AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X: the first 64-core desktop CPU

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It is the first processor for desktop systems with 64 cores inside and represents the fastest currently available on the market. However, it requires applications that are able to take advantage of the high number of cores present to give the best. It is therefore not for everyone, starting from the price: 3,999 dollars!

 

The Ryzen Threadripper family of processors debuted on the market with the first versions in the summer of 2017, representing a radical novelty compared to what AMD previously offered. For the first time, in fact, the American company has been able to offer a product intended specifically for the field of HEDT systems, High-End Desktop, putting itself in direct contrast with the range of Intel solutions of the Core-X series.

 

In the comparison between the two families of Intel and AMD HEDT CPUs, some differences immediately became clear: AMD aimed to offer a higher number of cores, clearly evident with the transition to the number of 32 in the debut of the second generation Ryzen Threadripper CPUs , while Intel has benefited from higher clock rates and superior single-core efficiency. The particular architecture of the first two generations of Ryzen Threadripper processor, borrowed directly from the EPYC proposals for datacenters, also represented a limit with those applications highly dependent on the latency of access to system memory.

 

However, everything has changed with the debut of the third generation of Ryzen Threadripper processors, based on Zen 2 architecture and built with 7 nanometer production technology, which took place last November. AMD presented two models, equipped with 24 and 32 core architecture respectively, anticipating the debut of a third version capable of offering 64 internal cores.

The New year in the world

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The New Year is celebrated all over the world, or rather all over the world that has the Gregorian calendar, that is mainly the Christian one. For example, in some eastern countries such as China, New Year is celebrated on 25th January. The Jews instead celebrate the New Year generally in September.
The Islamic New Year is celebrated on the first day of the month of Muharram and can correspond to any period of the Gregorian year, because the lunar year used in the Islamic calendar is approximately 11 days shorter than the calendar year of the Gregorian calendar, so that an Islamic date “moves” back, compared to the Gregorian calendar, by about a month every three years.

However, the New Year on the Gregorian calendar is celebrated with fireworks all over the world, although fireworks are a delicate theme every year, because there are always accidents. Due to the time zone, the New Year begins earlier in some countries. The first to celebrate will be the inhabitants of Kiritimati instead the last will be those of the American Samoe Islands.

Using cell phones since the 2000s, I can compare the difference with the present day. At one time during midnight the lines were clogged and it was difficult even to send a simple text message. Today, however, the telephone lines hold up well because everyone constantly uses the internet.

Today is a public holiday, and most countries celebrate the motherhood of Mary, the mother of Jesus. Despite this, one of the things that surprised me is that England is one of the few countries where the football matches takes place in New Year. Infact, The Brighton-Chelsea match was played today.

Welcome December

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Illustration of Schulz [Peanuts]

How many of you will spend Christmas away from your family? Many of you will spend it with your relatives. Very few instead away from home. The saying says: “At Christmas with your (parents) and at Easter with the people you want”.

When December starts the countdown for Christmas and New Year’s event starts automatically.

The days are short and the sky darkens early. The cold forces us to wear sweaters and coats, and when we walk around the shops, the windows are gorgeous.

I have always wanted to spend a Christmas away from home, and therefore far from everything that characterizes the Christmas holidays: money, gifts, consumerism, food etc …

Christmas is increasingly synonymous with consumerism but I don’t know if it is synonymous with happiness. I admire those people who volunteer on Christmas and later, delivering gifts on the streets or assisting Needy Children.

1 November – All Saints Day: history of name-day

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On November 1st, as always, we celebrate the feast of all saints. This day, introduced by Pope Gregory IV, also allows us to celebrate the name day to those who have an adespota name, that is, they have a name that does not appear on the calendar with any Saint.

The name day, as well as the birthday, is celebrated in most countries. But today this tradition has been lost a bit and so often only the birthday is celebrated.

The custom of celebrating the name day derives from the fact that in ancient times, especially in the Middle Ages, when there was still no registry office, people only remembered the dates of the saints with whom they celebrated people.

Today the name day is celebrated mainly in the south and in Latin countries. In northern Italy and in other countries this custom has been lost.

SPORT: First win of the season for Ferrari in Belgium

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Finally Ferrari won. The Prancing Horse has returned to victory in Formula 1 thanks to Leclerc, the young Monegasque, who celebrates his first career victory in Spa, Belgium.

The red fast, which lasted from the 2018 US GP, ended up thanks to a driver who drove magnificently throughout the weekend and a Ferrari that was also perfect in planning the stops in the race. Today the Mercedes placed Lewis Hamilton and Bottas on the podium in front of Sebastian Vettel.

It is a victory that promises to attract many fans in seven days at Monza, but certainly sad considering the death of poor Anthoine Hubert in yesterday’s Formula 2 race.

Excellent fifth place for Alexander Albon who made his great debut with Red Bull.

We hope that this victory brings the formula one on a new road to see more show and more balance, without the overwhelming power of mercedes that has characterized the championships for many years.

CR7 si sblocca: arrivano i primi gol (doppietta)

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Il 16 Settembre 2018, con la partita a Torino nell’Allianz Arena, Cristiano Ronaldo si sblocca segnando una doppietta decisiva per la vittoria della Juve contro il Sassuolo: 2-1.

L’attesa era grande, considerando che il giocatore portoghese è probabilmente il giocatore più forte al mondo (o forse secondo solo a Messi, fate voi…) con una marea di gol nella Liga Spagnola.

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Intediamoci: il campionato Italiano è tutt’altra cosa rispetto a quello spagnolo,  il gioco è totalmente diverso constrigendo gli attaccanti ad una maggiore fatica nel segnare in rete, sopratutto perché le piccole squadre italiane giocano chiudendosi spesso in difesa e scoprendosi il meno possibile in attacco.

Certo è che CR7 non è solo un attenzione (o attrazione) italiana, perché ormai il calcio italiano viene seguito in tutto il mondo anche solo per un giocatore, per il proprio idolo, o spesso per il proprio calciatore che ci fa sognatore il fine settimana o infrasettimanalmente in Champions. Infatti marca.com il sito del quotidiano spagnolo riporta sul web ben tre articoli inerenti al fenomeno porteghese.

Già perché probabilmente tutto nacque da quella incredibile rovesciata segnata proprio contro la Juventus nell’andata dei quarti di finale di Champions League. Allora la realizzazione fu a dir poco marziana perché rimarrà negli annali del calcio come uno dei gol più belli di sempre. Oggi tutti i tifosi della Juve – ma anche i tifosi del Calcio e dello sport – sperano in qualche altra magia miracolosa al limite dell’umano che possa finalizzare sopratutto una vittoria della Champions League che rimane stregata ormai da troppo tempo con tutte le finali perse…

La Juve a inizio Luglio cominciava ad avviare le trattative per l’acquisto del Campionissimo che inizialmente risultavano inverosimili perché il Calcio italiano: da tempo non vedeva l’arrivo di un campione di questo calibro, sopratutto per i sempre più decadenti risultati in champions league, dove solo la Juve riesce ad avere un qualche risultato concreto (negli ultimi cinque anni con il ranking… ) dando così anche un contributo a livello nazionale e constrigendo la uefa a prendere le prime 4 squadre delle serie a e non 3… Ad ogni modo l’acquisto di CR7 risulta uno dei più costosi di sempre e si spera che l’investimento sia valso a qualcosa… se non altro i grandi VIP hanno il pregio di far guadagnare le squadre anche solo con il merchandising, tramite magliette, gadget e qualsiasi altra cosa che possa far riferimento alla squadra e al fuoriclasse.

Ci attende un campionato strepitoso…