LHC's $21 Million Single Joint Failure is the Most Expensive Soldering…

The Large Hadron Collider » 11/17/08 2:20pm 11/17/08 2:20pm, the world's most complicated machine that was felled by a single faulty solder joint , won't be back until summer 2009 now, at the earliest—a few months later than . And at what cost? $21 million in repairs. A drop in the bucket when the full $10 billion budget is considered, yes, but let's…

Ancient AMD Athlon 64 Beats Intel Atom While Using Less Power

A few years ago, AMD was the king of performance per watt with its K8 architecture, while Intel kept pushing the Pentium 4 faster and hotter, until it basically had to chunk its NetBurst architecture » 8/18/08 6:20pm 8/18/08 6:20pm. So this is something of a nostalgia trip for AMD fanboys: In , a 1GHz Athlon 64 2000+ using the years-old K8…