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Washington State Cougars football

The Washington State Cougars football program is the intercollegiate American football team for Washington State University, located in Pullman, Washington. The team competes at the NCAA Division I level in the FBS and is a member of the North Division of the Pac-12 Conference. Known as the Cougars, the first football team was fielded in 1894; the Cougars play home games on campus at Martin Stadium, which opened in 1972. Its present seating capacity is 33,522, their main rivals are the Washington Huskies. Washington State's first head football coach was William Goodyear; that team played only two games in its inaugural season in 1894. The team's first win was over Idaho; the first paid head football coach was William L. Allen, who served as head coach in 1900 and 1902, posting an overall record of 6–3–1. John R. Bender served as head football coach from 1906–1907 and 1912–1914, compiling a record of 21–12. William Henry Dietz was the Cougars' head football coach from 1915–1917, posting a stellar 17–2–1 record.

Dietz's 1915 team defeated Brown in the Rose Bowl, finished with a 7–0 record. Dietz was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 2012. Albert Exendine served as Washington State's head football coach from 1923–1925, posting a 6–13–4 overall record. Babe Hollingbery was the Cougars' head football coach for 17 seasons, posting a 93–53–14 record, his 93 wins are the most by any head football coach in Washington State football history. Hollingbery's 1930 team played in a game they lost to Alabama; the Cougars didn't lose a single home game from 1926–1935. Among the Cougar greats Hollingbery coached were Mel Hein, Turk Edwards, Mel Dressel; the Hollingbery Fieldhouse that serves many of Washington State's athletics teams, was named in his honor in 1963. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1979. Like many other college football programs, the Cougars did not field a team in 1943 or 1944, due to World War II. After the war ended, Phil Sarboe was hired away from Lincoln High School in Tacoma to return to his alma mater as the head coach.

Sarboe's Cougars posted a 17–26–3 record in his five seasons. Forest Evashevski took over as the head coach in late 1949, his 1951 team finished the season ranked # 14 in # 18 in the AP Poll. He was 11–6–2 in his two seasons in Pullman left for Iowa in the Big Ten Conference. Evashevski was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 2000. Assistant coach Al Kircher was promoted, but didn't enjoy as much success as his predecessor, going 13–25–2 in his four seasons as head coach, he was not retained. Jim Sutherland was Washington State's 21st head football coach and led the program for eight seasons, through 1963, with an overall record of 37–39–4. An assistant at rival Washington, Bert Clark was WSU's head coach for four seasons, posting an overall record of 15–24–1, his best season was his second in 1965, when the WSU "Cardiac Kids" went 7–3. It was Clark's only winning season. Clark was not retained after the end of his fourth season. Montana State head coach Jim Sweeney was hired prior to the 1968 season led the Cougars for eight seasons, with an overall record of 26–59–1.

His best season was 1972 at 7–4, his only winning season. Sweeney resigned shortly after the 1975 season, was succeeded by Jackie Sherrill, the defensive coordinator at Pittsburgh, but he stayed for only one season; the Cougars were 3–8 in 1976 Sherrill returned to Pitt as head coach. Warren Powers, an assistant from Nebraska stayed for just one season returned to the Big Eight Conference as head coach at Missouri. Jim Walden was promoted to head coach following the departure of Powers. In nine seasons, Walden led the Cougars to one bowl appearance, the Holiday Bowl in 1981, a memorable loss to BYU, it was Washington State's first bowl in 51 years, since the 1931 Rose Bowl. Walden won Pacific-10 Coach of the Year honors in 1981 and 1983. Walden's final record at Washington State was 44–52–4. Players coached by Walden at WSU include Jack Thompson, Kerry Porter, Rueben Mayes, Ricky Turner, Ricky Reynolds, Paul Sorensen, Brian Forde, Lee Blakeney, Mark Rypien, Dan Lynch, Pat Beach, Keith Millard, Erik Howard, Cedrick Brown.

