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The St. Nicholas puzzle wasn’t difficult enough for you this year, because you’re looking for a real puzzle challenge in the ComputerBase theme area? Then you’ve come to the right place with the ComputerBase Christmas puzzle. There are no big non-cash prizes, but at the end you get the good feeling of having made it.

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When it comes to the questions for the St. Nicholas competition, which has been appropriately called St. Nicholas Riddles since this year, the choice of questions and their level of difficulty has always been a tightrope act: the questions should be challenging, and a large part of the community wants that, but they should too remain solvable for readers who are not on the topic, even if it requires a bit of puzzles and time. As a result, there were no longer any tough questions like there were a few years ago. “Like back then please!That’s why it’s repeated repeatedly through the comment thread.

These voices are heard with this experimental first Christmas ball. Here are crunchy questions from the ComputerBase topic environment and whoever solves them all correctly has definitely achieved something. The time for this is up to and including New Year 2023.

Fun at the joy and a nerdy price

Even if this is about having fun, a happy participant who has managed to answer all the questions correctly should not start the year 2023 with this satisfaction alone, but with a prize for real Hardware nerds:

With a heavy heart, the editors reached into the evidence room and dug out the Arc neon advertising that Intel sent exclusively to editors this year together with the Arc A770 and Arc A750. Intel Arc was definitely one of the themes of the year. A topic that didn’t end well, but that’s probably why it’s burned into the memories of tech enthusiasts – and will decorate the PC corner of a puzzle participant as an exclusive accessory in the future.

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The Christmas riddle questions 2022

The participation rules are the same as for any other competition on ComputerBase. In order not to spoil the fun for others, hints on possible solutions should be used sparingly in the discussion, even if in this case it is not about an outrageously expensive high-end gaming PC. Feedback on the first experimental Christmas puzzle is always welcome.

And now have fun!

  • Question 1: The code names of Nvidia’s GPU architectures have been based on great scientists for some time. If you go back to the first computer scientist who served as the namesake for a generation of gaming graphics card GPUs from the manufacturer, you will come across a predictability model from the 1930s in his life’s work that is still omnipresent in teaching and research today. In addition to a storage medium, this relies on another integral component that also plays a role in a storage medium that will still be widely used in 2022. Only recently did a recording of one appear that uses a native interface for the first time that has not been used in this segment up to now. Which is it?
  • Question 2: If you look around the site of a large US Army ammunition dump near a town named after the second lieutenant governor of the fifth youngest state in the United States, you will see a small pond in addition to a larger lake named after a color found, whose name perfectly fits the purpose of the nearby bunker facilities and, in connection with the 19th letter of the alphabet as a suffix, refers to a CPU architecture. The title of the test of the first processors of that architecture on ComputerBase contained a product property that was also the cue in the first report on the then new CPU generation. When the manufacturer dealt with this property for the first time, the editorial team was on site in the USA. In the title of the travel report, it made a special feature of the new platform presented at the time. Which was that?
  • Question 3: It’s been a few years since some custom designs were tested on ComputerBase when graphics cards with a total of 39,424 MB of graphics memory connected via 224 bit each had to compete with each other. If you look again at the test of the reference design of that graphics card, you will find an image on the fifth from last page in which the reference to a completely different series of graphics chips is literally obvious. In theory, how many of the strongest graphics cards of the older generation are required to achieve the FP32 computing power of the strongest graphics card of the newer generation, assuming perfect scaling?
  • Question 4: Tests on new graphics cards and processors are very popular on ComputerBase, but the editors have also been testing gaming mice for years to the heart (sic!) and kidneys. And the biological metaphor fits, as many manufacturers use animals as their namesakes. Such an input device was also the first to be able to deliver precise measurement results with a new sensor even when it was being moved at the maximum speed that a Leopard can reach. If, for the sake of simplicity, we now assume that the shape of the mouse we are looking for corresponds to a simple cuboid, what is the volume?
  • Question 5: Today an integral part of ComputerBase, the start of the loosely organized swarm measurement was a daring experiment. The big question in the mind of the editors: Who is going to take part? But that concern was unfounded and remains so to this day! Which central processing unit was in the lamest box back then that cleared the smallest of the three hurdles when participating in winter?
  • Question 6: Even if a lot has happened with the step from Ampere to Ada Lovelace, the values ​​in the overview of the technical specifications of the two top models on ComputerBase have remained exactly the same in one area – and yet there have also been changes here in recent years a constant evolution. It wasn’t too long ago that the gaming graphics card, which is the strongest in terms of GB pushed back and forth, showed at least half the performance of the current Ada Lovelace top model for the first time. The code name of the corresponding GPU generation leads to the Pacific. If you now add the longitude of the highest elevation of the location you are looking for, rounded to a natural number, and the packing density in millions of transistors per mm² of the GPU you are looking for, rounded to a whole number, to then find the greatest common divisor of the calculated sum and the number of FP32 ALUs of the to form the currently most powerful gaming graphics card, then the result refers to the memory requirements of which data type of computer science?
  • Question 7: If Zelda and Corsair could be connected in the Santa Claus puzzle, then Intel and Disney(+) can even more so in the Christmas puzzle. In this case, however, it doesn’t fit perfectly, because one of four letters is different, even if you don’t necessarily hear it. Again, it’s about the main characters, some young, others older. Which letter do you have to change for the Intel type so that it fits? Well, is there an arc?
  • Question 8: In recent years, ComputerBase has published a number of detailed articles on the manufacture of semiconductor chips, for example on the subject of EUV lithography. Enormous hurdles had to be overcome in order for this new exposure technology to reach the chip manufacturers. However, there are even stricter requirements for the coming extension of EUV technology. Which parameter has not yet had to be specially optimized for conventional EUV technology?
  • Question 9: Transistors are getting smaller and smaller in order to increase performance aka increase clock speeds with the same power consumption. In order to make this possible, the chip manufacturers are digging ever deeper into the lithography’s bag of tricks, as can be read in one of our detailed articles. For most of these tricks, the details are then published so that both science and the competition are in the know. All but one prominent technique. Which was that?
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Titbit raises 150,000 euros in its second investment round

