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IBM unveils stream computer system

by on19 June 2007


System S faster than data mining

IBM is releasing a a high performance computer system that is intended to rapidly analyse data streams.

System S, is being designed for companies who want to analysis hundreds of different streams of information.

According to an IBM press release, it will be demonstrated at a conference of Wall Street technology managers today.

Stream computing is a buzzword and has been previously been difficult to actually archive. This is because it required fast data handling and

There is also a requirement for quick acquisition of the data from a huge number of Web sites, e-mails, multi-media and blogs.

Stream computing is considered more advanced than data mining. It uses software algorithms to look at the data as it streams in.

System S runs on about 800 microprocessors which can be scaled up.
Last modified on 19 June 2007
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