Mainframe finds a new lease of life
IBM today launched its z15 mainframe, with what it claims is industry-first data privacy & security capabilities for the cloud, specifically, hybrid, multi-cloud.
Open sources power instruction set
IBM has moved its OpenPower Foundation so that it is under the Linux Foundation, and while it was at it, announced it was open-sourcing several other essential parts of its PowerChips.
With an uninterruptible power supply
The US Army has written a cheque for a $12 million supercomputer which is housed in a shipping container with on-board uninterruptible power supply, chilled water cooling, and fire suppression systems.
PaccMann wants open sauce flavour
IBM has open-sourced three artificial intelligence (AI) projects tailored to help cure cancer.
Its largest ever deal
IBM has closed its $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat.
Wanting to digitise banking guarantees
Australia’s top three banks have agreed to partner with IBM and shopping mall owner Scentre Group to test blockchain technology to digitise bank guarantees.
Chinese firms are starting to review their contracts with US companies such as Big Blue and Oracle.
EU tips hat
Biggish Blue is set to get bigger are securing unconditional EU approval for its $34 billion bid for software company Red Hat.
IBM has withdrawn an application for antitrust approval for a mainframe computing venture with T-Systems, the IT services arm of Deutsche Telekom, after the German cartel office took a closer look at the transaction.