We hope to see you next week at OpenStack Summit 2016!

We hope to see you next week at OpenStack Summit 2016!

first_imgThis year Openstack Summit 2016 is taking place in downtown Austin, just a few miles down the highway from our Round Rock headquarters, and once again we are very excited to be attending and talking about all the many ways we are collaborating with customers and partners to develop agile, flexible, and open solutions. Just some of what we’re featuring in Booth #D6 includes:Red Hat partnership highlightsFrom virtualization and cloud to enterprise IT optimization and performance, our co-engineered solutions blend the best of Red Hat technology with Dell’s customer-driven innovation, leading to solutions and services that address real-world needs.Dell Extreme Scale Infrastructure solutionsOur Datacenter Scalable Solutions (DSS) offerings, together with the Data Center Solutions (DCS) team, are focused on the unique needs of hyperscale and sub-hyperscale customers. Come see our solutions in action in the booth, including the extremely powerful DSS 9000.Network Functions VirtualizationOpenStack Summit draws a slew of IT professionals from the telecommunications community, where NFV has been gaining serious momentum. As a leader in both SDN and x86 technologies, and thanks to some key partnerships, Dell has been paving the way with OpenStack powered NFV solutions for telecommunications providers, cable operators and mobile operators.Not to be missed: Sessions and PanelsThe Dell team will be participating in a number of panels and sessions over the course of the conference. Here’s a handy list for your reference:Monday, April 25 Performance Measuring Tools for the CloudThe exponential growth of cloud computing services has given rise to the need for standards, specifications and workloads that can be used to evaluate the performance of various cloud offerings. This panel of cloud performance professionals from Dell Red Hat, Intel and AWcloud will focus on the various tools that have been developed to measure the Cloud and how they are being used for OpenStack Cloud implementations.Cross release themes: UpdateAs part of the OpenStack planning process, the development teams have started tracking tasks that will span across multiple 6-month cycles. The list of “Themes” was presented to the community at the Tokyo summit. In this session, we will provide an update on the status of these epics as for the Mitaka release and will update the plans for Newton and Ocata.Cinder Project UpdateDuring Mitaka, the Cinder team has made progress in various areas.  In this panel session, we will provide an update on what has been accomplished in Mitaka and also discuss what may be coming in the Newton release.Tuesday, April 26Enabling, managing and orchestrating workloads in an OpenStack environmentA look at how Dell, Intel and AMI worked together on an OpenStack technology demonstration to help companies stand up, manage and orchestrate infrastructure at scale. By coupling hyperscale-inspired infrastructure running Redfish, Intel Rack Scale Architecture, AMI Pod Manager with an open-source software layer, this session will talk about our experiences and observations enabling this functionality, with a look at the challenges and pain points we ran into along the way.Three’s Company: Are you Jack, Janet, or Chrissy? How teams can work together to create better OpenStack solutionsWhen Dell realized a need to extend the Dell Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Solution to bring in a “highly available overlay network provider”, they turned to Midokura Enterprise MidoNet. How did Dell and Red Hat then bring Midokura to the table, encouraging all the different teams to work towards one single goal, to produce a “joint multi-partner solution” and deliver the solution in a timely fashion?How to strike a balance/align between your community work and your employer’s objectives in OpenStackMany of us work for a vendor, operator, or academic/research organization which has a significant role in the OpenStack ecosystem. We often face the challenge of managing our time and effort between community work and our day job. This panel will share experiences and provide recommendations on how to effectively contribute to the community while meeting our employers’ goals and objectives in OpenStack.Developing a Policy-driven, Platform-aware and DevOps-friendly Nova SchedulerThe presenters will outline the development of a policy-driven scheduler that allows the Nova administrator (as well as Nova tenant administrators) to control placement decisions by writing policy statements that dictate which VMs or containers can be placed on which hosts. The DevOps-friendly, policy-driven scheduler plugs into the existing scheduler framework, to enable people to easily and quickly express custom scheduling rules and constraints, and at the same time provide assurances related to performance, security, and data integrity.Performance Measuring with SPEC Cloud (Dell + RedHat)SPEC Cloud is a new benchmark standard for measuring and characterizing cloud offerings. What is this tool measuring and assessing? Can the results be trusted? This session will explore in detail the emerging SPEC Cloud standard. Learn how performance is measured using SPEC Cloud and how cloud solutions can be optimized to meet the conditions of the Service Level Agreements (SLA) and various performance requirements.**********OpenStack Summit is a fantastic community event, and we can’t wait to see you in person next week. If you’re unable to join us at the Austin convention center, be sure to keep up to date on our news by subscribing to this blog, and follow us on Twitter (accounts are in the sidebar).last_img read more

