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For Sale – Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti reduced to £590

Edit: Price drop £590

I have for sale a Palit Super Jet Stream 1080 Ti. It was purchased from Amazon a month ago.

The card is immaculate, and comes with all original packaging

Very good condition, never been overclocked. I game at 1080p 60Hz so there’s literally no reason to overclock. It maxes anything I throw at it.

The reason for the sale is because the card just isn’t appropriate in a small ITX build. It’s blowing hot air in the case and effecting my cpu temps.

So I intend to sell this and then buy a reference model with a blower fan.

I will consider a straight swap for a reference model, however I’d prefer it to be recently purchased.

If it gives some peace of mind I have sold high end pc hardware on here before (980ti etc For Sale – Various High End Parts – Now SOLD)

Please note: I need to emphasise that I will NOT send this item by post, the buyer needs to view the card working and examine condition. This is because of the value of the item and to avoid any “he said she said” if it’s sent by post. I’m more than happy to run any benchmark, stress test etc.

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Price and currency: £650
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: Cash
Location: Waltham Abbey
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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For Sale – Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti

I have for sale a Palit Super Jet Stream 1080 Ti. It was purchased from Amazon a month ago.

The card is immaculate, and comes with all original packaging

Very good condition, never been overclocked. I game at 1080p 60Hz so there’s literally no reason to overclock. It maxes anything I throw at it.

The reason for the sale is because the card just isn’t appropriate in a small ITX build. It’s blowing hot air in the case and effecting my cpu temps.

So I intend to sell this and then buy a reference model with a blower fan.

I will consider a straight swap for a reference model, however I’d prefer it to be recently purchased.

If it gives some peace of mind I have sold high end pc hardware on here before (980ti etc For Sale – Various High End Parts – Now SOLD)

Please note: I need to emphasise that I will NOT send this item by post, the buyer needs to view the card working and examine condition. This is because of the value of the item and to avoid any “he said she said” if it’s sent by post. I’m more than happy to run any benchmark, stress test etc.

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Price and currency: £650
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: Cash
Location: Waltham Abbey
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

______________________________________________________
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DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

For Sale – Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti

I have for sale a Palit Super Jet Stream 1080 Ti. It was purchased from Amazon a month ago.

The card is immaculate, and comes with all original packaging

Very good condition, never been overclocked. I game at 1080p 60Hz so there’s literally no reason to overclock. It maxes anything I throw at it.

The reason for the sale is because the card just isn’t appropriate in a small ITX build. It’s blowing hot air in the case and effecting my cpu temps.

So I intend to sell this and then buy a reference model with a blower fan.

I will consider a straight swap for a reference model, however I’d prefer it to be recently purchased.

If it gives some peace of mind I have sold high end pc hardware on here before (980ti etc For Sale – Various High End Parts – Now SOLD)

Please note: I need to emphasise that I will NOT send this item by post, the buyer needs to view the card working and examine condition. This is because of the value of the item and to avoid any “he said she said” if it’s sent by post. I’m more than happy to run any benchmark, stress test etc.

[​IMG]

[​IMG]

[​IMG]

Price and currency: £650
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: Cash
Location: Waltham Abbey
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

______________________________________________________
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By replying to this thread you agree to abide by the trading rules detailed here.
Please be advised, all buyers and sellers should satisfy themselves that the other party is genuine by providing the following via private conversation to each other after negotiations are complete and prior to dispatching goods and making payment:

  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

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DevOps value stream mapping plots course at Nationwide

SAN FRANCISCO — After a decade of change, Nationwide Insurance sees DevOps value stream mapping as its path to achieve IT nirvana, with an orderly flow of work from lines of business into the software delivery pipeline.

Since 2007, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co., based in Columbus, Ohio, has streamlined workflows in these corporate groups according to Lean management principles, among software developers with the Agile method and in the software delivery pipeline with DevOps. Next, it plans to bring all those pieces together through an interface that creates a consistent model of how tasks are presented to developers, translated into code and deployed into production.

That approach, called value stream mapping, is a Lean management concept that originated at Toyota to record all the processes required to bring a product to market. Nationwide uses a feature called Landscape View in Tasktop Technologies’ Integration Hub model-based software suite to create its own record of how code artifacts flow through its systems, as part of an initiative to quicken the pace of software delivery.

Other DevOps software vendors, such as XebiaLabs and CollabNet, offer IT pros information about the health of the DevOps pipeline and its relationship to business goals. But Tasktop applies the Lean management concept of value stream mapping to DevOps specifically.

