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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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The top 10 supercomputers in the world, 20 years ago

July 15, 2015 | JON GOLD

The Top500 list from June 1995 shows just how far the possibilities of silicon have come in the past 20 years. Performance figures are listed in gigaflops, rather than the teraflops of today, meaning that, for example, the tenth-place entrant in this week’s newly released list is more than 84,513 times faster than its two-decades-ago equivalent.

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IBM, Nvidia rev HPC engines in next-gen supercomputer push

July 14, 2015 | KATHERINE NOYES

Hard on the heels of the publication of the latest Top 500 ranking of the world's fastest supercomputers, IBM and Nvidia on Monday announced they have teamed up to launch two new supercomputer centers of excellence to develop the next generation of contenders.

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China retains supercomputing crown in latest Top 500 ranking

July 13, 2015 | MARTYN WILLIAMS

A supercomputer developed by China's National Defense University remains the fastest publically known computer in the world while the U.S. is close to an historic low in the latest edition of the closely followed Top 500 supercomputer ranking, which was published on Monday.

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IBM FlashSystem Database Mirroring Best Practices

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SQL Server’s Database Mirroring is a protection feature from Microsoft implemented in the SQL Server layer that delivers high availability for data and services. This whitepaper describes best practices approach to mirroring setup and failover.

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Success with BIG DATA in Integrated Business Planning

Anaplan

Neither Integrated Business Planning (IBP) nor its close cousin, driver-based budgeting, are new or radical concepts; most line managers do them intuitively when they use non-financial drivers to model their resource requirements and line-item expenses.

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