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  • IBM to invest $3 billion in chip development over next 5 years (Graphene R & D ??)

    07/14/2014 10:34:48 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 16 replies ^ | 10 July 2014, 10:07 | by Mark Tyson
    IBM has provided an outline of its plans to invest $3 billion over the next five years. It hopes the cash injected into its R&D activities will help it find ways to make chips even smaller and more efficient and research into practical alternative materials which will prove superior to silicon.Big Blue has observed the diminishing returns in the process reduction of silicon chips over recent years and has now decided it needs to bet big on the task of finding a suitable successor. Tom Rosamilia, Senior Vice President of IBM Systems & Technology Group said "We really do see...
  • CNN "SHOCKER": MH370 Intact, All Alive, Plane Was Followed By Military Jets (Video)

    04/08/2014 10:10:22 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 106 replies
    Conservative Infidel ^ | April 9th, 2014
    Posted on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 at 12:19 am. by: Santo Lippo KUALA LUMPUR (INTELLIHUB) — In a strange twist of events Sara Bajc, the girlfriend of missing flight 370 passenger Phillip Wood, told CNN how the Malaysian military and even the U.S. are likely involved in a massive cover-up surrounding the aircrafts disappearance on the morning of Mar. 8. Astonishingly Bajc told CNN, “The jet [flight 370] had actually been accompanied by fighter planes, there is some witness to that.”. “I think we need to have a better view into where that plane went and who has got it...
  • Purported Communication from Flight 370

    04/01/2014 5:02:45 PM PDT · by Mean Daddy · 18 replies
    Secrets of the Fed ^ | April1, 2014 | Shepard Ambellas
    INDIAN OCEAN (INTELLIHUB) — According to freelance journalist Jim Stone, one of the American passengers, Phillip Wood, a technical storage executive at IBM, who was aboard the now missing Malaysian Airlines flight, keystered his iPhone 5 in his anus after the Boeing 777 carrying 239 people was hijacked by military personnel while on route to China. Amazingly, Stone claims that metadata within the photo yields evidence confirming “100 percent” that Phillip Wood sent the photo, along with a brief voice activated text, from GPS coordinates which put Wood only a few miles away from the U.S. controlled Diego Garcia military...
  • Samsung claims a ‘Massive’ Graphene Wafer breakthrough – Begins Prototype production of gFETs ....

    04/07/2014 11:23:16 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 56 replies ^ | 12:16 PM - 6 Apr 2014 | Syed Muhammad Usman Pirzada
    Graphene is slated as the major breakthrough of this century. Infact it could very well propel the semiconductor a couple of decades easily (compared to the performance trend via Moore’s law ). Graphene transistors are more than capable of being clocked at 500Ghz so you get the idea of what Samsung is claiming to have achieved: a replicateable production process of Graphene nodes.Graphene.Experimental gFET Graphene Production – Scientific breakthrough of this century to be used in CPUs* of wearable devicesOK, I admit, I was being slightly sarcastic when I wrote the headline. It seems sort of ironic that if Samsung’s...
  • Globalfoundries Emerges as Lead Candidate to Buy IBM Chip Plants, Sources Say -- Update

    04/04/2014 10:56:43 AM PDT · by Straight Vermonter · 31 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 3, 2014 | Spencer E. Ante, Dana Cimilluca and Dana Mattioli
    Globalfoundries Inc. has emerged as the lead candidate to buy International Business Machines Corp.'s semiconductor manufacturing operations, people familiar with the matter said. IBM has also held talks with chip makers Intel Corp. and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., these people said. TSMC has dropped out of the talks, the people said. Intel is still involved, but Globalfoundries appears to have a stronger interest, these people said. Talks between IBM and Globalfoundries are ongoing and a deal isn't imminent, these people said. The transaction involves thorny issues, including control of intellectual property and terms under which the ultimate buyer of the...
  • Nvidia and IBM unveil NVLink interconnect between CPUs and GPUs....2016 ... 5x-12x

