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Volume 26, Number 18 -- April 18, 2016
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Sundry April Power Systems Announcements
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

As we reported last week in discussing IBM's Power processor roadmap for the next five-plus years, there is not going to be a Power8+ revamp of existing Power Systems machines. Instead, IBM has rejiggered the Power8 chip to create a variant aimed at supercomputing and deep learning workloads that allows for high-speed NVLink coupling between Nvidia Pascal Tesla GPU coprocessors and the Power8 chip. READ MORE >

IBM i Strategy And Roadmap Loses Business Focus
by Dan Burger

A white paper is supposed to help readers understand challenges and provide an objective discussion of problems and solutions. It should not be a thinly disguised image enhancement device. Do that once and it rains on all your subsequent white papers. We all would like to see IBM sell more IBM i servers. But after reading the latest white paper on IBM i, it misses the mark of a real white paper. READ MORE >


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DB2 Web Query For i Now Supports External Databases
by Alex Woodie

New OLAP and temporal data capabilities in DB2 headlined the launch of IBM i 7.3. But those weren't the only analytic functions delivered last week by IBM. Tucked inside the announcements was a new release of DB2 Web Query for i that will make it easier to bring data from outside databases into an IBM i-based data warehouse. READ MORE >


As I See It: He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not
by Victor Rozek

The sheer magnitude of the math first caught my attention. It was an article I came across called 19 Signs Your Employer Doesn't Care About You. Nineteen, mind you! Not the usual 3 or 7 or even the venerable Top 10; someone actually dredged up 19 different indications that a stranger--who they only glimpse professionally--may not be their most ardent admirer. READ MORE >


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We Can Just Barely See RPG In i 7.3
by Dan Burger

Just another day in RPG paradise. No place we'd rather be. Kicked the old fixed-format habit and have gone free. Embedded SQL and integrated XML. Got RDi wired. You're totally modern, so what's next? Well . . . if you're looking for RPG fun in i 7.3, you'll be mostly disappointed. The IBM shopping cart isn't empty, but that loaf of bread and a package of baloney isn't the rib-eye steak we were hoping for. READ MORE >



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Editors: Timothy Prickett Morgan and Alex Woodie
Contributing Editors: Dan Burger, Joe Hertvik, Victor Rozek,
Jenny Thomas, Hesh Wiener
Publisher and Advertising Director: Jenny Thomas
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The Platform
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Oracle Steps With Moore's Law To Rev Exadata Database Machines

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Concept Data Tower Scrapes The Sky For Efficiency

Micron Enlists Allies For Datacenter Flash Assault

Datera Bets on Massive Middle Ground for Block Storage at Scale

Spark On Superdome X Previews In-Memory On The Machine

Nvidia Not Sunsetting Tesla Kepler And Maxwell GPUs Just Yet

IBM Unfolds Power Chip Roadmap Out Past 2020

IBM Watson CTO on What's Ahead for Cognitive Computing

Inside The Future Google Rackspace Power9 System


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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Sundry April Power Systems Announcements

IBM i Strategy And Roadmap Loses Business Focus

DB2 Web Query For i Now Supports External Databases

As I See It: He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not

We Can Just Barely See RPG In i 7.3


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