Mining for Gold in Worldwide Centers of Excellence

first_imgWith the ever-growing flood of data hitting today’s enterprises, we’re in the midst of a new gold rush. To twist around a line from a Mark Twain character, you might say “there’s gold in them thar hills of data.” But this is true only for those organizations that can put high-performance computing systems, data analytics and artificial intelligence to work to capture nuggets of business value from streams of data.So how do you get started down this path? Mining value from business data is, arguably, a lot more complicated than panning for gold in mountain streams. To be successful, you need a clear view of your business use cases, the help of experts who have been there and done it successfully, and hands-on experiences with the tools of the trade.This is where Dell EMC HPC and AI Centers of Excellence enter the picture. These worldwide hubs for innovation and expertise help your organization jumpstart efforts to put the latest technologies to work in order capitalize on data. The centers provide a place where people come together to experience thought leadership, test new technologies, and share research findings and best practices.People are a big part of the CoE equation. Our HPC and AI Centers of Excellence cultivate local industry partnerships and provide direct input to a wide range of Information Technology creators. Through collaborative efforts, the Centers of Excellence open the door to the vast know‑how and experience in the community, including that of technology developers, service providers and end-users. Even better, the technology companies in the CoE community are eager to incorporate your feedback and needs into their roadmaps.Let’s get more specific. In Dell EMC HPC and AI Centers of Excellence, you can gain a closer understanding of topics like these:High speed data analytics that help you discover new ways to process, visualize and predict future needsAI, machine and deep learning expertise, best practices, testing and tuning on a wide array of the latest technologies to optimize resultsVisualization, modeling and simulation of complex data sets using a range of high powered visual computing solutions across multiple locationsPerformance analysis, optimization and benchmarking to help you find the right technology for the right application and optimize application performanceSystem design, implementation and operation together with monitoring and I/O benchmarking to help avoid performance bottlenecks, decrease power and cooling needs, and address reliability and resilience issuesAdvancing blockchain research at a CoEFor an example of the groundbreaking work being done at Dell EMC Centers of Excellence, look no further than the San Diego Supercomputer Center. The Center provides HPC computational resources, services and expertise to accelerate AI research and discovery in academia, industry and government. At this CoE, professionals from Dell Technologies are working with staff from SDSC, industry companies and academic partners to run a blockchain research lab called BlockLAB.In this hands-on research lab, participants are developing strategies to explore and implement the principal technologies and business use cases for blockchains, distributed ledgers, digital transactions and smart contracts. Among other outcomes, this research is expected to yield a state-of-the-art, end-to-end solution based on a VMware© blockchain stack in a hybrid cloud environment that leverages Virtustream Enterprise Cloud.[1]That’s the kind of leading-edge research that takes place every day at Dell EMC HPC and AI Centers of Excellence around the world — from North America and Europe to Africa, Asia and Australia.To learn moreFor a closer look at the work taking place in our CoEs, visit the HPC and AI Centers of Excellence site. To explore technologies that help your organization capitalize on the power of HPC, data analytics and AI, visit And for a more technical view, check out the performance benchmarks at[1] Dell EMC, “Dell Technologies Advances Blockchain Research Through BlockLAB,” September 25, 2018.last_img read more

Barcelona ready to include player in cash-plus-swap deal for Arsenal star Hector Bellerin

first_img Comment Bellerin came through Barca’s La Masia academy before joining Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Their preferred option is to initially sign the 25-year-old on loan with an obligation to buy him permanently next summer – though Arsenal are very clear that they want a big fee now so they can invest in the transfer market themselves.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTIf Arsenal are unwilling to agree to a loan, Barca will instead try a permanent transfer but will include a player to lower the overall outlay of the deal.As things stand, Barcelona would not be able to meet Arsenal’s £25m asking price, though that could change if they find a buyer for Nelson Semedo – who is valued at around £40m by the Spanish side.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalIt is not clear which player Barcelona would be prepared to sacrifice to Arsenal to land Bellerin, but the likes of Jean-Clair Todibo, Martin Braithwaite and Junior Firpo are believed to be surplus to requirements.Barca would, however, be easily able to afford Bellerin’s salary, particularly with a number of high earners being offloaded; Ivan Rakitic has joined Sevilla, why Luis Suarez is also expected to leave. Barcelona ready to include player in cash-plus-swap deal for Arsenal star Hector Bellerin PSG wanted Bellerin but are set to snap up Alessandro Florenzi instead (Picture: Getty)Arsenal technical director Edu alluded to the fact that other clubs have been unwilling to stump up cash for their players on Thursday, confirming that there have been plenty of loan and swap requests such as the one proposed by Barca for Bellerin.‘Everybody is waiting, everybody wants to do swaps, everybody is talking about loans,’ he told Arsenal’s website. ‘Where we have to be prepared is with what we really need to receive from the outside.‘For example many clubs are asking me or talking to me about loan players or swap players but I am not seeing they are really prepared to do the kind of things they are asking me.’MORE: David Raya to push for Arsenal transfer as Emiliano Martinez nears exitMORE: Arsenal legend Nigel Winterburn sends warning to Mikel Arteta over potential William Saliba debut against FulhamFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterFriday 11 Sep 2020 11:50 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link661Sharescenter_img The Catalan club are looking to bring the defender back to Camp Nou this summer (Picture: Getty)Barcelona are ready to ramp up their pursuit of Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin and are prepared to include a player in a cash-plus-swap deal, according to reports in Spain.Both Barca and French champions Paris Saint-Germain are interested in luring the right-back away from north London this summer, with the Gunners begrudgingly prepared to cash in.However, according to Spanish newspaper Marca, the Catalan club are working on a very restricted budget and will have to get creative in order to land Bellerin. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more