic designs that we apply to our newest line of laptops,” said Gregory Beh, Product Specialist, PC Product Marketing, Computer Systems Division, Toshiba Singapore, in Introducing New Toshiba Notebook PC’s Line Up, in Jakarta, Thursday (07/04/2013).
    He added that the six portable PC is Toshiba’s line up of products that are available in the market this month. “This year we are still concentrating on notebooks,” said Beh.

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  • May 6, 2021 /  Computer Technology, Software

    Supply chain management software maker E2open Inc (EOPN.O) expects its revenue to hit $100 million for the first time next fiscal year, after replacing its dependence on BlackBerry Ltd (BB.TO) and PC makers with a host of new customers.

    Chief Executive Mark Woodward said he expected E2open, which went public a year ago, to boost its sales in the 12 months to February 2015 after adding up to 20 new enterprise customers in the current fiscal year.

    “We do $80 million (in revenue) this year and we grow 30 percent next year. That should get us there,” Woodward said in an interview, referring to the $100-million revenue target.

    E2open, which makes cloud-based software designed to assist companies in managing their supply chains, has more than doubled its annual revenue in the five years since Woodward took charge. Revenue in the fiscal year to February 28, 2013, was $75 million.

    The company’s shares have risen about 35 percent since they began trading on the Nasdaq on July 26 last year.

    Three of the six analysts covering E2open have a “strong buy” rating on the stock. The other three rate it “buy”, according to Thomson Reuters data. The company has a market capitalization of $460 million.

    With a customer base that includes Coca-Cola Co (KO.N), Unilever Plc (ULVR.L), IBM (IBM.N) and Cisco Systems Inc (CSCO.O), E2open has been diversifying to cut its dependence on any one large customer.

    Last year, that customer was Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry (BBRY.O).

    Woodward said he expected BlackBerry’s contribution to E2open’s revenue to fall to less than 3 percent in the current fiscal year from nearly 15 percent last year.

    BlackBerry, which pioneered on-the-go email with its handsets and messaging systems, has slipped into tough times as it struggles to keep pace with nimbler rivals.

    Woodward said BlackBerry’s quarterly shipments of about 7 million units were between a quarter and a third of the volume contracted when it became a customer of E2open four years ago.

    “Their usage of our systems, just because they are selling less handsets, has come down dramatically,” said Woodward.

    E2open has, on average, signed up 17 enterprise customers in each of the last two years. In total, it has 76 enterprise customers – those which buy E2open’s software as well as pay for access to its network of suppliers and trading partners.

    Computer maker Dell Inc (DELL) brought in 22.5 percent of E2open’s revenue in fiscal 2011. Now, it accounts for less than 5 percent – even though its contribution in dollar terms has risen, Woodward said.

    “The original deal that we signed with Dell was for $3.2 million for three years,” he said. “The last bill we signed with Dell was for $3.2 million per year.”

    British mobile telephone company Vodafone Group Plc (VOD.L) (VOD.O) is the largest customer for Foster City, California-based E2open, having contributed 12.1 percent of the company’s revenue last fiscal year.

    Another customer, Seagate Technology LLC (STX.O), held a 9 percent stake in E2open as of December last year.

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  • CALIFORNIA – July is almost over and Google has removed more than 100 million web pages containing links content copyright infringement. The removal of the copyright holder hope these links can keep consumers from pirated content sites.

    Reported by Softpedia, Friday (27/07/2013), according to TorrentFreak reports, the number of links that have been removed by Google starting this year more than in 2012. Meanwhile, Google decided to be transparent about all removal requests pirated content in search results.

    Since January this year, Google has been asked to remove more than 105.3 million web pages that allegedly contain pirated content. A number of sites that claimed to contain pirated contents has also been reported.

    Search engine files, FilesTube, is the most hunted with more than 5.8 million links, and Rapidgator.net Torrentz.eu followed, with each more than 2 million links.

    Meanwhile, The Pirate Bay, which had become the hunted, now is not in the list of top 20. This is because the torrent sites are changing domains and only has two million links.

