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Chinese Computer Giant ‘Lenovo’ Buys IBM Low-end Server Business

Posted: January 24th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Technoid, Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Chinese Computer Giant ‘Lenovo’ Buys IBM Low-end Server Business

Lenovo Buys IBM Low-end Server BusinessChinese PC maker Lenovo has agreed to buy IBM’s low-end server business for $US2.3 billion in what is set to be China’s biggest technology deal.

The long-awaited acquisition comes nearly a decade after Lenovo bought IBM’s loss-making ThinkPad business for $1.75 billion.

The sale of the low-end server operation, which still needs US government approval, will allow IBM to focus on its decade-long shift to more profitable software and services.

IBM said earlier this month that it would spend more than $1.2 billion to build up to 15 data centres on five continents, in an effort to expand its cloud services and reach new clients and markets.

Lenovo’s acquisition will lift its market share in the server area from 2 per cent to 14 per cent :: Read the full article »»»»

IBMs World’s Smallest Movie, It’s Atomic!

Posted: May 5th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Cankler Science News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on IBMs World’s Smallest Movie, It’s Atomic!

IBMResearchers from tech-behemoth IBM have unveiled – confirmed by Guinness World Records –  the world’s smallest movie, made with atoms. Named A Boy And His Atom, the movie used thousands of precisely placed atoms to create nearly 250 frames of stop-motion action.

The movie depicts a character named Atom who befriends a single atom and goes on a journey that includes dancing, playing catch and bouncing on a trampoline. Set to a playful musical track, the movie represents a unique way to convey science outside the research community.

It takes around 1 million atoms to store a single bit of data on a computer, a bit being the basic unit of information in computing. Recently, IBM Research announced it can store that same bit of information in just 12 atoms.  In order to make the movie atoms were moved with a scanning tunnelling microscope. The microscope weighs two tonnes, operates at minus 268 degrees Celsius and magnifies the atomic surface more than 100 million times :: Read the full article »»»»

Look Into The Future With IBM’s 5-in-5 Tech Predictions

Posted: December 20th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Science, Science News, Socially Engineerd | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

IBM Five-In-Five

Century-old technology behemoth IBM has done some pretty wild things in it’s time. They’ve dragged us from Keypunch through Typesetting and on to Supercomputing technology. So when the behemoth makes a prediction, the world listens, even when it’s outlandish. IBM has predicted a near future in which machines read minds and recognise who they are dealing with. Each year since 2006, IBM has released Five-In-Five, a list of 5 predictions for the future of tech, 5 innovations that will have a profound effect in the next 5 years. The latest IBM Five-in-Five predictions were based on social trends and research which the New York State-based company expected to begin bearing fruit by the year 2017. You might want to start practicing being nice to machines, IBM says “Imagine you will be able to walk up to an ATM machine to securely withdraw money by simply speaking your name or looking into a tiny sensor that can recognise the unique patterns in the retina of your eye”