Marketing Day: Technical SEO, media strategies & Facebook ad spend since Cambridge Analytica

first_imgHere’s our recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web.From Marketing Land:Common mistakes and quick fixes to improve poky page speedMay 11, 2018 by Janet Driscoll MillerContributor Janet Driscoll Miller points out three page load speed issues and provides simple but effective workarounds that will enable web pages to load faster and gain favor with Google.Ask the SMXperts: The latest in advanced technical SEOMay 11, 2018 by Debra MastalerSMXperts Dawn Anderson, Bastian Grimm and Brian Weiss answer technical SEO questions on time to first meaningful paint, indexation and crawling controls, challenges associated with voice search and more.Attention + intensity: Tips for navigating the new age of media strategyMay 11, 2018 by Mark WilliamsContributor Mark Williams says marketers must evolve the metrics they monitor to keep up with the changing media-consumption environment.Billboard-measuring Geopath enters the 21st century with new geolocation platformMay 11, 2018 by Barry LevineCalled Insights Suite, it updates the 75-year-old nonprofit organization’s previous methods that employed federal traffic data and surveys.Urban Airship adds first marketing platform support for the new Android Pay tickets and passesMay 11, 2018 by Barry LevineThe digital wallet-based items, now used in the millions on the iPhone, were just announced this week by Google.It’s business as usual for Facebook advertisers as Cambridge Analytica crisis proves inconsequential to brandsMay 11, 2018 by Amy GesenhuesWhat agencies and consultants have seen since Facebook’s latest user-data scandal.Recent Headlines From MarTech Today, Our Sister Site Dedicated To Marketing Technology:Lithium will ‘sunset’ its Klout service on the day GDPR launchesMay 11, 2018 by Barry LevineLithium CEO indicates GDPR helped propel the decision, and the Klout-built AI tech will still be employed.This week in GDPRMay 11, 2018 by Robin KurzerA weekly wrap-up of how companies are preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation.Google issues updated GDPR guidance to publishers on how to gain consent from usersMay 11, 2018 by Robin KurzerDespite publishers’ claims that some of Google’s policies are self-serving, the company asserts it is in line with GDPR.Online Marketing News From Around The Web:6 Ways Marketers are Embracing Artificial Intelligence (AI), CMS Wire9 Reasons Instagram Will Overtake Facebook, Convince & ConvertB2B Content Marketing: Top 6 Things to Know, MarketingProfsIn the Age of AI, Publishers Need Authenticated Audiences, AdExchangerInfluencer Marketing: Lessons From One of the World’s Largest Software Brands, Content Marketing InstituteStudy: Snapchat sees precipitous drop in millennial user sentiment, Mobile MarketerThe Martech Evolution for Digital Advertising Agencies, The AdStage BlogThe myth of martech consolidation is dead. Now what?, Chief Marketing TechnologistWhat I Learned Rebuilding My Company’s Lead Qualification System, MarketoYou Can’t Wait for Inspiration: 5 Lessons for Content Marketers, Movable InkThe post Marketing Day: Technical SEO, media strategies & Facebook ad spend since Cambridge Analytica appeared first on Marketing Land.From our sponsors: Marketing Day: Technical SEO, media strategies & Facebook ad spend since Cambridge Analytica Posted on 12th May 2018Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share HomeDigital MarketingMarketing Day: Technical SEO, media strategies & Facebook ad spend since Cambridge Analytica Marketing Day: Technical SEO, media strategies & Facebook ad spend since Cambridge AnalyticaYou are here: Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019last_img read more

