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IBM launches cloud-ready PureSystems

IBM launches cloud-ready PureSystems

IBM has launched a new family of integrated, flexible, and scalable computing systems designed to simplify and automate enterprise cloud computing, acting as building blocks for cloud-ready data centers. The new integrated hardware and software solution is called PureSystems and will kick off with two models, PureFlex System and PureApplications System, that will begin shipping this quarter.

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IBM cans over 1000 workers in one week

IBM cans over 1000 workers in one week

An IBM employee organization has confirmed that IBM has laid off more than 1000 workers across the country. The layoffs all came this week alone and more may be coming. IBM offers no official comments on the layoffs. The data on the number of workers cut comes via the IBM worker union Alliance@IBM/CWA Local 1701.

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IBM sets new records in quantum computing

IBM sets new records in quantum computing

IBM scientists have set three new records in the realm of quantum computing, the company announced today at the Annual Physical Society meeting in Boston. Significant advances were achieved by the team in developing a quantum computing system that's stable enough to be scalable, bringing it one step closer to reality for practical computation.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: February 14, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day, tech world, we're starting the day off right with some leaks of the newest system released by RIM, BlackBerry 10 in all its glory. Then the iPad 3 tips continue to flow - iPad 3 with 4G LTE, a teeny tiny iPad Mini, and there's a big tip about an iPad 8-inch iteration which, when combined with the other iDevices, would form Voltron. Meanwhile Google's Motorola buy is paving the way for future Nexus confusion.

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NASA retires its last IBM Z9 mainframe

NASA retires its last IBM Z9 mainframe

All the high-end space projects and space travel that go on at NASA require some serious computing power. For a lot of years NASA has operated IBM Z9 mainframe computers. NASA describes the Z9 mainframe as reliable, highly available, secure, and powerful. These machines were used mostly for transaction oriented needs that required lots of input and output such as reading and writing data from storage devices.

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IBM creates atomic storage device with only 12 atoms

IBM creates atomic storage device with only 12 atoms

The technology world is always marching on, and a big push is to make things like computers and storage systems smaller, faster, and higher capacity. That can get to be very tricky though with processes used for microprocessors and other tech already working at the nanometer level. IBM has created a new method of storing data, creating a storage device that needs an amazingly tiny number of atoms.

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Samsung crams 4,894 patents in its trolling quiver in 2011

Samsung crams 4,894 patents in its trolling quiver in 2011

I guess it's a sign of the technology times when a report surfaces about the patents landed by the biggest tech firms in the world and the first thing that jumps to mind is how much patent trolling that will allow. Data from IFI Claims Patent Services has been published that shows which firms in the tech world landed the most patents in 2011. IBM held the top place spot for 2011, for the 19th year in a row.

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