At its Smarter Computing Executive Summary in New York, IBM announced plans to deliver a new family of systems that will have "integrated expertise" built in.
NEW YORK IBM
announced plans to introduce a new family of computing systems that feature
integrated expertise inside the machine.
At the IBM
Smarter Computing Executive Forum here Feb. 15, Rod Adkins, senior vice
president of IBMs Systems and Technology Group (STG), said IBM will introduce
a new era of computinga new category of expert integrated systems that are
designed to run the workloads enterprise users most frequently deploy.
IBM has dug into its bag of tricks to come up with these new systems that bring
built-in expertise that can help users get new projects up and running in as
little as four hours and cut months off the time it takes to deploy new applications,
IBM said in an invitation handed out to attendees.
was to the event at which IBM will introduce these new systems April 11 in New
bag of tricks IBM reached into to help build these new integrated expertise
systems is the companys R&D unit, IBM Research. Adkins said IBM spends
about $6.2 billion annually on R&D. Of that, $3 billion is spent in the STG
unit. Yet Adkins also noted that up to one-half or more of the patents awarded
to IBM every year come from the STG division.
This is an
exciting opportunity for us, given all the things were doing around Smarter
Computing, Adkins said. These systems are based on the deep research and
investments we made around systems design. It involves deep optimization and
integration of systems technology.
new systems will serve as a proof point of IBMs Smarter Computing strategy,
Asked if the
introduction of these new systems would be as big an announcement for IBM as
the introduction of the zEnterprise System in July 2010, Adkins said the
announcement would be as big, but different.
IBM would continue to shed more light on the upcoming systems as the
introduction event approaches. What he did not say was how much, if at all, the
systems would rely on technology from IBMs Watson computing system.