Balanced Memory is Best: 2nd Generation AMD EPYC Processors for PowerEdge Servers

first_imgNear Balanced ConfigurationPopulate four or more DIMMs per CPUPopulate an even number of DIMMs per CPUPopulate DIMMs in sequential order CPU and DIMM parts must be identicalEach CPU must be identically configured with memoryMemory Channel PopulationTo achieve a balanced configuration, populate either eight or sixteen DIMMs per CPU. This allows the data traveling across memory modules to move most efficiently; utilizing the internal architecture of the AMD Rome CPU. Following this guideline will yield the highest memory bandwidth and the lowest memory latency.If a balanced configuration of sixteen or eight DIMMs per CPU cannot be implemented, then the next best option is a near balanced configuration. Three guidelines must be satisfied to create a near balanced configuration.The first guideline is to populate a minimum of four DIMMS per CPU to ensure enough memory bandwidth exists for all Rome processor types.The second guideline is to never populate an odd number of DIMMs.The last guideline is that DIMMs must be populated in the intended order so that memory performance will be optimized across all the AMD CPU models.The figure below illustrates the assembly order in which individual DIMMs should be populated, starting with A1 and ending with A16:Identical CPU and DIMM PartsIdentical memory modules must be used across all slots (i.e. same Dell part number). Dell EMC does not support memory mixing in Rome systems; only one memory model should exist within a CPU. This principle applies to the processors as well; multi-CPU Rome systems shall be populated with identical CPU models.Identical Memory Configurations for Each CPUEvery CPU within a server must have identical memory configurations. When only one unique memory configuration exists across every CPU within a server, memory performance is further optimized.Configuring for Maximum PerformanceBalancing memory with 2nd Generation EPYCTM (Rome) server processors optimizes memory performance. When memory modules are configured in a balanced configuration, requested data traveling from the CPU to memory modules can perform most efficiently on Dell EMC PowerEdge servers.For a more in depth explanation of why balanced memory performs best, as well as for illustrations of every possible balanced, near balanced, and unbalanced memory configuration, please view the full Balanced Memory Whitepaper now. Understanding the relationship between a server processor (CPU) and its memory subsystem is critical when optimizing overall server performance. Every CPU generation has unique memory population guidelines that must be satisfied to attain the best memory performance.2nd Generation AMD EPYCTM server processors can support up to sixteen memory modules across eight channels with two memory slots. This presents numerous possible ways of configuring the memory subsystem, yet there are only a couple of configurations that will achieve the peak memory performance for Dell EMC PowerEdge servers.Memory that has been incorrectly populated is referred to as an unbalanced configuration. From a functionality standpoint, an unbalanced configuration will operate adequately but will slow down memory data transfer speeds. Similarly, a near balanced configuration is also suboptimal. However, memory that has been correctly populated is referred to as a balanced configuration and will produce the best performance.By following the guidelines below, customers can yield the highest memory performance of their memory modules:Memory Channel PopulationBalanced ConfigurationMemory slots must be fully populated with one or two DIMMs for best performance; a total of eight or sixteen DIMMs per CPUlast_img read more

SMC begins club for food allergies

first_imgSaint Mary’s freshman Megan Steron is one of two million people in the United States living with celiac disease, a digestive disorder that damages the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. Her intolerance to gluten, a protein in wheat, rye and barley, makes eating on a college campus a challenge. “About two weeks into school, I was sitting in the dining hall by myself, trying to eat a measly salad since there was nothing else agreeable for me to eat that day,” Steron said. “After about five minutes, I knew I had to do something about it, not just for myself, but for all the girls at Saint Mary’s that want and need more options for their food sensitivities.” Steron decided to establish Dining Hall Divas, a club for Saint Mary’s students suffering from celiac disease, diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome and food allergies. “This club is for those who share common [lists] of food that they can and cannot eat,” she said. Steron and the Divas will be working closely with the dining hall staff to ensure the needs of students with special dietary requirements are met consistently. They will also be communicating with the College’s food providers to ensure ingredient information is accurate and clear. Steron said she hopes to program tutorials for the dining hall staff focusing on basic food safety, covering topics such as changing gloves after working with allergy-triggering foods. In the long term, she hopes to also expand options available to those with restricted diets. “I really wanted to start this club up because I’m one of those girls who has a hard time finding something substantial enough to eat in the dining hall without having a bad reaction to it,” Steron said. The club has established a website to keep students informed on the group’s work and the progress of dietary accommodations at the College. “We have a website for the Dining Hall Divas, which is linked to the Saint Mary’s page, where any student, prospective or current, can see the strides we are making for a more gluten-free environment here,” she said. Steron said the club has met with dining hall staff three times and has already drawn out some possible improvements. Interested students can contact Steron at mstero01@saintmarys.edu.last_img read more