The Feds Think It’s OK To Impersonate You On Facebook

first_imgselena larson Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Tags:#DEA#Facebook#Fake#Government#identity theft#Impersonation#Justice Department#privacy#Sondra Arquiett#Timothy Sinnigen Related Posts center_img A special agent with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration impersonated a woman by creating a fake Facebook profile and posting photos from her phone in an attempt to communicate with criminals. That woman, Sondra Arquiett, is now suing the agent and the federal government for at least $750,000.Arquiett’s court filing, first discovered by BuzzFeed, and related legal documents describe her 2010 arrest following a joint investigation into local drug trafficking by the DEA and other agencies. Investigators seized her phone at the time of her arrest. Arquiett pled guilty to an “intent to distribute” drug charge and received five years of probation.Soon after her arrest, however, Timothy Sinnigen—the DEA agent and defendant in the lawsuit—set up a fake Facebook profile page using Arquiett’s name and photos taken from her seized cellphone in an apparent attempt to communicate with other members of the alleged drug ring. In her complaint, Arquiett claims the agent used this data from her phone without her knowledge or consent. In response, the Justice Department claims that Sinnigen set up and used the fake Facebook profile for a “legitimate law enforcement purpose,” though without specifying what that legitimate purpose was. The department denies any wrongdoing. Sinnigen sent and received friend requests while impersonating Arquiett, including one to a wanted fugitive who was evading arrest.The agency says that while Arquiett did not give explicit consent for the photos to be used on an account impersonating her, she granted access to the information stored in her device to aid in ongoing criminal investigations.Arguiett charges in her complaint that some of the photos used were “revealing and suggestive,” such as one of her in her bra and panties. Sinnigen also posted photos of Arquiett’s young son and niece. Arquiett claims she didn’t know about the page until a friend showed it to her, since no one ever told her that a federal agent might post her personal photos and other information on a public Facebook profile under her name. She says she suffered “fear and great emotional distress” as a result.The Justice Department’s response goes on to argue that: Plaintiff does not have a First Amendment Right to Privacy in the photographs contained on her cell phone.Plaintiff relinquished any expectation of privacy she may have had to the photographs contained on her cell phone.Plaintiff consented to the search of her cell phone.Plaintiff consented to use of information contained on her cell phone in ongoing criminal investigations.Plaintiff cannot establish a violation of her substantive due process rights because she has not, and cannot, allege that Defendant Sinnigen’s alleged actions were taken with the absence of a legitimate governmental interest.A number of law and privacy experts told BuzzFeed the government’s actions are hugely problematic, and that consenting to use the contents of a device does not grant permission to steal someone’s identity. Whether or not the Justice Department has a legal right to impersonate Arquiett, Sinnigen’s actions appear to have violated Facebook’s terms of service, which state that, “Pretending to be anything or anyone isn’t allowed.” The fake-Arquiett Facebook page has also apparently vanished from the site.Lead image by Ryan Lackey Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

“Surveillance Self-Defense” Is A How-To Guide For Every Level Of Online Privacy

first_imgRelated Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#eff#Electronic Frontier Foundation#How To#privacy Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img selena larson Whether you’re a journalism student wanting to learn security tips not taught in college classrooms, or a pro at keeping communications secure, the Electronic Frontier Foundation wants to make your activities online even safer from prying eyes.The EFF’s new project called Surveillance Self-Defense is a collection of tools and resources broken down into specific resource “playlists” for both computer types and the people using them. These include: Mac user, human rights defender, student journalist, online security veteran, and a security starter pack for newbies.Each playlist includes a step-by-step guide for protecting and securing your private communications. Most start with a introduction to threat modeling, or understanding what information you want to protect and from whom. From there, the guides cover various other tools and services for particular situations, like “Things To Consider When Crossing The U.S. Border,” in the human rights defender playlist.The EFF’s SSD project also features a collection of tutorials to help people encrypt their phones, use PGP for different operating systems, and how to pick the best virtual private network. See also: NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden: Keep Their Hands Off Our DataThe organization’s guide doesn’t claim to protect people from every credible threat, but it does a good job of delineating what technologies and services are the most helpful and necessary to protect data from hackers or adversaries.After the Edward Snowden revelations, ongoing data breaches and personal information leaks, people are increasingly conscious of how and what they share online. Privacy hardware tools that aim to make data protection safe and simple have sprung up on the scene, just as quickly as their usefulness is debunked.With EFF’s suite of tools and resources, even the most novice user can begin to take steps to secure their data, and begin communicating with friends and colleagues in a safer, more indestructible way.Lead photo by JD Hancock on Flickr 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

