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  • 6 predictions for open source tech in 2022 | Opensource.com

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  • IBM confirms new mainframe to arrive 'late in first half of 2022' [Ed: IBM has no actual strategy except rebranding everything as "cloud" to take modernity]

    IBM has confirmed that a new model of its Z Series mainframes will arrive “late in the first half” of 2022 and emphasised the equipment's debut as a source of improved revenue for the company’s infrastructure business.

    CFO James Kavanaugh put the release on the roadmap during Big Blue’s Q4 2021 earnings call on Monday. The CFO suggested the new release will make a positive impact on IBM’s revenue, which came in at $16.7 billion for the quarter and $57.35bn for the year. The Q4 number was up 6.5 per cent year on year, the annual number was a $2.2bn jump.

  • IBM finally finds a private equiteer willing to purchase Watson Health

    IBM has offloaded healthcare data and analytics assets from its Watson Health business, with private equity firm Francisco Partners hand over around $1bn for the privilege.

    The takeover “is a clear next step as IBM becomes even more focused on our platform-based hybrid cloud and AI strategy,” Tom Rosamilia, senior vice president, IBM Software, told newswire Bloomberg. “IBM remains committed to Watson, our broader AI business, and to the clients and partners we support in healthcare IT.”

    Launched in 2015, IBM Watson Health hasn’t been able to turn a profit despite the company spending $4bn in acquisitions to grow the business and its capabilities.

  • IBM forges entanglement to double quantum simulations by 'cutting up a larger circuit into smaller circuits'

    IBM says it has found a way to solve problems using fewer qubits than before, effectively doubling the capability of a quantum system by combining both quantum and classical resources.

    These claims come in a recently published research paper, in which an IBM team demonstrated what it calls "entanglement forging" to simulate the ground state energy of a water molecule, representing 10 spin-orbitals using just five qubits of a quantum processor rather than 10. A spin-orbital is a wave function that covers both the position and spin angular momentum of a single particle.

  • IBM impresses with strong sales and earnings growth [Ed: IBM-sponsored fake news about IBM. They offloaded losing divisions to fake "growth" (layoffs). James Kavanaugh is the Jason Paxton of IBM.]

    IBM Corp. surprised and delighted investors with fourth-quarter revenue and profit that beat analysts’ forecasts on the strength of its Red Hat cloud computing business, increasing annual recurring revenue, and sales to the recently spun-off Kyndryl Holdings Inc.

  • python-gstreamer1 update to fix Pitivi on >=f35
  • Fedora Community Blog: Friday’s Fedora Facts: 2022-04

    Here’s your weekly Fedora report. Read what happened this week and what’s coming up. Your contributions are welcome (see the end of the post)!

    I have weekly office hours on Wednesdays in the morning and afternoon (US/Eastern time) in #fedora-meeting-1. Drop by if you have any questions or comments about the schedule, Changes, elections, or anything else. See the upcoming meetings for more information.

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