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One Terabit-Per-Second Transfer Speed Available With Holey Optichip
2012-03-08 11:27:08

IBM researchers have developed a prototype optical chip, called Holey Optochip, with the ability to transfer a terabit of data per second, which could enhance the power of supercomputers, such as those found in the Power 775 and Blue Gene systems from IBM. The chip is a parallel optical transceiver consisting of both a transmitter and a receiver that is designed to handle the large amount of data created and transmitted over corporate and consumer networks as a result of new applications...

2011-12-01 14:32:39

Berkeley Researchers Say Co-design May Be the Answer to Modeling Clouds and Other Big Problems As sophisticated as modern climate models are, one critical component continues to elude their precision–clouds. Simulating these fluffy puffs of water vapor is so computationally complex that even today´s most powerful supercomputers, working at quadrillions of calculations per second, cannot accurately model them. “Clouds modulate the climate. They reflect some sunlight back...

2011-08-18 11:05:00

IBM has developed a computer chip that may be able to predict tsunamis and highlight risks of financial markets. The company said the technology is programmed to recognize patterns, make predictions and learn from mistakes, similar to the human brain. IBM said systems built with the new chip can synthesize events currently occurring and make decisions in real time.  "This is a major initiative to move beyond the von Neumann paradigm that has been ruling computer architecture for more...

2011-08-17 23:01:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, IBM (NYSE: IBM) researchers unveiled a new generation of experimental computer chips designed to emulate the brain's abilities for perception, action and cognition. The technology could yield many orders of magnitude less power consumption and space than used in today's computers. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO) In a sharp departure from traditional concepts in designing and building computers, IBM's...

2011-08-09 10:40:56

IBM and the University of Illinois' National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) said they have abandoned plans to build a petaflop-speed computer. IBM terminated its four-year 2008 "Blue Waters" contract with NCSA to develop a $208 million supercomputer. "The innovative technology that IBM ultimately developed was more complex and required significantly increased financial and technical support by IBM beyond its original expectations," the joint statement read. "NCSA and IBM...

2011-04-12 08:41:00

ARMONK, N.Y., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced new workload-optimized POWER7® systems, including a performance boost to the Power 750 -- the same server used in Watson, the Jeopardy! winner -- that provides even faster processing capability than each machine used in the computer genius. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO ) The new Power blades and upgraded Power servers are built to manage the world's most...

2010-11-16 10:11:00

ARMONK, N.Y., Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that a 256-core Power® 795 system with DB2® nearly doubled last month's record to achieve the highest result ever published on the two-tier SAP® Sales and Distribution (SD) standard application benchmark with a result of 126,063 SAP SD benchmark users. (1) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO) (Logo:...

2010-06-01 13:00:00

ARMONK, N.Y. and COLLEGE STATION, Texas, June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that Texas A&M University used IBM supercomputing technology to carry out potentially life-saving tuberculosis research at a rate more than four times faster than was previously possible. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO ) Tuberculosis is an infectious disease that causes nearly two million deaths per year, with an estimated one-third of the human...

2010-05-05 23:01:00

WARSAW, Poland, May 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that Agora SA, one of Poland's largest media companies operating across print, Internet, radio and outdoor advertising channels, has acquired four of IBM's new POWER7 systems to reduce its data center costs and provide better service to its customers by managing millions of data-intensive transactions across its media channels and analyzing that data in real time. (Logo:...

2010-04-13 16:19:00

ARMONK, N.Y., April 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today added new servers, services and software to its lineup of 2010 systems designed to put a lid on the rising costs and complexities of operating modern data centers. The new offerings help clients reap the benefits of IBM's three-year, $3 billion investment in POWER7(TM) systems that are ready for new workloads, such as the growing use of powerful, real-time business analytics. (Logo:...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'