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Nvidia Corporation, more referred to as Nvidia, is an American technology company incorporated in Delaware and based in Santa Clara, California. It designs graphics processing units for the gaming and professional markets, as well as system on a chip units for the mobile computing and automotive market, its primary GPU product line, labeled "GeForce", is in direct competition with Advanced Micro Devices' "Radeon" products. Nvidia expanded its presence in the gaming industry with its handheld Shield Portable, Shield Tablet, Shield Android TV. Since 2014, Nvidia has diversified its business focusing on four markets: gaming, professional visualization, data centers, auto. Nvidia is now focused on artificial intelligence. In addition to GPU manufacturing, Nvidia provides parallel processing capabilities to researchers and scientists that allow them to efficiently run high-performance applications, they are deployed in supercomputing sites around the world. More it has moved into the mobile computing market, where it produces Tegra mobile processors for smartphones and tablets as well as vehicle navigation and entertainment systems.

In addition to AMD, its competitors include Intel and Arm. In the early 1990s, the three co-founders hypothesized that the proper direction for the next wave of computing would be accelerated or graphics based, they believed that this model of computing could solve problems that general-purpose computing fundamentally couldn't. They observed that video games were some of the most computationally challenging problems, but would have high sales volume. With a capital of $40,000, the company was born; the company had no name and the co-founders named all their files NV, as in "next version". The need to incorporate the company prompted the co-founders to review all words with those two letters, leading them to "invidia", the Latin word for "envy"; the company went public on January 22, 1999. Three people co-founded Nvidia on April 5, 1993: Jensen Huang, a Taiwanese American director of CoreWare at LSI Logic and a microprocessor designer at Advanced Micro Devices Chris Malachowsky, an electrical engineer who worked at Sun Microsystems Curtis Priem a senior staff engineer and graphics chip designer at Sun MicrosystemsThe company received $20 million of venture capital funding from Sequoia Capital and others.

The release of the RIVA TNT in 1998 solidified Nvidia's reputation for developing capable graphics adapters. In late 1999, Nvidia released the GeForce 256, most notably introducing on-board transformation and lighting to consumer-level 3D hardware. Running at 120 MHz and featuring four pixel pipelines, it implemented advanced video acceleration, motion compensation and hardware sub-picture alpha blending; the GeForce outperformed existing products by a wide margin. Due to the success of its products, Nvidia won the contract to develop the graphics hardware for Microsoft's Xbox game console, which earned Nvidia a $200 million advance. However, the project took many of its best engineers away from other projects. In the short term this did not matter, the GeForce2 GTS shipped in the summer of 2000. In December 2000, Nvidia reached an agreement to acquire the intellectual assets of its one-time rival 3dfx, a pioneer in consumer 3D graphics technology leading the field from mid 1990s until 2000; the acquisition process was finalized in April 2002.

In July 2002, Nvidia acquired Exluna for an undisclosed sum. Exluna made the personnel were merged into the Cg project. In August 2003, Nvidia acquired MediaQ for US$70 million. On April 22, 2004, Nvidia acquired iReady a provider of high performance TCP/IP and iSCSI offload solutions. In December 2004, it was announced that Nvidia would assist Sony with the design of the graphics processor in the PlayStation 3 game console. On December 14, 2005, Nvidia acquired ULI Electronics, which at the time supplied third-party southbridge parts for chipsets to ATI, Nvidia's competitor. In March 2006, Nvidia acquired Hybrid Graphics. In December 2006, along with its main rival in the graphics industry AMD, received subpoenas from the U. S. Department of Justice regarding possible antitrust violations in the graphics card industry. Forbes named Nvidia its Company of the Year for 2007, citing the accomplishments it made during the said period as well as during the previous five years. On January 5, 2007, Nvidia announced that it had completed the acquisition of Inc..

In February 2008, Nvidia acquired Ageia, developer of the PhysX physics engine and physics processing unit. Nvidia announced. In November 2011, after unveiling it at Mobile World Congress, Nvidia released its Tegra 3 ARM system-on-chip for mobile devices. Nvidia claimed that the chip featured the first-ever quad-core mobile CPU. In May 2011, it was announced that Nvidia had agreed to acquire Icera, a baseband chip making company in the UK, for $367 million. In January 2013, Nvidia unveiled the Tegra 4, as well as the Nvidia Shield, an Android-based handheld game console powered by the new system-on-chip. On July 29, 2013, Nvidia announced. On May 6, 2016, Nvidia unveiled the first GeForce 10 series GPUs, the GTX 1080 and 1070, based on the company's new Pascal microarchitecture. Nvidia claimed.


