Those Segways are very dangerous you know. We were having a quiet fag opposite the Moscone when an elderly gentleman accelerated too fast, hit the fence in front of us, toppled off and hit his head on the floor, only to have the Segway topple on top of him.
Then there's Kicking Pat Gelsinger who has morphed into Punching Pat. Punch comes from the Hindi for five, panch but he beat me up at least three times yesterday.
Then there was his round table. I was quietly sitting in the corner of the room when Pat called out, "Mike why don't you come sit next to me?" before the Q&A started. I took the occasion to ask him the nature of the friction between him and Moira Gunn when he first started at Intel. Yesterday, said Ms Gunn told thousands of people that Pat was very green when he first started at Intel.
Pat and Mike - pic courtesy of Mario N
Pat explained that basically the difference between him and Ms Gunn is that she was into mainframes while was a PC person. Perhaps more interestingly, he said that AMD had forked by introducing SSE5. Intel has no intention whatever to support SSE5, he said.
We also heard yesterday from Intel people about how they were going to put graphics transistors on the same die as the CPU. Intel first told me in 1990 at Augsburg, Germany, that it would have graphics transistors on the same die as a CPU, in 1990.
We had a strange note from an engineer when we got back to our hotel. It said: "Please pull your knob straight out of the wall to turn on water," signed Randy. µ
Uses 20 percent less power than traditional systems
It's becoming more prevalent in car research and development
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