Worlds Fastest Super Computer

IBM, Nvidia Build “World’s Fastest Supercomputer” for US Government
The DOE’s new Summit system features a unique architecture that combines HPC and AI computing capabilities.
IBM and DOE Launch World’s Fastest SuperComputer
Frederic Lardinois@fredericl / Jun 8, 2018 IBM and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) today unveiled Summit, the department’s newest supercomputer. IBM claims that Summit is currently the world’s “most powerful and smartest scientific supercomputer” with a peak performance of a whopping 200,000 trillion calculations per second. That performance should put it comfortably at the top of the Top 500 supercomputer ranking when the new list is published later this month. That would also mark the first time since 2012 that a U.S.-based supercomputer holds the top spot on that list.
Summit, which has been in the works for a few years now, features 4,608 compute servers with two 22-core IBM Power9 chips and six Nvidia Tesla V100 GPUs each. In total, the system also features over 10 petabytes of memory. Given the presence of the Nvidia GPUs, it’s no surprise that the system is meant to be used for machine learning and deep learning applications, as well as the usual high performance computing workloads for research in energy and advanced materials that you would expect to happen at Oak Ridge.
IBM was the general contractor for Summit and the company collaborated with Nvidia, RedHat and InfiniBand networking specialists Mellanox on delivering the new machine.
“Summit’s AI-optimized hardware also gives researchers an incredible platform for analyzing massive datasets and creating intelligent software to accelerate the pace of discovery,” said Jeff Nichols, ORNL associate laboratory director for computing and computational sciences, in today’s announcement.
Summit is one of two of these next-generation supercomputers that IBM is building for the DEO. The second one is Sierra, which will be housed at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Sierra, which is also scheduled to go online this year, is less powerful at an expected 125 petaflops, but both systems are significantly more powerful than any other machine in the DoE’s arsenal right now.

Karl Freund
Karl Freund is a Moor Insights & Strategy Senior Analyst for deep learning & HPC
Summit, at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Capable of over 200 petaflops (200 quadrillion operations per second), Summit consists of 4600 IBM dual socket Power 9 nodes, connected by over 185 miles of fiber optic cabling. Each node is equipped with 6 NVIDIA Volta TensorCore GPUs, delivering total throughput that is 8 times faster than its predecessor, Titan, for double precision tasks, and 100 times faster for reduced precision tasks common in deep learning and AI. China has held the top spot in the Top 500 for the last 5 years, so this brings the virtual HPC crown home to the USA.

Some of the specifications are truly amazing; the system exchanges water at the rate of 9 Olympic pools per day for cooling, and as an AI supercomputer, Summit has already achieved (limited) “exascale” status, delivering 3 exaflops of AI precision performance. What may be more important, though, is the science that this new system will enable—it is already at work on drug discovery using quantum chemistry, chronic pain analysis, and the study of mitochondrial DNA.
For those who cannot afford a full-fledged $100M supercomputer, NVIDIA also announced the new HGX-2 chassis, available from many vendors, which can be connected to a standard server for some serious AI in a box. DGX-2 supports 16 Volta GPUs, interconnected via the new NVSwitch networking to act as a single massive GPU, to deliver 2 petaflops of performance for AI and HPC. As you can see, NVIDIA is paying a lot of attention to the idea of fusing AI with HPC.

The scientific advances in deep neural networks (DNNs) for HPC took center stage in the announcement. As I have noted in previous articles, DNNs are showing tremendous promise in High Performance Computing (HPC), not just on DNNs can be trained with massive datasets, created by running traditional simulations on supercomputers. The resulting AI can then be used to predict outcomes of new simulations with startling accuracy and can be completed in 1/1000th the time and cost. The good news for NVIDIA is that both supercomputing and AI are powered by—you guessed it, NVIDIA GPUs. Scientists have even more tools to use GPU hardware and to develop GPU software with NVIDIA’s new platforms.

The announcement of Summit as the world’s fastest computer was not a surprise; as a public project funded by the U.S. DOE, Summit has frequently been the subject of discussion. What is significant is that NVIDIA and the DOE believe that the future of HPC will be infused with AI, all running on the same hardware. The NVIDIA GPUs are delivering 95% of Summit’s performance, cementing the legitimacy and leadership of GPU-accelerated computing. HGX-2 makes that an affordable path for many researchers and cloud providers, while Summit demonstrates the art of the possible and a public platform for research. When combined, AI plus HPC also paves the way for future growth for NVIDIA.

The Summit system, with 9,216 IBM processors boosted by 27,648 Nvidia graphics chips, takes as much room as two tennis courts and as much power as a small town. It’ll be used for civilian research into subjects like material science, cancer, fusion energy, astrophysics and the Earth’s changing climate.

Summit can perform 200 quadrillion (200,000 trillion) calculations per second, or 200 petaflops. Until now, the world’s fastest supercomputer has been the Sunway TaihuLight system at the National Supercomputing Center in Wuxi, China, capable of 93.01 petaflops.

Graphene the Future of Computing ?

Graphene the Future of Computing ?
Could make your computer a thousand (1000x) times faster.
Superconductive and Ultra-Thin
Conducts electricity 10x times better than copper, and 250 times better than silicon
Researchers built A transistor (Circuit) from graphene and applied current resulting in 1000 times increase in performance

Graphene Computers Work 1000 Times Faster, Use Far Less Power

Graphene-coated copper could dramatically boost future CPU performance
• By Joel Hruska on February 21, 2017

Graphene-coated copper could dramatically boost future CPU performance

IBM builds graphene chip that’s 10,000 times faster, using standard CMOS processes

