In This Issue: Cisco 3750X Series 48 Port Switch | What is Google Tensor, and Why is Google Making its own Processor? | News to Start Your Day
Today, we owe a big “thank you” to Ruth Graves Wakefield for her creativity and curiosity to mix together cookie dough and chocolate chips in 1937. Because of Ruth, families hover around their ovens savoring the moment the timer dings so they can enjoy a delicious chocolate chip cookie. Happy National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, we hope you enjoy a delicious cookie and think of Ruth while you do!
The CK Daily – Fear and Uncertainty
Guess what? It’s Wednesday! Wohoo!
A few weeks ago on my road trip back home from Charlotte, NC my low tire pressure light came on. Once I noticed the light, I thought “no biggie, I’ll stop at a gas station and get air”. My husband and I stopped at the closest gas station, and he filled the tire. Easy Peasy. We hopped back on the interstate, and I could not help but look at my dash every 2 minutes to check to see if the pressure rose. Of course, 15 miles down the road and the tire pressure remained the same. **Insert a sense of fear and uncertainty** Here we are 3 hours away from home with a tire which doesn’t want to keep pressure.
After a few hours of uncertainty, I voiced my feelings to my husband who didn’t seem bothered by the faulty tire at all. After our conversation, I began to think of my ability to self-inflect fear in my mind instead of trusting God and my husband.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding”. This scripture reminds me to get out of my head and learn to put my faith in Him. Many times, I go through life thinking I can control all aspects of it, but in reality I am guided by the Lord and he will never let harm come my way.
I’ve told you this story as I am currently sitting in the tire shop getting a tire replacement. Turns out, there was a huge screw that was lodged in the tire causing a constant release of air. My family and I could have had a huge tire blow out on the interstate or gotten in accident, but instead God decided to “plug” the hole and allow us to get home safely in one piece.
I get it… it’s hard to trust when you feel like you are in control of your own destiny. Even though I may think I am in control of my life, I’m not. As you continue your week, I pray you find peace in knowing that all is well, and God is guiding you!
Have a great week CK friends!
Product Spotlights & Updates
We’ve made it to the middle of the week CK Family and today we’re taking a closer look at the Cisco 3750X Series 48 Port Switch.
This Cisco Catalyst 3750X series layer 3 switch comes with (48) 10/100/1000 PoE+ ports, a 435 Watt POE Budget, 64 MB of Flash, and 256 MB of RAM. This switch is stackable, has dual redundant fans, 4,000 VLAN ID’s, a network module slot, and a slot for an additional power supply.
In addition, Cisco 3750 X switches help maximize productivity by giving IT managers the tools needed to support enterprise applications and advanced traffic management. With an array of network modules and redundant power supply options available, these switches can be customized and scaled to support nearly any application!
What is Google Tensor, and Why is Google Making its Own Processor?
Today’s article is from How-To-Geek. You can find the full article here.
If you’ve shopped for a smartphone, you probably know the name “Qualcomm Snapdragon.” The vast majority of Android phones are powered by Qualcomm. But now Google has made its own processor and it’s called “Tensor.”
Google is joining the ranks of Apple—and Samsung, to a lesser extent—as a phone maker that also produces its own processor. Typically, companies such as OnePlus, LG, and even Samsung, manufacture phones that use processors from Qualcomm or Mediatek.
Apple has been making its own processors for iPhones since the very beginning. The company is even transitioning Mac computers to its own chips. This allows Apple to do things with iPhones that simply aren’t possible if they used other chips. It’s a very deep level of integration between hardware and software.
Google has historically been known for its software, but the Pixel phones and devices like the Google Nest Mini were the company’s first steps toward making its own physical devices. Now, it’s following in Apple’s steps and making an important component for those devices.
What Is Google Tensor?
In the most basic definition, Google Tensor is simply a “system-on-chip” (SoC) or what is commonly referred to as a “processor.” It’s the same thing as a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 or an Apple A14 Bionic. These are all chips that power their respective devices.
“Power” is a very simplified purpose of a processor. The Google Tensor chip also contributes to photo and video processing, voice-to-speech translation, and much more. Tensor will allow devices to run more machine learning and AI tasks without burning up.
If you’re interested in the nitty-gritty specifications of the Google Tensor chip, we don’t know all the details at the time of writing. The chip is alleged to be 8-core, five-nanometer, and ARM-based. According to 9to5Google, it was co-developed with Samsung.
Today’s News to Start Your Day:
- More countries are pushing to produce their own semiconductor chips, which are in short supply globally. Memory chips are crucial for making a wide range of products. They are in smartphones, gaming consoles like PlayStation 5s, household appliances like fridges and washing machines, alarm clocks, and even cars. Some reports say the chip shortage may last until 2023.
- The CDC issued a new federal eviction moratorium on Tuesday. The eviction ban will be targeted at areas of the country experiencing high levels of coronavirus infections and will last for 60 days until Oct. 3. The protection could cover around 90% of renters.
- New York City will require proof of vaccination to dine inside restaurants, go to gyms, and participate in other public indoor activities.
- Microsoft Teams is working on rolling out a live transcription of every meeting held in Teams. Teams users will have a full transcript as well as a full recording of all of their meetings so they won’t miss anything.
- Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos is no longer the richest man in the world. His net worth tumbled $13.9 billion in one day when Amazon’s stock price fell 7% last week after the company reported second-quarter growth that was below forecasts.