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Flattop Bruce
October 16, 2014, 10:09:46 AM by Flattop Bruce
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Season 2 “Shelby Cobra Cup” Season 2 Round 1 TONIGHT .
Glen73
September 21, 2014, 02:35:21 PM by Glen73
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 At the risk of sounding like a broken record, the biggest story in the GPU industry over the last year has been over what isn’t as opposed to what is. What isn’t happening is that after nearly 3 years of the leading edge manufacturing node for GPUs at TSMC being their 28nm process, it isn’t being replaced any time soon. As of this fall TSMC has 20nm up and running, but only for SoC-class devices such as Qualcomm Snapdragons and Apple’s A8. Consequently if you’re making something big and powerful like a GPU, all signs point to an unprecedented 4th year of 28nm being the leading node.

We start off with this tidbit because it’s important to understand the manufacturing situation in order to frame everything that follows. In years past TSMC would produce a new node every 2 years, and farther back yet there would even be half-nodes in between those 2 years. This meant that every 1-2 years GPU manufacturers could take advantage of Moore’s Law and pack in more hardware into a chip of the same size, rapidly increasing their performance. Given the embarrassingly parallel nature of graphics rendering, it’s this cadence in manufacturing improvements that has driven so much of the advancement of GPUs for so long.

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Flattop Bruce
September 18, 2014, 09:30:26 AM by Flattop Bruce
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Dearborn Steel Tubing celebrates Thunderbolt’s 50th anniversary by building another one

It’s been 50 years since Ford took the drag racing world by storm with its lightweight Thunderbolt, and to celebrate, Dearborn Steel Tubing, the original manufacturer of the Thunderbolt in 1964, has just produced a new Thunderbolt.

The year was 1963 and Dick Brannan was the head of Ford’s Drag Team. Brannan was charged with keeping Ford competitive on the strip, and new NHRA rules for 1964 – which allowed a 427-cu.in. engine with a minimum weight of 3,200 pounds – meant that he would need to seriously update Ford’s entries to stay competitive.

Ford was already running lightened Galaxies with their powerful 425-hp, 427-cu.in. V-8s. The problem with the Galaxies was not their power, but their weight. Ford was only able to get the big Galaxies down to around 3,425 pounds, which was not going to be enough to compete against the new lightweight competitors from Chevy and Mopar. The Blue Oval needed to shed some pounds.

- See more at: http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2014/09/17/dearborn-steel-tubing-celebrates-thunderbolts-50th-anniversary-by-building-another-one/?refer=news#sthash.fpaX68f9.dpuf

ohhh yeah! <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UD48OX1wu14" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UD48OX1wu14</a>
almost forgot to this!  :P
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