Facebook’s Open Compute Project Expands To Networking

first_imgThe Open Compute Project (OCP) – started two years ago by Facebook to promote open-source hardware solutions for data centers – announced on Wednesday that it has started a new project to develop a specification and “reference box” for a “open” networking switch.(See also Facebook’s Group Hug Frees The Microprocessor From The Motherboard.)The project will be led by Najam Ahmad, who runs the network engineering team at Facebook, and high-profile companies including Intel, VMware and Broadcom – among others – have already signed on to participate. The new project’s goals include helping software-defined networking (SDN) “evolve and flourish” and creating “flexible, scalable, and efficient” data center infrastructures. Just as the Open Compute Projects’ simple, generic and open server designs competed with server vendors like HP and Dell, this new initiative challenges networking leaders like Cisco. (See also Software-Defined Networking: What It Is, How It Works, Why It Matters.)The project is expected to kick off at the inaugural OCP Engineering Summit to be held at MIT next week.Image courtesy of Shutterstock IT + Project Management: A Love Affair 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Related Posts readwritecenter_img Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Tags:#Data Centers#networking#now Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…last_img read more

Army porter killed in Pakistan firing in Uri

first_imgAn army porter was killed in a fresh ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC) in Baramulla’s Uri sector.A police official said the porter Mohd. Abbas (22), resident of Kamalkot, lost his life in an unprovoked firing at around 11:30 a.m on Saturday.The incident sparked a “major exchange of fire between Indian and Pakistani troops”.last_img

Back on top, Banjo Norte puts bitter past behind

first_imgFEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant LATEST STORIES Walker, DiGregorio tow Blackwater past Phoenix for 1st win But past is past and the 24-year-old is just elated to finally return to the podium and once again rule the Asian elite category.“I was able to make up for those. I really prepared hard for this and even trained for three weeks in Phuket,” he said.“Next year, I’ll prepare harder so we can defend the throne for our team,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Jake Cuenca, Gerald Anderson talk about training for triathlon PLAY LIST 00:52Jake Cuenca, Gerald Anderson talk about training for triathlon00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Photo By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLAPU-LAPU CITY — Banjo Norte’s triumph in the 2017 Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines erases every bitterness he felt in the past three Cebu tilts.“When I crossed the finish line, every bit of those are gone,” Norte said in Filipino, looking back at the tribulations he faced in the previous editions.ADVERTISEMENT After winning in 2013, the Cagayan de Oro-born triathlete has yet to replicate his success and reach the peak for Filipino elite participants in the Cebu staging until now.Norte could not defend his title in 2014 as he failed to take the four-minute penalty after organizers ruled him committing illegal drafting in the race.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsLuck wasn’t on his side again in 2015, losing much headway in the bike course as two other competitors zoomed past him to settle for a third place finish.Norte admitted he only had himself to blame for his finishing fourth last year, citing lack of training for the Asia Pacific Championships. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Alastair Cook seeks clarity from ICC on ball-shining practice

