Bringing next generation computing to the next generation of computing experts

Academic initiatives, Cloud computing, High-performance computing

When people use a technology firsthand, it makes the path to a career in that field a plan instead of just a dream. How, then, do you give access to an IBM Systems supercomputer like Summit to university students and researchers? Hardware access might be available on the cloud, using the IBM Q Experience platform more

IBM i – The driverless variant of IT infrastructure

Big data & analytics, Modern data platforms, Power servers

I am, quite frankly, not looking forward to the advent of autonomous automobiles. I happily drive a sporty, stick-shift vehicle myself. But what does intrigue me is autonomous IT infrastructure. I keep track of developments in autonomous IT and consider it to be an early-stage trend that will not reach maturity for several more years. more

Top IBM Power Systems myths: x86 is the industry standard and Power is becoming obsolete

IBM Systems Lab Services, OpenPOWER, Power servers...

There are many misconceptions about IBM Power Systems in the marketplace today, and this blog series will help to dispel some of the top myths. In my previous post, I put aside the myth that migrating from x86 to IBM Power Systems is costly, painful and risky. In this post, we’ll look at another myth more

The Weather Company uses IBM Power Systems hardware to deliver high-precision local weather forecasts

Power servers, Power Systems, Storage

Access to real-time accurate weather forecasts affects how communities plan for and respond to major weather events like tropical storms, how farmers plan for a drought, and how store owners adjust inventory for a historically cold year. We enjoy consistent, fairly accurate weather forecasts in the U.S., but similarly accurate weather forecasts are not available more

Is your scientific software complemented by the best hardware?

Deep learning, High-performance computing, IBM Systems Lab Services...

Did you know you could realize huge performance gains for your scientific applications by taking advantage of the unique capabilities of the IBM Power Systems platform? Are you apprehensive about making the leap to another architecture? Let’s look at the current state of the software ecosystem around IBM POWER, the resources available and how IBM more

Accelerate AI projects with the right infrastructure (Part two)

AI, Big data & analytics, Deep learning...

Last week, I talked about how implementing AI solutions in your organization is a lot like climbing a ladder–going it alone can be risky, but a good AI infrastructure is like having a trustworthy friend to help steady your climb. In my view, a crucial piece of that infrastructure support is the IBM Power AI more

IBM continues as a Leader in 2018 Magic Quadrant for Distributed File and Object Storage

AI, Big data & analytics, Cloud computing...

For the third year in a row, IBM has been recognized as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage for both its completeness of vision and ability to execute in the data-driven scale-out storage market for unstructured data. Gartner’s report evaluated two solutions in IBM’s suite of software-defined storage, more

IBM and NVIDIA further collaboration to advance open source GPU acceleration

AI, Big data & analytics, Cloud computing...

Plan to bring capabilities to data scientists everywhere By 2020, we anticipate that the world’s volume of digital data will exceed 44 zettabytes, an astounding number. As enterprises begin to realize the vast, untapped potential of data, they need to find a way to exploit it. Enter AI. IBM has worked to build the industry’s more

The fastest storage for the fastest system: Summit

AI, Cloud computing, High-performance computing...

This week in Frankfurt, Summit was crowned the “Fastest System in the World” in the biannual Top500 survey. The ORNL system is the most powerful, with over 200 petaflops of NVIDIA and IBM Power Systems compute, but it is much more. This is no ordinary system. It is purpose-built to use GPUs and excel on more