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Links for Tuesday, November 9, 2010

  • ReactionGrid: Hello 3D World – “ReactionGrid Inc. hosts and develops virtual worlds, and provides products that enable you to express your 3D ideas and share them with your colleagues, peers, and community. We deliver our systems virtualized on a platform we call Harmony. You can find a case study by Microsoft here illustrating our green efforts by reducing the number of physical servers we host.
  • FG Pizza and Italian – “Offering professional equipment for pizza, bread, and wood-fired ovens.
  • – “A fire is built inside the oven (now you may say: ‘I know that, but what’s next?’ – just kidding). The fire burns, giving off the heat which the heavy oven walls absorb. When the dome chamber inside is heated to flat white-hot, the fire is allowed to die down or kept burning only very gently for longer. The embers can be swept out of the oven or left somewhere aside in the oven
  • Brighten Your Life With Our Candy Colors – “A world without colors would be a sad world indeed. And, candy without color would be just too terrible to imagine! That’s why at, we guarantee our candy is simply exploding with colors. From cherry reds and vibrant oranges to emerald greens and beyond, we have the candy colors you are looking for to jazz you your day and put a smile on your face. Even our black and white candies shine like onyx and pearls.
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day: NGC 4452: An Extremely Thin Galaxy – “hy is there a line segment on the sky? In one of the more precise alignments known in the universe, what is pictured above is actually a disk galaxy being seen almost perfectly edge on. The image from the Hubble Space Telescope is a spectacular visual reminder of just how thin disk galaxies can be. NGC 4452, a galaxy in the nearby Virgo Cluster of Galaxies, is so thin that it is actually difficult to determine what type of disk galaxy it is.
  • Hot Hardware: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580: A New Flagship Emerges – “Like the GF100, the GF110 is comprised of roughly 3 billion transistors and is manufactured using TSMC’s 40nm process node. The GPU features 512 CUDA cores, 16 geometry units, 4 raster units, 64 texture units, 48 ROPs, and a 384-bit GDDR5 memory interface. Remember though, only 480 cores are exposed on the GeForce GTX 480–on the GF110 powering the GTX 580, all 512 CUDA cores are enabled. The reference GPU clock is 772MHz, up from 700MHz on the GTX 480. The shader clock on the 580 is also increased to 1544MHz (1401 on GTX 480) and the memory clock is similarly increased from 924MHz on the GTX 480 to 1001MHz on the GTX 580.” – Want!