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Looking into the future of IT: Will AI rule the world?

In the first part of this “future of IT” series, I posed the question: What will IT look like a decade from now? To begin the conversation, I outlined the three major segments of IT — procedural IT, statistical IT and machine learning IT — noting that machine learning will see the most growth in […]

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The fabric of big memory

Technologies as diverse as Apache Spark, SAP HANA and NoSQL databases all share a common architectural feature – the use of in-memory data stores. Moving data sets from traditional storage media into memory can dramatically reduce system latency and increase application performance. These data sets are growing ever larger, however, leading to requirements for what […]

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The future of IT: Keep an eye on machine learning

What will IT look like a decade from now? We’ve seen enormous growth in big data and analytics in the past decade, and this area of technology will continue to transform how business is done. Not just that — but machine learning breakthroughs will bring new ways of analyzing and using that data. To start […]

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IBM Spectrum Computing at SC17

Imagine the possibilities… Exponential growth in supercomputing clusters, the scaling of complex applications and the convergence of big data is pushing high-performance computing (HPC) to new limits. Make the most of your HPC environment and the technology that is driving the next generation of AI-focused workloads with IBM Spectrum Computing solutions. IBM Spectrum Computing delivers […]

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Analyzing data at the source for faster insights

Data is ever increasing, and organizations are looking for ways to harness and glean insight from that data. But to do so, they need fast, powerful analytics tools. If the majority of your data is on the IBM Z mainframe, IBM Open Data Analytics for z/OS can now help you gain analytic insights at the […]

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NVIDIA GTC deep learning dispatch: Day 2

Day two of NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference has wrapped, and the excitement around deep learning and PowerAI continues to grow. In a lot of ways, the evolution of GTC (focusing on data-intensive computing and HPC to accelerated computing to deep learning) mirrors that of IBM. IBM earned its pedigree in the realm of HPC computing, […]

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NVIDIA GTC deep learning dispatch: Day 1

It’s begun! NVIDIA’s annual GPU Technology Conference, or GTC. Last week we told you about our Top 5 Things to Do, and now we’re here live at the show to bring you the latest chatter from the conference floor, where industry leaders like IBM, NVIDIA, Mellanox, Samsung and more are coming together. For IBM, our […]

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Better together: Systems of innovation (Part three)

Welcome to the era of rapid digital business innovation, where creating new value for your organization is limited only by your imagination. Working with executive leaders, we’ve envisioned a hybrid cloud architecture that’s enterprise strong and adaptive to industry-domain requirements, by design. It’s a forward-looking platform that will stand the test of time. Based upon […]

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The new cloud conversation: How to build a high-performing cloud

While most agree that cloud is the architecture of the future, IT leaders are learning fast that putting all clouds into one category is like saying that all cars are the same. An AMC Gremlin and a Porsche 911 both have an engine and four wheels, but produce vastly different results. With clouds, as with […]

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