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March 06, 2020
Honeywell joined the quantum computing race this week with a system featuring a new quantum architecture with a Quantum Volume rating of 64 -- double that of existing systems.
March 04, 2020
The BMC acquisition of Compuware leaves BMC as the last major independent mainframe software company. But its new portfolio should help users transition to modern world of DevOps.
February 19, 2020
Google Cloud's push into large enterprise accounts continues with the acquisition of Cornerstone, but IBM has taken steps to protect its System Z installed base.
January 29, 2020
Big Blue rolled out another member of its IBM Power9 server family targeted at corporate users who are ready to move beyond the training phase of their AI projects to the deployment phase.
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New IBM machine learning capabilities let data center teams pull insights from their z/OS mainframes. But concerns about data management and cost will likely arise. Continue Reading
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To increase mainframe processor capacity and speed, IBM turned to vertical polarization. Learn how to take advantage of it through a feature called HiperDispatch. Continue Reading
An extension of Capacity Provisioning Manager into the hardware eases mainframe capacity planning headaches. Continue Reading
Thread safety boosts the performance of DB2 and other mainframe apps, but could unnecessarily complicate code. Continue Reading