    03/25/2014 11:32:52 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    TNW ^ | March 25, 2014 | Emil Protali - The Next Web - 2 hours ago.
    Nvidia and IBM today announced a high-speed interconnect called NVLink which dramatically improves data movement between the CPU and GPU. The new technology will be integrated into Nvidia’s future GPUs, starting with its Pascal GPU architecture expected to be introduced in 2016, as well as IBM’s future versions of its Power CPUs.
  • MH370: Family of Texas man on flight comforted by faith

    03/09/2014 6:15:46 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 18 replies
    AP ^ | Mar 9, 2014 | JOHN L. MONE
    KELLER, Texas (AP) — The brothers of a North Texas man who was aboard the Malaysia Airlines flight that went missing over the South China Sea said Sunday their family is leaning on faith and holding out hope for good news about the man they last saw about a week ago. Philip Wood, an IBM executive who had been working in Beijing over the past two years, had recently returned home from Asia before his next assignment in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Wood came back to Texas to visit his family before relocating to the Malaysian capital, his brother, James Wood...
  • Stolen European passports on missing plane

    03/08/2014 8:32:29 AM PST · by bryan999 · 47 replies
    <p>MILAN (AP) — Foreign ministry officials in Rome and Vienna confirm that names of two nationals listed on the manifest of the missing Malaysian airlines flight match passports reported stolen in Thailand.</p> <p>Italy's Foreign Ministry said Saturday that an Italian man whose name was listed as being aboard is traveling in Thailand and was not aboard the plane.</p>
  • Chinese IBM workers erupt in protests over layoffs, Lenovo deal

    03/04/2014 7:54:29 PM PST · by RightGeek · 21 replies
    WRAL TechWire ^ | 3/4/2014 | Rick Smith
    Research Triangle Park, N.C. — Thousands of IBM workers in China - some carrying banners describing IBM as a "Sweat Shop" and "We are not merchandise" and many wearing blue lab coats - launched protests Monday that continued Tuesday in reaction to layoffs and the sale of IBM's low-end server business to Lenovo. Unlike at the Research Triangle Park complex where layoffs spark little if any public protest, including layoffs that started last week, the IBM facility in Shenzhen City was blocked with hundreds of protesters gathered at the entrance. Shenzhen is a major city in southern China located near...
  • IBM Employees Fear Company Will Begin Up To 13,000 Layoffs Tomorrow

    02/25/2014 8:58:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/25/2014 | Julie Bort
    IBM’s next round of layoffs are expected to begin on Wednesday, Feb. 26, according to a union for IBM employees. The internal code name for this round of cuts is “Project Apollo,” sources told the union, Alliance@IBM on an online forum where those who work for IBM can post comments about what’s going on inside the company. No one knows exactly how many people IBM will cut as part of its 2014 “workforce rebalancing.” IBM won’t comment on the number of employees affected but CFO Martin Schroeter did say that IBM plans to spend $US1 billion on 2014′s cuts, “plus...
  • IBM layoffs strike first in India; workers describe cuts as 'slaughter' and 'massive'

    02/12/2014 5:17:28 PM PST · by RightGeek · 26 replies
    WRAL TechWire ^ | 2/12/2014 | Rick Smith
    Research Triangle Park, N.C. — Dispatches from the firing line at IBM: "People broke down after seeing the inhuman treatment. Laptops along with the cases were confiscated, so several employees were seen crying and exiting building carrying and balancing their personal belongings with their two hands." "IBM STG INDIA is doing RA and it is very deep and numbers are huge." "Just heard from a colleague in Bangalore that job cuts there have begun. Workers asked to leave on the spot. He claims 6 out of 23 people in his department." RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. - IBM's latest $1 billion...
  • IBM’s Scientific Breakthrough Could Enable Lower-Cost High-Performance Big Data Systems.

