Dell EMC Adds Another #1 – High Performance Computing

first_imgWhile our Dell EMC HPC team spends this busy week meeting with countless customers, partners and fellow industry leaders at SC16, I think back to our participation at SC15 last year and how much we’ve accomplished in one lightning fast year.At last year’s annual HPC industry conference, we said we were going to disrupt, democratize and drive industry differentiation in a way that takes what we’ve learned from the most sophisticated research institutions and government agency supercomputers, and making it easier for a broader set of organizations and businesses to benefit and transform from HPC systems in this digital world.Based on that declaration, we have significantly grown our business. In fact, leading HPC market firm Intersect360 Research just declared that Dell EMC holds THE #1 position in total HPC revenue share heading into 2017. With the HPC market comprised primarily of servers and storage, it doesn’t hurt to also be #1 in both of these key markets. As Michael Dell said at this October’s Dell EMC World, Dell Technologies’ unique structure allows us to be nimble and innovative, like a start-up, but at the scale of a global power house. For our customers, this means we offer a technology partner that can be #1 in everything, all in one place. With this latest HPC leadership, our #1s continue to rack-up!I couldn’t be more proud of our team’s accomplishments. Not every company can be #1, much less #1 in so many markets. Watch what our CMO, Jeremy Burton, has to say here on what this means for our customers.Dell EMC is a tier one solutions provider that can help meet HPC customer needs, from desktops to petaflops, with a portfolio ranging from workstations to supercomputers. We’ve grown our HPC business by focusing on vertical markets including research, life sciences and manufacturing and through expanding and developing close industry partnerships.But it’s not only about the portfolio. At the core, we have excellent talent—our team includes some of the brightest minds and true HPC and vertical industry experts with histories of working on the most challenging and powerful systems around the world. And our partner ecosystem has never been stronger.We’re also continuing to build an incredible HPC test bed for customers. For example, our own “Zenith” system, which ranks #372 on this week’s latest TOP500 list, was built from Dell EMC PowerEdge servers with partner technologies as an available resource for customers to test their workload results on the latest, leading HPC technologies.We’ve helped several customers stand up new systems this year – from unveiling of the fastest supercomputer on the continent of Africa, the Centre for High Performance Computing’s (CHPC) “Lengau” system to working with the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin on “Stampede 2,” a strategic national resource to provide HPC capabilities for thousands of researchers across the U.S.At Dell EMC, we’re looking forward to helping more customers reduce their time to results and generate new breakthroughs. We’ll continue to help pave the way by focusing on delivering innovative infrastructure while eliminating complexity, so customers can spend less time on building and managing their HPC systems and more time focused on their results.At the end of the day, we’re developing solutions and providing insights to enable human potential, to make the next discovery, find the next cure and develop innovations to improve our everyday lives.If you’re at SC16 this week, please swing by our booth #1217 to meet our HPC team and see the demos! If you weren’t able to make it, learn more here, and consider joining the Dell EMC HPC Community. We look forward to talking with you soon!last_img read more

Satellite Autonomy for Colombia

first_imgBy Yolima Dussán/Diálogo December 13, 2017 FACSAT-1, the first satellite of the Colombian Air Force (FAC, per its Spanish acronym) Space Program, will be placed in orbit by March 30th, 2018. The project was presented during the first Aerospace Capacities Seminar, “Satellite Industry,” held in late September 2017, at Marco Fidel Suárez Air Force Academy (EMAVI, per its Spanish acronym) in Cali, Colombia. “The Colombian Air Force’s bid for satellites is to develop and use its own space capacities to ensure technological autonomy, thereby reducing dependence on foreign technologies,” Lieutenant Colonel Giovanni Corredor Gutiérrez, FAC head of Space Affairs, told Diálogo. “The result is a narrowing of the socioeconomic divide between Colombia and other developed nations, and the optimization of available resources.” EMAVI is meeting the challenge of developing the satellite. The air force academy not only serves as the base for the entire learning process but also as the headquarters to manage Colombia’s space program, which plans to set up a ground control station, a laboratory for satellite technology integration, and develop launchers. This effort translates to an economic gain equivalent to $582 million per year, or a 0.2 percent increase in GDP, according to FAC estimates. “Science is my route, my goal is space” “The large-scale space program kicked off five years ago with the FACSAT-1 project. These are long-term processes with several development stages,” FAC Lieutenant Colonel Fabián Andrés Salazar Ospina, head of EMAVI’s Research and Development Department, told Diálogo. “Owning satellites affords nations operational independence, privacy, and security, and ensures service continuity during national and international crises and disasters.” Space programs are divided into three segments: ground, control, and space. “Five years ago [in 2012], FAC began taking steps to develop the ground segment [the launchers], but we faced limitations. So we focused on the space segment, developing nanosatellites,” Lt. Col. Salazar said. “We’re not interested in developing large, heavy, or costly satellites. We focus on nanosatellites, which are small, efficient, functional, and much more economical.” Nanosatellites—also known as CubeSats—are smaller-size units with a five-year lifespan. They can be used for observation, communication, or both. Each unit measures 10 cubic centimeters and weighs about 1.5 kilograms, but has the electronics necessary to carry out observation, communication, and scientific experiments in orbit. A Colombian asset FACSAT-1 is a small satellite made up of three cubes, designed to detect and capture images of Earth. It has a lens resolution of 30 meters per pixel. “We’re quite eager to launch this nanosatellite to provide daily coverage of Colombian territory. The images obtained, due to their accuracy, can be used for urban development, land restoration, illegal crop substitution, and natural disaster and fire response,” General Carlos Eduardo Bueno, FAC commander, told Diálogo. “With this satellite, we enter a new era in line with FAC’s transformation, in which technological development and evolution hold great importance.” Until now, Colombia was a satellite services consumer (i.e., a client of nations and companies that provide them) and subject to meeting market conditions. With the development of FACSAT-1, Colombia hopes to become an international satellite provider. “FACSAT-1 opens up a new era in the satellite industry. Not only will we be self-sufficient but we also expect to become providers,” Lt. Col. Salazar said. “The satellite will be a Colombia-controlled asset. It will supply us with a guaranteed stream of remote sensing data for a wide array of applications, including training, scientific and technological capacity development, academic research opportunities, financial savings, and international cooperation.” “This first satellite is FAC’s bid to demonstrate that satellite technology, even though it requires advanced knowledge, is not out of reach for Colombian society,” Lt. Col. Corredor added. “Our nation has sufficient intellectual capital to develop capacities and borrow the knowledge to allow us to make better use of this technology.” FACSAT-2, the second phase FAC focuses its efforts on the long-term development of satellites due to their widespread growth and necessary use in military and civilian operations, including to produce precise maps, monitor soil and subsoil use, study climate change, make weather forecasts, and control air traffic, ground transportation, and maritime and river navigation. The Space Program moves ahead with a project timeline that foresees the launch of FACSAT-2, the second domestically produced nanosatellite, in 2019. FACSAT-2 will be twice as large as its predecessor. It will have observation and communication capacities and produce more precise images. The resolution of the camera is planned for 5 meters per pixel, allowing it to be used for more specialized applications such as cartography and topography. FAC is working on the second prototype’s launcher to close the supply chain and achieve greater self-sufficiency. The third stage, FACSAT-3, will involve developing a constellation of 18 to 20 communication and imaging satellites with coordinated ground coverage. “We’re very committed and excited about this program. We know that this dedicated national satellite capacity, as part of a sustainable investment in science and technology, holds enormous potential to create many socioeconomic benefits for Colombia,” Lt. Col. Salazar said. “It will open new opportunities for cooperation with other nations that have a space presence,” he concluded.last_img read more

Winners of the annual awards of the Zadar County Tourist Board announced

first_imgZvonko Gregov, barkajol who with his colleagues convincingly preserves and continues the centuries-old Zadar tradition, uniqueness and recognizability, driving from the jig in front of the former Maraska to the Peninsula This year’s award winners are: SC Visnjik for the organization of the Davis Cup semifinal match, which ensured the promotion of Zadar and brought it closer to millions of viewers around the world For the 17th time, the Zadar County Tourist Board in cooperation with Zadarski list awarded prizes to companies, events and people who contributed to the successful tourist season, but also improved the tourist offer, destination branding and contributed to the extension of the season. The director of the Zadar County Tourist Board, Mihaela Kadija, said that everyone had contributed to the growth of tourist traffic, but also that one should be careful and monitor the threats that arise. “The tourist must know his host, experience the destination, not just sleep over and leave. We need to develop quality, not quantity. “, said Kadija on the eve of the announcement of the winner. Prefect Božidar Longin, who is also the president of the Zadar County Tourist Board, said that all activities are aimed at extending the season. “The fact is that our county is an extremely attractive destination, as evidenced by the numbers. By the end of November, our county was visited by around 1.902.000 tourists, and the number of overnight stays was over 14 million. A big role in these figures was played by the project of joint advertising of the Zadar tourist region in the promotional campaigns of the low-cost airline Ryanair. In the first 11 months of this year, 601.746 passengers landed through Zadar Airport, which is 3% more than last year.. ”, Said Longin and added that the numbers are only part of the story. “What we have to work on is raising the quality of accommodation, services, offers, all with the aim of attracting the highest quality guests. The sea, the sun, the beauty of natural and cultural heritage are not enough for quality tourism. Therefore, every step towards something new, more creative, better, different is worthy of praise. ”Mayor Longin said that he believes that this year’s award winners have made a great contribution to strengthening the offer of our destination. “I extend my sincere congratulations to all of you, believing that these awards, in addition to acknowledging what has been done so far, will also be a good incentive for further work.”- concluded Longin. This year’s awards went to the Benedictine Monastery of St. Margarita in Pag, D -Marin Marina Dalmacija, Tourist Board of the City of Nin, ŠC Višnjik, Terra Travel, OPG Babac Damjanić, OPG Matulić, Zvonko Gregov and Frane Skoblar. Benedictine Monastery of St. Margaritas in Pag, for the Permanent Exhibition of Church Art and the efforts of nuns in preserving the arts and traditions of this island.center_img Frane Skoblar for continuous investments and consistent improvement of services and contents of the hotel company Turisthotel as the flagship and leader of local tourism. Dogus Group – D Marin Marina Dalmatia for hosting a nautical superspectacle called 52 SUPER SERIES Zadar Royal Cup. OPG Babac Damjanić to successfully link agriculture and tourism. OPG Matulić to promote tourism on the island. Ana and Krsto Matulić are “guilty” that the guest from Pašman is now taking cream with immortelle, hot sauce with chili or fig vinegar or the most famous Pašmanero sauce. Terra Travel Agency for Zadar Cooking Class, ie for designing a new tourist product and improving the tourist offer of the destination. Nin Tourist Board for continuous and persistent work on branding and recognizability of the destination.last_img read more

Shock in Germany as hundreds run riot in Stuttgart

first_imgAt the height of the clashes, some 400 to 500 people joined in the battle against police officers and rescue workers.As officers pushed back against the crowd, they broke up into small groups, carrying on their rampage around the city center, smashing shop windows and looting stores along nearby Koenigstrasse, a major shopping street.  Topics : German authorities expressed shock Sunday over a rampage of an “unprecedented scale” overnight in the city center of Stuttgart, where hundreds of party-goers ran riot, attacking police and plundering stores after smashing shop windows.Two dozen people, half of them German nationals, were arrested provisionally, as police reported 19 colleagues hurt.”They were unbelievable scenes that have left me speechless. In my 46 years of police service, I have never experienced this,” said Stuttgart police chief Frank Lutz. Tensions built up shortly after midnight when officers carried out checks on a 17-year-old German man suspected of using drugs, said Stuttgart deputy police chief Thomas Berger. Crowds who were milling around at the city’s biggest square, the Schlossplatz, immediately rallied around the young man and began flinging stones and bottles at police.The groups of mostly men also used sticks or poles to smash windows of police vehicles parked in the area. “I sharply condemn this brutal outbreak of violence, these acts against people and things are criminal action that must be forcefully prosecuted and condemned,” Baden-Wuerttemberg state premier Winfried Kretschmann said in a statement.  ‘Party scene’Videos posted on Twitter showed people breaking shop windows, leaving goods strewn on the streets. A jewelry store was completely emptied and a mobile phone shop wrecked, according to regional broadcaster SWR.In all, nine shops were looted while 14 others suffered damage such as broken windows.As smaller scale clashes had already broken out downtown last week between police and groups of young people, officers had already bulked up their deployment overnight with an extra 100-strong team. But the scale of the violence overwhelmed the officers, forcing them to call in reinforcements from other parts of the state.Only four and a half hours later were they able to quell the violence that has been described as “civil war-like scenes” by Social Democrat regional MP Sascha Binder.Police on Sunday ruled out any political motives for the rampage, describing the perpetrators as people from the “party scene or events scene”.An unusually large number of people were in the city center to enjoy the summer’s night because discos and clubs are still shut over he coronavirus pandemic, said Stuttgart mayor Fritz Kuhn.Some of the rioters were charged up by alcohol, he said, adding that others may have been driven by “the addiction of putting a little film on social media.”Asked about the nationalities of the 12 non-Germans who were detailed, Berger said they stemmed from a range of countries from Croatia and Portugal to Afghanistan and Somalia.Calling the riots of “an unprecedented nature,” interior minister for the region Thomas Strobl vowed to “use all available means available under the rule of law to go after the rioters.”last_img read more

First Lady Frances Wolf Discusses Need for Increased Investment in Public Education on “Schools That Teach” Tour Stop

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter April 27, 2015 First Lady Frances Wolf,  Press Release,  Schools That Teach,  Severance Tax Harrisburg, PA – Today on a “Schools That Teach” tour stop, Pennsylvania’s First Lady Frances Wolf held a roundtable discussion with teachers and administrators from East Pennsboro School District at West Creek Hills Elementary School in Camp Hill to listen to challenges they have experienced as a result of cuts to education funding and to discuss how Governor Wolf’s 2015-2016 budget makes historic investments in public education to help students prepare for college and the workforce.“Pennsylvania needs a public education system that will attract new businesses and help teach our kids the 21st century skills they need to compete in our global economy,” said Mrs. Wolf. “This administration is committed to making that a reality by investing in our public schools and giving our students and teachers the resources they need to succeed.”The Governor’s budget proposal restores massive cuts made over the last four years, with a commitment to increase school funding by $2 billion over four years by instituting a commonsense severance tax on oil and natural gas. East Pennsboro School District schools would see nearly $474,000 in additional funding in the first year alone. The Governor and First Lady have visited more than a dozen schools over the last few months to discuss this historic investment plan for education.Governor Wolf’s proposal, called the Pennsylvania Education Reinvestment Act, is expected to generate over a billion dollars by 2017 by enacting a reasonable 5% severance tax plus 4.7 cents per thousand feet of volume on natural gas extraction. It will follow a similar structure to neighboring West Virginia, and will include the existing impact fee. His plan will also cut property taxes by 50 percent for the average homeowner.The Governor’s budget will increase the state’s share of funding for public education to 50% for the first time in at least four decades, while creating new accountability measures requiring schools to demonstrate they are preparing students for success.Learn more about Governor Wolf’s commitment to public education through his 2015-2016 budget at Schools That Teach.MEDIA CONTACT: Andrea Mead – 717-805-1779# # #center_img First Lady Frances Wolf Discusses Need for Increased Investment in Public Education on “Schools That Teach” Tour Stoplast_img read more