first_imgThe age-old practice of shining the cricket ball has become a “grey area” and the game’s governing body must provide clarity to end the prevailing confusion, England captain Alastair Cook said on Friday.The method, ostensibly to generate more swing with the ball with one shiny side, has come under scrutiny after South Africa captain Faf du Plessis was declared guilty of ball-tampering by the International Cricket Council (ICC) earlier this week.Television footage appeared to show du Plessis applying saliva to the ball while sucking on a sweet during the Hobart Test against Australia but the Proteas captain has decided to appeal the ICC decision which cost him his entire match fees.England paceman Chris Woakes rued lack of clarity on the issue on Thursday and his views were echoed by Cook ahead of their third Test against India beginning on Saturday.”I think Woakesey summed up quite nicely yesterday, it is a bit of a grey area at the moment,” Cook told reporters at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) stadium. (ICC ‘disappointed’ with Faf du Plessis appeal)”Players are slightly uncertain at the moment, what is acceptable and what is not acceptable. I haven’t studied Faf’s case that closely to see if he was taking the sweet straight to the ball or did he just happen to have a lolly in his mouth.”I think the players are now, after the last 10 days, probably just looking to the ICC to clarify what is acceptable and what is not acceptable.”advertisementCook was not sure how much it actually helped but preferred clearer guidelines. (Anil Kumble rubbishes ball tampering allegations against Virat Kohli)”If they said you aren’t allowed to directly put your finger from the sweet onto the ball, it might clear it up,” he added.His India counterpart Virat Kohli was accused by a section of British media of shining the ball with sugary saliva in the first test at Rajkot even though no charges were levelled against him.”If I was doing something, ICC would have spoken to me,” Kohli told reporters, calling such allegations a ploy to distract his team.”I think it’s just to take the focus away from the series, to be honest,” said Kohli whose team have a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.”It happened in Australia when South Africa won the series. I’m surprised the issue, what I’ve been told, came up in Rajkot but there was no mention of it until we saw the result in Vizag. (Vehemently defend Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis: Nasser Hussain to India Today)”I don’t read newspapers. I was told five days after the thing came out and I just laughed it off. I don’t pay attention to all those things.”It’s just that some people are trying to take the focus away from the series, good luck to them. We are totally focused on what we have to do in this game.”last_img read more

Heres a quick glance at unemployment rates for August by Canadian city

first_imgOTTAWA – The national unemployment rate was 6.0 per cent in August. Statistics Canada also released seasonally adjusted, three-month moving average unemployment rates for major cities. It cautions, however, that the figures may fluctuate widely because they are based on small statistical samples. Here are the jobless rates last month by city (numbers from the previous month in brackets):— St. John’s, N.L. 9.5 per cent (9.0)— Halifax 6.8 (6.5)— Moncton, N.B. 6.7 (6.4)— Saint John, N.B. 5.5 (5.4)— Saguenay, Que. 6.7 (6.8)— Quebec 3.7 (3.9)— Sherbrooke, Que. 4.5 (4.4)— Trois-Rivieres, Que. 4.7 (4.8)— Montreal 6.0 (6.1)— Gatineau, Que. 4.8 (4.9)— Ottawa 4.6 (4.3)— Kingston, Ont. 6.0 (5.9)— Peterborough, Ont. 4.8 (3.3)— Oshawa, Ont. 4.9 (4.4)— Toronto 6.1 (6.1)— Hamilton, Ont. 5.0 (4.7)— St. Catharines-Niagara, Ont. 7.4 (7.0)— Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo, Ont. 5.5 (5.7)— Brantford, Ont. 5.0 (5.3)— Guelph, Ont. 4.1 (4.3)— London, Ont. 5.2 (5.4)— Windsor, Ont. 6.6 (6.0)— Barrie, Ont. 6.7 (7.0)— Sudbury, Ont. 6.7 (6.6)— Thunder Bay, Ont. 5.3 (5.0)— Winnipeg 6.5 (6.7)— Regina 6.3 (6.5)— Saskatoon 7.2 (7.1)— Calgary 8.2 (7.9)— Edmonton 6.4 (6.5)— Kelowna, B.C. 6.0 (5.7)— Abbotsford, B.C. 5.0 (4.8)— Vancouver 4.7 (4.4)— Victoria 4.3 (4.2)last_img read more

