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Seymour Cray

Seymour Roger Cray was an American electrical engineer and supercomputer architect who designed a series of computers that were the fastest in the world for decades, founded Cray Research which built many of these machines. Called "the father of supercomputing", Cray has been credited with creating the supercomputer industry. Joel S. Birnbaum chief technology officer of Hewlett-Packard, said of him: "It seems impossible to exaggerate the effect he had on the industry. Larry Smarr director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois said that Cray is "the Thomas Edison of the supercomputing industry." Cray was born in 1925 in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, to Seymour R. and Lillian Cray. His father was a civil engineer who fostered Cray's interest in science and engineering; as early as the age of ten he was able to build a device out of Erector Set components that converted punched paper tape into Morse code signals. The basement of the family home was given over to the young Cray as a "laboratory".

Cray graduated from Chippewa Falls High School in 1943 before being drafted for World War II as a radio operator. He saw action in Europe, moved to the Pacific theatre where he worked on breaking Japanese naval codes. On his return to the United States he earned a B. Sc. in electrical engineering at the University of Minnesota, graduating in 1949, followed by a M. Sc. in applied mathematics in 1951. In 1951, Cray joined Engineering Research Associates in Saint Paul, Minnesota. ERA had formed out of a former United States Navy laboratory that had built codebreaking machines, a tradition ERA carried on when such work was available. ERA was introduced to computer technology during one such effort, but in other times had worked on a wide variety of basic engineering as well. Cray came to be regarded as an expert on digital computer technology following his design work on the ERA 1103, the first commercially successful scientific computer, he remained at ERA when it was bought by Remington Rand and Sperry Corporation in the early 1950s.

At the newly formed Sperry Rand, ERA became the "scientific computing" arm of their UNIVAC division. Cray, along with William Norris became dissatisfied with ERA spun off as Sperry Rand. In 1957, they founded a new company, Control Data Corporation. By 1960 he had completed the design of the CDC 1604, an improved low-cost ERA 1103 that had impressive performance for its price range; as the CDC 1604 was starting to ship to customers in 1960, Cray had moved on to designing other computers. He first worked on the design of an upgraded version, but company management wanted these machines targeted toward "business and commercial" data processing for average customers. Cray did not enjoy working on such "mundane" machines, constrained to design for low-cost construction, so CDC could sell lots of them, his desire was to "produce the largest computer in the world". So after some basic design work on the CDC 3000 series, he turned that over to others and went on to work on the CDC 6600. Nonetheless, several special features of the 6600 first started to appear in the 3000 series.

Although in terms of hardware the 6600 was not on the leading edge, Cray invested considerable effort into the design of the machine in an attempt to enable it to run as fast as possible. Unlike most high-end projects, Cray realized that there was more to performance than simple processor speed, that I/O bandwidth had to be maximized as well in order to avoid "starving" the processor of data to crunch, he noted, "Anyone can build a fast CPU. The trick is to build a fast system."The 6600 was the first commercial supercomputer, outperforming everything available by a wide margin. While expensive, for those that needed the fastest computer available there was nothing else on the market that could compete; when other companies attempted to create machines with similar performance, they stumbled. Indeed, the 6600 solved a critical design problem — "imprecise interrupts" —, responsible for IBM's failure, he did this by replacing I/O interrupts with a polled request issued by one of ten so-called peripheral processors, which were built-in mini-computers that did all transfers in and out of the 6600's central memory.

He further increased the challenge in the later-released five-fold faster CDC 7600. In 1963, in a Business Week article announcing the CDC 6600, Seymour Cray expressed an idea, misattributed to Herb Grosch as so-called Grosch's law: Computers should obey a square law — when the price doubles, you should get at least four times as much speed. During this period Cray had become annoyed at what he saw as interference from CDC management. Cray always demanded an quiet work environment with a minimum of management overhead, but as the company grew he found himself interrupted by middle managers who — according to Cray — did little but gawk and use him as a sales tool by introducing him to prospective customers. Cray decided that in order to continue development he would have to move from St. Paul, far enough that it would be too long a drive for a "quick visit" and long distance telephone charges would be just enough to deter most calls, yet close enough that real visits or board meetings could be attended without too much difficulty.