“It’s a diagram that shows all your connectivity and shows the flow of work,” said Carmen DeArdo, the technology director responsible for the software delivery pipeline at Nationwide, in an interview at DevOps Enterprise Summit here last week. “You can see how artifacts are flowing … What we’re hoping for in the future is more metrics and analytics around things like lead time.”

DevOps value stream mapping boosts pipeline consistency

Before Landscape View, Nationwide used Tasktop’s Sync product to integrate the tools that make up its DevOps pipeline. These tools include the following:

  • IBM Rational Doors Next Generation and Rational Team Concert software for team collaboration;
  • HP Quality Center  — now Micro Focus Quality Center Enterprise — for defect management;
  • Jenkins, GitHub and IBM UrbanCode for continuous integration and continuous delivery;
  • ServiceNow for IT service management;
  • New Relic and Splunk for monitoring;
  • IBM’s ChangeMan ZMF for mainframe software change management; and
  • Microsoft Team Foundation Server for .NET development.

One Tasktop Sync integration routes defects from HP Quality Center directly into a backlog for Agile teams in Rational Team Concert. Another integration feeds requirements in IBM Doors Next Generation into HP Quality Center to generate automated code tests.

However, the business still lacked a high-level understanding of how its products were brought to market, especially where business requirements were presented to the DevOps teams to be translated into software features and deployed.

Without that understanding, teams unsuccessfully tried to hasten software delivery with additional developers and engineers. However, that didn’t get to the root of delays in the creation of business requirements. Other attempts to bridge that gap with whiteboards, team meetings and consultants produced no sustainable improvements, DeArdo said.

The Landscape View value stream mapping software tool, however, presents a more objective view than anecdotal descriptions in a team meeting of how work flows to the DevOps team, from artifacts to deployments and incident responses. The software also helps the DevOps team understand lessons learned from incidents and apply them to application development backlogs.

Landscape View’s objective analysis of the DevOps pipeline, complete with its flaws, forces the IT team to set aside biases and misunderstandings and think about process improvement in a new way, DeArdo said. “It’s one thing to talk about value stream, and another to show a picture of what it could look like when things are connected.”

A screenshot of Tasktop Integration Hub's Landscape View feature, which helps Nationwide with DevOps value stream mapping.
A screenshot of Tasktop Integration Hub’s Landscape View feature, which helps Nationwide with DevOps value stream mapping.

A more accurate sense of how its processes work will help Nationwide more effectively improve those processes, DeArdo said. For example, the company has already amended how product defects move to the developer backlog, from an error-prone manual process that relied on email messages to an automated set of handoffs between software APIs.

DevOps to-do list and wish list still full

DevOps value stream mapping doesn’t mean Nationwide’s DevOps work is done. The company aims to use infrastructure as code more broadly and bring that aspect of IT under GitHub version control, as well as migrate more on-premises workloads to the public cloud. And even with the addition of value stream mapping software as an aid, it still struggles to introduce companywide systems thinking to a traditionally siloed set of business units and IT disciplines.

“We don’t really architect the value stream around the major DevOps metrics, [such as] frequency of deployment, reducing lead time or [mean time to resolution],” DeArdo said. “Maybe we do, in some sense, but not as intentionally as we could.”

To address this disparity, Nationwide will tie traditionally separate environments, which include a mainframe, into the same DevOps pipeline as the rest of its workloads.

Anything that has a request and a response and an SLA has a target on its back to be automated.
Carmen DeArdotechnology director, Nationwide

“We don’t buy in to the whole [bimodal] IT concept,” DeArdo said, in reference to a Gartner term that describes a DevOps approach limited to new applications, while legacy applications are managed separately. “[To say DevOps] is just for the cool kids, and if you’re on a legacy system, you need not apply, sends the wrong message.”

DeArdo would like Tasktop to extend DevOps value stream mapping on Integration Hub with the ability to run simulations of different value stream models to see what will work best. He’d also like to see more metrics and recommendations from Integration Hub to help identify what’s causing bottlenecks in the process and how to resolve them.

“Anything that has a request and a response and an SLA [service-level agreement] has a target on its back to be automated from a value stream perspective,” he said. “How can we make it self-service and improve it? If you can’t see it, you’re only touching part of the elephant.”

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

Cisco telemetry data gets streamed from MDS 9700 32G modules

Cisco can now stream telemetry data directly from its 32 Gbps MDS 9700 Fibre Channel module, allowing data centers to capture real-time performance analytics on SAN fabrics without the use of network taps.

Cisco SAN Telemetry Streaming is designed to improve troubleshooting of SAN fabrics by improving visibility without affecting performance. The Cisco telemetry streaming capability has led to a technology partnership with SAN and NAS monitoring vendor Virtual Instruments. The Cisco MDS 9700 32G Module with SAN telemetry streaming will feed analytics data to Virtual Instruments’ VirtualWisdom performance management tool.

