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I was just introduced to a company that has developed an affordable, clean, efficient way to separate out the isotopes of elements, including silicon and uranium. It was the potential for an isotopically pure form of silicon for use in both regular silicon chips and quantum computers that made my eyes open wide.

I’m constantly amazed by all the things I don’ … Read More → "Can Isotopically Pure Silicon Chips Switch 1,000X Faster?"

Seagate’s 30Tbyte Exos Hard Drive Writes Large

Thirty Terabytes. These two words don’t ordinarily go together to describe the capacity of a hard drive, but Seagate has just introduced a 3½-inch hard drive family – called the Exos Mozaic 3+ – with a maximum capacity of 30 Tbytes. These drives store more than 3 Tbytes per platter. Contrast this 30Tbyte drive with my first hard drive, a Seagate ST-225, which I bought in 1985 for a home-built IBM PC … Read More → "Seagate’s 30Tbyte Exos Hard Drive Writes Large"

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Posted on Feb 22 at 6:39am by Max Maxfield
Don't scare me :-) Also, I think you meant
Posted on Feb 20 at 11:13am by Ansi_Kenabi17
And "text-to-article" is what, maybe a couple weeks or months away ? 🙄 AI engines are cropping up like mushrooms after the rain. I've just seen groq do this: [Groq Labs: Project Know-It-All](hhtps://
Posted on Feb 19 at 1:15pm by Steven Leibson
Hi Misha. I agree. There's a lot more history there. Some of it's buried pretty deep, and someone will probably write it, someday. Meanwhile, check out Robert Bielby's oral history at the Computer History Museum. There's lots of Altera history in there. Some Xilinx history too.
Posted on Feb 19 at 10:51am by mrburich
Hi Steve, this is a great story about Altera from the founding days to 1992. However, there is so much more to document about Altera from 1993 to 2014, when Intel closed the acquisition of Altera. So many great people, great innovations in programmable logic architecture and design software, many new generations of ...
Posted on Feb 19 at 7:42am by Max Maxfield
>> How does one or two extra neutrons in the core affect electron cloud relatively far away in any way ? (a) It's all to do with "quantum" and (b) I don't have a clue >> Also, if it does, then it should have some chemical consequences. Which means there should be some ...
Posted on Feb 18 at 10:55am by Ansi_Kenabi17
1. Let's revisit that in a year. AI advances at startling, more than exponential rate. 2. Its eyeball bandwidth is far bigger than yours. 3. It actually does its inference homework, admittedly still to a limited degree, but that is far above just regurgitating presented and available data. 4. Yes, no one served it ...
Posted on Feb 18 at 7:22am by Steven Leibson
Thanks for the reassurance, vaporland. I'm glad you liked the article and that you noticed and appreciated the historical context. I just asked ChatGPT to explain the Seagate Mozaic 3+ platform. Here's the answer, which highlights an LLM's inability to go beyond the material it's trained on: "As of my last ...
Posted on Feb 17 at 10:13am by vaporland
great article, especially the historical context since ChatGPT needs human input to generate its output, your job should be safe for quite a while longer
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Posted on Feb 16 at 6:28am by Ansi_Kenabi17
You won't be for long. OpenAI and ChatGPT can do these sorts of articles on that level today.
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