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The Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation Releases SPEChpc 2021 Benchmark Suites for High Performance Computing Systems

Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 9:00am

GAINESVILLE, Va., Oct. 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) today announced a set of new application benchmark suites designed to provide a comprehensive measure of real-world performance for state-of-the-art High Performance Computing (HPC) systems.

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  • GAINESVILLE, Va., Oct. 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) today announced a set of new application benchmark suites designed to provide a comprehensive measure of real-world performance for state-of-the-art High Performance Computing (HPC) systems.
  • The SPEChpc 2021 Benchmark Suites provide researchers, developers, hardware and software vendors, compiler vendors, data center operators and end users with fair comparisons of the performance of different HPC systems.
  • Modern HPC systems are built using numerous different accelerators that add tremendous computing power but also make performance evaluation and characterization difficult.
  • The SPEChpc 2021 Benchmark Suites offer a broad selection of science and engineering codes that represent real-world HPC workloads and that are portable across CPUs and accelerators.

Two Projects Addressing the Impact of Racism on Health Receive Funding From the Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 4:15pm

NEW YORK, Oct. 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation (RAHF) today announced the selection of two grantees for its 2021 Hillman Innovations in Care (HIC): Racism and Health Program.

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  • NEW YORK, Oct. 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation (RAHF) today announced the selection of two grantees for its 2021 Hillman Innovations in Care (HIC): Racism and Health Program.
  • Nursing has a venerable history of addressing inequities in care, said Ahrin Mishan, Executive Director of the Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation.
  • Building on that tradition, and with an intimate knowledge of the communities they serve, this years grantees are uniquely positioned to mitigate the impact of racism on health.
  • The Rita & Alex Hillman Foundations mission is to improve the lives of all patients, families, and communities through nursing-driven innovation.

Greentown Labs Names Lara Cottingham as New Chief of Staff

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 2:00pm

HOUSTON and SOMERVILLE, Mass., Oct. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Greentown Labs , the largest climatetech startup incubator in North America, today announced Lara Cottingham will serve as the organization's Chief of Staff.

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  • HOUSTON and SOMERVILLE, Mass., Oct. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Greentown Labs , the largest climatetech startup incubator in North America, today announced Lara Cottingham will serve as the organization's Chief of Staff.
  • For the past seven years, Cottingham served as the City of Houston's Chief Sustainability Officer and the Chief of Staff for the City's Administration and Regulatory Affairs (ARA) Department.
  • As Greentown's Chief of Staff, Cottingham will oversee the day-to-day operations and communications for Greentown's Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Emily Reichert , along with key stakeholder engagements and strategic initiatives for the incubator.
  • I am thrilled to welcome Lara as our new Chief of Staff as we scale Greentown's impact in this critical decade for climate action!"

World View Names Obie Jones as Chief Operating Officer

Monday, October 25, 2021 - 2:00pm

World View , the leading stratospheric ballooning company, today announced the appointment of Obie Jones as Chief Operating Officer (COO).

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  • World View , the leading stratospheric ballooning company, today announced the appointment of Obie Jones as Chief Operating Officer (COO).
  • Jones comes to World View from Boeing, where he spent 35 years.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211025005295/en/
    World View Names Obie Jones as Chief Operating Officer (Photo: Business Wire)
    World View is proud to be at the forefront of a quickly evolving industry.
  • Obie brings experience in operating at scale and the discipline necessary for delivering results; both key elements for World Views growth stage as we prepare for the next phase for our company, said Ryan Hartman, World View President and CEO.

LaserShip Appoints Mark Holifield As Chief Executive Officer

Friday, October 22, 2021 - 1:15pm

VIENNA, Va., Oct. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- LaserShip , the largest regional e-commerce parcel carrier in the U.S. and leader in e-commerce last-mile delivery, today announced the appointment of Mark Holifield as the company's new Chief Executive Officer.

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  • VIENNA, Va., Oct. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- LaserShip , the largest regional e-commerce parcel carrier in the U.S. and leader in e-commerce last-mile delivery, today announced the appointment of Mark Holifield as the company's new Chief Executive Officer.
  • Mr. Holifield comes to LaserShip from The Home Depot, where he is currently Executive Vice President of Supply Chain & Product Development, and brings decades of experience to the company.
  • "We are pleased to welcome Mark as CEO of LaserShip," said Will Manuel, Chairman of the Board of LaserShip and a Managing Director of American Securities.
  • Mr. Holifield is joining LaserShip from The Home Depot where he served as Executive Vice President Supply Chain & Product Development.