    12/12/2013 9:31:25 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies
    Xbitlabs ^ | 12/10/2013 11:55 PM | Anton Shilov
    For the first time, scientists at IBM Research have demonstrated a complex quantum mechanical phenomenon known as Bose-Einstein condensation (BEC), using a luminescent polymer (plastic) similar to the materials in light emitting displays used in many of today's smartphones. Applications could include energy-efficient lasers and optical switches, critical components for future computer systems processing Big Data Quantum Phenomenon Could Mean Breakthrough for Exascale Systems This discovery has potential applications in developing novel optoelectronic devices including energy-efficient lasers and ultra-fast optical switches – critical components for powering future computer systems to process massive Big Data workloads. The use of a...
  • IBM to pledge $1 billion to boost Linux: WSJ

    09/17/2013 10:09:49 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 25 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | Tuesday, 17 September 2013 3:35 a.m. Today - | By Barbara Kollmeyer
    International Business Machines Inc. plans to announce Tuesday that it will spent $1 billion over four or five years on Linux, The Wall Street Journal reported on its Digits blog.
  • Time Warner to move retirees to health care exchanges

    09/08/2013 3:18:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Rueters ^ | 9/8/13 | staff
    Time Warner Inc is planning to transfer its U.S. retirees from company-sponsored health plans and move them to private insurance exchanges. According to an August memo obtained by Reuters, the media company will make allocations to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement account for retirees to use towards the purchase of coverage on an exchange. Previously, Time Warner provided an indirect subsidy through a supplementary Medicare program.
  • IBM Terminates Company-Sponsored Retiree Health Plan Due To Soaring Costs

    09/07/2013 5:59:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 09/07/2013 | Tyler Durden
    <p>110,000 current and soon to be eligible retirees working for IBM woke up to an unpleasant surprise this morning, when the WSJ reported that as a result of soaring healthcare costs, the tech bellwether giant will be terminating its company-sponsored health plan and instead giving (soon to be former) beneficiaries a lump sum payment to buy coverage on a health-exchange: a move which the WSJ characterized as indicating that employers are unlikely to keep providing the once-common benefits as medical costs continue to rise. The reason why all IBM retirees will have to find alternative, third-party, retirement coverage upon hitting the Medicare eligible age of 65 is that "IBM said the growing cost of care makes its current plan unsustainable without big premium increases." And to avoid those premium increases, the costs will find a clearing price either in a private exchange (supposedly competitive, realistically monopolistic), or will end up commingled with other public healthcare funding. End result: IBM benefits, everyone else loses.</p>
  • Citing Costs, IBM To Move Retirees Off Health Plan

    09/07/2013 10:38:41 AM PDT · by Lmo56 · 2 replies
    Fox ^ | 9/7/13 | WSJ
    International Business Machines Corp. plans to move about 110,000 retirees off its company-sponsored health plan and instead give them a payment to buy coverage on a health-insurance exchange, in a sign that even big, well-capitalized employers aren't likely to keep providing the once-common benefits as medical costs continue to rise.
  • Citing costs, IBM to move retirees off health plan

    09/07/2013 7:49:24 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 78 replies ^ | september 7, 2013
    International Business Machines Corp. plans to move about 110,000 retirees off its company-sponsored health plan and instead give them a payment to buy coverage on a health-insurance exchange, in a sign that even big, well-capitalized employers aren't likely to keep providing the once-common benefits as medical costs continue to rise. The move, which will affect all IBM retirees once they become eligible for Medicare, will relieve the technology company of the responsibility of managing retirement health-care benefits. IBM said the growing cost of care makes its current plan unsustainable without big premium increases. IBM's shift is an indication that health-insurance...
  • Windows NT: Remember Microsoft's almost perfect 20-year-old?

