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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. …

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…

China reclaims world's fastest supercomputer title

The United States no longer plays home to the world’s fastest supercomputer. That title is now owned by China’s Tianhe-2 (also known as the Milky Way-2) supercomputer which recently produced 33.86 petaflops per second in Linpack according to the Top…