Supermicro offers many flexible and customized solutions for critical OEM projects, as well as advanced designs for stringent environments, firmware customization, BOM enhancements, and a wider range of legacy IO support.Supermicro's family of high-performance embedded building blocks include - motherboards, memory, HDD/SSDs, I/O expansion options (Gb E, 10Gb E, Infini Band, Storage HBA, etc.), cables, chassis, and power supplies.In addition to “benching” and “breadcrumbing,” there is new and insufferable relationship term you can add to your arsenal of obnoxious relationship habits: “cushioning.” I know what you’re thinking, and no — “cushioning” does not involve hooking up on an especially squishy couch, or incorporating a pillow into any of your sexual practices.In actuality, “cushioning” is basically akin to pre-cheating on someone.The limestone of the plateau from which the Sphinx and Pyramids are carved is actually a mass of foraminifera (left, in a microscopic view), preserved in a vast offshore formation that, 40 million years ago, extended from France to Burma.The Chalk Cliffs of Dover, another microfossil marvel, is a layer hundreds of feet thick all across western Europe that consists of nothing but sub-microscopic coccoliths (see below).An in situ U–Pb SIMS (IN-SIMS) method to date micro-baddeleyite crystals as small as 3 μm is presented with results from three samples that span a variety of ages and geologic settings.The method complements ID-TIMS geochronology by extending the range of dateable crystals to sizes smaller than can be recovered by physical separation.
The method is ideal for relatively non-destructive dating of small samples such as extraterrestrial rocks and precious terrestrial samples.
The detrital and inherited zircons indicate Neoproterozoic, early and late Paleozoic magmatism in the Beihuaiyang unit in the north of the Dabie Orogen.
The zircon and previous geophysical data show that a micro-continent bounded by the Feizhong Suture in the north and the Xiaotian–Mozitang Suture in the south existed between the NCB and the Triassic Dabie Orogen, and its northern half is buried by the Jurassic–Paleogene Hefei Basin.
Changes in the abundance and types of microfossils from year to year, over millions of years of undisturbed accumulation, makes an exquisitely detailed record of climate change, plate tectonics, and biological evolution.
Each time a new species of free-floating marine micro-organism (such as the dinoflagellate, right) evolves, it quickly spreads throughout the oceans in countless billions, forming a worldwide marker in the fossil record.