Eight Computing Advancements At IBM Research

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I wonder if mote runner could solve the problem siemens has with its cts systems! (ie they don't work anywhere near as good as they do in theory, because they employ a million different sensors and need different staffing depending on the hardware - and at siemens there's no such word as teamwork)
 

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Also it's a pitty IBM couldn't convince Apple to keep PowerPC laptops (even moving to Intel Macbooks at the sametime), and also for not bring back a new version of OS/2 operating system in the same line of MacOS.
For the ones that remember the old OS/2 Warp it was a great operating system very stable with excelent multitasking capabilities.
 

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[Page 1] In many ways, IBM transitioned from bring a mere PC manufacturer to a think tank that creates ideas [sic]
IBM? A mere PC manufacturer? OMG! That is mind-shatteringly terrible -- 30 seconds of research would have told you that your understanding of IBM's history is hopelessly and ineptly inaccurate!

Poor.
Seriously poor.
 

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[citation][nom]powerbaselx[/nom]Also it's a pitty IBM couldn't convince Apple to keep PowerPC laptops (even moving to Intel Macbooks at the sametime), and also for not bring back a new version of OS/2 operating system in the same line of MacOS.For the ones that remember the old OS/2 Warp it was a great operating system very stable with excelent multitasking capabilities.[/citation]
was it? I remember we bought it simply because it was cheaper to buy the os and format the floppies than buy floppies individually!
 
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The move to multi-core is not driven by lithographic limitations but instead by device leakage/Power/thermal envelope putting a limitation on maximum clock frequency. Jobs can only be executed faster now if they can be distributed over many cores. Lithography is enabling multi-cores: 2 cores per chip 2 years ago, now 6 and soon 8 cores per chip.
 
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One Mainframe To Rule Them All-IBM and Verichip- The Human Microchipping Agenda

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mF1h_FaQOq4&feature=player_embedded#
 

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[citation][nom]checkitoutnow[/nom]One Mainframe To Rule Them All-IBM and Verichip- The Human Microchipping Agendahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mF1 [...] _embedded#[/citation]
LOL, conspiracy theories. Be careful IBM knows where you live, and even your dreams. Tin foil helps.
 

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I think IBM have the right attitude, this isnt a list of consumer products, not yet anyway.
Billions are being spent on research where the ultimate aim is... discovery!!!
Some of these ideas may have serious commercial applications, some may not, but all of them are amazing. Working in IBM's R&D division must be like "Eureka" but without all the sci-fi adventures.
All this is paid for with boring corporate ebusiness stuff, etc, etc.

I can imagine it like a stuffy accountancy company ploughing it's profits into going snowboarding at weekends
 

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[citation][nom]powerbaselx[/nom]Also it's a pitty IBM couldn't convince Apple to keep PowerPC laptops (even moving to Intel Macbooks at the sametime), and also for not bring back a new version of OS/2 operating system in the same line of MacOS.For the ones that remember the old OS/2 Warp it was a great operating system very stable with excelent multitasking capabilities.[/citation]My friend works for IBM in Fishkill and HATES WARP.
 

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http://www.ddj.com/architect/212900103

Until a few years ago, the processor hardware community translated Moore's Law of transistor density directly into single-threaded performance gains as a result of increasing clock frequencies. Lately, this translation has been hampered by the effects of clock frequency on power consumption and heat generation. The new reality is that per-thread performance is essentially static, and an increase in performance is delivered by an increase in the number of available processor cores per socket.
 
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