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Saint Mary’s provides meals to students over break despite closed dining hall

first_imgIn years past, students who stayed at Saint Mary’s over fall break or the Thanksgiving holiday were left without on-campus dining options. Instead, they had to stock up on groceries and feed themselves with dorm-friendly foods. This year, however, Saint Mary’s offered several dinners for students, who could sign up if they were staying over the break. About 50 students signed up for these dinners, vice president of student affairs Karen Johnson said. Johnson said the Sisters of the Holy Cross hosted a Thanksgiving dinner for students Thursday night, as well as Christmas tree decorating with pizza Friday and another meal Saturday. “We truly appreciate the Sisters of the Holy Cross helping us out,” Johnson said in an email.The idea to provide dinners for students who stayed on campus for break came from the Saint Mary’s Student Diversity Board. During the transition from former College President Jan Cervelli to Interim College President Nancy Nekvasil in early October, Nekvasil met with both the student body as a whole and Student Diversity Board to discuss next steps and address student concerns. Junior and president of Student Diversity Board Bella Tillman said students came to the group to express the difficulty they faced in finding meals while on campus during breaks. This complaint inspired the group to work to provide for students that spend their break at the College. “We were made aware of the fact that a bunch of girls didn’t have anywhere to go during breaks, but also our dining hall is closed,” Tillman said. “So they aren’t getting anything to eat because they have nowhere else to go, so we decided to try and start serving meals over breaks.”Student Diversity Board raised the issue with Nekvasil at her town hall with the Board following her appointment as Interim President, Tillman said. The group met with Nekvasil and Johnson several more times to begin planning, after which Johnson took over most of the responsibility. “The first town hall meeting with Nekvasil we started, because that’s when the idea came up,” Tillman said. “And then we kept talking with her and Karen Johnson, and then everything started being planned.”Tillman said Student Diversity Board found this cause to be necessary due to the responsibility the College has to students. “The students are here, and it’s not their choice that they don’t have anywhere else to go,” Tillman said. “And also they are here for the housing and the dining, and so it’s kind of Saint Mary’s job to provide the food for them, too, if they’re paying for it.”Tags: Dining Halls, Saint Mary’s College, Thanksgiving Breaklast_img read more

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Bethpage Woman Killed in Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 51-year-old Bethpage woman died after a truck making an illegal u-turn on the Wantagh State Parkway hit the SUV she was driving over the weekend, New York State police said.Elisabeth Cutrone was driving a Jeep Cherokee northbound when her vehicle was hit by a Ford F-250 pick-up truck that was making a u-turn from the southbound side of the roadway just north of the Jones Beach State Park toll booths shortly before 9 p.m. Saturday, police said.Cutrone was airlifted to Nassau University Medical Center, where she died shortly later. Her, 42-year-old passenger, Douglas Cutrone, also of Bethpage, was taken to the same hospital for treatment of a fractured hip.The other driver, 35-year-old Eugenio Taveras-Galindo of Westbury, and his four passengers were hospitalized with minor injuries.Troopers are continuing the investigation into this crash and ask any witnesses to call them at 516-561-8492.last_img read more

