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 Sunday, 8-November-2009  19:38:46 (GMT +10) - by Agg

The USA's National Security Agency is apparently building a mammoth datacentre to house its ever-growing automated surveillance data - up to one yottabyte of it. There are a thousand gigabytes in a terabyte, a thousand terabytes in a petabyte, a thousand petabytes in an exabyte, a thousand exabytes in a zettabyte, and a thousand zettabytes in a yottabyte. In other words, a yottabyte is 1,000,000,000,000,000GB. More info here.

NVIDIA is taking aim at Intel, via the medium of editorial cartoons. Nvidia representatives and the cartoonist himself confirmed that Nvidia hosts the site, which is also linked to on its corporate blog. So far, the IntelsInsides.com site has only poked fun at Intel, although Bob Sherbin, Nvidia's head of corporate communications, said that other targets could be forthcoming. The site is here.

Internode are trialling IPv6 for ADSL customers for the first time in Australia, thanks Cam. Today's announcement marks the first time an Australian broadband provider has offered IPv6 services running in native mode on its national ADSL network: This means that IPv6 can work directly with any Internode ADSL service, offering concurrent IPv6 and IPv4 PPP access with any router or computer that supports it.

PCPerspective checked out AMD VISION. AMD hosted a group of technology reviewers November 3 at their LoneStar campus in Austin, Texas, to brief them on their next generation of notebooks featuring their new VISION technology.

Frostytech meanwhile look inside heatpipes. It's impossible to tell what type of wick a heatpipe uses in your favourite heatsink just by looking at it from the outside. The heatpipe would need to be cut open to find out the answer to that question, and doing so obviously destroy the thermal solution in the process. Instead we offer a rare look at behind the scenes technology which greatly influences thermal performance of modern CPU heatsinks - the heatpipe wick structure.

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