    08/20/2013 10:31:29 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 24 replies
    The Register ^ | 20th August 2013 | By Andrew Orlowski
    It all went a bit pear-shaped later... but it DID stop people switching to OS/2Feature If you want to be reminded that you're getting old, ask a youngster what Windows NT is. Chances are, there'll be blank looks all round. Windows What? Is it, like, a codename for a new version?You can't blame them. There hasn't actually been a proper "Windows NT" release since the late 1990s, so for almost anyone under 30 it's an anachronism. I've checked. For anyone old enough to remember the OS wars of 1990 to 1995, Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP are still "NT", no...
  • Corporate Welfare for IBM, Accenture at Heart of Senate Amnesty Bill

    08/03/2013 2:40:29 PM PDT · by xzins · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Aug 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    The Senate’s immigration bill contains a tech industry handout for some companies like IBM and Accenture. It would virtually eliminate competitors in the market for highly-skilled immigrant labor. Multiple sources close to the immigration debate have told Breitbart News that the provision is a key reason the corporate titans helped build support for passage of the immigration bill in the Senate. They fought hard to pass the law in the Senate and have been strategizing to get final passage in the House. At issue is an overlooked change to the H1B visa system, used primarily by technology companies seeking foreign...
  • Did Personal Data Aid Obama Campaign?

    07/06/2013 7:59:53 PM PDT · by knak · 42 replies
    Townhall ^ | 7/6/2013 | Carol Platt Liebau
    The IRS has been credibly accused of targeting conservatives as a way to minimize their participation in the 2014 elections. But there is a mirror image to their suppression in the last cycle; the Obama campaign's utilization of Big Data to bring liberal partisans to the polls. It was something that the press writing of admiringly both before and after the election, for example: Time: How Obama's number-crunchers helped him win Businessweek: Google's Eric Schmidt Invests in Obama's Big-Data Brains Other outlets have confessed to some trepidation: Gizmodo: How the Obama Campaign Uses Your Personal Information to Get Your Money...
  • A Boy and His Atom

    05/01/2013 11:04:54 AM PDT · by Lurkina.n.Learnin · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | 4/30/13 | IBM
    IBM manipulates individual atoms to make the worlds smallest movie.
  • IBM makes atomic chip breakthrough

    03/22/2013 5:02:54 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 11 replies
    TGDaily ^ | 3/22/13 | Mike Magee
    Scientists at IBM claimed today that it has cracked a materials conundrum that may well create a new class of memory and logic chips. The scientists discovered a way to operate chips using small ionic currents. That’s streams of charged atoms mimicking the way the human brain works. Moore’s Law is close to bust at the CMOS level, IBM thinks and low power and high performance semiconductors using different techniques will soon be needed. The IBM scientists have figured out that you can reversibly transform metal oxides between inslating and conductive states by inserting and removing oxygen ions through electric...
  • Rajaratnam Surfaced in U.S. Terrorism Probe [Funded DNC, 0, and Hillary!]

    10/17/2009 8:11:30 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 16 replies · 1,516+ views
    Wall St. Journal ^ | October 17th 2009
    OCTOBER 17, 2009 Rajaratnam Surfaced in U.S. Terrorism Probe By EVAN PEREZ and MATTHEW ROSENBERG WASHINGTON—The hedge-fund billionaire charged as part of a vast insider-trading case surfaced in an earlier, separate probe into U.S. fundraising by a Sri Lankan terrorist group, people familiar with the probe said. As part of that investigation, federal agents said they uncovered documents showing that Raj Rajaratnam, founder of the Galleon Group, was among several wealthy Sri Lankans in the U.S. whose donations to a Maryland-based charity made their way to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, according to people familiar with the probe. Raj...
  • Common Core: Phasing Western Culture Out of (Public) Education

    12/17/2012 8:06:48 AM PST · by Perseverando · 8 replies ^ | December 17, 2012 | Mary Grabar
    This week, left-wing outlets, like NPR’s quiz show, Wait, Wait . . . Don’t Tell Me! and the Huffington Post, as well as the British Telegraph, expressed surprise and concern that the new national Common Core standards will destroy the love of literature. The leftist outlets focused on favorites like Catcher in the Rye and To Kill a Mockingbird, but couldn’t seem to connect this unconstitutional federalization of education with their favorite presidential candidate. They should also be concerned about what the recently released test questions reveal about what the feds want: happy workers for the State. The test questions,...
  • IBM creates new method to pack nanotubes on chip

