Monday, May 21, 2007

Intel should be ashamed of itself

OLPC project founder has some basic education for Intel the monopolist. The OLPC laptop is more advanced than any Intel Core 2 powered machine.

AMD's K10 will blow away any Intel quad core, says Randy Allen.

24 Comments:

Blogger enumae said...

Sharikou

It is nice to see you use copy and paste...

...Allen said Barcelona "will be the highest-performing x86 chip out there. It will blow away Clovertown."

6:05 PM, May 21, 2007  
Blogger He said...

If it will blow away Clovey, why not bench against one at the event?

6:44 PM, May 21, 2007  
Blogger lex said...

OLPC whiner, this guy just like Hector another cry baby. He should be happy that someone is bringing real computing to the masses versus his stupid little political song and dance.

Too bad there ain't a single Barcebalogna benchmark out there. Wonder why? Got to be a controled setup using special engineering samples tweeked to avoid all the bugs on the current stepping. There is a reason Barcebalogna hasn't been seen in the wild and it ain't have anything to do with showing Hector's cards. Soon everyone will see the silly emperor has no clothes...

7:09 PM, May 21, 2007  
Blogger Randy Allen said...

Who cares about this guy? Laptops are the last thing children in the third world need. Isn't ending poverty a bit more important than laptops?

His laptop is a pile of crap anyway. 1GB storage space? My Pentium 133 from 1995 had that much storage space! A 433mhz processor is pathetic. 256mb ram? Pathetic. This thing is less advanced than my ancient Dell Latitude C610.

Even if Barcelona is faster than Clovertown, we know Intel has Penryn waiting to destroy AMD once and for all.

AMD BK Q2'08.

7:18 PM, May 21, 2007  
Blogger Ho Ho said...

But soon after AMD's Barcelona arrives, Intel will launch its Penryn processors, which are expected to be a significant improvement once again over the current generation. Allen said he couldn't project Barcelona's performance against Penryn, since Intel hasn't published any benchmark results based on the forthcoming chip.
Intel did announce several performance results for Penryn chips at its Intel Developer Forum in Beijing last month, but those were preliminary results that have not been published by a benchmarking organization, an Intel representative said.



So AMD can't compare against Penryn because Intel hasn't given any information to benchmarking organizations. Fair enough but where are the results AMD has given to those organizations?

10:28 PM, May 21, 2007  
Blogger Evil_Merlin said...

typical Ph(ake)d Shriadouche.

Cutting and pasting ONLY what he thinks is valid information.

I love how this phony left out the rest of the information in the article..

Good going Master Fanboi! Your legions of lemmings are proud!

10:38 PM, May 21, 2007  
Blogger Roborat, Ph. D. said...

third world malnourished child said: "Wow thanks for the laptop, this is great you see. I haven't eaten for days, at least now i can read about the obesity epidemic in the west and feel so lucky".

10:43 PM, May 21, 2007  
Blogger Ho Ho said...

Why does OLPC project think that competition is bad? In the end it is the customers that win. Just look at where Intel brought the prices after releasing much better product at relatively low prices.

Also the fact that AMD wasn't certain about if it could beat Penryn makes me think that the suggested performance lead over Clovertown is not that great.

2:43 AM, May 22, 2007  
Blogger Only AMD said...

Lot of sweat working up over nothing. Wait & see!!!! Go AMD.....

7:46 AM, May 22, 2007  
Blogger Only AMD said...

Another Intel blunder...

http://blogs.zdnet.com/storage/?p=136&tag=nl.e539

8:02 AM, May 22, 2007  
Blogger PENIX said...

Ho Ho said...
Why does OLPC project think that competition is bad? In the end it is the customers that win. Just look at where Intel brought the prices after releasing much better product at relatively low prices.


OLPC is a non-profit organization doing this to help educate the world and uplift entire communities. Intel is using their slash and burn tactics, selling their product at a significant loss, to destroy this company just because it uses AMD processors. This is not healthy competition, this is anti-competitive monopolistic tactics. This is completely disgusting. Intel has hit a new low.

8:49 AM, May 22, 2007  
Blogger core2dude said...


His laptop is a pile of crap anyway. 1GB storage space? My Pentium 133 from 1995 had that much storage space! A 433mhz processor is pathetic. 256mb ram? Pathetic. This thing is less advanced than my ancient Dell Latitude C610.

Actually these are the specs of my cell-phone!

8:52 AM, May 22, 2007  
Blogger core2dude said...


The demo measured the performance of the chips on an imaging benchmark called POV-Ray, and as you might expect, the quad-core chip finished its task quicker than the dual-core chip.


