Meet what Dell is referring to as the “beast”-the Precision M6500 dual core, the latest member of its mobile workstation family. Aimed at users of high-end, graphics-rich applications, including 3-D design and MCAD, the Precision M6500 will be offered with the option of Intel’s just announced next-generation Core i7 and i5 dual core processors for heavy-duty computing horsepower.
Pitching the system as one that packs the power of a desktop workstation in a portable package, the latest configuration of the M6500 can be equipped with the Intel Core i7-920XM Quad Core Extreme edition processor linked with fast 1066MHz, 1333MHz or 1600MHz memory. The system, which supports both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows 7, along with older versions, as well as Red Hat Linux 5.3 64-bit, is being touted as the first to offer the option of three internal storage drives. It will also be available with NVIDIA’s Quadro FX 3800M and Quadro FX 2800M professional graphics processing units (GPUs) to further boost graphics performance for demanding applications.
Are they robots or androids? We're not exactly sure. Each talking, gesturing Geminoid looks exactly like a real individual, starting with their creator, professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University in Japan.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.