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December 13, 2007

2007 Taipei IT Month exposed problems on traffic jams

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Traffic jam on December 9.

Although the 2007 Taipei IT Month closed last Sunday (December 9), it attracted more than 750,000 people to visit the show, but it exposed some problems especially on the traffic factor.

Generally on weekdays (December 3-7), the traffic jam at Shi-fu Road often took place in the afternoon as many schools visited the show and several sightseeing buses sometimes parked there for patronages on students. In comparison with Sung-shou Road, Shi-fu Road was sometimes obstructed but not as serious than on weekends because the official shuttle buses played a key role on transportation.

On the opposite way of two weekends (December 1, 2, 8, and 9), it exposed traffic problems as many people visited the show, even though the Traffic Division of Taipei City Police Department set medians around the Taipei World Trade Center and the Taipei 101, and it apparently decreased violations on illegal crossing, Shi-fu Road and Sung-shou Road were still trapped in traffic jams than on weekdays.

Before the launch of the TWTC Nangang in March 2008, governments and show organizers will focus on the traffic issue at the Taipei World Trade Center during the construction of the MRT Taipei World Trade Center Station.

Highlights of some traffic and the roads


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December 10, 2007

Entertainers and sportspeople make their stops at 2007 Taipei IT Month

Entertainers and sportspeople make their stops at 2007 Taipei IT Month

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  • 15 December 2007: 2007 Taipei IT Month exposed problems on traffic jams
  • 11 December 2007: Entertainers and sportspeople make their stops at 2007 Taipei IT Month
  • 10 December 2007: Wikinews interviews Peter “Shamino” Tan from Singapore about overclocking
  • 10 December 2007: Overclocking experts gather in the Intel Overclocking Live Test in Taiwan
  • 6 December 2007: 2007 Taipei IT Month: Gaming industry battle from high-definition AV market to recreation and sports
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Recently on two weekends of 2007 Taipei IT Month, some entertainers from Hong Kong and Taiwan and basketball players from Super Basketball League chose their promotional stage at 2007 Taipei IT Month to promote their and exhibitors’ notabilities. Apparently, it caused their fans and crowded public visiting IT Month on two weekends.

Last week from December 1 & 2, members from MACHI brothers Stanley Huang and Jeff Huang, and a singer from Hong Kong Karen Mok visited this show to help exhibitors promote their new products and activities. On the other hand, a Taiwanese band “DA Mouth” and a famous Taiwanese singer Waa Wei successively held small concerts in the showground, this is differ than before because lots of medium-small concerts often held in the PAMC K-Mall or Ximending.

At recent 2 days (December 8 & 9), 5 players from Taiwan Beer Basketball Team like Chih-chieh Lin, Xing-liang Lou, Xiao-yuan Ha, Shih-nien Chen, and Shou-cheng He helped Asia Pacific Telecom Inc. for the cellular phone charity bidding. Not only this, entertainers like Rainie Yang, Sonia Sui, and a Taiwanese women musical group Hei Se Hui Mei Mei all successively visited booths of Ergotech Corp., Mio Technology, and Chinese Gamer International Corp. in this show.

In fact, this phenomenon, a company invited notable people to visit a show, often appeared at some consuming shows in the Taipei World Trade Center especially on gaming or IT shows. It often brought profits for entertainers, sportspeople, media, consumer, and companies as they separately gained what they need each other.

Event highlights, in images



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Overclocking experts gather in the Intel Overclocking Live Test in Taiwan

Overclocking experts gather in the Intel Overclocking Live Test in Taiwan

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Monday, December 10, 2007

Don’t try this at home! A dangerous overclocking experiment.
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This past Saturday at 2007 Taipei IT Month, Intel of Taiwan invited hardware engineers, overclocking experts, and gamers to participate in the “Intel Taiwan Overclocking Live Test” at the Taipei World Trade Center to share techniques and technology for overclocking and other hardware tweaking.

According to Intel Taiwan, this “Live Test” event was a friendly competition for participating engineers. It was similar to the “Live Test Center” previously held by Russian computing magazine PC Professionel. At this overclocking festival, Intel provided high-standard hardware on which the participants challenged the extremes of overclocking as measured by benchmark records on PCMark05, 3DMark 2006, and Super PI 1M.

Throughout these tests, the organizers frequently reminded spectators not to get too close to the hardware due to the dangers of overclocking and tweaking hardware. Finally, a new Taiwan Record of 15335 points on PCMark05 was established by Wei-che Chang.


