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Enterprises join hyperscale cloud providers to juice server, storage sales in Q3

Video: Hybrid cloud vs public cloud vs private cloud Server sales surged in the third quarter as enterprises started buying systems to join hyperscale cloud players such as Amazon and Google, which have been propping up the market. According to IDC, third quarter global server revenue hit $17 billion, up 19.9 percent from a year ago. The launches of Intel’s ... Read More »

How blockchain can transform the manufacturing industry

Blockchain technologies have the potential to radically change the face of manufacturing, according to Syncron. Blockchain, most commonly associated with cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, is a digital ledger technology which can be used to store and record transactions. As records along the chain are stored and distributed across nodes in the network, it is very difficult to falsify records, making ... Read More »

​IBM’s AI shrinks wave forecasting system to run on a Raspberry Pi

Video: US to invest $258m in supercomputer race with China IBM researchers have developed a wave forecasting system that’s so lightweight it can run simulations on a Raspberry Pi. Normally, calculating wind, tides, and the ocean’s varying depths to forecast waves might require a supercomputer, but a system developed by scientists at the University of Notre Dame and IBM Research ... Read More »

NCI doubles supercomputer throughput with Power

NCI’s Raijin cluster Image: Supplied The supercomputing market is largely dominated by x86 architecture, of which Intel boasts the majority of the market share. According to manager of high performance computing (HPC) systems and cloud services at the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) Dr Muhammad Atif, when there is only one big vendor, they do their own thing, which results in ... Read More »

IBM outlines 50 qubit quantum computing prototype

IBM said it is advancing on its efforts to commercialize quantum computing with a 50 qubit processor prototype and online access to 20 qubit processors by the end of 2017. The company will outline its advances at an IEEE conference. IBM has said that it plans to commercialize quantum computing, a breakthrough that will enable new applications for a variety ... Read More »

Now China outguns US in top supercomputer showdown

Video: US to invest $258m in supercomputer race with China China now not only has the fastest supercomputer in the world, but it also has more supercomputers in the list of the 500 fastest than any other nation. China now has 202 supercomputers in the Top500, up from 159 six months ago when the US still led with 169 supercomputers. ... Read More »

IBM Watson to learn Australian slang for Suncorp claims process

Suncorp has introduced IBM Watson into its online claims system that processes more than 500,000 motor claims every year, to help the insurer better understand the circumstances of the claim and determine liability. Using IBM Watson’s Natural Language Classifier, the system analyses customer descriptions of motor vehicle accidents; however, as the descriptions are often written in a conversational way, IBM ... Read More »

IBM Cloud Private launches with bet open architecture wins hybrid cloud scrum

IBM launched new software designed to create cloud native applications for on-premises data centers. The effort, called IBM Cloud Private, is the latest spin on the hybrid cloud. Vendors are creating converged infrastructure, bringing managed cloud services to the data center and forging partnerships to address hybrid cloud deployments. For instance, Google has partnered with Cisco. Amazon Web Services has ... Read More »

IBM brings 3D stacking to FlashSystem

IBM has announced numerous advancements to its all-flash storage solutions, with the company’s latest 3D three-level cell (TLC) FlashStorage technology promising increased storage density of previous generations, higher performance and flash endurance, and up to 60 percent reduction in data capacity costs. By increasing the size of individual flash memory cells to three bits per cell and stacking the cells ... Read More »

IBM veteran La Rose takes over as ANZ MD

IBM has announced the appointment of David La Rose as the new managing director of IBM Australia and New Zealand, replacing Kerry Purcell who joined the local arm of Big Blue in 2015. La Rose has spent 28 years with IBM, holding senior executive roles in Europe where he was the general manager of Central and Eastern Europe, as well ... Read More »

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