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Distance Matrix by GPU

The measure of distance is an important tool in statistical analysis. It quantifies dissimilarity between sample data for numerical computation. A popular choice of distance metric is the Euclidean distance, which is the square root of sum of squares of attribute differences. In particular, for two data points x and y with n numerical attributes, the Euclidean distance between them is:

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For example, the data frame mtcars consists of measurements from a collection of 32 automobiles. Since there are 11 measurement attributes for each automobile, the data set can be seen as a collection of 32 sample vectors in an 11 dimensional space. To find out the dissimilarity between two automobiles, say Honda Civic and Camaro Z28, we can calculate the distance between them with the dist function:

Likewise, we can compute the distance between Camaro Z28 and Pontiac Firebird:

As the distance between Camaro Z28 and Pontiac Firebird (86.267) is smaller than the distance between Camaro Z28 and Honda Civic (335.89), we conclude that Camaro Z28 is more similar to Pontiac Firebird than to Honda Civic.

If we apply the same distance computation between all possible pairs of automobiles in mtcars , and arrange the result into a 32×32 symmetric matrix, with the element at the i -th row and j -th column being the distance between the i -th and j -th automobiles in the the data set, we will have the so-called the distance matrix . It can be computed for mtcars as:

In general, for a data sample of size M , the distance matrix is an M M symmetric matrix with M ( M – 1) 2 distinct elements. Hence for a data sample of size 4,500, its distance matrix has about ten million distinct elements. Nevertheless, depending on your application, a sample of size 4,500 may still to be too small to be useful.

The following measures the time spent on finding the distance matrix for a collection of 4,500 random vectors in a 120 dimension space. On a desktop computer with AMD Phenom II X4 CPU, it takes about 14 seconds to finish.

Now load the rpud package, and compute the same distance matrix using the rpuDist method. For rpud running on NVIDIA GTX 460 GPU, the execution time is about 1 second. Even better, with the rpudplus add-on, you can compute distance matrices for larger data sets that fit inside the system RAM available to R.

Here is a chart that compares the performance between the CPU and GPU.

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Exercises

  1. Run the performance test with more vectors in higher dimensions.
  2. Find the distance matrix for other types of distances, such as maximum, Manhattan, Canberra, binary and Minkowski.




20/09/2017

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CompTIA A+ certification (also known as CompTIA A Plus) is an international industry credential that validates the knowledge of computer service technicians.

The skills and knowledge measured by the CompTIA A+ exams are vendor neutral and are derived from an industry-wide and worldwide job task analysis.
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AHRC-funded studentships at Imperial College – 2 Awards

The Department of Humanities at Imperial College is pleased to announce AHRC-funded studentships. We have two professional preparation studentships to support study on the MSc Science Communication, under the specific subject area of Journalism and Publishing studies. This funding will cover tuition fees for EU students. UK students also receive a monthly bursary payment of approximately £900 for the duration of the course.

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To be eligible for funding you must meet certain criteria which are set out in the AHRC’s student funding guide: http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/FundingOpportunities/Documents/GuidetoStudentFunding.pdf

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Applicants who have already received an offer of a place on the course should submit a statement to Liam Watson (Science Communication administrator) at [email protected] demonstrating suitability for a studentship in the relevant subject area and explaining how the funding will benefit your future career. Applicants who have not yet applied for a place on the course must in addition complete the online application form by the deadline below.Further details on the course can be found at: http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/humanities/sciencecommunicationgroupThe deadline for submission of your statement is Friday 27th May, and you are likely to receive a decision by mid June.

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AHRC-funded studentships at Imperial College – Single Award

The Department of Humanities at Imperial College is pleased to announce AHRC-funded studentships. We have two professional preparation studentships to support study on the MSc Communication, under the specific subject area of Museum Studies. This funding will cover tuition fees for EU students. UK students also receive a monthly bursary payment of approximately £900 for the duration of the course.

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To be eligible for funding you must meet certain criteria which are set out in the AHRC’s student funding guide: http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/FundingOpportunities/Documents/GuidetoStudentFunding.pdf

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Applicants who have already received an offer of a place on the course should submit a statement to Liam Watson (Science Communication Group administrator) at [email protected] demonstrating suitability for a studentship in the relevant subject area, and explaining how the funding will benefit your future career. Applicants who have not yet applied for a place on the course must in addition complete the online application form by the deadline below.Further details on the course can be found at: http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/humanities/sciencecommunicationgroupThe deadline for submission of your statement is Friday 27th May, and you are likely to receive a decision by mid June.

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07/09/2017

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27/08/2017

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The mission of RCCD Distance Education (formerly Open Campus) is to extend access to learning through distance education. Objectives: To facilitate learning at a distance, Distance Education provides:

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As of April 21, the Open Campus department has changed its name to Distance Education. We thank you for your patience as we work to complete the changes to website by the middle of summer.

