Show of 8-9-2003

  • Selecting ?Your Laptop
    • Dimensions and Weight (4 to 10 pounds)
    • Display (12 to 16 inch size, 15 optimal, Resolution)
    • Optical Drives (CD-ROM, CD-RW and CD-DVD ROM combo, CD-DVD RW)
    • Hardrives (30 to 80GB, 4,200 to 5,400 RPM)
    • Memory (256 Min, 512 Optimal, 1024 Max)
    • Main Processor (CPU)
    • Graphics Processor
      • Dedicated Video Memory (8 to 32MB common for mobile)
      • Shared Memory for Desktops
      • Gamers should look for at least 4X AGP
    • Communications Features (56K modem, Ethernet, Wireless)
    • Ports (USB 2.0, Firewire, Multimedia)
    • Battery (Lithium Ion, 2 hours minimum life, 4 hours optimal, Greater than 5 nirvana)
  • Building the Mobile Chip from the Ground Up (Two Approaches)
    • Transmeta Crusoe
      • Very Long Instruction Word (VLIW) instruction set
      • Code Morphing Software Interface to match x86 commands to VLIW
      • Architecture permits a significant reduction in transistors and power
      • First new chip architecture in years
      • Slower than Pentium M?.but uses less power
    • Intel Pentium M (code name Banias)
      • Developed by Isreali design team that worked on the failed Timna project
      • Modified Architecture
        • Pipeline shorter than P4 longer than P3
        • Micro operations fusion for better pipeline utilization and higher IPC
        • Better Branch Prediction than P3
        • Better stack management
        • Large 1MB L2 cache with low power access method
      • Higher Instructions per Clock Cycle (IPC) 1.3 GHz P-M equal to 2 GHz P4
      • Impressive performance?achieves both low power usage and high processing speed
    • Ultra portables and portables with long battery life use either Crusoe or Pentium M
  • Intel?s Dilemma Making the Slower Clockspeed Pentium M Attractive
    • Centrino, a product suite, is the marketing angle
      • Low Power Processor
        • Pentium M (1.3 to 1.6 GHz)
      • Low power chipset 855 for the motherboard
        • 855PM is a discrete memory controller hub
        • 855GM Chipset included integrated graphics
      • Integrated Wireless (the weakest of the centrino suite)
    • Clock speed is not discussed?..mobile power computing with wireless networks and long battery life are.
    • That renegade Intel Israeli design team has done a good job?.
  • Quick Overview of Laptop Market
  • What is in your Dell anyway?
    • Acer reveals that it is a major supplier of Dell parts
    • Dell does not make it own parts
    • It assembles them
    • A superb supply chain management system
  • Who Profits from Spam Anyway?
    • Juan Garavaglia, (aka Zuper Zonda) sends out 30 to 40 million spams/day
      • In one case he collects mortgage information
      • Sold to Ameriquest, Quicken Loans, LoanWeb, Ivy Mortgate
      • They bought the leads from a lead generator
      • Leads are resold before they reach the final customer
      • Yourleadsource.com in Colorado is one middle man (affiliate)
    • Another spam use is traffic driving
      • Affiliates paid for each click through
      • Span used to generate click throughs
      • Target site does not spam
    • ISP Make Money Too
      • Recent bankruptcy of spammer, Ron Scelson, showed Bell South (56K) and Cable & Wireless (4K)
      • Three years ago, AT&T and PSINet were both caught with spammer deals where they sell bandwidth well above normal rates (so called Pink Contracts)
    • Even organ enlargement spam is profitable
      • Amazing Internet Products from New Hampshire
      • Recently customer list was stolen and publisher
      • Braden Bournival 19 year old owns company
      • His is also VP of the New Hampshire Chess Association
      • Sister stuffs the envelops
      • Grosses?500K/month from one affiliate (Goringly.biz)
  • Stratford ?Trends? Seminar Series
    • Trends in Information Systems (July 23, 2003) ? Richard Shurtz
    • Trends in Open Systems (August 26, 2003) ? Billy Ball
    • Another current topic will be presented each month
    • Make reservation at seminar@stratford.edu
  • Wireless Speakers
  • Stratford News
    • Dates to Remember
      • Next Start This Week, Then September 8th, 2003
      • Next Seminar August 26th, 2003
    • Program News
      • New Digital Design and Animation Program
      • Networking and Security Undergraduate Programs
      • Includes Linux and Wireless
      • Enterprise Business Management
      • Telecommunications