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Coal India April shipments fall 25.5% as lockdown erodes demand

first_imgCoal India’s shipments in April slumped 25.5 percent from a year earlier after more than a month-long nationwide lockdown halted economic activity, eroding demand for India’s most dominant energy source.Shipments dropped to 39.1 million tons in the month, the Kolkata-based miner said in a filing late Friday. Output declined 10.9 percent to 40.4 million tons.Global coal demand is heading for its biggest annual drop since World War II with burning the fuel to make electricity becoming unprofitable and socially untenable in several countries. The pandemic has only served to hasten its demise. The lockdown in India has shut factories and offices slashing electricity demand by about a quarter, affecting the use of coal and causing inventories to swell to record levels.z India extended the stay-at-home restrictions for most parts of the country for another two weeks starting May 4.“Coal India’s output is expected to remain muted until demand starts picking up,” Rupesh Sankhe, an analyst at Elara Capital India in Mumbai, said before the company reported the data. “It will probably look at new customers, especially those that depend on imported coal, to shore up shipments.”Despite the demand for the fuel crashing, the miner has set a higher output and shipments target for the fiscal year that began April 1 on expectations of a revival after the lockdown is lifted, coal minister Pralhad Joshi said last week.Topics :last_img read more

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The Gap locals are being given first access to two premium townhouses

first_imgCaroline Mara has purchased a four-bedroom townhouse and is expecting to move in by March 2018.“I have lived at The Gap for some time and love all the trees and hills surrounding the suburb; it creates the perfect environment,” Ms Mara said. “Mosaic’s dedication to the local environment through their vegetation management plan is absolutely fantastic. It’s a shame more builders aren’t doing this sort of thing to stop suburbs looking like concrete jungles.”Mosaic Property Group has committed $60,000 to restoration work through a vegetation management plan that will retain native species and remove weed species from the corridor.“The ecological protection of this asset is of paramount importance to everyone at Mosaic, and it is our commitment that we leave the waterway corridor in a better state than when we first inherited it,” Mr Monahan said. Greenhills at The GapThe development, in the inner-western suburb, has 20 townhouses with 15 spacious three-bedroom and five open-plan, four-bedroom properties.Greenhills is already popular among locals with 60 per cent of owner-occupiers who have bought in the development, already living at The Gap, and the remainder from surrounding suburbs.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours agoMr Monahan said the strong take-up by locals prompted Mosaic to reserve the extra two townhouses for local buyers.“We have continued to receive queries from members within the community about availability of our townhouses, so we were pleased to be able to provide this one last chance for those still interested,” he said.Caroline Mara, who has lived at The Gap since 1997, purchased a four-bedroom property at Greenhills and is expecting to move in by March 2018. Greenhills at The Gap is almost sold out, with two premium products being held exclusively for locals in the month of July.LOCALS are being given first dibs on the final two premium townhouses in a boutique development in The Gap.Developer Mosaic Property Group managing director Brook Monahan said the Greenhills townhouses were being offered only to residents within The Gap community and surrounding suburbs until the end of July.“We felt it best that more locals should be a part of this exciting new project,” Mr Monahan said.“Many of our own team members live in The Gap, so we are extremely sympathetic to the area and understand what is important to the members of this community.”center_img Greenhills at The GapMosaic is also planting trees along the frontage of Payne Road to provide more uniformed privacy for residents.“We will be contributing funds to the Council to offset the loss of tree canopy, which will go directly back into planting more trees in the local area,” Mr Monahan said.last_img read more

