first_img[1] Gartner press release: April 2018 As organizations strive to gain a competitive edge in an increasingly digital global economy, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is garnering a lot of attention. Not surprisingly, AI initiatives are springing up in various business domains, such as manufacturing, customer support, marketing and sales. In fact, Gartner predicts that AI-derived global business value is forecast to reach $3.9 trillion by 2022[i]. As companies scramble to determine how to turn the promise of AI into reality, they are faced with a multitude of complex choices related to software stacks, neural networks and infrastructure components, with significant implications on the time-to-value associated with these initiatives.In such a complex environment, it is critical that organizations be able to rely on vendors that they trust. Over the last few years, Dell EMC and NVIDIA have established a strong partnership to help organizations accelerate their AI initiatives. For organizations that prefer to build their own solution, we offer Dell EMC’s ultra-dense PowerEdge C-series, with NVIDIA’s TESLA V100 Tensor Core GPUs, which allows scale-out AI solutions from four up to hundreds of GPUs per cluster. For customers looking to leverage a pre-validated hardware and software stack for their Deep Learning initiatives, we offer Dell EMC Ready Solutions for AI: Deep Learning with NVIDIA, which also feature Dell EMC Isilon All-Flash storage.  Our partnership is built on the philosophy of offering flexibility and informed choice across a broad portfolio.“We’re now in the age of AI, where every industry will be enabled and powered by AI,” said Ian Buck, vice president and general manager of Accelerated Computing at NVIDIA. “Working together, NVIDIA and Dell EMC are bringing some of the most powerful GPU-accelerated solutions to enterprises so they can quickly integrate AI into their business.”Today our companies are expanding our collaboration by announcing a new reference architecture for AI featuring NVIDIA DGX-1 servers complemented with the high-performance of Dell EMC Isilon All-Flash network-attached storage (NAS). This new offer pairs the NVIDIA DGX-1, purpose-built for the unique demands of AI and deep learning, powered by eight advanced data center accelerators – the NVIDIA Tesla V100 Tensor Core GPU – with Dell EMC Isilon scale-out all-flash storage. This combination is designed to give customers more flexibility in how they deploy AI, and delivers breakthrough performance for large-scale deep learning. As Dell EMC often takes the role of trusted IT advisor with a broad solution portfolio, this enables us to support customers looking to deploy NVIDIA DGX-1 with Dell EMC’s scale-out storage and do so more simply and with less risk.Key components of this offering include:NVIDIA DGX-1 servers which integrate up to eight NVIDIA Tesla V100 Tensor Core GPUs fully interconnected in a hybrid cube-mesh topology. Each DGX-1 server can deliver 1 petaFLOPS of AI performance, and is powered by the DGX software stack which includes NVIDIA-optimized versions of the most popular deep learning frameworks, for maximized training performance.Dell EMC Isilon All-Flash scale-out NAS storage delivers the scale (up to 33 PB), performance (up to 540 GB/s), and concurrency (up to millions of connections) to eliminate the storage I/O bottleneck and accelerate AI workloads at scale.To validate the new reference architecture, we ran multiple industry-standard image classification benchmarks using 22 TB datasets to simulate real-world training and inference workloads (check out the details in this joint white paper).  This testing was done on systems ranging from one DGX-1, all the way to eight DGX-1 servers connected to eight Isilon F800 nodes. The results from two of the key benchmarks are shown below in Figures 1 and 2.  Just as we proved out with the Ready Solution for Deep Learning with C4140 servers, Isilon was able to keep pace and linearly scale to achieve the maximum performance of the compute layer.Figure 1: ResNet-50 Model Training BenchmarkFigure 2: Inception-v4 Large Image ClassificationHere are some of the key findings from our testing of the Isilon and NVIDIA DGX-1 reference architecture:Achieved compelling performance results across industry standard AI benchmarks from eight through 72 GPUs without degradation to throughput or performance.Linear scalability from 8-72 GPUs delivering up to 19.9 GB/s while keeping the GPUs pegged at >97% utilization.The Isilon F800 system can deliver up to 96% throughput of local memory, bringing it extremely close to the maximum theoretical performance limit an NVIDIA DGX-1 system can achieve.With superior capabilities for low latency, high throughput and massively parallel I/O, Dell EMC Isilon and NVIDIA DGX-1 servers complement each other extremely well to address deep learning workloads, effectively compressing the time needed for training and testing analytical models for multi-petabyte data sets on AI platforms.This new reference architecture extends the commitment of both Dell EMC and NVIDIA to make AI simple and more accessible to organizations wishing to apply AI and deep learning techniques to develop new applications or solve complex data-centric problems. This pre-validated reference architecture adds to our unmatched set of joint offerings across Dell Precision workstations, Dell EMC PowerEdge servers, Dell EMC Ready Solutions and Dell EMC Networking.Stay tuned for more details on the performance benchmarks of this reference architecture and for upcoming announcements as our server, storage, and software innovations for AI and deep learning use cases continue to evolve.last_img read more