While current chips are made of silicon, the prototype processor is made of graphene carbon nanotubes, with resistive RAM (RRAM) layered over it. The team claims this makes for “the most complex nanoelectronic system ever made with emerging nanotechnologies,” creating a 3D computer architecture.
If you follow a lot of tech circles, you may have seen graphene (a super-thin layer of carbon arranged in such a way that it has electrical properties verging on miraculous) come up in the news quite a bit, receiving plaudits about its massively fluid electrical conductivity and possible applications in several different technologies. What you haven’t heard much of is the ugly part of graphene: It’s impossible to build semiconductor transistors out of the material as it stands now since it has no electrical band gap to speak of. If that sounds confusing, that’s alright. That’s what this article is for!
Band Gap? What’s That?
A band gap is a tiny space in between a conduction band and a valence band that tells us at what level current will actually flow between the two. It’s like a little gatekeeper that keeps an electrical charge in one space until it is “turned off.” Virtually all chips on computers are made of a semiconductor material, which means that it has a moderate band gap that makes it neither conduct electricity so readily nor reject every electrical charge. This has to do with basic molecular structure, so there is quite a bit of chemistry involved in building a chip.
Very large band gaps exist in materials like rubber which will resist electrical currents so much that it would much rather catch fire than retain the charge. That’s why you use rubber to insulate the wires inside of cables. Materials with a negligible band gap are known as conductors, while those with virtually no band gap whatsoever are known as superconductors.
Today most chips are made of silicon, which serves as a very sturdy and reliable semiconductor. Remember, we need semiconductors that can quickly be turned on and off at will, not superconductors, which will lose the charge they were given the moment the band no longer supplies it.
Why Is Graphene Not Good for Building Chips?
As I mentioned earlier, graphene is an extremely efficient conductor of electricity but nothing much more than that. It can push a charge at an incredible speed, but it cannot retain it. In a binary system you may need to retain data so that your running programs don’t just close the instant they open. It’s important in a RAM chip, for example, to ensure that the data inside it can stay put and remain readable for the foreseeable future. When a transistor is in the “on” state, it registers a “1.” In an “off” state, it registers a “0.” A superconductor would be unable to “switch off” because the difference between “on” and “off” voltage is so small (because of the tiny band gap I mentioned earlier).
That’s not to say that graphene wouldn’t have a place in a modern-day computer. It certainly could be used to deliver information from one point to another quickly. Also, if supplemented by other technology, we could possibly see graphene used in transistors at some point in the future. Whether that would be an efficient investment of capital is up to the industry to decide.
There’s Another Material! (One I believe has more promise)
One of the problems with silicon is its inflexibility when working on ultra-thin surfaces. A piece of silicon could only be shaved so thin for it to be functional. That’s why we were exploring the use of graphene in the first place (it’s one single atom thick). Since graphene may not prove promising without investing truckloads of money into its development, scientists began trying other materials, one of which is titanium trisulfide (TiS3). The material not only has the ability to function even at the thickness of a single molecule, but it also has a band gap very similar to that of silicon.
The implications of this are far-reaching for miniature technology products which pack a vast amount of hardware in a very constrained amount of space. Thinner materials will also dissipate heat more efficiently, making them favorable for large power-hungry computers.
Graphene As A Promising Material For Computer Processors
From the time Graphene technology has been introduced, It has gained popularity as one of the most advanced materials with diverse applications. It can be used in mechanical and biological engineering applications. Car manufacturers are taking advantage of its weight and strength, Making it an excellent choice of materials to be combined with polymer composites.
It is also popular as a choice for energy storage and for solar cells. Nonetheless, Recently, It has also generated buzz because of the introduction of the Graphene processor, Which is expected to improve computing in more ways than one. IBM Taking Advantage of Graphene Among others, IBM is one company that has expressed its serious commitment to building a Graphene processor, Which is expected to redefine the future of computers.
By 2019, The company expects to develop a processor that is smaller and more significantly powerful than what is available in the market today. The goal is to build IBM Graphene transistors that measures only 7 nanometres but unrivalled in terms of the power it can provide to the computers of the future. As a demonstration of being serious in the pursuit of this component in a Graphene CPU, The company has invested $3 billion to provide the funding necessary for the development of the technology and in having it polished before finally being introduced in the market.

The Technological Singularity

The technological singularity or simply The Singularity is the belief that the invention of artificial superintelligence (ASI) in combination with Neurochips will abruptly trigger runaway technological growth, resulting in unfathomable changes to human civilization and humans themselves. Many refer to the human change as becoming Cyborgs (Half-Machine and Half-Human). John von Neumann, Vernor Vinge and Ray Kurzweil define the concept in terms of the technological creation of super intelligence. They argue that it is difficult or impossible for present-day humans to predict what human beings’ lives would be like in a post-singularity world. Some such as myself, believe that the combination of such technologies as Molecular NanoTechnology, Neurochips (Computer Interface with Human Brains), and Artificial Intelligence may all combine to radically change the entire World and Human Society. Some even speculate that AI might bring about the end of Mankind. The Singularity may happen within the next 20 or 30 years if not sooner. A neurochip is a chip (integrated circuit/microprocessor) that is designed for the interaction with neuronal cells. In Science-Fiction there have been many stories of Cyborgs who have many mechanical or Machine based parts. However, I believe we are coming to a period where we may be able to use organic systems that may be far more compatible. We are even seeing the dawn of being able to create human organs or parts for replacement of failed organs. “Neuromorphic computing—the next big thing in artificial intelligence—is on fire.” This is a quote from an article from February 2018 by Shelley Fan ! Cybernetics is considered to be the Science of integration of Computers with people (inside of them). We may be in for some very interesting but also dangerous times ahead !

Now Available AMD Ryzen Laptops

HP, Lenovo, Acer and Dell are all now displaying Ryzen Laptops
Several Other companies have also joined the Bandwagon.
Prices range from about $580 to $800+ or even $1500+ for Ryzen 7
with 17 inch Screen.
Here is an example :- Acer Laptop Swift 3 SF315-41-R5LE AMD Ryzen 7 2700U (2.20 GHz) 8 GB Memory 256 GB SSD AMD Radeon Vega 10 15.6″ Windows 10 Home Price $921.00 (U.S.)

Another example is : –
HP Unveils EliteBook 700 G5, ProBook 645 G4 Laptops with Ryzen PRO [UPDATED]
by Anton Shilov on May 9, 2018 3:00 PM EST
includes the 735, 745, and 755 models (Different Screen Sizes etc….)

