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DOST Strengthens R&D Capabilities with IBM Supercomputer

Computerworld Philippines staff | May 21, 2013
The Department of Science and Technology (DOST), the University of the Philippines (UP) and IBM have announced that the world-renowned IBM Blue Gene supercomputer has been chosen to support the Philippine government's priority R&D projects focused on reducing poverty, improving government processes and tools and enabling smarter weather management, as based on the National Economic Development Authority's Medium Term Development Plan. A priority initiative around weather prediction will be the pilot project to use the IBM Blue Gene supercomputer as its platform.

Other possible projects to be aided by the IBM Blue Gene supercomputer include flood management and genomics.

The announcement was one of the many highlights of the 2013 IBM Technology Conference and Expo, wherein IBM showcased new Smarter Computing solutions which forms the foundation of a smarter IT infrastructure that powers a Smarter Planet. Smarter Computing is an approach that leverages cloud technology to speed time to market and improve efficiency; that unlocks the power of data to deliver more actionable insight; and that secures critical information to reduce risk and enhance compliance to enable organizations to transform, innovate and grow their businesses.


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