Many, Many, Little Pieces Means Big Performance

Are you seeing the trend for increasing performance? Computing Intel CPU multicore (currently, 8 cores) NVIDIA/AMD GPU multicore (currently, hundreds of cores) Storage Fusion-IO Drive multiple flash RAM modules (currently, hundreds of modules) Power Tesla Motors vehicle power pack made up of multiple batteries (currently, hundreds of batteries) Many little pieces working efficiently together with […]

NVidia Stock: Over 11x in 4 years!

On August 9, 2004, NVidia stock opened at $3.23 per share (split-adjusted). Today, even with a large, one-day price drop, NVidia stock opened at $36.85. That’s over 11.4 times in a little over 4 years! To put that in perspective, it has been a better stock than Google in the same time period. (Google is […]

NVIDIA’s Playbook

Just a year ago, NVIDIA and ATI were in the midst of a war for graphics processing unit (GPU) supremacy in the $18 Billion a year video game industry. Then, ATI was bought out by AMD. At the time, there was talk that the combined technologies from ATI’s GPUs and AMD’s CPUs would deal a […]


[Update 8/15/2007: Citrix is in the process of buying XenSource for $500m]. Virtualization is an amazing technology that has been with computing since its infancy. However, in recent years it has reached the mainstream on servers and desktops. Virtualization provides an abstraction of physical computing resources – such as cpu, network, and storage. Hence the […]