Gofundme account for Eric Stutzman surpassed goal in three days

first_imgStutzman was diagnosed with leukemia and then contracted the H1N1 influenza and a bacterial infection, to make matters worse Stutzman got pneumonia.Stutzman is still isolated in ICU, as he is still sedated and intubated to rest his body. The influenza and bacterial infection are now gone, yet his lungs are inflamed and the pneumonia and leukemia are still a very real situation.The Gofundme account was set up Thursday, November 22nd by eldest daughter Kylee Stutzman and by Monday, November 26th, 2018 they had reached their $20,000 goal.‘People have been amazing! If money could buy health, Eric would be healthy now’ said Karen StutzmanThe goal has now been increased to $25,000 as the outlook on the outcome is still unknown at this time.To get to the Gofundme account CLICK HERE Correction to the story; Eric Stutzman is not the sole provider for the family, his wife Jenna Stutzman is employed.FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A Gofundme account set up for local resident Eric Stutzman has surpassed its goal of $20,000 in three days.Stutzman is currently in Vancouver General Hospital as he was airlifted from Prince George and previous to that from FSJ. He was moved to the different locations as he would receive the additional care he was needing as his illnesses progressed.last_img read more

Mahagathbandhan can get 3 of BJP’s 8 in UP’s II phase

first_imgLucknow: Out of the eight seats going to polls in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday, the Mahagathbandhan (MGB) might wrest three from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) if voting pattern in the 2014 is any indication. The Samajwadi Party (SP), Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) — are contesting unitedly as the ‘Mahagathbandhan’ in 2019. They had fought separately in 2014. If the votes polled by these parties in 2014 are added, the BJP would have lost Fatehpur Sikri, Nagina and Amroha but would have won Hathras, Mathura, Bulandshahar, Aligarh and Agra. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details On the five seats where the BJP appears strong despite Mahagathbandhan, the party has changed candidates on three seats. In Hathras reserved seat, Rajvir Diler Balmiki has replaced Rajesh Kumar Diwakar, the winner of last election. In 2014, Diwaker had faced Niranjan Singh Dhangar of RLD, Manoj Kumar Soni of BSP and Ramji Lal Suman of SP. Even if the votes of all his rivals are added, Diwaker still would have emerged the winner comfortably. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday While the Mahagathbandhan appears strong to win back some seats from the BJP, the additional factor in these elections is the Congress and Shivpal Yadav’s Progressive Democratic Alliance (PDA) fielding their own candidates. From Hathras, the Congress-led UPA has Triloki Ram as the contestant and PDA has Mithlesh Devi. The BJP has changed candidate in Agra as well, where Satya Pal Singh Baghel is leading the party’s charge against Mahagathbandhan’s Manoj Kumar Soni, UPA’s