Jeremy Lin ’10 signs with Warriors

first_imgFormer Harvard guard and three-time All-Ivy League honoree Jeremy Lin ’10 has signed a multiple-year professional contract with the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Lin is attempting to become the first Asian-American player to play in the NBA since Rex Walters was a member of the Miami Heat in 2000.Lin is also in line to be the first Ivy League player to play for an NBA team since University of Pennsylvania’s Matt Maloney suited up for the Atlanta Hawks and Yale University’s Chris Dudley was a member of the Portland Trail Blazers in 2003. In his first game with the Warriors, Lin will join former Harvard standouts Saul Mariaschin ’47 (Boston Celtics) and Edward Smith ’51 (New York Knicks) as Crimson players who have seen time in the NBA.A native of Palo Alto, Calif., who guided Palo Alto High School to a state championship, Lin will now join his hometown professional franchise. Lin recently averaged 9.8 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 1.2 steals per game while playing with the Dallas Mavericks Summer League team earlier this month. He scored 13 points against the Washington Wizards on July 15 and enjoyed a pair of 12-point efforts against the Denver Nuggets on July 9 and the Sacramento Kings on July 18.  Lin, who stands at 6’3”, also shot 54.5 percent from the floor and 66.7 percent from behind the arc while averaging 18.6 minutes in those five games.As a senior in 2009-10, Lin, 21, was a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award, which goes to the nation’s top point guard as well as the John R. Wooden Award for the national player of the year. A four-time Ivy League Player of the Week honoree this past season, Lin led the Crimson in scoring as a senior with 16.4 points per game. He also paced Harvard with 4.6 assists per contest and topped the Ancient Eight with 71 steals, marking the third straight year he finished first in the Ivy League in steals. Harvard also enjoyed the program’s winningest season in 2009-10, as the team recorded 21 victories and qualified for the postseason for the first time since 1946.A U.S. Basketball Writers Association and National Association of Basketball Coaches all-district team honoree, as well as a Lou Henson All-America selection, Lin completed his Harvard career as the only player in Ivy League history to record 1,450 points (1,482), 450 rebounds (494), 400 assists (406), and 200 steals (225). Lin helped rewrite the Harvard record books, as he finished his career first in all-time games played (115) and was second in steals and fifth in points and assists.For more on Crimson athletics.last_img read more

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Winning the Red Queen’s Race with Kinetic Infrastructure

