June 2014

If Ubuntu Linux is to prove truly competitive in theOpenStack cloud and Big Data worlds, it needs to run on more than x86 hardware. And that's whatCanonical achieved this month, with the announcement of full support for IBM POWER8machines on Ubuntu Cloud and Ubuntu Server....

BANGALORE, JUNE 27: IBM will use its huge India software developer base to work on its new Power8 chips to challenge Intel’s dominance.The world’s largest software company has launched its new Power8 chip architecture, an enhancement over its earlier version, to take on Intel’s Xeon...

This week at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC14) one of the more frequent topics of conversation has been the revised role that some expect IBM might play following the Lenovo x86 business acquisition—and how their investment in high performance computing might change following the transition....

It’s official: Britain’s two IBM i user groups, NiSUG and the IBM CUA have merged and are now i-UG. NiSUG chairman Mike Ryan and CUA/Common UK chairman Pat Flannery made the announcement yesterday at a packed International i-Power conference in Windsor....

SAP's recent Sapphire NOW user and partner conference in Orlando was a love fest for the company's HANA in-memory database technology. SAP has made it quite clear that HANA is far more than an innovative solution for Big Data, analytics and business intelligence workloads....

The hardware resellers, software peddlers, and IBM i shops that have modest processing needs and generally modest system budgets have all been waiting for it. And IBM did not say a word about it when the initial Power8 systems were launched back in April. But, all of...

We are getting ready to close out the second quarter, and IBM is in a mood to do a little wheeling and dealing to help move its stockpiles of Power7+ systems as well as the shiny new Power8 "scale-out" systems that came out back in April....