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Cricket News Uncapped Sam Curran called up for second test against Pakistan as cover for Ben Stokes

first_imgHe was called up for the England’s T-20 squad for the Tri-series in Australia and New Zealand, but did not play a single match. However, his brother Tom Curran, who was recently seen playing for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League 2018, played two tests in England’s recent Ashes defeat in Australia.After losing the first test at Lord’s by a humiliating margin of nine wickets, veteran pacer James Anderson called on the team to show more fight in the final test of the series, which is set to be played at Headingley on Friday.”It’s going to take some special individual performances this week,” Anderson told a leading English daily. “If you get one or two individuals standing up, then people can piggyback on that and take confidence as well.”It’s quite easy for the confidence of the team to take a hit when you have a defeat like that. So we’ll try, as well as using our skill, to use our heart, to use the fight we have in the dressing room to show people what we can do.” New Delhi: Uncapped all-rounder Sam Curran has been given a debut call-up in to the England squad for the second test against Pakistan as a cover for injured Ben Stokes, the England and Wales Cricket Board said on Wednesday.Earlier, Stokes suffered a hamstring straing during fielding practice, but has not yet been ruled out of the second test match against Pakistan.The 19-year-old Curran, a left-arm seamer plays for English club Surrey and has taken more than 100 first-class wickets, and has an average of 27.18 with the bat.  For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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No. 11 Auburn looks to knock off No. 18 LSU

first_img February 6, 2020 Associated Press For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 18 LSU (17-5, 8-1) vs. No. 11 Auburn (20-2, 7-2)Auburn Arena, Auburn, Alabama; Saturday, 12 a.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: No. 11 Auburn goes for its fifth straight win over ranked opponents against No. 18 LSU . Auburn’s last loss vs a ranked opponent came against the then-No. 4 Kentucky Wildcats 80-53 on Feb. 23, 2019. LSU fell 99-90 at Vanderbilt on Wednesday.center_img BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: Skylar Mays and Emmitt Williams have led LSU. Mays has averaged 15.3 points, 4.6 rebounds and two steals while Williams has recorded 14.2 points and seven rebounds per game. Auburn have been anchored by Samir Doughty and Isaac Okoro. Doughty has averaged 15.5 points while Okoro has put up 13 points and 4.5 rebounds per game.MIGHTY MAYS: Mays has connected on 34.6 percent of the 81 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 3 of 14 over the last five games. He’s also made 84.2 percent of his free throws this season.STREAK STATS: Auburn has won its last 12 home games, scoring an average of 84.2 points while giving up 67.9.ASSIST DISTRIBUTION: The Auburn offense has recently used assists to create buckets more often than LSU. Auburn has 31 assists on 67 field goals (46.3 percent) across its past three outings while LSU has assists on 28 of 86 field goals (32.6 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: The Auburn offense has scored 79 points per game this season, ranking the Tigers 20th among Division 1 teams. The LSU defense has allowed 71 points per game to opponents (ranked 204th).___ No. 11 Auburn looks to knock off No. 18 LSUlast_img read more

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Girls soccer Bears, Lakers earn wins before playoffs

first_img Tags: CazenoviaChittenangogirls soccer And the Bears traveled north to face General Brown Saturday afternoon, where it prevailed 2-1 over the Lions, goals by Garcia and Martin proving enough as Kelly recorded seven saves.Cazenovia, meanwhile, only had one game last week, but made it count as it traveled to Hannibal and, with a big first half, produced a 4-1 victory over the Warriors.All of the goals came early as Caitlin Smithers and Katie Rajkowski led the way, each finishing with one goal and one assist. Julia Reff also had a goal as as Ava Gavitt and Molly Dolan got assists, too.With a final regular-season mark of 11-4-1, Cazenovia picked up the no. 8 seed for the Section III Class B playoffs and host no. 9 seed South Jefferson in Wednesday’s opening round. A possible quarterfinal with top seed Central Valley Academy could await the Lakers with a victory over the Spartans.And with its 13-3 record, Chittenango landed the no. 6 seed. Also at home for its opening-round game, the Bears face no. 11 seed Phoenix on Thursday night, the winner to get to the quarterfinals against no. 3 seed Westhill or no. 14 seed General Brown.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Maryanna Garcia finished with one goal and one assist as Sarah Martin and Ally Shoemaker also found the net. Bears goalkeeper Cassidy Kelly stopped all nine shots she faced.A night later, amid the wind and rain, Chittenango faced Mexico, and the challenging conditions affected both teams, but the Bears did enough to edge the Tigers 3-2.Martin had a part in each of Chittenango’s three scoring plays, netting two goals and assisting on Ally Shoemaker’s tally. Shoemaker also assisted on a Martin goal and Kelly had to make seven saves.center_img During the last week of the regular season, the Chittenango girls soccer team was intent to build upon the good work it had done to turn around a mid-season slump, including its 3-1 win over Cazenovia on Oct. 7.The Bears hosted Solvay last Tuesday night and got an effort from its offense similar to what it was doing early this fall during a 7-0 shutout of the Bearcats.For Chittenango, the most encouraging part was the distribution of its production. Emily Moon led the way, scoring twice and getting a pair of assists, while Madison Wagner also got two goals.last_img read more

