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Timeline: Microsoft’s Major Open Source Announcements Up Until Now

Lately Microsoft has gotten a lot of interest for its accepting of Linux and open source, but it might shock you to understand that Microsoft has actually been doing open source because 2004, the exact same year Facebook and Ubuntu were launched.I did a bit of

digging, with some assistance, and uncovered the most essential open source announcements from Microsoft since 2004. ViewExpect this slideshow to grow as the business continues its open source journey.

Microsoft Makes Azure Media Sharing Announcements At NAB Show

Recently, Microsoft revealed at the yearly NAB show in Las Vegas that it would improve its Azure Media Solutions with new features leveraging on device learning such as automatic video summarization and face acknowledgment. Today, a brand-new blog site post on the Azure Blog site just offered us added info on all item and collaboration statements from Azure Media Services at NAB Show.

Initially, a brand-new Azure Media Analytics suite is now in public preview and will bring essential new capabilities like motion detection, speech transcription, deep indexed video search, material moderation and more to the video domain. You can find outfind out more about it in the detailed blogarticle and can likewise attempt it out here.

5 Factors The Church Announcements Struggle Is Genuine

If your church has never ever skilled problems with church statements, there is no need for you to check out the rest of this post.If your church is like the 95 percent of parishes that do struggle with statements, please continue reading.To be clear,

I am speaking of spoken announcements made during a praise service. For this post, I am not worried specifically about the digital statements that appear on a church website, a screen before or after praise services, or a church newsletter. This concern is all about those times when someone withstands talk to the entire congregation.So whats the huge offer about church announcements?How might something so innocuous cause problems?Here are 5 reasons:1. Somebodies announcement is excluded. On more than one celebration

, statements are excluded either inadvertently or by design.

An individual feels slighted because his/her area of ministry or activity is especially vital to them.2. Somebodies announcement gets more emphasis than others. The reasons are the exact same as kept in mind above. I really heard one woman state she timed each individual statement to prove the pastor showed favoritism. Sigh.3. The statements take too long.More than one congregant has ended up being annoyed due to the length of the statements, especially if the

problem in number 4 takes placehappens.4.

The announcements disrupt the circulation of worship.Perhaps the worst time to have verbal statements seeks the praise service has started.

While singing, preaching, and the offertory absolutely show acts of praise, its hard to see how the statements fit in that category. If you need to make statements, precede the worship service with them.5. Most individualsMost individuals forget statements. Try an experiment. Speak with somebody you saw in the praise service one or 2a couple of days later. See if he or

she keeps in mind the statements.

Probably not. Free Indication Up CP Newsletter! A few of these very same problems play out in digital venues

too. Individuals get angry or get their feelings

hurt since of the positioning or perceived top priority of statements on the churchs site or social networks accounts.The churches that seem to be handling the verbal announcements best are actually doing them on a really limited basis. The leaders ensure the announcements are essentialare essential to the whole congregation, and that they reflect plainly a major issue for the church. Other statements go to the newsletter or to the web site.Unless there is an overriding reason, announcements that pertain to a little part of the membership actually must not be considered church statements

in any form. Generally there is no reason why the leader of that group can not contact every person individually.It is unfortunate that statements can be such sources of contention. It is a reflection of a self-centered me attitude.But unfortunately the problem is very real in lots of churches.Originally published at thomrainer.com.

Business Announcements For April 18

Florida Protectors of the Environment revealed it has selected Jim Gross as executive director. A professional geologist with 38 years of experience in water resources, Gross made his bachelors degree in geology at the University of California, Santa Barbara and worked in geothermal energy exploration and advancement prior to returning to finish school to earn a masters in geology at New Mexico State University. On the other hand, Florida Protectors most recentlatest previous executive director, Thomas Hawkins, has signed up with 1,000 Good friends of Florida as policy and planning director.

How Nielsen Holdings Plc (NYSE: NLSN) Trades After Earning Announcements?

Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE: NLSN) is anticipated to announce first quarter financial outcomes prior to market open (validated) on 04/20/2016. The business included about 16 percent in value since last revenues when it was at $45.42. Based on the most pertinent historical information, there is a 57.14 percent probability for share rate to decrease following the next earnings report. Looking even more into revenues reaction history, the stock had actually moved down 12 times out of last 21 quarters. It has topped earnings-per-share quotes 75 % of the time in its last 12 revenues reports. It missed profits on 1occasions, and it has satisfied expectations 2 times.So how did

NLSN’s revenues statements affect its stock price in the previous couple of quarters?Nielsen Holdings plc(NLSN)Revenues Response History In general, the typical profits surprise was 0.88 percent over the past four quarters. Back on February 11, 2016, it posted incomes per share at$0.82 which topped the agreement$0.8 forecast(positive surprise of 2.5 % ). Profits can be found in at 1.62 B versus agreement estimate of 1.61 B. The stock acquired 4.21 percent the day following the incomes was released, and on 7th day cost modification was 6.58 percent.On October 21, 2015, it posted revenues per share

at $0.69 versus the agreement estimate of$0.69( negative surprise of 0 % ). Income of 1.53 B was below the$1.54 B experts had expected. The stock dropped -5.53 % the day following the profits was released, and on 7th day price change was -1.58 %. On July 28, 2015, it published revenues per share at

$0.66, topping the consensus estimate of $0.64( positive surprise of 3.1 %). Revenue for the quarter was$1.56 B while analysts had anticipated incomes to come in at$1.55 B. The stock gained 5.31 % the day following the profits was launched, and on 7th day cost change was 7.03 %. On April 22, 2015, it posted revenues per share at$0.46 compared to the agreement quote of$0.47 (negative surprise of -2.1 %). That came on revenues of $1.49 B for the quarter. Analysts had actually expected $1.49 B in revenue.Nielsen Holdings plc Revenues Expectations In front of Q1 profits release, Wall Street is anticipating earnings per share of$0.5. The experts ‘existing agreement range is$0.46 -$0.53 for EPS. The marketplace agreement range for revenue is$1.47 B- $1.51 B, with an average of $1.49 B.Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE: NLSN)last closed at$ 52.7, sending out the company’s market cap around $18.99 B

. The agreement 12-month price target from brokerage companies covering the stock is$56.17. The share price has actually decreased -1.55 % from its best level in 52 weeks and dropped 13.72 % this year. It recently sold a range of$ 52.54 -$53.18 at a volume of 2571657 shares. The stock ended last trading session almost 1.76 greater for the last 21 trading days, rebounding 24.67 % from its 52-week low.

The Man Who Recorded The ‘Mind The Space’ Statements Has Actually Passed Away

Its an unfortunate day for London, as the manwho taped the Mind the Space statements has passed away aged 62. Phil Sayer was a voiceover artist who might be heard making statements across the network, but was most famous for warningover-eager commuters to viewkeep an eye out for that big old gap in between the train and the platform (yes, obviously people still require reminding).

His partner, Elinor Hamilton, isalso a voiceover artist and together they supplied PA statements throughout the London Underground and for train stations across the UK. You understand thosevoices that say we are sorry to reveal … and pleasantly notify you that your train has been postponed due to rain/sun/bubblewrap on the tracks? That was most likely them, as much of their work included apologising for late trains, whichearned them the nickname as Britains most regretful couple. Aww.

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Sundry April Power Systems Announcements

Sundry April Power Systems Announcements

Released: April 18, 2016

by Timothy Prickett Morgan

As we reported recently in discussing IBMs Power processor roadmap for the next five-plus years, there is not going to be a Power8+ revamp of existing Power Systems machines. Rather, IBM has actually rejiggered the Power8 chip to create an alternative intended at supercomputing and deep learning works that permitspermits high-speed NVLink coupling in between Nvidia Pascal Tesla GPU coprocessors and the Power8 chip.

That implies there is no efficiency increase or list costsale price cut (or both) that is normally expected and provided with a plus variation of the Power chips. However as we expected, IBM has made a few tweaks to the Power Systems portfolio beyond the release of IBM i 7.3 and an Innovation Refresh upgrade for IBM i 7.2.

First up, IBM has actually goosed the memory capability on the midrange Power E850 server, mirroring the memory boost it supplied on the high-end Power E870 and Power E880 devices back in February. The Power8 machines, you will recall, are based on DDR3 memory chips and make usageuse Big Blues Centaur memory buffer chip, which permits IBM to scale up memory bandwidth on its systems and have a lot of memory sticks hanging off of a single processor socket, boosting the memory-to-processing ratio of the system. IBM makes its own CDIMM memory cards for its Power Systems line (or rather, develops them and agreements them out), and the fattest ones come in a 256 GB capability, twice that of the top-end 128 GB CDIMM modules that IBM shipped at first with the enterprise-class Power Systems bearing the E870 and E880 label and scaling to four, 8, or 16 sockets in a single NUMA system image.