After some debate, Norris backed him and set up a new laboratory on land Cray owned in his hometown of Chippewa Falls. Part of the reason for the move may have to do with Cray's worries about an impe

Ben 10 (toy line)

The Ben 10 toy line is a toy line produced by Bandai based on the animated series Ben 10, Ben 10: Alien Force, Ben 10: Ultimate Alien and Ben 10: Omniverse. On the 2016 TV series of the same name, they are produced by Playmates Toys since June 2017; the 4" Alien Collection Figures are 4 Inch action figures, with 9 points of articulation. Heatblast Diamondhead Four Arms Wildmutt XLR8 Upgrade Stinkfly Grey Matter Ripjaws Ghostfreak Cannonbolt Wildvine Upchuck Ben Tennyson Vilgax Tetrax Benwolf Kevin 11 Sixsix In Wave 2 the cards ceased to have holograms, in their place had an image of their home planet, instead of a disc for the Omnitrix Viewscope, they came with display stands; the DNA Alien Heroes are 6" translucent action figures of Ben's aliens and other creatures. There are 14 figures Four Arms Diamondhead Heatblast Kevin 11 Trev 12 Upgrade Wildmutt Ben Tennyson Ver. 1 Blitzwolfer Ben Tennyson Ver. 2 Wildvine Zs'Skayr Upchuck Stinkfly XLR8 The series had produced several role-play products.

There are 6 role-play toys. Omnitrix FX Alien Lab Alien Voice Changer Alien Voice Changer 2 Digital Omnitrix Vilgax battleship Metamorfigures are 7" Aliens that morph into special items, akin to the popular Transformers toy line and are exclusive to European markets. There are 3 figures; each one of them is 12 Inches. Four Arms Heatblast XLR8 There are 14 sets of alien rocks. Upgrade and Heatblast Four Arms and Ghostfreak Grey Matter and Stinkfly Diamondhead and Wildmutt XLR8 and Ripjaws Charmcaster and Tetrax Ben and Vilgax Wildvine and Cannonbolt Benwolf and Upchuck Kevin 11 and Grandpa Max Gwen and Kraab Benmummy and Dr. Animo Ben Victor and Enoch Sixsix and Vulkanus There are 5 sets for Sumo Slammers. Sumo Slammer Set #1 Sumo Slammer Set #2 Sumo Slammer Set #3 Sumo Slammer Set #4 Sumo Slammer Set #5 There are 10 planetary powder sets. Heatblast Planetary Powder Set Diamondhead Planetary Powder Set Four Arms Planetary Powder Set Grey Matter Planetary Powder Set XLR8 Planetary Powder Set Upgrade Planetary Powder Set Cannonbolt Planetary Powder Set Upchuck Planetary Powder Set Wildvine Planetary Powder Set Blitzwolfer Planetary Powder Set There are 3 vehicles.

Four Arms Grey Matter Four Arms XLR8 Heatblast Ben 10 rides on all of these vehicles to destroy evil Vilgax. All 4 combine to create a mega alien ship. There are 5 mini vehicles. Diamondhead Heatblast Upgrade Stinkfly Wildmutt XLR8 Cannonbolt Wildvine Blitzwolfer For the second series, Bandai replaced the bases with miniature statues, that would light up when put on the omnitrix. Swampfire Chromastone Humongousaur Jetray Ben Tennyson Spidermonkey Echo Echo Alien X Big Chill Brainstorm DNAlien HighBreed Translucent DNAlien Alan as Heatblast Goop Kevin Levin Soccer Ben Grandpa Max Gwen Manny Armstrong Helen Wheels For wave two Bandai replaced the miniature statues with miniature busts, that served the same purpose. Gorvan Anodite Gwen Upchuck Nanomech Big Chill Cloaked Deluxe Humungousaur Deluxe Echo Echo Deluxe Swampfire Deluxe Brainstorm Deluxe Big Chill Deluxe Spidermonkey Deluxe Goop Forever Knight Albedo Big Chill Defender Brainstorm Defender Chromastone Defender Echo Echo Defender Jetray Defender Spidermonkey Defender Swampfire Defender Humungosaur Defender Nanomech Defender Goop Defender Alien X DefenderO Chromastone Swampfire Humungousaur Big Chill Kevin Levin Ben Tennyson Spidermonkey Nanomech Alien X Ultimate Omnitrix Omnitrix disc viewer 1 Kevin's Action Cruiser Galvanic gunship Ultimate Omnitrix with 10 holograms including Alien X Omnitrix X10 Omnitrix Disc Viewer 2 The Alien Creation figures are a series of characters from the shows that mix up to create thousands of alien combinations.