first_imgOur customers and partners trust Dell Technologies to deliver unparalleled products and solutions which drive their digital transformation. Trust and integrity are core values at Dell, embedded in our CultureCode and modeled by our team members each and every day. We act trustworthy and with integrity because it’s the right thing to do and because it’s who we are, not in anticipation of being recognized or rewarded for it. But when you do the right thing for the right reasons, it gets noticed.For the sixth consecutive year, Dell Technologies has been recognized by The Ethisphere Institute as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. This prestigious honor is awarded to a select group of companies each year who demonstrate trust and integrity in how they do business. At Dell Technologies, we believe that how we win is just as important as winning itself.As noted by Michael Dell, Chairman and CEO of Dell Technologies, “One requirement for our business that will never change is integrity. Our customers, partners and suppliers expect it from us, and we demand it from ourselves across everything we do. We are proud to be recognized by The Ethisphere Institute for the sixth straight year as one of The World’s Most Ethical Companies.”Congratulations to all Dell Technologies team members around the globe. This award is a recognition of the important work you do for our customers every day and the high ethical standards you demonstrate in doing that work.last_img read more

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) DUNKIRK — Two Buffalo residents face various felony charges following a traffic stop on I-90 in the Town of Dunkirk by New York State Police.Malik A. Johnson,22, and passenger Markiya A. Foster, 19, both of Buffalo were stopped at about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to Troopers.While interviewing Johnson, Troopers said it was discovered the vehicle, a 2015 Kia sedan, was reported stolen out of the Town of Cheektowaga. Troopers conducted a probable cause search of the vehicle and its occupants. Troopers allegedly found approximately 7.34 grams of crack, more than one gram of heroin, a zanax bar, and a digital scale.The pair were taken into custody, transported, and processed at SP Dunkirk where they were charged with third-degree felony criminal possession of a controlled substance, fourth-degree felony criminal possession of a controlled substance, third-degree felony criminal possession of stolen property and criminal use of drug paraphernalia. Johnson and Foster were held at the Chautauqua County Jail pending an arraignment.last_img read more

first_imgBill Laimbeer knows a thing or two about Detroit—although he was raised in Chicago and California, the former NBA player shot hoops for the Detroit Pistons for nearly a decade. He went on to coach the WNBA’s Detroit Shock before heading to New York City in 2013 to coach the New York Liberty. The coach didn’t need to leave the Big Apple to take a trip to Detroit on July 15, when he saw the hit jukebox musical Motown on Broadway. After hearing “Dancing in the Street,” “My Girl,” “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” and more hit songs live, Laimbeer headed backstage with his wife Chris to meet stars Josh Tower, Charl Brown, Krystal Joy Brown, Nathaniel Xavier Cullors and Nik Walker, and get a behind-the-scenes tour. Check out these snapshots of their visit, then see Motown the Musical at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre! Krystal Joy Brown Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 18, 2015 View Comments Charl Browncenter_img Motown The Musical Star Files Related Showslast_img read more

first_imgW-flying snowsports action to downtown Morgantown.Morgantown, a small college town in the northeastern corner of West Virginia, is one of the best ski towns in the Southern Appalachians. This might come as a surprise, since Mo-Town, as locals call it, doesn’t actually have a ski resort to call its own. Here are four reasons to back up our bold declaration.MoTown ThrowdownMorgantown is the only city in the South that shuts down its main thoroughfare to hold a sick rail jam. The MoTown Throwdown, on Halloween weekend, has become one of the region’s most anticipated events, attracting the Mid-Atlantic’s best new-school skiers and boarders. The city closes two city blocks for the event and churns five tons of ice into blown snow, enough to cover three rails lent from Seven Springs Resort.The Throwdown is a weekend affair, with a Friday night ski and snowboard film screening at the Warner Theater to get the kids pumped up, then a rail jam under the lights on Saturday night. The event kicks off the season for many competitive riders in the Mid-Atlantic, offering enough prize money ($2,000) to attract talent from as far away as Vermont. Two years ago it featured a live show from Mix Master Mike, of Beastie Boys fame. This year, Fife from A Tribe Called Quest, performed.Prime Real Estate  Morgantown may not have a ski resort to call its own, but the town has pretty much adopted Wisp Resort, less than 45 minutes away in Deep Creek Lake, Md. Wisp pulled in nearly 200 inches of snow last winter and almost 300 inches of snow the winter before that, making it one of the snowiest resorts in the South. Even better, Seven Springs, in Pennsylvania, which has the biggest, most progressive park on the East Coast, is just an hour north.