    10/29/2012 7:09:27 AM PDT · by HenryArmitage · 7 replies
    ZDnet ^ | 10/29/2012 | David Meyer
    IBM's researchers have made another breakthrough in their development of carbon nanotube technology, packing more than 10,000 working transistors made of the substance onto a single chip. It is now a decade since IBM first announced a process for fabricating carbon nanotubes in a way that could make them usable for processors. Although silicon has allowed the industry to keep making transistors smaller and smaller, it does not work properly at the nanoscale. Another substance will have to take over for the really tiny processors of the future. Such processors will be needed to make computing devices and sensors smaller...
  • HP and IBM: Two paths, one future: The two giants have very different philosophies.

    09/20/2012 3:08:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Fortune ^ | 09/20/2012 | By Kevin Kelleher
    On the face of it, Hewlett-Packard and IBM have a lot in common. Both are storied brands with rich legacies that shaped high-tech. Both are working with companies large and small to help manage their technology. Both are angling for a piece of the markets -- like cloud computing and big data -- that promise years of growth. And both have new chief executive officers: Meg Whitman moved into HP's (HPQ) CEO office a year ago; Virginia Rometty took the reins at IBM (IBM) in January. Both companies share a similar vision for success. And both face similar challenges to...
  • The Downfall of IBM

    04/29/2012 8:00:09 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 107 replies ^ | April 27, 2012 | Robert X. Cringely
    Reducing employees by more than three quarters in three years is a bold and difficult task. What will it leave behind? Who, under this plan, will still be a US IBM employee in 2015? Top management will remain, the sales organization will endure, as will employees working on US government contracts that require workers to be US citizens. Everyone else will be gone. Everyone.
  • IBM CEO Rejects Martha Burk’s Feminist Agenda

    04/05/2012 8:44:50 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 3 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | April 5, 2012 | JP
    Martha Burk is at it again. The director of the Corporate Accountability Project for the National Council of Women’s Organizations is demanding that Augusta National Golf Club invite ladies to join its membership. Nine years ago, Burk waged a similar campaign against Augusta National, host of this week’s Masters golf tournament. While it generated a lot of publicity, it ended unsuccessfully. Burk thought she had a better chance this year inasmuch as IBM, a major Masters sponsor, boasts a female CEO. Since Augusta National had proffered membership to previous IBM CEOs who were male, Burke argued, the golf club should...
  • OS/2 turns 25 years old ( anyone remeber this Operating System?)

    04/03/2012 9:41:31 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 45 replies
    The Inquirer ^ | Mon Apr 02 2012, 19:06 | Egan Orion
    Now it's Ecomstation TODAY MARKS the 25th birthday of OS/2, which IBM announced on 2 April, 1987.Initially intended as a protected mode successor to PC-DOS, OS/2 became the first serious PC operating system rival to Microsoft Windows. For a while, IBM and Microsoft collaborated on it, until Microsoft withdrew its support for various reasons and focused its efforts on Windows NT instead. OS/2 has never fully recovered from Microsoft's abandonment of it, nor has Windows.However, throughout most of the 1990s, OS/2 was a much more stable, secure and reliable PC operating system than Windows. It was capable of running Windows...
  • IBM to tear down Moore's Law (Oh goody -- what will a new Fab cost now?)

