IBM promises 200 petaflop supercomputer
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Thursday, 23 June 2016 12:58

IBM promises 200 petaflop supercomputer


Need to beat the Chinese

The US is clearly embarrassed the Chinese Sunway TiahuLight system is leading the supercomputer arms race. Now the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory has announced that is having a new IBM system, named Summit, delivered in early 2018 that will now be capable of 200 peak petaflops.

Boffins create 1000 core chip
Published in Processors
Monday, 20 June 2016 10:51

Boffins create 1000 core chip


IBM backed proccessor headed for commercial release

Researchers at the University of California, Davis, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering have developed 1000-core processor which will eventually be put onto the commercial market.

World's most innovative company is IBM
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Monday, 06 June 2016 14:24

World's most innovative company is IBM


Apple miles behind

Despite the Tame Apple press claiming that Apple is the most innovative company in the world, it is an also ran behind Samsung, IBM and Google.

OS/2 comes back from the dead
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Monday, 30 May 2016 14:10

OS/2 comes back from the dead


Big Blue Zombie


Arca Noae, which is behind a revival of OS/2, has attended a convention of OS/2 users to spill the beans about the Blue Lion project.

IBM comes up with cheaper DRAM
Published in Memory
Tuesday, 17 May 2016 13:04

IBM comes up with cheaper DRAM


Gotta be dense


The ever shrinking Biggish Blue is working on a cheaper alternative to DRAM by making it denser.

IBM suffering
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Tuesday, 19 April 2016 09:39

IBM suffering


New business can't make up for old

While IBM's new cloud and mobile business are doing quite well, they are not making enough to off-set the losses from the older traditional arms of the company.

IBM's CTO shows off GPU-accelerated Cognitive Computing
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Watson is all about human insight, discovery and advice


On Wednesday, IBM’s Chief Technology Officer Rob High gave a keynote speech with an emphasis on “cognitive computing” – another term for artificial intelligence, but with a goal of changing the role between humans and machines rather than recreating the human brain in machine form.

VMWare cuts jobs on cloudy results
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Wednesday, 27 January 2016 12:13

VMWare cuts jobs on cloudy results


Looks like the sky really wasn’t cloud’s limit

While the Cloud is supposed to be the savour of big computing, VMWare, which should be doing well is actually suffering.

IBM Power is back from the dead
Published in Processors
Friday, 22 January 2016 10:51

IBM Power is back from the dead

Opening the platform up helped

It appears that IBM’s Power system, which had been largely written off, is back from the dead and Biggish Blue’s attempt to resurrect it might have paid off.

Intel signs pact with Oracle
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Monday, 26 October 2015 12:55

Intel signs pact with Oracle


Oratel Alliance targets IBM busting deal using the Sun god Apollo

With Microsoft not really needing Intel for its cloud bid, Chipzilla has been snuffling around looking for allies and found another party who has missed the boat to team up with – Oracle.