New York Allows Prepayment of 2018 Property Taxes

first_imgNew York is allowing taxpayers to prepay their 2018 property taxes in 2017. An emergency executive order authorizes localities to:issue warrants for collection of early tax payments; andaccept partial payment.Practitioners should check with each client’s tax receiver to see if the client is eligible to make an early payment.Mailed payments will be timely if postmarked by December 31, 2017. If the applicable county accepts online payments, a client can pay online until 11:59 p.m. on December 31, 2017.Executive Order No. 172, New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo; Notice, New York Department of Taxation and Finance, December 23, 2017  Login to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img read more

New Jersey Explains Taxes on Rooms Booked Through Online Marketplaces

first_imgNew Jersey addresses sales tax, as well as new occupancy taxes, on charges for rooms booked or rented through online marketplaces. The Division of Taxation updates taxpayers on recent sales and use tax legislation that imposes state and local taxes and fees on charges for “transient accommodations.” Other sales tax rules apply to hotel room rentals.The new provisions are effective October 1, 2018.New Taxes and Tax CollectionIn the bulletin, taxpayers will find guidance on:charges subject to state and local taxes, fees, and assessments;registration requirements; andthe tax collection duties of “transient space marketplaces.”Transient Accommodations and MarketplacesThe division includes definitions for the terms:“transient accommodation;” and“transient space marketplace.”Marketplace Collection Transition RulesFinally, “transient space marketplaces” and other taxpayers will find transitional guidance for meeting collection and remittance requirements in October.Technical Bulletin TB-81, New Jersey Division of Taxation, August 14, 2018, ¶402-203Login to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img read more

California Amends Regs On Allocation, Apportionment of Partnership Income

first_imgCalifornia has amended regulations to clarify that the allocation and apportionment rules for partnership income also apply to partnership interests held indirectly by taxpayers. Previously, the rules applied only to partnership interests held directly by taxpayers.Corporate Interests in PartnershipsThe amendments clarify that the rules for computing net income apply to:partnership interests held directly by taxpayers; andlower-tier partnership interests.Additionally, whether the distributive share of income from a nonunitary partnership is apportionable business income or allocable nonbusiness income depends on the partnership’s activities. It does not depend on the operation of California law on the sourcing of income from intangible property.Further, the regulation now specifies that, when determining apportionment factors, a partnership interest is determined by the taxpayer’s “interest in the partnership”. The “interest in the partnership” is determined based on the taxpayer’s interest in profits of the partnership.Sales between a unitary partnership and other members of the taxpayer’s combined reporting group should not be reflected in the combined reporting group’s sales factor.Individual Interests in PartnershipsThe amendments clarify the sourcing of partnership business income. If a partnership and the activity of a nonresident partner are part of one unitary business, then the apportionment rules for business income of a unitary partnership and corporate partner apply. The apportionment of the partnership business income takes place at the partner level for the unitary partner or partners.Regs. 25137-1 and 17951-4, California Franchise Tax Board, effective January 1, 2019Login to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img read more

Curt Chambers At The Legendary Dobbs – May 26

first_img Grammy-nominated songwriter, musician and artist – Curt Chambers – returns to his hometown to perform songs from his debut album One Way Ticket. He’s hitting the stage at The Legendary Dobbs on South Street this Saturday, May 26.  Curt has been a touring guitarist with some of the biggest names in music, like Diddy, LL Cool J and Eminem. Now, the songwriter/singer is stepping into the spotlight as a solo artist. Insider Tip: Download his album for FREE here.  Event Details Saturday, May 26 9:30pm Doors Open 10:00pm Show Starts The Legendary Dobbs 304 South Street $10 Entry Curt Chambers(Courtesy of Curt Chambers)last_img

Panel to study possibility of Hyperloop system in Missouri

first_img(AP) – Missouri elected officials and business leaders are teaming up to study the possibility of connecting Kansas City and St. Louis with an ultra-high-speed Hyperloop system.Republican House Speaker Elijah Haahr announced the formation of the panel Tuesday. He said he wants members to present findings by September.Hyperloop technology involves a tubular track through which a train-like pod carries passengers at speeds up to 640 mph.It’s not cheap. Some estimates have put the cost at $25 million to $27 million per mile, excluding land acquisition.Republican Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe will lead the group. Other members include state lawmakers, Economic Development Director Rob Dixon, University of Missouri System President Mun Choi and Andrew Smith of the St. Louis Regional Chamber.last_img read more

