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GPU Computing

Posted on January 20th, 2011 by Victoria Pal in Tech

GPU Computing is “the new thing” that is gaining popularity amongst all areas of computing. Graphic cards are now increasing the power of modern data centers, bringing super computer performance to workstations and even aiding tasks on regular desktop computers.

This is important. We fit greater performance in the same physical, while cutting back on utility bills space, thus increasing the efficiency of our hardware. An Australian super computer is now considered the greenest one in the country, only because of its efficiency - 555.5MFlops/Watt. Increasing efficiency in one way to lower the carbon footprint and it looks like it works for them.

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WordPress – Outgrowing Its Shoes

Posted on January 12th, 2011 by Victoria Pal in Tech

Wordpress

WordPress only used to be a blog platform. It is evolving past that and is becoming the CMS of choice for a lot of small business projects and personal sites. Once installed, it will rarely cause your site to go down because of unexpected software related errors.

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5 Things To Do When You Don't Have Skype

Posted on December 23rd, 2010 by Victoria Pal in Tech

Skype is down

If you are anything like me and today is your last workday before the Holidays, two things are probably occupying your mind now:

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Skype Is Down, Millions Disconnected

Posted on December 22nd, 2010 by Victoria Pal in Tech

Skype is down

Just when we thought that this Holiday Season is going smoothly, Skype proved us wrong. The service is down and many users are feeling the disconnect. BusinessWeek reports that at 12:21 EST the service appeared to be coming back up again, but millions of users are still experiencing difficulties. Skype have already acknowledged the issue in a tweet: “Some of you may have problems signing in to Skype – we’re investigating, and we’re sorry for the disruption to your conversations.”

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2010 Holiday Retail Performance and Uptime Report

Posted on November 23rd, 2010 by Victoria Pal in WebSitePulse News

Holiday giftsWith the holidays rapidly approaching, retailers are anxiously trying to think up of new ways to get the people to open up their wallets. And this situation is not surprising - the success of the entire year will be determined to a large extent on profits generated in the next two months. Although shoppers still remain a bit reluctant to loosen the stings of their wallets, market analysts and retailers alike are much more optimistic about the results than they were last year.

A recent report by Jefferey Grau, one of eMarketer's leading analysts, predicts a 14.3% rise in online sales over the same period last year. This growth is expected to boost season sales to $38.5 billion, up from $33.7 billion last year. Grau predicts that “This holiday season consumers will open their wallets more than they have the past two years, even though they will remain extremely price-focused. Online consumers have become savvy at finding coupons, comparing prices, locating cheaper product alternatives, and exchanging shopping tactics and information about bargains with peers through social media."  The key to the hearts of the customers will be held by the retailers that manage to offer rich product information, easy return policies and friendly customer service representatives.

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