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2014-10-28 08:45:25

Joy Global Selects IBM Big Data and Analytics to Enhance Smart Services LAS VEGAS, Oct.

2014-10-28 08:44:35

Finzsoft adopts IBM cloud to offer as-a-service solutions to banking and finance customers AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Oct.

2014-10-28 08:44:30

New Facilities in Mumbai, Paris and Melbourne Bring Leading Cloud Services and Expertise to Businesses Around the World MUMBAI, India, Oct.

2014-10-28 08:44:28

Powered by IBM Cloud, "Kona Cloud" platform helps clients build web services 10x faster than before MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Oct.

2014-10-28 08:23:15

IBM Cloud builds the foundation for moovel's mobility offerings for car2go and its smartphone app EHNINGEN, Germany, Oct.

2014-10-27 23:08:44

QueBIT receives IBM’s distinguished North America Business Partner Excellence Award during IBM’s Insight Conference held at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

2014-10-27 16:32:13

Cloud-Based Analytics Services from IBM Bring Insight and Agility to Businesses, Developers and Individuals LAS VEGAS, Oct.

2014-10-27 16:32:03

New Services from IBM Help Data Professionals Refine, Curate and Deliver Trusted Data Everywhere LAS VEGAS, Oct.

2014-10-27 16:31:12

New solution provides deep analysis across hundreds of terabytes of disparate data to uncover hidden criminal activity in just seconds LAS VEGAS, Oct.


Latest IBM Reference Libraries

2010-09-07 17:51:13

A direct access storage device, or DASD, is a secondary storage device in mainframe computers that has low access time for all of its capacity. The term DASD was introduced by IBM to describe disk drives, magnetic drums, and data cells. The direct access capability of those devices was quite different than that of sequential access used in tape drives because it required a substantially long time to access a distant point in a medium. IBM computers access devices through channels, which are...

2010-09-02 14:56:06

A control store is the element of a CPUs control unit that stores the CPU's micro program and is usually accessed by a micro sequencer. A control store is usually executed as a diode-selection of read-only memory. This tradition dates back to 1947 when the program timing matrix on the MIT Whirlwind was initially introduced. The earliest models of IBM mainframe had read-only control store; however, the System/370 and successor models were made and loaded their micro programs from floppy disks...

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