IBM will invest $1 billion to promote Linux development over the next five years as it tries to adapt Power mainframes and servers to handle cloud and big data applications in distributed computing environments.
IBM will introduce new products and features to help organizations manage their new big-data systems, according to the general manager of IBM information management.
IBM is working to develop microservers based on low-power processors but isn't sure yet when the systems will be introduced.
Citing low profit margins, IBM has sold its customer care outsourcing business to Synnex for $505 million, the companies said Tuesday.
Power8 is mostly targeted at high-performance supercomputers, and CAPI can support chips that require high bandwidth.
IBM has started to require visitors of the IBM Fix Central website to provide a serial number in order to download a patch or update.
IBM disclosed some of the tchnical details of its Power8 chip on Monday, with the expectation that technologies like "Watson" will get even better.
IBM, Verizon and eight other companies will compete for US$10 billion worth of work to help move the U.S. Department of the Interior's IT systems to the cloud.
IBM has signed an agreement to acquire security company Trusteer, and plans to set up a cybersecurity software lab in Israel.
IBM is hoping to help create the next generation of "big-data" specialists through a series of partnerships with universities around the world, as well as influence the curriculum.