Computer hardware – Hardware Specs http://hardware-specs.net/ Sat, 25 Sep 2021 06:36:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://hardware-specs.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/cropped-icon-32x32.png Computer hardware – Hardware Specs http://hardware-specs.net/ 32 32 Thermaltake Popcorn Machine PC Case Coming Soon in a New Color https://hardware-specs.net/thermaltake-popcorn-machine-pc-case-coming-soon-in-a-new-color/ https://hardware-specs.net/thermaltake-popcorn-machine-pc-case-coming-soon-in-a-new-color/#respond Sat, 25 Sep 2021 05:22:55 +0000 https://hardware-specs.net/thermaltake-popcorn-machine-pc-case-coming-soon-in-a-new-color/ Tower 100 in metallic gold. Credit: Thermaltake It’s a vending machine! It’s a popcorn machine! Is that a … gaming PC? Thermaltake’s oddly endearing mini-ITX Tower 100 PC case has, to say the least, turned heads since its launch earlier this year. With its front and side tempered glass panels and compact, vertically oriented construction, […]]]>

It’s a vending machine! It’s a popcorn machine! Is that a … gaming PC?

Thermaltake’s oddly endearing mini-ITX Tower 100 PC case has, to say the least, turned heads since its launch earlier this year. With its front and side tempered glass panels and compact, vertically oriented construction, Thermaltake’s eye-catching shell looks more like a showcase terrarium for your internal hardware components than anything to do with the computer. Reptiles and Hermit Crabs sold separately, of course.

The Tower 100 costs $ 119.99 and is sold in several different colors, including Snow, Black, Racing Green, and Turquoise. Recently however, Thermaltake announced a brand new color to add to the mix: Metallic Gold. The Shiny variant is expected to be available in Q4 2021, when you can build a close-up PC inside the chicest fake popcorn machine in the whole country.

I haven’t had a chance to build a PC with the Tower 100 yet, unfortunately, but those who did seem to find the case quite appealing, both in terms of performance and aesthetics. Tom’s Hardware reviewed it in April and, despite poor cable management and annoying construction quirks, rated the Tower 100 to be incredibly decent, at least when it comes to thermals.

This is particularly noteworthy given the limited spaces provided for the components. Granted, the Tower 100 is never going to be the coolest PC case in the world, but it’s interesting to know that temperatures can remain acceptable with creative placement and operation of the fans.

I’ve always been a huge fan of the weird and unique PC versions, and if I can grab a Tower 100 review unit in the near future, I’ll put the case to the test and see if the excellent quirk l outweighs the practical drawbacks.

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Monte Carlo Advance, Infosys Joins Fray, D-Wave Meeting Plans, and More https://hardware-specs.net/monte-carlo-advance-infosys-joins-fray-d-wave-meeting-plans-and-more/ https://hardware-specs.net/monte-carlo-advance-infosys-joins-fray-d-wave-meeting-plans-and-more/#respond Thu, 23 Sep 2021 23:01:57 +0000 https://hardware-specs.net/monte-carlo-advance-infosys-joins-fray-d-wave-meeting-plans-and-more/ It seems like the flow of quantum computing reports never stops. This week – IonQ and Goldman Sachs take on Monte Carlo on quantum hardware, Cambridge Quantum advances chemical calculations, D-Wave prepares for its sixth annual Qubits 21 conference, Infosys partners with AWS Braket and a UK consortium develops a new layer of abstraction. It […]]]>

It seems like the flow of quantum computing reports never stops. This week – IonQ and Goldman Sachs take on Monte Carlo on quantum hardware, Cambridge Quantum advances chemical calculations, D-Wave prepares for its sixth annual Qubits 21 conference, Infosys partners with AWS Braket and a UK consortium develops a new layer of abstraction. It is a recap of some recent reports from QC.

Let’s start with IonQ’s efforts to bring practical quantum computing to financial services. Risk analysis is at the heart of many SF activities and Monte Carlo simulation is generally the tool of choice. One of the challenges of running the Monte Carlo simulation algorithm on noisy middle scale quantum (NISQ) computers is that it requires very deep circuitry. Until now, NISQ systems cannot reliably deliver deep circuits.

In collaboration with Goldman Sachs and QC Ware, IonQ published an article (Shallow depth amplitude estimation on a trapped ion quantum computer) showing progress. Here is an exerpt :

“Recent work has succeeded in reducing somewhat the resources required for such algorithms, swapping some of the acceleration for shallow circuitry, but high quality qubits are still required to demonstrate such algorithms. Here we report the results of an experimental demonstration of amplitude estimation on a state-of-the-art trapped ion quantum computer. Amplitude estimation algorithms were used to estimate the internal product of randomly selected four-dimensional unit vectors and were based on Maximum Likelihood Estimation (MLE) and Chinese Remainder Theorem (CRT) techniques. .

“Significant improvements in accuracy were seen for the MLE-based approach when deeper quantum circuits were considered, including circuits with more than ninety-two two-qubit gates and a depth of. sixty, reaching an average additive estimation error of the order of 10-2. The CRT-based approach was found to provide accurate estimates for many data points, but was on average less robust against noise. Finally, we analyze two other amplitude estimation algorithms which take into account the specificities of material noise to further improve the results.

In the conclusion, they write: “Note that we have limited the experiments to four qubits, as our main objective was to probe the regime in which the oracle of evaluation is summoned a large number of times in a noisy environment, achieving up to ‘to fifteen sequential oracle invocations. always with excellent results. A next step would be to make tradeoffs between circuit depth and the number of oracle calls in an experimental setting, as has been proven theoretically, and this may soon become possible with further hardware improvements.

The FS world is reluctant to say much about the technological advancements implemented – the goal is to maintain an edge – and many parties are looking to develop FS applications for use on quantum computers. Perhaps the small, real FS applications on quantum computers are closer than we think.