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  • Google and Fraunhofer IIS deliver the first movies with a true 5.1 channel surround sound experience from Google Play. The immersive sound quality consumers have come to expect from TV, Blu-ray disc or DVD is now available with movies streamed or downloaded from Google Play directly to their Android devices running 4.1 or later. Google chose HE-AAC Multichannel as Android’s only surround sound codec due to its open-standard nature and excellent bit-rate efficiency.

    When connected to a surround sound system and TV with an HDMI cable, Android users will be able to play high quality audio and video from their smartphones and tablets in surround. On the go, Android devices will play movies in great stereo quality and selected Nexus products will also include the Fraunhofer Cingo virtual surround rendering technology, which will play movies in realistic surround sound on earphones or tablet stereo speakers.

    Android’s HE-AAC Multichannel implementation includes full support for loudness and downmix metadata commonly known from the broadcast TV world, as well as other features that allow the sound to be tailored for an optimum user experience in any listening mode and environment.

    “Google Play movies in 5.1 HE-AAC Multichannel sound are the first realization of our vision of bringing true theatrical surround sound to mobile devices,” said Robert Bleidt, Division General Manager at Fraunhofer USA Digital Media Technologies. “The Google and Fraunhofer partnership creates a tremendous value for consumers by offering one format that delivers a high quality experience both in-home and while mobile. Consumers may experience surround sound over headphones while on their way home from work, and finish the movie in true, exciting surround in their living room,” he added.

    HE-AAC Multichannel is part of the Fraunhofer FDK AAC codec library for Android since version 4.1 and a required feature of all Android-compatible devices. This software makes open-source Fraunhofer implementations of the MPEG audio codecs AAC, HE-AAC, HE-AACv2, and AAC-ELD available to the Android community.

    HE-AAC is today’s most efficient high-quality surround and stereo audio codec deployed in over 5 billion devices and used in TV, radio, and streaming services worldwide. The codec is natively integrated into most operating systems, streaming platforms and consumer electronics devices. In addition to its unique coding efficiency, HE-AAC has the dynamic ability to change audio bit-rates seamlessly in order to adapt to changing network conditions as consumers stream content to a variety of devices. It can be used with any adaptive streaming technology including MPEG-DASH, Apple HLS, Adobe HDS and Microsoft Smooth Streaming.

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  • May 5, 2021 /  Computer Technology, Hardware

    Now with FM2

    If you remember, the elder brother of ECS-M3 PCplus A55F2 test this time PCplus ever fit in issue 412. Old brother-M3 ECS A55F2 it is ECS A55F-M3 alias minus the number 2 on the naming. At that time, ECS A55F-M3 comes with support for AMD socket FM1 APU with. Now, ECS A55F2-M3 comes with support for the latest generation AMD APU, Trinity, who took FM2 socket.

    u6-435-ecsSelain will support newer AMD APU, ECS-M3 A55F2 also added to the display for digital output. ECS A55F-M3 only offer analog outputs in the form of D-Sub 15pin. Digital outputs are added to this is the HDMI.

    In terms of main memory slots and expansion slots, micro ATX motherboard is still giving two slots and three slots. Expansion slot is paired ECS PCIExpress 2.0 x16, PCI-Express 2.0 x1, and PCI. Unfortunately, the use of dual slot graphics card, like his brother, will close the slot PCI-Express 2.0 x1 and could complicate the use of a SATA port.

    What about the additional facilities? ECS-M3 A55F2 rely more on the facilities offered by the AMD A55 chipset it uses. Therefore, there is no SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.0. Similarly, eSATA and FireWire. Both of these interfaces are not added to the ECS.

    For you who like tinkering with computers, this motherboard does provide a number of options for you to adjust the BIOS setup, but there are a number of common options for tweaking is not offered by ECS. There is also no indicator POST process and switch / easy to clear CMOS button on the rear panel. The good, easy way to clear CMOS utilizing the Page Up key on the keyboard still included.

