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IBM today announced it has built Pangea III, the world's most powerful  commercial supercomputer for Total, a supermajor global energy company operating in more than 130 countries. The new IBM POWER9-based supercomputer will help Total more accurately locate new resources and better assess the potential associated revenue opportunities. In addition, according to Total Pangea III requires 1.5 Megawatts, compared to 4.5 MW for its predecessor system. Combined with the increased performance of Pangea III, Total has reported that they have observed that the new system uses less than 10% the energy consumption per petaflop as its predecessor.

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Only Manufacturer with Multiple Systems in Top Ten of Top500 and Green500, Debuts World's Most Powerful Commercial Supercomputer
 
IBM today announced that it is the only vendor to have multiple systems in the Top 10 of the semi-annual Top500 and Green500 supercomputer lists. This includes the US Dept of Energy's Summit and Sierra supercomputers, the overall number one and number two most powerful supercomputers in the world, along with the Lassen Supercomputer built for Lawrence Livermore National Labs. IBM also teamed with Total, a global oil producer, for the world's most powerful commercial supercomputer that debuted on the Top500 list at #11.
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New releases to the IBM Power Systems HPC software stack offer various HPC software solutions to enable IBM POWER9 HPC systems in the HPC and cognitive market.

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IBM i 7.3 TR5 offers a major focus on support for the newly announced IBM Power System E980 servers. This Technology Refresh includes some significant enhancements to IBM Db2 for i, IBM Rational Developer for i, and IBM i Access Client Solutions (ACS), and adds some new open source environments.

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Managed platform to provide access to DLT-based services for financial processes on a single, secured network

Barclays and Citi among the nine financial institutions participating in the initiative

CLS, a market infrastructure group delivering settlement, processing, and data solutions, and IBM today announced a collaboration on a proof of concept (PoC) for LedgerConnect − a distributed ledger technology (DLT) platform for the financial services industry designed to enable banks, buy and sell side firms, FinTechs and software vendors to deploy, share and consume services hosted on a shared distributed ledger network.

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Vityl Capacity Management delivers accurate capacity plans with actionable results.

HelpSystems today announced the release of Vityl Capacity Management, an easy and automated way for any IT organization to do capacity planning. Capacity planning ensures organizations have the right resources—like servers and systems—to meet their current and future needs.

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The new solutions build upon BMC's continued commitment to provide organizations that depend on mainframes with innovative software solutions by providing improved MTTR, reducing resource consumption and costs, and delivering improved reporting capabilities. Today's announcement complements BMC's recent announcement to provide solutions that support the ultra-secure IBM z14 mainframe.

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