Walden left after the 1986 season for Iowa State in the Big Eight. When hired in early 1987, 39-year-old Dennis Erickson said it was his lifelong dream to become the head football coach of the Cougars, his contract was a five-year deal at an annual base salary of $70,000, with up to $30,000 from radio and speaking obligations. Erickson was the head coach at Wyoming for one season, preceded by four on the Palouse at neighboring Idaho. Erickson's Cougars posted a 3–7–1 record in his first season, but improved to 9–3 in 1988, capped with a victory in the Aloha Bowl, the Cougars' first bowl victory since January 1916. Although stating publicly a week earlier that he would not leave Washington State, Erickson departed for Miami in March 1989. Former Cougar player and assistant Mike Price returned to Pullman in 1989. Price led the Cougars to unprecedented success, taking his 1997 and 2002 teams to the Rose Bowl, both times losing; the 1997 team was led by st

POWER6

The POWER6 is a microprocessor developed by IBM that implemented the Power ISA v.2.03. When it became available in systems in 2007, it succeeded the POWER5+ as IBM's flagship Power microprocessor, it is claimed to be part of the eCLipz project, said to have a goal of converging IBM's server hardware where practical. POWER6 was described at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference in February 2006, additional details were added at the Microprocessor Forum in October 2006 and at the next ISSCC in February 2007, it was formally announced on May 21, 2007. It was released on June 8, 2007 at speeds of 3.5, 4.2 and 4.7 GHz, but the company has noted prototypes have reached 6 GHz. POWER6 reached first silicon in the middle of 2005, was bumped to 5.0 GHz in May 2008 with the introduction of the P595. The POWER6 is a dual-core processor; each core is capable of two-way simultaneous multithreading. The POWER6 has 790 million transistors and is 341 mm2 large fabricated on a 65 nm process. A notable difference from POWER5 is that the POWER6 executes instructions in-order instead of out-of-order.

This change requires software to be recompiled for optimal performance, but the POWER6 still achieves significant performance improvements over the POWER5+ with unmodified software, according to the lead engineer on the POWER6 project. POWER6 takes advantage of ViVA-2, Virtual Vector Architecture, which enables the combination of several POWER6 nodes to act as a single vector processor; each core has two integer units, two binary floating-point units, an AltiVec unit, a novel decimal floating-point unit. The binary floating-point unit incorporates "many microarchitectures, circuit and integration techniques to achieve 6-cycle, 13-FO4 pipeline", according to a company paper. Unlike the servers from IBM's competitors, the POWER6 has hardware support for IEEE 754 decimal arithmetic and includes the first decimal floating-point unit integrated in silicon. More than 50 new floating point instructions handle the decimal math and conversions between binary and decimal; this feature was added to the z10 microprocessor featured in the System z10.

Each core has a 64 KB, four-way set-associative instruction cache and a 64 KB data cache of an eight-way set-associative design with a two-stage pipeline supporting two independent 32-bit reads or one 64-bit write per cycle. Each core has semi-private 4 MiB unified L2 cache, where the cache is assigned a specific core, but the other has a fast access to it; the two cores share a 32 MiB L3 cache, off die, using an 80 GB/s bus. POWER6 can connect to up to 31 other processors using two inter node links, supports up to 10 logical partitions per core. There is an interface to a service processor that monitors and adjusts performance and power according to set parameters. IBM makes use of a 5 GHz duty-cycle correction clock distribution network for the processor. In the network, the company implements a copper distribution wire, 3 μm wide and 1.2 μm thick. The POWER6 design uses dual power supplies, a logic supply in the 0.8-to-1.2 Volt range and an SRAM power supply at about 150-mV higher. The thermal characteristics of POWER6 are similar to that of the POWER5.