“We’ve had a lot of good riders come out of Morgantown mainly because of our proximity to Wisp and Seven Springs,” says Josh Zerkel, a Morgantown native and West Virginia University sophomore. “During high school, I would bring my board to school and we would have a crew head straight to Wisp after class at least four days a week.”Need more variety? There are six resorts within a three-hour drive of Morgantown, putting it in the center of the best winter terrain in the Mid-Atlantic.Skinny Skis Too Coopers Rock State Forest may be named for the fugitive who lived there for years (he sold barrels to locals while on the lam), but today it’s better known as a winter haven for cross-country skiers. The forest, 13 miles east of downtown, has 50 miles of interconnected trails and forest roads that see plenty of snow, particularly in the last two years. Get there early after a snow, or you’ll have to park a quarter mile from the gate.“Starting in November, we’ll get 50 days of cross-country skiing,” says Gwen Jones, an avid cross-country skier living in Morgantown. “It’s the biggest state forest in West Virginia, and the coolest thing about it is that they close the gate at the entrance in the winter. That makes it a winter playground.”Some skiers venture onto the singletrack, but it’s tight, twisting, and rocky. Most folks stick to the road, which rolls for three miles to the Cheat River overlook. Jones says the Snake Hill Wildlife Management Area, adjacent to the state forest, is even more popular with skiers, thanks to the seven miles of unmarked forest roads and large meadow with 30 acres of rolling, grassy terrain.New School In a state that’s known for its conspicuous lack of young adults (youth between the ages of 18-35 typically leave the state in search of jobs) Morgantown has a hip, young vibe, which translates into a progressive snow sports culture. Credit West Virginia University.“The town has been insulated from the economic crisis because of the school, and there are lots of young people, also because of the school,” says Gwen Jones. Add it up, and you’ve got a lot of people with the time, money, and energy to ski and board during the winter.The WVU Snowboard team has become an incubator of talent, ranking as high as third in the country among college club teams in recent years. During big storms, you’ll find young skiers and boarders in the woods riding power line cuts, and in town tackling urban terrain. Two years ago, more than a foot of snow lingered in downtown Morgantown for a month, turning the city into a giant terrain park for local boarders.“Typically, though, we get one big storm a year where we can ride in town,” Josh Zerkel says. “If you’re feeling really ambitious, our local ice rink lets us take snow from the zamboni shavings. We’ve got a few backyard parks set up around town.”Après-SkiAll good snow sessions end with a craft beer…or two. Morgantown has you covered with not one, but two, microbreweries. Morgantown Brewing Company, West Virginia’s oldest craft brewer, is run by WVU alum who have a knack for inventive beers. Try the Coal City Stout for the perfect winter brew, or hit them up on the weekend when they roll out their special small batch releases.morgantownbrewing.comDavis’ Mountain State Brewing has opened their newest location just down the street from Morgantown Brewing Company. The copper top bar and wood-burning-pizza stove add ambiance, but you’re here for the beer, which is outstanding. Go with a Miner’s Daughter Oatmeal Stout, which is lighter than it looks, or, for an aptly named easy drinking brew, order the Almost Heaven Amber Ale.mountainstatebrewing.comlast_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nashane PeterkinA Queens teenager has admitted to sexually assaulting two women in two separate attacks in Valley Stream over the summer.Nashane Peterkin pleaded guilty Thursday at Nassau County court to rape, criminal sex act, strangulation and assault.Authorities have said that the 17-year-old raped a 60-year-old woman on a hiking path at Valley Stream State Park on Sunday, Sept. 1.He also accosted, beat and tried to rip the clothes off of a 30-year-old woman who fought him off while walking home from the Valley Stream train station the night of Aug. 12, investigators have said.He reportedly is expected to be sentenced Feb. 3 to 20 years in prison followed by 20 years of post-release supervision.last_img read more

