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Linux 4.14 LTS is officially no longer supported. Linux recommends switching to newer kernel versions
Jan 12, 2024
Linux 4.14 LTS is officially no longer supported. Linux recommends switching to newer kernel versions

On January 10, Greg Kroah-Hartman announced the discontinuation of the Linux 4.14 LTS kernel, suggesting all users switch to newer versions. The version was first released in late 2017, with the final patch 4.14.336 being released on January 10, 2024.

Joomla's efficiency on PHP 8.3 has reached 342 RPS, and that's almost a 30 percent improvement
Jan 12, 2024
Joomla's efficiency on PHP 8.3 has reached 342 RPS, and that's almost a 30 percent improvement

At the beginning of 2024, tests of popular frameworks like PHP and CMS were updated. The engines were selected for the test based on market share, popularity, current trends, number of sites, and a couple of other factors.

Micron has announced a new memory module standard - LPCAMM2. What's new?
Jan 10, 2024
Micron has announced a new memory module standard - LPCAMM2. What's new?

Micron Technology has introduced a line of the first memory modules in the LPCAMM2 form factor, which stands for “low-power compression attached memory module”. The advantages of the new line are the ability to use high-speed chips and compactness.

LPCAMM2 reportedly consumes up to 58% (up to 80% in waiting mode) less power than DDR5. This was realized through a power management and voltage regulation chip.

Embracing the Advancements of Wi-Fi 7 in our Networking and Security Series
Jan 10, 2024
Embracing the Advancements of Wi-Fi 7 in our Networking and Security Series

Wi-Fi appeared as a method of wireless connection in 1997, and since then the technology has greatly changed. Users want to get more reliable, and faster variants for Internet connection. One of the latest versions is Wi-Fi 7. This new version offers higher performance characteristics so that it will be an ideal option for public transport.

GitHub Certifications ($200 each) are now publicly available for improving developers' career prospects
Jan 9, 2024
GitHub Certifications ($200 each) are now publicly available for improving developers' career prospects

On January 8, 2024, the GitHub Certifications program became publicly available with an eye on improving the career prospects of developers, being formerly available only to GitHub employees and partners.

Samsung 990 Evo is the world's first hybrid PCIe 4.0 / PCIe 5.0 SSD
Jan 8, 2024
Samsung 990 Evo is the world's first hybrid PCIe 4.0 / PCIe 5.0 SSD

Samsung announced the release of a new NVMe 990 Evo featuring a unique configuration of PCIe lines and 500 MB/sec and 4200 MB/sec read and write speed.

SSD drive price will increase by 50% in 2024 - TrendForce
Jan 4, 2024
SSD drive price will increase by 50% in 2024 - TrendForce

TrendForce predicts that NAND flash memory will increase in price in 2024, leading to higher prices for SSD drives. This prediction is very realistic, considering that NAND unexpectedly increased in price in the second half of 2023, and the price continues to go upward.

New processors will become significantly more expensive with 2 nm TSMC wafers becoming 50% more expensive
Jan 3, 2024
New processors will become significantly more expensive with 2 nm TSMC wafers becoming 50% more expensive

According to IBS analysts, 2-nanometer TSMC wafers may reach the price of as much as $30 000 per unit, which is 50% more expensive, than 3nm wafers costing $20 000. Apple may be affected the most, being the first to have ordered the processors.

Merry Christmas from HostZealot!
Dec 24, 2023
Merry Christmas from HostZealot!

Let this cheerful holiday fill you with beautiful memories that will stay with you for a long time. A very Merry Xmas from HostZealot team!

Intel Core Ultra - new processors with a dedicated NPU unit for processing artificial intelligence tasks
Dec 15, 2023
Intel Core Ultra - new processors with a dedicated NPU unit for processing artificial intelligence tasks

At the AI Everywhere event Intel presented some information about Core Ultra mobile processors, of the Meteor Lake branch, featuring better energy efficiency and performance due to sharing tasks across different chipsets.