Overall IonQ has been busy. She also announced today a new partnership with GE Research to explore the impact of quantum computing in risk analysis applications. IonQ said: “The initiative is expected to lay the foundation for risk management in key sectors, including finance and government.”

The company also said, “Over the past six months, IonQ has demonstrated technology that is expected to allow the company to dramatically increase the power of its quantum computers, has extended its footprint to all major vendors of cloud and major quantum development languages, has launched major business partnerships with partners like Accenture, Softbank and the University of Maryland, and has tripled its reservation expectations for 2021. ”

The triple booking is good.

Cambridge Quantum Advances Quantum Chemistry Simulation

Solving quantum chemistry problems in the search for new materials and drugs is expected to be an important application for quantum computers. This is an area where the inherent probabilistic nature of quantum computing (think superposition) mimics nature and is believed to be able to provide a more realistic simulation of physical systems.

Cambridge Quantum Computing is another young QC company pushing that boundary, reporting this week work that improves the accuracy of quantum system modeling and alleviates some of the errors associated with these calculations. The work, Material quantum calculations of periodic systems: hydrogen chain and iron crystals, is published online.

Running quantum algorithms on real hardware is key to understanding their strengths and limitations, the researchers say, especially in the age of noisy mid-scale quantum (NISQ).

“We select two periodic systems with a different level of complexity for these calculations. One of them is the deformed hydrogen chain as an example of very simple systems, and the other is the iron crystal in the BCC and FCC phases as it is considered inaccessible using conventional methods of function of calculation wave. The ground state energies are evaluated based on the Translational Quantum Subspace Expansion (TransQSE) method for the hydrogen chain and the VQE-adapted periodic boundary conditions for our iron models, ”write the researchers, led by Kentaro Yamamoto of Cambridge Quantum.

In addition to the “usual” attenuation measures, “We apply a new noise attenuation technique, which performs a post-selection of the number of strokes based on the Z2 and U1 symmetry check. Applying these techniques to the simplest 2-qubit iron model systems, the energies obtained from the hardware calculations agree with those from the state vector simulations at ∼5 kJ / mol. Although the quantum computing resources used for these experiments are still limited, the systematic reduction in resources applied to obtain our simplified models will give us a way to increase approximations as quantum material matures.

Although the models examined are simple, the research team believes that their results “constitute an important starting point for the systematic improvement of quantum chemistry calculations on quantum computers by overriding the simplification procedure presented in this article”.

D-Wave meeting to present use cases

The D-Wave Advantage chip

D-Wave systems are one of the few pioneers in quantum computing. Its quantum annealing approach, although sometimes criticized, has proven applicable in many optimization use cases and D-Wave has one of the most extensive and mature industry engagement programs in the community. quantum. Its annual Qubits user meeting will be held October 5-7. It will be virtual again this year and there is no charge to attend.

On the program: D-Wave’s technological roadmap as well as user / practitioner presentations in the fields of finance, energy, life sciences, manufacturing / logistics, mobility, sales by retail. Here is a link to the agenda. D-Wave and IBM are, at least so far, the only companies to offer systems for sale and intended for on-site use. Most members of the QC community provide access to their systems through some web portal. D-Wave and IBM, of course, also do.

Infosys embarks on quantum computing

An India-based global IT services and consulting company this week announced a strategic collaboration with AWS to develop quantum computing capabilities and use cases. Like many IT service companies, Infosys has aggressively developed its expertise in the cloud and said the quantum effort will be part of its Cobalt cloud offering and will use the AWS Braket quantum portal and services.

According to the official announcement, “Infosys will seek to create, test and evaluate quantum applications on circuit simulators and quantum hardware technologies using Amazon Braket. This will allow researchers and developers to experiment and study complex computing problems as quantum technologies continue to evolve. Businesses will have access to use cases for rapid experimentation and will be able to explore how quantum computing can potentially help them in the future in various fields, evaluate new ideas and plan adoption strategies to drive innovation. . Infosys’ use of Amazon Braket aims to prepare businesses for a future where quantum computers will impact business. “

UK consortium develops HAL to facilitate collaboration on quality control

A UK consortium led by quantum software start-up Riverlane and the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has developed an open source Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) that makes software portable across different quantum computing hardware platforms, according to Riverlane.

It’s an idea that many parties are working on. It is not at all clear which qubit technologies will win out in the end. Currently, several different qubit technologies are in use and more are in development. It seems likely that there will be different types of quantum computers, with different qubit technologies better suited to specific application areas. A layer of abstraction to hide the underlying hardware complexity from developers will be critical to success, say many observers.

HAL, the consortium reports, “is designed to be portable across four leading qubit technologies: superconducting qubits, trapped ion qubits, photonic systems and silicon-based qubits. It will allow high-level quantum computer users, such as application developers, platform and system software engineers, and cross-platform software architects, to write programs for portable quantum computers to these four qubit technologies while maximizing performance.

In addition to Riverlane and NPL, the consortium currently includes UK quantum hardware companies SeeQC, Hitachi Europe, Universal Quantum, Duality Quantum Photonics, Oxford Ionics and Oxford Quantum Circuits, as well as UK chip designer Arm.

The first specification of HAL is ‘version 0’ and is freely accessible on Github. The consortium is seeking feedback from the quantum community, with the ultimate goal of including the concepts in an international standard on which the community can build.

