Print Facebook Twitter Previous articleAMAX poised to bring 100 jobsNext article100 jobs on way from AMAX Guest Writerhttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGScomedycomedy clubCoors LightCorballyFor Feck SakeHollywoodjennifer HartnettlimerickLos AngelesScrabbleUSAWeight Watchers Young Social Innovators award for St Munchin’s Ross O’Carroll-Kelly is back and you’re invited! Des Bishop celebrates his mother with ‘Mia Mamma’ Farmer Michael and Kathleen: If you don’t laugh, you’ll cry Email WhatsApp Advertisement by Aoife [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up LIMERICK comic Jennifer Hartnett is making funny news for 2015.The Corbally woman, who moved stateside 13 years ago, has started production on her very own news show through YouTube Studios. Jennifer has been back on Eastern shores no less that 24 hours after her Christmas visit home, and has already started to work on the project.Jennifer told the Limerick Post “I pitched the idea to YouTube Studios myself as well as a couple of other comics. I want to use comic commentators to do smart material on current events. The goal is to use comedy to educate. I feel people don’t engage politically because they don’t have the confidence. So this will be a satirical news show covering many topics like health, news, politics etc.”Its about making international content entertaining whilst phasing out the Kardashians and other ridiculous pop-culture acts.”As well as being a comic, Jennifer is a model and actress who is currently in a national commercial for Weight Watchers in the US. She has also featured in commercials for Hooters, Coors Light, Hollywood Jeans and a funny instructional video for SCRABBLE (HASBRO) which received over 800,000 hits on BuzzFeed.She is signed with Osbrink one of the largest commercial agencies in the US and 90210 Talent agency in Los Angeles. She also hosts her own show “For Feck Sake” at clubs throughout California including the world famous Comedy Store on Sunset Boulevard.Jennifer revealed a segment for her news show which she said she is quite excited about. “It’s called Luscious Ladies Liquored Literary Society or LLLLS. It will be a book club about non-fiction books. Smart books, political books, but to make it funny.”“The first production meeting for the show is this week and then it will be a few weeks before we begin shooting. I won’t do anything with the show until it’s perfect and I am happy with everything,” she said.Jennifer has already kicked off her busy New Year with a bang by presenting awards at the 2015 Mobile Excellence Awards at YouTube Studios in Los Angeles on Tuesday night.Speaking about her departure back to California, Jennifer said: “The sky is the limit in L.A but I must admit I do miss my home, I miss my friends and family. It’s great to come home.”Go to www.jenniferhartnett.com for news and updates. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Standup and take a punchline at UCH Limerick Linkedin Ten Years since that Guy slipped on the Ice on TV EntertainmentComedyNewsLocal NewsJennifer brings Limerick laughter to Los AngelesBy Guest Writer – January 19, 2015 1000
By 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.
The beginning of the 2020-2021 academic year brought a slew of changes from a mixture of online and in-person classes to exclusively outdoor dining. One of the most noticeable changes is the mask requirement for all students in all campus buildings and outside where physical distancing is not possible.Each student was given at least three cloth masks to wear, but students were welcome to use other face coverings that they had or bought. At least for this semester, masks are a new reality –– one that two students wanted to ingrain with Notre Dame traditions.The L+H Mask Company began when juniors Jay Lokhorst and Ryan Hembree, both residents of Stanford Hall, saw a unique way to show dorm spirit. Their website to sell masks was launched July 21 after Hembree and Lokhorst put in a few weeks of work from concept to design to launch. The pair designed masks for all 32 undergraduate residence halls.“It started off that I wanted to make one for Stanford just for the guys living in Stanford, and then we just thought to make these for all the dorms because obviously wearing masks are very important right now, so we want to make sure that people have masks that they would enjoy wearing,” Lokhorst said in a phone interview.Hembree said he hopes the masks encourage students in the community to take precautions seriously.“Just the idea of the company was always just to give people an opportunity to make safety fun, in a sense, because it is a top priority,” Hembree said in a phone interview. “I really want to be able to stay here, but also stay here safely.”Each mask costs $10, and $1 of each sale will go to Catholic Charities Fort Wayne/South Bend COVID Relief. So far, Lokhorst and Hembree said they have sold roughly 250 masks.Lokorst said they plan to continue to sell as long as masks need to be worn on campus.“We’re kind of hoping that you know people will see other people wearing them and be like, ‘Oh, where did you get that?’ and that could help us out a lot,” Lokhorst said. “And I mean it has been fun, so hopefully they’ll keep selling.”Since the masks are custom-made for each dorm, each mask is made when it is ordered. The pair has a provider that creates the mask with the corresponding dorm design and then ships the product to the seller.Lokhorst, a business analytics major with a minor in innovation and entrepreneurship, saw creating the company as a learning experience, as well as a way to give back to the Notre Dame community. One of the challenging aspects, he said, was finding an avenue to sell the masks once they came up with the concept.“I did a lot of research about [selling online] and we found that Shopify is a great way to start an easy online business, but figuring out the best way for us to do it so it would be the most efficient was difficult,” Lokhorst said.Hembree, an economics major, said figuring out some of the legal ramifications surrounding the company was difficult.“A big challenge was just getting around like not violating any kind of copyrights so that we wouldn’t get immediately taken down,” Hembree said.Despite the challenges, Hembree said the entire experience has been both informative and rewarding.“Just the whole process of going from an idea to a product was, I think, a really awesome experience to kind of see the amount of work and the amount of stuff that goes on behind the scenes before you make your first sales,” Hembree said.Tags: business analytics, economics, L+H masks, residential halls, shopify