Software defined infrastructure

Behind the scenes of precision medicine

Advancing the science of medicine relies largely on access to patients’ genomic information and the other related biological or environmental factors causing disease. Armed with additional information, researchers and physicians can often target a disease more precisely with treatment specific to the individual, and potentially deliver higher-quality personalized patient care. In a world where the […]

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The HPC beat goes on

Earlier this year, we wrote about the silver anniversary of IBM Spectrum LSF, a milestone celebration of 25 years of innovation in HPC workload management.  And you’ve come a long way baby!  Over the years, IBM Spectrum LSF has grown from a workload scheduler to a full suite of products designed to give you a […]

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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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Innovate or perish

Modern-day discovery in the oil & gas market Innovate or perish. This is sage advice that rings true for companies in all industries, but particularly for the oil & gas sector, where game-changing disruptions seem to threaten to jeopardize the profitability of many firms. Since mid-2014, oil prices per barrel have fallen by more than […]

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How sweet is the suite? IBM Spectrum Suite, that is…

Over the years, I’ve seen many customers identify a requirement (often on the back of a business problem or a new technology) and then invest in a new product to address the problem. Often the rationale for the investment is based on an ROI study that shows either business efficiencies or cost savings (or hopefully […]

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Ready for success with IBM Storage

Partnerships between IT leaders provide very strong benefits to clients by streamlining solution design, simplifying deployment and reducing risk. These relationships also create business synergy in which the strength of the partnership is greater than the sum of the individual partners’ capabilities. These are some of the important reasons why IBM created the Ready for […]

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Three current storage trends that will surprise you

The pace of change in storage has never been faster. From the mid-1990s to a few years ago, storage area network (SAN)-based disk systems doubled capacity every couple of years and got faster, but otherwise stayed the same. It was relatively simple to plan for the future. In 4 years, you could purchase one new […]

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Modernizing copy management for databases

You’ve probably heard the term “IT modernization” bandied about.  To me, it’s all about the data; how quickly can you get it, how efficiently are you storing it and what value does it bring to you when you use it?  These issues matter most to application owners and developers who need access to the latest […]

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Cognitive scheduling yields savings and faster time to market

In my previous blog post, Improving chip yield rates with cognitive manufacturing, I highlighted the costs associated with semiconductor manufacturing, and how cognitive methods can yield benefits in both design and manufacture. The compute farms and private clouds required to run the necessary simulations and verifications can be pretty substantial, with the largest companies deploying […]

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