Preeta Harit and Ramji Lal Vidyarthi of PDA. In 2014, Dr. Ram Shankar Katheria had comprehensively beaten all his rivals who would not have matched his numbers even if they had fought together. In Mathura, the BJP has retained Hema Malini, who had defeated Jayant Chaudhary of RLD, Pt. Yogesh Kumar Dwivedi of BSP and Chandan Singh of SP in 2014 is facing Kunwar Narinder Singh of Mahagathbandhan, Mahesh Pathak of UPA and Jagvir Singh of PDA. Constituency-wise analysis of votes polled by main candidates in 2014 on the Uttar Pradesh seats going to polls on April 18. Aligarh 2014 Winner — Satish Kumar (BJP) Votes polled — 5,14,622 Zafar Alam of SP polled 2,26,284 Dr Arvind Kumar Singh of BSP polled 2,27,886 Bijendra Singh of Congress polled 62674 SP + BSP = 4,34,170 If Congress votes are added than BJP would have lost Contestants in 2019 Satish Kumar Gautam — BJP Bijendra Singh Chaudhary — UPA Dr. Ajit Baliyan — MGB Deepak Chaudhary — PDA Hathras 2014 Winner — Rajesh Kumar Diwaker of BJP, votes polled 5,44,277 Niranjan Singh Dhangar of RLD polled 86109 Manoj Kumar Soni of BSP polled 2,17,891 Ramji Lal Suman of SP polled 18,0891 SP+BSP+RLD = 4,84,891 Contestants in 2019 Rajvir Diler Balmiki — BJP Triloki Ram — UPA Ramji Lal Suman — MGB Mithlesh Devi — PDA Mathura in 2014 Winner — Hema Malini votes polled 5,74,633 Jayant Chaudhary RLD polled 2,43,890 Pt. Yogesh Kumar Dwivedi of BSP polled 1,73,572 Chandan Singh of SP polled 36673 SP+BSP+RLD = 4,54,135 Contestants in 2019 Hema Malini — BJP Mahesh Pathak — UPA Kunwar Narendra Singh — MGB Jagvir Singh — PDA Amroha 2014 Winner — Kanwar Tanwar Singh BJP votes polled 5,28,880 Farhat Hasan of BSP polled 1,62,983 Rakesh Tikait of RLD polled 9539 Humera Akhtar of SP polled 3,70,666 SP+BSP+RLD = 5,43,188 Contestants in 2019 Kanwar Singh Tanwar — BJP Sachin Choudhary — UPA Kunwar Danish Ali — MGB Matloon Ahmad — PDA Nagina in 2014 Winner — Yashwant Singh of BJP, votes polled 3,67,825 Girish Chandra of BSP polled 2,45,685 Yashwir Singh of SP polled 2,75,435 SP+BSP= 5,21,120 Contestants in 2019 Dr. Yashwant Singh — BJP Omvati Devi — UPA Girish Chandra — MGB PDA has not fielded candidate Bulandshehar 2014 Winner — Bhola Singh of BJP, votes polled 6,04,449 Anju urf Mushan of RLD polled 59116 Kamlesh of SP polled 1,28,737 Pradeep Kumar Jatav of SP polled 1,82,476 SP+BSP+RLD = 3,70,329 Contestants in 2019 Bhola Singh — BJP Banshi Singh — UPA Yogesh Verma — MGB PDA has not fielded candidate Agra in 2014 Winner — Dr Ram Shankar Katheria of BJP polling 5,83,716 Upendra Singh of Congress polled 34834 Narayan Singh Suman of BSP polled 2,83,453 Maharaj Singh Dhangar of SP polled 1,34,708 SP+BSP = 4,18,161 Contestants in 2019 Satyapal Singh Baghel — BJP Preeta Harit — UPA Manoj Kumar Soni — MGB Ramjilal Vidyarthi — PDA Fatehpur Sikri in 2014 Winner– Babulal of BJP polling 4,26,589 Amar Singh of RLD polled 24185 Rani Pakhwalika Singh of SP polled 2,13,397 Seema Upadhyay of BSP polled 2,53,483 SP+BSP+RLD = 4,52,993 Contestants in 2019 Rajkumar Chahar — BJP Raj Babbar — UPA Bhagwan Sharma aka Guddu Pandit — MGB Manisha Singh — PDAlast_img read more

