World cup hero for sports conference

first_imgNewsLocal NewsWorld cup hero for sports conferenceBy admin – November 2, 2010 685 Preparation the key for Mid West Sports ConferenceTHOMOND Park will play host to a World Cup hero, an All Ireland winning hurling manager and a global fitness expert as part of the ever popular and hugely successful Get BACk Challenge Sports Conference. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A number of the country’s leading sports coaches and experts will participate in a major sports conference to be hosted in Thomond Park Stadium.Tipperary’s All Ireland Hurling winning manager Liam Sheedy will be joined by Packie Bonner, FAI Technical Director and leading strength and conditioning coach Mike McGurn. The fourth Annual Get BACk Challenge Sports and Coaching Conference will be held on Wednesday November 24 at 7.30pm.The theme of this year’s event is “Preparation, for Performance, Individuals and Teams”.The Get BACk Challenge Conference is organised in association with the Mid West Local Sports Partnerships and proceeds will be donated to provide sports opportunities for socially disadvantaged children.  In the first three years of the event over 1400 coaches, parents and athletes have attended what is the largest event of its kind in Munster. Admission to the event is by pre booked ticket only. Bookings can be made through the Thomond Park box office on 061-421111 or online at www.thomondpark.ie.  Tickets are on sale at €20 each or clubs can avail of the special club offer of six tickets for a €100.Registration starts at 7pm with the first speaker presenting at 7.30pm sharp.  Last year’s event was a complete sell out so early booking is advisable. Print Email Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter Advertisement Linkedin Previous articleNew head for LCGANext articlePienaar to attend Dublin Guinness Area 22 adminlast_img read more

Ween To Perform ’12 Golden Country Greats’ For Two-Night Nashville Run

first_imgToday, Ween has added two nights at the legendary Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. On October 16th and 17th, Ween will perform their fifth studio album, 12 Golden Country Greats, which they recorded in Nashville in 1995. The shows will feature support from The Sh*t Creek Boys.Pre-sale for these shows open on Wednesday, August 15th at 10 a.m. local time (password: fluffy) here. Tickets go on sale this Friday, August 17th at 10 a.m. here. You can listen to Ween’s 12 Golden Country Greats below:In addition to Nashville, the New Hope, PA natives will continue on with their previously-announced, staggered tour dates. After the band rolls through McMenamins Edgefield in Troutdale, Oregon, in mid-August, the band will take a substantial break until mid-October, allowing Dean Ween to embark with the Dean Ween Group for his rock2 tour in September.Ween will perform at Miami’s The Fillmore on October 13th, St. Augustine, Florida’s St. Augustine Amphitheater on October 14th, and mount a two-night run at Atlanta’s Tabernacle on October 19th and 20th following the Nashville gigs. The band will also stop in Detroit, Michigan on October 30th before heading to Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom for their Halloween show. From there, the group has added three shows in November including a performance in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on November 2nd and a two-night run in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on November 3rd and 4th.For a full list of upcoming dates, head to the band’s official website.last_img read more

