Let’s Get Our Groove On With External Graphic Power


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In the video right after the break, a guy demonstrated that he could use external graphic card to run games on MacBook Air with frame rate per second hovered around 90 frames per second.  The trick is that he used Thunderbolt and his external graphic card rig.  My imagination is now feeling tickled!  Does this mean if we try and things are right we might be able to hook up a humongous box with — only — few dozens of external graphic cards within so we can do just about anything graphic intensive?  Such a graphic card box will run hot of course, but with proper cooling everything will be alright.  Furthermore, when you can externally partition graphic power from CPU power, it means you can have the graphic power be stationary everywhere, and all you need is your mobile devices to be on the go.  I wonder, if the Internet connection can be just as fast as Thunderbolt, will graphic power go streaming in real time across the Internet tubes?  Anyhow, the YouTube video is right after the break.  Enjoy it!!!

Afterthought:  Wouldn’t it be awesome if virtual computers (virtualization of computing power) could tap into the full potential of the external graphic power?  In this sort of case, the virtualization of computing does not need to mimic the video graphic card hardware, but just tap into the graphic power directly.  This will unleash cheap computing furthermore.  You can basically run a bunch of different operating systems on one machine through the virtualization of computing with true graphic power.  I think this will be super super cool!!!

How To Check Temperatures For CPUs And NVidia Graphic Card On Linux Mint 14

Within the video right after the break, I briefly talk about how to check the temperatures of CPUs and NVidia graphic card on Linux Mint 14.  Enjoy!!!

Apple Releases Video Update To Address Black Screen Of Death And More

Apple releases a new update to fix video problem for mid 2010 MacBook Pro models.  According to CNET, the new update specifically addresses OpenCL framework.  OpenCL framework helps switching between main processors and graphic card’s processors to speed up various computing tasks.  Graphic cards nowadays are come with powerful graphics processors, and OpenCL knows how to take advantage of graphics processors so the CPU won’t have to overwork.

So, if I’m correct, mid 2010 MacBook Pro models are using OpenCL framework which has a bug that throws Black Screen of Death whenever the switch between CPU and graphic processor occurs.  This new update is addressing this very problem, and so users of mid 2010 MacBook Pro models should not have BSOD problem any longer.  According to CNET, this new update also includes new graphic drivers for all of Apple’s supported GPUs.  This is why it’s also important for users who use different models than the mid 2010 MacBook Pro to install this new update.

Personally, my mid 2010 MacBook Pro seems to work better and run way cooler now since I had installed this new update!  It’s a relief to know it’s software and not hardware problem.  Now, I can begin to trust Apple more.  It was not a good feeling for me to have wait more than two months or so for this update to come out and address the BSOD problem for my mid 2010 MacBook Pro machine, but at long last Apple releases the update which affirms my belief that Apple does care!  Let just hope this time the fix will be for real, because I won’t know for sure until my machine runs for couple weeks more.

To install the new update, you can click the Apple’s logo which locates on the topmost left corner of the screen, highlight Software Update and click on it to begin the installation process of the new update.  You will be asked to enter an administrator account’s password.  If you are using the administrator account to install the update, your Mac machine probably won’t ask you for your administrator account password.  When finishing the installation of the update, your Mac machine will ask you to restart it.  Just restart the machine to make sure the update is correctly applied.  Good luck!

Source:  http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13727_7-20124925-263/apple-issues-update-to-address-macbook-pro-black-screen-bug/