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Three years ago, two entrepreneurs from Barcelona They launched an innovative project within the audiovisual production sector. Arnau Seix and Adrià Coll They founded the digital video startup, Titbit, weeks before COVID broke out, and in the middle of the pandemic they managed to raise their first round of investment. Three years later and with a consolidated project, the production company closes a new capitalization in which he has once again raised 150,000 euros.These rounds of adjusted capital allow us to grow and evolve in a conscious and reasonable way, without having to make disproportionate growth promises that imply making investments at a frenetic pace”explains Arnau Seix, who together with his partner and co-founder is committed to continuing to strengthen the bases to achieve the objectives set.

On this occasion, Titbit has given entry to reference investors in the world of advertising, and among them stands out one of the leaders in the sector, Juan Manuel de la Nuez, a professional with extensive experience and former CEO of the Wunderman Thompson agency. “In my professional career, I have met clients many times to whom the issue of content production for external communication or even internally, it was a real headache for them, since the agencies could not respond competitively in time or cost, and neither could the production companies. For this reason, when I got to know Titbit, I understood that it is a solution that responds to these headaches and therefore represents a clear potential for growth and investment.”.

With this round, Titbit aims to increase its national expansion, both commercially and in product development. The startup’s headquarters are located in Barcelona and also has an office in Madrid. “We want to create a commercial network that allows us to help other countries to achieve more agile and economical productions, since we have confirmed that the creation of digital content suffers the same problems outside our borders”. In addition, the celebration of the third anniversary of the startup coincides with a change of corporate image and the launch of the new website, which is in line with continuing to innovate in the sector, reflecting the value of its disruptive proposal.

Regarding the evolution of the project in the short and medium term, at a time of economic uncertainty like the current one, companies apply budget cuts in marketing and advertising, but even so they need to communicate more than ever, since they must compensate for the loss of sales caused by the crisis. “Many brands are looking for a new way to produce their content for digital channels, and this is where Titbit’s proposal becomes more relevant than ever”, explains Arnau Seix, who also sees international markets as an interesting option to continue growing.

