Aug 142012

A computer is basically composed of different components such as mouse, monitor, keyboard and Central Processing Unit (CPU). The CPU is taken as the most vital component of a computer since it is the part that controls, monitors and stores the different activities and their results. For storing, recording, processing the data and information, a CPU consists of different devices such as motherboard, hard disk etc. A microprocessor is also one of such devices which lies in the motherboard and which helps in overall controlling and functioning of the computer. It is a small chip which consists of many pins.

Intel is the oldest company which has been working in the development of microprocessors from a long time. It is taken as the first microprocessor producer since it had invented the first microprocessor of the world which was named as Intel-4004. After the invention of Intel-4004, it has brought out many other new, advanced as well and efficient microprocessors. It has even created a series of microprocessors among which Intel Core Processors are also one.

Intel Core Processors are one of the most liked, popular as well as highly efficient and powerful microprocessors ever created by Intel. This series of microprocessors can further be categorized into two different generations. They are: 1. First Generation Intel Core Processors and 2. Second Generation Intel Core Processors

1. FirstGeneration Intel Core Processors

First generation Intel core processors were launched by Intel Corporation in the year 2010 A.D. This generation of processors consisted of different types of processors like Intel Core i3, Intel Core i5 and Intel Core i7. The Core i3 is the processor which has the least capacity among the first generation Intel core processors. The desktop and mobile versions of Intel Core i3 processors have a dual core technology and Intel hyper-threading support. Though Core i3 processors don’t contain the Intel Turbo Boost Support, it is not bad at all in front of other processors from Intel. Likewise, the Intel Core i5 processors have both dual and quad processors which make them very much reliable and efficient. Intel Core i5 processors are of two types which support the Intel Turbo Boost, graphic designs and hyper-threading. Similarly, Intel Core i7 processors are the most powerful, reliable and fast processors ever created by Intel. This group of Core processors contain four processors that support hyper-threading as well as Turbo Boost. The mobile C i7 processors can be found in both dual and quad cores. The Intel C i7 are the microprocessors which are the costliest as well as fastest and most efficient processors in the Core family.

2. Second Generation Intel Core Processors

The second generation Intel core processors were introduced by Intel in the year 2011 A.D. after the release of its first generation core processors in 2010 A.D. This generation of core processors contains about twenty nine mobile and desktop processors which were manufactured by Sandy Bridge architecture. This generation of processors was based on the 32nm micro architecture designed and released by Intel and it was the first to integrate the processor and memory controller graphics on the same hand. The second generation of core processors include the features of video performing encoding hardware, and a Video HD and 3D stereoscopic content for watching TV in computer which support full HD streaming. The second generation core processor family contains 1 Core i7 extreme edition processor, 12 Core i7’s, 12 Core i5’s, 4 Core i3 processors as well as many new graphic performance features.

Aug 142012

Nepal and China held ninth meeting on Nepal-China Consultation Mechanism between Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Nepal and China on last Monday. They both have reviewd the status of bilateral relations and project in Nepal that is undertaken by the China.

Nepal asked China for more assistance in infrastructure related projects, particularly three road linkages and the lessening of Nepal’s trade deficit with China. The three road linkages include the construction of Khadbari-Kimatankha road, expansion of road from Jomsom to the China border and the Simikot-Hilsa road.

The Chinese side also requested Nepal export to handicrafts to their country. “We have noticed that Nepali handicrafts have a good market in China,” said visiting Chinese Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Fu Ying.

After meeting Prime Minister Baburam Bhattrai, Fu told reporters that she would discuss with Chinese diplomatic agencies in Beijing on improving cooperation with Nepal.

The meeting was led by Foreign Secretary Durga Bhattrai with 16 member delegation including senior officials from the Foreign Ministry and other ministries while Fu led a 12 member delegation including Yang Houlan, a Chinese Ambassador to Nepal.

In the delegation, both countries discussed various aspects of Nepal-China relations and agreed that both the parties must foresee the potential for stronger cooperation. “It also expressed their commitment to continue to build on and further promote friendship and cooperation in all fields in accordance with agreements reached and the direction set by leaders from both the countries during high level exchange visits. The Chinese side reiterated its commitment to continue consolidating their traditional friendship with Nepal and expand cooperation in various fields of economic growth and social progress,” a statement released by the Foreign Ministry said.

Earlier on Sunday, Fu called on Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Narayan Kaji Shrestha, at his office in Singha Durbar. The DPM expressed appreciation for the valuable support extended by the government and the people of China during Nepal’s political transition, while Fu reiterated China’s policy of non-interference in Nepal’s internal affairs. “China is closely watching Nepal’s political developments and wishes to see Nepal come out of the political transition successfully,” she said.

The Consultation Mechanism is an arrangement between the two countries to establish regular contact between officials from the Foreign Ministries of both the countries. It was set up in 1996 to provide a platform to discuss matters of mutual concern and cooperation. Meetings are held in alternate capital cities at a mutually agreed date. The Eighth Meeting of the Mechanism was held in Beijing through February 15-24, 2009. -ekantipur