    01/13/2012 6:52:59 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 47 replies
    Fudzilla ^ | Friday, 13 January 2012 11:50 | Nedim Hadzic
    Cuts bit size down to 12 atoms IBM announced on Thursday that its boffins managed to cut the physical requirements for a bit of data, whereby number of required atoms has been reduced from a million to only 12. Of course, it goes without saying that this means higher density and more space. Indeed, 1TB drives would quickly become old news as 100TB or 150TB would become a common thing. For its research, IBM used antiferromagnetism to achieve 100 times denser memory. Antiferromagnetism refers to magnetic moments of atoms or molecules where they align with neighboring spins pointing in opposite...
  • IBM researchers make 12-atom magnetic memory bit

    01/13/2012 5:03:47 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1/13/12 | BBC
    Researchers have successfully stored a single data bit in only 12 atoms. Currently it takes about a million atoms to store a bit on a modern hard-disk, the researchers from IBM say. They believe this is the world's smallest magnetic memory bit. According to the researchers, the technique opens up the possibility of producing much denser forms of magnetic computer memory than today's hard disk drives and solid state memory chips. "Roughly every two years hard drives become denser," research lead author Sebastian Loth told the BBC. "The obvious question to ask is how long can we keep going. And...
  • Himmler and Heydrich: Hitler’s Lieutenants

    01/09/2012 6:57:50 PM PST · by iowamark · 44 replies · 2+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 6, 2012 | JACOB HEILBRUNN
    In June 1942, Thomas Mann, who was living in exile in California, delivered a commentary on a German-language BBC radio program that decried the sanguinary actions of the Third Reich in avenging the assassination of the leading SS official Reinhard Heydrich in Prague. After Heydrich’s elaborate funeral ceremony at the new Reich Chancellery in Berlin, Hitler screamed at the Czech president, Emil Hacha, “Nothing can prevent me from deporting millions of Czechs if they do not wish for peaceful coexistence.” It wasn’t an idle threat. “Since the violent death of Heydrich,” Mann lamented, “terror is raging everywhere, in a more...
  • IBM Bets Big on Stacking Chips, With 3M’s Help

    09/06/2011 4:12:37 PM PDT · by Straight Vermonter · 35 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 6, 2011 | Don Clark
    <p>The computer giant and 3M this week are announcing a collaboration to advance the practice of stacking multiple chips on top of each other, packing much greater computing and data-storage capability together into a small space. Electronics companies now routinely stack a few chips together–particularly memory chips, for use in small devices like cellphones–but IBM is talking about bonding 100 or more chips together, including high-performance microprocessors.</p>
  • IBM inventor: PC is dead

    08/12/2011 3:39:08 PM PDT · by george76 · 90 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 12, 2011 | Mark Dean
    In our increasingly smartphone-and-tablet computing-centric world, one of the computer engineers who helped design IBM's first personal computer, has made it official: The PC is dead. Thirty years ago, Mark Dean was part of the original team that helped usher in a personal computing revolution when Big Blue announced its PC. On the anniversary of that seminal announcement, Dean said it is time to move beyond the PC. (see: Today is the IBM Model 5150's 30th birthday) "My primary computer now is a tablet. When I helped design the PC, I didn't think I'd live long enough to witness its...
  • Era of the PC 'coming to a close' (30 yr anniversary of IBM PC 5150 Aug 12 1981)

    08/11/2011 11:04:47 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 68 replies ^ | August 11, 2011 | Unattributed
    PCs are going the way of typewriters, vinyl records and vacuum tubes, one of the engineers who worked on the original machine has said. The claim was made in a blog post commemorating 30 years since the launch of the first IBM personal computer. No longer, said Dr Mark Dean, are PCs the leading edge of computing. No single device has taken the PC's place, he said, instead it has been replaced by the socially-mediated innovation it has fostered. While IBM was not the first to produce a personal computer, the launch of the 5150 on 12 August 1981 established...
  • Swiss trial opens for 3 accused eco-terrorists

    07/19/2011 2:09:24 PM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 7/19/11
    Three accused eco-terrorists went on trial under heavy security in Switzerland's highest criminal court Tuesday for an alleged plot to blow up an IBM nanotech research center near Zurich. The trial in the Federal Criminal Court for an Italian couple and Swiss man living in Italy opened after a one-hour delay because of the extraordinary security taken by Swiss police, who cordoned off the area with metal barriers. The three defendants — 35-year-old Costantino Alfonso Ragusa, his 29-year-old wife Silvia Ragusa Guerini and their 26-year-old Swiss friend Luca "Billy" Cristos Bernasconi — had been detained after being arrested last year...
  • IBM makes breakthrough in new kind of “universal” memory chip