Ahead of Expected November 4 NASDAQ Listing, Aurora Executives to Address Self-driving Advancements

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 4:47pm

The company which plans to merge with the special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Reinvent Technology Partners Y (NASDAQ: RTPY) expects to be listed on Nasdaq with the ticker symbol AUR on November 4 .

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  • The company which plans to merge with the special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Reinvent Technology Partners Y (NASDAQ: RTPY) expects to be listed on Nasdaq with the ticker symbol AUR on November 4 .
  • They will discuss the benefits of autonomous vehicles and the role that government and industry play in the deployment of that technology.
  • Founded in 2017 by experts in the self-driving industry, Aurora is on a mission to deliver the benefits of self-driving technology safely, quickly, and broadly.
  • Neither RTPY nor Aurora gives any assurance that either RTPY or Aurora or the combined company will achieve its expectations.

Chia Appoints Vishal Kapoor Senior VP of Business Development

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 1:25pm

Chia Network, Inc. , a next generation open-source blockchain and smart transaction platform founded by Bram Cohen , today announced the hiring of Vishal Kapoor as Senior Vice President of Business Development.

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  • Chia Network, Inc. , a next generation open-source blockchain and smart transaction platform founded by Bram Cohen , today announced the hiring of Vishal Kapoor as Senior Vice President of Business Development.
  • Mr. Kapoor will be responsible for strategizing new verticals, developing partnerships, incubating new business ventures, and corporate development for the company.
  • His track record of success across a broad set of technology-driven endeavors speaks volumes for his unique talent as a business development strategist.
  • Joining Bram, Gene and the Chia team as adoption moves to the next level could not be more exciting, said Vishal Kapoor.

Fintech Startup, CollateralEdge, Raises an Oversubscribed Seed Round of $3.5M to Give Regional and Community Banks a Competitive Advantage in Financing Middle Market Businesses, Fueling the Future of the American Economy

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 2:00pm

CollateralEdge has developed an innovative technology solution to help regional and community banks safely extend debt capital to more businesses, ultimately boosting local economic growth.

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  • CollateralEdge has developed an innovative technology solution to help regional and community banks safely extend debt capital to more businesses, ultimately boosting local economic growth.
  • The company will use its announced funding to expand its team and product capabilities and accelerate its go-forward strategy and partnerships with community and regional banks.
  • "The problem we are solving at CollateralEdge is vast, ongoing, and has plagued the middle market lending industry for decades," said Joe Beard, CEO and co-founder of CollateralEdge.
  • The platform creates risk-mitigated lending opportunities for banks while reducing friction and borrowing costs for small and mid-market businesses.

Esri Partners with The Ray to Map Solar Energy Hot Spots

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 1:43pm

"Since our founding, The Ray has been inspired by the opportunity we saw in the underutilized land along highway roadsides," said Laura Rogers, deputy director of The Ray.

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  • "Since our founding, The Ray has been inspired by the opportunity we saw in the underutilized land along highway roadsides," said Laura Rogers, deputy director of The Ray.
  • "Now, with the support of this cutting-edge solar mapping tool, The Ray can work with transportation agencies across the country to help them envision and plan solar energy projects using their ROW land in a way that simply wasn't available before."
  • To learn more about how Esri and The Ray are helping departments of transportation make the best use of their rights-of-way, visit theray.org/technology/solar/ .
  • Esri has regional offices, international distributors, and partners providing local support in over 100 countries on six continents.

The Law Offices of Brad Jackson Adds Attorney Patrick Fang in Dallas

Monday, October 18, 2021 - 7:17pm

DALLAS, Oct. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Law Offices of Brad Jackson is proud to announce the addition of experienced lawyer Patrick Fang in the firm's Dallas office.

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  • DALLAS, Oct. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Law Offices of Brad Jackson is proud to announce the addition of experienced lawyer Patrick Fang in the firm's Dallas office.
  • A proud graduate of Baylor Law School, Mr. Fang previously served as a Technical Editor and Associate Editor of the Baylor Law Review.
  • For more than three decades, established companies and businesspeople have called on The Law Offices of Brad Jackson for a wide variety of business disputes and commercial litigation .
  • Based in Dallas, The Law Offices of Brad Jackson provides decades of experience representing clients in Texas and across the nation.