4 New Reasons to Consider a 1-Socket Server

first_imgBy going to single socket, IT admins and developers can ignore having to become experts on affinity mapping, application pinning to hot cores, NUMA control, etc., which leads to complexity reduction across the board. At the end of the day, this helps enable application determinism which is becoming critical in the software defined data center for things like SDS, SDN, Edge Computing, CDN, NFV, and so on.So, what new advantages of 1-socket servers have we uncovered?Avoid (or delay) the rack power challenges that are looming, which could reduce the number of servers per rack.Prepare for your Edge Computing needs.Better server cost structure to enable parity generation to generation.Complexity reduction by not making IT admins and applications developers experts on IO and memory NUMA while saving the networking admin from chasing ghosts.To better support you on your digital transformation journey, we updated our PowerEdge portfolio of 1-socket optimized servers using the latest and greatest features in the AMD ROME CPU. PowerEdge R6515 Rack Server and the PowerEdge R7515 Rack Server as shown below.If you have questions, want to go deeper, or want to understand the Dell EMC family of 1-socket optimized servers, please contact one of our friendly sales representatives. For more musings on this and other topics, please follow me on LinkedIn or visit my other blogs. If you have other interesting 1-socket value props please drop me a note – I’m always interested in learning about the challenges in IT today.To learn more about PowerEdge servers, including the R6515 and R7515, visit the PowerEdge Server page, or join the conversation on Twitter. There are now 14 reasons why single socket servers could rule the future. I published a paper last April on The Next Platform entitled  Why Single Socket Servers could rule the future, and thought I’d provide an updated view as new products have come to market and we have heard from many customers on this journey.The original top 10 list is shown below:More than enough cores per socket and trending higherReplacement of underutilized 2S serversEasier to hit binary channels of memory, and thus binary memory boundaries (128, 256, 512…)Lower cost for resiliency clustering (less CPUs/memory….)Better software licensing cost for some modelsAvoid NUMA performance hit – IO and MemoryPower density smearing in data center to avoid hot spotsRepurpose NUMA pins for more channels: DDRx or PCIe or future buses (CxL, Gen-Z)Enables better NVMe direct drive connect without PCIe Switches (ok I’m cheating to get to 10 as this is resultant of #8)Gartner agrees and did a paper. (https://www.gartner.com/doc/reprints?id=1-680TWAA&ct=190212&st=sb).Since this original article, I’ve had a lot of conversations with customers and gained some additional insights. Plus, we now have a rich single socket processor that can enable these tenets: AMD’s second-generation EPYC processor codenamed ROME.So what else have we learned? First, from a customer perspective, rack power limits today are fundamentally not changing – or at least not changing very fast. From a worldwide perspective surveying customers, rack power trends are shown below:These numbers are alarming when you consider the direction of CPUs & GPUs that are pushing 300 Watts and beyond in the future. While not everyone adopts the highest end CPU/GPUs, when these devices shift toward higher power, that pulls the sweet spot power up due to normal distribution. Then factor in direction of DDR5 and number of DDR channels, PCIe Gen4/5 and number of lanes, 100G+ Ethernet, and increasing NVMe adoption, and the rack power problem is back with gusto. Customers are facing some critical decisions: (1) accept the future server power rise and cut the number of servers per rack or (2) shift to lower power servers to keep server node count or (3) increase data center rack power and accompanying cooling or (4) move to a colo or the public cloud – that alone won’t address the rack power problem brewing as they too have to deal with the growing rack power problem. With the rise in computational demand driven by data and enabled by AI/ML/DL this situation is not going to get better. Adoption of 1U and 2U single socket servers can greatly reduce the per-node power and thus help take pressure off the rack power problem.Power problems don’t just impact the data center, they are present at the edge. As more data is created at the edge by the ever-increasing number of IoT and IIoT devices, we will need capable computing to analyze and filter the data before results are sent to the DC. For all the reasons in the paragraphs above and below, edge computers will benefit from rich single socket servers. These servers will need to be highly power efficient, provide the performance required to handle the data in real-time, and, in some cases, support Domain Specific Architectures (DSA) like GPUs, FPGAs, and AI accelerators to handle workloads associated with IoT/IIoT. These workloads include data collection, data sorting, data filtering, data analytics, control systems for manufacturing, and AI/ML/DL. The most popular edge servers will differ from their DC counterparts by being smaller. In many situations, edge servers also need to be ruggedized to operate in extended temperature and harsh environmental conditions. Data center servers typically support max 25-35C temperature range. While edge servers need to be designed to operate in warehouse and factory environments (25-55C max temperature) and harsh environments (55-70C max temperature). When you reduce the compute complex from 2 processors and 24-32 DIMMs to 1 processor with 12-16 DIMMs then you can reinvent what a server looks like and meet the needs of the edge.Another interesting observation and concern brought up by customers is around overall platform cost. Over the last few years the CPU and DRAM pricing has grown. Many customers desire cost parity generation to generation and customers expect to get Y% higher performance – Moore’s Law at work.  But as the CPUs grew in capability (cores and cost) they added more DDR channels which were needed to feed the additional cores. To get the best performance you must populate 1 DIMM per channel, which forced customers to install more memory. As the CPU prices rose with additional DRAM required, it broke the generation to generation cost parity aspect. In comes the rich 1-socket server and now at the system level you can buy less DIMMs and CPUs – saving cost and power at the node level without having to trade-off performance.The last point customers have shared with me is around complexity reduction. Many said they had spent weeks chasing what was believed to be a networking issue when it was the 2-socket IO NUMA challenge I highlighted in the last paper. Those customers are coming back and letting us know. By adopting 1-socket servers, buyers are able to reduce application/workload complexity by not making IT and application developers an expert on IO and memory NUMA. In the last paper I showed the impact of IO NUMA on bandwidth and latency (up to 35% bandwidth degradation and 75% latency increase).Below is a view of memory NUMA on a standard 2-socket server where we start with core0 and sweep across all cores measuring data sharing the latency. We then go to core1 and again sweep across all cores, and so on until all pairs of cores have been measured. The lowest bar is the L2/L1 sharing from a parent to its sibling HT core, the next level up is all cores within a socket sharing L3. Next level up is across sockets. And to be honest, the few that are the highest we haven’t concluded what is causing that yet – but I think you get the point – it’s complicated and can cause variability.last_img read more

