Archive for April 21st, 2009

Military Strike Fighter F-35 Materials Hacked

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

As posted by Rosalie Marshall in her today’s article, secret F-35 military plane design materials have been stolen presumably by Chinese hackers (?):

The hackers copied data relating to the aircraft system design by exploiting network vulnerabilities in computer infrastructure belonging to contractors helping to build the new planes.

They gave no more detail on network vulnerabilities revealed by intruders except for the fact that only online computers could be attacked and so more important information (stored on offline machines) remained intact. 

Tesla supercomputer

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Can you imagine 10,080 processing cores? And how about 40 TFlops? Thanks to NVIDIA Tesla — this is 42 C1060 cards only.

And btw, don’t miss NVidia Promotion: 50% off MSRP on Tesla C1060.

ATI Radeon HD 4770 expected next month

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

The 40nm-wonder ATI Radeon HD 4770 is expected in May at price $99, according to engaget. It seems it’s going to outperform Nvidia 9800GT in terms of speed and price.  As for speed, VR-Zone claims that HD 4770 is not a step behind HD 4850, do you believe it? Look at the benchmarks based on computer games.   

 

Password cracking with Apple Mac Pro

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Nvidia has announced that it will now offer Nvidia Quadro FX 4800 for Apple Mac Pro systems. Good idea! More on CNET.

Intel Gulftown

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

New member of Core i7 family: six cores, hyper-threading, and some new instructions — including ones for AES encryption. Unfortunately, useless for our password-cracking purposes: most password-checking routines are based on SHA-1. But anyway, an ability to run 12 threads at a time will definitely increase the performance. We’ll see (in Q1’2010). More info at Tom’s Hardware.