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The adoption and use of connected tech continues to surge around the globe

Simon Kemp writes in The Next Web. "The new Digital 2021 April Global Statshot Report - published in partnership between Hootsuite and We Are Social - reveals that more than 6 in 10 people on Earth now use the internet.

Internet users have grown by more than 330 million over the past year, reaching a total of more than 4.7 billion at the start of April 2021.

That's not the only big story in this quarter's report though; we also cover:..."


You can now run a full Kubernetes cluster with less than 600 Mb of RAM

"Canonical, the company behind popular Linux distro Ubuntu, recently released the latest version of MicroK8," reports Mayank Sharma in techradar.pro, "which enables the building of Kubernetes environments on the edge.

MicroK8s is Canonical's lightweight Kubernetes distro, which offers a quick and relatively simple way for people to spin Kubernetes clusters.

With the latest MicroK8s 1.21 release, Canonical has managed to further trim the memory footprint of the distro to enable users to deploy containers on resource-strapped edge devices, such as the Raspberry Pi..."


Deep Dive Into Intel's 'Ice Lake' Xeon SP Architecture
The Next Platform, April 19th, 2021
No question about it. Intel had to get a lot of moving pieces all meshing well to deliver the 'Ice Lake' Xeon SP server processors, which came out earlier this month and which have actually been shipping to a few dozen select customers since the end of 2020

Timothy Prickett Morgan writes in The Next Platform, "Getting the 10 nanometer manufacturing processes finally working was key, of course, because it is the change in transistor sizes that allows for the increase in the core count that drives per-socket throughput and also allows for clock speeds to be increased a bit. Don't count out microarchitecture improvements, which as we have noted in our initial story about the Ice Lake launch were quite substantial.

Intel has been at work on the 'Sunny Cove' cores used in the Ice Lake Xeon SP processors for quite some time, which really needed that process shrink to 10 nanometers to be implemented to keep the four dies down to reasonable - and therefore profitable - sizes..."

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