8K Video Editing capable systems

This particular build is the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X processor available on board. Based on AMD new’s game-changing ThreadRipper CPU architecture, the unit provides enough processing power for seamless 8K video editing in real-time. Moreover, the performance benefits of ThreadRipper surpass those of the Xeon and i9 line built by the engineers of team blue (Intel). Looking at the Cinebench scores comparing ThreadRipper, i9, and a Xeon processor, we found that AMD can achieve 37% better performance compared to Intel’s line of processors.
Even with both the i9 and ThreadRipper processors overclocked, AMD still manages to pull ahead of team blue’s flagship product. AMD’s ThreadRipper architecture can be hailed as an example of the progression of processor speeds today. A Geekbench comparison, where we compared the speeds of the Intel 6700K, the former standard for efficient video editing, against other processors, including the ThreadRipper.
It goes without saying that the other essential component for the efficiency of every video editing workstation, besides the processor, is the graphics card. In this build, we put to the test three different GPUs – the AMD Vega Frontier (Brand New) for those using DaVinci Resolve, NVIDIA 1080 Ti for those who want to take advantage of CUDA support when editing in Adobe Premiere Pro, and the AMD Radeon RX580 for those working on a budget. At the end of the day, the ThreadRipper-based beast was able to complete each task with low rendering times and no perceivable issues.
Regarding efficiency, the ThreadRipper/Vega combination blows the competition out of the water. After placing 14 LUTs on a 4K clip inside of DaVinci Resolve, the program was able to playback the footage flawlessly with only 35% CPU usage and 65% GPU usage, now we’re talking Editing Power !

If you think this editing PC wasn’t jaw-dropping enough, keep in mind that it can even handle the playback of 8K footage, which is the equivalent to playing four streams of 4K footage simultaneously. This type of performance is absolutely insane, especially when you consider that’s not edit-friendly codecs like ProRes or CineForm, but REDCODE Raw 8K footage. The fact that this machine can even handle such quality is an indisputable evidence of its computing power.

Meanwhile, here’s the full list of components you will need to build this 8K Video Editing Beast from scratch.
 Corsair Crystal Series 570X RGB Computer Case (B&H, Amazon US)
 EVGA SuperNOVA 850 G2 Power Supply (B&H, Amazon US)
 AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X CPU (B&H, Amazon US)
 ARCTIC Liquid Freezer 360, High-Performance CPU Water Cooler (Amazon US)
 GIGABYTE X399 AORUS Gaming 7 Motherboard (Amazon US)
 Ballistix Sport LT 64GB Kit RAM (B&H, Amazon US)
 Samsung 960 EVO Series – 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD (B&H, Amazon US)
 Corsair SP Series, SP120 RGB LED, 120mm High-Performance RGB LED Fan (B&H, Amazon US)
 AMD Radeon RX Vega Frontier 64 8GB Graphics Card, used in the video (for DaVinci Resolve) (B&H, Amazon US)
 NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti 11GB Graphics Card (for Adobe Premiere Pro) (B&H, Amazon US)
 AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB Graphics Card (the budget option) (B&H, Amazon US)

As an alternative, here is some publicity from HP about the Power of their workstations : –

September 14, 2017
HP have revealed a truly insane powerhouse of a PC
Housing dual Xeon CPUs with 56 processing cores, Hewlett Packard’s new Z8 workstation takes up to 3TB of RAM (I know!) and 48TB of storage space. While a fully decked Z8 might be out of the price range of most creatives, the base price isn’t actually that bad, at a mere $2,439. For comparison, the 6 core Apple Mac Pro with 16GB RAM starts at $2,999.
There are actually three systems in HP’s new “Z” range. There’s the most powerful, the Z8, and then the imaginatively named Z4 and Z6 for not-quite-so-power-hungry users. Even the lowly Z4, though, is rather impressive.
Starting at only $1,249, the Z4 has a single 18 core Intel Xeon W-2155 CPU, up to 256GB RAM and 4TB internal storage. It’s aimed primarily at 3D CAD users. The Z6 starts at $1,919, for the base model, with 48 cores of Intel Xeon Platinum 8180 processor and supports up to 384GB RAM. The Z6 does support dual processors, too, and this is aimed more at photographers, video editors and visual effects artists.
The Z8, though, is built for the seriously hardcore. With 56 cores, 3TB RAM, 48TB storage, and 3x Nvidia Quadro P6000 graphics cards, it’s an absolute monster. Getting one to that spec, though, is probably going to be substantially more than the $2,439 base model price.
Of course, if you’re actually shooting and editing in 8K, even fully loaded, this computer is likely going to be nothing compared to what you paid for the camera.
HP Z4, Z6 and Z8 prices start at $1,249, $1,919 and $2,439 respectively, and should start to become available from October for the Z6 and Z8 and November for the Z4. You can find out more about them on the HP website.
Very sexy sounding machines, although personally I think I’ll stick to building my own. It’s easier on the wallet.
And, yes, there’s probably a typo on HP’s website. the Z4 doesn’t really support up to 256TB of RAM.

What are the system requirements to edit and produce an 8K video?
There are not actually hard-and-fast rules. Things like FCP X and Premiere Pro CC actually support 8K video editing now. You’ll want to make sure that you have a GPU supported by either product, and plenty of CPU and RAM (16GB at least).
However, most of all, you need blazing fast disks. USB3 is probably not going to cut it. You’ll need either an internal disk array (very large, very fast) or an external array on Thunderbolt or, better, Thunderbolt 2.
Mind you, if you are spending $100,000 for an 8K camera (like the Red WEAPON 8K), the computer’s really the least of your worries. You can buy whatever the manufacturer suggests.
Displaying your 8k video will be expensive. This size of video is currently used in huge venues and has two or three massive projectors. To avoid having the seam where the projectors overlap on a video one or two of the projectors will play a neutral background while the 2K/4K video is playing. A software/hardware presentation device is used to separate out the projector feeds.
But the big question is why 8K? No commercially available cameras can shoot it, no monitor can display it at full res and no single projector can project it without downscaling it. If you are looking to futureproof it a simple 4K version is way way easier to do on all fronts measurable and will be a viable standard for years to come. In fact a great deal of content that is effects heavy is still rendered in 2K to save render time.
In 2014 only 1% of American homes had 4K TV’s. We are sitting at about 10% now in early 2016 and estimates are that by 2020 it may be around 40-50% (source New York Times) that is just 4k.
8k over 4k will definately be on the side of diminishing returns.
The quantum jump from B&W TV to color was amazing. Everybody was blown away.
The hop from VHS to DVD was jaw dropping.
The switch from standard def to HD was stunning.
Going from HD to UHD is a nice improvement for some content.
The switch from 4k to 8k (whatever it will be called) will be ok but most people with average sized 8K TV’s will not even notice the difference over their old 4K set.
By 16k nobody will care anymore.