Dr Frank Soltis, an IBM chief scientist, said IBM had solved power leakage problems associated with high frequency by using a combination of 90 nm and 65 nm parts in the POWER6 design. The enhanced POWER6+ was introduced in April 2009, but had been shipping in Power 560 and 570 systems since October 2008, it added more memory keys for secure memory partition, a feature taken from IBM's mainframe processors. As of 2008, the range of POWER6 systems includes Enterprise models; the various system models are designed to serve any sized business. For example, the 520 Express is marketed to small businesses while the Power 595 is marketed for large, multi-environment data centers; the main difference between the Express and Enterprise models is that the latter include Capacity Upgrade on Demand capabilities and hot-pluggable processor and memory "books". IBM offers four POWER6 based blade servers. Specifications are shown in the table below. All blades support AIX, i, Linux; the BladeCenter S and H chassis is supported for blades running AIX, i, Linux.

The BladeCenter E, HT, T chassis support blades running AIX and Linux but not i. At the SuperComputing 2007 conference in Reno a new water-cooled Power 575 was revealed; the 575 is composed of 2U "nodes" each with 32 POWER6 cores at 4.7 GHz with up to 256 GB of RAM. Up to 448 cores can be installed in a single frame. IBM POWER microprocessors POWER7 z10, a mainframe processor sharing much technology with the POWER6. IBM POWER6 Press Kit IBM's Power6 doubles speed "IBM Unleashes World's Fastest Chip in Powerful New Computer". IBM. May 21, 2007. InformationWeek report on the Power6 announcement Real World Tech, Dec 19, 2005 InformationWeek, Feb 6, 2006 C|Net, Oct 10, 2006 Heise Online, Oct 12, 2006 Fall Processor Forum 2006: IBM's POWER6, Real World Tech, Oct 16, 2006 Arstechnica, Oct 19, 2006 Arstechnica, Feb 12, 2007 Arstechnica, May 21, 2007 POWER Roadmap, IBM, Oct 2006 M. J. Mack. Swaney. "IBM POWER6 Reliability". IBM Journal of Research and Development. 51: 763–774. Doi:10.1147/rd.516.0763. R. Berridge.

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Capitol Center (Oregon)

The Capitol Center is a high-rise office building in downtown Salem, United States. Finished in 1927, it was known as the First National Bank Building and owned by Salem businessman Thomas A. Livesley; the eleven story building was designed by architect Leigh L. Dougan and is the tallest office building in Salem. Located at State and Liberty streets it is part of Salem's downtown historic district and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986 as the Old First National Bank Building. Thomas Livesley who had made his fortune in hops, hired Leigh L. Dougan to design a skyscraper to be built in Salem. At the time, Livesley was the vice president of the Oregon Linen Mills, with Livesley financing the project. Construction began in July 1926 by Hammond Company. Named the First National Bank Building, it opened at the beginning of 1927. Livesley was the incorporator of the bank in 1923; when it opened the building was controversial with some describing it as unattractive while others calling it a monument.

Thomas Livesley died in 1947 and the building was renamed in his honor as the Livesley Building, changed to the Cascade Bank Building. On October 9, 1986, the building was added to the National Register of Historic Places; the tower was renovated by owners Morse Brothers, Inc. from 1987 to 1988 and renamed to its current moniker of the Capitol Center. They would sell the building for $3.1 million to the investor group Salem Gargoyle in January 1997. In April 2003, the building was purchased by Roger Yost for $4.65 million, after he had purchased the nearby Reed Opera House. Known as the Capitol Tower, parts of the high-rise were remodeled by Yost, including the installation of new elevators and refurbishing the seventh floor. Located on State Street in downtown Salem, the structure rises 151 feet to the top of its parapet wall, contains eleven floors. Classified as the only high-rise building in Salem, it is the third tallest building in the city after the Salem First United Methodist Church and the Oregon State Capitol.

Capitol Center is 164 feet tall. Constructed of a reinforced concrete frame, the exterior walls are lined with a Florentine sandstone, light pink in color; the exterior includes decorative heads at the top. The fifth floor is considered historic and retains it original look, including doors made from mahogany. There is a total of 49,700 square feet of usable floor space in the building. Capitol Center Salem Online History: Thomas A. Livesley