Industry Coverage

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....

The litany of computing buzzwords has been repeated so often that we’ve almost glazed over: mobile, social, cloud, crowd, big data, analytics.  After a while they almost lose their meaning. Taken together, though, they describe the evolution of computing from its most recent incarnation — single...

Should Intel Xeon-based system manufacturers be worried? IBM just started shipping the next generation of Power Systems services with its Power8 processor. The processor can be licensed and is open for development through the OpenPower Foundation -- and Big Blue is making some big claims....

The new Power8 systems started shipping last Friday, and this week, in our ongoing coverage of the new hardware and software technologies embodied in the systems, we are going to take a look at the memory subsystems in the new machines. There are a slew...

The KVM virtualization update for Linux 3.16 brings improvements mostly for less common CPU architectures. With the Linux 3.17 kernel should come more interesting work for x86 fans but KVM on IA64 is likely to get the boot....