High Performance Computing

Fueling the HPC Transformation with AI

As the annual Supercomputing conference celebrates its 30th birthday in Dallas this week, I’m reminded how far supercomputing has come, and how exciting the HPC industry is right now. With the Big Data boom, the immense amount of information represents tremendous opportunity for researchers who have new fuel for their projects. But it also provides […]

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A New Direction for High Performance Computing

I first learned about IBM’s TrueNorth technology starting back in 2014, but it wasn’t until colleagues and I participated in a TrueNorth application development bootcamp last year that I understood its true potential. I am optimistic that this new neurosynaptic computing architecture, which is modeled on the way the brain works, could play an important […]

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A Critical Role for Hardware in the Era of Cognitive Business

As the annual Supercomputing conference celebrates its 30th birthday in Dallas this week, I’m reminded how far supercomputing has come, and how exciting the HPC industry is right now. With the Big Data boom, the immense amount of information represents tremendous opportunity for researchers who have new fuel for their projects. But it also provides […]

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Inside IBM: The Inventors Who Are Creating the Era of Cognitive Computing

How many times have you been raving about a great movie and, suddenly, you draw a blank on the star actor’s name? Don’t worry, it happens to everybody. Well, in the not-too-distant future, when you get hung up, you may get a timely assist from a computer—one smart enough to complete your sentences for you. […]

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IBM’s Cognitive Computing Innovation Surges

IBM’s work in cognitive computing emerged as a major factor among the patents awarded to the company by the US. Patent and Trademark Office. More than 800 of IBM’s 7,355 2015 patents are related to cognitive computing, a 52% increase from the previous year. Last year, IBM announced that it has realigned its entire business […]

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Emerging Technologies Play A Key Role in Combating Global Environmental Challenges

As the COP21 summit in Paris draws to a close this week, there’s reason for optimism that leaders from more than 150 countries will reach agreements aimed at heading off the more extreme effects of climate change. Many countries have pledged to address the problem and set concrete goals for doing so, adding to a […]

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The Future of Knowledge Work: Turbocharging Expertise

The first serious computer program I wrote in high school was a basic “expert system” to help my dad, a judge in India, handle auto accident compensation cases. Back then, we imagined a world where expertise of all sorts could be captured in computer system, but, as you can imagine, I ran into all the […]

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A Turning Point for Quantum Computing

Last week, IBM Fellow Charles Bennett stood on stage and organized a group photo of more than 150 IBMers and leading scientists from around the world who had gathered at the T.J. Watson Research Laboratory near New York City for a conference on quantum computing. For those in the know, it was a delicious moment. […]

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The Bell Prize: Unlocking the Secrets of the Earth’s Crust

We’re on the cusp of a new era for science and computer science. People are able to measure natural phenomena more precisely thanks to all the new sensors and the Internet of Things. We can handle immense amounts of data thanks to new data management technologies. And we’re producing ever more sophisticated algorithms and computer […]

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Live Blogging from the Cognitive Colloquium

05:00 PM Guruduth Banavar, Vice President of Cognitive Computing, IBM Research Wrapping up, there are three things I want to highlight…. First, concerning neuroscience: The analogy we draw from neuroscience and the human brain, the inspiration we get from the brain, has driven a lot of thinking. This is an area the I want to […]

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Come Back for Live Blogging from the Cognitive Colloquium

Return to the THINK blog Wednesday morning at 9:30 for day-long live blogging from the Cognitive Colloquium at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. You’ll hear from Shirley Ann Jackson, president of Rensselaer, John Kelly, senior vice president at IBM, and a large roster of top scientists with expertise in cognitive and immersive systems.

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What it Takes to Reinvent Supercomputing–Over and Over Again

I’m not usually a big fan of anniversaries (except my wedding day, of course), but I make an exception when it comes to IBM’s collaboration with the US Government on supercomputing. Today is the 20th anniversary of the Accelerated Strategic Computing Initiative–a Department of Energy program that has safeguarded America’s nuclear weapon arsenal and, and […]

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