Items tagged with Seattle

Today, at ARM TechCon, AMD is kicking off the conference by launching its new embedded ARM platform (codenamed Hierofalcon) and its associated ARM Cortex-A57 chip, codenamed Seattle. This new solution is debuting inside the first ARM-based network function virtualization platform, and is meant as a proof-of-concept demonstration that shows AMD can build enterprise networking hardware around an ARM platform and that the chip can handle data migration from an x86 platform. Network Function Virtualization? What's That? To understand the play AMD is making here, it helps to delve just a little into... Read more...
AMD's Andrew Feldman announced today that the company is preparing to sample its new eight-core ARM SoC (codename: Seattle). Feldman gave a keynote presentation at the fifth annual Open Compute Summit. The Open Compute Project (OCP) is Facebook's effort to decentralize and unpack the datacenter, breaking the replication of resources and low volume, high-margin parts that have traditionally been Intel's bread-and-butter. We've known for months that AMD was working on its own ARM server core, but announcing imminent sampling means that the company is confident of shipping the part in fairly short... Read more...
Our apologies in advance for telling you about something that you can waste your entire day on, but this is, frankly, just really cool. Microsoft created a huge 20-gigapixel image of Seattle around which you can scroll and zoom around, but the company also enlisted the help of the Seattle art community to set up dozens of art installations around the city that you can hunt for “Where’s Waldo” style. The Microsoft team used a Canon DSLR with a 400mm lens and a Gigapan robotic tripod head to shoot 2,368 22MP images that they then stitched together using the free Image Composite... Read more...
As recently as mid-December, it looked as though Seattle was going to be the next city to land gigabit Internet service; Seattle, Gigabit Squared, and the University of Washington even announced the 12 areas that were slated to first get service. According to a report from the Puget Sound Business Journal, though, the deal has fallen through. Worse, it’s possible that politics helped kill it. Gigabit Squared and now former Seattle mayor Mike McGinn were together on the effort, but now that a new head honcho is in the big seat, things have changed. New mayor Ed Murray said, though, that Gigabit... Read more...
Whether or not Google launched its Google Fiber Internet service as a legitimate business venture or as a massive trolling measure to shake up the broadband market (as some believe), its effect has been evident in how ISPs are competing. Leveraging a partnership with the city of Seattle and its fiber optic network, Gigabit Squared (or “GB2”, for short) is rolling out “ultra high speed fiber” gigabit Internet service to several Seattle neighborhoods in 2014. The cost will be $80 per month, and with that subscription GB2 will waive the $350 construction fee. That’s $10... Read more...
If you live in Seattle and you’re a heavy bandwidth user, here’s some good news: you may be getting a fiber connection right to your house in the near-ish future. Seattle and the University of Washington have teamed up with Gigabit Squared to test a public fiber network that will bring high-speed Internet to homes and businesses in several test neighborhoods. This is part of Seattle’s Seafi initiative. Image credit: Gigabit Seattle The plan is to also bring Gigabit broadband to multi-family housing. So far, 12 neighborhoods have been selected, including some areas at... Read more...
Paul Allen is about to richer with a single transaction, if you can imagine that’s even possible; the Microsoft co-founder and Seattle Seahawks owner’s investment group, Vulcan Inc., owns a huge swath of office space--1.8 million square feet--in Seattle’s South Lake Union area, and Amazon is looking to buy it. Amazon is reportedly paying $644 per square foot, which is the costliest ever in Seattle for an office building over 100,000 square feet. The final price tag is $1.16 billion, which Reuters reports is the “the United States' biggest single-asset commercial real estate... Read more...
Seattle has been a boomtown a half-a-dozen times over the years. Looks like it is again. The entrepreneurs of the digital age seemed to have settled on the Seattle area as the next big thing - the overcast version of Silicon Valley.   “The Seattle start-up ecosystem is vibrant, and growing rapidly,” said Oren Etzioni, an artificial-intelligence expert at the University of Washington and a serial technology entrepreneur.The University of Washington, in fact, is one of the big draws. It is fostering the entrepreneurial climate here the way Stanford University does in Silicon Valley. Another... Read more...
This could also be known as ID theft due to software misconfiguration.  This ID thief was using LimeWire to steal sensitive information from users' computers.  But the only way this could happen is if the user misconfigured the software to include directories with sensitive info in them. The scheme undertaken by 35-year-old Gregory Kopiloff worked something like this, according to the U.S. Department of Justice: He'd use identity information gleaned from those documents to open credit accounts over the Internet, buy goods over the Internet, ship them to various mailboxes in the Puget Sound... Read more...
All the talk lately has been focused around Computex. Today, Virtual Hideout gives you the scoop on the AMD Tech Tour 2006 that took place in Seattle. Companies such as Nvidia, ATI, Creative, Microsoft, and of course AMD were all displaying their latest goodies. Take a look at the photos and write up of this event here. AMD and Microsoft put some heart and soul in to this event with the mind set of showing us new applications and new ideas. It was a great event really. You get to mingle with some great minds and really nice people. When your... Read more...