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History of the Personal Computer, Part 3: IBM PC Model 5150 and the attack of the clones

IBM's stature guaranteed the PC to initiate a level of standardization required for a technology to attain widespread usage. That same stature also ensured competitors would have unfettered access to the technical specifications of the Model 5150. This is the third installment in a five part series, where we look at the history of the microprocessor and personal computing, from the invention of the transistor to modern day chips powering our connected devices.

IBM develops a new 'brain-inspired' computer chip

Researchers at IBM and Cornell University have developed a new computer chip that uses minimal power to perform real-time complex calculations. Dubbed TrueNorth, the chip is based on the design of the human brain.

HP launches Apollo supercomputer brand with liquid cooling

HP recently unveiled plans to enter the supercomputing market with two machines under the new Apollo brand, the Apollo 8000 and Apollo 6000. The former claims to be the world’s first 100 percent water-cooled supercomputer with dry-disconnect servers while the latter…

IBM acquires virtual assistant software startup Cognea for Watson Group

IBM has agreed to purchase Australian-based virtual assistant software startup Cognea. The company plans to take the software’s capabilities which are currently used to create virtual assistants for enterprise customers and implement it into the Watson cognitive computing platform. …

Lenovo aiming for further acquisitions to boost growth

Lenovo on Tuesday vowed to continue to acquire more companies in an effort to ramp up growth. After purchasing Motorola Mobility for $2.91 billion from Google and IBM’s low-end server business for $2.3 billion earlier this year, the Chinese PC…

IBM forms new Watson business unit, invests $1 billion

IBM announced Thursday that the company is investing $1 billion to provide its Jeopardy! champ computing system Watson its own business division and a new headquarters. Dubbed IBM Watson Group, the new business division will be located at 51 Astor…

IBM agrees to purchase security firm Trusteer

IBM has agreed to purchase security firm Trusteer with plans to open a cyber security software lab. Trusteer is an Israeli-based security-software maker that sells products that protect the staff and customers of financial institutions from hackers and threats that…

IBM to license Power chip design for custom cloud servers

IBM recently revealed plans to license their Power chips to other companies much like ARM is successfully doing with their own processors in the mobile sector. IBM is creating the OpenPower Consortium as part of the effort alongside partners that…