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IBM Offers High Performance Computing Outside the Lab


New BladeCenter QS22 Delivers Supercomputing Power for Everything From Financial Trading to Oil-Field Discovery

ARMONK, NY - May 2008: Driven by growing commercial need in areas such as financial services, digital media creation and medical imaging, IBM (NYSE: IBM) today expanded its High Performance Computing (HPC) capabilities for businesses with the introduction of the IBM® BladeCenter® QS22 -- a new, economical supercomputing technology inspired by advanced scientific research facilities.

The heart of the QS22 is a new processor compliant with the Cell Broadband Engine™ (Cell/B.E.) Architecture, originally developed by IBM, Sony and Toshiba to provide the computing power for cutting-edge gaming applications. And for the most challenging arithmetic operations, this new processor, the IBM PowerXCell™ 8i, offers five-times the speed of the original Cell/B.E. processor.


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