“In these three years we have seen how big brands have connected with our message: closed and transparent prices, much more agile productions (maximum 15 days) and unlimited rights of use in all their pieces”. Stephanie SalvatMarketing Manager of Hoteles Hesperia, tells about his experience with Titbit that “It is the first production company I know and with which I collaborate that has such a clear differential value proposition”.

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Creek Technologies acquires Imburse to improve the payment experience

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Operation of great importance in the insurance industry. Smart solutions provider, Creek Technologys, has just announced the definitive agreement of the purchase of Imburse Paymentsa modern payment platform based in Switzerland.

The payment solution software-as-a-service (SaaS) native on the cloud de Imburse is designed for the insurance sector. It offers greater ease and efficiency in insurance transactions end to end. In addition, Imburse enables insurers to quickly connect to the entire payments ecosystem at lower cost, seamlessly integrate into existing financial infrastructure and processes, and manage multiple partners for collections and disbursements, all in one place.

The platform is consumer-oriented and offers policyholders a flexible and easy-to-use checkout experience, as well as the possibility of directing payments quickly and safely.

As part of Duck Creek, Imburse will continue to serve its current customer base and markets, while accelerating expansion goals to new customers throughout Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific. Although Imburse will continue to be available as a standalone, the platform will be fully integrated with Duck Creek’s suite of technology solutions, further enabling insurers’ digital transformation goals through modern tools.

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“Imburse has developed a great product for the global insurance industry that is not only easy to integrate and implement, but also offers insurers incredible flexibility and payment options”said Mike Jackowski, CEO of Duck Creek Technologys. “Imburse has a robust team that represents the core values ​​of Duck Creek. They have deep experience across the payments ecosystem and will help extend Duck Creek’s leadership in the insurance industry.”

“Being a part of Duck Creek will further accelerate our mission to simplify the way businesses around the world access the global payments ecosystem,” said Oliver Werneyer, CEO of Imburse. “We are excited to be a part of Duck Creek and to work together to deliver modern technology innovations that will transform the insurance industry of the future.”

The acquisition remains subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close during the second fiscal quarter of 2023.

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The Community of Madrid chooses EAE Business School as project accelerator

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EAE Business School Madrid, which is part of Planeta Formación y Universidades, has been chosen by the Community of Madrid What innovative project accelerator of entrepreneurship, in collaboration with other prestigious entities such as Lanzadera and Wayra. This initiative is expected to contribute to accelerating 50 new ideas and projects.

Within the framework of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan, financed by the European Union – Next Generation fund, the business school has been chosen as the head of this initiative in Madrid whose objective is to promote entrepreneurship and the talent of the region, strengthening the value chain of the cultural and creative industry and, therefore, stimulating the recovery of the Spanish economy.

«Being the only educational institution chosen by the Community of Madrid as an accelerator agent is an important recognition of which we are very proud. Collaboration in this project reinforces the great work that EAE Business School Madrid is doing to promote entrepreneurship and innovation, vital aspects for our school. In addition, this initiative reinforces our commitment to position EAE Business School Madrid as a key school for attracting young entrepreneurs with disruptive and creative ideas that will lead the future of the business and economic ecosystem in Madrid and, therefore, in Spain.”says Javier Almazán, Director of EAE Business School Madrid.

Flexibility and adaptability of business projects

The accelerator and its development programs will contribute to increasing the flexibility and adaptability of new business projects, in a global context of continuous change. Its objective is not only focused on providing capital through seed investmentsbut also in accompanying ideas with high growth potential in order to implement them successfully.

To this end, EAE Business School Madrid will play the role of mentor and tutor to entrepreneurs, offering intensive training programs and thus contributing to generating an ecosystem of cooperation and communication with other agents and strategic entities.

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In addition, this mentoring will boost the transformation of cultural activities towards digitization thanks to the incorporation of new Technologys in projects, favoring synergies between the cultural and creative industry with other economic sectors. For this reason, the collaboration of EAE Business School Madrid will improve access to financing for cultural projects, accelerating the professional growth of entrepreneurs and companies.

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