By Tom Rosamilia
IBM has always taken the long view of its business strategy, continuously reinventing – from divesting its PC business to more recently its x86 business.
Today’s announcement that GLOBALFOUNDRIES plans to acquire IBM’s global commercial semiconductor technology business is one more step in the company’s reinvention. The Agreement reinforces IBM’s clear path, commitment and vision for systems and hardware.
IBM’s proven model for success is driven by focusing on the high-value segments of our systems portfolio driven by the unique innovation that only IBM can bring. GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ business model is to innovate through high-volume semiconductor manufacturing, which is enhanced by economies of scale.
If you’ve been following IBM’s hardware business closely, you’ve heard us talk about the need to continuously transform our business. OpenPOWER, Software-Defined Storage, Flash memory, connecting mobile and the mainframe and the sale of our x86 business to Lenovo are a few of the most recent examples. Continue Reading »
By Klaus Gottschalk
The Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ), nestled on the outskirts of Munich in the town of Garching, was established 50 years ago by the Bavarian Academy of Science, to provide supercomputing resources to researchers and scientists across the Munich Scientific Network of universities.
Since then, the Centre has been the home of such systems as the HLRB and HLRB-II and has grown to become the premiere computing operations center for researchers across Europe, as they work to answer computational-intensive scientific questions.
By Edward Walsh
When people speak of Big Data the natural reflex is to envision a big company or government struggling to deal with massive amounts of digital information. It stands to reason that the bigger the organization, the greater the data challenges.
After all, large enterprises serve more customers, manage more employees, maintain more partnerships, and coordinate with more suppliers than small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs). All of those people are collecting, creating, sharing and replicating vast amounts of information – data – at increasing rates.
However, the number of large organizations in the U.S. is dwarfed by the millions of SMBs – the true drivers of the economy. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2010 Statistics of U.S. Businesses, 17,236 firms in the country have more than 500 employees, while 5.7 million firms have less than 500. The challenges this silent majority face managing the data deluge can be far more acute than those of larger, well-resourced enterprises.