Two-bedroom Q1 apartment on level 28 has 78 mirrors

first_imgSue Price in her unusual Q1 unit which boasts 78 mirrors. Photo: David Clark“I remember thinking we can’t hang anything anymore and we had to work out how to handle the television.”The pair, who moved from Bonogin to the Glitter Strip in 2011, spent almost $100,000 installing the mirrors.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North10 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoThey also put in new carpet, tiles, plantation shutters, the kitchen island and transformed the study into a bedroom.“I love people’s reactions when they come in,” Ms Price said.“It will be a place that you either love or hate.“The only thing I hate about them is cleaning them.”The pair are planning to move closer to their grandchildren in the Hinterland. Sue Price in her Q1 unit which is on sale for $499,000. Photo: David ClarkDaughter Ciara Lane said she was shocked with the mirrors when she first stepped inside.“I came in when they were halfway through and said ‘dad if you don’t stop now I’ll disown you’,” she said.“Probably because I said that they went full steam ahead. I do take my hat off to them, they’re both quite characters and everything they do they put in 110 per cent.” Harcourts Coastal agent Katrina Keegan is marketing the property and said in her 10 years in the industry she had never seen anything like it. “It really is the epitome of the Gold Coast,” Ms Keegan said. “You would expect to see something like this in Versace.”The apartment at 2808/9 Hamilton St is on the market at offers over $499,000. REFLECTIONS: Sue Price in her Surfers Paradise unit. Photo: David ClarkIT’S the real-life house of mirrors on the Gold Coast.The only catch is it’s a two-bedroom apartment on level 28 of the Q1.Sue and Joe Price have put their own stamp on their Surfers Paradise residence in the form of 78 mirrors.Everywhere you look is a reflection – the walls, doors, skirting, bedside tables and even the island bench in the kitchen.“I just like to be a bit different and didn’t want our apartment to look the same as every other apartment,” Ms Price said.“Initially we put them on one wall and then a second wall and then Joe just kind of went next level with it.last_img read more

Burglary suspect arrested after dropping wallet

first_imgColumbus, IN—Columbus Police officers tracked down and arrested a burglary suspect after he reportedly dropped his wallet at the scene of the break-in.Tuesday morning, officers responded to a residence on Pearl Street in regards to the burglary that had already occurred. The homeowner advised that his detached garage was broken into overnight and approximately $4000 worth of tools and other items were stolen. The homeowner also advised that he located a wallet that belonged to Chaz G. Berger, 24, of Columbus, near where the suspect broke into the garage.Later in the day, CPD officers located Berger passed out inside a truck in the parking lot at Cambridge Square Apartments. The officers observed stolen tools inside the truck that were allegedly taken in the garage burglary and recovered additional stolen items inside a nearby apartment. Berger was placed under arrest and transported to the Bartholomew County Jail on a charge of Burglary.Officers and investigators are working to determine if the additional recovered stolen items were taken in recent garage burglaries reported to CPD.last_img read more