ACE founder to step down from role to become director emeritus

first_imgIn a press release Friday, the University announced Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) founder Fr. Timothy Scully will step down from his role as director of the Institute for Educational Initiatives, and transition to become director emeritus of the institute starting in January.Scully founded ACE in 1993 and was the chair of its advisory board until 2013. In 1997, he became the director of the Institute for Educational Initiatives, which deals with more than two dozen initiatives focusing on the quality of faith-based schools, the release said.According to the release, ACE has been a major voice for American Catholic schools since its founding, training thousands of teachers and school leaders serving across the country and the world.“During the more than 25 wonderful years leading the Alliance for Catholic Education and 22 years of serving the institute, I have been extraordinarily blessed to contribute to building a mission in service to children in under-resourced Catholic schools with the most talented, faith-filled and committed team of educational scholars and professional practitioners imaginable,” Scully said in the release. “I can think of no more fulfilling expression of my vocation as a Holy Cross priest. I look forward to continuing to support the mission of ACE and the institute in any way I can as director emeritus as I continue teaching and research in my home department of political science.”On campus, Scully has been a political science professor and a faculty fellow of the Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies, the Institute for Educational Initiatives and the Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development, the release said.Scully is also an author, and has written six books and a number of scholarly articles. Most recently, the release said, he wrote “Democratic Governance in Latin America.” Additionally, Scully has been the recipient of numerous teaching awards at the University.Scully was ordained in 1981. He taught internationally at Saint George’s College in Santiago, Chile, the release said, and earned his master’s and doctoral degrees in political science from the University of California, Berkeley, after graduating summa cum laude from Notre Dame in 1976 and receiving his master of divinity degree from the University in 1979.Besides teaching at the University, Scully spent his 30 years on campus as a University trustee and fellow, executive vice president and vice president and senior associate provost, the release said.“As a highly regarded scholar, challenging and popular teacher and creator of the Alliance for Catholic Education, and through his many administrative roles, Father Scully has devoted his life to Notre Dame, its students and its mission,” University Provost Thomas Burish said in the release. “In doing so, he has improved the lives of countless students and families. We are grateful for his many contributions.”Tags: ACE, Alliance for Catholic Education, Father Scullylast_img read more