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Running out of space for your games? Add more storage with this 2TB SSD for $ 165 https://hardware-specs.net/running-out-of-space-for-your-games-add-more-storage-with-this-2tb-ssd-for-165/ https://hardware-specs.net/running-out-of-space-for-your-games-add-more-storage-with-this-2tb-ssd-for-165/#respond Thu, 23 Sep 2021 12:39:14 +0000 https://hardware-specs.net/running-out-of-space-for-your-games-add-more-storage-with-this-2tb-ssd-for-165/ For anyone who needs extra storage and doesn’t mind having a song in their head all day long, here’s a chance to save a few bucks on what’s already an aggressively priced SSD, the WD Blue 2. To. It is listed for $ 169.99 on eBay, with promo code IMBLUEDABADEE drop $ 5 at checkout. […]]]>

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UHV NewsWire – UHV Graduate Students Find Time for New Skills and Post Research https://hardware-specs.net/uhv-newswire-uhv-graduate-students-find-time-for-new-skills-and-post-research/ https://hardware-specs.net/uhv-newswire-uhv-graduate-students-find-time-for-new-skills-and-post-research/#respond Wed, 22 Sep 2021 21:47:48 +0000 https://hardware-specs.net/uhv-newswire-uhv-graduate-students-find-time-for-new-skills-and-post-research/ Vu Pham and Pavithra Sivashanmugam, graduate students from the University of Houston-Victoria, come from different backgrounds in IT but had a similar goal while working from home during the pandemic: to improve their skills and learn more about their respective fields. Saw Pham “When you like something, you’ll find a way to take time for […]]]>

Vu Pham and Pavithra Sivashanmugam, graduate students from the University of Houston-Victoria, come from different backgrounds in IT but had a similar goal while working from home during the pandemic: to improve their skills and learn more about their respective fields.

Saw Pham

“When you like something, you’ll find a way to take time for it,” Pham said. “For me that sometimes means working on a solution or studying late until I find a result, or at least seeing good results before I go to bed.”

Pham and Sivashanmugam, both residents of Katy, are studying for a Master of Science in Computer Science at UHV. The two students started the program last year at the height of the pandemic.

Pham has been in the IT industry for about 20 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from the National University of Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City and a professional certificate in artificial intelligence from Stanford University. He also holds several certificates and licenses in areas such as Applied Data Science with Python, Google Cloud, Deep Learning Specialization, and Image and Video Processing.

He first started out in computer networks and became familiar with operating systems to better understand computers and work with system settings. From there, he broadened his knowledge and learned the languages ​​of Google, Java and more. This has led him to his career as a software engineer for the past 15 years. He is currently working in the Houston area as an analyst and programmer.

Pham has been working from home since the start of the pandemic and has found himself with overtime. Before the pandemic, he traveled three hours to go to work and return each day. With this extra time, Pham wanted to do something that would be useful in his career and decided last fall to enroll in a graduate program while working full time. He chose UHV because the university’s teaching site at Katy would be nearby.

“I was like, ‘What can I do with this extra time that would benefit my career and my life?’” He said. “I thought going back to school and getting my master’s degree would have two benefits. The first is good for my CV, and the second a teacher could help me fill in the gaps in my knowledge.

For Sivashanmugam, his IT career started on the hardware side as an electronics engineer.

Pavithra Sivashanmugam

Pavithra Sivashanmugam

She holds a bachelor’s degree in electronics from Anna University in India. Her interest in computer software began when she was a college student. She began to learn how computer hardware and software work together and began to learn computer languages ​​such as C ++ and Java on her own. She quickly began to work as a student on college campus in a support team. Meanwhile, information technology was becoming a job in all fields, she said. Sivashanmugam and his friends have developed a simple web development application to help schools order uniforms.

She quickly moved on to work in programming for companies such as Hewlett-Packard and Telecom Solutions. After a decade of working in programming, she moved to Houston a few years ago and decided to pursue graduate studies full time. She enrolled in UHV’s graduate computer science program and now volunteers her time to give advice to family members facing website challenges such as automation and project tracking. .

Her goal after graduating from the program is to pursue work in data science, web development, or programming.

“I’m not from a computer background, so a master’s degree would improve my knowledge,” she said. “Now I’ve learned more about cybersecurity, data science, and networking. This diploma therefore allowed me to acquire in-depth knowledge to progress in my career or even change my career path. “

Hardik gohel

Hardik gohel

The two students were also able to use their experience and what they learned in the program when Hardik Gohel, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at UHV, presented them with the opportunity to research and test for an article by academic research titled “analytical tool for forecasting precipitation.”

The article included research on precipitation forecasting using artificial intelligence and was written by a team including Pham, Sivashanmugam, Gohel and Yun Wan, chair of the UHV computer science program and professor of systems at UHV. computer information.

Since the two students had previously taken data science and machine learning courses, they conducted research on how machine learning and programming tools could be used to develop artificial intelligence that would be beneficial. for environmental research, he said. For the article, the group researched and tested algorithms that could help predict precipitation.

“There is a need for significant research in environmental science and engineering using artificial intelligence,” Gohel said. “Although this article is about forecasting precipitation, the same models could be used for hurricane forecasting and other weather forecasts. This type of environmental research and tools could be of benefit to many entities, from individual meteorologists and organizations to governments. Graduate computer science students have gained industry-level applied research experience through this research paper, which will help our graduate students achieve competitive career goals.

Pham has been working with machine learning for a few years, so when the opportunity to work with machine learning techniques for research presented itself, Pham was excited to apply his knowledge and experience. For the research article, Pham mainly worked on the development of machine learning and conducted experiments with algorithms to ensure that the algorithms were performing as well as possible.

“I think this research is good because of the environmental factors and because I was able to apply all the knowledge we learned in our classes and my experience,” he said. “There are some things that happen in real life and not in the classroom, so doing more research to find solutions has been a great experience for us. “

Sivashanmugam worked on the testing algorithms for research. What she liked about working on the research article was the strengthening of her knowledge and skills that it gave her. Along with learning in her classes, work for the research project helped cement new knowledge, she said.