first_imgAre you running fast just to stay in the same place?In Lewis Carroll’s classic novel Through the Looking Glass, when Alice meets the Red Queen, she runs as fast as she can, but then realizes they remain under the same tree where they started.“You may call it nonsense if you like,” but the Red Queen’s race can be an all-too real experience in the data center.[1] You are evolving, not to gain advantage, but simply to stand still in a world that is constantly changing. Maintaining the status quo might help you survive, but you won’t thrive.You must constantly innovate to get aheadIf you want to get “somewhere else” you need to take the Red Queen’s advice, “you must run at least twice as fast as that.”[2] This is a good analogy to innovation in today’s business environment. With the digital economy, there can be no equilibrium, only unremitting innovation. Success will belong to those that continually innovate and transform through digitalization of their core businesses, implementation of new organizational and operational models, and investment in state-of-the-art technologies. This innovation is made real with IT modernization, architectures and infrastructure that will make you more nimble, intelligent, adaptive, and competitive. This is how to pull ahead.You must modernize to build the leadThe path to digital breaks all the traditional compute infrastructure that has been deployed over the last 10 to 15 years. Advanced technologies like data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and deep learning (DL) require specific infrastructure resources that can grow and evolve alongside them.To support this wave of next-gen applications and workloads a modern infrastructure is required.[3] And to achieve a significant competitive advantage,[4] you need to invest in modernizing the compute [5] portion of this infrastructure to include:Scale-out architecture to support data-intensive workloads with very few resources in ways scale-up systems can’t.SSDs/NVMe,[6] and ultimately persistent memory[7], dominate storage because it delivers the faster, denser, and more reliable performance required by next-gen applications with better economics than spinning disk.Accelerators in forms like GPUs, FPGAs and ASICS are used to augment conventional CPUs to speed up workloads.[8]Open industry-standard APIs, like Redfish, replace complex and vulnerable traditional management interfaces.Foundation of trust, which means it is secure and highly available, with world-class support.This modern infrastructure scales to keep pace with business demands to enable faster time to market. It decreases complexity and downtime and provides a more secure and enduring foundation versus traditional hardware.[9] This is how you can put some distance between you and your competitors.You win with composable and kinetic infrastructureAs applications and workloads become more dynamic, infrastructures must become more dynamic as well. As interest has grown in a more modular, integrated, fluid infrastructure, attention has turned to composability.[10] With composable infrastructure, all the data center resources are essentially brought together into a single pool from which the applications can draw whatever they need to run most quickly and efficiently. When the resources are no longer needed, they are returned into the pool. This means a more optimized infrastructure for IT. There is no need to overprovision. There are no stranded assets.This is not about virtualizing the operating system (whether it be one for a server, a storage array, or a switch) to set it apart from the underlying hardware. Rather, it composes the compute, storage, and networking fabric to essentially create on-the-fly hardware capacity. It looks and feels like malleable bare metal. It breaks the tight coupling between CPUs and main and auxiliary memories.Dell EMC uses the term “kinetic” to describe true composability.[11] It includes not only a modular infrastructure design, but also goes deeper by extending the idea of composability to individual storage devices. Eventually, it will be expanded to memory-centric devices like a DRAM, persistent memory, and accelerators, which currently are trapped in the server.The new Dell EMC PowerEdge MX, kinetic infrastructure on modern server architecture allows for the composition of compute and storage resources through its built-in SAS infrastructure. Its unique “no mid-plane” design will enable the adoption of the latest interconnect technologies, like Gen-Z, IOs and CPUs as they become available. These technologies will enable full composability of all resources including new emerging “sub-microsecond class devices” like persistent memory.PowerEdge MX kinetic infrastructure that instantly responds, adapts and evolves with shifting needs, will keep you out in front in the Red Queen’s Race.[1] Lewis Carroll, “Through the Looking-Glass,” Chapter 2, 1872 (public domain)[2] Ibid[3] Dell EMC, Become A Digital Innovator, Modernize Your Infrastructure, December 2018[4] Forrester Consulting, Modern Compute Is The Foundation For Your IT Transformation, commissioned by Dell EMC and Intel, February 2018[5] Dell EMC, Igniting Innovation with PowerEdge Server Solutions[6] Solid state drives/non-volatile memory express (SSDs/NVMe)[7] Persistent memory is often referred to as storage class memory (SCM)[8] Graphics processing units (GPUs), field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs)[9] Forrester Consulting, Insights From Modernized IT: How To Achieve The Greatest Success As You Automate, commissioned by Dell EMC, November 2018[10] Dell EMC, What is Composability and Why It Matters to Your IT’s Efficiency (video), August 2018[11] Dell EMC, PowerEdge 101:  What is Kinetic Infrastructure & Why Does It Matter? 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Governor Wolf: Pension Reform Bill Saves and Protects Taxpayers, Reduces Wall Street Fees

first_img June 08, 2017 Governor Wolf: Pension Reform Bill Saves and Protects Taxpayers, Reduces Wall Street Fees Government Reform,  Government That Works,  Pension Reform,  Press Release,  Statement Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf released the following statement on the bipartisan support and final passage of Senate Bill 1, the pension reform compromise bill, which now heads to his desk for his signature:“The passage of Senate Bill 1 is an example of how Harrisburg can come together to make progress on issues that matter to the people of Pennsylvania. The collaborative and cooperative process that led to consensus is a byproduct of both Republicans and Democrats working with my administration to achieve significant reform.“This pension compromise achieves my foremost goals: continuing to pay down our debt, reducing Wall Street fees, shifting risk away from taxpayers, and providing workers with a fair retirement benefit, while providing long-term relief to school districts.“I look forward to joining members of the House and Senate, from both sides of the aisle, to sign this important bill into law.”The pensions reform compromise bill makes important progress including:It achieves the Governor’s foremost goals: continuing to pay down our debt, reducing Wall Street fees, and shifting risk away from taxpayers, all while providing workers with a fair retirement benefit.The new plan achieves these priorities by preserving a Defined Benefit pension, while also introducing a full Defined Contribution – 401(k) style plan option for new employees.It will save billions of dollars on the unfunded liability and will charge both retirement systems to reduce their Wall Street management fees by a combined $3 billion dollars.Achieving this compromise will also provide long-term relief to school districts, ensuring more future state dollars go directly into the classroom.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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