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Open source software — changing the world

By 2020, digital transformation teams will source more than 80 percent of their solution components from open source communities. That’s according to IDC’s “Top 10 Tech Predictions For 2017.” Open source has never been more important to the IT industry. Key reasons include: Open collaboration brings together diverse skills to solve common problems. Open source […]

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Hybrid cloud, GPUs and containers….as easy as 1,2,3

Among organizational leaders operating high-performance computing environments today, there is rapidly growing interest in being able to leverage cloud computing resources on demand to augment on-premises resources – to address peaks in demand or to ensure time-critical work can be completed on time.  With more than two decades of experience managing clusters and clouds, we […]

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Containers. Persistent storage. IBM.

Containers are a hot topic — and IBM is listening. IBM is rolling out persistent storage solutions to make containers easier to implement and more resilient. Why use containers? Containers are an open source technology that lets an application be packaged with everything it needs to run the same in any environment. They offer the […]

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Cost-efficient high-performance new-generation IT

New-generation IT management systems help to increase the usable capacity of your existing data centers, without the need to add more servers. It’s not uncommon to double or triple your computing capacity delivering faster answers and greater insights at lower cost. The key is a software capability called cluster virtualization. It is common in high-performance […]

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Building your own cloud

It sounds like an idea that could only have a bad ending: ‘Build your own cloud.” And yet, several companies are successfully doing it to build a competitive advantage. This article explores some of those innovations and how the ideas and lessons learned may apply to your own cloud strategy and business. The wrong way […]

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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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OpenPOWER and the future of enterprise IT

Cognitive computing, artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning are creating a lot of excitement in enterprise IT. However, it is continuous improvement in hardware infrastructure that have made software breakthroughs in these areas possible. OpenPOWER in action I was reminded of this as I watched a project demonstration of IBM OpenPOWER hardware working with […]

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Building on the success of IBM Spectrum LSF 10

IBM Spectrum LSF 10 was released in June 2016, delivering significant architectural enhancements and increases in scalability and performance. New functionalities are now being built on top of that solid foundation. This month will see the release of IBM Spectrum LSF 10.1.0.1, which will add several new capabilities. Container technologies offer many benefits, particularly in […]

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Ten cool things about IBM Spectrum LSF 10

This year — 2016 — is the year of IBM Spectrum LSF 10. The most recent version was released in June, but did you know that IBM Spectrum LSF, the leading workload management solution for high-performance computing (HPC), has been around for over 20 years? In that time, the adoption of HPC has skyrocketed, leading […]

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