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Merced (mərsĕdˈ), city (1990 pop. 56,216), seat of Merced co., central Calif.; inc. 1889. It is a growing city and a center for tourism and farm trade in a cotton, fruit, and dairy region. Prefabricated wood buildings and metal products are the chief manufactures. Merced has a large concentration of Hmong immigrants. A campus of the Univ. of California is there, and Yosemite National Park is nearby.
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a river in California (USA); a right tributary of the San Joaquin River. Length, approximately 180 km. Basin area, 3,300 sq km. It rises on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada in Yosemite National Park. In the upper course, the valley has steep slopes (elevation, to 1,500 m) and the river forms such waterfalls as Nevada Fall (height, 178 m) and Vernal Fall (height, 95 m). In the lower course the Merced flows out onto the Central Valley. It is fed primarily by snow. The mean flow rate at the point where the Merced flows out of Lake McLure is 38 cu m per sec. Because the river is used for irrigation, the mean flow rate at the mouth is 21 cu m per sec.

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A CPU family from Intel designed to supersede Intel's x86-based servers. Although an advanced hardware architecture, and even with HP as its major supporter, Itanium gained only a fraction of the server market dominated by the x86 line. In addition, the compilers necessary to take full advantage of Itanium's elaborate architecture were never fully developed. By the time Itanium gained ground in the early 2000s, there were too many x86 servers running worldwide, and x86 performance was improving.

HP-UX (HP's Unix) and several other Unix versions run on Itanium; however, in the 2010 time frame, the Itanium versions of Windows Server, Red Hat Linux and Ubuntu Linux were given end of life.

x86 Kept Advancing
After 64-bit Itanium chips were introduced in 2001, Intel upgraded its x86 CPUs to 64 bits, and over the years added advanced security and fault detection features into high-end x86 Xeon chips. See Intel 64 and Xeon.

Native, x86 and HP PA-RISC Apps
Itaniums run native applications and emulate x86 and HP PA-RISC apps. x86 programs are executed in hardware or in software (see IA-32 Execution Layer). HP PA-RISC apps are translated in software (see Aries). For more on the Itanium architecture, see IA-64.

 Model           Process  Max.  Year   Tech.  Clock  Max.Code Name  Intro  (nm)   Speed  CoresItanium
 Merced     2001   180  800 MHz   1

 Itanium 2
 McKinley   2002   180  1.0 GHz   1
 Madison    2003   130  1.6 GHz   1
 Deerfield  2003   130  1.0 GHz   1
 Hondo      2004   130  1.1 GHz   1
 Fanwood    2004   130  1.6 GHz   1
 Madison    2004   130  1.7 GHz   1

 Montecito  2006    90  1.6 GHz   2
 Montvale   2007    90  1.7 GHz   2

 Itanium 9300
 Tukwila    2010    65  1.7 GHz   4

 Itanium 9500
 Poulson    2013    32  2.5 GHz   8
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Leland, former president of Georgia College & State University, became UC Merced's third chancellor at a time when the school had become the first research university to be built in the historically underserved San Joaquin Valley and the first UC campus to open since 1965.
"Increasing access to preventive services and health screenings improves patient's health status and, lowers costs for the whole system," Bishop continued, noting that the Affordable Care Act enabled a significant portion of Merced County's population—not previously insured at all—to get coverage and access to excellent healthcare providers through the Alliance.
To those attending the UC Merced Black Arts Movement Conference, February 28-March 2, 2014, I write to salute you for a timely and important event.
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"For the deal to be attractive to both Merced members and United Heritage, the members had to receive from United Heritage more cash for their equity in Merced than the statute would allow Merced to pay," Hogeboom he said.
The financial details of the transaction, which included the conversion of Merced from a mutual association to a stock company, were not revealed.
The Learning Communities Demonstration is a national research project that is testing the effectiveness of learning communities in six community colleges across the United States: Merced College in California; The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) in Baltimore, Maryland; Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Florida; Houston Community College in Houston, Texas; Queensborough Community College in Queens, New York; and Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, New York.
Intent-based solutions provider NICE Systems Ltd (NASDAQ:NICE) said today that it has agreed to acquire Merced Systems, a provider of service and sales performance management solutions.