Joann olson

Joann olson

The research article was recently printed in Scientific Reports, an open access journal published by the journal Nature. Scientific Reports is the sixth most cited journal in the world, according to the journal’s website. This is the first time that the two students have published research.

“We are proud to recognize the fantastic work our students and faculty do in their research efforts,” said Joann Olson, Vice-President, Research and Dean of Graduate Studies. “As Dr. Gohel said, this particular study has far-reaching implications, and publication in a high-impact journal like Scientific Reports will multiply the influence of this work.”

The two students and faculty members will present their research in a new series next month called UHV Discovers, a platform for UHV professors to present their research.

“I was so happy when I found out that all of our hard work and efforts had been published,” Sivashanmugam said. “I have learned so much being part of this team. It is so helpful to do more than just school lessons. You never know how much you will earn by doing more research.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to over 80 academic programs in schools of the arts and sciences; Business Administration; and Education, health professions and human development. UHV offers face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an education site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to raise awareness of state colleges and universities and the important role they play in providing high quality education and accessible to an increasingly diverse student body, as well as contributing to regional development and the state’s economic development.

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Police and city reach agreement on body cameras | New https://hardware-specs.net/police-and-city-reach-agreement-on-body-cameras-new/ https://hardware-specs.net/police-and-city-reach-agreement-on-body-cameras-new/#respond Tue, 21 Sep 2021 20:25:00 +0000 https://hardware-specs.net/police-and-city-reach-agreement-on-body-cameras-new/ SALEM – The city has taken one step closer to police wearing body cameras, officials said Tuesday afternoon. The city, the police department and the Salem Police Patrol Association have reached an agreement regarding the installation of cameras. With an agreement in place, officials are now moving forward with the process of drafting a usage […]]]>

SALEM – The city has taken one step closer to police wearing body cameras, officials said Tuesday afternoon.

The city, the police department and the Salem Police Patrol Association have reached an agreement regarding the installation of cameras.

With an agreement in place, officials are now moving forward with the process of drafting a usage policy, acquiring cameras and storage equipment, and training officers, with a view to implementing their use by the beginning of next year.

In a joint statement by the mayor, police chief, union and the city’s racial equity task force, the cameras were described as a way to improve transparency, promote the integrity of officers , protect officers from unfounded complaints and provide evidence for investigations.

This usage policy should be posted on the ministry’s website for review before the cameras are put into service.

The city budget provided for $ 90,000 for initial costs and an additional $ 65,000 per year for each of the next four fiscal years, for a total of $ 350,000. The city is now in the process of obtaining the cameras, computer equipment and programs to store and access the images. The city is also seeking state grant funds to offset the cost of these future phases.

Dominic Pangallo, chief of staff to Mayor Kim Driscoll, said the patrollers union had agreed to six hours of training.

The cameras are among the recommendations made by the Race Equity Task Force in a report released earlier this year.

“We are committed to serving our public in a transparent and professional manner,” the mayor said in a statement. “Body-worn cameras are a key tool in achieving these important goals consistently and fairly. They protect officers from false accusations of misconduct and they protect the public by ensuring accountability for police actions. “

“The implementation of body worn cameras is very important to me as the head of the Salem Police Department, as a career policeman, as an advocate for reasonable and fair policing and as a resident of Salem, ”said Salem Police Chief Lucas. Miller. in the same joint declaration. Miller acknowledged the cost but also touted the benefits, including helping with police investigations.

The union issued a statement of support for the cameras, saying they will serve as an “additional level of protection for all parties involved.”

As always, we will continue to support initiatives that uplift our beloved community and protect our neighbors, friends and families, the union statement said.

Racial Equity Task Force Public Safety Subcommittee Chairman Thomas Macdonald also praised the cameras, one of the main recommendations of the task force report and something he said. said “are certainly a useful tool in today’s policing environment.”

Court reporter Julie Manganis can be reached at 978-338-2521, by email at jmanganis@salemnews.com or on Twitter at @SNJulieManganis

Court reporter Julie Manganis can be reached at 978-338-2521, by email at jmanganis@salemnews.com or on Twitter at @SNJulieManganis

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Newswire & Press Release / RedIRIS calls on ADVA and SIA to upgrade the national research network – Hardware / Storage – ADVA Optical Networking https://hardware-specs.net/newswire-press-release-rediris-calls-on-adva-and-sia-to-upgrade-the-national-research-network-hardware-storage-adva-optical-networking/ https://hardware-specs.net/newswire-press-release-rediris-calls-on-adva-and-sia-to-upgrade-the-national-research-network-hardware-storage-adva-optical-networking/#respond Tue, 21 Sep 2021 18:15:44 +0000 https://hardware-specs.net/newswire-press-release-rediris-calls-on-adva-and-sia-to-upgrade-the-national-research-network-hardware-storage-adva-optical-networking/ • Universities and research centers across Spain seeking access to new generation applications;• ADVA’s open optical networking solution enables seamless transition from existing equipment;• National research and education network now offering Ethernet services up to 100 Gbit / s. The new long-distance backbone infrastructure connects universities and research centers across Spain, allowing educators and scientists […]]]>










• Universities and research centers across Spain seeking access to new generation applications;
• ADVA’s open optical networking solution enables seamless transition from existing equipment;
• National research and education network now offering Ethernet services up to 100 Gbit / s.

The new long-distance backbone infrastructure connects universities and research centers across Spain, allowing educators and scientists to share huge datasets and operate bandwidth-hungry applications. Built on the ADVA FSP 3000 and monitored by the ADVA ALM fiber assurance solution, the network carries services at speeds of up to 200 Gbit / s. Featuring ADVA’s ROADM technology and QuadFlex ™ line cards, the open solution allowed RedIRIS to easily migrate from legacy technology to flexible, high performance connectivity.