    07/01/2011 11:41:34 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 12 replies
    VentureBeat ^ | 6/29/11 | Dean Takahashi
    IBM researchers have made a breakthrough in a new kind of memory chip that can record data 100 times faster than today’s flash memory chips. That means scientists are one step closer to creating a universal memory chip that is fast, permanent, and has lots of capacity. If they really work as billed, these multi-bit phase-change memory chips could transform enterprise computing and storage by around 2016, according to IBM. The technology could lead to chips that are lower cost, faster, and more durable in storing applications for consumer devices, including mobile phones and cloud storage. It could also benefit...
  • IBM Builds World First Graphene Integrated Circuit

    06/10/2011 2:05:02 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 30 replies
    Extremetech | June 10, 2011 | Sebastian Anthony
    Link and headline onlyClick Here~
  • VMware, IBM, Juniper, Intel, Yahoo Report Late Tue.

    04/19/2011 10:24:27 AM PDT · by Slyscribe
    IBD's Click ^ | 4/19/2011 | Ed Carson
    Watching Intel now is a little like Michael Jordan’s second comeback. It’s hard to explain to younger folks that the sluggish, behind-the-curve tech giant was a dynamo back in the 1980s and 1990s. Intel has struggled to expand into mobile chips. Now smartphones and tablets are slashing demand for traditional PCs. Can the PC king respond?
  • IBM exec offers to save $900 billion in health care costs, but Obama turned him down

    04/16/2011 8:05:13 PM PDT · by libs_kma · 44 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 02/02/11 | By: Barbara Hollingsworth
    The CEO of IBM offered the Obama administration a free software program that would have cut Medicare and Medicaid fraud by almost a trillion dollars, but he was turned down – twice. "We could have improved the quality and reduced the cost of the healthcare system by $900 billion...I said we would do it for free to prove that it works. They turned us down, "IBM chairman and CEO Samuel Palmisano said during a Sept. 14, 2010 taping of the Wall Street Journal’s Viewpoints program. FOX News confirmed that a second meeting between Palmisano and Obama administration officials yielded the...
  • Obama rejects huge savings

    04/13/2011 5:37:43 PM PDT · by simka · 8 replies
    IBM | Mr Palmisano
    This should be sent to every American to show them what this President really thinks and that he is anti-capitalist, anti-private-sector and cannot be trusted in telling the truth. ------------------------------- ----- This message has links at the bottom to verify it's content. IBM offered to help reduce Medicare fraud for free... What if I told you that the Chairman and CEO of IBM, Samuel J. Palmisano, approached President Obama and members of his, before the healthcare bill debates, with a plan that would reduce healthcare expenditures by $900 billion? Given the Obama Administration's adamancy that the United States of America...
  • Big Blue shows off fastest graphene transistor ( 155 Ghz

    04/08/2011 10:07:32 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 3 replies
    Fudzilla ^ | Friday, 08 April 2011 10:51 | Nick Farrell
    155 billion cycles which is more than Bejing IBM has been showing off its latest graphene transistor that can execute 155 billion cycles per second. It is about 50 percent faster than previous experimental transistors. The new transistor has a cut-off frequency of 155GHz. The previous one could manage 100GHz  and it was shown off last year. Top Big Blue boffin Yu-Ming Lin said that the research also shows that high-performance, graphene-based transistors can be produced at low cost using standard semiconductor manufacturing processes. In other words commercial production of graphene chips is not far away. Graphene is a...
  • Engineering Intelligence: Why IBM’s Jeopardy-Playing Computer Is So Important

