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IBM "Minsky" Cluster Achieves Billion-Cell Reservoir Simulation in Record Time

A 30-node cluster of GPU-accelerated IBM “Minsky” servers has performed a billion-cell petroleum reservoir simulation in 92 minutes. Previous attempts at this scale required 20 hours using a large supercomputer with thousands of processors. Oil and gas companies rely on reservoir simulations to help figure out the most productive spots to drill. But since these simulations are so...
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IBM, Red Hat Collaborate to Accelerate Hybrid Cloud Adoption

IBM and Red Hat, Inc. today announced a strategic collaboration designed to help enterprises benefit from the OpenStack platform's speed and economics while more easily extending their existing Red Hat virtualized and cloud workloads to the IBM Private Cloud. As part of this new collaboration, IBM has become a Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider, giving clients greater confidence...
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IBM Reorg Forges Cognitive Systems, Merges Cloud and Analytics

It is the first month of a new year, and this is the time that IBM traditionally does reorganizations of its business lines and plays musical chairs with its executives to reconfigure itself for the coming year. And just like clockwork, late last week the top brass at Big Blue did internal announcements explaining the changes it is making to transform its wares into a platform better suited...
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IBM Triples Cloud Datacenter Capacity in the UK

IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it is adding four new cloud data centers infused with cognitive intelligence in the UK, to keep pace with growing client demand. The investment in the new facilities underscores IBM’s long-standing commitment to providing innovative solutions to the UK market and triples its cloud center capacity in the UK. “We are already among the most digitally...
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IIT in Bombay Opens the First OpenPOWER Research Facility

Today IBM announced the opening of the first OpenPOWER Research Facility (OPRF) at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. The OPRF will help drive the country’s National Knowledge Network initiative to interconnect all institutions of higher learning and research with a high-speed data communication network, facilitating knowledge sharing and collaborative research and innovation. OPRF...
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SC16 Keynote to Focus on Cognitive Computing

Today SC16 announced that Katharine Frase from IBM has been selected as the SC16 Keynote Speaker. With a talk entitled, “Cognitive Computing: how can we accelerate human decision making, creativity and innovation using techniques from Watson and beyond?” Frase will speak on November 15, 2016 in Salt Lake City. Frase served as Chief Technology Officer of Public Sector and Vice President of...
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IBM’s Machines to Fight Against Zika Virus

IBM has provided its technology and expertise to help better monitor spread of the Zika virus disease in South America.  The technology firm has partnered with Brazil’s Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), a research institution affiliated with the Brazilian Ministry of Health, which will use IBM’s technology to analyze clues such as mentions on social media and official data about human...
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IBM supercomputer Watson to help advance preschool education

Sesame Workshop and IBM announced a collaboration to use IBM Watson’s cognitive computing technology and Sesame’s early childhood expertise to help advance preschool education around the world. As part of a three-year agreement, Sesame Workshop and IBM will collaborate to develop educational platforms and products that will be designed to adapt to the learning preferences and aptitude levels...
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IBM’s Watson Lets You Talk to Your Self-Driving Car

WHAT MAKES OLLI, the car that’s now rolling through the streets of National Harbor, Maryland, important isn’t that it drives itself, that it’s electric, or even that Local Motors made it from 3-D printed parts. What sets Olli apart is its gift of gab. Upstart automaker Local Motors and IBM teamed up to create the autonomous van-like shuttle, which launches today, carries twelve passengers,...
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IBM POWER8 System to Advance Genomic Health Research at University of Calgary

Last week IBM and the University of Calgary announced a five-year collaboration to accelerate and expand genomic research into common childhood conditions such as autism, congenital diseases and the many unknown causes of illness. As part of the collaboration, IBM will augment the existing research capacity at the Cumming School of Medicine’s Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute by...
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