Tony Winner Patina Miller Reflects on Her Glorious Year in Pippin

first_img How do you feel now that you’re leaving? Leaving is always bittersweet. I am so proud of what we’ve done in bringing this classic back in such an inventive way. These people have become my family and I’ve enjoyed every single moment on and offstage with them. I will miss them and cherish every moment we’ve had. It definitely feels strange, I won’t lie!!!! LOL. What will you miss most about the job? I will miss the work! I will miss Fosse—I loved getting the opportunity to dance in a show, especially Fosse. I’m completely in love with my cast and crew at the Music Box and I will miss all of our silliness before the top of the show and just the fellowship of the company. Awww man, it’s going to be a sad week! Whew! Thank you, Broadway.com, for being so amazing and supportive to me during what will go down as one of the best times of my life! Also, I will miss those wonderful fans that have been supporting us since we started. We wouldn’t be here without them! Job You’re Leaving: Leading Player in Pippin What was the highlight of your time at this job? Hearing the nightly gasps when the curtain dropped to reveal the cast during “Magic To Do!” Also, I mean, I keep mentioning my cast but they were a huge highlight for me during this time. I so enjoyed doing this show nightly with them. What I love is how connected and invested each and every one was and have been each night for over a year! Everyone works so hard and it’s nice to be in a company with people who work just as hard as you do. Star Files What are three words you would use to describe your experience at the job? Fulfilling, strenuous, happy! Related Shows Pippin View Comments What skills do you think are required for future job applicants? Hmmm… Fast learner, someone who isn’t afraid to do anything, someone who’s bendy and has a good set of hips, and most importantly someone who gives it everything they got!! How did you feel when you first got the job? It felt amazing! Having just left Sister Act, I didn’t know what I would be doing next and I was trying to adjust to life without eight shows a week. Finding out that I had gotten this role shortly after was so exciting, and I just remember being so giddy and pumped to get started.center_img How do you think you’ve grown during your time at this job? I’ve grown so much, oh my god! The beauty with this piece is that I get to try again each night. I’ve just been tapping into my character’s essence, who she really is, ya know? What makes her so passionate and so committed to getting Pippin to take the journey. I’ve been layering on from the beginning and I’ve grown as a performer and as a person. I will miss Daniella Jamille so, so very much! Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015 What was the hardest thing? The hardest part for me in the beginning was figuring out how this world operated and what we were trying to say with this piece. And, obviously, learning how we all vibed onstage—how the Fosse and circus worked together. In the corporate world, employees leaving a job are asked to sit through an “exit interview” with HR about their time at the company. Although that concept doesn’t exist for Broadway performers, we think it’s fun to check in with stars as they finish up a successful run. Patina Miller will say goodbye to the Pippin circus on March 30, when she completes her Tony-winning run as the Leading Player. As she leaves the big top for The Hunger Games, Miller looks back on her “fulfilling, strenuous and happy” year in the circus-inspired musical extravaganza. Name: Patina Miller Patina Miller Why are you leaving? I’m leaving because I’ve had the most amazing year and a half! This show has opened up a lot of doors for me and I’m really excited to explore the next phase of my career. I’m filming The Hunger Games up until my wedding and I am in the midst of filming a pilot as well. A lot of dreams are coming true! What was the easiest thing about the job? Falling in love with my character and my fellow actors! It really is a special group, I can’t really explain it, but we gelled in the first few moments of working together. What advice would you give to future employees in your job position? Make sure they find time to rest (something I haven’t been able to do for a year…LOL…but I think it’s important). The job ain’t easy, but that’s what makes this part so exciting, because you constantly get to work every night on making it better and better. My last piece of advice is that they allow themselves to really go on a journey and not be afraid to connect with those beautiful audiences we have each night!last_img read more

Vermont Law School to release 10th Environmental Watch List Monday

first_imgVermont Law School,Vermont Law School will release its second annual Top 10 Environmental Watch List at 9 am on Monday, December 12, 2011, to spotlight the nation’s most critical environmental law and policy issues of 2011 and how they may play out in 2012.The report, which is produced by the top-ranked U.S. environmental law school, will be available at http://watchlist.vermontlaw.edu/(link is external)The Watch List is written by VLS’s Environmental Law Center faculty and Vermont Journal of Environmental Law students, who provide common-sense insight into current and upcoming judicial, regulatory, legislative and other issues. The report’s goal is promote public understanding of environmental issues that affect our everyday lives and the natural world.Vermont Law School, a private, independent institution, has the top-ranked environmental law program and one of the top-ranked clinical training programs in the nation, according to U.S.News & World Report. VLS offers a Juris Doctor curriculum that emphasizes public service, a Master of Environmental Law and Policy degree and two post-JD degrees, the Master of Laws in Environmental Law and the LLM in American Legal Studies (for foreign-trained lawyers). The school features innovative experiential programs and is home to the Environmental Law Center and the South Royalton Legal Clinic. For more information, visit www.vermontlaw.edu(link is external).last_img read more

