Is it possible to improve on perfection? Rarely but if you’re lucky, it can sometimes happen. Take the Dell EMC OEM PowerEdge XR2, first announced in December 2017.Small but mightyBuilt for harsh OEM environments, the PowerEdge XR2 packs a huge punch in terms of performance, despite its compact size. Thanks to long-life and extensive customization capabilities plus certifications in shock, vibration, dust, humidity, EMI and maritime, this little beauty can comfortably deal with any challenge thrown its way.Nothing can rattle its cageWhile 20 percent less deep than a standard server, the PowerEdge XR2 can operate continuously while withstanding heat 10°C hotter than non-rugged offerings. You can read what I previously wrote about the product here.Your data center anywhereWhether you’re providing compute at the edge in a busy factory, installing satellite communications, conducting military operations in the desert, rigging offshore, working underwater or doing remote field work that requires your vital data and hardware to travel with you, this is the server you can absolutely depend on to keep your operations up and running.Now delivering even higher performanceOver the last year and a half, customer feedback about this product has been phenomenal. While you told us that you loved the product, you started telling us recently that you needed even higher performance, better graphics support and faster storage for challenging environments, particularly in response to the huge shift to computing at the edge. Read more about the edge revolution here.You needed even faster response timesYou explained that as you were now processing ever-growing volumes of data being produced by edge-connected sensors, you needed even faster response times to glean business insights from data generated at source. Some of you said that you anticipate increasing application, workload or environmental complexities either for you or your customers.You needed server mobilitySome customers needed server mobility compute to increase business growth and drive market penetration. Others said they needed to understand what appliances were doing at the edge or felt that it was becoming too costly to transfer all the data to the cloud for processing.Even more powerful and flexibleWe listened to all your requirements and are delighted to now unveil the PowerEdge XR2 High Performance Chassis. While, we all know that it’s tough to improve on perfection, I hope you agree that my team in the Dell Technologies OEM | Embedded & Edge Solutions Product Group has done just that.Building on all the successful features you love, we have delivered even more powerful and flexible options in a short-depth server to increase flexibility and performance at the edge. You can now leverage performance from the latest Intel® Cascade Lake processors and extract peak processor performance with 8 x 2.5” chassis with support for up to four NVMe drives.Easy to deploy & manageAnd that’s not all! The XR2 High Performance Chassis is also GPU-ready for further increasing compute power as you need it. It goes without saying that it continues to be certified for Military and Marine applications, surpassing historical server threshold parameters for performance in harsh environments. It also comes OpenManage and iDRAC-ready to support optimum deployment and off-site management capabilities.No beating about the bushWhat else can I say? The PowerEdge XR2 High Performance Chassis doesn’t beat about the bush. This product more than delivers what it says on the tin. If you need extraordinarily high levels of compute outside the data center, you won’t find better. Wherever you go, you can take rugged with you.This little beauty is now available globally.What’s your reaction to the updated PowerEdge XR2 High Performance Chassis?I want to hear from you. Do share your thoughts and questions. Learn more about Dell Technologies OEM | Embedded & Edge SolutionsFollow us on Twitter @delltechoemJoin our LinkedIn Dell Technologies OEM | Embedded & Edge Solutions Showcase page here.
New Delhi: Before the start of the Vizag Test, all eyes were on Rohit Sharma and his new slot which would be opening the Test batting for India. However, Rohit answered the call brilliantly as he negotiated the likes of Vernon Philander, Kagiso Rabada and the spinners brilliantly by notvhing up his 11th fifty and his first as an opener. Mayank Agarwal also gave him good support and the dup have stitched a partnership which is near 100. South Africa’s bowlers had their moments but they have been delfated by this partnership.15:41 hrs IST: Play has been called off due to rain. India are 202/0 and play will start 30 minutes earlier in order to make up for the lost time.15:02 hrs IST: The whole outfield is covered now. It is raining steadily. The blue is in the outfield with huge blue sheets covering the outfield. It does not look good.14:49 hrs IST: It is raining heavily in Vizag. For the game to have any chance of beginning today, it must stop raining ideally