Ben 10: Alien Force Alien Creation Chamber Echo Echo and Spidermonkey Goop and Big Chill Wildvine and Blitzwolfer Murk Upchuck and Gorvan Cannonbolt and Eye Guy Heatblast and Wildmutt Four Arms and XLR8 Ripjaws and Ghostfreak Stinkfly and Upgrade Snare-oh and Frankenstrike Ditto and Way Big Diamondhead and Grey Matter Mini Creation Chamber packs Alien X and Goop and Mini Creation Chamber Blue Creation Chamber Gorvan & Upchuck Alien Creation Challenge game Ben Tennyson and green Swampfire in Blue Creation chamber Nanomech and green Ben Tennyson in Silver Creation chamber Upchuck and Heatblast in Black creation chamberCreation Vehicles Jetray Humungosaur Swampfire There are 2 alien creatures. Chromastone Swampfire There are 4 alien creatures. Brainstorm Big Chill Alien X Spidermonkey There are 6 alien rocks. Chromastone Swampfire Jetray Humongousaur Spidermonkey Ben Tennyson There are 5 alien rocks. Alien X Big Chill Brainstorm Echo Echo Goop Lodestar There are 4 combo packs. Kevin, Forever Knight, Jet Ray Alan, Clear DNAlien, Swampfire Cannonbolt, Gwen Anodite, DNAlien Swampfire Defender, Highbreed There are 2 figures.

Jetray Humungosaur Ben 10: Alien Swarm Pack 1: Alien Queen, Nanomech Ben 10: Alien Swarm Pack 2: Big Chill Cloaked, Translucent Humongousaur, Nanomech V.2. Omnitrix disk viewer For the first wave of action figures for Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, Bandai ceased to produce c

1970–71 DDR-Oberliga

The 1970–71 DDR-Oberliga was the 22nd season of the DDR-Oberliga, the first tier of league football in East Germany. The league was contested by fourteen teams. Dynamo Dresden won the championship, the club's second of eight East German championships, having won the 1952–53 edition. Hans-Jürgen Kreische of Dynamo Dresden was the league's top scorer with 17 goals, the first of a record four top scorer finishes for Kreische, while Peter Ducke of FC Carl Zeiss Jena won the seasons East German Footballer of the year award. On the strength of the 1970–71 title Dresden qualified for the 1971–72 European Cup where the club was knocked out by Ajax in the first round. Ninth-placed club Berliner FC Dynamo qualified for the 1971–72 European Cup Winners' Cup as the seasons FDGB-Pokal runners-up, Dresden having won the double, was knocked out by Dynamo Moscow in the semi-finals. Second-placed FC Carl Zeiss Jena qualified for the 1971–72 UEFA Cup where it was knocked out in the third round by Wolverhampton Wanderers while third-placed Hallescher FC Chemie withdrew after losing a player in the Hotel't Silveren Seepaerd fire before the second leg of their first round tie with PSV Eindhoven.

