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The high-speed file transfer protocol – Aspera FASP

1 year, 2 months ago


Now, in a century of popularity the Internet and various content, including media which size in HD quality can occupy several Gigabyte most sharply there was a problem of a high-speed file transfer on a network. As an example it is possible to consider work of news television station where the reporter, being on other continent, has to transfer quickly the reporting shot in high quality to the central studio for processing and start in air. It is clear, that here transfer speed plays a key role as news will not be news any more if it appears in couple of days.

Or, for example, in a case when floating boring installation on which there is only satellite channel has to transfer a cube of geophysical data of drilling of a well for interpretation to high-performance computer centers, every day can lead delays to losses.

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IBM opens for developers access to a number of the services, promoting fight against cybercrime

1 year, 2 months ago


The IBM corporation the other day made a decision to open access to the analytical platform of safety — IBM Security Radar. This step, according to representatives of the company, will help customers, partners of the company and normal developers to create user applications with use of opportunities of a platform and corresponding data archive on safety. The online site for specialists in information security of IBM Security Exchange is also started. Here developers will be able to create and exchange applications on the basis of technologies of IBM.

Thus, the corporation takes active actions for stimulation of cooperation of the industry and promotion of innovations for fight against cybercrimes. Earlier in 2015 IBM published more than 700 TB of data on threats on the IBM X-Force Exchange platform. Only in April more than 2000 organizations joined a platform. Thanks to open access to an analytical platform of safety and a data archive on threats, the companies will be able to exchange important information that will allow to resist to cybercrimes more effectively.

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IBM continues work with Apache Spark: the corporation starts Spark-as-a-service

1 year, 2 months ago


At conference it became known earlier that Apache Spark for Linux will be supported by z Systems.

Such support will be performed within the "analytics on mainframes" project. Thanks to it specialists on date-mayningu will be able to use Apache Spark on powerful mainframes of z Systems.

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IBM opens blockchain-laboratory

1 year, 2 months ago


The IBM corporation together with Innovate Finance non-profit organization is going to carry out studying of potential of the Blockchain technology for the purpose of development of new methods of business in modern conditions. On the basis of this technology the system of cryptocurrency Bitcoin which is successfully functioning several years was created. The cryptocurrency turned now into recognized means of payment, virtual monetary unit which is accepted by the large and small enterprises, corporations and services.

Now IBM is going to study additional opportunities of Blockchain, involving own computational and analytical capabilities. The technology about which there is a speech draws now attention of banks and financial structures which study Blockchain for the purpose of implementation of new projects.

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Computing chemistry — a modern method of receipt of the necessary chemical compounds from IBM

1 year, 3 months ago


The IBM corporation decided to use the resources not only for creation of cloud services and related products. The other day it became known that specialists of the company could develop a modern method of receipt of chemical compounds necessary to the person, having called it "computing chemistry". Ideally scientists want to achieve an opportunity to receive a chemical compound which properties are set in advance. Active work in this direction is now conducted, and the new method already helped to create polymer of new type — it stronger, than the bone of the person, self-repairs, its plus can be overworked without problems.

The technology appeared as a result of a combination of elements of materials science and opportunities of the cognitive IBM system. And the "computing chemistry" allowing to accelerate development of new materials with simultaneous modeling of the reactions leading to creation of connection with predetermined properties was developed.

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IBM Watson will help to treat children with rare diseases

1 year, 3 months ago


The IBM corporation provided to the Boston children's hospital access to the cognitive IBM Watson platform. It is made to help physicians to localize rare species of diseases at children and to define possible methods of their treatment. At the first stage Watson will be engaged in different diseases of kidneys. For this purpose the system analyzes already now huge bases of scientific literature and the database of medical diseases which are in the cloudy Watson Health Cloud system.

The initial purpose — comparison of genetic mutations with diseases that, perhaps, will facilitate a problem of establishment of the diagnosis and search of a necessary method of treatment for doctors. In spite of the fact that diseases about which there is a speech quite rare, more than 350 million people suffer from them worldwide. And 50% of patients are children. Some of them, unfortunately, die even before setting of the exact diagnosis. The reasons a little, and the main — only a little bit of doctors possesses experience and knowledge, necessary for setting of the correct diagnosis.

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IBM started a cloud service of safe authentication of Identity Mixer

1 year, 4 months ago


The IBM corporation declared the beginning of work of the new cloud service of Identity Mixer which was announced in the International day of protection of personal data on January 28. Service is intended for protection of personal data of the user during authentication. On November 20 the company declared that Identity Mixer became available to the Bluemix developers.

Modern applications and web services usually demand today user authentication, that is confirmation of the personality. During authentication process passing a large number of information concerning the identity of the user and this information the malefactor usually opens, at due ability, can intercept. Services where accounting data of users are stored, quite often crack, and then malefactors obtain data of thousands, and even millions of users. And not only names, but also addresses, this insurance, occasionally even numbers of credit cards and date of birth.

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World problems taught to discuss IBM Watson

1 year, 4 months ago
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The cognitive IBM Watson system can discuss different problems of people not worse than any expert now. Command of specialists from Technology university of Georgia (USA) together with representatives of IBM within six months trained cognitive system to understand world around and to find solutions of some important problems.

Each of six commands working on the project prepared 200 different questions. IBM Watson was necessary to study several objects, new to itself to be able to carry on dialogue. For example, the cognitive system studied several hundred articles in biology from a repository of the articles Biologue. After training of Watson of command began to ask system questions of architecture, telecommunications, ADP equipment. Watson had to formulate a definite answer, using the studied material.

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Three best technology companies of the Forum and Shows of the technologies "Open Innovations" got cloudy grants of IBM in the amount of $120 000

1 year, 4 months ago


Within the Forum and Shaw of the technologies "Open Innovations", the IBM company, the special partner of action, awarded with cloudy grants the brightest technology startups. Natalia Galinovskaya, the head of department of cloud solutions of IBM of the Russia/the CIS, handed to winners of a demo sessions of Open Stage five cloudy grants, in the amount of $12 000 everyone, on use of a cloud platform of IBM Bluemix. Also special prizes noted three projects. Commands of these projects got grants in the amount of $120 000 everyone.

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Watson Health continues to develop

1 year, 6 months ago


The IBM corporation declared intention to expand possibilities of the division of Watson Health. In this regard the company has already provided two new cloud services connected with IBM Watson, plus has agreed about cooperation with wide number of the international companies.

One of the provided services — is IBM Watson Health Cloud for Life Sciences Compliance, it is offered to be used for simplification and acceleration of certification of different medicobiological development. The second service — IBM Watson Care Manager allowing to provide to the patient the personalized leaving and treatment.

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