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Trojans finish with a win in tough weekend series against the Tar Heels

first_imgAfter dropping the first two games of a three game set against No. 6 North Carolina over the weekend, the USC baseball team managed to avoid a series sweep with a 5-2 victory over the Tar Heels (8-2) on Sunday.The Trojans (8-3) fell behind 1-0 in the bottom of the fourth, and looked as they would go quietly in the top of the fifth. But with two outs, senior outfielder Garret Houts singled and stole second.Junior second baseman Adam Landecker singled him home and advanced to third on a double by senior first baseman Matt Foat. Both scored on a single by senior catcher Kevin Roundtree. Roundtree moved to third on a double by sophomore third baseman Kevin Swick, and both scored on a single by sophomore shortstop James Roberts before the inning finally came to an end.All told, six straight Trojan hitters reached base, all with two outs, and five players scoring to put USC up 5-1.“It just clicked,” said USC coach Frank Cruz of the big fifth inning. “We just got the hits.”Those five runs were more than enough for Trojan starting pitcher Stephen Tarpley. The freshman did not look like one against one of the best teams in college baseball, going six strong innings, allowing two runs on five hits, with just two walks to his seven strikeouts.“Stephen pitched great,” Cruz said. “He really stepped up and helped us get out with a win.”On Saturday, USC got another great performance on the mound, but senior Ben Mount’s seven and 2/3 innings of one-run ball were not enough as the Trojan fell 1-0 in an old-fashioned pitcher’s duel. Tar Heel starter Chris Munnelly allowed a leadoff single to the very first hitter of the game, and then did not give up another hit over seven shutout innings.“Mount threw really, really well,” Cruz said. “It was a great game, but we squandered our best chance to score.”The chance came in the eighth inning when sophomore outfielder Omar Cotto Lozada singled to start the inning and moved to second on a fielder’s choice. Cotto Lozada advanced to third on a wild pitch. He broke for home on another wild pitch, but was tagged out at the plate. It was one of just two times in the game the Trojans even got a runner into scoring position.While the Trojans competed on Saturday, they were torn apart Friday 11-1. The Tar Heels scored three in the second off of senior pitcher Andrew Triggs and two more in the third to put USC in a 5-0 hole early. The Trojans got one back in the seventh, but their bullpen was decimated for six runs over the final two innings to put the game completely out of reach.The Trojans traveled every player on the team to Chapel Hill “as a reward for their hard work in the fall,” according to Cruz. And while USC lost the series, Cruz said he felt his team grew from the experience of the road trip and level of the competition.“We can take this and grow from it,” Cruz said. “But we can’t look behind at it. We’re always looking ahead.”Ahead for the Trojans is another tough matchup. USC returns home Tuesday to host No. 15 Cal State Fullerton at six p.m. at Dedeaux Field.last_img read more

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Bennett avoids major crash in Tour de France

first_imgFormer leader Fabian Cancellara was one of a number of riders forced to retire from the race yesterday following a high speed crash – the Swiss rider finished the stage but was later found to have fractured two vertebrae in his back.Carrick on Suir’s Sam Bennett managed to avoid the main crash but was caught up in a later spill.The Tour organisers will be hoping for a safer journey over the seven cobblestone sections during today’s 223.5 kilometre stage.last_img

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