Extract from one of my Upcoming Books

The New Wealth
In the past, it was always proclaimed that the field of real estate, had created more millionaires than any other field. This is no longer true, today that field is the Internet. In the past two or three decades, more millionaires have been created through innovative use of the Internet.
Which is the main reason for this particular section in the book. Currently there is a crazy rush and hurry of various people offering courses, memberships, and online learning in how to leverage the Internet to become rich.
Please be cautious, do research, and your due diligence concerning any offer to help you become a millionaire. That being said, there are more opportunities in numerous ways of making money through the Internet. One of my friends is currently ramping up his new company in the field of Internet and Social Media advertising. He plans within 4 to 6 months to be self-sufficient and independent. He will then quit his regular job to concentrate on his new business. He is already on track to be making within the next 90 days income of over $15,000.00 per month. This is a very conservative estimate, I believe that with his current plan and skills he is well on the way within the next year to make more than $300,000.00 annually.
I speak of this only as an example.
There are several various people on the Internet currently offering to gain you an income through the Internet by one of the following:
Amazon and Shopify, Affiliate Marketing or through Clicks, E-Mail offers and Sales, etc…
They are all valid however the steps and infrastructure to be put in place is not simple or easy for the average person. Therefore again be cautious take it one step at a time, do your homework, and always make sure you’re not about to lose your shirt.
So how is this done?
Amazon and eBay are well-known. Amazon currently does more than 136 billion American dollars in Sales. This is a huge market and a huge opportunity.
Several people are currently offering information and courses on how to create your own Amazon business and selling products on Amazon.
Careful consideration is necessary here.
There are obviously already numerous number of companies and or people who are indeed selling on Amazon and making money. However not everyone makes good money or is well placed with good products that are profitable.
One of the ways that some of these people suggest is to pull up through Google the Amazon top 100 sellers. Not only can you get the top 100 sellers, you can also do it by category. This is supposedly a good indication of what sells and what makes money. However it has to be the right price point and your cost has to be low enough to permit a reasonable profit after all the Amazon fees, duties, and shipping costs have been factored in. Obviously a major part of this is having the right supply and the right supplier.
Negotiate, Negotiate, Negotiate
Get the best prices possible. Source suppliers (Global Sources, WISH, Banggood, etc….) and find the right supplier at the right price and quantity.
Please be diligent and study and analyze your costs with Amazon and your suppliers as well as shipping costs before determining at what price you can sell and still make a reasonable profit !

One of the formulas or methods I like seems to be a common stream from many Online Gurus or self-avowed experts. Writing and or Blogging or VLogging (Vlog is video), combined with a structure of Landing Page, Thank You Page, and using or leveraging Clicks as well as promoting your own products or Books etc…
Basically, write (I actually use a Speech Recognition software to work faster) and be either someone with a large following or participate in Groups of similar taste or ideas to get the message out. You then offer link to Landing Page obtain E-Mails for a Database and then pass them on to a Thank You page for supplying their E-Mail where you provide an incentive such as free E-Book or article or such. Along the way have links for Affiliates and Clicks to make you money or commissions if they buy from these others. Use of an Auto-Responder (Automated E-Mail follow-ups) is made to automate as much of the process as possible etc…
Very Minor investments and no Hardware or physical stuff to worry about, I like it !
See the end of this Chapter to get more information and Links etc…
I mention earlier in the book how you should try to turn any Hobby or passion into a business and use or leverage Internet. There are hundreds if not thousands of stories of people who use Shopify and/or Amazon to do this. Give it some thought and also do your Research and Homework !

Ways to Make Money Online
Okay, so this one takes a bit of work. But let’s say you’re an expert on a subject. On Mutual Funds, for example, Once you actually write the book and put your expertise to paper, then get it published, you’re pretty much done.
From then on, whenever people buy your book, you get paid in royalties. The precise amount of royalties are contingent on your contract with the book publisher.
If you self- publish on Amazon or another self-publishing platform like SmashWords or Digital2Draft, there are standardized contracts that pay you depending on how many people download the eBook or read it through such as Amazon’s eBook-lending program. That way, you can cut out the middlemen of the publishing industry and make a higher percentage of profit from your own book.

Let’s say you’re an expert in a subject, but don’t think that a book is the right way to communicate the knowledge you want to share.
You can do it with an online course. You can make and upload one to Udemy, for example, and set your own price points. Whenever someone buys the course, you’ll get paid.
If you’re an expert in a subject, but that subject isn’t fit for a book project or an online course, set up a website!
Use WordPress, Weebly, or some other web-creation platform to make a site and make your guide there. Then sell online ads – which you can do with Google, for example – on your site so that you get some spare revenue whenever someone reads your work.
If you’d rather implement a paywall instead of advertising, the startup Verst can help you do just that.

