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2014-02-11 16:28:15

Cloud-based Power platform for developers; 'Ready for Smarter Commerce' solutions tuned for cloud, mobile and social; PartnerWorld program enhancement for cloud; FlashSystem V840 with integrated virtualization software LAS VEGAS, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At PartnerWorld Leadership Conference, IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced new development capabilities, programs, education, and offerings to help Business Partners capture opportunities driven by the strategic areas of cloud computing, big...

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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...

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2011-05-22 07:00:00

A doctor is now helping IBM's Watson computer system to learn to work as a medical tool. The computer is best known for defeating the world's best "Jeopardy!" opponents on TV earlier this year.  IBM said Watson has the ability to understand plain language, can digest questions about a person's symptoms and medical history, as well as quickly suggest diagnoses and treatments. IBM said Watson is still a couple years away from taking on the medical field. The company said it envisions...

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...


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