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Lenovo Purchases IBM Low-end Servers

Posted: January 24th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: IBM, Lenovo, Technoid Computer News | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Lenovo Purchases IBM Low-end Servers

Lenovo Purchases IBM Low-end ServersChinese PC maker Lenovo has agreed to buy IBM’s low-end server business for $US2.3 billion in what is set to be China’s biggest technology deal.

The long-awaited acquisition comes nearly a decade after Lenovo bought IBM’s loss-making ThinkPad business for $1.75 billion.

The sale of the low-end server operation, which still needs US government approval, will allow IBM to focus on its decade-long shift to more profitable software and services.

IBM said earlier this month that it would spend more than $1.2 billion to build up to 15 data centres on five continents, in an effort to expand its cloud services and reach new clients and markets.

Lenovo’s acquisition will lift its market share in the server area from 2 per cent to 14 per cent :: Read the full article »»»»


IBM Makes World Smallest Movie, It’s Atomic!

Posted: May 6th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Cankler Science Matters, IBM | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on IBM Makes World Smallest Movie, It’s Atomic!

IBMResearchers from tech-behemoth IBM have unveiled – confirmed by Guinness World Records –  the world’s smallest movie, made with atoms. Named A Boy And His Atom, the movie used thousands of precisely placed atoms to create nearly 250 frames of stop-motion action.

The movie depicts a character named Atom who befriends a single atom and goes on a journey that includes dancing, playing catch and bouncing on a trampoline. Set to a playful musical track, the movie represents a unique way to convey science outside the research community.

It takes around 1 million atoms to store a single bit of data on a computer, a bit being the basic unit of information in computing. Recently, IBM Research announced it can store that same bit of information in just 12 atoms.  In order to make the movie atoms were moved with a scanning tunnelling microscope. The microscope weighs two tonnes, operates at minus 268 degrees Celsius and magnifies the atomic surface more than 100 million times :: Read the full article »»»»

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IBM Predicts Mind Reading Machines

Posted: December 21st, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: IBM, News From the web, Technoid Computer News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on IBM Predicts Mind Reading Machines

IBM Five-In-Five

Century-old technology behemoth IBM has done some pretty wild things in it’s time. They’ve dragged us from Keypunch through Typesetting and on to Supercomputing technology.

So when the behemoth makes a prediction, the world listens, even when it’s outlandish.

IBM has predicted a near future in which machines read minds and recognise who they are dealing with. Each year since 2006, IBM has released Five-In-Five, a list of 5 predictions for the future of tech, 5 innovations that will have a profound effect in the next 5 years.

The latest IBM Five-in-Five predictions were based on social trends and research which the New York State-based company expected to begin bearing fruit by the year 2017.

You might want to start practicing being nice to machines, IBM says “Imagine you will be able to walk up to an ATM machine to securely withdraw money by simply speaking your name or looking into a tiny sensor that can recognise the unique patterns in the retina of your eye” Read the full article »»»»


IBM Phase Change Memory

Posted: July 4th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Hardware, IBM | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on IBM Phase Change Memory

The battle over the next storage technology is heating up. IBM scientists this week demonstrated a working practical version of their Multi-bit Phase Change Memory.

PCM combines speed, endurance, non-volatility and density into a single chip. This is Flash memory part 2 and may be the first technology to threaten hard drives. 100 times faster than flash with read/write durability of 10 million cycles this is what Flash always wanted to be. PCM is the little prince who one day may become the king of storage.

IBM developed a 200,000 memory cell test chip to prove the technology. The chip was developed using older 90nm CMOS fabricating technology – Intel is just about to start using 22nm technology – , the cells consists of an alloy between two electrodes, top and bottom. When voltage is passed between the electrodes the alloy heats up and changes once it hits the right temperature.

This change in structure affects its electrical resistance and this is used to represent 1’s and 0’s. The alloy itself belongs to a class of materials called chalcogenide compounds, materials that change their internal structure from crystalline to amphoras under certain circumstances. DVD-R disks use a similar material but they use light to read and write, changing the refractive index :: Read the full article »»»»


Happy 100th Birthday Big Blue

Posted: June 16th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, IBM, M.Aaron Silverman, Technoid Computer News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Happy 100th Birthday Big Blue

16 June 2011, IBM is 100 Years Old today – IBM’s Official Centennial Essay

International Business Machines, IBM “Big Blue”, Armonk, New York, Has hit the big 100. Big Blue is one of the few information technology companies with a continuous history dating back to the 19th century.

IBM manufactures and sells computer hardware and software – with a focus on the latter – and offers infrastructure services, hosting services, and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology.

IBM has been well known through most of its recent history as one of the world’s largest computer companies and systems integrators. With over 388,000 employees worldwide, IBM is one of the largest and most profitable information technology employers in the world.

IBM holds more patents than any other U.S. based technology company and has eight research laboratories worldwide. The company has scientists, engineers, consultants, and sales professionals in over 170 countries. IBM employees have earned Five Nobel Prizes, four Turing Awards, five National Medals of Technology, and five National Medals of Science :: Read the full article »»»»