"Another limitation is that those three U.2 connectors for SSDs are located on the outskirt of the motherboard, which could limit their usage in the desktop space"
U.2 connectors are not meant for desktop usage, are they?
"Meanwhile, the motherboard has multiple slots for add-in-boards, only they are located in a way that most of add-in-cards will not install unless their brackets are removed. It is not exactly clear how a desktop workstation can be used without a graphics card though."
One can use a riser for the GPU, of course.
"Meanwhile the motherboard has audio connectors, which again hints that it can be used to build desktop workstations."
A Proxmox server could use that connector.
Is it me, or this article is absolutely full with personal biases? I could not read the entire article. I would REALY like to know the opinions of other readers!
During a trip to Saudi Arabia last month, Chinese President Xi Jinping urged countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to use the Shanghai Petroleum and National Gas Exchange to carry out yuan-based energy deals. China and Saudi Arabia also signed over $30 billion in trade deals during the visit.
That trip marked "the birth of the petroyuan," according to a recent note from Credit Suisse analyst Zoltan Pozsar, who said China wants to dedollarize parts of the world after the currency's dominant status was used against Russia.
which costs em more.They just go out and look on their own.
never should rely on just one.no longer trust western financial systems
China (and India) are buying Russian gas at fire sale prices because they now know no-one else will out bid them. In terms of currency would you trust China . . . . it will be the currency favoured by the world's depots. . . .of which the Saudi leader is one . . .but you can bet he'll divide his assets between the major currencies and not put all his eggs in one basket.That chip could very easily be made in China, which is already mass producing 14nm class chips and can at least in moderate volume do 10nm class.
The biggest blow to Russia that sanctions can do has already been done, and the single biggest blow was freezing their foreign exchange assets.
From now on, the pendulum will swing the other way.
Many countries no longer trust western financial systems that can be weaponized against them, essentially allowing the US to take your countries property without recourse. That is giving rise to BRICS countries and yes, even Saudi Arabia, switching what they can to Renminbi (Chinese) based international trade. China has quadrupled the amount of LNG imports from Russia since Jan 2022, and India has gone from basically zero oil imports to nearly 1M barrels per day in that time.
I don't know where this is going to go, but so far it does not look good.