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For Sale – Selling Gaming PC – Can split

Hi all,

Selling my gaming PC as I just don’t use it, I purchased it around 2 years ago.

In that time it’s probably been used less than 30 hours. I stay away with work a lot and find I use my gaming laptop a lot more and just play my Xbox when I’m at home due to my friends having them etc.

Some items I’m not comfortable shipping as I don’t have the packaging required to ensure it arrives safe. Mainly the monitor and the PC Case (huge!)
If you want the whole PC then collection is preferred or I can drive for some petrol money.

Price listed is for the PC only, no monitor.

List of parts:
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Primo Full Tower Black/Orange

Cooling:
EK coolstream XE 480
XSPC Raystorm Pro (White)
XSPC DDC dual bay res and pump combo.

Components:
Intel I7-6700k
ASUS Maximus Formula VIII Z170
Team group Elite – 32GB 24000mhz Ram
Silverstone Strider 700W 80 Plus Titanium PSU
Samsung 500gb 850 Evo
Seagate SSHD 1TB
ASUS STRIX NVIDIA GTX1080 8GB
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Monitor – Acer Predator X34 34” Curved Ultra Wide 1440P. 100hz GSYNC – £600

Speakers – 2 off JBL LSR 305 – £100

Corsair K70 Rapidfire Cherry MX Speed switches – £60

If you buy the PC I will wipe the hard drives. I’ll install windows 10 prior too, if wanted. ‘should’ automatically activate (afaik) as a key should be tied to motherboard.
(I didn’t have to do anything on a reinstall before and was surprised.. but I’ll sort out a key if it doesn’t work)

If you want decent photos of anything let me know !

Price and currency: £1500
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: BT preferred, or PPG
Location: CV5 7GS
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Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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Wanted – Surface pro style laptop

Are you still looking for one of these?

I have a Surface Pro 3, i5, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD. It’s a few years old and it does have some wear marks on it. There is also a tiny chip / dent on the bottom left hand side (not visible when the keyboard is attached).

Comes with original PSU, Pen and Cover keyboard (the keys have become shiny from wear, but you can pick up a replacement quite cheaply).

Can post more info, spec and asking price, was going to list it later this afternoon.

For Sale – toshiba satellite l500-1xj(spares)

Hey

Had this a few years and not used much.
I got this from my aunt a few years back and it’s been collecting dust.

Satellite L500-1XJ – Toshiba

Selling as spares as it has no battery, but it works fully.
Screen fully works with no dead pixels.

Talk to me people
Make me a offer

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Price and currency: £70
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: PP or BT
Location: LONDON
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Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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An Introduction to the Microsoft Hybrid Cloud Concept and Azure Stack

In the last years, so-called “cloud services” have become more and more interesting and some customers are already thinking of going 100% cloud. There are a lot of competing cloud products out there, but is there a universal description of a cloud service? This is what I will address here.

Let’s start with the basics. Since time began (by that I mean “IT history”) we have all been running our own servers in our own datacenters with our own IT employees. A result of this was that you had different servers for your company, all configured individually, and your IT guys had to deal with that high number of servers. This led to a heavy and increasing load on the IT administrators, no time for new services, often they even had no time to update the existing ones to mitigate the risk to be hacked. In parallel, the development teams and management expect IT to behave in an agile fashion which was impossible for them.

Defining Cloud Services

This is not a sustainable model and is where the cloud comes in. A cloud is a highly optimized standard service (out of the box) without any small changes in the configuration. Cloud Services provide a way to just use a service (compared to power from the power plug) with a predefined and guaranteed SLA (service level agreement). If the SLA breaks, you as the customer would even get money back. The issue with these services is that these servers need to run in a highly standardized setup, in highly standardized datacenters, which are geo-redundant around the world. When it comes to Azure, these datacenters are being run in so-called “regions” with a minimum of three datacenters per region.

In addition to this, Microsoft runs their own backbone (not the internet) to provide a high quality of services. Let’s say available bandwidth meets Quality of Services (QoS).

