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Contraction due to past formats: Philips is getting out of the consumer electronics market; the lack of consumer interest in Bluray is cited as one of the reasons why.

Just when they were selling interesting headphones again. Get your Citiscape Downtown headphones while you can, I guess.

 

But Philips TV brand still exists for example. It just belongs to a Chinese company now. The same plants keep producing Philips TVs.


Edited by mutabor - 1/29/13 at 12:49pm
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Brb, having ears surgically removed so I can implant dog ears


Dog ears.....this is Head-Fi soldier, around these parts we get bat ear implants not dog ears. If that wasn't enough once people hit summit-fi they have their kids genetically spliced with bat DNA. Your hearing isn't considered audiophile grade hearing until you can hear the vibrations of the singers nose hairs.

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4 "TARA" FLOPS GPU? Lol What's so special bout that? They're about to drop 10 TFLOPS GPUs next year.


"Next year" is always faster than this year.  Moore's law predicts a doubling of performance (technically transistor count) every 18 months.

 

4 teraflops is special right now.  10 teraflops will be special next year.  20 teraflops will be special the year after that.

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Somewhere in Russia

 


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Somewhere in Russia

 

I'm pretty sure that FPSRussia was driving that wink.gif even though he ain't russian. Well it looks like the tank had no time for Stalin and had to be Russian rolleyes.gif

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But Philips TV brand still exists for example. It just belongs to a Chinese company now. The same plants keep producing Philips TVs.

 

I don't really know anything beyond the article I linked to, but I suspect the following is relevant:

 

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Philips... has sold the audio, video, multimedia and accessories activities to the Japanese consumer electronics company [Funai Electric] for the almost token sum of €150 million ($201.8 million) in cash and a brand-license fee.

 

Some Philips-branded consumer items are still in the States now, too -- eg, the headphones I mentioned. I doubt that Philips has been involved in the manufacture of commodity or consumer equipment for a number of years (whether TVs or headphones), but what this news means is that Philips will not be involved any part of the consumer electronics business, not even as a marketing representative. Their name will be licensed just like Hello Kitty is licensed to be sold on teeshirts.

 

I don't know whether the TV company you mention is an OEM for Philips or actually licensing their name. It wouldn't surprise me either way, but it's the first I've heard of it.

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Dog ears.....this is Head-Fi soldier, around these parts we get bat ear implants not dog ears. If that wasn't enough once people hit summit-fi they have their kids genetically spliced with bat DNA. Your hearing isn't considered audiophile grade hearing until you can hear the vibrations of the singers nose hairs.

DigitalFreak, we've had discussion in private about my unborn children taking offense to your graphic descriptions, please do keep them in mind the next time you feel the need to resort to such scandalous language 

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"Next year" is always faster than this year.  Moore's law predicts a doubling of performance (technically transistor count) every 18 months.

 

4 teraflops is special right now.  10 teraflops will be special next year.  20 teraflops will be special the year after that.

I was mostly irked by the outrageous "NASA supercomputer" marketspeak in his link which makes it sound like some kind of esoteric, custom designed chipset. 4 TFLOPs performance is consumer level dual GPU SLI tech. 

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DigitalFreak, we've had discussion in private about my unborn children taking offense to your graphic descriptions, please do keep them in mind the next time you feel the need to resort to such scandalous language 

 

My apologies, I'm such an uncouth Philistine. biggrin.gif


It finally happened....I've become a dreaded YouTuber. Someone tie me down and slap me around until I regain some common sense.

 


Edited by DigitalFreak - 1/29/13 at 6:32pm
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The whole "This is the equivalent of having a 1000 Core CPU" marketing gimmick is silly. GPGPU's have only been around for years...

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The whole "This is the equivalent of having a 1000 Core CPU" marketing gimmick is silly. GPGPU's have only been around for years...

1000 core cpu? I don't know of one :)  GPGPU? great powerful graphics processing unit?

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1000 core cpu? I don't know of one :)  GPGPU? great powerful graphics processing unit?

 

It's basically a video card that's been repurposed to work as a secondary processor

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It's basically a video card that's been repurposed to work as a secondary processor

oh, kk. Mmmmm so like a tesla?

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1000 core cpu? I don't know of one smily_headphones1.gif  GPGPU? great powerful graphics processing unit?
General processing. It's what the next generation of games consoles are going to rely upon due to the use of whats essentially mobile tablet chips to keep TDP down
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oh, kk. Mmmmm so like a tesla?

 

Yup!

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oh, kk. Mmmmm so like a tesla?

Well, um, no.   Actually, um, yes - it seems as the processing unit in tesla cards is also called tesla! redface.gif

 

A Tesla is a graphics card that's been made for the technology that is called GPGPU. GPGPU means that the programmer, instead of starting new CPU threads, starts the same threads but within the GPU instead. DirectX in Windows is a way of doing GPGPU, or more precisely, DX can be used for it. Simply put.

 

Think of it like like you have a batch of calculations to make, because you've just made a program for calculating the length of all IEM cables. Now, this is something that is calculated normally with the CPU, but with GPGPU however, you could assign these calculations to the GPU instead.

 

The whole TFLOPS talk is extremely silly in more than a dozen ways though. I bet they haven't been changing the source code for Windows, because if they had, they were breaking rules and should await the dreaded wrath of the allmighty Microsoft. So basically what's left are the applications that could use GPGPU, and then we're talking about OSS. Having that said, there is no real reason why they should go to such overkill for a simple media server for audio-files (pun again).

 

4 TFLOPS is less than ONE GTX 690. Since it's a dual configuration, we're basically talking about a couple of GTX 660 in SLI.

 

4 TFLOPS is not the reason that this server is costing so much money.

 

Scammers are the reason that it's costing so much money.

 

Edit: after re-reading this post, it once again becomes apparent that I shouldn't try to explain anything at 6 am in the morning. I hope you understood at least something.


Edited by Coq de Combat - 1/29/13 at 9:54pm
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