Stick with me. Let’s say you’re an expert on a subject, but the best way to convey your information isn’t in a book, an online course, or a post on the web. Instead, consider making a YouTube video.
YouTube is filled with thousands and thousands of guides on every topic imaginable. If you’re an expert on how to do a factory reset on an iPhone, you can make a video about that. If you’re an illustrator and want to explain the vocabulary of your trade, you can make a video about that.
As with the web, YouTube lets you set up ads on your videos. People searching for those subjects will find your videos, watch them, and then the ad revenue will roll in indefinitely.
Whether your website is an online guide, a blog, or whatever else, use referral links whenever you discuss a product.
Sites like Amazon, for example, let you add a bit of code in the URL of a product. If anyone buys the product through that URL, you get a percentage of the revenue from that purchase
If you use an app often enough, referral credit is as good as cold, hard cash. Uber and Lyft (ride-sharing), Seamless (food), Touch of Modern (clothes), and other apps offer you some credit for every person you refer who uses the app to make a purchase.
Any actor will tell you that getting an acting gig – even a commercial – is tough. But if you live in a major metropolitan area, though, it isn’t as difficult to become an extra.
If the contract is good, you can make some serious money. One person was featured in a Target commercial that was in heavy rotation during the 2012 Summer Olympics. He got $500 every time it aired and used the cash to pay off a good chunk of his college tuition.
If your kids have flown the coop and you have an extra room in your house, or if you’re traveling for a while and won’t be in your apartment, consider renting it out for the short term on websites like Airbnb or VRBO.
They basically allow you to turn your room into a hotel. You can list your room, set rental dates and prices, and people visiting the area will pay you to live in your room for a short amount of time. (Check about Local Regulations concerning such Rental)
How much you can make depends on the rental market in your area. If you have an apartment in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, for example, you can stand to make a pretty penny by renting out your room while you go backpacking in Europe for the summer. But if you’re in Pittsfield, Maine, you might not find as much demand for your house’s extra bedroom.
It’s generally a really bad idea to try to play the stock market unless you’re a financial professional.
There’s one exception: index funds. Investing in a small number of stocks is a volatile business. It’s possible to make a lot of money, but you could lose a lot, too.
Investing in index funds puts a little bit of money in a lot of stocks. Those stocks track parts of the stock market as a whole. One index fund known as the S&P 500 has grown by more than 2,000% over the last 40 years, so it’s a relatively safe, stable fund to invest in.
However, you likely don’t stand to lose or gain as much money as you would if you invest in individual stocks.
To invest in stocks, the easiest way would be to get a brokerage account at a bank like Charles Schwab, or use the free stock trading app Robinhood, which gives you a free share in a stock, usually worth around $5 if you sign up with a referral code

Stash is another app that, like Robinhood, lets you invest in different stocks. You get a $5 bonus just for joining that you can use toward investments.
When you save your money in a savings account, banks often give you extra money based on interest.
Sometimes their interest rates can be low – below inflation rates, even – which means you’re effectively losing money. The interest figure, often referred to as “APY,” can differ based on which country or state you live in and what each bank offers in your area. On the low end, they’re about 0.01%, assuming you meet the bank’s minimum requirements.
But with a high yield savings account, you can get an APY of about 1%. It isn’t much, but it’s significantly higher than what a low-interest account would offer.
Unless you have a lot of savings, it’s hard to be eligible for a high-yield savings account from a traditional bank. Instead, you’ll probably have to park your money in an online bank, like Ally or Synchrony. Since they don’t have brick-and-mortar stores, they pass the money they save on rent to the consumers, with things like high-yield savings and by reimbursing users for ATM fees.
Among the funds you invest in, make some high-dividend stocks.
There are two kinds of dividends: cash dividends and stock dividends.
Cash dividends are when companies give shareholders cash based on their profits, and stock dividends are when corporations give shareholders extra stock.
Dividends are given for different reasons, but they’re ways that companies reward shareholders for holding on to a stock.
The list of companies that regularly give out dividends sometimes changes, but you can find some recent ones on finance sites like The Motley Fool, which currently recommends Iron Mountain.


Thousands of online stores, whether it’s J.Crew or Amazon, also offer cash back, for purchases you make on their sites. You just need to know where to look.
The website Ebates catalogs almost all of them. If you shop with their browser extension installed, it’ll tell you when cash back or coupons are available. You can also
use the extension Wikibuy or Honey, which have Ebates integration built in, and additionally checks in the background if the item you’re shopping for is cheaper on a different website. (Although personally find Honey and such Popups very annoying)
TopCashBack is another good EBates alternative. It’s a bit harder to use, but sometimes offers better rates.

Sites like INSIDER always need good photos for our content, like the one above.
Sometimes we take our photos ourselves, sometimes we get them from news-wire services like Reuters and Getty, and sometimes we get them from stock image services, like Shutterstock and iStock.
For Shutterstock and iStock, anyone can submit their photos to be included in the service. You just have to follow their guidelines and upload your photos. Then when someone (like INSIDER) downloads your photos through them, they’ll pay you a fee. If you’re a photography hobbyist, it’s a relatively simple way to make some money from your photographs.
It’s the dream, isn’t it?
Sites like Inboxdollars and Cashcrate will pay you money to keep track of the television you watch, the video games you play, and other habits you might have already. All you have to do is take surveys to give your feedback, and they’ll pay you.
The money comes from research firms that want to understand consumer habits.

Taking mindless surveys is a time-honored way of .making money on the Web, InstaGC, Earnhoney, and Prizehoney are all reputable sites to do it. You should note, though, that they all have some minimum amount of money you need to get before you can cash out.

Similarly, Swagbucks will pay you for installing an add-on that tracks your searches. Like Inboxdollars, they’re a middleman for research firms that want to understand how people use the web.
You earn points for doing everyday things, and can redeem them for gift cards at stores you’d probably shop at anyway, like Amazon and Walmart.

Other Alternative Use Amazon to Sell Niche Product s (Warning this can be very difficult and Expensive, first do your Research) using such as Shopify and or BigCommerce etc….

Télé et Ciné a Volonté !

Comme écrit dans un Article précédent (Boite TV), la Télé et le Cinéma a volonté est maintenant une chose de disponible. Par contre il est essentiel de faire des recherches et découvrir quels sont nos options ! Une visite au site ou les pages Web de les chaines locale est une bonne façon de découvrir des émissions gratuite en toute liberté ! Parfois ces mêmes Chaines de télévision on un service en ligne aussi, parfois gratuit et autres fois payant. Achat d’appareil tel que Apple TV ou Roku, ou même un Téléviseur avec Roku intégré est une façon rapide de profiter et faire essais de ces services. Apple Store et Google Play Store propose souvent des locations de Films ou des émissions de télésérie avec des prix de 99 sous a $3,00 ou plus (vérifié les termes des fois vous avez juste 48 heures afin de utilisation). Autres Services ou Site Gratuit (office National du Film), Gratuit (Biblioteque et Archives Nationales du Québec), Gratuit, ou gratuit ou $6.99/mois. Plusieurs autres services Payant tel que Netflix, Amazon Prime Vidéo, etc… Lire article précédent sur les Boite TV pour plus d’ information !