To say it in one sentence, a cloud service is a highly standardized IT service with guaranteed SLAs running in public datacenters available from everywhere around the world at high quality. In general, from the financial point of view, you pay it per user, services or other flexible unit and you could increase or decrease it, based on your current needs.

Cloud Services – your options

If you want to invest in cloud services, you will have to choose between:

  • A private Cloud
  • A public Cloud
  • A hybrid Cloud

A private cloud contains IT services provided by your internal IT team, but in a manner, you could even get as external service. It is being provided by your datacenter and only hosts services for your company or company group. This means you will have to provide the required SLA.

A public cloud describes IT services provided by a hosting service provider with a guaranteed SLA. The services are being provided by public datacenters and they are not being spun up individually just for you.

A hybrid cloud is a mixture between a public and a private cloud, or in other words “a hybrid cloud is an internet-connected private cloud with services that are being consumed as public cloud services”. Hybrid Cloud deployments can be especially useful if there is a reason not to move a service to a public cloud such as:

  • Intellectual property needs to be saved on company-owned dedicated services
  • Highly sensitive data (e.g. health care) is not allowed to be saved on public services
  • Lack of connectivity could break the public cloud if you are in a region with poor connectivity

Responsibility for Cloud Services

If you decide to go with public cloud services, the question is always how many of your network services are you willing to move to the public cloud?

The general answer should be the more services you can transfer to the cloud, the better your result. However, even the best-laid plans sometimes can be at the mercy of your internet connectivity as well, which can cut you off from these services if not planned for. Additionally, industry regulations have made a 100% cloud footprint difficult for some organizations. The hybrid solution is then the most practical option for the majority of business applications.

Hybrid Cloud Scenarios

These reasons drove the decision by Microsoft to provide Azure to you for your own datacenter in a packaged solution based on the same technology as within Azure. Azure itself has the main concept of working with REST-Endpoints and ARM templates (JSON files with declarative definitions for services). Additionally, Microsoft deemed that this on-premises Azure solution should not provide only IaaS, it should be able to run PaaS, too. Just like the public Azure cloud.

This basically means, that for a service to become available in this new on-prem “Azure Stack”, it must already be generally available (GA) in public Azure.

This solution is called “Azure Stack” and comes on certified hardware only. This makes sure, that you as the customer will get performance, reliability and scalability. That ones you expect from Azure will be with Azure Stack, too.

As of today, the following Hardware OEMs part of this initiative:

  • DELL
  • HPE
  • Lenovo
  • Cisco
  • Huawei
  • Intel/Wortmann
  • Fujitsu

The following services are available with Azure Stack today, but as it is an agile product from Microsoft, we will expect MANY interesting updates in the future.

With Azure Stack, Microsoft provides a simple way to spread services between on-premise and in the public cloud. Possible scenarios could be:

  • Disconnected scenarios (Azure Stack in planes or ships)
  • Azure Stack as your development environment for Azure
  • Low latency computing
  • Hosting Platform for MSPs
  • And many more

As we all know, IT is hybrid today in most of the industries all over the world. With the combination of Azure Stack and Azure, you will have the chance to fulfill the requirements and set up a unique cloud model for all of your company services.

Summary

As you have seen, Azure Stack brings public Azure to your datacenter with the same administration and configuration models you already know from public Azure. There is no need to learn twice. Training costs go down, the standardization gives more flexibility and puts fewer loads on the local IT Admins which gives them time to work on new solutions for better quality. Also, with cloud style licensing things becomes less complex, as things are simply based on a usage model. You could even link your Azure Stack licenses directly to an Azure Subscription.

As hybrid cloud services are the future for the next 10 years or even more, Azure and Azure Stack together can make your IT world the most successful that it ever was in the last 10 years and moving forward.

If you want to learn more about Azure stack, watch our webinar Future-proofing your Datacenter with Microsoft Azure Stack

How about you? Does your organization have interest in Azure Stack? Why or why not? We here on the Altaro Blog are interested! Let us know in the comments section below!

