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IBM partners to make mainframes more mainstream

Aug. 18, 2015 | MIKAEL RICKNÄS

IBM is looking to boost its mainframe business with a Linux push that includes new hardware, software and the founding of the Open Mainframe Project. The company is also contributing mainframe code to the open source community.

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For Linux, Supercomputers R Us

Aug. 7, 2015 | STEVEN J. VAUGHAN-NICHOLS

Supercomputers are serious things, called on to do serious computing. They tend to be engaged in serious pursuits like atomic bomb simulations, climate modeling and high-level physics. Naturally, they cost serious money. At the very top of the latest Top500 supercomputer ranking is the Tianhe-2 supercomputer at China's National University of Defense Technology. It cost about $390 million to build.

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IBM aims Watson's cognitive computer power at CVS customers

July 31, 2015 | LUCAS MEARIAN

IBM's Watson will be working for drugstore chain CVS in a partnership that has the supercomputer pointing its cognitive computing power at customers with chronic illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension and obesity offering care providers insights into their patients' behaviors.

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Obama rolls out initiative to boost US supercomputer capability

July 30, 2015 | JOHN RIBEIRO (IDG NEWS SERVICE)

US President Barack Obama has signed an executive order setting up the National Strategic Computing Initiative that will adopt a coordinated strategy involving multiple government agencies, academia and the private sector for the development of high-performance computing systems.

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MAINFRAMES AND SUPERCOMPUTERS WHITE PAPERS

The Power of Analytic Visualization

SAS

Today’s business users need more than standard, stale reports and dashboards. They need to explore the data so they can discover new information and answer questions about what happened and why it happened.

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Using_Oracle ASM Preferred Read Failure Groups with FlashSystem

IBM

The concept of Preferred Read is now implemented in Oracle’s ASM volume management in Oracle 11g. This is to read from the storage that can present the needed data at a lower latency. This whitepaper discusses the merits of using PRG technology with Oracle ASM and FlashSystem technology.

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Are you practising safe BYOD in your organization?

Acronis

A new survey reveals that many companies do not have secure BYOD policies in place. By ignoring security steps and employee BYOD education, you could be jeopardizing your confidential data. Get the facts, and tips from the survival guide!

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