With Rose Bowl ticket in hand OSU shifts focus to Michigan

Roses might have been the only things on the Buckeyes’ mind for a few hours Saturday after a game-winning kick in overtime vanquished Iowa and clinched a share of the Big Ten title.But after the 27-24 thriller, the mood quickly went from joyful to serious as OSU began preparation for its game against Michigan.“Someone described this month as tough, tougher and toughest,” coach Jim Tressel said Monday at his weekly press conference. “We’ve battled through the tough and the tougher, and now we’re excited about the toughest and there’s just a special feeling about this week.”Tressel’s Buckeyes have locked up at least a share of the Big Ten crown with back-to-back victories over Penn State and Iowa.Michigan week, however, is about a fierce rivalry and tradition that goes deeper than any conference championship, season record or bowl berth.Still plenty at stakeAlthough the Buckeyes have already clinched a share of the Big Ten title, a win over Michigan would make that title outright.A win by OSU would also keep Michigan at home this postseason, as the Wolverines need a win over the Buckeyes to become bowl eligible.“It’s exciting for a lot of reasons. One is it’s Ohio State-Michigan and there’s nothing like it,” Tressel said about the rivalry. “Two, it’s your last regular season game and you’d like to think that you’re going to be playing your best football in all phases, offensively, defensively, special teams, and we’ve certainly got a lot of work to do for that to be the case, but we’re looking forward to a great week of preparation. Our kids are excited.”Senior captain Kurt Coleman said regardless of records, the Buckeyes have just as much to play for because a loss would diminish everything they have worked hard for this season.A loss for the Wolverines would mean a second-straight season in which Michigan watches the rest of the Big Ten play in bowls, while the team sits at home.“Playing Michigan is always important to us,” senior defensive lineman Doug Worthington said. “It is the biggest game of the season for us, just like it is for them. Just putting the added pressure that this is what it will take for them to get to a bowl game and knowing that we can stop them is big, it’s huge. We definitely want the victory, and if that keeps them from going to a bowl game, that’s just a little added sugar on top.”Lopsided rivalrySince Tressel took over at Ohio State, the rivalry has been dominated by the man in the sweater vest.At 7-1 since taking the helm at OSU, Tressel has turned a rivalry that used to be dominated by the Wolverines into an annual victory for the Scarlet and Gray.Even when OSU isn’t favored, Tressel seems to find the necessary ingredients to upset the school up north.Tressel said that to an outsider, the rivalry might have lost some of its luster, but to those involved, OSU-Michigan is always the most important game of the year.“Well, not if you’re a part of it. If you’re an observer, perhaps,” Tressel said, responding to a question about the rivalry losing steam. “But if you’re a part of it and you’ve felt those feelings and had those experiences and just know what it means to both schools and so forth, that would never occur to the participants.”The players also feel no different toward their rival regardless of their unimpressive record.  Beating Michigan every season is still a goal, no matter what has happened in the first 11 games.“You can’t be worried about the success we have had the last few years,” Worthington said. “This year is a different year and they are definitely a different team. They are very capable, and what’s up for the bowl game for them is huge. We’ve already been blessed with a bid to the Rose Bowl but I was telling the team to get that out of their head, and make sure we take this game like we have every other game, one at a time because that’s how they’re going to take it.”Wildcat offenseIn victories against Penn State and Iowa, the Buckeyes unveiled a new wrinkle on offense.The Wildcat formation has swept through college and pro football, and the Buckeyes have joined the party.“I think the first discussion of it came up when Terrelle was a little banged and our tailbacks were a little healthy,” Tressel said.Sophomore running back Dan Herron has taken most of the direct snaps, and on Saturday he scored on an 11-yard run. Quarterback Terrelle Pryor lines up at wide receiver during the formation, and is still lobbying to make a play.“He’s hoping for us to throw it to him. You know how that is. He thinks he’s a great route runner,” Tressel joked. “I said, well, you’ve got to have somebody who can throw it. So I think he’s reminiscing about when Todd [Boeckman] was throwing to him. Todd’s not here, so any little thing we can have to add preparation time for people to add pressure to our opposing defenses we think is good.”Throwing tradition out the window with “throwbacks”While some teams embrace changes, OSU has built its history on tradition.The Buckeye uniforms have sported mostly the same look for the last several decades, but on Saturday, for one day only, OSU will look drastically different.The Buckeyes will wear a throwback uniform designed by honoring the 1954 National Championship team.The new Nike Pro Combat uniform design will offer several technologically advanced features, while also being designed in a scheme to pay tribute to Buckeye legends from decades ago.“I’m excited,” junior receiver Dane Sanzenbacher said. “Obviously it’s something different, change it up a little bit, so it will be fun.”The most drastic change will be the helmets. The silver and traditional stripe will be replaced with an all-white helmet and numbers on the side, a single red stripe will also run down the middle.Coleman expressed satisfaction with the new throwbacks, but said he doesn’t think it will have any effect once the ball is snapped.Worthington said he and the rest of the linemen will look their best in the slender-fitting new digs.“We’re going to look great, fantastic. I’ve been doing some extra curls and stuff, getting my wristbands ready,” Worthington said. “I got my Vaseline so I can look shiny and big. … It is a great thing to be able to represent the 1954 team and being serious about it. They are great uniforms and Nike did a wonderful job of creating a replica throwback.“It’s just going to be great to go out and play with those uniforms on, but at the end of the day, when the ball’s snapped, it doesn’t matter what we have on, we have to get after the Wolverines,” Worthington said. read more