Boite TV ?

Libérez-vous de votre câblodistributeur ! Une Boite TV ? Comme Apple TV, Roku box ou autres genre de technologie, la Boite TV donne accès a une énorme panoplie de Services et de Média disponible sur Internet. Un tel boitier est tout simplement un ordinateur avec des connexions et des ports pour permettre utilisation de Internet pour visionner ou téléchargé des Émissions TV et des Films. La plupart des Boites TV sont Androide ou Windows. Androide, est le même système d`opération que votre téléphone cellulaire (Sauf si Apple) ou votre Tablet, ainsi que plusieurs autres millions d’appareils a travers le Monde. Vous pouvez aussi téléchargé un Programme ou un fichier a votre boite tel que KODI et utilisé de cette façon. KODI est le développement de ce qui était a l’ origine XBMC (X-Box Media Center) a une version plus moderne (Kodi est maintenant a la version 17.6 Stable). Comme des millions de personnes au Canada et aux États Unis coupez les frais associés à votre service Câble ou autres. Accédez à plus de contenu. L’information d’intérêt publique la moins médiatisé par les Gouvernement Canadien et Américain (U.S.)
Le gouvernement Canadien a mis bien peu d’effort pour informer la population Canadienne de la gratuité de la réception du signal HD (haute définition) dans tous les foyers Canadiens.
Par exemple les États-Unis et la France ont des sites Web d’information sur la réception du signal HD, vous pouvez y retrouver une carte des positions des antennes émettrices du signal HD partout sur leur territoire. Ces outils sont inexistant au Canada, se qui fait bien l’affaire des fournisseurs de service payants de signal de télévision par câble ou par satellite. Avec une bonne Antenne il est possible de captez presque 21 Canaux ou Poste tel que Liste des canaux de télévision dont vous pouvez recevoir le signal en HD
Cette liste peut-être différente en fonction de la région du Québec ou vous installez l’antenne HD.

Canaux de télévision Canadiens : Radio-Canada – CTV – Global – V – Télé-Québec – CBC – City – Canal Savoir – TVA – ICI
Canaux de télévision Américains dont la réception se fait au Canada : CBS – FOX – NBC – ABC – PBS KIDS – CW TV – MeTV – Thirteen PBS – MHz Worldview – PBS – Create TV – World Compass – Local News and Weather

Plusieurs personnes sont furieuses quand elles apprennent qu’elles peuvent recevoir gratuitement la télévision en HD (Haute Définissions) à partir d’une simple antenne HD alors qu’elles paient mensuellement un abonnement. D’autant plus que le signal provenant de l’antenne est généralement de meilleure qualité que celui fourni par le câble ou par un satellite. Les fournisseurs compriment souvent leurs signaux afin d’inclure davantage de canaux.

Est-ce légal?
Au Canada, l’écoute en continu est légale car cela n’implique pas de réel téléchargement, l’œuvre n’étant pas enregistrée sur la console, La loi s’attaque à ceux qui rendent le contenu disponible sans autorisation préalable, et non à ceux qui accèdent audit contenu. Vous pouvez donc visionner le contenu désiré en toute tranquillité d’esprit et en toute légalité. Par ailleurs, il est impossible de retracer les personnes qui ne font que visionner du contenu en ligne sans le télécharger. La console ne fait que vous diriger vers des liens Internet en toute sécurité en écartant des potentiels virus ou d’autres programmes malveillants qui pourraient se trouver sur des sites d’écoute en continu.

Certaines personnes vous dira pourquoi une telle chose, alors pour moi aucun frais depuis plus de 20 mois pour tous mes postes et contenu, aucun frais de Cinéma, aucune Facture gonflé ! Les épargnes peuvent être énormes ! Aussi le nombre de Canaux et/ou les Films disponible dépasse de loin ce que mon fournisseur avait au prix que je payais ! Vous avez peut être entendu plusieurs différent termes ou des noms pour cette technologie tels que Streaming media device, TV box, IPTV box (IPTV services are usually a Monthly billing facturation mensuelle), set top boxes, media streamer, HTPC, Kodi box, et mon terme préféré Boite Android TV. Ils sont tous plus ou moins le même genre de chose – un appareil qui va chercher du contenu de votre réseaux ou Internet pour le projeter sur votre écran TV. Toutes les Télévisions moderne avec un port ou une connexion HDMI peuvent être utilisé avec une Boite TV. Une des parties les plus importantes est que si vous désirez avoir de la Haute Définition assurez vous d`avoir un service rapide (20+ Mbps faire le test avec avec une bonne Bande Passante et beaucoup téléchargement (150Gb+) (Consulté votre fournisseur Internet pour les détails de votre service.)

N’oubliez pas de vérifier la capacité de téléchargement de votre forfait internet.
Comme vous visionnez les films et les télé-séries de votre TV BOX via internet, vous devez vous assurer d’avoir un forfait internet adéquat. Nous vous suggérons un forfait illimité de téléchargement. Surveillez votre utilisation de bande passante, sans quoi votre fournisseur pourrait vous facturer des frais de dépassement.
Exemple approximative: Pour écouter un film sur votre TV BOX de 1h30, vous utiliserez jusqu’à 3Go de votre transfert.

Maintenant il est possible de faire achat de TV avec Roku comme service dans votre téléviseur. Moi je possède une Télévision Roku ainsi que une Boite TV, avec deux Antennes externes qui me donne accès a toutes les stations / Canaux locaux disponible ! Soyez prudent si vous magasinez pour une Boite TV, plusieurs offres des Boites avec la technologie vielle de il y a deux ou trois ans ! Vous devriez vous offrir la meilleure et la plus récente que votre Budget vous permet avec autant de mémoire et stockage que possible. Les Boites Androide avec Kodi Installer sont les plus populaires présentement. En termes de technologie un minimum de S912 Octa Core CPU and 3GB RAM Memory 32GB ROM Storage/Stockage comme base. Certaines boites offres maintenant DDR4 Ram Memory qui est supéreur a DDR3 ! Achetez 2Gb ou plus de mémoire car 1Gb sera trop faible ! Two (2) GB RAM mémoire est un minimum dans mon opinion ! Évitez les anciens CPU (Coeur) tel que le S905 etc..
A votre KODI vous allez ajouter des Add-On tel que, Exodus, Covenant, Phoenix, SALT, ou autres. Pour le bonne résolution image Graphics/GPU devrait etre ARM Mali-T820 ou plus pour la Haute Définition High-Def ou 4K (Supporté par votre TV / TV must support High-Def or 4K in order to view it). version Androide 6.0 ou 7 pour la meilleure compatibilité. Les Prix varie entre approximatif $75 et $120 pour les Modeles plus Haute Gamme! Faites vos recherches avant de faire un achat !