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Wikinews interviews Peter \”Shamino\” Tan from Singapore about overclocking

Wikinews interviews Peter “Shamino” Tan from Singapore about overclocking

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Last Saturday, the “Intel Taiwan Overclocking Live Test” took place in the Taipei World Trade Center in Taipei, Taiwan, which drew many spectators to come and see the hardware experts at work. Overclocking (running computer hardware at a higher clock rate than normally) is more of an enjoyment for senior gamers or engineers, while the average computer users may lack the basic concepts of it, causing hardware to halt when they attempt it.

With those issues in mind, Wikinews freelance reporter Rico Shen interviewed Peter “Shamino” Tan, an overclocking expert from Singapore, to clear up some of the basic issues relating to overclocking.

Interview

Peter “Shamino” Tan, an overclocking expert from Singapore.
Image: Rico Shen.

Wikinews waves Left.pngRico ShenWikinews waves Right.png It was nice to witness this overclocking festival, and this is my second time after I saw an overclocking test at 2007 COMPUTEX Taipei. What portion of the computing population most often try to overclock their computers?

Shamino: Generally, gamers often try overclocking because several games perform best when graphics display and computing are at optimal conditions. They needs high-level hardware to fulfill the requirements of those games. But some senior engineers also try overclocking tests to examine performance on newly-developed hardware before marketing it. Roughly speaking, any user who understands hardware functioning may experiment with overclocking.

Wikinews waves Left.pngRSWikinews waves Right.png I remember that in a conference, an expert recommended engineers to be cautious for safety reasons, why is that?

Shamino: If someone wants to try overclocking, all hardware should be waterproof and safety is a paramount issue that experts should be concerned about. If they know the risks and can afford the results of overclocking, then the public can rely on those experts when they do overclocking.

An overclocking test.
Image: Rico Shen.

Wikinews waves Left.pngRSWikinews waves Right.png Which software is recommended when overclocking hardware?

Shamino: 3D Mark, CPU-Z, PCMark05, SysTool, CPUCool, and CPUIdle are often used for overclocking, but it depends on the individual users to make their own decisions. Generally, most experts recommend 3D Mark and PCMark05.

Wikinews waves Left.pngRSWikinews waves Right.png What about overclocking for the general public?

Shamino: Overclocking has some risks as I mentioned before. It’s often attempted by general users or the public who have just witnessed someone doing overclocking. But, in fact, if someone does proper research over the Internet before doing overclocking, then an relatively safe overclocking test can be tried.

Wikinews waves Left.pngRSWikinews waves Right.png Just some facts about TAITRA: a Live Test Center was established at COMPUTEX Taipei in 2005 and 2006, but it was canceled this year. Although some hardware companies won some awards there, what have been the effects of the Live Test Center on the hardware industry?

Shamino: I remember that a foreign magazine set up this pavilion for companies to examine performances in it. If they are seeking to raise the profile of this pavilion by winning awards, I don’t think it’s practical.

Wikinews waves Left.pngRSWikinews waves Right.png Many thanks, I think lots of concepts should be modified according to your advice.


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Wikinews interviews Peter \”Shamino\” Tan from Singapore about overclocking

2007 Taipei IT Month
2007 Taipei IT Month stories
  • 15 December 2007: 2007 Taipei IT Month exposed problems on traffic jams
  • 11 December 2007: Entertainers and sportspeople make their stops at 2007 Taipei IT Month
  • 10 December 2007: Wikinews interviews Peter “Shamino” Tan from Singapore about overclocking
  • 10 December 2007: Overclocking experts gather in the Intel Overclocking Live Test in Taiwan
  • 6 December 2007: 2007 Taipei IT Month: Gaming industry battle from high-definition AV market to recreation and sports
More infomation
  • Official Websites in Chinese:
    • Exhibition
    • Computer Skills’ Competition
  • Photo Gallery @ Commons

Monday, December 10, 2007

Last Saturday, the “Intel Taiwan Overclocking Live Test” took place in the Taipei World Trade Center in Taipei, Taiwan, which drew many spectators to come and see the hardware experts at work. Overclocking (running computer hardware at a higher clock rate than normally) is more of an enjoyment for senior gamers or engineers, while the average computer users may lack the basic concepts of it, causing hardware to halt when they attempt it.

With those issues in mind, Wikinews freelance reporter Rico Shen interviewed Peter “Shamino” Tan, an overclocking expert from Singapore, to clear up some of the basic issues relating to overclocking.

Interview

Peter

Peter “Shamino” Tan, an overclocking expert from Singapore.
Image: Rico Shen.

Rico Shen It was nice to witness this overclocking festival, and this is my second time after I saw an overclocking test at 2007 COMPUTEX Taipei. What portion of the computing population most often try to overclock their computers?