At the end of the season National People's Army club FC Vorwärts Berlin, based in East Berlin, was moved to Frankfurt/Oder to become FC Vorwärts Frankfurt/Oder for political reasons. Vorwärts had been quite a popular club with East Berlin football supporters but was seen as an obstacle to the ambitions of Berliner FC Dynamo, a club connected to and supported by the Ministry for State Security and its head Erich Mielke, forcing it to move; the 1970–71 season saw two newly promoted clubs 1. FC Union Berlin and 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig. Pld = Matches played. Fußball-Woche. Berlin: Axel-Springer-Verlag. 1991. Das Deutsche Fussball Archiv Historic German league tables

Janet Dudley-Eshbach

Janet Dudley-Eshbach, Ph. D. became president of Salisbury University in Salisbury, Maryland in June 2000. She is the eighth president and the first woman to hold that office in the seventy-five year history of the university. In 2005, she was named one of Maryland's Top 100 Women in 2005 by the Maryland Daily Record. Dudley-Eshbach has an undergraduate degree in Spanish and Latin American studies from Indiana University, where she was a Phi Beta Kappa scholar, holds a doctorate in Hispanic literature from El Colegio de México. Before joining Salisbury, Dudley-Eshbach served four years as President of Fairmont State College in West Virginia, where she was the first woman to hold the office of President at any public four-year college in the state's history, she spent eight years at the State University of New York at Potsdam, serving the roles of Professor of Spanish and Latin American studies, Chair of the Department of Modern Languages, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of the School of Liberal Arts, before being appointed Provost in 1993.

She was a full-time faculty member for ten years at Allegheny College. Her professional expertise is in international education, student recruitment, institutional marketing, shared governance, among other areas. 2018 "Business Professional of the Year" award, Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce 2018 "Woman of Distinction" award, Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay Recipient William Donald Schaefer "People Helping People" award 2015 and 2017 "Influential Marylander" award by The Daily Record*Noel-Levitz 2012 Award for Excellence in Marketing and Recruitment "Most Admired CEO" award in 2012 by The Daily Record *2010 Inducted into the "Circle of Excellence" as a three-time recipient of The Daily Record's Maryland's Top 100 Women recognition Member of the Honorary Committee for "Finding Justice," an organization of distinguished women lawyers in Maryland Invited participant in President Bill Clinton's Global Initiative Project Outstanding Women in History Award, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Fairmont State College, 1997 Women of Distinction Award, Soroptimist International of the Americas, 1997 "Young Leader of the Academy", Change magazine, 1998 Elizabeth Dole Shattered Glass Award, American Red Cross, 1999 Recognition Award, Wicomico County Commission for Women, 2002 Maryland's Top 100 Women, the Daily Record, 2005 American Association of State Colleges and Universities National Association of Women in Higher Education, American Council on Education's Commission on Women Eastern Shore Association of Colleges Dudley-Eshbach enjoys writing poetry and essays, playing the guitar, travel and beachcombing.

A native of Baltimore, she is married to Joseph Eshbach. In 2007 Dudley-Eshbach posted several pictures on her Facebook profile, among, a picture of Dudley-Eshbach pointing a stick toward her daughter and a Hispanic man; the caption underneath the picture read that she had to "beat off the Mexicans because they were flirting with my daughter."After being contacted by the media, alerted by upset students, Dudley-Eshbach removed the photos and issued the following statement: "Many of us are learning about the positives and negatives of public networking sites such as Facebook. I regret that some of these family vacation photos, with captions that were only intended to be humorous, were included on Facebook. I did not intend for these photos to end up in the public domain, I am grateful that this was brought to my attention. I sincerely apologize for any offense anyone may have taken."In an interview with the Washington Post Dudley-Eshbach said, "Somebody said that the fact that I was going to hit a Mexican, that, racism.

That's not the way. Frankly, I think the media locally here is trying to make a sensational story about something that was, on our part, innocent; the truth is, I am a fun-loving person. What we were doing was having fun. There was nothing immoral, there was nothing illegal, there was nothing illicit."

