IBM blows on Spark
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Apache's open-source cluster backed by the suits

IBM is backing Apache's open-source cluster computing framework Spark and said that it will form the basis of all IBM's analytics and commerce platforms. It will be sold as a service on its Bluemix cloud.

IBM suits to eat fruity dog food
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Replace Thinkpads with expensive toys

IBM's partnership with Apple is probably not going the way that many in the industry would have played it with Big Blue having to swallow its own dog food and buy the expensive gear itself.

US Navy to sink IBM after Lenovo deal
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Because the US never spies on China

The US Navy is the latest to suffer from US paranoia about Chinese spying.

IBM trips the light fantastic
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IBM shows off integrated Photonics chip

Biggish Blue has been showing off what it claims to be the world's first fully integrated wavelength multiplexed silicon photonics chip.

Intel mulls return to supercomputers
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Chipzilla comes a full circle

The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hell on earth yarn that suggests that Chipzilla bigwigs want to get back into supercomputing.


Getting the Power back
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IBM takes on Xeon

Biggish blue is upgrading its Power chips so that they can better compete with Intels Haswell-EX Xeon E7 v3 processors.

Apple and IBM flog iPads to elderly Japanese
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Young dont want them any more

Apple and IBM's business partnership which was supposed to push iPads and iPhones into corporates seems to have reverted to hitting softer targets like Japanese pensioners.

IBM lets Quantum cat out of the bag
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IBM has Quantum breakthrough

IBM  has revealed a new quantum chip which may or may not exist.

IBM's Watson has written a cookbook
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And it can't even try what it creates

Normally when people are set to retire they have a crack at writing a novel or a biography and it seems that IBM's supercomputer Watson is no different.

Biggish Blue invests in cloudy internet of stuff
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Things ain't wot they used to be

The ever shrinking Big Blue has said it will invest $3 billion over the next four years in a new 'Internet of Things" unit, aiming to sell its expertise in gathering and making sense of the surge in real-time data that the Internet of Stuff will generate.