by 3:45 or 4:00 PM. The ground’s drainage is good but one feels that a restart chances are pretty slim.14:16 hrs IST: Live visuals from the ground show that the covers are coming out and majority of the outfield is covered. The rain is coming and we might have a delayed start to the final session.14:08 hrs IST: The players are walking off. It has gotten overcast and there is rain in the horizon. However, the session has all been about Rohit Sharma and his brilliance. India are 202/0 and one hopes that the teams come out after the tea break.14:01 hrs IST: Rohit smashes two boundaries off Philander while Agarwal steers Maharaj to the third man fence. The 200-run opening partnership is up between these two and South Africa continue to struggle in Vizag. India are 202/0.13:56 hrs IST: Rohit sweeps Maharaj for a big six, his fifth in the innings and South Africa are bleeding runs in the second session. India are 190/0 and going strongly.13:45 hrs IST: CENTURY! Brilliant, brilliant from Rohit Sharma. Finally, he has arrived on the Test scene. He was touted as the next Virender Sehwag and he certainly has shown plenty of swag. What an effort! India 179/0 and Rohit hits his fourth century and first as opener.13:39 hrs IST: Rohit steers a flatter delivery from Keshav Maharaj to come closer to his century. Rohit on 97 and India are 174/0.13:29 hrs IST: Rohit is on an absolute roll. He blasts two consecutive sixes off Dane Piedt to move into the 90s. This will be a magnificent knock if Rohit does it. India 163/0.13:18 hrs IST: South Africa are simply having no answers as they work hard to break this partnership. Agarwal and Rohit have dug in and only a loose shot can end their innings. India are 141/0.13:05 hrs IST: Rohit continues to find the boundries at will. India are scoring at over three runs an over. Can he get a 100 and make the opener’s slot his own? India are 136/0.12:42 hrs IST: Rohit continues to bat freely and he steers Kagiso Rabada to the third man region. South Africa are trying hard for the breakthrough but it is not happening. India are 117/0.12:38 hrs IST: SIX! Brilliant stuff from Mayank Agarwal as he notches up his fourth fifty with an inside out six off Keshav Maharaj. This is brilliant stuff from both the openers and India are 111/0.12:33 hrs IST: The opening partnership between Rohit and Agarwal has gone past 100 and it is notched up in style with Agarwal flicking a full ball from Vernon Philander to the widish long on region. India are 103/0 and South Africa’s pain continue.12:18 hrs IST: Rohit begins the session in style by creaming Keshav Maharaj to the cover boundary and India are 99/0.11:37 hrs IST: That is lunch on day 1 and India are firmly on top. Rohit’s 11th fifty and his first as an opener has given India plenty to smile while Mayank Agarwal is in good touch.11:30 hrs IST: Brilliant from Rohit Sharma as he notches up his 11th fifty! However, he almost perishes in the process. Senuran Muthusamy bowls a flatter delivery on leg stump, Rohit attempts the sweep but gets a top edge that eludes fine leg and goes to the boundary. India are 91/0.11:11 hrs IST: Rohit nears a fifty by blasting a six off Dane Piedt. His second in the innings and India are 79/0.11:06 hrs IST: Mayank Agarwal is now looking to dominate and he thumps Dane Piedt down the ground for a big six. India are making superb progress and are 68/0.10:56 hrs IST: The fifty-run partnership is up between Rohit and Agarwal and the stand is brought up in style as Rohit launches Keshav Maharaj over long on for the first six of the game and the series. India are 53/0.10:45 hrs IST: Agarwal is looking in solid touch as he lunges forward and drives Keshav Maharaj to the deep backward point fence. That had shades of Rahul Dravid in it. India are 44/0.10:33 hrs IST: Agarwal pierces the gap by driving a full ball from Vernon Philander. Both he and Rohit are rotating the strike as India reach 37/0. The first hour had belonged to India.10:26 hrs IST: Maharaj floats a flighted delivery on the stumps but Agarwal gets to the pitch of the ball and drills it past mid on for a boundary. India are surviving the first hour well and are 30/0.10:23 hrs IST: Rabada is trying short. He is trying full but Rohit is upto the task. He unfurls the pull and uses the straight drive but the timing is not proper. India are 26/0.10:19 hrs IST: Rabada is touching 150 kmph while Maharaj is bowling with discipline. India are not getting easy runs and they remain on 22/0.10:10 hrs IST: Keshav Maharaj, the left-arm spinner, is into the attack and he is getting some zip and drift off this wicket. Agarwal and Rohit hang in as India reach 22/0. 09:58 hrs IST: After two back-to-back maiden overs, Rabada and Philander are settling into a nice rhythm. Agarwal gets a full ball to deep point for a couple but he survives couple of balls later by getting a leading edge that goes past gully and slip. India are 15/0.09:45 hrs IST: Superb over from Vernon Philander. Some late outswing and stump-to-stump bowling. Agarwal gets an inside edge to square leg as the ball scoots through off the surface. However, Rohit gets beaten twice on the outswing as India reach 9/0. 