Stolen Life (2005 film)

Stolen Life known as Life and Death Plunder, is a 2005 Chinese film directed by Li Shaohong, starring Zhou Xun and Wu Jun. It was released on April 23, 2005; the only thing that Li Shaohong's shattering that film has in common with Baober in Love is that both star the extraordinary Zhou Xun. In Li Shaohong's acclaimed coming-of-age drama, a teenage girl is taken to live with her aunt and grandmother in Beijing. Yan'ni is withdrawn and reclusive, believing that she has been abandoned by her parents and has no control over her fate; the fact that her extended family doesn?t have much hope for her future only compounds her depression. Surprising everyone in her hostile household, Yan'ni is accepted to college, but as she prepares to embark on her new life of higher education, an encounter with a delivery boy triggers a series of unexpected events that will change her life forever. Winner of the Best Narrative Feature at the 2005 Tribeca Film Festival, STOLEN LIFE is presented in Mandarin with English subtitles.

This film is an official selection of the prestigious, award-winning Global Lens Collection, presented by the Global Film Initiative. Zhou Xun as Yan'ni Wu Jun as Muyu Cai Ming Su Xiaoming Peiyi Wang Jianong Sun Yan Ni as Sichuan woman

Otha Wearin

Otha Donner Wearin was a writer and politician. Elected as the youngest member of Franklin D. Roosevelt's first "New Deal" Congress, his political career stalled in 1938 when he gave up his seat at Roosevelt's urging to run for a U. S. Senate seat held by another Democrat, Guy M. Gillette, but primary voters rallied behind Gillette, he became a prolific writer. Wearin was born on a farm near Hastings, Iowa in Mills County and graduated from Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa. While returning to Mills County to farm, the reputation he developed as a writer helped to jump-start his political career, he travelled to Europe to inspect their farming methods, which he described in articles printed in rural Iowa newspapers and published in his first book, "An Iowa Farmer Abroad." By age 25, a newspaper reported that he had "gained prominence as a farm bureau speaker and writer in the past few years." That year he was elected to the Iowa House of Representatives as a Democrat though his home county was a traditional Republican stronghold and the influence of native-son presidential candidate Herbert Hoover at the top of the Republican ticket led to Republican gains throughout Iowa.

He served two terms in the Iowa House, winning re-election in 1930. In 1932, he became the first Democrat to win election to the U. S. House seat for Iowa's 7th congressional district; as a twenty-nine-year-old, he was Congress's youngest member. Congressman Wearin was known for his progressive ideals, he was re-elected in 1934 and in 1936, but by narrow margins in the general elections. In 1938 he sought the Democratic nomination for U. S. Senator, having the support of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, trying to purge Senator Guy M. Gillette, but he lost in the primary. In 1950 he made a second unsuccessful attempt to win the Democratic nomination for Iowa's second seat in the U. S. Senate, he finished a distant third behind Al Loveland and Nelson Kraschel. In 1952 he sought unsuccessfully the Democratic nomination for Governor of Iowa, losing in the primary to Herschel C. Loveless. In 1969, after Iowa's state senator resigned one year before his term ended, Wearin was nominated by his party as the Democratic candidate in the special election to succeed him.

However, Wearin's Republican opponent, Earl Bass, won the election. After the end of his active political career, Wearin raised purebred Angus cattle on the 1,000-acre family estate, "Nishna Vale," near Hastings. Despite deterioration of his eyesight, he wrote books and articles, studied Iowa history, worked in conservation; as a writer of westerns, his books include Before the Colors Fade, Along Our Country Road, I Remember Yesteryear, Heinhold's First and Last Chance Saloon: Jack London's Rendezvous and Grass Grown Trails. His writings were cited in his 1985 induction into the Cowboy Hall of Fame. Outside of that genre, he wrote many other books, including Century on an Iowa Farm, I Remember Hastings, Political Americana, Clarence Arthur Ellsworth,: Artist of the Old West, 1885-1964, Country Roads to Washington, Rhymes of a Plain Countryman, he died at Glenwood, Iowa and is buried at Malvern, Iowa