Parallel Debate on Electronic Warfare during LAAD

first_imgThe objective of the event, which took place on April 12 at Riocentro, was to showcase the capabilities of Latin American nations in this arena, in addition to introducing new technologies in that sector. Captain Leonardo da Silva Mello, director of the Brazilian Navy’s Electronic Warfare Center, cited developing projects within the force, such as the Amphibian Brigade program conceived in a 12-phase process to renew the Marine EW system. At the same time as the PNC4S workshop took off at SOUTHCOM, military and civilians from the defense and security sector assisted a seminar on electronic warfare (EW) during the 10th LAAD Security & Defence expo in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. “Until practically the end of the 90s, we didn’t have that sort of equipment,” he stated. “Electronic warfare emerged for us during a one-week period in Salvador, Bahia State, in 1986 by self-taught professionals.” The Brazilian Air Force (FAB, for its Portuguese acronym) had already introduced details from “Projeto FX-2,” for which they expect to acquire 36 aircraft to modernize and and upgrade the FAB’s fleet. Major General José Augusto Crepaldi Affonso, president of the Coordinating Commission for the Combat Aircraft Program, discussed the details surrounding that. By Dialogo April 22, 2015 Captain Leonardo da Silva Mello, director of the Brazilian Navy’s Electronic Warfare Center, cited developing projects within the force, such as the Amphibian Brigade program conceived in a 12-phase process to renew the Marine EW system. Lt. Col Magalhães said that the EW Air System acts to promote research, coupled with procurement, service life, human resources, doctrine, and cooperation and analysis. Lieutenant Colonel Luciano Barbosa Magalhães, chief of the EW section within the General Air Operations Command, talked about the evolution of EW within the FAB. The Brazilian Air Force (FAB, for its Portuguese acronym) had already introduced details from “Projeto FX-2,” for which they expect to acquire 36 aircraft to modernize and and upgrade the FAB’s fleet. Major General José Augusto Crepaldi Affonso, president of the Coordinating Commission for the Combat Aircraft Program, discussed the details surrounding that. Other presenters included representatives from the Brazilian Association of Defense and Security Material Industries and from the Aeronautical Technological Institute. “Until practically the end of the 90s, we didn’t have that sort of equipment,” he stated. “Electronic warfare emerged for us during a one-week period in Salvador, Bahia State, in 1986 by self-taught professionals.” Lieutenant Colonel Luciano Barbosa Magalhães, chief of the EW section within the General Air Operations Command, talked about the evolution of EW within the FAB. Lt. Col Magalhães said that the EW Air System acts to promote research, coupled with procurement, service life, human resources, doctrine, and cooperation and analysis. At the same time as the PNC4S workshop took off at SOUTHCOM, military and civilians from the defense and security sector assisted a seminar on electronic warfare (EW) during the 10th LAAD Security & Defence expo in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The objective of the event, which took place on April 12 at Riocentro, was to showcase the capabilities of Latin American nations in this arena, in addition to introducing new technologies in that sector. Other presenters included representatives from the Brazilian Association of Defense and Security Material Industries and from the Aeronautical Technological Institute.last_img read more