first_img 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Debbie Matz Debbie Matz was nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as the eighth board chair of the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). After confirmation by the U.S. Senate on … Web: Details Announcing my retirement as NCUA Chairman was not a decision I took lightly. It was the culmination of a great deal of thought and soul-searching. But after serving 11 years at NCUA, including a full year beyond the expiration of my second term, it is time for the next chapter in my life.For every day of those 11 years, it has truly been an honor to protect the safety and soundness of America’s credit unions and safeguard the deposits of 103 million members.It’s amazing to reflect on everything that credit unions and NCUA accomplished to ensure stability and promote growth. Through the hard work of credit union officials and NCUA staff, the credit union system rebounded mightily from the depths of the Great Recession. Virtually every metric indicates the credit union system today is strong, resilient, and poised for even greater success in the future.Putting the Past Behind UsHowever, when I was sworn in as Chairman in 2009, the credit union system was on the brink of collapse. Survival of the system was threatened by corporate credit unions holding $50 billion in toxic assets and consumer credit unions facing billions of dollars in potential losses. Such catastrophic losses would have wiped out the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, which at the time had only $8 billion in assets.At NCUA we worked around the clock to stabilize the system, save as many credit unions as we could, minimize total losses, and rebuild the Insurance Fund. We focused on shoring up gaps in supervision and regulations that threatened safety and soundness. NCUA’s new safeguards stopped the hemorrhaging and prevented the system from failing.At the same time, we resolved the most severe liquidity shortfall in credit union history. Using an innovative approach never before implemented by a federal regulatory agency, NCUA successfully repackaged the seized corporate assets to raise more than $28 billion through marketplace sales of government-backed securities.Earning RecoveriesI am extraordinarily proud that NCUA became the first federal financial institutions regulator to recover losses from Wall Street firms that contributed to the Great Recession. To date, we’ve recovered over $3 billion in settlements with firms that sold faulty mortgage-backed securities to corporate credit unions.Net proceeds from these recoveries reduced the need for assessments paid by consumer credit unions, and increased the likelihood of a rebate after the Corporate Stabilization Fund expires in 2021. With 11 lawsuits still pending, I’m confident NCUA will collect even more recoveries on behalf of credit unions.Providing Regulatory ReliefAfter stabilizing the system and initiating recoveries, we were able to shift our focus to regulatory relief. My Regulatory Modernization Initiative yielded 21 areas of innovative regulatory relief, consistent with President Obama’s Executive Order 13579.These relief measures removed unnecessary burdens and empowered credit union boards and management to make strategic business decisions.Listening to Credit Union OfficialsIn fact, many of these initiatives came from credit union officials. One of the best parts of my job has been traveling the country to visit with credit union staff and volunteers, to hear suggestions and address concerns wherever possible.As part of my outreach, I held 19 in-person Listening Sessions, hosted 13 industry-wide webinars, and participated in meetings with tens of thousands of credit union officials representing every state. Credit unions’ commitment to member service is the gold standard for our nation.Serving AmericansServing the American people is a tremendous honor. So I am deeply grateful to President Obama for providing me with the opportunity to serve our nation. As I recently told the President, this has been the most challenging and gratifying position I have ever held.I chose a career in public service to make a difference in people’s lives. My two terms at NCUA have permitted me to do that in many ways. It has been a privilege working with the best staff in the federal government and the most dedicated professionals and volunteers in the financial services sector.Working together, we accomplished every goal I had set as Chairman—from helping the credit union system recover after the Great Recession, to modernizing the regulatory framework, to providing meaningful regulatory relief without compromising safety and soundness.I am more convinced than ever that the state of America’s credit union system is strong. I am leaving NCUA confident that the credit union system is firmly positioned for continued growth, innovation, and success for the foreseeable future.last_img read more

