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ADSL wireless N router : ASUS DSL-N12 b1 300Mbps

In very good condition, fully working, complete, boxed, factory reset and ready to go.
Manufacturers blurb is below.
DSL-N12U B1 | Networking | ASUS Global

Price and currency: 20
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT or PPG
Location: Hull, East Yorkshire
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ADSL wireless N router : ASUS DSL-N12 b1 300Mbps

ADSL wireless N router : ASUS DSL-N12 b1 300Mbps

In very good condition, fully working, complete, boxed, factory reset and ready to go.
Manufacturers blurb is below.
DSL-N12U B1 | Networking | ASUS Global

Price and currency: 20
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT or PPG
Location: Hull, East Yorkshire
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference…

ADSL wireless N router : ASUS DSL-N12 b1 300Mbps

HP 860-008na VR Ready / GTX980Ti / i7 / 32gbRAM / 2TB + 128GB SSD

For Sale :

HP 860-008na VR Ready GTX980Ti i7 Gaming Pc

Due to news of a new arrival on the way I now have to clear the mancave to make way for a nursery. This PC was purchased end of December 2015. Its been used for about a year and then once I purchased my Xbox one it just got left unused. The Motherboard was replaced in October 2106 under warranty. At which point I purchased and extended warranty (that is transferable to the new owner) Which…​

HP 860-008na VR Ready / GTX980Ti / i7 / 32gbRAM / 2TB + 128GB SSD

Introducing the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Xbox One X Edition for Forza Motorsport 7

Forza Motorsport 7 fans, get ready to experience a new level of power and performance with the launch of the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Xbox One X Edition which is a free gift for all players. The specially designed F-150 joins the lineup of more than 700 cars in the game which showcases 60 frames per second racing on all Xbox One platforms and native 4K support on Xbox One X. With a custom livery based on Xbox One X’s codename “Project Scorpio” and numerous performance-minded upgrades, this Raptor is ready to intimidate all opponents in Forza Motorsport 7.

Longtime Forza fans know that Xbox and Ford have enjoyed a long and fruitful partnership over the years. It’s hard not to miss Ford vehicles on the cover of recent Forza games, including the Ford GT on the cover of Forza Motorsport 6 and the Ford F-150 Raptor race truck leaping into action on the cover of Forza Horizon 3. That Ford partnership is more than just skin deep, too. Did you know that Ford features more cars in Forza Motorsport 7 than any other manufacturer in the game?

As for the F-150 Xbox One X Edition, that story began with Ford Performance’s announcement of the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor at the 2015 North American International Auto Show. Later in the year, Ford Performance saw success in the Raptor race truck at the Baja 1000, finishing third. This success led to the debut of the truck at the 2017 SEMA (Specialty Equipment Manufacturer’s Association) show in Las Vegas, where over-the-top custom vehicles are king and the Xbox One X Edition Ford F-150 fit right in.

While the truck is significantly taller than stock – over 93 inches tall (2.3 meters) on 38 inch BF Goodrich Krawler T/A tires – the team behind the Xbox One X Raptor still wanted it to retain the race truck’s Baja-tested performance characteristics. The Raptor’s livery was designed by illustrator Hydro74 and features a stylized “Project Scorpio” scorpion motif. Look closely and you can see that the scorpion’s body includes many details from Xbox One X, including the thumb sticks, d-pad, and ABXY buttons.

Starting today, Forza Motorsport 7 can download the free Xbox One X Raptor from their Forza Motorsport 7 Message Center, as well as download a Ford F-150 Raptor Xbox One X Edition Windows 10 Theme set in the Microsoft Store. In addition, we’ve got a new Rivals event available today in the Featured Event channel, starring the Raptor. Look for the “Delivering the Sting” event and set your best time on the leaderboard. Can you tame the power of the Xbox One X Raptor?

February Forza Events

Looking forward to the next four weeks, Forza Motorsport 7 players can expect for a great month of fun in February. First up, the next content update and car pack will launch in Forza Motorsport 7 on February 19th; look for more details as we get closer to launch. February will also see new events arriving in the game. In addition to a new Bounty Hunter event starring Turn 10 Studio Manager Alan Hartman, we’ll be launching a new event featuring a twist on the traditional Rivals format. All that, plus the arrival of new Driver Gear celebrating the Winter Olympics, the Lunar New Year, and more.

Finally, Forza fans can look forward to the official announcement of our Forza Racing Championship plans this month. Look for details on schedule, format, and more in the coming weeks.

Kubernetes storage projects dominate CNCF docket

Enterprise IT pros should get ready for Kubernetes storage tools, as the Cloud Native Computing Foundation seeks ways to support stateful applications.

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) began its quest to develop container storage products this week when it approved an inception-level project called Rook, which connects Kubernetes orchestration to the Ceph distributed file system through the Kubernetes operator API.

The Rook project’s approval illustrates the CNCF’s plans to emphasize Kubernetes storage.

“It’s going to be a big year for storage in Kubernetes, because the APIs are a little bit more solidified now,” said CNCF COO Chris Aniszczyk. The operator API and a Container Storage Interface API were released in the alpha stage with Kubernetes 1.9 in December. “[The CNCF technical board is] saying that the Kubernetes operator API is the way to go in [distributed container] storage,” he said.

Rook project gave Prometheus a seat on HBO’s Iron Throne

HBO wanted to deploy Prometheus for Kubernetes monitoring, and it ideally would have run the time-series database application on containers within the Kubernetes cluster, but that didn’t work well with cloud providers’ persistent storage volumes.

Illya Chekrygin, UpboundIllya Chekrygin

“You always have to do this careful coordination to make sure new containers only get created in the same availability zone. And if that entire availability zone goes away, you’re kind of out of luck,” said Illya Chekrygin, who directed HBO’s implementation of containers as a senior staff engineer in 2017. “That was a painful experience in terms of synchronization.”

