When elephants get old they do a few weird things.
1) They don't see well.
2) They don't walk well.
3) They separate themselves from the rest
4) They lay down and die.
Mainframes, iSeries, PCs, Routers, Token Ring, SNA, Printers, Disk Drives. And now Services.
And then they get up & release their latest:
May 17, 2007 4:06 PM PDT
IBM to debut Power6 servers Tuesday
Posted by Michael Kanellos
FROM: NEWS.COM.COM (CNET NEWS)
IBM will introduce a new generation of Unix servers Tuesday, the first using its Power6 processors, according to sources familiar with the plan.
Better late than never. In 2004, IBM said the Power6 processor was supposed to ship in 2006.
IBM will likely release only one Power6-based mid-range server in the first half of the year, said sources, and follow with more models in the second half.
Power6 servers can hold more chips than those using the Power5+. Power6 servers can contain 64 chips; Power5+ servers maxed out at 32.
Twice as fast as 5+!
Read it (from a news blog):
IBM goes to Coimbatore
Plans to partner with local ISVs in and around Coimbatore to provide solutions specifically tailored for the local market
Friday, May 18, 2007
IBM India announced the launch of its operation in Coimbatore, as part of an expansion plan to enter 14 new cities in the country. The Coimbatore facility will serve clients in the government, banking and finance, retail, manufacturing, automotive, educational sectors among others. In Coimbatore, IBM plans partnerships with local ISVs to provide specially tailored and additional value-added solutions to its new and existing clients in the local market.
"Coimbatore, a strong manufacturing and resource hub for many industries will be an important market for IBM and this initiative from us will further cement our commitment to grow Coimbatore to an even stronger global market through our innovative collaboration with IT and their businesses," said Ramesh Narasimhan, director, GSMB, IBM India.
IBM's clients in Coimbatore include Suguna Poultry, Karur Vysya Bank, Lakshmi Vilas Bank, Roots Industries, Shanti Gears, KGISL, Precot Meridian Ltd, L G Balakrishnan & Bros, Super Spinning Mills Ltd, among others.
That is the article, found here:
Anyone remember when the first AS/400's came out they did not support either Ethernet or OS/2's Comm Manager?
Those were the days: we could afford to ignore the real world and other Divisions' strategic directions in the same RFA.
I shall now destroy this ancient memory thread with two words that are fatal to all of us with long memories.
And I found a pack of it at a job I had a few years go.