In announcement letter 116-029, IBM launched support for the fatter 128 GB CDIMM sd card in the Power E850 servers, doubling their top-end memory capability to 4 TB. Formerly, it had just delivered CDIMMs with 64 GB capabilities, which topped the memory in the Power E850 at 2 TB across 4 sockets. We are fairly particular that if a client desiredwished to double up the memory capability once again on a special quote basis, IBM could put the fattest 256 GB CDIMMs in the Power E850 (possibly as a fat node in an in-memory database cluster) The function #EM 8S 128 GB CDIMM sd card costs $6,145, according to the costcatalog, but this looks incorrect to me. It is way too low. IBM charges around $156 per GB for the 256 GB card, which is the exact same cost IBM was charging for the 128 GB cards on the larger Power Systems machines. The price list also states that this is a DDR4 memory module, which I do not think it is since IBM was not expected to transfer to DDR4 main memory till the Power9 chip next year.

In addition, IBM has actually revealed a four-port PCI-Express RAID SAS adapter with 12 GB of cache memory that is aimedfocused on increasing the performance of flash SSDs on Power Systems iron. A pair of controllers using RAID 0 mirroring on SSDs had the ability to chew through 1.6 million I/O operations per second (IOPS) reading random information in 4 KB blocks; with RAID 5 information defense, the pair of controllers might hit 360,000 IOPS writing information arbitrarily in 4 KB blocks; and with a mix of 70 percent checks out and 30 percent writes (a typical distribution in the storage industry) was able to process data at a rate of 878,000 IOPS. The 12 GB adapter (feature #EJ 14, and designated as a plus version of an existing feature #EJ 0L card) costs $7,000, and it is just offered on machines utilizing the Power8 processor.

If you desirewish to bypass the PCI-Express software application stack and get even lower latency with flash drives, IBM has introduced 2 flash drives in an SSD type factor that support the NVM-Express method. Features #EC 54 and #EC 54 have 1.6 TB of capacity and feature #EC 57 has a 3.2 TB capacity. These NVM-Express drives offerprovide to 750,000 IOPS on random checks out and 3 GB/sec of sustained bandwidth with latency on writes as low as 25 microseconds. They are supported on Power S812L, S822L, S824L, S814, S822, S824, E870, or E880 devices and will quickly be supported on the Power E850 machine. Ah, but here is the catch: The device needs to be running Linux to use these quick flash drives. No word on when AIX and IBM i will get assistance, however they definitely should. The 1.6 TB unit costs $7,999 and the 3.2 TB unit costs $14,999.

If you desire regular, plain vanilla SSDs that do not have the advantages of the NVM-Express method (which eliminates a great deal of the SCSI chatter in the PCI-Express method that has no bearing whatsoever on flash memory), then IBM does have its fourth generation of flash SSDs that do plug into Power8 machines which do support IBM i 7.1, 7.2, and 7.3. These brand-new SSD are outlined in statement letter 116-036. These brand-new enterprise MLC flash drives can be found in a 2.5-inch type element and come in 387 GB and 775 GB capacities along with a brand-new 1.55 TB capability. These drives have about 50 percent much better higher IOPS on blended read/write workloads and a typical latency of around 12 microseconds, which is 20 percent much better than the third generation of SSDs sold by IBM in the Power Systems line. There are a slew of feature numbers for these drives, depending on if you desirewish to install them in Linux-only or multi-OS Power Systems devices, and the 1.55 TB SSD is just available on Power8-based devices. The 387 GB drive costs $2,649, or $6.85 per GB, while the 775 GB drive costs $4,449, or $5.74 per GB, and the 1.55 TB drive costs $7,779, or $5.02 per GB.

In addition to these basic purpose 2.5-inch drives, IBM has a 1.8-inch SSD in a 387 GB capacity likewise based upon eMLC4 flash technology that costs $2,399, or $6.20 per GB, and a 775 GB variation, which costs $4,199, or $5.42 per GB.

Lastly, there is a new 2.5-inch SAS SSD that is specifically created for read-intensive workloads and that can be found in a 1.9 TB capacity. This drive costs $4,399, or $2.32 per GB.

This would have been a lot more fun, undoubtedly, if there were actual Power8+ servers. It will be a long, long way up until Power9 equipment will be announced sometime in the 2nd half of 2017. Until then, IBM needs to do some wheeling and dealing on its existing Power8 systems, particularly with Intel using the competitive pressure with its newest Broadwell Xeon E5 v4 processors, introduced two weeks earlier.


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