Last Week in Technology News – 10 – 16 July 2017

| July 17, 2017

In this issue: AMD announced processors Ryzen Threadripper; Vertu is on the verge of bankruptcy; Cryptocurrency main courses fell sharply; Mining Ready certification is designed for power supply manufacturers

AMD announced processors Ryzen Threadripper

Last week was the announcement of AMD Ryzen Threadripper high-performance processors. While AMD introduced two models: 16 nuclear Ryzen Threadripper 1950X and 12-nuclear Ryzen Threadripper 1920. Senior processor 32 can simultaneously process data stream is 32 MB cache in the third level, quad DDR4 RAM controller 64 and line PCI Express 3.0. At $ 999 it will compete with 10-core Intel Core i9-7900X processor.

Vertu is on the verge of bankruptcy

It is possible that the days of the manufacturer of luxury mobile phones, your Vertu Company, numbered. The new owner of the brand Turkish businessman Murat Hakan Uzan was unable to deal with the current debt of companies that make up the already $ 165 million. Thus, even in the Vertu coming days may be declared bankrupt, and the factory in the UK, where the company’s products are manufactured, will be closed.

Cryptocurrency Bitcoin rates fell sharply

A sharp rise in rates of major cryptocurrency this summer has increased the number of miners seeking to get rich-quick scheme. However, the value of Bitcoins and other cryptocurrency is constantly changing, and this week we have witnessed a sharp depreciation. So, for this BTC currently is $ 2129, while more recently the course was about $ 3,000. Ether (Ethereum), more recently, costing $ 400, fell below $ 200.

Mining Ready certification is designed for power supply manufacturers

Farms for production cryptocurrency require powerful power supplies, and some manufacturers have already released special versions of their products especially for miners. Company Cybenetics, a developer of standards and ETA LAMBDA, offers another special certification program BP – Mining Ready. For example, to obtain a certificate of the power supply must be more powerful than 700 watts, have a quality fan and protections against short-circuit, overload and over-temperature, and comply with even ten criteria. I wonder whether this will support the certification program for manufacturers of power supplies?

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