The second you walk into The Other Art Fair, you realize you’re not in for a typical gallery experience. At every turn, you find something unexpected, immersive, inspiring and — maybe most surprisingly — affordable.This is all by design.Presented by Saatchi Art and technology partners like Dell, each edition of The Other Art Fair showcases work by a selection of talented artists who have been handpicked by a committee of art industry experts. The goal is to help art lovers meet and buy directly from the very best emerging and undiscovered artists in the world, while experiencing their art in an exciting and immersive way.We were honored this November to participate in The Other Art Fair in Brooklyn, New York in partnership with emerging Northern Californian artist Bryan Valenzuela with our own Dell 8K Studio space.Valenzuela’s art is characterized by its vivid details and tiny handwritten words — to fully experience a Valenzuela work, it’s just as important to get up close as it is to stand back and take in the entire piece. To enable this type of interactive viewing experience in the most vivid way possible, we set up the Dell 8K Studio, a live installation space displaying Valenzuela’s work on Dell UltraSharp 32 8K monitors,As the world’s first 8K monitors, these screens provided the visual impact of 33.2 million pixels and 280 pixels per inch (ppi) density. To give you a point of comparison, this is a level of breathtaking realism that displays 16 times more content than full HD and four times more content than 4K monitors, making Valenzuela’s art come to life in extraordinary detail as guests zoomed in and of his works to admire and appreciate the level of detail contained within each piece on their own terms. Additionally, Dell’s 8K monitors display color depth of 1.07 billion colors, a whopping 64x more color depth than standard monitors can provide.In tandem, Valenzuela created a new wall-sized mural throughout the weekend in real time, showcasing his unique style of building upon small handwritten words to create large-scale, complex images. Through the combination of live art and immersive experience with the monitors, guests got a unique view of the entire lifecycle of Valenzuela’s art – a one of a kind experience.“Building images with the written word is my visual focus,” Valenzuela said. “They’re large-scale mixed media pieces, but they’re also incredibly detailed and precise – everything is there for a reason. Dell’s 8K Studio displayed my art much as I envisioned it during the creative process. The installation allowed people to interact with my work in a way that showcased the detail without sacrificing the overall impact and intention of each piece, which brought a new level of understanding and meaning to some of my favorite work.”We were honored to work with Valenzuela to provide this experience as part of our commitment to pushing the boundaries of innovation. We believe our position as a leader in the tech community is inextricably connected to our continual celebration of creativity — in our own product development, in the cutting-edge experiences our products enable, and in the creative work our customers perform using our products.The Dell 8K Studio also showcased the Dell UltraSharp 27 4K HDR Monitor, designed for video-intensive work, as well as the Dell UltraSharp 38 Curved Monitor, designed to boost productivity.Whether you create art, collect art, or just want to view art in new ways, we’re here to power those experiences in ways you’ve never imagined.
When it comes to storage innovation, our policy is to never rest on past accomplishments, even when things are going spectacularly well for our customers.That’s why I’m so pleased to announce the launch of SCOS 7.4, the newest firmware update for SC Series arrays – and a worthy successor to last year’s acclaimed 7.3 release. 7.4 makes an already full-featured platform even more robust with new usability, ecosystem and workload performance advantages.Welcome to the next stage of SC innovationSCOS 7.4 and its accompanying management update, DSM 19.1, are available today as a no-charge, non-disruptive upgrade for customers with current support contracts. New capabilities include:Easier resource prioritization across SC Series federations – Replication QoS policy “cloning” minimizes error and saves hours of configuration in large deployments, while giving you full control over bandwidth utilization between arrays during replication or when using our popular Live Migrate or Live Volume features.Improved security administration – Enhanced tools for managing SSL certificates and LDAP groups save even more time and cost, enabling larger secure admin environments, and reducing the likelihood and impact of data breaches.Key OS and app integrations – New software- and system-level support leverages Dell EMC’s deep partnerships with Microsoft, VMware and others to ensure SC solutions complement and enrich the ecosystems customers depend on.Enhanced “out of box” experience – Now faster than ever, web-based setup lets you execute an entire SC array installation in minutes from your mobile device, expanding on management capabilities enabled previously by both Unisphere for SC and CloudIQ.Building on last year’s improvementsSCOS 7.4 also provides a significant performance boost, above and beyond the large gains posted with 7.3. Application-specific test results show up to a 43% increase in SQL transactions per second and a 31% increase in low-latency VMs supported for VDI.Every array in the SC lineup gets more speed with SCOS 7.4, but SC7020 gets an extra helping, thanks to more efficient utilization of that model’s dual processor architecture. On hybrid or all-flash SC7020 arrays, the new firmware provides a 40% increase in mixed workload IOPS, confirming SC7020’s powerhouse status near the upper end of the SC portfolio. Our large install base of legacy SC8000 customers now has multiple high-performance, high-capacity upgrade paths, with SC9000, SC7020 and SC7020F all providing excellent options for a tech refresh.Smart choice for a changing technology landscapeWe know you have a lot on your mind. With application development, software upgrades and a dozen other things competing for your limited time and IT budget, every dollar you spend must pay off today and tomorrow, without requiring you to step back with frequent re-plans.That’s why we pack so much headroom into our SC solutions. Whether it’s extra performance to accommodate unforeseen workloads, intelligent federation that rebalances your environment as it evolves, or a host of other forward-thinking capabilities, we’re building in flexibility to take you wherever you need to go – at a cost that won’t erode long-term ROI. Future-proof design is in our DNA. It’s what keeps customers coming back for solutions that outlast multiple product cycles elsewhere in the datacenter.Other storage providers may wait to hear, “what have you done for me lately?” — but at Dell EMC, we prefer to answer the question before it’s asked. SCOS 7.4 is just the latest proof of our tireless commitment to enable ongoing workload and business success for our SC customers.For more about SC Series arrays, including application-specific reference architectures and solution guides, see the SC Series Technical Documents page. Based on internal tests performed by Dell EMC in July 2019 on a SC7020 array running TPC-C like workloads (75% reads, 8K sector transfer size) with 7.4 vs. 7.3 firmware. Actual performance will vary based on configuration, usage and manufacturing variability. Based on internal tests performed by Dell EMC in June 2019 on all-flash configurations running OLTP type workloads on 7.4 vs. 7.3 firmware with 80% reads, 20% writes and 4k sector transfer size. Actual performance will vary based on configuration, usage and manufacturing variability.
NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Elliot Page and Emma Portner say they are divorcing after three years of marriage. In a statement Tuesday, the couple said “we have made the difficult decision to divorce following our separation last summer.” The statement says they have ”the utmost respect for each other and remain close friends.” Page, the 33-year-old Oscar-nominated star of “Juno,” and “The Umbrella Academy,” and Portner, a 26-year-old choreographer, married early in 2018. Portner was vocal in her support of Page when the actor came out as transgender in December, an announcement greeted as a watershed moment for the trans community in Hollywood.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has denounced student protesters as “terrorists” and vowed to crackdown on demonstrations opposing the appointment of a government loyalist to head Istanbul’s most prestigious university. Students and faculty members of Bogazici University have spent weeks protesting Erdogan’s Jan. 1 appointment of an academic who once ran for parliament as a candidate for Erdogan’s party. They have called for the university to be allowed to elect its own president. Tensions flared this week after a group of students were arrested over a poster which depicted Islam’s most sacred site with LGBT rights flags. Erdogan said LGBT values have “no place” in Turkey’s future.