first_img“A full recovery is likely to come only when people are confident that it is safe to reengage in a broad range of activities,” Powell will tell House Financial Services committee members on Tuesday in an appearance with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, according to the prepared remarks.”The path forward will depend on keeping the virus under control, and on policy actions taken at all levels of government.”The central bank rolled out trillions of dollars in liquidity and slashed its key interest rate to near-zero as the pandemic hit, while saying it can do more if needed.However the Fed can only lend, not spend. The United States economy will only recover from the coronavirus downturn when people feel safe to resume their normal activities, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said in remarks released Monday ahead of congressional testimony.The central bank chief is set for three days of testimony before House and Senate committees starting Tuesday on the response to the coronavirus downturn, which has caused tens of millions of job losses and a record plunge in annualized gross domestic product (GDP) in the second quarter due to business shutdowns to stop the virus spread.Though some sectors of the economy, such as retail sales and housing, have seen sharp rebounds, viral infections remain rife and Congress is deadlocked on additional spending to help the recovery. And Powell has repeatedly called for more support for the economy, but despite weeks of talks, there have been few signs of progress in negotiations between Democrats and Republicans in Washington.Lawmakers approved the US$2.2 trillion CARES Act in March as the pandemic struck, which included extra payments to the unemployed and a program of loans and grants for small businesses, but those programs have expired in recent weeks.On Monday, White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow said the country was seeing a “self-sustaining, strong” recovery that might not require more stimulus. “I do not think the recovery is contingent on that assistance package,” Kudlow said.Topics :last_img read more

first_imgThe attending physician declared one ofthem “dead on arrival,” while the other one died around 12:30 a.m. on March14./PN Las Pinas and Donguinez were rushed tothe Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital here. BACOLOD City – The motorcycles they wereriding crashed in a center island of the national highway in Barangay Zone 1,Talisay City, Negros Occidental. Police identified them as Mark Rogen LasPinas, 21, of Barangay San Fernando, Talisay City and Kert Donguinez, 20, ofBarangay Alacaygan, E.B. Magalona. center_img According to police investigators, thevictims were racing their motorcycles going to Bacolod City when the incidenthappened around 11:20 p.m. on March 13. They were believed to be intoxicated. They sustained head and body injuries, apolice report showed.last_img read more

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Live Streaming Cricket and Score Updates, Bangladesh vs New Zealand at Hotstar and Star Sports: New Zealand won the toss and chose to bowl and Matt Henry was the star yet again. Shakib Al Hasan revived Bangladesh with a splendid knock of 64 and he got good support from Mohammad Mithun and Mohammad Saifuddin but Henry took 4/47 to bowl Bangladesh out for 244 in 49.2 overs. New Zealand will be hoping to win their second game and go on top of the table while Bangladesh would be hoping to cause an upset and register their second straight win. (LIVE SCORECARD)World Cup 2019, 9th match: Bangladesh vs New ZealandWhat time does the live coverage of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between Bangladesh vs New Zealand start?The ICC World Cup 2019 clash between Bangladesh vs New Zealand at The Oval will start at 06:00 PM IST. The toss will take place at 5:30 PM ISTWhere will the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between Bangladesh vs New Zealand be played?The clash between Bangladesh vs New Zealand in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played at The Oval.Where to watch online live streaming of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 game between Bangladesh vs New Zealand?You can watch the live streaming of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between Bangladesh vs New Zealand on Hotstar from 06.00 PM onwards.When is the game between Bangladesh vs New Zealand in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019?The game between Bangladesh vs New Zealand in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played on Wednesday, June 5. Where can I check the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between Bangladesh vs New Zealand?You can follow Live updates and Live Score on You can watch the live cricket match on Hotstar.Where can I watch the  ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between Bangladesh vs New Zealand?The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between Bangladesh vs New Zealand will be broadcast live on Star Sports 1, Star Sports Select HD. Hindi commentary will be available on Star Sports 1 Hindi.What are the teams for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between Bangladesh vs New Zealand?Bangladesh (Playing XI): Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Mossadek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur RahmanNew Zealand (Playing XI): Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Jimmy Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult last_img read more