9,200 last year
Big Blue announced that the company received a record number of patents in 2019 – reaching over 9,200, marking the company’s 27th consecutive year of US patent leadership.
My lap-top smells of fish
Big Blue boffins have developed a new battery whose unique ingredients can be extracted from seawater instead of mining.
Austin office and Jon Masters from RedHat IBM
Nuvia is the new name that can disrupt the fallen ARM server market, and just ten days after announcing the company, it made another significant announcement. Nuvia hired Jon Carvill as Vice president of Nuvia marketing and Jon Masters from RedHat IBM as Vice President of Software and opened an office in Austin (home of AMD and Samsung).
For wealthy cybercriminals who want a special service
Researchers at Intezer and IBM X-Force have detected an unconventional form of ransomware that's being deployed in targeted attacks against enterprise servers.
Let down by its global technology services unit
Big Blue disappointed the cocaine nose jobs of Wall Street with its quarterly revenue announcements.
Loses four million
Red Hat finance chief Eric Shander has been dismissed from the company, forfeiting a $4 million retention award that was agreed ahead of Red Hat's acquisition by IBM.
53-qubit quantum computer out in October
IBM is taking a major step forward in moving quantum computing use forward by opening its first IBM Quantum Computation Centre in New York.
Mainframe finds a new lease of life
IBM today launched its z15 mainframe, with what it claims is industry-first data privacy & security capabilities for the cloud, specifically, hybrid, multi-cloud.
Open sources power instruction set
IBM has moved its OpenPower Foundation so that it is under the Linux Foundation, and while it was at it, announced it was open-sourcing several other essential parts of its PowerChips.
With an uninterruptible power supply
The US Army has written a cheque for a $12 million supercomputer which is housed in a shipping container with on-board uninterruptible power supply, chilled water cooling, and fire suppression systems.