Tech Update : All about Haswell - microarchitecture- the 22nm process

Haswell is the codename for a processor microarchitecture developed by
Intel as the successor to the Ivy Bridge architecture. It uses the 22
nm process. Intel officially announced CPUs with this
microarchitecture on June 4, 2013 at Computex Taipei 2013. With
Haswell, Intel introduced a low-power processor designed for
convertible or 'hybrid' Ultrabooks, having the Y suffix. Intel
demonstrated a working Haswell chip at the 2011 Intel Developer Forum.


Tech Buzz: Apple upgrades iMac family with Intel Haswell chips; starts from Rs. 99,900

Apple has announced the launch of the updated iMac all-in-one desktops with fourth generation Intel quad-core (Haswell) processors, new graphics, next-generation Wi-Fi and faster PCIe flash storage options.
The iMac comes standard with 8GB of memory and a 1TB hard drive, and customers can choose to configure their iMac with up to 32GB of memory and up to a 3TB hard drive. iMac also comes with two Thunderbolt and four USB 3.0 ports for connecting to external storage and other high performance peripherals.
Technical Specifications (Base model, Rs. 99,000)
  • 21.5-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 1920-by-1080 resolution
  • 2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz) with 6MB L3 cache
  • 8GB (two 4GB) of 1600MHz DDR3 memory
  • 1TB (5400-rpm) hard drive
  • Intel Iris Pro graphics
  • FaceTime HD camera
  • Stereo speakers
  • Dual microphones
  • Headphone port
  • SDXC card slot
  • Four USB 3 ports
  • Two Thunderbolt ports
  • Mini DisplayPort output with support for DVI, VGA, and dual-link DVI (adapters sold separately)
  • 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)
  • Apple Wireless Keyboard/ Magic Mouse/ Magic Trackpad
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking
  • Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
  • OS X Mountain Lion
  • Height: 17.7 inches (45.0 cm)
  • Width: 20.8 inches (52.8 cm)
  • Stand depth: 6.9 inches (17.5 cm)
  • Weight: 12.5 pounds (5.68 kg)

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Study News: Students of central institutes can join PhD in IITs without GATE

Students with CGPA above 7.0 and graduating from centrally funded technical institutes (CFTIs) will be eligible to enrol in PhD programmes in Indian Institutes of Technologies without GATE score.

This and a number of measures have been approved by the IIT Council in its 47th meeting on Monday to encourage students to enrol in PhD programmes in IITs. The meeting chaired by HRD minister M M Pallam Raju also deliberated on the issue of positioning of IITs globally. The council decided to focus on augmenting research.

The IIT Council also approved the decision of the JAB (Advanced) to continue with the examination pattern introduced in 2012. The meeting was attended by chairmen and directors of 16 IITs besides other members of the Council.