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IBM earnings fall short as mainframe deals slip

Big Blue sees demand drop off at the end of the first quarter as revenue and earnings miss expectations. Other tech giants saw a similar tough finish to the quarter.

By April 18, 2013


End of an era: NASA shuts down its last mainframe

The space agency powers down its last System Z machine, years after IBM stopped selling them for the mathematical calculation jobs for which NASA originally bought them.

By February 13, 2012


Intel previews next Itanium mainframe chip

At San Francisco conference, chipmaker is offering a peek at the processor code-named Poulson, whose improvements include better power management.

By February 20, 2011


EMC doubles-down on the mainframe

The ever-acquisitive EMC has made another buy. This time it's Bus-Tech. But just who is Bus-Tech?

By November 12, 2010


IBM unveils hybrid mainframe

Big Blue's new mainframe seeks to modernize data centers and bridge them to cloud computing.

By July 21, 2010


IBM raises outlook on solid third quarter

Big Blue shows strength in businesses ranging from services to mainframes to analytics as earnings hit $2.82 a share on revenue of $24.3 billion.

By October 18, 2010


IBM ships 5.2GHz chip, its fastest yet

A chip in IBM's new zEnterprise System clocks in at 5.2GHz. The fastest IBM microprocessor to date is targeted at mainframes. It packs in four cores, plus a respectable helping of DRAM.

By September 1, 2010


Hello mainframe? iPhone calling

Unisys updates servers with an ePortal engine that will allow mobile workers to access business data while benefiting from the scalability and security of mainframes.

By May 27, 2009


IBM and the resurrection of the mainframe

Steve Mills runs IBM's $20 billion software business, but don't get the idea that he has his head in the cloud. The 34-year IBM veteran doesn't put a lot of stock in the cloud computing for his enterprise customer base.

By April 30, 2008


OpenSolaris follows Linux to the mainframe

Open-source Solaris makes its way to IBM's top-end server line--in prototype form for now.

By November 29, 2007