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IBM Supercomputing Hardware

NCSA and IBM Part Ways Over Blue Waters 76

Posted by timothy
from the back-to-the-amd-k6-2-for-now dept.
An anonymous reader writes "IBM has terminated its contract with NCSA for the petascale Blue Waters system that was expected to go online in the next year. The reason stated was that NCSA found IBM's technology 'was more complex and required significantly increased financial and technical support by IBM beyond its original expectations.' The IT community is now wondering if NCSA will be renting out space in the new data center that is being built to house Blue Waters or if they will go with another vendor."
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NCSA and IBM Part Ways Over Blue Waters

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    by andydread (758754) on Monday August 08, 2011 @07:43PM (#37028326)

    The reason stated was that NCSA found IBM's technology 'was more complex and required significantly increased financial and technical support by IBM beyond its original expectations.'

    Translation: NCSA found that IBM was trying to lock them in with ultra proprietary technology that would have required IBM's expensive services for the life of the installation.

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