    02/11/2011 11:24:04 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 42 replies
    Mashable ^ | February 11, 2011 | Matt Silverman
    Language is arguably what makes us most human. Even the smartest and chattiest of the animal kingdom have nothing on our lingual cognition.In computer science, the Holy Grail has long been to build software that understands — and can interact with — natural human language. But dreams of a real-life Johnny 5 or C-3PO have always been dashed on the great gulf between raw processing power and the architecture of the human mind. Computers are great at crunching large sets of numbers. The mind excels at assumption and nuance.Enter Watson, an artificial intelligence project from IBM that’s over five years...
  • IBM Brings Supercomputing Muscle to U.S. Lab

    02/08/2011 12:52:15 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 27 replies
    All Things Digital ^ | February 8, 2011 at 7:06 AM PT | Arik Hesseldahl
    It was just a few weeks ago that President Obama was kvetching in his State of the Union address that China “has the fastest computer.” He was referring to the Tianhe-1A system at the National Supercomputer Center in Tianjin. With a peak performance of 2.57 petaflops, it muscled out the U.S. Department of Energy’s Cray XT5 Jaguar system for the No. 1 spot on the Top 500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers.Worry no more, Mr. President. Your government is on the case. The U.S. Department of Energy announced today that it has cut a deal with IBM to...
  • Pentagon Reports Billions of Dollars in Contractor Fraud

    02/05/2011 1:50:30 PM PST · by bronxville · 23 replies
    Politics Daily ^ | 02-03-2011 | David Wood
    Pentagon Reports Billions of Dollars in Contractor Fraud The Pentagon paid hundreds of billions of dollars to defense contractors engaged in criminal or civil fraud -- in some cases paying the companies after they were convicted, according to a new Defense Department report. At least 91 contractors holding contracts worth $270 billion were the subjects of civil fraud judgments -- and in some cases CRIMINAL FRAUD convictions as well, many of which resulted in fines, suspensions or debarments. Even so, Defense Department contracting officers still assigned $4.9 billion worth of work with these companies after the fraud was uncovered, the...
  • Value of the IBM ZEnterprise 196 (video)

    01/31/2011 9:46:56 AM PST · by djf · 25 replies
    Fastest processor in the world. A million bucks a pop!! Some are calling it a Datacenter-in-a-box.
  • IBM's annual list of five innovations set to change our lives in the next five years

    12/29/2010 1:21:00 PM PST · by SonOfDarkSkies · 26 replies · 3+ views
    Gizmag ^ | 12/28/2010 | Ben Coxworth
    IBM has announced its fifth annual Next Five in Five – a list of five technologies that the company believes “have the potential to change the way people work, live and play over the next five years.” While there are no flying cars or robot servants on the list, there are holographic friends, air-powered batteries, personal environmental sensors, customized commutes and building-heating computers.3D telepresence It may not be a flying car, but it’s definitely one we’ve seen in sci-fi movies before – the ability to converse with a life-size holographic image of another person in real time. The futurists at...
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    11/15/2010 4:40:06 PM PST · by giant sable · 8 replies ^ | November 15, 2010 | Michael S. Malone
    Here’s why Cisco Systems’ bad financial news last week should (maybe) scare the hell out of you.
  • White House snubs healthcare fraud offer

    10/19/2010 12:11:14 PM PDT · by freedomfox · 16 replies ^ | 10-19-2010 | Kevin Pezzi, MD
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    09/28/2010 10:51:41 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies
    NY Times ^ | September 27, 2010 | JOHN MARKOFF
    SAN FRANCISCO — I.B.M. scientists have modified a scanning-tunneling microscope, making it possible to observe dynamic processes inside individual atoms on a time scale one million times faster than has previously been possible. The researchers have perfected a measurement technique in which they use an extremely short voltage pulse to excite an individual atom and then follow with a lower voltage to read the atom’s magnetic state, or spin, shortly afterward. The resulting data produces the equivalent of a high-resolution, high-speed movie of the atom’s behavior. The advance, reported Thursday in the journal Science, has potential applications in fields including...