What Are Online Based or Distance Education classes?

Online-based courses, also called Distance Education classes, may take two different forms:

Online classes are taken exclusively over the Internet. Please note that, while some online courses provide all instructional content over the Internet, others may require some on-campus meetings. Please see the course schedule or WebAdvisor for more information.

Hybrid classes meet both on campus and online. Think of them as a combination or blending of online classes and face-to-face classes.

In a hybrid class, you will attend meetings on campus during the dates and times listed in the schedule of classes. Since the on-campus portion of hybrid classes could take place at any of our three colleges (Riverside City, Norco or Moreno Valley), hybrid classes are listed in the schedule by the college where the on-campus meetings will take place.

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27/08/2017

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14/08/2017

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KCP is a consultancy of Occupational Psychologists and Test Publishers. We develop and publish online ability tests, personality and motivation questionnaires and assessment centre exercises. We are BPS RQTU Verified Assessors offering totally online training for Assistant Test User, Test User: Occupational Ability, Test User: Occupational Personality. We also offer online training in Assessment Centre Techniques and Behavioural Interviewing Skills. Our consultancy services embrace individual and group psychological assessments for use in selection, development and counselling.

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14/08/2017

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Federal Student Aid Available For Eligible Students! Please visit Federal Student Aid website to file your FAFSA. OMCC school code is 041773 .

OSCTC Beavercreek Campus! Ohio State Career Training Center (OSCTC) is a nonprofit organization and proud partner of OMCC, providing year round STNA and CPR/First Aid training. Sign up for classes today! Beavercreek campus is located at 3365 Dayton Xenia Rd, Beavercreek, OH 45432. Please call (937) 567-8880 for more information.

Library Catalog Now Online: OMCC is proud to announce the launch of its new Learning Resource Center Catalog . Students can now quickly search the entirety of OMCC’s collection of books, DVDs, textbooks, study guides and workbooks.

OMCC was recently recognized in a national finance web article “Best Cities for Job Seekers in Ohio “ as a major training provider for in-demand health care jobs in Dayton and Troy area. We are honored by this recognition and will continue provide high quality, affordable education to students in the Greater Miami Valley area and beyond.

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08/08/2017

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2015 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 4WD – Review – Car and Driver

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2015 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 4WD

“It’s a bit like driving a shipping container,” said our U.K.-based passenger. He didn’t mean it as a compliment. If you’d never driven a Chevy Tahoe. you, too, might be shocked by its gargantuan size and 5756 pounds. Shipping containers are spacious and useful, though, and so is the new Tahoe.

Much of this SUV’s appeal stems from its politically incorrect size. It’s a Big Mac in a world going vegan. Big on this scale means you don’t have to bother organizing your dog kennels, antique firearms, and stuffed elephants; just throw everything in back, it’ll all fit. Don’t like who’s riding shotgun? No worries. A console as big as a coffee table keeps the driver and front ­passenger from violating any restraining orders. And there’s even more than an inch-and-a-half additional front-seat headroom versus the previous model, too, so leave on that Stetson, Tex.

All that bigness is born of the Tahoe’s full-size pickup origins. Chevy introduced a redesigned Silverado last year. and the Tahoe inherits the many structural enhancements that Chevy bestowed upon its reborn pickup. New body and boxed-frame designs improve structural rigidity, and a higher percentage of high-strength steel helps keep the weight in check.

So ritzy is the Tahoe’s new interior, particularly in LTZ guise, that Chevrolet claims that your baby sitter will demand a raise.

Despite these claims, quivers still ripple through the structure. Bolted to the frame is an independent front suspension, while a live rear axle with coil springs benefits from the Silverado’s slightly wider track. Unlike the Silverado, though, the Tahoe offers constantly adjusting magnetorheological shocks. Now in its third generation, Magnetic Ride Control is standard on and exclusive to the top-level LTZ trim. These dampers help round off bumps and keep the body from bobbing excessively. But on choppy freeways and with 20-inch wheels, the Tahoe jitters as if it’s had one too many shots of espresso.

Electrically assisted steering, chosen for its simplicity and fuel-economy ben­efit, is also new. Light steering helps make the Tahoe wieldier than its prodigious shadow might suggest, and the 39-foot turning circle shows it to be more maneuverable than you’d expect. But don’t get the idea that the Tahoe is in any way city friendly, unless, of course, it’s wearing police- or fire-department livery.