TV Box, What is It ?

What is a TV Box and what can it do ? The answer while it is simple, TV Box can be complicated to setup or program.
A TV Box is basically a Micro Computer with connections and plugs to allow use of Internet to display and/or download TV and Movies. Much like the Apple TV or a Roku Device, a TV Box is a very small device. Most are either Android Based, or Windows. Android, this is the same operating system as the one probably running on your smartphone, tablet and millions of other devices throughout the world. There are some with different Operating Systems, but the majority are Android or Windows. You can also download a Program or File to your PC such as KODI and use that for the same purpose. KODI is the development of what was originally the XBMC (X-Box Media Center) to the now more modern version (Kodi is now at version 17.6 Stable). Some might ask why get such a thing, well for one thing I have not payed for Television or Cable or Movie Channels for almost 20 months! The savings can be enormous ! Also the channels and/or TV Programs I have available are greater than my original Cable had for me ! In addition the amount of Movies is almost overwhelming and way too much in some cases! You may have heard a lot of different terminology or names being thrown around different sites, forums and Facebook groups: Streaming media device, TV box, IPTV box (IPTV services are usually a Monthly billing), set top boxes, media streamer, HTPC, Kodi box, and my personal favorite the Android TV box. They’re all basically the same type of device – something that gets content from your home network or the Internet to your television. Almost any modern Television with an HDMI port can be used with a TV Box (Also HDMI). The other important part is to have an Internet Connection and best is a High-Speed with a lot of Badwidth (Consult your Local Internet Supplier for details of your current connection). The reason a High-Speed or Large Bandwidth is important is so that you do not get pauses or stops when viewing as this rapidly becomes annoying and frustrating. Also if you want to watch High_definition or 4K speed and bandwidth are a Must ! These days you cal also buy or have a Roku TV which has the ROKU part or service built-in on your TV. Personally I have both a ROKU TV and a TV Box, as well as a pair of External Antennas which give me all the Local Stations for absolutely Free ! Be careful if you shop or go for a TV Box a lot of people out there are selling them with Technology from two or even three years ago ! You want the most modern TV Box you can afford with all the Memory and Storage possible. Android TV Boxes with KODI Media Center are the most popular TV Boxes right now. In terms of technology you want to have as a minimum S912 Octa Core CPU and 3GB RAM Memory 32GB ROM Storage as a Base. Some boxes now offer DDR4 Ram Memory which is Superior to DDR3 ! Do not get 1GB RAM that will not be enough ! More Memory is better ! Two (2) GB RAM Memory is minimum in my opinion ! Also avoid older CPU’s like the S905 etc..
To your KODI you will need to add a 3rd Party Add-On such as Exodus, Phoenix, SALT, or other such Graphics/GPU should be a ARM Mali-T820 or better for the Box to have High-Def or 4K (TV must support High-Def or 4K in order to view it). Android version on TV Box should be a minimum of 6.0 or 7 for better compatibility. Prices typically are from about $75 or so for regular to over $120 for High End ones ! Do your Due Diligence and Research on any product before buying !

Une nouvelle norme sans fil à haut débit : 802.11ax

La norme sans fil à haut débit IEEE 802.11ax (HEW, High-Efficiency Wireless) en cours de validation promet un débit de données par utilisateur quatre fois plus rapide. Elle s’appuie sur des technologies multi-utilisateurs pour tirer le meilleur parti des canaux Wi-Fi disponibles et pour alimenter davantage d’appareils dans des environnements à grand nombre d’utilisateurs. Découvrez les nouvelles applications de la norme 802.11ax, les innovations techniques clés apportées à cette norme et les problématiques pour la tester et la mesurer.

Augmenter le débit utilisateur dans les zones denses (Un des Buts de cette nouvelle norme)
La première norme Wi-Fi 802.11b, ratifiée en 1999, présentait un débit maximal de 11 Mbit/s – un premier pas positif, certes, mais ces performances étaient toujours bien inférieures à celles d’une connexion filaire. Quatre années plus tard, la révision 802.11a/g augmentait la vitesse de transmission à 54 Mbit/s avec l’utilisation de la technologie de multiplexage par répartition orthogonale de la fréquence (OFDM).
L’avancée suivante correspond à l’arrivée du 802.11n, en 2009, qui fournit aux utilisateurs un débit binaire jusqu’à 150 Mbit/s. La révision 802.11ac datant de 2013 permet quant à elle un débit binaire de 866 Mbit/s par canal, avec des canaux plus larges (160 MHz) et des ordres de modulation plus élevés (256 QAM). Avec jusqu’à 8 canaux agrégés, cette merveille de l’ingénierie peut atteindre une vitesse de transmission théorique de 6,97 Gbit/s. Autant dire que l’arrivée du 802.11ac revient à passer d’une berline familiale à une Ferrari gonflée à bloc…