Wrestling Nathan Tomasello likely out until January with right knee injury

OSU then-redshirt freshman Nathan Tomasello during a match against Minnesota on Feb. 6 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Lantern File PhotoOhio State Nathan Tomasello said Friday his right knee was injured while competing at the U-23 World Team Trials on Oct. 8. Ohio State announced shortly thereafter the 125-pound wrestler would miss an indefinite amount of time to start his redshirt senior season.He said he received an MRI last week and had his right knee scoped Wednesday along with a trim of his meniscus. Head coach Tom Ryan felt more optimistic after the knee scope. “We thought it was significant and we feel way better about it,” Ryan said. “He got scoped and he’s going to be back I think sooner than we thought.”Originally, Ohio State expected Tomasello to return to the Buckeyes’ lineup in January. Ryan said a December return might be feasible at this point. Tomasello agreed with the possibility, but is taking his rehab one step at a time. “We’ll see,” Tomasello said. “I’m not going to put it out there. I think it is, but I know the doctor is pretty conservative. They’re thinking January, but it’s all about how I’m feeling. I feel like once I get on the mats in a few weeks from now, if it’s feeling good, I’m definitely going to want to be back earlier.”Before the injury, Tomasello was focused on his return to the 125-pound class after competing at 133 pounds last season. He was previously in the 125-pound class the two seasons prior to his redshirt junior campaign. The redshirt senior is looking to become a four-time All American before his time at Ohio State ends. While attempting to qualify for the U-23 World Championships a couple weeks ago, Tomasello said he felt good on the mat during his match in the finals with Oklahoma State’s Daton Fix and that he continued to wrestle after knowing he had sustained the injury. “I wrestled well and had a good opponent in the finals and we had some good battles,” Tomasello said. “In the second match, I was finishing a shot, landed on my knee wrong and felt it pop. I was able to continue the match, but after the match it started swelling up and it was pretty tough to walk on the next day.”Tomasello would miss 12 Ohio State wrestling events if he does not compete for the remainder of the calendar year. At wrestle-offs Thursday night, freshman Brakan Mead defeated fellow freshman Brady Koontz and will serve as Tomasello’s replacement until the former NCAA champion returns.The redshirt senior has experience navigating his way back from injury. While competing at the 2016 NCAA Wrestling Championships during the end of his redshirt sophomore year, Tomasello injured his shoulder and re-injured it while trying to compete at Olympic trials afterwards. He then underwent rotator cuff surgery and endured six months of rehab before returning for another All-American season. “Just knowing what it takes and having a mindset of being patient and knowing my body, I think it’s important looking back at that knowing with this injury, how to deal with it,” Tomasello said.Ryan has nothing but confidence in the return of his redshirt senior and said the rehab will be just as much mental as it is physical. “The most important thing is where Nate’s mind is,” Ryan said. “And his mind has never been more ferocious and focused at what he’s got to do to get back.” read more

Mens basketball Kyle Young out with ankle injury versus William Mary

Ohio State freshman Kyle Young looks to pass into the post against Walsh in an exhibition game on Nov. 5 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Jacob Myers | Managing Editor for ContentOhio State’s forward depth continues to wane thin as freshman forward Kyle Young is out with an ankle injury for the Buckeyes’ game against William and Mary, an Ohio State spokesperson said Saturday. With center Micah Potter’s continued absence from the team, Ohio State now will turn to sophomore forward Andre Wesson as the primary backup to center Kaleb Wesson and forwards Jae’Sean Tate and Keita Bates-Diop. Young has averaged 2.4 points, 1.8 rebounds and 0.2 assists per game. He registered a career-high six points and four rebounds against Michigan in the team’s 71-62 win against the Wolverines Monday. read more