Another Silverado hand-me-down is the 5.3-liter V-8. Now equipped with direct fuel injection, variable valve timing, and cylinder deactivation, and featuring an aluminum block, this small-block V-8 makes 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. It channels this output through a six-speed automatic with manual override and a towing mode that holds gears longer, downshifts sooner, and could be labeled “sport” if it were in something sportier than the Tahoe.

Acceleration to 60 mph takes 7.1 seconds, and the quarter passes in 15.6 at 91 mph. That’s plenty of poke to easily merge onto a freeway. Tahoe buyers who like to haul will probably gloss over our acceleration figures, wanting to know the Tahoe’s towing capacities. Four-wheel-drive versions can hitch up to 8400 pounds; two-wheel drive, 8600 pounds. What those looking to tow shouldn’t ignore are the Tahoe’s strong, fade-free brakes. Stops from 70 mph took 176 feet, a number that would be respectable for a family sedan. Fuel economy comes in at 16 mpg city and 22 highway for a four-wheel-drive edition like the one here; we recorded 15 mpg over 329 miles of driving.

For the first time in the Tahoe’s history, the front doors aren’t shared with the Silverado. This allowed designers to create a distinctive look for the ute, with abundant right angles in the greenhouse bestowing a sharp, expensive look. Running from the front fender to the taillights is a bone-line crease that adds visual crispness and length. This latest Tahoe appears more elegant than its predecessor, which is important because our Tahoe LTZ’s price sailed right past $70,000.

Opening those front doors reveals a redesigned interior. A tall center console borrows some of the Silverado’s switchgear and easy-to-read analog instruments, but the Tahoe earns its own design. A 4.2-inch digital display between the gauges can show speed, trip-computer, or infotainment data, and it can be used to adjust settings. A vinyl-wrapped instrument panel looks rich, but the wood trim is bogus. If you want real wood, you’ll have to shop at the GMC store. At a steady 70 mph, we measured a luxury-car-like 68 decibels of noise, though a bit of wind rush can be heard rustling past the A-pillars, which punctures the illusion of blissful isolation from the outside world.





25/07/2017

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11/07/2017

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Overview of the ECDL Certification,

The ECDL (Europe Computer Driving License) certification is a highly recognised qualification, it offers you a key recognition of your literacy in computer skills and is designed for novices or casual computer users and will get you to a high computer literacy standard. The ECDL Certification is the fastest growing IT user qualification in over 125 countries, with many UK companies setting the ECDL as a mandatory requirement, such as the NHS and the Police Service of Northern Ireland .

Without basic computer skills one can be quite cumbersome in the office, limiting their roles and value. Some employers or companies may not even consider you as a candidate without a reasonable level of computer skills. The ECDL certification training is designed for novices or casual computer users that will take learners to a high computer literacy standard by improving your knowledge on these key areas:

The approximate study time for the ECDL course (excluding the MOS Excel 2016) is 40 hours.

Our ECDL Online Course has been updated and is brand new for 2017 and features the latest version of Windows and Microsoft Office so that you are learning the most up to date features and get the most relevant information.

By gaining an ECDL certification you or staff in your company will become more confident and efficient in using computers and the ‘industry standard’ Windows programmes such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint as well as greater employee motivation, increased productivity and reducing time wasted on solving computer related tasks. An extensive number of companies in the UK have already set ECDL as the benchmark for computer skills, including NHS. HSBC and Sainsburys.

*We are also offering our MOS Excel 2016 Course as a part of this package! Since the ECDL course will introduce you to the fundamentals of spreadsheets, the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Excel 2016 course allows you to build upon your knowledge previously gained at the ECDL level. MOS certifications are one of few certifications that are globally recognised throughout the world!

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Cerebral Palsy

Maybe someone at your school has cerebral palsy — or perhaps you have it and you’ve been dealing with it your whole life. As we become more aware of appearance and body image. it can be tough to be in a wheelchair or to have people tease you about the way you walk. But lots of teens with CP don’t let it hold them back. They do just what everyone else does.

What Is Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a disorder of the brain. Normally, the brain tells the rest of the body exactly what to do and when to do it. Because of how CP affects the brain, a person might not be able to walk, talk, eat, or move the way most people do.

CP affects a person’s muscle tone and ability to coordinate body movements. People with CP have trouble controlling their muscles. How a person is affected all depends on what part of the brain is involved.

How Does Cerebral Palsy Affect People?

The three types of cerebral palsy are:

  1. Spastic (pronounced: SPASS-tik) CP is the most common type of CP. People with spastic CP can’t relax their muscles or the muscles may be stiff.
  2. Athetoid (pronounced: ATH-uh-toid) CP affects the ability to control the muscles of the body. A person’s arms or legs may flutter and move suddenly.
  3. Ataxic (pronounced: ay-TAK-sik). People with ataxic CP have problems with balance and coordination. Their movements may seem shaky.

