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It's been quite a week of innovation in the world of microchips and analytics.
Sonoma County Water Agency have once again teamed up with IBM to address the pressing problem of water conservation. This time using analytics to save water in the wine growing country of California.
This week IBM System x launched their next generation of new solutions to help make smarter computing real for x86 users.
The IBM System x iDataPlex dx360 M4 is now being using in the supercomputer at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOA), the climate modeling arm of the US Department of Commerce to run their weather modelling systems aka Weather and Climate Operational Supercomputing System, or WCOSS. The nodes are running Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
IBM scientists will report on a prototype optical chipset that is the first parallel optical transceiver to transfer one terabit of information per second, the equivalent of downloading 500 high definition movies. It looks nice too. This is what Wired said.