Pettineo is a comune in the Metropolitan City of Messina in the Italian region Sicily, located about 80 kilometres east of Palermo and about 110 kilometres west of Messina. Pettineo is a beautifully restored medieval city, situated on a hilltop with a view of the Tyrrhenian Sea, In the center, are the ruins of a Norman-era castle, on the outskirts, there is a Franciscan convent. Most employment is agricultural, with fields and olive groves surrounding the town. There are notable architectural elements such as the Duomo, medieval outdoor ovens, a public washing area. Holy Week is marked with colorful processions on Good Friday and on Pascha, with the entire community engaged. Roads are cobbled and narrow, devoid of vehicular traffic. Among area attractions are the valley of Tusa with monumental sculptures commemorating the landing of Allied paratroopers, during World War II. Pettineo borders the following municipalities: Castel di Lucio, Motta d'Affermo, San Mauro Castelverde, Tusa. Official website

Eleven Caesars

The Eleven Caesars was a series of eleven painted half-length portraits of Roman emperors made by Titian in 1536-40 for Federico II, Duke of Mantua. They were among his best-known works, inspired by the Lives of the Caesars by Suetonius. Titian's paintings were housed in a new room inside the Palazzo Ducale di Mantova. Bernardino Campi added a twelfth portrait in 1562; the portraits were copied by Flemish engravers in the late 16th and early 17th centuries, who added engravings of twelve Roman Empresses. Between 1627 and 1628 the paintings were sold to Charles I of England by Vincenzo II Gonzaga, when the Royal Collection of Charles I was broken up and sold after his execution by the English Commonwealth, the Eleven Caesars passed in 1651 into the collection of Philip IV of Spain, they were all destroyed in a catastrophic fire at the Royal Alcazar of Madrid in 1734, are now only known from copies and engravings. Titian was commissioned in 1536 to paint eleven portraits for the Gabinetto dei Cesari, one room in new suite at the Palazzo Ducale di Mantova designed by Giulio Romano, with décor inspired by ancient history.

The suite, the Appartamento di Troia, was named after the theme of the main room. Titian's portraits were inspired by Suetonius's account of the Lives of the Twelve Caesars and informed by Titian's study of ancient medals and busts; the dimensions of the room allowed three portraits on each wall, but a window on the west wall meant that only eleven painting were included in the decorative scheme. Titian's portraits were completed shortly before the death of Duke Federico in August 1540. Romano added a portrait of the twelfth emperor, displayed elsewhere; the emperors were depicted in classical poses, wearing armour and flowing draped clothing, accompanied by various objects such as swords and staffs. The series ran clockwise around the top of the room, from Julius Caesar on the north wall to Titus on the west wall. Romano added frescos on the ceilings; some of the works by Romano, or his workshop, designed to hang below Titian's portraits are in the British Royal Collection. Titian's eleven portraits were copied by Bernardino Campi in 1561 for Francesco Ferdinando d'Ávalos, governor of Milan.

To Titian's eleven portraits, Campi added the twelfth Caesar, Domitian, in 1562, after the portrait by Romano. Campi returned to the subject several times. Drawings of most of Titian's originals were made by Ippolito Andreasi for Jacopo Strada in about 1568; the portraits were engraved by Aegidius Sadeler II and published in Antwerp in about 1593, republished by Marcus Sadeler in about 1625. Both were court artists to Emperor Rudolf II in Prague; the engravers added twelve accompanying empresses - eleven wives and Otho's mother, Albia Terentia - based on portraits by Giulio Romano. Each engraved portrait is accompanied by a poem in Latin; the engravings are an important source for the details of Renaissance armour, including examples attributed to Filippo Negroli. The Gonzaga collection, including Titian's paintings, was sold by Vincenzo II Gonzaga to Charles I of England in 1628, but Charles's Royal Collection was broken up and auctioned under the English Commonwealth; the Titian portraits were sold for £1,200 in 1651 and bought by the Spanish Ambassador Alonso de Cárdenas, acting on behalf Don Luis Méndez de Haro, who gave them to Philip IV of Spain.

