Intel’s Sandy Bridge Graphics Architecture, from realworldtech.com. It is the most thorough analysis of the Sandy Bridges, especially on its memory model. Despite the Sandy Bridges is the first to allow GPU to share the last level cache with CPU, it does not support OpenCL at the moment. It would be interesting to see how Intel will map the OpenCL memory space onto the last level cache.
A Review of Optical NDT Technologies, in Sensors Aug. 2011. Note: NDT is the acronym for non-destructive testing.
Design of a Low-Cost, Precision Belt-Drive Machine for High-Throughput Nanomanufacturing, to appear in Precision Engineering. It has an error analysis and rate analysis for implementing Dip Pen Nanolithography (DPN).
Do Instruction Sets Matter ?, by Jim Turley. The argument is still valid if the discussion is extended further, e.g. Do Processor Cores Matter?
The Tower of Babel, a funny article about the industrial standards in control.
Smartphones shipments, Sky is the limit…, from semiwiki.com.
It’s the Leadership, Stupid, from HBR.
Innovative Companies Demand Innovative Leaders, from HBR. It has a funny anecdote about Steve Job visiting Xerox PARC in the 1980s. I have read the anecdote multiple times in the past, but not with comments as hash as this time.
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