FrankPoole writes: According to CRN, IBM is in serious negotiations to sell its low-end x86 server business to Lenovo, which is looking to grow its server revenue. If the deal goes though, it will be the second time in 8 years that Big Blue has exited a major hardware business and sold the operation to Lenovo. IBM sold its PC business to Chinese computer maker in 2005.
The reason that every major university maintains a department of
mathematics is that it's cheaper than institutionalizing all those people.