LG&E, KU propose green tariff for corporate market

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Daily Energy Insider:Louisville Gas and Electric Company (LG&E) and Kentucky Utilities Company (KU) said recently that they will propose a Green Tariff to promote renewable energy growth and economic development in a rate review filing on Sept. 28.LG&E and KU currently have solar offerings for commercial and industrial customers, a subscription-based community solar program called Solar Share and a Green Energy program that allows the utilities to purchase regional renewable energy credits on a customer’s behalf.The tariff, the utilities said, would combine the business solar options and Green Energy program into one tariff and add a third option for purchasing renewable power.“Green tariffs are used to attract new businesses and jobs,” Paul W. Thompson, chairman, CEO and president of LG&E and KU, said. “Companies such as Apple, Google, Amazon Web Services, Walmart and Target are all examples of companies that have taken advantage of green tariffs. We are fortunate in Kentucky to have some of the lowest energy rates in the country, but we still need more options and a Green Tariff to attract companies interested in a greener environment.”The utilities also plan to request enhancements to Solar Share, including the ability to transfer ownership of their shares. Currently, LG&E and KU own and operate Kentucky’s largest universal solar array, producing 10 megawatts of solar-generated energy at E.W. Brown.According to a statement from PPL Corp., the parent company of LG&E and KU, in order to continue investments in safe and reliable services for customers, LG&E will request a cost-based rate increase of 14 cents per day for residential electric customers and 16 cents per day for its residential natural gas customers. KU will request an increase of 32 cents per day for its residential customers. When new rates go into effect, all benefits associated with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will be reflected in the companies’ base rates, rather than as a line item on customer bills.More: Kentucky utilities to propose Green Energy tariff to drive renewable energy growth LG&E, KU propose green tariff for corporate marketlast_img read more

The December Issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors is Live!

first_imgQUICK HITSJuggling marathoner • Wife-carrying competition • Bald eagle rescued in West Virginia • Cowboy stops bike thiefFLASHPOINTDo hunters and anglers’ permits also give them more influence in management decisions? Should hikers, bikers, and other user groups pay to play?THE DIRTThe Hiking Viking completes a winter A.T. thru-hike. THE GOODSSnowshoe terrain park manager Phillip Yates picks his favorite gear for winter adventure.TRAIL MIX10 best albums of 2016 from artists with Southern roots.WINTER BUCKET LISTThe outdoors in winter offers clearer skies, better views, and quieter trails. We’ve sourced 38 of the best winter adventures across nine different states to keep your outdoor mojo intact till spring.ON THIN ICEHang on to your ice picks and dig in with your crampons as we follow intrepid ice climbers up frozen waterfalls and melting ice floes.OUTDOOR D-BAGSIn the outdoors, as in life, you will encounter personalities that repel you and rub you the wrong way. It’s time to meet the worst people in the outdoor world.PAUL’S BOOTSPaul Evans died before he could fulfill his dream of thru-hiking the A.T. So friends—and strangers—decided to carry his boots along the entire trail in his memory.LOOKING BACK ON LOOKING GLASSPioneering climbers celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the first ascent of The Nose.EAGLE EYES Don’t miss the last few weeks of this year’s hawk migration season.SNOWBOUNDIt’s time to hit the slopes. Opening days are upon us at regional resorts, so wax your skis and get ready for some downhill thrills. BRO’s annual Snowbound winter guide has key beta on Southern slopes, as well as plenty of advice on where to stay, eat, drink, and play on your upcoming winter trips.last_img read more