St. Louis abortion clinic to defy state over pelvic exam

first_img(AP) – Missouri’s only abortion clinic, already facing the threat of losing its license, says it will defy the state by refusing to perform a required pelvic examination days before an abortion.A Planned Parenthood spokeswoman confirmed a CBS News report that as of Thursday the St. Louis clinic no longer performs the exam during a consultation at least 72 hours before an abortion, as required by the state health department. Planned Parenthood calls the requirement “disrespectful and dehumanizing.”Doctors do perform a pelvic exam at the time of the abortion procedure.The state didn’t immediately respond to messages seeking comment.The health department let the clinic’s license lapse effective May 31, but a judge said the state must either approve or deny the license. A decision could be announced at a court hearing Friday.last_img read more

Columbia man admits to federal gun charge

first_imgThe feds may help put away a Columbia man who has been giving local cops trouble.James Sanders pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm.Sanders, 31, was spotted riding a stolen scooter in Columbia in July 2018. He tried to run from police but was caught. In September 2018, he tried to drive away from the law at high speeds in Jefferson City, but crashed a car into a tree. Sanders had an illegal gun on him both times.He is facing up to ten years in prison.last_img

3 Ways Football Teams Are Using Technology To Make Players Safer

first_imgOne option for teams looking to keep their players safer is to examine their protective gear. This could mean analysis of helmet impact data collected in a lab settingOpens in a new window.Another approach is to connect the players themselves, using sensors that send data to mobile devicesOpens in a new window on the sidelines. Coaches and support staff can monitor the force of heavy hits, and remove players from the field if they think they’re at risk for head injury.To ensure injured players are given immediate and accurate attention following injury, organizations use cloud-based storage of EHROpens in a new window to ensure stadium medical staff have the info they need, even for visiting teams.Join the Twitter conversation by using the hashtag #SportsTechOpens in a new window and tell me: how do you think other technologies, such as cloud computing, Big Data, the Internet of Things, and/or mobility could be used in innovative ways to keep players safe?This is the first in a week-long series of blogs focusing on IT as a differentiating factor in sports! Check back for others as the week goes on.For further reading on ways the Internet of ThingsOpens in a new window is making our world a more streamlined place, check out my other blog, “With The Internet of Things, Riders Will Never Ask “Where’s My Bus” AgainOpens in a new window”Chris Chris Peters is a business strategist with more than 21 years of experience ranging from Information Technology, manufacturing, supply chain, nuclear power and consumer products.Find him on LinkedInOpens in a new window.Follow him on TwitterOpens in a new window (@Chris_P_Intel)Check out his previous posts and discussions You may think that professional football players operate in a different space than IT, but you might be surprised at how many enterprise technologies are in play to keep players safe. In a rough and tumble sport like football, it’s imperative to keep the players as safe as possible. Seeing an opportunity to optimize safety and prevent concussions, professional football teams have been utilizing technology to better understand the science behind sports injury, and the best method for medically treating each player.last_img read more

Do I need Intel Update Manager?

first_imgI have a new Windows 10 HP Laptop.  A popup is suggesting I install this software to keep my system up to date and will I agree to the terms.  I find this intrusive and wish to ask if it’s important. Why do I need this?last_img