    For business solid capacitors, ECS-M3 A55F2 use. Unfortunately, the use of only on the assessed critical. For others, ECS still wearing electrolytic capacitor. Just a reminder, solid capacitors generally considered to have the durability and quality that is better than electrolytic capacitor that is more affordable.

    Given that the cost should you spend to redeem, various limitations this is a natural thing. ECS motherboard consign it for you who need a FM2 motherboard affordable and do not need the completeness of all kinds. Good again, ECS still provides a number of distinctive features such as the EZ Charger can recharge your mobile device battery quickly.

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  • May 5, 2021 /  Computer Technology, Hardware

    Are you ready to welcome the era of jumbo-sized tablet PC? After Asus Transformer comes with AIO, now turn to HP HP Envy Rove is ready to market, its latest tablet PC that can also act as an AIO PC that was introduced in May 2013 ago.
    HP Envy HP Envy Rove rove 1: 20 inch Tablet PC With Intel Haswell tablet pc news pc desktop computer
    HP Envy Rove: Tablet PC 20 inch with Intel Haswell
    Rove HP Envy 20-inch size is quite large compared to most of the tablet PC on the market today. If you think to ask her mobility, you should be thinking twice about doing it. Because, in addition to having the extra large screen is also fairly heavy weight is about 5.4 kg. Similar to the average weight of a multimedia laptop.

    Touch screen IPS panel which has been put on comes with a resolution of 1600 × 900 pixels. To conjure into an AIO-PC, the back of the HP Envy Rove has been equipped with a set of legs as well as the wireless keyboard and mouse that comes in the sales package.
    Running the Windows 8 operating system, HP Envy Rove performance processors rely fourth-generation Intel Core i3 (Intel Haswell) with 4GB of RAM support. And considering the HP Envy Rove can converted into an AIO PC, the capacity of storage space also comes with hybrid models that combine performance with 8GB SSD and HDD are very roomy 1TB capacity. This combination will be used to speed up Windows boot process.
    To connect with other devices available a variety of connectivity options such as WiFi, Bluetooth, Ethernet port, SD memory card slot, USB port 2.0,3 USB 3.0 ports and has received support Intel WiDi (Wireless Display) which can be useful to share the screen.
    HP Envy Rove has now come to the American market with a price of around U.S. $ 980. And while there has been no word on whether this jumbo tablet PC will be available in Indonesia.

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  • May 5, 2021 /  Computer Technology, Software

    Rocket Software, Inc. (www.rocketsoftware.com) today announced the general availability of Rocket z/SQL for IBM System z customers who are ready to turn their valuable petabytes of non-relational data into actionable intelligence. Rocket z/SQL is a new product that allows mainframe data to better integrate with enterprise business intelligence and analytics initiatives while reducing cost and complexity.

    “We recognize that data is a huge challenge, and a huge opportunity, for our customers,” says Sam Elias, Rocket Vice President and General Manager. “Our customers see real value in accessing their data in place with standard off the shelf tools that speak SQL. Rocket z/SQL makes non-relational data as simple to access as an Excel spreadsheet.”

    “We are rapidly heading towards a world of analytics everywhere,” said Dan Sommer principal research analyst at Gartner. “Gartner predicts that analytics will reach 50 percent of potential users by 2014. By 2020, that figure will be 75 percent, and we will be in a world where systems of record, systems of differentiation and systems of innovation are enabling IT, business and individuals to analyze data in a much denser fashion than before.”

    Rocket z/SQL gives organizations industry-standard access to non-relational mainframe data without moving data off the mainframe. Traditional approaches require complex techniques, steps, and processes that move, copy, and transfer mainframe data before information can be used by applications and decision makers. With Rocket z/SQL, data is accessible in place through any SQL tool. Rocket z/SQL utilizes patent-pending integration architecture to perform all data transformations and joins in place – on the mainframe – with significantly reduced processing costs.

    About Rocket Software

    Rocket Software (www.rocketsoftware.com) is a global software development firm that builds enterprise products and delivers enterprise solutions in the following segments: Business Intelligence and Analytics; Storage, Networks, and Compliance; Application Development, Integration, and Modernization; and Database Servers and Tools

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