Moreover, when containers that ran stateful apps were killed and restarted in different nodes of the Kubernetes cluster, it took too long to unmount, release and remount their attached storage volumes, Chekrygin said.

Rook was an early conceptual project in GitHub at that time, but HBO engineers put it into a test environment to support Prometheus. Rook uses a storage overlay that runs within the Kubernetes cluster and configures the cluster nodes’ available disk space as a giant pool of resources, which is in line with how Kubernetes handles CPU and memory resources.

Rather than synchronize data across multiple specific storage volumes or locations, Rook uses the Ceph distributed file system to stripe the data across multiple machines and clusters and to create multiple copies of data for high availability. That overcomes the data synchronization problem, and it avoids the need to unmount and remount external storage volumes.

“It’s using existing cluster disk configurations that are already there, so nothing has to be mounted and unmounted,” Chekrygin said. “You avoid external storage resources to begin with.”

At HBO, a mounting and unmounting process that took up to an hour was reduced to two seconds, which was suitable for the Kubernetes monitoring system in Prometheus that scraped telemetry data from the cluster every 10 to 30 seconds.

However, Rook never saw production use at HBO, which, by policy, doesn’t put prerelease software into production. Instead, Chekrygin and his colleagues set up an external Prometheus instance that received a relay of monitoring data from an agent inside the Kubernetes cluster. That worked, but it required an extra network hop for data and made Prometheus management more complex.

“Kubernetes provides a lot of functionality out of the box, such as automatically restarting your Pod if your Pod dies, automatic scaling and service discovery,” Chekrygin said. “If you run a service somewhere else, it’s your responsibility on your own to do all those things.”

Kubernetes storage in the spotlight

Kubernetes is ill-equipped to handle data storage persistence … this is the next frontier and the next biggest thing.
Illya Chekryginfounding member, Upbound

The CNCF is aware of the difficulty organizations face when they try to run stateful applications on Kubernetes. As of this week, it now owns the intellectual property and trademarks for Rook, which currently lists Quantum Corp. and Upbound, a startup in Seattle founded by Rook’s creator, Bassam Tabbara, as contributors to its open source code. As an inception-level project, Rook isn’t a sure thing, more akin to a bet on an early stage idea. It has about a 50-50 chance of panning out, CNCF’s Aniszczyk said.

Inception-level projects must update their presentations to the technical board once a year to continue as part of CNCF. From the inception level, projects may move to incubation, which means they’ve collected multiple corporate contributors and established a code of conduct and governance procedures, among other criteria. From incubation, projects then move to the graduated stage, although the CNCF has yet to even designate Kubernetes itself a graduated project. Kubernetes and Prometheus are expected to graduate this year, Aniszczyk said.

The upshot for container orchestration users is Rook will be governed by the same rules and foundation as Kubernetes itself, rather than held hostage by a single for-profit company. The CNCF could potentially support more than one project similar to Rook, such as Red Hat’s Gluster-based Container Native Storage Platform, and Aniszczyk said those companies are welcome to present them to the CNCF technical board.

Another Kubernetes storage project that may find its way into the CNCF, and potentially complement Rook, was open-sourced by container storage software maker Portworx this week. The Storage Orchestrator Runtime for Kubernetes (STORK) uses the Kubernetes orchestrator to automate operations within storage layers such as Rook to respond to applications’ needs. However, STORK needs more development before it is submitted to the CNCF, said Gou Rao, founder and CEO at Portworx, based in Los Altos, Calif.

Kubernetes storage seems like a worthy bet to Chekrygin, who left his three-year job with HBO this month to take a position as an engineer at Upbound.

“Kubernetes is ill-equipped to handle data storage persistence,” he said. “I’m so convinced that this is the next frontier and the next biggest thing, I was willing to quit my job.”

Beth Pariseau is senior news writer for TechTarget’s Cloud and DevOps Media Group. Write to her at bpariseau@techtarget.com or follow @PariseauTT on Twitter.

For Sale – HP 860-008na VR Ready / GTX980Ti / i7 / 32gbRAM / 2TB + 128GB SSD

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For Sale :

HP 860-008na VR Ready GTX980Ti i7 Gaming Pc

Due to news of a new arrival on the way I now have to clear the mancave to make way for a nursery. This PC was purchased end of December 2015. Its been used for about a year and then once I purchased my Xbox one it just got left unused. The Motherboard was replaced in October 2106 under warranty. At which point I purchased and extended warranty (that is transferable to the new owner) Which expires December 2018.
There are a few minor points of damage that have been pictured but other than those its a beautiful chassis and fast and future proof gaming setup that’s a very reluctant sale. The Pc is on windows 10.

A face to face meeting would be preferred so we can power up and have a visual inspection as its quite delicate to post. I do have the box in the loft aswell. Shipping isnt out of the question but due to its nature and value i would prefer to meet up.

(please note the picture showing the bang and olufson logo … that whole black part still has the protective plastic factory wrapping on it.)

So basically the pc comes with full 12 month warranty.

Any questions then please feel free to ask.

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Price £775
Open to reasonable offers

Specs below :​

  • Intel CoreTM i7-6700 with Intel HD Graphics 530 (3.4 GHz, up to 4 GHz)
  • 32GBDDR4 Ram , 2TB HDD + 128GB SSD
  • Creative Sound Blaster X-fi Titanium Sound Card
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti (6 GB GDDR5 dedicated)
  • 1 dual-link DVI; 1 HDMI; 3 DisplayPort
  • 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (1×1) and Bluetooth 4.0 combo Windows 10 Home 64 , Bang & Olufsen Sound

Price and currency: 775.00
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: Cash on Delivery/Collection
Location: Bury
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