Also last week, Cisco introduced an expandable entry-level switch as the newest member of the MDS 9100 all-flash switches and added support for network port virtualization on the next-generation Nexus 9300-FX 16 Gbps switch, which is used for consolidating LAN and SAN infrastructure.

Virtual Instruments tapped as first Cisco telemetry streaming partner

The advent of 32 Gbps products are based on the sixth generation of the Fibre Channel (FC) protocol, also called Gen 6 FC. Cisco MDS SAN Telemetry Streaming is available only on its 32 Gb FC MDS 9000 modules. The SAN analytics in the MDS 9700 32 GB line card captures metrics on all IP traffic spanning across a fabric.

The functionality captures Fibre Channel and iSCSI headers, and it reads each data packet at full duplex line rate. Cisco application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) embed a dedicated network processing unit to analyze instrumentation data. Using an open source remote procedure call, Cisco streams the performance analytics from MDS line cards to a dedicated data store.

Adarsh Viswanathan, a senior manager of Cisco data center product management, said customers have been requesting Cisco for several years to retool the way MDS switches gather and disseminate analytics on FC storage traffic. The standard implementation has been to install a third-party hardware appliance and software to scan network ports.

“Previously, Fibre Channel customers were limited by visibility and by scale. We provide a pull model or a push model, based on how you want to consume the data,” Viswanathan said. “Our customers have been asking for this for years and years. We built this into our ASICs, so we can perform analytics at line rate and scale across fabrics.”

Virtual Instruments monitors storage fabrics using hardware taps that collect performance data and transmit it to its NAS Performance Probe hardware devices, which in turn relay it for analysis in the VirtualWisdom data store. The ability to stream Cisco telemetry data from MDS switches expands Virtual Instruments’ flexibility in large enterprises, said Tim Van Ash, its senior vice president of products.

The NAS Performance Probe tracks traffic by monitoring about 300 metrics. It presents performance data in digestible charts and histograms. The level of granularity served tier-one applications well, Van Ash said, but it’s not cost-effective on less critical data.

“This effectively turns VirtualWisdom into a software-only deployment for many Cisco customers. They would buy our monitoring and analytics, but not necessarily need to buy our taps and probes,” Van Ash said.

Cisco follows Brocade with launch of 32 GB fabric switch for flash storage

The Cisco MDS 9132T 32 Gbps FC switch is a 1U form factor that inserts as a top-of-rack or middle-of-the-row switch. It includes 16 ports and is geared to department-level or smaller SAN flash environments.

MDS 9132T comes with eight switches turned on by default. Customers can light up the remaining eight ports with an additional license and scale to 32 FC ports by inserting a 16-port expansion module. Cisco telemetry diagnostics are designed to pinpoint network issues that could hinder all-flash array performance.

Cisco has played follow-the-leader with its FC switching competitor Brocade when it comes to advancing FC technology. The 9132T 32 GB switch comes after Brocade in March launched the G610 entry-level device. The G610 switch tops out at 24 ports.

“We historically have been years behind our competition. But this time, we are introducing product within six months of the others,” Viswanathan said.

Nexus 9300-NX port virtualization is based on Cisco Cloud Scale networking software. The converged switch lets customers unify 48 fixed small pluggable form factor ports for 25 Gigabit Ethernet or 16/32 GB FC.

Minds + Machines | The Premier Industrial Internet Event | GE Digital

LIve Stream: October 26 – Day 2

9am – 10:30am:
Live stream of main stage keynotes

10:45am:
Bill Ruh, CEO, GE Digital

11:00am:
Van Jones, Founder of Dream Corps & CNN Political Correspondent

12:15pm:
Gene Seroka, Executive Director, Port of Los Angeles & Chris Chase, Marketing Manager, Port of Los Angeles

12:45pm:
Jeff Liu, Global Coordinating Partner, EY & Fay Shong, Energy & Digital Strategy Partner, EY

1:15pm:
Patrick Franklin, VP of Predix, GE Digital & Andrea Lim, VP Technical Management Advisor, GE Digital

1:45pm:
Winning Team of 2017 Minds + Machines Appathon

2:15pm:
Kiva Allgood, Chief Commercial Development Officer, GE Ventures, & Stacey Epstein, CEO, Zinc

2:45pm:
Kevin Ichhpurani, EVP Global Ecosystems & Channels, GE Digital

3:15pm:
Derek Du Preez, Manager Technology & Development, South32

3:45pm:
James Zetwick, Vice President & CEO, Newmont