“Our new transport system allows Spanish scientists and academics to work together on national and international projects under optimal conditions. With flexible coherent wavelengths up to 200 Gbps, it provides secure and highly reliable access to everything from video conferencing tools to high performance remote computing facilities, ”said Esther Robles, Head of Communications Networks , RedIRIS. “ADVA’s open FSP 3000 technology enabled a smooth and painless transition from our existing transportation infrastructure. With its modular design, it also offers massive scale, giving us the freedom to easily expand and scale our network to meet future needs. “

“ADVA’s open FSP 3000 technology enabled a smooth and painless transition from our existing transportation infrastructure.
Esther Robles, Head of Communication Networks, RedIRIS

Connecting more than 80 points of presence and more than 500 institutions, the new unifying network of RedIRIS (rediris.es) includes long-haul single-span submarine links to the Spanish Balearic Islands and the city of Melilla, as well as connections to the Canary Islands, the Canarian Institute of Astrophysics and its observatories. For greater flexibility and high spectral efficiency, the solution includes ADVA’s flexgrid multi-degree ROADMs, enabling consistent high-speed, high-baud rate transport. Using MicroMux ™ technology from ADVA (advaoptical.com), the new infrastructure also supports a seamless mix of 10 Gbps and 100 Gbps Ethernet client ports without any additional footprint. This maximizes space efficiency and ensures that there is no blocked bandwidth. The network upgrade also involved the deployment of a solid and in-depth migration plan by SIA (sia.es), a leading Indra cybersecurity company and ADVA’s Select partner.

“RedIRIS’s long-haul infrastructure is now one of the most advanced NRENs in Europe. It will enable Spanish researchers and educators to take advantage of a new generation of data-intensive applications and collaborate in new ways using innovative video conferencing and augmented reality tools, ”commented Hartmut Müller-Leitloff , SVP, sales, EMEA, ADVA. “Our open and scalable technology effectively bridges the gap between existing needs and future demand from RedIRIS users. Its single client port flexibility supports a combination of 10 Gbps and 100 Gbps Ethernet services without the need for additional hardware. With our open optical layer, RedIRIS is also free to meet increasing demands in the future by expanding to higher baud rates and more complex modulation schemes.

“For the design and deployment of a complex project like this, it was essential to walk hand in hand with our client RedIRIS, to fully understand their needs and to choose the right professionals with the knowledge and ability to migrate to a new network that meets the present and future needs of the organization for a wide range of services. The project enables RedIRIS to transport critical encoded services that provide a higher level of cybersecurity without latency, ”said Alejandro Díez, Director, Digital Risk, SIA. “This deployment offers RedIRIS users in the scientific and research community an extremely powerful tool for high-quality collaboration and global connectivity. It also prepares the Spanish NREN for the main challenges of the future as it seeks to connect more schools, universities, research centers, global libraries, smart cities and IoT. RedIRIS will function as a critical infrastructure and will ensure an immediate communication service with any other geographical point of the network, with robust processes and higher cybersecurity.

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Deltarune Chapter 2 Review: Building Towards Something Big https://hardware-specs.net/deltarune-chapter-2-review-building-towards-something-big/ https://hardware-specs.net/deltarune-chapter-2-review-building-towards-something-big/#respond Tue, 21 Sep 2021 00:34:00 +0000 https://hardware-specs.net/deltarune-chapter-2-review-building-towards-something-big/ The second chapter of Deltarune has arrived and it has raised the bar in terms of gameplay and story since the first entry in the series. Deltarune Chapter 2 is an RPG developed and published by Toby Fox, which is now available for free on PC. The second chapter of Deltarune has raised the bar […]]]>

The second chapter of Deltarune has arrived and it has raised the bar in terms of gameplay and story since the first entry in the series.

Deltarune Chapter 2 is an RPG developed and published by Toby Fox, which is now available for free on PC. The second chapter of Deltarune has raised the bar in terms of gameplay and story, leading to a game that begins to match its esteemed predecessor in terms of quality.

The original chapter of Deltarune unexpectedly released in 2018. It takes place in a world that appears to be in a parallel universe to that of Subtitle, where the monsters lead essentially idyllic lives, but there seems to be only one human. The lonely human is Kris, the silent protagonist who resembles Frisk / Chara from Subtitle. The second chapter of Deltarune (out of seven planned chapters) involves Kris and his friends entering a new world created by a dark fountain, this time in the city library. The chapter mostly takes place in a world that feels like inside cyberspace, where they must face enemies based on hardware and computer programs, as they seek to shut down the next dark fountain and learn more about it. who creates them.


Related: Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom Prince Edition Review – A Faulty But Fun Port

Deltarune Chapter 2 develops the gameplay concepts defined in the original game. As in Subtitle, the characters in Deltarune Chapter 1 could kill or spare their enemies. This barely made an impact on the game, as enemies would run at the last second, preventing them from actually being killed. In Deltarune Chapter 2, this mechanic now has a goal. The Dark World of the first game now hosts a city, and if the player saves enough from a specific type of monster during the game, then they will be recruited and hang out in the city. There is also a chilling variation of the genocide route from Subtitle in Deltarune Chapter 2, but it’s a little harder to find in this game than it was in Subtitle, and to say more would be to step into spoiler territory. The addition of recruiting makes the combat system a lot more interesting this time around, as there is a tangible benefit for the player to go out of their way and befriend monsters, unlike in the first game, where it didn’t matter, unless mechanically.