Next-Gen Shopping on Innovation Boulevard

first_imgI don’t know about you, but while I love being able to browse my favourite store’s latest range from the comfort of my sofa, the hands-on experience that I get from a visit to the store itself is also still very appealing. What’s great about today’s retail landscape is that we have the opportunity to do both. The way we try and buy items from our favourite brands is no longer dictated by the opening hours or stock levels in our local high street store.While this is good news for the consumer, the battle is on for high street retailers. To entice as many shoppers as possible through their doors, retailers need to offer a totally unique shopping experience – something that will convince you and me to put down our tablets and head to the high street.Personalized, anytime shopping on the streets of AntwerpDigitopia, a digital retail solution provider in Belgium, is working with Intel to build devices and apps that retailers can use to create more compelling shopping experiences. By trailing different solutions in various retail environments on Antwerp’s most popular shopping street, Digitopia is helping retailers to define which technologies work best in each different store scenario.On Innovation Boulevard, as Digitopia has dubbed it, shoppers can turn their phone into a remote control to browse holidays on a large screen in the travel agent’s window. They can use an interactive fitting room in a fashion boutique to check for alternative colors and sizes of the outfits they are trying on. It’s even possible to order and pay for their cafe refreshments with a smartphone app rather than queuing up in the store. A large number of the solutions are powered by Intel technologies.For shoppers, the retail experience is smoother and more personalized. Importantly, the technologies are also helping retailers to increase sales, offer new services and continue to interact with their customers when the shops are closed.You can read more about the exciting retail experience that Digitopia has created in our new case study. My personal favorite is the possibility to book a holiday while walking between shops – what’s yours?To continue this conversation, find me on LinkedIn or Twitter.last_img read more

Unique Elements of Intel IT’s Data Center Strategy

first_imgNowadays every business is a technology business, where data is the key asset and services drive monetization. With the number of connected devices projected to grow from 15 billion to 200 billion by 2020Opens in a new window, an IT data center strategy can have more opportunity than ever before to influence how companies will innovate through technology.A Data center strategy often focuses on just the tactical areas, such as optimizing data center energy efficiency; avoiding capacity issues; and using virtualization, cloud, mobility or other technical trends.But a data center strategy should be anything but a focus on tactics. It must address the exclusive requirements of the business and take special consideration for the growing complexity of choices available. Strategic planning is not an attempt to eliminate risk or to forecast what the data center will look like in 15 years. Instead, it is taking action to understand what risks to take and what paths will align with the business.Our data center transformation strategy, described in our recently updated white paperOpens in a new window, is key for Intel to stay competitive. Implementing breakthrough solutions and pursuing aggressive goals are critical factors to success in our fast-moving industry. We maximize business value through three core metrics: meet growing customer demand (quality of service) within managed spending targets (cost per service unit) while optimally increasing the utilization of infrastructure assets (resource utilization).Opens in a new windowBuilding on previous investments and techniques, our refined data center strategy has created new business value in excess of USD 321 million from 2010 to date. Our key achievements include the following:Grow the business through advanced analytics. Intel IT is growing its strategic investments in data centers and technology as a matter of competitive advantage. Using machine learning and analytics, we improve sensory capacities to deliver meaningful customer insights. From 2014 to 2015, these insights gained Intel USD 175 million in revenue and brought critical innovation to the customer experience.Operate with velocity to drive business value. Intel IT supports the business by increasing operational performance and leading continuous improvement. In 2015, cloud computing efforts have enabled 25- to 30-percent faster product design through optimized global server capacity, and placed critical systems into the hands of our engineers from anywhere on the planet.Design microprocessors with high-performance computing. Microprocessor design is extremely compute-intensive and demand is growing for each generation of silicon process technology. Intel IT adopted high-performance computing (HPC) to address this very large computational scale and realized astonishing improvements in computing performance, reliability, and cost. Five generations of HPC in our Design computing environment have supported over a 90x increase in compute capacity with more than a 64x increase in stability.Increase agility with integrated server and network infrastructure. We integrated the server and network infrastructure which provided a 39-percent reduction in hardware across the enterprise. We deployed more than 65,000 10 GbE (gigabit-per-second over Ethernet) network ports. By beefing up bandwidth from 1 GbE to 10 GbE and improving the overall wireless network we can now support the numerous mobile devices that will be connecting over the next few years without any loss of productivity or increase in resources.Opens in a new windowWe adopted new storage capabilities, accelerated storage refresh, and focused on increasing utilization, generating USD 33 million in cost avoidance. Intel® Solid-State Drives (Intel® SSDs) are increasingly used in our HPC environment for electronic design automation, delivering cost reductions and increased capacity. Because SSD technology improves both performance and total cost of ownership (TCO) in many applications, we are actively evaluating new opportunities to take advantage of SSDs in our highly diverse data center environment. We deployed more than 13,000 Intel SSDs as “fast swap” drives, which generated a 27-percent increase in server capacity.Today, businesses need technology investments in the data center to drive impactful outcomes: faster IT services, nimble response times, and flexible solutions that can provide greater agility.The digital economy is driving a virtuous cycle where connected devices and cloud-powered services are generating data and insights that are driving further innovation, releasing new services and businesses back into the world. More than ever before, the data center is the engine that will enable a company to stay ahead in an ever-changing business environment and make the kind of impact that can change the world.Read IT@Intel’s new white paper on Intel IT Data Center Strategy.Opens in a new windowlast_img read more

