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  1. R

    Which distro to install on IBM ThinkPad x41 (Centrino 1.5Ghz/1.5GB RAM)? Want to learn Linux on it..

    I have an IBM ThinkPad X41 laptop with an Intel Pentium M 1.5Ghz CPU and 1.5GB DDR2 and a 40GB ATA hard drive (It's one of those 1.8 inch 9mm ones, I believe... not even a FULL 2.5 inch one). It's a tablet with pen input available. I don't think I can put in any more RAM and I don't know if...
  2. Zarathustra[H]

    Converting .NSF Notes Archive file to .OST Outlook Archive file?

    Hey all, This was one difficult question to find the correct subforum for, but after going back and forth I ended up here. Does anyone have any experience with this? My work recently moved from Notes to Office 365 including Exchange. I am very happy about this transition. Notes was a pain...
  3. J

    Hot Chips program is out (IBM Power10, AMD Zen 2 & Navi, ARM Neoverse N1,...)

    http://hotchips.org/program
  4. AlphaAtlas

    Flickr Photos Were Used to Train IBM Facial Recognition

    IBM, and a number of other researchers and institutions, have made extensive use of a Yahoo!-curated Flickr database for their facial recognition development efforts, and according to a recent report from NBC, this is raising concerns among privacy experts and the subjects within those photos...
  5. AlphaAtlas

    IBM's Project Debater AI Takes on a Human

    Yesterday, an IBM "artificial intelligence system" took on human debater Harish Natarajan in a live-streamed debate on the subject of subsidizing preschool. The Project Debater system opened in support of the resolution, and apparently, "she" only had 15 minutes to prepare for the topic...
  6. AlphaAtlas

    IBM Reveals the World's First Commercial Integrated Quantum Computer

    This morning at CES 2019, IBM unveiled the Q System One, which it claims to be "the world's first integrated universal approximate quantum computing system designed for scientific and commercial use." Apparently, previous quantum computers have all been confined to research labs because they're...
  7. cageymaru

    Los Angeles Alleges the Weather Channel App Deceptively Mined User Data for Profit

    The city of Los Angeles is suing the Weather Company for deceptively marketing location services in its Weather Channel app as only used to localize weather reports. In fact it is alleged that consumers had their private geolocation information data mined by the intrusive tool masquerading as a...
  8. cageymaru

    Mobile Apps Track Your Movements and Its All for Sale

    The NY Times is reporting on mobile apps that track your movements after users agree to enable location services to get local news, weather, and other information. These apps collect data from a user every 2 seconds or up to 14,000 times a day for the purpose of selling the data to hedge funds...
  9. AlphaAtlas

    IBM Unveils Analog Chip with Phase Change Memory

    At the IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting, IBM unveiled a 8-bit analog chip with phase change memory. Abu Sebastian, the lead researcher for the project, says that in-memory calculations are a key to the efficiency of the chip. Instead of storing a single bit of information like a...
  10. cageymaru

    TSMC Is Close to Securing IBM Contract

    TSMC is close to securing a deal to produce premium server chips for IBM. IBM produces far less servers than Intel, but are considered to be the "Rolls Royce" of servers as they are much more expensive. "IBM mainframes can fetch anywhere from $300,000 to $1 million or $2 million per set, while...
  11. cageymaru

    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Adds New HPC Clusters

    The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has added a new high performance computing (HPC) cluster called Corona in partnership with Penguin Computing that features AMD and Mellanox Technologies. The unfinished HPC cluster will allow researchers and industry partners to explore data science...
  12. AlphaAtlas

    Volunteers Are Keeping an IBM 1401 Mainframe Alive

    Think your vintage computer hardware is old? Ken Shirriff, Robert Garne, and their associates probably have you beat. The IBM 1401 was introduced in 1959, and these guys are keeping one alive in a computer museum. The system is reportedly a pain to maintain, as the volunteers have to go digging...
  13. cageymaru

    Department of Defense Seeks American Foundries for Cutting Edge Process Nodes

    Policy makers at the Department of Defense (DoD) are concerned with the current American landscape of innovative DMEA-accredited Trusted Foundries partners. The US government would prefer that sensitive chips for military applications be created here in America. IBM was entrusted to perform...
  14. AlphaAtlas

    IBM Files JEDI Protest

    Following Oracle, IBM filed an official protest against the U.S. Government's decision to use a single provider for the DoD's JEDI cloud computing platform. According to IBM, "JEDI's primary flaw lies in mandating a single cloud environment for up to 10 years." Google dropped out of the bid...
  15. AlphaAtlas

    IBM Squeezes AI Into Tiny Scalable Cores

    At VLSI 2018, IBM showed off an interesting machine learning architecture. Instead of squeezing a ton of throughput through huge cores, as AMD, Nvidia, and Google do with their AI products, IBM tiled tiny cores in a giant 16x32 2D array. David Kanter says that each "PE is a tiny core; including...
  16. AlphaAtlas

    IBM Integrates Graphene Into Wafer Dies

    Graphene transistors are nothing new, in fact IBM has been working on them for quite some time. However, actually using graphene in large scale integrated circuits is a challenge. In an article published in Nature, IBM researchers claim they've successfully used graphene as a base to hold other...
  17. cageymaru