Titian's portraits were displayed at the Royal Alcazar of Madrid, along with other portraits by Titian and Tintoretto, where the Galería del Mediodía became known as the Galería de Retratos. They were lost in the catastrophic fire that destroyed the Alcázar in 1734 Set of engravings with English commentary, after those of Aegidius Sadeler II, after the lost paintings by Titian. F. Valcanover, L'opera completa di Tiziano, Milano 1969, p. 109 Titian Portraits of Roman Emperors and Empresses, George Glazer Gallery The Life of Titian, Carlo Ridolfi, Penn State Press, 2010, ISBN 027104053X, p.86 Heroic Armor of the Italian Renaissance: Filippo Negroli and His Contemporaries, Stuart W. Pyhrr, Filippo Negroli, José-A. Godoy, Silvio Leydi, Metropolitan Museum of Art, p.149-152 Giulio Romano, Nero playing while Rome burns, from the Cabinet of the Caesars. Researcher articles. 5. Ed. S.v. Maltsev, E.y. Stanyukovich-Denisova, A.v. Zakharova. St. Petersburg: NP-print, 2015. S. 655-663. ISSN 2312-2129. Https://

Order of Al-Hussein bin Ali

The Order of al-Hussein bin Ali is the highest order of the Kingdom of Jordan. It was founded on 22 June 1949 with one class by King Abdullah I of Jordan with the scope of rewarding benevolence and foreign Heads of State; the class of Grand Cordon was introduced by King Hussein on 23 September 1967. The collar is made of a double chain in gold and enamel with alterning golden stars of five points and small dark red-enamelled flowers decorated in gold with sentences in Arabic The badge is made of a gold-and-diamond oval with at its centre a dark radiating red disc with a golden sentence in Arabic; the badge is hung to the Grand Cordon through ua golden royal crown. The plaque has the same design as the badge; the ribbon of the class of Grand Cordon is violet. The class of Collar has no ribbon. Akihito Prince Ali bin Hussein Alia al-Hussein Azlan Shah of Perak Hassanal Bolkiah Habib Bourguiba Beji Caid Essebsi Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden Faisal II of Iraq Farouk of Egypt Harald V of Norway Hassan II of Morocco Prince Hassan bin Talal Václav Havel Hussein of Jordan Idris of Libya Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah Juan Carlos I of Spain Mohammad Reza Pahlavi Mohammed V of Morocco Suharto Mohammed VI of Morocco Margrethe II of Denmark Prince Muhammad bin Talal Philippe of Belgium Princess Muna al-Hussein Putra of Perlis Qaboos bin Said al Said Queen Rania of Jordan Mohammed Zahir Shah Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani Zein al-Sharaf Talal Miloš Zeman Prince Ra'ad bin Zeid Salman of Saudi Arabia Sultan bin Salman Al Saud Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Order of al-Hussain ibn Ali Hussein ibn Ali Sash Order of al-Hussain ibn Ali

LCP family

The LCP family or TagU family of proteins is a conserved family of phosphotransferases that are involved in the attachment of teichoic acid molecules to gram-positive cell wall or cell membrane. It was thought as the LytR component of a LytABC operon encoding autolysins, but the mechanism of regulation was realized to be the production of TA molecules, it was accordingly renamed TagU. The "LCP" acronym derives from three proteins identified to contain this domain, LytR, cpsA, psr; these proteins were mistaken as transcriptional regulators via different reasons, but all three of them are now known to be TagU-like enzymes. While TagU itself only attaches TA molecules to the peptidoglycan cell wall, other LCP proteins may glycosylate cell wall proteins or attach TA molecules to a cell membrane anchor. Most, if not all, LCP proteins have a secondary pyrophosphatase activity. Typical TagU proteins are made up of an N-terminal transmembrane domain, an optional, non-conserved accessory domain, a core catalytic domain, sometimes a C-terminal domain for which the structure is unknown.

The core LCP domain is a magnesium-dependent enzyme. MetaCyc RXN-18030: Polyisoprenyl-teichoic acid—peptidoglycan teichoic acid transferase

List of University of California, Hastings College of the Law people

This page lists notable alumni and faculty of the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, a public law school in San Francisco, California. CurrentJoseph Grodin Geoffrey Hazard Ugo Mattei Roger Park Veena DubalFormerMiguel de CaprilesSixty-Five ClubSome of the members of the UC Hastings Sixty-Five Club include Arthur Goldberg, Former U. S. Supreme Court Justice William Prosser, Torts Rudolf Schlesinger, International & Comparative Law Julius Stone, Jurisprudence & International Law Roger Traynor, Former California Supreme Court Justice