Latest IBM Almaden Research Center Stories

How Many Atoms Does It Take To Store A Memory Bit?
2012-01-13 09:46:22

Researchers at International Business Machines (IBM) have discovered how to store a bit of information in just 12 atoms, a process that usually requires the use of a million or more atoms. The technique, reported in the journal Science, is based on ferromagnetism and could allow for even smaller, faster and more energy-efficient devices in the future. “The chip industry will continue its pursuit of incremental scaling in semiconductor technology but, as components continue to...

IBM Unveils New '5 In 5' Technologies
2011-12-20 12:46:57

IBM unveiled its sixth annual "IBM 5 in 5" on Monday, listing innovations that have the potential to change how technology is integrated into people's lives. The new IBM 5 in 5 is based on market and societal trends, along with emerging technologies from the company's research labs. "At IBM, we´re bridging the gap between science fiction and science fact on a daily basis," the company said in a press release. Part of the technologies that the company said will define the future...

2011-07-28 07:04:00

ARMONK, N.Y., July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced the creation of the Services Innovation Lab (SIL), a new global lab that will initially comprise about 200 technology experts hand-picked from around the company. The lab will accelerate the expansion of real-time analytics and software automation in both IBM's technology services offerings and its global services delivery capabilities. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO ) The SIL...

2011-07-21 23:01:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers from IBM (NYSE: IBM) today demonstrated the future of large-scale storage systems by successfully scanning 10 billion files on a single system in just 43 minutes, shattering the previous record of one billion files in three hours by a factor of 37. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO ) Growing at unprecedented scales, this advance unifies data environments on a single platform, instead of being distributed...

2010-11-18 23:01:00

NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- At the Supercomputing 2010 conference, IBM (NYSE: IBM) today unveiled details of a new storage architecture design, created by IBM scientists, that will convert terabytes of pure information into actionable insights twice as fast (1) as previously possible. Ideally suited for cloud computing applications and data-intensive workloads such as digital media, data mining and financial analytics, this new architecture will shave hours off of complex...

2010-09-24 13:40:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Today IBM (NYSE: IBM) researchers published a breakthrough technique in the peer-reviewed journal Science that measures how long a single atom can hold information, and giving scientists the ability to record, study and "visualize" extremely fast phenomena inside these atoms. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100924/NY71126-a ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100924/NY71126-a ) (Photo:...

2010-03-09 10:15:00

Researchers at IBM said they have discovered a way to make biodegradable plastic from plants that could replace petroleum-based plastics and other products that are not good for the environment. According to Chandrasekhar "Spike" Narayan, a manager of science and technology at IBM's Almaden Research Center in Northern California, the discovery promises Earth-friendly plastic products that are made in way that will save energy. "This discovery and new approach using organic catalysts could...

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