Thanks for reading!

For Sale – toshiba satellite l500-1xj(spares)

Hey

Had this a few years and not used much.
I got this from my aunt a few years back and it’s been collecting dust.

Satellite L500-1XJ – Toshiba

Selling as spares as it has no battery, but it works fully.
Screen fully works with no dead pixels.

Talk to me people
Make me a offer

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Price and currency: £70
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: PP or BT
Location: LONDON
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Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – toshiba satellite l500-1xj(spares)

Hey

Had this a few years and not used much.
I got this from my aunt a few years back and it’s been collecting dust.

Satellite L500-1XJ – Toshiba

Selling as spares as it has no battery, but it works fully.
Screen fully works with no dead pixels.

Talk to me people
Make me a offer

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Databricks platform additions unify machine learning frameworks

SAN FRANCISCO — Open source machine learning frameworks have multiplied in recent years, as enterprises pursue operational gains through AI. Along the way, the situation has formed a jumble of competing tools, creating a nightmare for development teams tasked with supporting them all.

Databricks, which offers managed versions of the Spark compute platform in the cloud, is making a play for enterprises that are struggling to keep pace with this environment. At Spark + AI Summit 2018, which was hosted by Databricks here this week, the company announced updates to its platform and to Spark that it said will help bring the diverse array of machine learning frameworks under one roof.

Unifying machine learning frameworks

MLflow is a new open source framework on the Databricks platform that integrates with Spark, SciKit-Learn, TensorFlow and other open source machine learning tools. It allows data scientists to package machine learning code into reproducible modules, conduct and compare parallel experiments, and deploy models that are production-ready.

Databricks also introduced a new product on its platform, called Runtime for ML. This is a preconfigured Spark cluster that comes loaded with distributed machine learning frameworks commonly used for deep learning, including Keras, Horovod and TensorFlow, eliminating the integration work data scientists typically have to do when adopting a new tool.

Databricks’ other announcement, a tool called Delta, is aimed at improving data quality for machine learning modeling. Delta sits on top of data lakes, which typically contain large amounts of unstructured data. Data scientists can specify a schema they want their training data to match, and Delta will pull in all the data in the data lake that fits the specified schema, leaving out data that doesn’t fit.

MLflow's tracking user interface
MLflow includes a tracking interface for logging the results of machine learning jobs.

Users want everything under one roof

Each of the new tools is either in a public preview or alpha test stage, so few users have had a chance to get their hands on them. But attendees at the conference were broadly happy about the approach of stitching together disparate frameworks more tightly.

Saman Michael Far, senior vice president of technology at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in Washington, D.C., said in a keynote presentation that he brought in the Databricks platform largely because it already supports several query languages, including R, Python and SQL. Integrating these tools more closely with machine learning frameworks will help FINRA use more machine learning in its goal of spotting potentially illegal financial trades.

You have to take a unified approach. Pick technologies that help you unify your data and operations.
John Golesenior director of business analysis and product management at Capital One

“It’s removed a lot of the obstacles that seemed inherent to doing machine learning in a business environment,” Far said.

John Gole, senior director of business analysis and product management at Capital One, based in McLean, Va., said the financial services company has implemented Spark throughout its operational departments, including marketing, accounts management and business reporting. The platform is being used for tasks that range from extract, transform and load jobs to SQL querying for ad hoc analysis and machine learning. It’s this unified nature of Spark that made it attractive, Gole said.

Going forward, he said he expects this kind of unified platform to become even more valuable as enterprises bring more machine learning to the center of their operations.

“You have to take a unified approach,” Gole said. “Pick technologies that help you unify your data and operations.”

Bringing together a range of tools

Engineers at ride-sharing platform Uber have already built integrations similar to what Databricks unveiled at the conference. In a presentation, Atul Gupte, a product manager at Uber, based in San Francisco, described a data science workbench his team created that brings together a range of tools — including Jupyter, R and Python — into a web-based environment that’s powered by Spark on the back end. The platform is used for all the company’s machine learning jobs, like training models to cluster rider pickups in Uber Pool or forecast rider demand so the app can encourage more drivers to get out on the roads.