The best and worst states to make a living in 2015

first_imgby: Kathryn DillFor states looking to land on the positive end of this annual ranking, the lessons are simple: Offer healthy wages, manageable taxes, a low cost of living, and safe working environments. No extra points will be awarded for scenic beauty.“The big picture is good–the job market is getting better these days, we’ve even seen wage growth start to tick up. But it kind of breaks down a little when you start to look state by state,” said Richard Barrington, senior financial analyst for MoneyRates.com and author of the study.“We tend to talk about the U.S. economy and the job market as if they’re all one thing, but it’s too big for that. There are sharp differences from one state to another.”To determine the best and worst states to make a living this year, personal finance site MoneyRates.com considered average wages, taxes, cost of living, unemployment rate, and incidents of workplace safety incidents (including illness, injuries, and deaths) for each state. The study drew on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, The Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER), and D.C. think tank the Tax Foundation. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Amnesty demands probe into death in police custody of Papuan singer’s brother-in-law

first_imgGeorge was a brother-in-law of Edo Kondologit, a popular Papuan singer and Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) politician. He died on Aug. 27 after spending less than 24 hours in the custody of the Sorong City Police, who arrested him for questioning in connection with a homicide case involving the robbery and rape of a 70-year-old woman.Members of George’s family said that they discovered two gunshot wounds and other injuries on his body.Read also: ‘#PapuanLivesMatter’: George Floyd’s death hits close to home in Indonesia Amnesty International Indonesia has called for a thorough investigation into the recent death of 21-year-old George Karel Rumbino in the custody of the Sorong City Police in West Papua.”Police should carry out a thorough, effective and independent investigation of this case,” executive director Usman Hamid of Amnesty International Indonesia said in a statement on Monday.”The judicial process must be carried out in a transparent and accountable manner. The victim’s family has the right to know what really happened,” Usman added. Sorong City Police criminal investigation head Adj. Comr. Misbachul Munir claimed that police “had to shoot” George in the legs because he tried to escape arrest.Mibachul said that George later died inside a jail cell at the Sorong City Police station after another detainee assaulted him.”After receiving [medical] treatment, [George] was taken to a jail cell at the Sorong City Police station for questioning. However, another detainee, identified only as C, attacked him inside the cell. He died shortly afterward,” Misbachul said on Monday as quoted by kompas.com.He added that C had confessed to assaulting George. Edo and other relatives doubted the police’s account. The family held a protest at the Sorong City Police station on Monday, demanding an investigation into George’s death in police custody. They also demanded that the police publicly release CCTV security footage from the jail.Papuan singer and Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) politician Edo Kondologit gives a thumbs-up on Oct. 15, 2019 in this file photo. (kompas.com/Andika Aditia)National Police spokesman Insp. Gen. Argo Yuwono said that the West Papua provincial police had set up a team to investigate George’s death.”The team will investigate if any unlawful procedures were involved during the suspect’s [George’s] arrest. We will carry out disciplinary action against any officers who are found guilty [sic] of violating [police] procedures,” Argo said.Usman said separately that any policemen found to have committed procedural violations that led to George’s death should be taken to court.Read also: Fight for freedom: New research to map violence in the forgotten conflict in West PapuaJustice needs to be upheld. The perpetrators should face criminal charges, not just institutional discipline. All this time, policemen and [soldiers] who commit a crime against civilians have rarely been tried [at court]. This indicates the institutions’ strong impunity,” he said.Usman added that it was unacceptable that George had been the victim of assault by another detainee while in police custody.”An investigation must be carried out, because a the safety of detainees is the police’s responsibility,” he said.Topics :last_img read more

CSV Normand Pacific Stays with Prysmian

first_imgPrysmian has exercised its option to extend the firm contract for the construction support vessel (CSV) Normand Pacific, Oslo-listed Solstad said on Tuesday.The Normand Pacific has been on charter with Prysmian since August 2016.The new two-year deal will see the vessel fixed with Prysmian until December 31, 2021.In addition, the subsea cables specialist has the option to extend the contract for 3 years beyond the firm period, Solstad noted.The vessel, of Skipsteknisk ST 256 L CD design, has a length of 122 meters and a beam of 23 meters. It was built in 2010, and can accommodate 120 people onboard.The commercial terms of the contract have remained confidential between the parties.Subsea World News Stafflast_img read more