Deltarune Chapter 2 Dance Battle

The combat system in Deltarune develops the style of bullet hell Subtitle, with the player able to gain TP (the source used to power special abilities) by narrowly dodging enemy attacks. Party members now have unique actions they can perform in combat, using their own variant of the Kris’ Act command, allowing for more possible solutions when trying to gain the trust of enemies. The game features a few minor puzzles when exploring the dungeons, but these are mostly played for a laugh and shouldn’t be too difficult for players to solve.

Deltarune Chapter 2 is notably much easier than Subtitle, as the game distributes healing items and money that can be spent on items on a regular basis. The fact that there are healing spells available for the party that can be used over and over while cultivating TP in combat also makes things a bit too easy. There are still five chapters of Deltarune go, so maybe this prepares for more difficult battles, but Chapter 2 isn’t particularly difficult, especially for a series that stands out for its brutal boss fights.

Deltarune Chapter 2 Undyne Lift Cars

As is the case with Subtitle and the first chapter of Deltarune, writing in Deltarune Chapter 2 is stellar, with plenty of laugh-out-loud moments spread throughout the game. Deltarune Chapter 2 answering a lot of questions about the original game, but it gives more information about the biggest threat to the world and the path the story is likely to take. The best thing about Deltatune Chapter 2 is its characters, with many townspeople from the first chapter having more time in the limelight to flesh out, and several new characters threatening to completely steal the show, with the click-bait vendor Spamtom standing out from the crowd as the one of the strengths of the game.

It only takes a few hours to complete Deltarune Chapter 2, unless those who wish to go back and play the different routes. The quality of the experience matches that of a full-priced game, and that makes it even more difficult to wait for the next chapters. Deltarune Chapter 2 improved the foundation laid by the original game, proving that the characters and setting of this world have what it takes to match those in Subtitle. There are still five chapters of Deltarune go and it remains to be seen if he can really get out of Subtitleshadow, but Deltarune Chapter 2 feels like a game more confident in its direction and more willing to let players shape the fates of its characters.

Next: Tails of Iron Review: An Excellent Medieval Tale

Deltarune Chapter 2 is available now on PC.

Our assessment:

4.5 out of 5 (Must see)

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Doing Business in India: Strengthening India’s Climate and Investment Opportunities | Global Law Group https://hardware-specs.net/doing-business-in-india-strengthening-indias-climate-and-investment-opportunities-global-law-group/ https://hardware-specs.net/doing-business-in-india-strengthening-indias-climate-and-investment-opportunities-global-law-group/#respond Mon, 20 Sep 2021 20:04:48 +0000 https://hardware-specs.net/doing-business-in-india-strengthening-indias-climate-and-investment-opportunities-global-law-group/ [co-authors: Srinath Dasari, Vaidhyanadhan Iyer, Zia Mody, Anand Shah, Shreya Rao]* 1. What is the current business climate in your jurisdiction, including the main political, economic and / or legal activities on the horizon in your country that could have a significant impact on business? The Indian economy is gradually recovering from the impact of […]]]>

[co-authors: Srinath Dasari, Vaidhyanadhan Iyer, Zia Mody, Anand Shah, Shreya Rao]*

1. What is the current business climate in your jurisdiction, including the main political, economic and / or legal activities on the horizon in your country that could have a significant impact on business?

The Indian economy is gradually recovering from the impact of the second wave of COVID-19, supported by several government policy measures, targeted tax relief and rapid deployment of the vaccine across the country. The Indian government has taken several steps to strengthen the economy through a combination of short, medium and long term measures and, as part of its recent budget, has introduced programs to address various challenges related to the economy by increasing limits on FDI across key sectors, by launching the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) program which offers incentives on additional sales of products made in India and by developing the National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP) project to attract investment in India. The private equity and venture capital industry has doubled in value by recording investments worth $ 20 billion in the first five months of 2021 compared to 2020.

2. From which countries do you see the most inward investment? What about outgoing?

Inbound investment: United States, United Kingdom and Singapore

Outgoing investment: Mauritius, Singapore, British Virgin Islands and the Netherlands

3. In which sectors / industries do you see the most foreign investment opportunities?

Service, computer hardware and software, computers, telecommunications, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and automobiles

4. What advantages and pitfalls should others know about doing business in your country?

Advantages :

  • Trade reforms and government initiatives
  • Attractive consumer market
  • Power of digital technology and innovation
  • Low operating cost

Traps:

  • Bureaucracy
  • Complicated tax system

5. What is a cultural fact or custom about your country that others should be aware of when doing business there?

India is a multilingual and multicultural society with notable nuances of ethnicity and culture. Great trust is placed in the cultivation and establishing long-term business relationships.

*AZB & Partners

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Is quantum computing easily explained? https://hardware-specs.net/is-quantum-computing-easily-explained/ https://hardware-specs.net/is-quantum-computing-easily-explained/#respond Mon, 20 Sep 2021 07:52:40 +0000 https://hardware-specs.net/is-quantum-computing-easily-explained/ Quantum computing explained to most businesses can be confusing. As technology becomes mainstream, many still struggle to understand how technology works and how it can benefit their organization in the future. The global quantum computing (QC) market is expected to reach US $ 3.7 billion by 2030, despite challenges in maintaining stable qubits. Some of […]]]>

Quantum computing explained to most businesses can be confusing. As technology becomes mainstream, many still struggle to understand how technology works and how it can benefit their organization in the future.

The global quantum computing (QC) market is expected to reach US $ 3.7 billion by 2030, despite challenges in maintaining stable qubits. Some of the major success stories of quantum computing include IBM Quantum System One in Europe to help companies and research organizations develop and test applied quantum algorithms.

Google has announced plans to build a commercial quantum computer capable of performing large-scale calculations without error by the end of the decade, while a Chinese startup, Origin Quantum, launched the world’s first operating system. country for a quantum computer.