People with CP can have mild cases or more severe cases. It all depends on how much of the brain is affected and which parts of the body that section of the brain controls. If CP affects both arms and both legs, a person might need to use a wheelchair. If CP only affects the legs, someone may walk in an unsteady way or have to wear braces or use crutches.

If CP affects the part of the brain that controls speech, a person with CP might have trouble talking clearly or not be able to speak at all. Some people with CP also have learning disabilities or behavior problems, though many don’t have these issues. Others can have medical problems like seizures or epilepsy. or hearing impairment.

What Causes It?

In most cases, doctors don’t know exactly what causes CP. They do know that it’s the result of damage to the brain — either while a baby is in the womb or in the first few months or years after the baby is born.

Babies have a higher chance of having CP if they are born early or if they’re very underweight at birth. Babies who don’t get enough oxygen during or right after birth also have a higher chance of having CP. So do babies who need to be on a ventilator (a machine to help with breathing) for several weeks or more after birth.

CP is not contagious, so people can’t catch it from other people. Even a mother with CP can’t pass it on to her unborn baby.

What Do Doctors Do?

Doctors diagnose CP when kids are young, so by the time people reach their teens, they usually know they have CP and are used to living with it.

With CP, the problem with the brain will not get any worse as people get older. For example, someone who has CP that affects only the legs won’t develop CP in the arms or have problems with speech later on.

Although CP doesn’t get worse over time, how it affects someone’s body can change as the person grows or develops. For example, some teens with CP may develop dislocated hips (when the bones that meet at the hips move out of their normal position) or scoliosis (curvature of the spine).

Because CP affects people differently, there are lots of ways to treat and manage it. Some teens have only mild problems with movement. Others need crutches or wheelchairs to get around. Doctors, parents, teachers, therapists, and the person with CP all work together to develop the best treatment plan.

Teens with CP may work with these experts:

  • a pediatric orthopedist
  • a developmental pediatrician who looks at how the person is growing or developing compared with other teens
  • a pediatric physiatrist (or rehabilitation physician), who helps kids with disabilities of many kinds
  • therapists, like physical therapists to help with movement, occupational therapists to help with skills like handwriting, and speech therapists

Some teens with CP take medicines to relax their muscles (in the case of spastic CP) or to help control seizures. And some might have special surgeries to keep their arms or legs straighter and more flexible.

Coping With Cerebral Palsy

Puberty can be especially challenging for people with CP. Rapid growth can cause weight gain and clumsiness in any teen, but can make it even more difficult for someone with CP to move around. A person’s muscles can become tighter as the bones grow, which can restrict movement even more.

If you have CP, what you’ll do depends on your CP. One thing you can do is to get more involved in your medical care wherever possible. Keep up with your appointments, including any physical or other therapy visits. This is a time when your medical team will want to keep an eye on you and adapt your treatment or therapy as you grow.

Many guys and girls with CP can do the same sorts of things that other teens do, like enjoying extracurricular activities, listening to or playing music, hanging out with friends, reading, going to the mall, and dating, to name just a few.

Helping a Friend Who Has CP

If you know someone who has CP and you’re wondering how to help, just treat that person the way you would anyone else. Some people with CP might need extra assistance once in a while, like when reaching for something. Help out — just as you would with anyone else — without making a big deal about it. If you can’t understand what a person with CP is saying or if it takes longer to do things, give him or her extra time to speak or move.

And don’t be afraid to talk to a friend about what it’s like to live with CP. Everyone wants to fit in, and being in a wheelchair or having other physical problems can make someone self-conscious or feel left out. So if you know someone with CP, try to be welcoming and include him or her in what you’re doing.

Date reviewed: August 2015





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Test Page for the Apache HTTP Server on SLES Expanded Support

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SLES Expanded Support Platform Test Page

This page is used to test the proper operation of the Apache HTTP server after it has been installed. If you can read this page, it means that the Apache HTTP server installed at this site is working properly.

If you are a member of the general public:

The fact that you are seeing this page indicates that the website you just visited is either experiencing problems, or is undergoing routine maintenance.

If you would like to let the administrators of this website know that you’ve seen this page instead of the page you expected, you should send them e-mail. In general, mail sent to the name “webmaster” and directed to the website’s domain should reach the appropriate person.

For information on SLES Expanded Support, please visit the Novell, Inc. website. The documentation for SLES Expanded Support Platform is available on the Novell, Inc. website .

If you are the website administrator:

You may now add content to the directory /var/www/html/. Note that until you do so, people visiting your website will see this page, and not your content. To prevent this page from ever being used, follow the instructions in the file /etc/httpd/conf.d/welcome.conf .

You are free to use the image below on web sites powered by the Apache HTTP Server:

14/04/2017

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