EMR Optimized on CISCO HyperFlex All NMVe* with Intel® Optane™ Technology

first_imgAmong all the layers from the Epic electronic medical record (EMR) solution, the InterSystems Caché® database subsystem is more likely to affect the overall user experience – so it’s critical for the design to follow the guidelines for Caché. The table below is an example of those guidelines.1For randomly placed reads to database files measured at the system call level:o Average read latencies must be 2 ms or lesso 99% of read latencies must be below 60 mso 99.9% of read latencies must be below 200 mso 99.99% of read latencies must be below 600 msFor randomly placed writes to database files measured at the system call level:o Average write latencies must be 1.0 ms or lessAs you can see, there are guidelines on both read and write latency. Deployments must meet both values (average and maximum response time). Databases are a tough customer for storage as they have multiple types of I/O profiles with various needs and requirements within the solution.One of the most difficult metrics to achieve, which is critical for the customer experience, is to keep read response times low while performing write operations. If you have been around databases, you know that checkpoint, logs, and journals are occurring consistently. With the Caché database, every 80 seconds a single threaded 256KB block size sequential write happens. This type of transaction is exactly the use case for which the Intel® Optane™ DC SSD P4800X was created–to sustain high frequency flushes while maintaining predictable response time.What does it mean to YOU?A solution with an Intel® Optane™ DC SSD in the caching tier will deliver the low latency needed for a database, such as Caché, for its most critical operations. And your Epic EMR solution will have an excellent user experience across the layers.The graph above compares an Intel® Optane™ DC SSD with an Intel® 3D NAND SSD2. The 3D NAND drive is commonly used as a capacity drive. In this write pressure test, the data shows how each drive handles read latency as we increase write pressure. You can see that the Intel Optane DC SSD performs at 63X lower maximum latency against the Intel 3D NAND SSD. This reduced latency is the key to a predictable database response. As a result, putting Intel® Optane™ DC SSDs in the cache layer gives you the confidence to deploy multiple workloads on your HCI solution, and meet the challenging database requirements. Read more about the performance of an Intel® Optane™ technology cache for databases in this paper from ESG.So, when you’re deploying an EMR database and latency really matters, you’ll need a solution that can perform under the stringent requirements. The Cisco HyperFlex All NVMe configuration with Intel® Optane™ technology was recently tested and exceeds Epic’s operational database performance requirements. Read Cisco’s blog about the HyperFlex end-to-end Epic solution.For more about Intel and Intel® Optane™ technology, please see links below and your Intel representative.Additional information:• Intel.com:  Intel® Optane™ Technology• Product Brief:  Intel® Optane™ SSD DC P4800X/P4801X• Cisco Blog:  Cisco Hyperflex Now Supports End-End Epic EMR• Citrix Blog:  See How Better Becomes Possible with Citrix and Cisco HyperFlex• Enterprise Strategy Group Testing of HyperFlex:  Mission-Critical Hyperconverged Workload Performance Testing Cisco HyperFlex All NVMe with Intel Optane SSD_______1 Please note that these figures are provided as guidelines, and that any given application may have higher or lower tolerances and thresholds for ideal performance. These figures and I/O profiles are to be used as a starting point for your discussions with your storage vendor.2 Source – Intel-tested: Average read latency measured at queue depth 1 during 4k random write workload. Measured using FIO 3.1. Common Configuration – Intel 2U Server System, OS CentOS 7.5, kernel 4.17.6-1.el7.x86_64, CPU 2 x Intel® Xeon® 6154 Gold @ 3.0GHz (18 cores), RAM 256GB DDR4 @ 2666MHz. Configuration – Intel® Optane™ SSD DC P4800X 375GB and Intel® SSD DC P4600 1.6TB. Latency – Average read latency measured at QD1 during 4K Random Write operations using FIO 3.1. Intel Microcode: 0x2000043; System BIOS: 00.01.0013; ME Firmware: 04.00.04.294; BMC Firmware: 1.43.91f76955; FRUSDR: 1.43. SSDs tested were commercially available at time of test. Performance results are based on testing as of July 24, 2018 and may not reflect all publicly available security updates. See configuration disclosure for details. No product can be absolutely secure.Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark and MobileMark, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products. For more complete information visit www.intel.com/benchmarks.last_img read more

