IBM Launches New Data Center Computing Platform; Kevin Rozynek Comments

IBMlogo3 EbizIBM has unveiled a new computing platform with the goal of helping clients fulfill their growing data center requirements and to run social media, analytics, technical computing and cloud deployment applications.

NeXtScale was built under IBM’s x86 portfolio and is designed to use an open architecture for compute, storage and graphics processing, IBM said Tuesday.

Kevin Rozynek, a NASA client executive at IBM, said company made the platform to help customers manage high-performance computing, cloud, grid and managed hosted workloads.

NeXtScale works to consolidate 84 x86-based systems and 2,016 processing cores into data centers and uses I/O cards and networking switches.

The system is intended for use in data centers; public, private and hybrid cloud environments; and for data analytics applications such as customer relationship management, operational optimization and risk and financial management.

IBM also designed the system to help run Internet media applications, produce images and help departments perform engineering analysis, design and modeling work.

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