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3 hrs ago | EETimes

Re: IBM PowerPC 4xx embedded processors

I've used the IBM PowerPC 4xx embedded processors too. They were very power efficient for the amount of processing they could do, so much so that IBM built a supercomputer filled with them that was the fastest in the world at the time .


Related Topix: CPU, Science / Technology, High Performance Computing, Startups, Intel, Computers

6 hrs ago |

Intel, Google, Facebook and others will boost open source support to prevent Heartbleed repeat

At least 10 large technology companies, including Google, Faceboo and Cisco Systems, have pledged to invest at least $300,000 each in the next three years to maintain open-source software after the Heartbleed security bug exposed the lack of funding for such projects.


Related Topix: Startups, Intel, Social Software, Open Source Software, Science / Technology, Linux, Dell

10 hrs ago | Business Journal

Paging Dr. Watson: IBM's medical computing initiative gets traction

Only four months after it was formally launched, IBM Corp.'s efforts to provide advanced cognitive computing systems to businesses is gaining momentum.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, High Performance Computing, Medicine, Cleveland County, NC

14 hrs ago | Minyanville

Apple Inc. Innovation Now Means Mimicking IBM

Under continued pressure from Carl Icahn, Apple's board continues the IBM issue-a-buyback-and-raise-the-dividend approach.


Related Topix: Apple, Startups, IBM, Netezza, Host Analytics, Computers, Symphony Services, Software

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Alabama Live

End of the green and white paper trail; Madison County ditches AS/400 for $811,000 accounting system

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - Don't expect the Madison County Courthouse to be sporting a new historic marker designating one of the last places where IBM AS/400 computer system was used.


Related Topix: Madison County, AL, Huntsville, AL, Computers

Wall Street Journal

As Mainframes Turn 50, IBM Takes a Big Computing Gamble

It's Shakespeare's 450th birthday this week , and it turns out the Bard of Avon is only 400 years older than another famous April baby: The mainframe computer, as announced by IBM on April 7, 1964, celebrated its 50th birthday earlier this month.


Related Topix: Computers, CPU, Startups, Intel


IBM unveils new server model to tackle big data, analytics

International Business Machines Corp, in its latest attempt at reviving demand for its hardware products, is launching high-end system servers that it says are 50 times faster than its closest competitor at analyzing data.


Related Topix: IBM, CPU, Science / Technology


Look inside IBM's bold plan to save the Power architecture

Nine months after IBM opened up its Power architecture, it is launching a new line of servers based on the technology and showing off a server built by Tyan that uses the processor too.


Related Topix: CPU, Science / Technology, Startups, Intel, Social Software, Computers

R & D

Did you know? The first modern computer family won an R&D 100 Award

Most people associate the dawn of the modern computer age with the advent small computers, affordable to individuals.


Related Topix: Computers

WTCA-AM Plymouth

Bringing high tech to Marshall County

Certainly this is an important item on the checklist. But any high tech jobs that come out of this will be operator positions not development or new products.


Related Topix: Marshall County, IN, Plymouth, IN

Tue Apr 22, 2014

CNet News

Cloud Data Center Build-Out Race Good for Customers, Bad for Profits

NEWS ANALYSIS: Enterprises that want to move their IT infrastructure to the cloud are sure to benefit from the data center build-out race that Google, IBM, Amazon, Microsoft and others are engaged in, but where will the profits come from? How much is your company spending on infrastructure this year? What would you do with $2.35 billion in ... (more)


Related Topix: Amazon, Cloud Computing, Science / Technology, Des Moines, IA

Seeking Alpha

A Moat Full Of Immortal Dinosaurs

Even those who consider IBM's mainframe business as a likely constituent of a moat, often believe this moat to be weak.


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Scientific Computing/Instrument.

Dr. Ing. Bernd Mohr, a senior scientist at the Juelich Supercomputing Centre

When I started to work on performance tools for parallel computers 25 years ago, I wasn't sure how long I would be able to work in this interesting and exciting area of high performance computing.


Related Topix: CPU, Science / Technology, High Performance Computing, Computers, Science, Computer Science, Programming Languages


Features: On its 50th Birthday, a Look at the Starchitecture of the '64 World's Fair

On this day 50 years ago, on a 646-acre swatch of Queens, the 1964 New York World's Fair unveiled the future.


Related Topix: Real Estate

Seeking Alpha

Big Blue Vs. Coke: Which Is A Better Long-Term Investment?

Coca-Cola and International Business Machines are both highly profitable businesses with a long history of success.


Related Topix: Beverages, Coca-Cola Bottling Co., CocaCola, IBM, Startups, Unica, Symphony Services, Software

E-Commerce Times

Going Gold - IBM's Mainframe Turns 50

Many of the central challenges to mainframe computing, like developing sales opportunities outside of traditional core markets, remain.


Related Topix: Science, Computer Science, Lottery, CPU, Science / Technology, Computers, High Performance Computing

PC Magazine

Why Coding Classes Should Be Mandatory in Junior High

It begins in kindergarten with the fundamentals of reading, writing, sharing, and even early math, with each consecutive year getting them ready for life and earning a living.


Related Topix: Computers

Berkshire Eagle

Frank Wellcome Jr. celebrates 100th birthday

Frank L. Wellcome Jr., 100, was born on April 12, 1914, in Yarmouthville, Maine, and moved to Westbrook with his parents when he turned 9. "That's 10 years after I graduated high school, because I worked a little before I went," he said.


Related Topix: Williamstown, MA, North Adams, MA, Adams, MA, Computers, Williams College

Mon Apr 21, 2014


Neuromorphic Roadmap Plots Analog Path

Cognitive computers, artificial neural networks, neuromorphic systems, and similar efforts to cast the intelligence of the human brain into silicon chips is all the rage at major corporations, from IBM to Qualcomm , and at major government-sponsored efforts, including the US Defense Advance Research Project's Systems of Neuromorphic Adaptive ... (more)


Related Topix: Computers, El Segundo, CA

Wisconsin Gazette

Apartheid abuse cases against Ford, IBM go ahead

A federal judge in New York has given new life to lawsuits that seek to hold IBM and Ford liable for apartheid abuses carried out by South Africa's government.