09:40 hrs IST: The first hour of this pulsating battle is won by Rohit Sharma. Rabada is getting swing but it is too wide of off stump. Rohit steers one wide delivery to the third man fence and India are 8/0. This is a flat wicket.09:36 hrs IST: The pitch is dry and dead. Not much of bounce. Vernon Philander is getting some swing but Mayank Agarwal gets going by punishing a full ball to the deep backward point fence. India are 4/0. Time for Kagiso Rabada vs Rohit Sharma09:30 hrs IST: Out come Mayank Agarwal and Rohit Sharma. This is a vital period for both individuals, more so for Rohit after he was dismissed second ball in the warm-up game against South Africa at Vizianagaram.09:19 hrs IST: Here are the playing XIs of both the sides. There is a debutant in the South Africa side and he is a spinner by the name of Senuran Muthusamy South Africa (Playing XI): Aiden Markram, Dean Elgar, Theunis de Bruyn, Temba Bavuma, Faf du Plessis(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Vernon Philander, Senuran Muthusamy, Keshav Maharaj, Dane Piedt, Kagiso RabadaIndia (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami09:03 hrs IST: Virat Kohli has won the toss and he will bat. The India cricket team captain has said it is a no-brainer. Faf du Plessis also said that it is a dry wicket and that their record with tosses in the sub-continent is not too great.08:59 hrs IST: The wicket is dry and there are some cracks. They are expected to widen and the spinners will get plenty of assistance. The team that wins the toss should bat first and they should eye a score in the range of 400 to 450. There will be some reverse swing on offer for the pacers.08:55 hrs IST: For South Africa, there have been plenty of changes in the side. There is no Hashim Amla. No Dale Steyn. The two people who made a big impact in 2010 in South Africa’s last Test win in India are no longer playing Tests. Faf du Plessis has returned to the side but he will have a big task in managing South Africa’s new line-up. 08:45 hrs IST: Call it providence or a twist of fate. In 2010, Rohit Sharma was all set to debut in the Test match against South Africa in Nagpur but he suffered a knee injury just before the toss and was ruled out. That set back his career by a few years. In 2019, against the same opponents, Rohit is all set to literally open a new chapter in his Test career. Will be pass the Test or will he continue being an enigma in Test cricket?08:39 hrs IST: After a gap of one year, Tests return to India and the first match will take place in Vizag. This is the first match for South Africa in the new World Test Championship and they will be keen to shun the nightmares of their 2015 visit when they were hammered 3-0 in the four-Test series. Conditions in Vizag are overcast and whether this will tempt the teams to bowl first will be worth seeing. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
PreviousLos Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout, from left, right fielder Kole Calhoun and left fielder Justin Upton run off the field after their win against the Texas Rangers during a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)The Angels’ Jose Fernandez watches his home run during the second inning of Tuesday’s game against the Texas Rangers at Angel Stadium. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)ANAHEIM, CA – SEPTEMBER 11: Jose Fernandez #20 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and catcher Isiah Kiner-Falefa #9 of the Texas Rangers watch the ball go for a home run over the right field wall during the second inning of the MLB game at Angel Stadium on September 11, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsANAHEIM, CA – SEPTEMBER 11: Pitcher Adrian Sampson #52 of the Texas Rangers looks on after giving up a solo home run to Jose Fernandez #20 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim during the second inning of the MLB game at Angel Stadium on September 11, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – SEPTEMBER 11: Kaleb Cowart #22 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim congratulates Jose Fernandez #20 with a hand slap after Fernandez hit a solo homerun during the second inning of the MLB game against the Texas Rangers at Angel Stadium on September 11, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Jim Johnson throws against the Texas Rangers during the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor, left, tags Los Angeles Angels’ Justin Upton out at second during an attempted steal in the second inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)Texas Rangers starting pitcher Adrian Sampson throws against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, reacts after striking out against the Texas Rangers during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)Angels relief pitcher Jim Johnson got the first four outs of the team’s planned “bullpen game” against the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night at Angel Stadium. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – SEPTEMBER 11: Isiah Kiner-Falefa #9 of the Texas Rangers hits a single to right field during the eighth inning of the MLB game against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium on September 11, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – SEPTEMBER 11: Isiah Kiner-Falefa #9 of the Texas Rangers gets a fist bump from first base coach Steve Buechele #22 after Kiner-Falefa hit a single to right field for the Rangers first hit of the game during the eighth inning of the MLB game against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium on September 11, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels catcher Joe Hudson and pitcher Ty Buttrey celebrate after their 1-0 win over the Texas Rangers after a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)ANAHEIM, CA – SEPTEMBER 11: Shohei Ohtani #17 and Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim celebrate after the MLB game at Angel Stadium on September 11, 2018 in Anaheim, California. The Angels defeated the Rangers 1-0. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout, from left, right fielder Kole Calhoun and left fielder Justin Upton run off the field after their win against the Texas Rangers during a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)The Angels’ Jose Fernandez watches his home run during the second inning of Tuesday’s game against the Texas Rangers at Angel Stadium. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)NextShow Caption1 of 14The Angels’ Jose Fernandez watches his home run during the second inning of Tuesday’s game against the Texas Rangers at Angel Stadium. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)ExpandANAHEIM — Before the Angels’ latest bullpen game on Tuesday night, Mike Scioscia was asked about handling such games and he cut off the question.“They’re not by design,” he said. “I wish we had Garrett Richards or Tyler Skaggs or Nick Tropeano or JC Ramírez.”Without those injured starters, the Angels still ended up with something pretty good.Eight Angels relievers combined on a two-hitter in a 1-0 victory over the Texas Rangers, with the only run coming on José Fernandez’s first career homer. Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone #NeverForget pic.twitter.com/UIcpK5yPxI— FOX Sports West (@FoxSportsWest) September 12, 2018 Before that, the relievers had retired 13 in a row. Jim Johnson, who got the call to start his first game since his major league debut in July 2006, walked two of the six batters he faced. Noé Ramírez then got the next five outs, with a walk.After that, Hansel Robles, Cam Bedrosian, Justin Anderson and José Álvarez each worked perfect innings.Parker gave up the one-out single to Kiner-Falefa and then a two-out single to Rougned Odor, putting runners at the corners. Ty Buttrey was summoned, and he retired Jurrickson Profar with the help of a nice backhand from third baseman Kaleb Cowart.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Andrelton Simmons made an outstanding play on a ground ball up the middle to start the ninth, helping Buttrey to get the four outs he needed for his second career save. Buttrey, who came to the Angels in the Ian Kinsler trade, has allowed one run in 11-2/3 innings with the Angels.Had they held the Rangers hitless, the Angels would have set the record for most pitchers to combine on a no-hitter, surpassing the six used by the Houston Astros (2003, against the Yankees) and Seattle Mariners (2012, against the Dodgers).The pitching and defense helped the Angels pick up their second 1-0 victory in three games.The only run was on a second-inning homer by Fernandez, a 30-year-old Cuban whose career stalled after a failed attempt to defect.“I am very proud of what I accomplished today, helping the team to win,” Fernandez said through an interpreter. “I’m very happy to be here. It’s a great moment.”Fernandez added that he had had received the ball from his homer, which “is going to be with me for life.” For as much as Scioscia would prefer to have one of his true starters, the relievers see a game like this as an opportunity.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.“The past couple years we’ve been kind of under the radar as far as bullpens, but we always had confidence in ourselves,” Blake Parker said. “We chomp at the bit when we get a bullpen day. We take pride in that, and going out and putting up zeros.”The first six pitchers did just that, holding the Rangers hitless. While some – including Scioscia – said they had no idea there was a no-hitter in progress, Parker admitted he knew when he entered in the eighth.“As much as it’s something you don’t want to be focused on, it’s always in the back of your head,” Parker said.One out into the eighth, Parker gave up a single to Isiah Kiner-Falefa. Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield