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Mainframe Powers ‘Innovation that Matters’


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If cars evolved at the rate of IT, they’d get 1 billion miles per gallon by 2020. That’s the power of the innovation the mainframe delivers, said IBM’s Chief Innovation Officer Bernie Meyerson during his keynote address at SHARE in Pittsburgh.

“System z has been an engine of innovation forever,” Meyerson said. “These are innovations that matter. They materially move the needle on society and technology.”

Many of these innovations deliver profound social good, even as they prove their business value. Meyerson gave the example of Toronto-area hospitals, which have developed a biomedical treatment for advanced cancers that positions high-performance computing in operating rooms. 

Read the full article to learn how innovations materially move the needle on society and technology. 


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