India's first one TeraByte PC

HCL, of personal India's largest manufacturer computers, is bringing out the country's first PC with One Terabyte hard drive capacity. The new PC is mainly intended for design and animation professionals.

Geeks who crave for higher capacity machines can also opt for it. It will use the 1 TB Deskstar hard drive which was recently launched with much fanfare by Hitachi. HCL will introduce two models, an entry level machine and a high-end digital content creation workstation. Both of them will offer ten times more storage space than ordinary PCs.

The high end model would have Quadro FX 1500 and Adobe Production Studio Premium as add-ons. The entry level model will be priced at Rs 35,000 and the digital content creation workstation at Rs 99,000.

Information Technology firms make $28 billion a year

The top 20 IT companies of the country earned $28 billion in 2006-07. This is 42 per cent more than the revenue earned the previous year.

According to an annual survey conducted by DataQuest, 11 of these companies - Wipro, TCS, Infosys, Satyam, HCL Technologies, Teledata Informatics, Redington India, HCL Infosystems, Tech Mahindra, Patni, Computer Systems and Moser Baer accounted for $17 billion.

The other big earners are global names-HP, IBM, Ingram Micro, Oracle, Cognizant, Cisco, Intel, Microsoft and Lenovo - and they earned $11 billion, recording a 39 per cent growth in revenue.

Dataquest cited these figures as an indication of the maturity of the Indian IT industry. The survey also found that major IT companies were spreading their network into smaller cities and towns.

DDR3 (Double Data Rate 3) modules are the latest rage.

Faster computers need faster memories and DDR3 (Double Data Rate Three) modules are the latest rage in the market.

The DDR3 is faster than DDR2, which had just started getting fashionable, and also consumes less power. As the name suggests, these devices help data to move twice as fast. JEDEC, the memory standards association, has predicted a bright future for DDR3 and ASUSTEK has become the first company to induct it in a motherboard.

It will enable about 1,600 million transfers per second.


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