Dutch Students Build Electric Car from Recycled Plastic and Garbage

first_imgDutch students have created a fully functioning electric car made entirely out of waste, including plastics fished out of the sea, recycled PET bottles and household garbage.The bright yellow, sporty two-seater which the students named ‘Luca’, can reach a top speed of 90 kilometres per hour and has a reach of 220 kilometres when fully charged, the Technical University of Eindhoven said.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – “This car is really special, because it’s made all out of waste”, project manager Lisa van Etten told Reuters.“Our chassis is made out of flax and recycled PET bottles. For the interior we also used unsorted household waste.”Hard plastics normally found in televisions, toys and kitchen appliances were used for the car’s body, while the seat cushions consist of coconut and horse hairs.- Advertisement – tu ecomotive interior reuters tuView of inside the car made of recycled waste in Eindhoven, NetherlandsThe car was designed and built by a group of 22 students in around 18 months, Van Etten said, as an effort to prove the potential of waste.- Advertisement – “We really hope that car companies will start using waste materials”, production team member Matthijs van Wijk said.“It’s possible in many applications. More and more companies use waste or bio-based materials in the interior, we want to show that it’s also possible to build a chassis out of it.”© Thomson Reuters 2020Which is the best TV under Rs. 25,000? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.last_img read more

US says will investigate nations with digital services tax

first_img“President Trump is concerned that many of our trading partners are adopting tax schemes designed to unfairly target our companies,” USTR Robert Lighthizer said in a statement. “We are prepared to take all appropriate action to defend our businesses and workers against any such discrimination.”Washington opposes the efforts to tax revenues from online sales and advertising, saying they single out US tech giants like Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Netflix.Read also: Indonesia taxes tech companies through new regulationThe US and France have agreed to negotiate till the end of the year over a digital services tax Paris approved in 2019, after USTR found them to be discriminating and threatened retaliatory duties of up to 100 percent on French imports such as champagne and camembert cheese.Trump has embroiled the US in numerous trade disputes since taking office in 2017, including a months-long trade war with China that cooled with the signing of a partial deal in January.Topics : United States President Donald Trump’s administration on Tuesday announced investigations into foreign digital services taxes it says are aimed squarely at American tech firms.Following a similar trade investigation against France last year, the US Trade Representative office now is looking into taxes in Britain and the European Union, as well as Indonesia, Turkey and India.Read also: Higher Netflix bill? Govt to charge VAT on imported digital goods, services starting Julylast_img read more

Monday April 6th Local Sports

first_imgDES MOINES — Roster management becomes even more crucial for spring coaches whose athletes all received an extra year of eligibility last week. The Drake softball team had only three seniors on this year’s squad and coach Rich Calvert does not believe any of them will take advantage of the extra year.Calvert says it becomes more complicated when looking at the younger classes.Calvert says it is an issue all coaches need to work through.Drake was 8-16 overall before their season was cut short. AMES — College athletic departments took a major financial hit with the cancellation of the NCAA basketball tournament. The loss of the football season would be catastrophic. Iowa State athletic director Jamie Pollard slashed coaches salaries and bonuses after his department lost five million dollars of tournament revenue.As the economic driving force Pollard says they can ill afford the loss of football.Pollard says options are already being discussed for football.Iowa State is scheduled to start the 2020 season on September 5th hosting South Dakota. IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Cordell Pemsl is leaving Iowa to play his final season at another school as a graduate transfer. The 6-foot-8, 248-pound forward from Dubuque averaged six points and just over four rebounds per game in 96 games. Pemsl had three major surgeries over the last six years and was a reserve exclusively after starting 14 games as a freshman. He thanked his teammates, coaches, school and fans for a memorable four years. TONIGHT:AM-1300 KGLO — 2009 American League Central playoff — Minnesota Twins vs. Detroit Tigers — 7:00 MASON CITY — The North Iowa Bulls have been named the “Organization of the Year” by the North American Tier 3 Hockey League. It’s the fourth time the Bulls have won the award, winning it in 2014 and 2018, and sharing it with the Metro Jets in 2016. The four total awards are the most of any team in the NA3HL. The Bulls new home at the Mason City downtown arena led them to shatter attendance records during the season. The Bulls averaged 1242 fans per game for the season, with that number being 1585 fans per game once they moved into their new home. 11 Bulls players and alumni have made college commitments for next season. The Bulls finished 38-7-2-0 on the season, winning the West Division title and the team’s seventh division championship in nine years before the Fraser Cup post-season tournament was canceled due to the COVID-19 crisis.last_img read more