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IBM has a long history in serving up storage solutions, and will continue to add to it by entering into a definitive agreement to acquire Texas Memory Systems (TMS), a company that develops high-performance solid state storage solutions. "The TMS strategy and solution set align well with our Smarter Computing approach to information technology... Read more...
Job security is tough thing to come by these days, a fact that resonating in various departments at International Business Machines (IBM), the third-largest publicly traded technology company in the world and the largest computer services supplier on the planet. Despite its credentials and standing in the global... Read more...
HTC and... IBM? Yep. Two seemingly unrelated companies are coming together, with a recent TechWeekEurope report noting that IBM and HTC have "struck up a partnership that could make the Taiwanese phone maker a major enterprise player." In the enterprise, RIM has traditionally had a strong grip on smartphone buyers, with the iPhone making a... Read more...
International Business Machines (IBM) this week elected Virginia M. Rometty president and chief executive officer of the company, as well as a member of the board of directors. She'll assume these roles effective January 1, 2012, at which time she'll go down in IBM's 100-year history as the company's first female CEO. "Ginni Rometty has successfully... Read more...
Annoyed with the amount of traffic rolling through your city? Can't get over the awful parking issues? You aren't alone. In a bid to continue making the world a smarter place, IBM has teamed up with Streetline in order to address a huge, still-unsolved city issue: parking. The collaboration is set to help cities of all sizes reduce congestion,... Read more...
Five of the largest and most advanced semiconductor manufacturers have signed a joint development and research agreement in what might be a record-breaking partnership. It's not unusual to see IBM, Samsung, and GloFo pairing up—all three companies are part of the Common Platform Alliance--but the presence of... Read more...
Last month, we discussed the split between IBM and the NCSA (National Center for Supercomputing Applications) over the highly ambitious 'Blue Waters' project. Blue Waters was the name of a planned supercomputer that would've been entirely water-cooled and included as many as 524,288 CPU cores. The disintegration of the deal came as some surprise,... Read more...
Big Blue and innovator 3M are joining together to develop an adhesive that will take 3D chip stacking to new heights, both literally and figuratively. For well over a decade, IBM has been researching and developing chip stacking, which is the next generation of microprocessor technology that follows Moore’s Law... Read more...
GlobalFoundries and Samsung announced today that they intend to synchronize their 28nm high-performance/low-leakage production facilities. This new agreement follows a 2010 collaboration between GloFo, Samsung, IBM, and STMicroelectronics in which all four firms agreed to cooperate in building out their low-power 28nm process nodes. One of... Read more...
Researchers at IBM’s Almaden, CA research facility are building a storage drive of monstrous proportions, a machination comprised of 200,000 hard disks that equals 120PB. So yes, it can house your entire digital music and HD video collection, as well as tens of thousands of copies of it. The drive is designed to run the huge, complex... Read more...
According to a press release that crossed the wire today, IBM researchers have been able to develop prototype processors that function less like current CPUs and more like a human brain. The experimental chips are reportedly designed to emulate a brain’s abilities for perception, action and cognition. The so called neurosynaptic... Read more...
Can you remember what you were doing 30 years ago? Some of you were in diapers, others were graduating college, and some of you may not have even been born yet (sorry about your social security, kids). IBM, on the other hand, released its very first personal computer on August 12, 1981. It was called the IBM PC 5150, and it could be had for... Read more...
Four years ago almost to the day, the National Science Board handed the National science Foundation a mandate to build the most powerful petaflop-class supercomputer in the world. The NSF announced in turn that the system would be based on IBM's Power7 processor technology. One of the features that won IBM the... Read more...
The stock slump that followed Nintendo's Wii U announcement shows no signs of abating; the company's share price is down more than ten percent as of this writing. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has expressed surprise over the reaction. "Honestly speaking, the reaction to (Tuesday's) presentation and what I heard from people I met and the... Read more...
Rumors regarding Nintendo's second-generation Wii have been circulating following news that the console would be demo'd at this year's E3. Unlike the Playstation or XBox 360, the Wii has never been significantly updated, which is part of why fans and gamers are curious to see what Nintendo has come up with. Although Nintendo has yet to formally... Read more...
What exactly is IBM, these days? Since dropping the ThinkPad line off at the doorstep of Lenovo, the company has strayed from the consumer realm. These days, they're focusing mostly on services and enterprise, not to mention a little thing by the name of Watson. But the company has made sure to make one thing very clear: they're out to make... Read more...
Colossus (from the film "Colossus: The Forbin Project") and Skynet would be proud. IBM's Watson bested its human competition on Jeopardy easily, as it won the second game of the two game, three day event, adding to its total from its earlier game one win to take home the grand prize of $1 million. Watson finished with $77,147, with Ken Jennings... Read more...
Sorry humans, but it's time to welcome your new robot overlords. After last night's airing of Jeopardy, it's only a matter of time before our gadgets turn against us, perhaps led by Watson or some other equally intelligent creation. You see, Watson is the name given to IBM's supercomputer, which proved both faster and... Read more...
It's sort of funny to think about how IBM has changed over the years. Remember when you either had an "IBM-compatible" PC or an Apple? Remember when ThinkPad meant IBM? The company has transformed a lot over the decades, and lately, they've really been on a supercomputer kick. IBM's Watson supercomputer will be on Jeopardy later in the month,... Read more...
Isn't the world just a better place when companies get along? While that's true in most all cases, it's definitely less fun/interesting, but there hasn't been a lot of beef between Samsung Electronics and IBM to begin with. Samsung today introduced a patent cross-license agreement with IBM, a huge monolith in the supercomputer and enterprise... Read more...
At yesterday's Common Platform technology day, IBM and the other members of the Common Platform Initiative made a major announcement. While plans to use gate-first technology at the 32nm/28nm node remain unchanged, the coalition will move to gate-last technology when it makes the jump to 20nm production. As... Read more...
IBM and ARM are extending their collaboration on advanced semiconductor technologies in an effort to enable faster development of next-generation mobile products. The two companies have worked together since 2008 and have improved SoC density, routability, manufacturability, power consumption, and performance through... Read more...
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