Shamino: Generally, gamers often try overclocking because several games perform best when graphics display and computing are at optimal conditions. They need high-level hardware to fulfill the requirements of those games. But some senior engineers also try overclocking tests to examine performance on newly-developed hardware before marketing it. Roughly speaking, any user who understands hardware functioning may experiment with overclocking.

RS I remember that in a conference, an expert recommended engineers to be cautious for safety reasons, why is that?

Shamino: If someone wants to try overclocking, all hardware should be waterproof and safety is a paramount issue that experts should be concerned about. If they know the risks and can afford the results of overclocking, then the public can rely on those experts when they do overclocking.

An  overclocking test. Image: Rico Shen.

An overclocking test.
Image: Rico Shen.

RS Which software is recommended when overclocking hardware?

Shamino: 3D Mark, CPU-Z, PCMark05, SysTool, CPUCool, and CPUIdle are often used for overclocking, but it depends on the individual users to make their own decisions. Generally, most experts recommend 3D Mark and PCMark05.

RS What about overclocking for the general public?

Shamino: Overclocking has some risks as I mentioned before. It’s often attempted by general users or the public who have just witnessed someone doing overclocking. But, in fact, if someone does proper research over the Internet before doing overclocking, then an relatively safe overclocking test can be tried.

RS Just some facts about TAITRA: a Live Test Center was established at COMPUTEX Taipei in 2005 and 2006, but it was canceled this year. Although some hardware companies won some awards there, what have been the effects of the Live Test Center on the hardware industry?

Shamino: I remember that a foreign magazine set up this pavilion for companies to examine performances in it. If they are seeking to raise the profile of this pavilion by winning awards, I don’t think it’s practical.

RS Many thanks, I think lots of concepts should be modified according to your advice.

Related news

  • “Overclocking experts gather in the Intel Overclocking Live Test in Taiwan”. Wikinews, December 10, 2007

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This is a complete or partial translation of the article “把超頻當成樂趣 Shamino:做之前請培養正確觀念!” from the 中文 language Wikinews.
Wikinews
This exclusive interview features first-hand journalism by a Wikinews reporter. See the collaboration page for more details.
Wikipedia
Wikipedia has an article about Overclocking.
This text comes from Wikinews. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. For a complete list of contributors for this article, visit the corresponding history entry on Wikinews.

Wikinews interviews Peter \”Shamino\” Tan from Singapore about overclocking

2007 Taipei IT Month
2007 Taipei IT Month stories
  • 15 December 2007: 2007 Taipei IT Month exposed problems on traffic jams
  • 11 December 2007: Entertainers and sportspeople make their stops at 2007 Taipei IT Month
  • 10 December 2007: Wikinews interviews Peter “Shamino” Tan from Singapore about overclocking
  • 10 December 2007: Overclocking experts gather in the Intel Overclocking Live Test in Taiwan
  • 6 December 2007: 2007 Taipei IT Month: Gaming industry battle from high-definition AV market to recreation and sports
More infomation
  • Official Websites in Chinese:
    • Exhibition
    • Computer Skills’ Competition
  • Photo Gallery @ Commons

Monday, December 10, 2007

Last Saturday, the “Intel Taiwan Overclocking Live Test” took place in the Taipei World Trade Center in Taipei, Taiwan, which drew many spectators to come and see the hardware experts at work. Overclocking (running computer hardware at a higher clock rate than normally) is more of an enjoyment for senior gamers or engineers, while the average computer users may lack the basic concepts of it, causing hardware to halt when they attempt it.

With those issues in mind, Wikinews freelance reporter Rico Shen interviewed Peter “Shamino” Tan, an overclocking expert from Singapore, to clear up some of the basic issues relating to overclocking.

Interview

Peter

Peter “Shamino” Tan, an overclocking expert from Singapore.
Image: Rico Shen.

Rico Shen It was nice to witness this overclocking festival, and this is my second time after I saw an overclocking test at 2007 COMPUTEX Taipei. What portion of the computing population most often try to overclock their computers?

Shamino: Generally, gamers often try overclocking because several games perform best when graphics display and computing are at optimal conditions. They needs high-level hardware to fulfill the requirements of those games. But some senior engineers also try overclocking tests to examine performance on newly-developed hardware before marketing it. Roughly speaking, any user who understands hardware functioning may experiment with overclocking.

RS I remember that in a conference, an expert recommended engineers to be cautious for safety reasons, why is that?

Shamino: If someone wants to try overclocking, all hardware should be waterproof and safety is a paramount issue that experts should be concerned about. If they know the risks and can afford the results of overclocking, then the public can rely on those experts when they do overclocking.

An  overclocking test. Image: Rico Shen.

An overclocking test.
Image: Rico Shen.

RS Which software is recommended when overclocking hardware?

Shamino: 3D Mark, CPU-Z, PCMark05, SysTool, CPUCool, and CPUIdle are often used for overclocking, but it depends on the individual users to make their own decisions. Generally, most experts recommend 3D Mark and PCMark05.

RS What about overclocking for the general public?

Shamino: Overclocking has some risks as I mentioned before. It’s often attempted by general users or the public who have just witnessed someone doing overclocking. But, in fact, if someone does proper research over the Internet before doing overclocking, then an relatively safe overclocking test can be tried.

RS Just some facts about TAITRA: a Live Test Center was established at COMPUTEX Taipei in 2005 and 2006, but it was canceled this year. Although some hardware companies won some awards there, what have been the effects of the Live Test Center on the hardware industry?

Shamino: I remember that a foreign magazine set up this pavilion for companies to examine performances in it. If they are seeking to raise the profile of this pavilion by winning awards, I don’t think it’s practical.

RS Many thanks, I think lots of concepts should be modified according to your advice.

Related news

  • “Overclocking experts gather in the Intel Overclocking Live Test in Taiwan”. Wikinews, December 10, 2007

Sources

This is a complete or partial translation of the article “把超頻當成樂趣 Shamino:做之前請培養正確觀念!” from the 中文 language Wikinews.
Wikinews
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Wikipedia
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December 5, 2007

Taiwanese consumer laptop market faces change following ASUStek winning sustainability award

Taiwanese consumer laptop market faces change following ASUStek winning sustainability award

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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Eee PC, a hot topic in the 2007 Taipei IT Month.
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ASUS Eee PC, earlier launched world-wide for cost-saving and functionality factors, became a hot topic in 2007 Taipei IT Month. But the consumer market on laptop computer will be radically varied and changed after ASUS was awarded in the 2007 Taiwan Sustainable Award by Executive Yuan of the Republic of China.

Chairman of ASUS Jonney Shih said: “With this award, we [ASUS] are progressively approved by consumers with our quality and service,” and stressed: “We’ll have a great opportunity to look on bright factor on the Ratio of Sale on Eee PC world-wide including Taiwan.”

Recently in fact, several laptop manufacturers launched multiple laptops not only low-price laptops but also others with Intel Centrino Duo or AMD Athlon 64×2 inside for different consuming population. And those manufacturers battled also on the high-definition AV market with theirs launch. No matter what their market battle will transform, the consumer will be the survivor and winner at this battle.


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December 2, 2007

Taiwanese government supports IT industry by participating in 2007 Taipei IT Month

Taiwanese government supports IT industry by participating in 2007 Taipei IT Month

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Sunday, December 2, 2007

Opening Ceremony of 2007 Informonth.
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2007 Informonth (IT Month), the annual exhibition for IT & 3C industries every winter in Taiwan, started in Taipei on December 1st and will run until December 9th in the Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC). Government officials, such as President of the Republic of China Shui-bian Chen, Premier of the Republic of China Chun-hsiung Chang, Commissioner of Council for Cultural Affairs Chin-chu Weng, Minister of Economic Affairs Steve Ruey-long Chen, Minister of Education Cheng-sheng Du, and Minister of Overseas Compatriot Affairs Commission Fu-mei Chang participated and visited this show to support the IT industry in Taiwan.

Due to several conflicts between political factions, the Pan-Green and Pan-Blue Coalitions, Taipei Computer Association, the organizer of IT Month, changed their plan to hold the Opening Ceremony at the second floor of the TWTC.

Not only did President Shui-bian Chen praise the progression of the IT and Networking industries in Taiwan, but Chun-hsiung Chang also replied to some comments on “Looking Down Taiwan” by a candidate of 2008 Taiwan Presidential Elections Ying-jeou Ma and confidently said, “Since the IT Month can showcase the achievements on the IT and Networking industry, why can Ma deliberately vilify those industries for his votes?” And before the executives left the TWTC, Cheng-sheng Du answered, “Obey the laws” to the media as they asked about the recent issue of “Gate of Great Centrality and Perfect Uprightness”.

It wasn’t just politicians that attended, however. The Research, Development and Evaluation Commission, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Council of Agriculture, Ministry of Education, Environmental Protection Administration, Ministry of Transportation and Communications, Taipei City Government, National Science Council, National Palace Museum, and National Taiwan University Hospital all participated in the show to showcase their industry solutions and milestones of IT and networking industries.

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