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IBM Presents Centennial Short Film, 100 Years of Achievements That’ve Changed the World

IBM Presents Centennial Short Film, 100 Years of Achievements That’ve Changed the World

IBM has released a short film that almost went directly under our radar. It was released relatively quietly a few days ago, and tells an engaging story about their history and how through the 100 years they've been active, they've achieved many things that have changed the world. This film tells the history of IBM with one hundred ladies and gentlemen who were born along IBM's timeline, each of them 1 year younger than the last. Behold 13 minutes of tale telling.

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IBM Watson supercomputer to challenge all time great Jeopardy champions

IBM Watson supercomputer to challenge all time great Jeopardy champions

IBM has competed in contests against human players with supercomputers like Watson before. IBM has announced that its Watson computer will compete against two of the all time great champions in Jeopardy. The two humans that Watson will play include Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter.

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IBM Power7-based computer hits 10 million transactions per minute

IBM Power7-based computer hits 10 million transactions per minute

IBM is really big in the enterprise computing environment .The company makes some of the fastest supercomputers on the market and has some of the faster enterprise level server systems as well. IBM has announced that a Power7-based computer using IBM DB2 database software has reached a milestone in performance.

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IBM z196 5.2GHz CPU Breaks Records, Could Cost Hundreds of Thousands

IBM z196 5.2GHz CPU Breaks Records, Could Cost Hundreds of Thousands

When it comes to processors, it may be hard to get excited anymore. Speeds are generally the same from one chip to another, from one device to the next. But, that doesn't mean records still can't be broken, and minds blown. At the Hot Chips 2010 conference, IBM took some time out of their day to talk about their upcoming z196 CPU, which breaks records as well as hearts attached to pocket-books.

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IBM installs supercomputer in Zurich cooled by hot water

IBM installs supercomputer in Zurich cooled by hot water

IBM announced late last week that it had installed a new supercomputer at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. The new hot water cooled computer is dubbed Aquasar and claims to consume 40% less energy than a comparable air-cooled system. The hot water comes from the use of waste heat produced at the university to provide heat to the buildings.

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Simmtronics Simmbook Heading to Emerging Markets Thanks to IBM and Canonical

Simmtronics Simmbook Heading to Emerging Markets Thanks to IBM and Canonical

The Simmtronics Simmbook is one of those devices that needs to be in emerging markets. There is plenty of competition in markets like the United States, Japan, and Europe, so a netbook of this caliber just makes more sense where less money, means more of an opportunity. The Simmbook is being helped along by a partnership from its parent company, with IBM and Canonical, all in hopes to bring the little netbook to markets for less than its current $190 price tag.

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Silicon nanophotonics makes for faster, more power efficient devices [Video]

Silicon nanophotonics makes for faster, more power efficient devices [Video]

IBM researchers have announced a momentous step towards replacing the electrical signals that communicate via copper wires between computer chips with silicon-based circuits that communicate using light pulses, or what they call nanophotonic avalanche photodetectors.

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IBM scientists show off world’s fastest graphene transistor

IBM scientists show off world’s fastest graphene transistor

Moore's law says that the number of transistors that can be placed on an integrated circuit doubles about every two years. Scientists and researchers are finding today that in a few years Moore's law will be broken if we are still using conventional building materials for transistors for several reasons. One of the materials that are being eyed for building the transistors and microprocessors of the future is a substance called graphene.

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Sony PS3 Slim gets new, faster 45nm Cell CPU

Sony PS3 Slim gets new, faster 45nm Cell CPU

Sony's latest PS3 may be slimmer, smaller and quieter than its predecessor, but its real surprise may be lurking inside.  The company has apparently updated their Cell processor built on 45nm processes rather than the previous 65nm chip; that not only makes for cheaper production, helping Sony bring down the PS3 Slim's price to $299.99, but it also brings with it increased performance.

IBM kick-start private cloud computing

IBM kick-start private cloud computing

IBM have announced their first computer that relies on a private cloud for both storage and processing power.  The WebSphere CloudBurst Appliance creates virtualized snapshots of applications, stored on a central server; these virtualizations can be loaded on-demand by users, with as many instances as required all replicated from the same, frozen snapshot.

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IBM and partners show off 28nm chip

IBM and partners show off 28nm chip

IBM and several of their partners such as Infineon, Samsung, STMicroelectronics and Chartered Semiconductor are working together to create a 28-nm chip that requires less power and features a high-k metal gate bulk complementary metal oxide, so says an announcement released yesterday.

This new chip would be mostly used in portable devices like MIDs. What's really great about these new chips is that they will use 20% less power yet gain 40% in performance when compared to the current 45nm chips.

What's particularly useful about this is that those using 32nm chips will be able to transition to the 28nm ones easily, without a complete overhaul of the system. Production is expected to begin sometime next year.

Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds get reviewed, bulky but powerful

Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds get reviewed, bulky but powerful

The groundbreaking dual-screen Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds is no doubt a creative and one-of-the-kind laptop replacement we’ve seen to date. Sized at 10.6-inch, the slide-out secondary screen is essentially a 2nd notebook built-in, and so does the weight and price. With retail tips over $4000, interested buyer might want to check out a few reviews before shelling out the hard dollars. Folks over at laptormag have jumped at the opportunity to get their hands on the ThinkPad, the full review is up, not wowed but managed to came away with the Editor Choice.

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