19 Jan

Should you be thinking of upgrading your Server?

windows_server_2012In less than 6 months time Microsoft will officially end support for Microsoft Server 2003. This includes Server 2003, 2003R2 and SBS2003, thats more than 22 million installations according to Microsoft’s figures for last year!

Businesses still running Server 2003 need to consider upgrading to Server 2012 as this deadline will not be extended. After July 2015 Microsoft will stop releasing patches to keep it secure and reliable, and any unpatched Server can put an entire network at risk.

If you’re in need of upgrading from Server 2003 a lot has changed, including over 300 new features and 4 new editions. Upgrading a Server is the most important upgrade to get right, minimising downtime and ensuring no data loss is critical.  So if you’re in any doubt about your Server or just need some advice, get in touch today.


05 Jan

Nvidia Tegra X1 – Superchip-in-a-car!

tegra-x1Nvidia has developed a new Tegra X1 chip which they say will help achieve truly self-driving cars!  The new chip which is designed to be used in cars (but will probably feature in mobile devices as well) has 256 graphics cores and 8 64-bit CPU cores.

Nvidia say the Tegra X1 has the processing power to process images based on what vehicles can see and analyse on-road situations.  Based on video and image input, the chip has been trained to recognise pedestrians, traffic lights and speed limit signs to which the car can respond.  Images and videos go to the Tegra X1 chip and based on contextual awareness, help the car make a decision on what to do next.

Let’s hope these chips don’t suffer the same defects that the Nvidia laptop GPU’s did a few years back.  The manufactures wouldn’t replace the doomed laptops then, but will they replace a crashed car in the future?