The IBM-backed OpenPOWER Foundation has taken a major step forward this week: Two Chinese organizations, Suzhou PowerCore Technology Company and the Research Institute of Jiangsu Industrial Technology, will join the OpenPOWER Foundation.
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IBM has released IBM i 7.1 Technology Refresh 7 with a several great new enhancements to DB2 for i, a new Java Runtime Engine, new free format features for RPG IV, as well as extensions to the Integrated Web Application Server.
This year IBM accelerated its Linux on Power and PowerLinux server hardware strategy by introducing powerful and price-competitive PowerLinux servers, but the company is just shifting into third gear: Over the next five years, IBM is promising to pour another $1 billion into its Linux on Power initiative.
Basically, IBM is seeing that the buying behavior for mid-market companies is moving toward cloud and managed services . . . and recognizes that IBM's IBM i-loving Business Partners need some help enabling their applications and services to take advantage of these opportunities.
IBM, Google, NVIDIA, Mellanox, and Tyan are planning to bring the POWER hardware and software stack to the world through a new OpenPOWER Consortium. The open development alliance will base it efforts on IBM's POWER microprocessor architecture with the intent to help other companies build advanced server, networking, storage, and GPU-acceleration technology into a whole new generation of hyper-scalable cloud data centers.
After delivering smaller PowerLinux servers for the x86-based tradition of scale out computing, IBM has gone big: Today the company released the new high-end PowerLinux 7R4 server, which scales to 4 sockets, 32 cores, and 1 TB of memory. Is that big?
The world's biggest and most prestigious tennis and golf championship tournaments all need an intensely reliable and forward-thinking Internet, mobile, and data-delivery partner, and for Wimbledon, the partner is IBM.
Like many businesses -- and certainly financial institutions -- QNB Bank has to grant IT and help desk personnel powerful IBM i system authority to do their everyday jobs, even seemingly innocuous tasks like unlocking users if they get locked out, making changes to their profiles, or even adding printers.
For a long time there have been few options when it comes to the desktop. But tablets, smartphones, and web-based services/applications have made people think twice about their reliance on Windows. Erwin Earley recently moved to a Linux-based desktop; in this blog, he shares his thoughts (both good and bad) on the experience....More
The six articles in this ebook present a half dozen simple yet powerful security topics that any IT pro can digest in lunchtime reading. The title comes from a similar collection of basic physics lectures by the brilliant physicist and Nobel laureate Dr. Richard Feynman....More
IBM i has extremely robust intrinsic security, and Linux, although much less secure than either AIX or IBM i, has many more eyes watching for problems. But AIX has some significant corner cases where security can be breached if you're not careful....More