WSA kicks off Body Love Week on Monday

first_imgRachel Carroll, a junior majoring in creative writing, led a workshop in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center Monday night that was designed to influence the way students think about their bodies as part of ‘Body Love Week’ Maya Dondonyan | Daily TrojanThe USC Women’s Student Assembly launched their annual Body Love Week, a series of events and panels that seeks to promote a healthy body image, on Monday. In previous years, the celebration of Body Love Week tended to be mainly educational, but this year, WSA wants to focus on the healing aspect of it and the creation of safe spaces for students to share their experiences.Vanessa Diaz, the director of Body Love Week, said students deserve a place to heal on campus.“Acknowledging that there was trauma in regards to the way you treated your body is the first step,” she said. “The next step is realizing that you deserve help.”Critical of other “love your body” campaigns like those from Victoria’s Secret or Dove, Diaz wants to do more than just tell people that they should love themselves.“What I wanted to do was not force people to love their body because that’s very difficult to do,” she said. “I want to see body love as a process, with good days and bad days and days in between. Something that we’re constantly working toward, which is a very difficult thing to do.”Diaz also commented on how important it is to dismantle the standards of beauty that the nation has set for USC.Maya Dondonyan | Daily Trojan“[We need to] realize that students in this University are diverse,” she said. “What the country sees as a stereotypical USC student is a very fit and ‘hot’ student. That is very damaging to students that don’t see themselves like that.”Monday’s kickoff event featured Rachel Carroll, a junior majoring in creative writing and gender studies, who led a writing workshop that focused on helping women realize that there are multiple steps to be taken in the process of learning to love their bodies.“[The workshop] focuses on realizing that there are multiple avenues of approach for body love,” she said.Carroll had the audience write three different pieces in which they had to analyze specific parts of their body in terms of how they found them useful, how they loved them or how they hated them. Jordan Fowler, undergraduate student body vice president, found the exercise helpful.“Usually [when I get complimented] I credit it to something else or justify it, instead of just owning it. And this exercise made me realize that,” she said.Diaz then led a discussion in which people shared what they thought body love meant.Maya Dondonyan | Daily Trojan“Body love is something that is always fluid for me,” Diaz said, “One thing that I’ve learned is that body love is a process.”Shyann Murphy, executive director of the WSA, shared her own experience dealing with learning to love her body.“I realized that the only images that I’d seen [were] images of women that were extremely thin and fit all these standard definitions of beauty that are not actually real,” she said. “Once I started seeing people who looked like me in real life, I realized that people who aren’t thin can also have good lives. Shifting that narrative was really good for me.”Tessa Meurer, a sophomore majoring in global health, recalled an incident where someone defended her after a man catcalled her in the street.“It reminded me that body love is remembering I’m worth more than what I look like,” she said.WSA has events planned every night of this week. Tuesday’s “Tools for Healing” is a panel of speakers put together in collaboration with other organizations on campus, in which they will feature T-FFED, a Los Angeles-based organization that works to combat eating disorders.Wednesday’s “It’s a Process” will be a screening of the movie Civil War Sickness, a short film about an individual taking steps to recover from an eating disorder. Thursday’s event is a ‘Self-Compassion Workshop’ in the Engemann Student Health Center in which they aim to provide students with the tools necessary to practice self-compassion. The closing event will be an open mic night in Ground Zero Performance Cafe Friday night.For Diaz, the hardest aspect about planning the week’s events was having to face her own struggles with loving her body.“In planning the week, I had to interrogate my own journey and that’s very difficult to do,” she said. “If I wanted to create those spaces for other people, I would have to create them for myself first.”Though the WSA aims to help particularly women in their path towards healing, anyone is welcome.“We want to make sure everyone can talk about their experiences and create and environment where everyone feels safe,” Diaz said. “Everyone can come to Body Love Week — body love is for everyone.”last_img read more

Under-age Irish teams in action

first_imgThe Republic of Ireland Under-21s are back in European qualifying action this evening as they visit Serbia for a 5pm start.Tallaght hosts a meeting of the Under 19’s and their Austrian counterparts from 1. There’s an Under-17 friendly at Turner’s Cross, where Ireland will host Turkey from half-past seven. While the women’s Under-17s travel to face Finland in a friendly in Helsinki at 3pm.last_img

83 Teams Set for Federation Cup Competitions

first_imgA total of 83 teams are slated to enter the pot at the National Draws for the men and women Federation Cup competitions scheduled for Thursday, May 5, 2016.Head of Federation Cup unit of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Emmanuel Adesanya, said in Abuja wednesday that a total of 61 teams would be involved in the men’s version, while 22 teams would be involved in the women’s event.There are a total of 18 NPFL clubs, 19 Nigeria National League clubs, nine Nationwide League One clubs and 15 non-League clubs in the men’s draw, while 16 Premier League clubs, one Pro League and five amateur division teams would take part in the women’s competition.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img