Cependant, un débit proche de 7 Gbit/s n’est atteignable que dans l’enceinte fermée et contrôlée d’un laboratoire RF. En réalité, les utilisateurs sont souvent confrontés à un trafic de données désespérément lent lorsqu’ils souhaitent consulter leur boîte mail avec une connexion Wi-Fi publique dans un terminal d’aéroport bondé. C’est à ce problème précis que devra remédier la future révision de la norme LAN sans fil IEEE 802.11, le 802.11ax.
La norme 802.11ax, également connue sous la dénomination HEW (High-Efficiency WLAN), a pour but ambitieux de quadrupler le débit moyen par utilisateur dans les zones denses. Au-delà de l’amélioration de la vitesse de transmission par rapport au 802.11ac, cette évolution consistera à mettre en œuvre des mécanismes destinés à fournir un débit de données plus important et plus fiable à davantage d’utilisateurs mobiles dans les zones d’utilisation intensive.
2. Caractéristiques principales et domaines d’application
Le HEW présente les caractéristiques suivantes :
 Rétrocompatibilité avec les normes 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
 Débit moyen par utilisateur quadruplé dans les zones denses (gares, aéroports et stades, notamment)
 Débits de données et largeur de voies similaires au 802.11ac, mais nouvelles caractéristiques de modulation et de codage (MCS 10 et 11) avec modulation 1024 QAM.
 Fonctionnement multi-utilisateur en liaisons montante et descendante au moyen des techniques OFDMA et MU-MIMO.
 FFT quatre fois plus grandes en OFDM, espacement des sous-porteuses divisé par quatre, et durée de symbole quatre fois plus longue pour de meilleures performances en extérieur et en environnements propices à l’évanouissement dû à la propagation par trajets multiples
 Flux de données plus fluide et meilleur accès aux canaux
 Gestion d’énergie plus efficace pour une meilleure autonomie de batterie

Le HEW (802.11ax) convient aux domaines d’application suivants :
 Délestage de données mobiles : d’ici 2020, 38,1 exaoctets de données seront générés chaque mois, ce qui dépasse le trafic mensuel de données cellulaires et mobiles prévu (30,6 exaoctets).[2] Cela équivaut à transférer sur ces réseaux plus de 6 000 films au format Blue-ray chaque minute.
 Environnements présentant de nombreux points d’accès ainsi qu’une forte concentration d’utilisateurs avec des appareils hétéroclites (Wi-Fi d’aéroport ≠ Wi-Fi domestique)
 Environnements mixtes intérieur/extérieur

Fonctionnement multi-utilisateur : MU-MIMO et OFDMA
La norme 802.11ax a deux modes de fonctionnement :
Utilisateur unique : dans ce mode séquentiel, les STA émettent et reçoivent des données les unes après les autres dès que l’accès au média est assuré, comme expliqué plus haut.
Multi-utilisateur : ce mode permet d’effectuer des opérations simultanées sur plusieurs stations non AP. La norme distingue également le mode multi-utilisateur en liaison montante du mode multi-utilisateur en liaison descendante.
 Le mode multi-utilisateur en liaison desendante fait référence aux données transmises en même temps par l’AP à plusieurs STA sans fil. La norme 802.11ac actuelle présente déjà cette caractéristique.
 Le multi-utilisateur en liaison montante correspond quant à lui au transfert simultané de données à partir de plusieurs STA vers l’AP. Il s’agit d’une nouvelle fonctionnalité propre au 802.11ax qu’aucune variante antérieure de la norme Wi-Fi ne présentait jusque là.

En mode de fonctionnement multi-utilisateur, la norme spécifie également deux méthodes différentes de multiplexage impliquant davantage d’utilisateurs dans une zone donnée : le MU-MIMO (entrées multiples, sorties multiples à utilisateurs multiples) et le MU-OFDMA (accès multiple par répartion orthogonale de la fréquence à utilisateurs multiples). Dans les deux cas, l’AP agit comme le centre de contrôle de tous les aspects relatifs au fonctionnement multi-utilisateur, de la même façon qu’une station de base cellulaire LTE contrôle le multiplexage de plusieurs utilisateurs. Un AP 802.11ax associe également le fonctionnement OFDMA au MU-MIMO.

En s’inspirant de la mise en œuvre du 802.11ac, les dispositifs 802.11ax utilisent des techniques de formation de faisceau pour diriger simultanément des paquets à des utilisateurs géographiquement dispersés. Ainsi, l’AP calcule une matrice de canal pour chaque utilisateur et dirige au même instant tous les faisceaux vers les différents utilisateurs, chaque faisceau contenant des paquets spécifiques à son destinataire. Le 802.11ax supporte jusqu’à huit transmissions MU-MIMO en même temps, soit quatre de plus que le 802.11ac. Par ailleurs, chaque transmission MU-MIMO se distingue par des caractéristiques de modulation et de codage (MCS) et un nombre de flux spatiaux particuliers. Dans le cadre du multiplexage spatial MU-MIMO, l’AP peut être comparé à une matrice de commutation Ethernet, qui réduit le domaine de collision d’un vaste réseau d’ordinateurs à un seul et unique port.
Nouvelle caractéristique de la liaison montante MU-MIMO : l’AP initie simultanément des transmissions montantes depuis chaque station au moyen d’une trame de déclenchement. Lorsque plusieurs utilisateurs y répondent en même temps en transmettant leur paquet, l’AP applique la matrice de canal aux faisceaux reçus et décompose les informations qu’ils contiennent. L’AP peut également initier des transmissions mutli-utilisateur montantes pour recevoir des informations de rétroaction de la part de toutes les STA concernées,

La norme 802.11ax emprunte une technique propre à la technologie mobile 4G pour multiplexer davantage d’utilisateurs dans la même largeur de bande : l’accès mutliple par répartition orthogonale de la fréquence (OFDMA). En reprenant les schémas de modulation numériques reposant sur l’OFDM déjà utilisés par le 802.11ac, le 802.11ax assigne à chaque utilisateur individuel des ensembles particuliers de sous-porteuses. Cela signifie que les canaux 802.11 existants (de largeur 20, 40, 80 et 160 MHz) sont divisés en sous-canaux plus étroits avec un nombre prédéfini de sous-porteuses. Le 802.11ax puise aussi dans la terminologie LTE moderne puisque les plus petits sous-canaux, comportant au minimum 26 sous-porteuses, sont nommés « unités de ressources » (RU).
En fonction du trafic multi-utilisateur requis, l’AP détermine l’allocation des canaux de manière à toujours assigner toutes les RU disponibles en liaison descendante. Il peut allouer l’intégralité du canal à un seul utilisateur – comme c’est actuellement le cas avec le 802.11ac – ou le répartir entre plusieurs utilisateurs de manière simultanée

Donc comme Conclusion si vous avez pas investi dans un nouveau Équipement 802.11ac il sera bon d’attendre la venu de ces nouveaux équipements 802.11ax attendu vers la fin de cette année 2017 ou le début de 2018.