He Deciphered the Solar System’s Secrets

first_imgToday is the 425th anniversary of the birth of Johannes Kepler, a German astronomer who profoundly influenced modern science with his laws of planetary motion, published in 1609. Kepler’s laws state that the planets in our solar system travel in elliptical orbits around the sun, that they move more quickly when nearer the sun, and that their orbital velocity is inversely proportional to their distance from the sun. These ideas laid the groundwork for Newton’s theory on gravity, published 78 years later. Kepler also wrote the first science fiction story, which described a man’s trip to the moon.last_img

Podcast: Moon-Driven Rain, the Origin of Thoroughbred Horses, and More

first_imgDoes the moon influence rainfall? How do volcanoes boost ocean life? And who were the mares that gave rise to thoroughbred horses? Science’s Online News Editor David Grimm chats about these stories and more with Science Podcast host Robert Frederick. Listen to the ScienceNOW podcast.(or listen to the full Science podcast.)Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)Listen to more podcastslast_img read more

Podcast: Lemonade Physics, Brain-Controlled Robots, and More

first_imgWhat does the green tree frog have in common with a cold glass of lemonade? Can people control robots with their minds? And what else is happening in the world of science? Science’s Online News Editor David Grimm chats about these stories and more with Science’s Online Editor Stewart Wills. (Listen to the full Science podcast and more podcasts.)Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more

HHMI Funds 28 Young Scientific Stars Abroad

first_imgThe Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) today announced the 28 winners of a new $20 million program to jump-start the labs of young biomedical scientists in countries outside of the United States. The giant biomedical research charity in Chevy Chase, Maryland, created the International Early Career Scientist awards after recognizing that starting a career in science is “even more difficult in other countries” than in the United States, says HHMI President Robert Tjian. The institute invited applications from scientists in 18 countries with an infrastructure to support strong science but inadequate research funding. Applicants must have done graduate or postdoctoral work in the United States and started a lab within the last 7 years. That’s because HHMI wants to not only support science globally but also to replenish the “influx of really talented students” who come to the United States, Tjian says. HHMI received 760 applications and invited 55 to give a 15-minute talk at HHMI’s Janelia Farms campus in Virginia last fall. The 28 winners are in fields ranging from virology to plant science. The largest contingent—seven—is from China, followed by Portugal and Spain, each with five winners. One-third of the winners are women. Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*) The researchers will each receive $100,000 a year for 5 years and $150,000 to equip their labs. They will also attend meetings with the 300-some HHMI investigators in the United States. After 5 years, they can apply to renew the awards. Tjian says he didn’t expect southern Europe to sweep up so many awards. But he said it reflects the investments those countries have made in training scientists and building institutes over the past two decades. Recipient Rui Costa, a neuroscientist at the 1-year-old Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown in Lisbon, agrees that investments by Portugal and neighboring Spain have paid off. “These awards are not a subtle message,” he says. “They indicate that we must continuously invest in good people and good science” even in difficult financial times, he says. For details on some of the recipients, see Science Careers on Thursday after 2 p.m.last_img read more