But according to the results of an Alliance Pistoia survey, nearly half of life science professionals say they only understand QC technology at a beginner’s level. Only less than 10% of professionals admitted to having an in-depth knowledge of QC.

For life science professionals, quantum computing explained to them should be easier to understand compared to other professionals. However, with only 48% at the entry level, the application of the technology in use cases is still a long way off despite the significant noise generated by the potential of QC.

According to Celia Merzbacher, Executive Director of QED-C, explained that, “In the past year alone, hardware and software advances in quantum computing have been made and access to technology through the cloud continues to grow. ‘to improve. As a result, barriers to entry into quantum computing for the life sciences are lower and the number of collaborations is increasing. This recent change is visible in the survey results, where limited access to QC infrastructure as a barrier has decreased compared to a year ago. “

Merzbacher added that QC promises to have a huge impact on many industries, including life sciences. The technology is already seeing clear short-term applications and uses that can help move the industry forward.

Source – The Pistoia Alliance

Obstacles to quantum computing

While the potentials of quantum computing explained to industries may show some positivity, obstacles to launching QC projects also persist. The survey shows that a lack of understanding of QC and the inability to articulate useful uses (35%) were some of the reasons. Next come the lack of skills (29%), lack of access to QC infrastructure (15%) and cost (11%).

At the same time, these challenges are now being addressed by the Pistoia Alliance Quantum Computing community of interest, in partnership with QED-C and QuPharm. Explaining quantum computing in the C suite and raising funds for the development of technology use cases are just a few of the steps taken. The member companies of the Pistoia Alliance in the field of quantum computing that also help drive innovation forward include Cambridge Quantum Computing, Zapata Computing, Molecular Quantum Solutions, QunaSys, Qubit Pharmaceuticals and QC Ware.

Interestingly, 36% of respondents believe that quality control will have an impact on the biopharmaceutical industry over the next five years. With life science specific use cases now emerging from QC companies and consortia, there are clear signs of rapid development and adoption in the near term. For example, Menten AI developed a drug discovery project to build proteins using the D-Wave platform, as part of the Creative Destruction Lab’s Quantum bootcamp.

“Quantum computing is the next computing approach that our organization is looking to use. This will help us remove the constraints in drug discovery and solve the big optimization problems that have required too much time or computing power to progress previously, ”commented a senior director of IT R&D at one of the ten largest pharmaceutical companies.

For John Wise, consultant for Pistoia Alliance, the global collaborative network is uniquely positioned to help the industry develop use cases and reduce the risk of investing in innovative technologies. However, he believes the seismic change he promises to bring won’t be possible if they can’t define the apps that get buy-in from stakeholders and the C-suite.

Indeed, the challenge of any new technology would be to make it understood afterwards C. Although it is still in its infancy for quality control, the alliance should seek to explain quality control to the right people, whom it does. They may be life science professionals or C-Suite executives, in the hope that the technology can be used to its full potential when available.

Aaron Raj

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How to request Amex business cards (2021) https://hardware-specs.net/how-to-request-amex-business-cards-2021/ https://hardware-specs.net/how-to-request-amex-business-cards-2021/#respond Sun, 19 Sep 2021 16:26:46 +0000 https://hardware-specs.net/how-to-request-amex-business-cards-2021/ In the interest of full disclosure, OMAAT earns a referral bonus for anyone approved through some of the links below. These are the best publicly available deals (terms apply) that we have found for each product or service. The opinions expressed here are solely those of the author, and not those of the bank, credit […]]]>
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American Express has an excellent portfolio of small business cards, and the cards often have increased welcome bonuses. In fact, many card issuers have focused on small business cards over the past few years, and you will often find that they offer better bonuses and welcome benefits than personal cards.

For those who may not be familiar with the process of requesting business cards, in this article I wanted to talk about Amex Small Business Cards – what offers are available, what are the benefits of requesting Amex Business Cards, and how. do you have to proceed on the application?

The best Amex business cards

There are several great American Express business cards out there, including some cards that earn Membership Rewards points and some co-branded cards that can earn you valuable airline or hotel rewards.

Which card is best for your small business will depend on your travel goals. Below are a few of my favorites, including some limited time bonuses.

Delta Business Amex

Delta and Amex have a co-branded card wallet, which includes three business cards that currently offer limited-time welcome bonuses.

With Delta SkyMiles® American Express Gold Business Card (notice):

  • Until November 10, 2021, earn 70,000 SkyMiles plus a $ 50 credit on your statement after spending $ 2,000 in the first three months
  • $ 0 annual start-up fee the first year, then $ 99 (rates and fees)

With Delta SkyMiles® American Express Platinum Business Card (review):

  • Until November 10, 2021, earn 90,000 SkyMiles, plus 10,000 Medallion Qualifying Miles (MQM), plus a $ 100 credit, after spending $ 3,000 in the first three months
  • $ 250 annual fee (rates and fees)

With Delta SkyMiles® Book the Business American Express card (notice):

  • Until November 10, 2021, earn 80,000 SkyMiles, plus 20,000 Medallion Qualifying Miles (MQM), plus a $ 200 credit, after spending $ 5,000 in the first three months
  • Annual fee of $ 550 (rates and fees)
Redeem SkyMiles for travel to Delta One

Hilton Business Amex

Hilton and Amex have a co-branded card wallet, which includes the Hilton Honors American Express business card (review):

  • Earn up to 180,000 Hilton Honors Points – earn 130,000 points after spending $ 2,000 in the first three months, plus an additional 50,000 points after spending a total of $ 10,000 in the first six months
  • $ 95 annual fee (rates and fees)
Receive a free breakfast with Gold status provided with the card

Marriott Business Amex

Marriott and Amex have a co-branded card wallet, and on the business side, they have Marriott Bonvoy Business ™ American Express® Map (notice):