Gupte said, as the company grew from a startup to a large enterprise, the old way of doing things, where everyone worked in their own silo using their own tool of choice, didn’t scale, which is why it was important to take this more standardized approach to data analysis and machine learning.

“The power is that everyone is now working together,” Gupte said. “You don’t have to keep switching tools. It’s a pretty foundational change in the way teams are working.”

For Sale – 3 x WD 2TB passport drives £100 for all 3

as per title
2x WD passport elite
1x Passport

about 2 years old each

full working order

cosmetically they have some marks consummate with general use, cables included have a couple of white pen marks on where I marked them up.

currently formatted for mac

selling due to upgrade

available for posting from 5th June due to work commitments

£100 for all 3 NOT splitting

postage £5 via hermes

PayPal gift or bank transfer

Price and currency: £100
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: BT or ppg
Location: sheffield
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For Sale – Apple clearout, Magic Mouse, Apple Wireless Keyboard etc. Wanted Apple Airport Express

Ok so over the years I have bought new stuff but somehow forgot to sell the stuff that was replaced

1. Boxed Mobee Magic Inductive charger for Apple Magic Mouse £30.00 REDUCED TO £20
2. Boxed Apple Magic Mouse MB8292/A Version 1 £30.00 SOLD
3. Boxed Apple Trackpad MC3802/A Version 1 £40.00. SOLD
4. Boxed Apple Wireless Keyboard 2 Battery. MC1848/A grubby but works fine £35.00 SOLD
5. Boxed Apple iPhone 6s+ Red Leather case, used £20.00 REDUCED TO £12.50
6. Boxed Apple iPhone 6s+ Brown Leather case, used £20.00 REDUCED TO £12.50
7. Dell LCD W1900 TV/Monitor spec here
Dell W1900 Specs with remote £50.00 REDUCED TO £35.00
8. Boxed and as new Reflexion XPC Shuttle PC, Intel P4 2.8, 2gb Ram 186gb HD, this comes boxed with new shoulder bag for transportation, USB2 Card Reader, DVD writer and wireless, I have a wireless keyboard with trackpad and a Dell Monitor with sound bar that I will throw in with it, it comes with Windows 7, and has not been updated in years, have a look here for details, I believe it is the 3rd unit down.
Shuttle * Products * XPC * SB61G2/V3 * Download * for SB61G2
Spec:
Shuttle FB61RS0C
Intel Pentium 4 2.8Gig CPU
200Gig Hard Drive (Samsung SpinPoint P120 SP2004C)
Pioneer DVR 110 DVD
2 x 1GB memory
ATI Radeon X800 Pro
USB2 Card Reader

Not sure what this may be worth, so will offer at £65.00 REDUCED TO £50.00
9. Boxed Henge Dock S HD01VA13MBP for 13″ Mac Book Pro. £35.00. SOLD
10. Boxed Apple TV 2 with remote, Jailbroken on very old OS. £50.00 This can be updated to current OS as far as I know without detriment to unit. REDUCED TO £40.00

As stated all items have been used but looked after, if you require pics please let me know, I would prefer collection, but will consider posting (except monitor & PC & Monitor)) and will add postage to the prices above. Please see my other adds for more items.

Price and currency: £20, 25, 35, 40
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: Cash
Location: West Molesey, Surrey
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For Sale – toshiba satellite l500-1xj(spares)

Hey

Had this a few years and not used much.
I got this from my aunt a few years back and it’s been collecting dust.

Satellite L500-1XJ – Toshiba

Selling as spares as it has no battery, but it works fully.
Screen fully works with no dead pixels.

Talk to me people
Make me a offer

20180605_164929.jpg

20180605_164955.jpg

20180605_165136.jpg

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Payment method: PP or BT
Location: LONDON
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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