POV Ray??? Adding 4 cores on WMT FSB will increase the performance by a factor of 4. Ray tracing is embarassingly parallel will almost non-existing coherency conflict. Each CPU needs only read-only access to the physical model. Computations are insanely SSE-able.

9:02 AM, May 22, 2007  
Blogger Randy Allen said...

PCWorld listed "The 100 best products of 2007". As one could expect, Core 2 Duo and the Geforce 8800 were on the list. No AMD or ATI products though. No one wants that garbage.

10:04 AM, May 22, 2007  
Blogger Kevin said...

Anyone wanna guess how much money OLPC would make if they met their target sales figures? If you think the only motivation behind the idea is enlightenment, I have a bridge to sell you. Intel would be foolish to leave that market segment alone.

10:10 AM, May 22, 2007  
Blogger Evil_Merlin said...

Intel comes in 2nd place for Product of the Year on PC World's top 100.

Core2Duo.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,131935-page,13/article.html

AMD nowhere to be found on the list...

10:46 AM, May 22, 2007  
Blogger PENIX said...

Kevin said...
Anyone wanna guess how much money OLPC would make if they met their target sales figures?


At $8 profit on a 10 million unit sales goal, $80 million. Subtract their $30 million development costs, $50 million profit. But as this is a non-profit company, the owners of this company will not be seeing any of the profits based on the success of the company. The $50 million will go right back in to cover future development and costs of reaching their lifetime goal of helping 1 billion children.

By 2010 they aim to have enough volume to reduce the price from $140 to $50. This is not a greedy company planning for huge profits. This is company dedicated to helping the children of the world. This is a company that Intel is trying to destroy.

10:51 AM, May 22, 2007  
Blogger PENIX said...

Randy Allen said...
PCWorld listed "The 100 best products of 2007". As one could expect, Core 2 Duo and the Geforce 8800 were on the list. No AMD or ATI products though.


PCWorld publishes their best of 2007 less than half way through 2007? Not only is this absurd, but PCWorld is clearly in Intel's pocket.

11:15 AM, May 22, 2007  
Blogger Kevin said...

Penix, OLPC's production goals are 10 million units per month at a cost of $100 each in two years.

12:58 PM, May 22, 2007  
Blogger Evil_Merlin said...

Sure it's Intel's pocket.

My god fanboi, you need to take some type of drugs or something to get the paranoia outta your head. They DO make drugs for that now I think. If not, maybe just step away from the computer.

Funny thing is, if it was an AMD processor on the top of the list (like it was a mere two years ago) you would have been cheering it as a great victory.

1:02 PM, May 22, 2007  
Blogger Bubba said...

OLPC is a non-profit organization doing this to help educate the world and uplift entire communities.

Really? Or is Negroponte crying because Intel is eating into his multi million dollar paycheck?

If he was a true philanthropist, he would be overjoyed that somebody with much greater resources than him has joined the cause.

1:27 PM, May 22, 2007  
Blogger Evil_Merlin said...

If he was a true philanthropist, he would be overjoyed that somebody with much greater resources than him has joined the cause.

Indeed. Intel has MUCH deeper pockets and MUCH more resources than AMD could dream of. But of course AMD has to whine about something. The losers always seem to.

1:30 PM, May 22, 2007  
Blogger doorknob_dan said...

The OLPC laptop is more advanced than any Intel Core 2 powered machine.

If, by "advanced", you mean cranking a wheel to generate power to run the thing?

So tell us, dear Sharikou, how does providing competition make Intel shameful?

If the governments of the respective countries purchasing these systems gets them cheaper, they have more money left over for food, roads, and infrastructure.

Even though I have been involved personally with the OLPC, I think whoever can save nations money is the better of the two companies.

And to the dummy(s) who thinks kids having laptops and being able to learn a little bit about technology is a bad thing, you obviously haven't thought this through.

1) Education is invaluable, no matter what form it takes.

2) The idea of possession, ownership, and responsibility for something like a laptop is invaluable. This is something people don't learn very well without actually posessing something.


Also, if you think the countries involved are taking away from buying food, think about how one more productive person in the country will generate more revenue or less expenditures for the government and how in the long run it's a far better thing.

1:44 PM, May 22, 2007  
Blogger Randy Allen said...

Not only is this absurd, but PCWorld is clearly in Intel's pocket.

Along with TomsHardware, Anandtech, HardOCP and Hexus among other sites, right?

Yet Sharikou has linked to these sites in the past when he finds the slightest scrap of pro-AMD material.

6:21 PM, May 22, 2007  

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