  • Earn 75,000 Marriott Bonvoy points after spending $ 3,000 in the first three months, plus a $ 150 credit on your statement after a single purchase in the same period
  • $ 125 annual fee (rates and fees)
Earn Marriott Bonvoy status more easily with a co-branded credit card

Amex Business Blue Plus

If you’re looking for the best Amex No Annual Fee Business Card that earns Membership Rewards points, then the American Express Blue Business® Plus Credit Card (review) is the clear winner. The card also recently received a new welcome bonus:

  • Earn 15,000 Membership Rewards points after spending $ 3,000 in the first three months (the card previously did not have a publicly available welcome bonus)
  • Earn 2x Membership Rewards points on the first $ 50,000 spent annually on all qualifying purchases (then 1x points thereafter)
  • $ 0 annual fee (Rates and fees)
Earn many Membership Rewards points with this card

Blue Business Cash Amex

As far as I’m concerned, there is a great Amex cash back business card, which has a generally similar rewards structure to Blue Business Plus, and that is the Blue Business Cash ™ card from American Express (review ). The card also recently received a new welcome bonus:

  • Earn a $ 250 credit on your statement after spending $ 3,000 in the first three months (the card previously did not have a publicly available welcome bonus)
  • Earn 2% cash back on the first $ 50,000 spent each year (and then 1% cash back thereafter)
  • $ 0 annual fee (Rates and fees)
This is the best Amex card for making money

Amex Gold Company

If you are looking for the best Amex business card with bonus categories that earn Membership Rewards points, then the American Express® Business Gold (review) card is the obvious choice:

  • Earn 70,000 Membership Rewards points after spending $ 10,000 in the first three months
  • Annual fee of $ 295 (rates and fees)
  • The card offers 4x points in the two categories you spend the most each month, for a total of up to $ 150,000 in combined purchases each year; eligible categories include airline tickets purchased directly from airlines, purchases in the United States for advertising in certain media, purchases in the United States at gas stations, purchases in the United States at restaurants , U.S. purchases for shipping, U.S. computer hardware, software, and cloud computing purchases made directly from select vendors
Redeem Amex points for travel on Singapore Airlines

Amex Business Platinum

If you’re looking for the best Amex business card with perks like lounge access, then the American Express Business Platinum Card® (review) is your best bet:

  • Earn 100,000 bonus Membership Rewards points after spending $ 15,000 in the first three months
  • Annual fee of $ 595 (Rates and fees)
  • The card offers many perks that help offset it, including all kinds of credits, Priority Pass membership, access to Delta SkyClubs when traveling with Delta on the same day, access to the Amex Centurion lounge, and more.
Access the Amex Centurion lounges with this card

Benefits of applying for Amex business cards

There are a few things to know specifically about applying for Amex business cards. For the record :

  • The request for Amex business cards does not count towards Chase’s 5/24 limit; this is because these requests are usually not reported on your personal credit report
  • If you already have an Amex card and apply for another Amex card, your credit will not initially be withdrawn; this means that if you get a preliminary denial based on existing information it will not affect your credit score
  • Among business credit cards, I find Amex cards to be much easier to approve than Chase or Citi cards, so this is a great place to start if you’re getting your first business card.

Restrictions on requesting Amex business cards

Amex’s general restrictions on card applications are as follows:

  • You can generally have at most five Amex credit cards at any one time, which does not include hybrid cards, like Amex Business Gold; it doesn’t matter if the credit cards are personal or business
  • You can generally be approved for no more than two American Express credit cards in 90 days, although there are some inconsistencies in this regard.

How to complete an Amex business card request

Those who already have business credit cards are probably familiar with the application process, but for those who don’t, here’s what you need to know.

It can be intimidating to apply for your first business credit card, even if you are a small business or sole proprietorship you should qualify. When applying for an Amex business card, you will be asked the following questions:

  • Legal trade name
  • Business address and telephone number
  • type of industry
  • Company structure
  • Years of activity
  • Number of employees
  • Annual sales
  • Estimated monthly expenses
  • Federal tax identification number

If you are a sole proprietorship, how should you go about it? First and foremost, answer everything honestly. I think the concern that a lot of people have is that they think they need an incorporated business, a separate office, etc. in order to be considered for a card. visit. This is not the case:

  • You can use your name as the legal name of your business
  • Business address and phone number may be the same as your home address and phone number
  • You can select “other” as the industry type, if this is the case.
  • If you are a sole proprietorship, you can select it as your business structure
  • In terms of years of activity, there’s no shame in saying it’s been less than a year, one to two years, etc.
  • In terms of number of employees, to say that one is perfectly good
  • For federal tax ID number, you can put your social security number

While a lot of people are intimidated by asking for their first business card, I think most are pleasantly surprised at the results. Again, the most important thing is to always be truthful about the app.

Final result

American Express business cards can be great additions to your wallet, so hopefully this will be useful for anyone who hasn’t applied for an Amex business card yet. Even if you are not someone who has requested Amex business cards before, you might be pleasantly surprised with the results.

Right now, there are particularly great offers on Amex Business Cards, especially Delta Cards, Hilton Cards, and Amex Business Gold.

What is your experience with requesting Amex business cards?

The following links will direct you to the rates and fees for the mentioned American Express cards. These include: American Express® Business Gold Card (rates and fees), Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Business American Express Card (rates and fees), Delta SkyMiles® Gold Business American Express Card (rates and fees), Delta SkyMiles® Platinum Business American Express (Fares and fees), The Blue Business® Plus Credit Card from American Express (Fares and fees), The Business Platinum® Card from American Express (Fares and fees), The Hilton Honors American Express Business Card (Fares and fees), Marriott Bonvoy Business ™ American Express® card (rates and fees) and American Express® Blue Business Cash card (rates and fees).

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