Volume 26, Number 21 -- May 9, 2016
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See The IBM i Access You Never Heard Of
by Dan Burger

The IBM i development team rolled out Access Client Solutions (ACS) almost three years ago. It remains a work in progress. And that's a good thing. The IT graveyard is filled with products that were unable to show progress. Before there was ACS, there was Access for Windows. It can still be found in a great many IBM midrange shops, despite having one foot in the grave and no sign of a pulse when it comes to progress. READ MORE >

Temporal Table Trouble?
by Alex Woodie

One of the exciting new features in IBM i 7.3 is the addition of temporal queries in the integrated DB2 for i database. The so-called 'time travel' query capability will let users ask how a particular piece of data looked at some time in the past, using good old SQL. While this new capability is included with the standard version of the database, a key feature that makes temporal useful costs extra. READ MORE >

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IBM Melds FlashSystem With XIV To Scale Enterprise Flash
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Over the past few weeks, we have been analyzing the new flash modules and controllers that IBM has made available for plugging into Power Systems machines and significantly boosting the performance of the storage arrays under the skins of the servers. This week, we will take a look at the new FlashSystem all-flash arrays from Big Blue, which are aimed at much larger workloads that cannot fit within the system. READ MORE >

BCD, Midrange Dynamics Partner On IBM i Modernization
by Dan Burger

When you think of modernizing applications to increase their efficiency and extend the original investment in the business logic that is so important to your organization, it should be apparent that the process requires some controls and management. It's a bit like having a map and compass when going into the wilderness. That's why we're seeing partnerships form between the application development vendors and the change management vendors. The most recent hook-up is a partnership between BCD Software and Midrange Dynamics. READ MORE >

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IBM To Sell Off Two-Thirds Of The Rochester Labs
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

This news is not entirely unexpected, but it is difficult just the same. The word on the street is that IBM will be selling off about 2 million square feet of the legendary Rochester Labs in the coming year. That is about two thirds of the capacity of the facility, which once housed over 8,000 employees and was the center of gravity for the IBM midrange since it was conceived in 1969. 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
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The Platform
Bolder Battle Lines Drawn At Extreme Scale Computing Borders

Are ARM Server Chips Xeon Class, And Does It Matter?

Intel Does The Math On Broadwell Server Upgrades

Exascale Timeline Pushed to 2023: What's Missing in Supercomputing?

Telcos Dial Up OpenStack And Mainstream It

The Once And Future IBM Platform

Emphasis on Data Wrangling Brings Materials Science Up to Speed

OpenStack Still Has A Place In The Stack

Volkswagen's "Cloud First" Approach to Infrastructure Decisions

First Steps In The Program Model For Persistent Memory

Baidu Eyes Deep Learning Strategy in Wake of New GPU Options

Nvidia's Tesla P100 Steals Machine Learning From The CPU


New Generation Software
Remain Software
Linoma Software
Midrange Dynamics

See The IBM i Access You Never Heard Of

Temporal Table Trouble?

IBM Melds FlashSystem With XIV To Scale Enterprise Flash

BCD, Midrange Dynamics Partner On IBM i Modernization

IBM To Sell Off Two-Thirds Of The Rochester Labs

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