    Walmart and Its Subsidiaries to Use Blockchain to Track Food Supply Chain

    Walmart and Sam's Club will work with IBM to start using blockchain to track suppliers of fresh, leafy green crops in real-time as the products are transported from the farm to the store. This is being done to better combat food safety incidents such as outbreaks of Salmonella or E. coli...
  18. cageymaru

    IBM Wins Court Battle With Groupon Over Early Internet Patents

    IBM has won a judgement of $83 million when a jury sided with the company in a dispute with Groupon over early internet patents. Groupon says that the patents weren't valid because they describe obvious ideas, but the jury said that Groupon's infringement was willful. This allowed the judge to...
  19. cageymaru

    The Department of Defense Begins Taking Proposals for $10 Billion JEDI Cloud Contract

    The Department of Defense (DoD) has begun taking proposals for the JEDI Cloud contract. These proposals will be evaluated and a single cloud provider will be awarded a $10 billion contract to provide secure cloud services for the DoD. The contract will be competitively awarded but Amazon Web...
  20. cageymaru

    Groupon Faces Lawsuit from IBM for Failure to License Early Internet Patents

    IBM is seeking $167 million from Groupon for failure to purchase a license for patents such as "single sign on" technology where a customer can sign into a website with a user ID and password from another company. An example of this would be signing into Groupon with a Facebook or Google ID...
  21. FrgMstr

    IBM Whips Out its Master Debater

    IBM has been working on its Project Debater since 2012. The AI powered technology is looking to help people reason by providing arguments free of emotion, bias, or ambiguity. Until you can get your significant other installed with this technology, just face it, you are not going to win the...
  22. DooKey

    IBM Granted Patent for AI-managed Traffic Lights

    IBM seems to have struck first with the patent office and has been granted a patent for an AI-controlled traffic management system. The AI reviews live footage of the intersection and determines the optimal traffic pattern. If it works correctly there shouldn't be long waits at a red light when...
  23. DooKey

    Data Breaches Down and Ransomware Up

    According to a recently released IBM report, data breaches in 2017 declined by 25 percent from the previous year. This is good news, but the bad news is the use of ransomware is on the rise and this is the reason for the data breach decline. If you think about this it makes sense because all...
  24. DooKey

    IBM May Have Violated Age Discrimination Laws

    According to a new report, IBM may have violated age discrimination laws as it downsized over the last several years. The report in question says IBM eliminated 20k American employees ages 40 and over. This accounted for a total of 60 percent of the estimated job cuts in the last 5 years. The...
  25. FrgMstr

    Hackers Not Gonna Hack says IBM

    This is a very interesting blog post over at IBM Research. It chronicles what it calls the world's small computer that costs less than 10 cents and will be used in tandem with blockchain technology in order to develop "crypto-anchors" in products that will go to prove the product's...
  26. C

    SSD Raid on a Lenovo TS140 using IBM M5015 RAID Card for ESXi?

    Hello, I have a TS140 that I need to deploy ESXi onto. I also want to have some sort of RAID on the datastore that I store my VMs onto. The system has 3 Intel DC S3500 SATA3 SSDs (1x 80GB, 2x 250GB) I was going to install ESXi on the smaller 80GB SSD and use it for misc storage and RAID-1 the...
  27. DooKey

    IBM Struggling to Deliver Meltdown/Spectre Patches

    According to internal papers that The Register has seen IBM is having big trouble delivering Meltdown/Spectre patches to their customers. Evidently they haven't been able to set up processes to respond to issues after patching and are writing an Excel spreadsheet to track actions taken. I feel...
  28. DooKey

    IBM Scientists Say Radical New 'In-Memory' Architecture Will Speed Up Computers

    IBM research has announced a new computing architecture called "in-memory" computing. The concept is to use one device for both storing and processing information. They believe this new prototype technology will enable ultra-dense, low-power, and massively parallel computing systems that are...
  29. DooKey

    Quantum Computing Brings Promise and Threats

    In this opinion piece over at InformationWeek, the author proposes that quantum computing poses both great promise and potential threats. Without a doubt the promises of quantum computing are immense. Things that conventional computers do slowly the quantum computer can do many times faster...
  30. FrgMstr

    IBM Produces First Nanosheet Transistor for 5nm Silicon

    IBM and its Research Alliance partners GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Samsung have developed a first-of-a-kind process to build silicon nanosheet transistors that will enable 5 nanometer chips. The resulting increase in performance will help accelerate cognitive computing, the Internet of Things (IoT) and...
  31. Schtask

    IBM Releases API / SDK For Quantum Computing

    Quantum computing is the digital manifestation of Schrodinger's Cat. In standard computing, bits are set as either highs or lows (1's or 0's). This is how virtually all computer systems operate. In quantum computing, bits are set as both high and low. My face melts when I think about that from a...
  32. cageymaru

    IBM Creates Mesh Networking to Send Emergency Alerts Without Cell Signal

    In developing countries, cellphone service is sparse and congested. This is especially true in places such as India where the population is 1.252 billion, and has a landmass that is one third the size of the USA. When natural disasters occur, such as tsunami, it is important that emergency...
  33. cageymaru

    IBM and VISA Want Automatic Payments for Usage and Potential Repairs

    IBM and VISA and have collaborated on how to get IoT devices to charge you in real time for usage. For example you purchase a car and want to drive out to the beach. Your car payment could be arranged to be based on usage instead of a set monthly payment. When you get to the beach, the car...
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