It's no Chicken Chicken Chicken , but it'll do.
The Europeans, that's who. So it's not surprising to find the US in second place...
So much wrong in just a few sentences.
First, IBM didn't sell it's HPC group, or its Power Systems group.
The computer in question wouldn't be made using x86
If the computer in question is the same one mentioned in IBM's 2012 press release, not correct - that speaks of "IBM iDataPlex servers", which are x86 servers, not Power Architecture servers.
Amnesty International has a terrible track record of attacking Western Democracies disproportionately more so than Dictatorships. I guess they like picking on easy targets, instead of actually trying to make a difference. When is the last time we heard them lobby government action in Africa or the Middle-East?
As TFA mentions, IBM just sold its supercomputer division to a Chinese company (Lenovo).
What TFA says is:
IBM's decision to sell its x86 server business to Lenovo will turn the China-based company, in short order, into one of the largest HPC vendors in the world, according to IDC.
"Lenovo may become the number two HPC provider literally by the end of this year," said Earl Joseph, an analyst at IDC. Hewlett-Packard is number one. If not in the second position, Lenovo will be close to it.
The linked article says:
As a result of the deal, Lenovo is receiving a host of IBM products including its System x, BladeCenter and Flex System blade servers and switches, along with its NeXtScale and iDataPlex servers and associated software.
IBM, however, will still hold on to its System z mainframes, Power Systems, Storage Systems, Power-based Flex servers, PureApplication and PureData appliances.
I don't know what "[IBM's] supercomputer division" is, but it's not a division that solely develops and sells x86 servers; they also sell Power Architecture HPC systems.
However, at least in 2012, they spoke of iDataPlex servers for NOAA, so they sold that part of their supercomputer efforts to Lenovo. Whether they'll push for Power Architecture HPC systems for NOAA instead is another matter.
If someone tries to push a bogus charge on your credit card, you call the issuer and dispute the charge, and you also call the cops and file a fraud charge.
It's tragic what government schools do to tiny little minds like yours.
Government initially regulated transportation for hire for legitimate safety reasons;
Nope. That was just the pretext for the power-grab.
You should see it as an insulting term.
Why? I'm not embarrassed at all by having gray in my beard.
We're Programmers, we're Engineers, we're Coders. Anything else is insulting.
I don't feel insulted by terms like "expert", "graybeard" or "guru".
I do think that "rockstar" is bullshit, though.
You wouldn't guess from the summary that the article title is "Going up! Cosmic elevator could reach space on a cable made of diamonds".
Breaking news: Slashdot submission headline less hyperbolic than TFA's headline.
In other news, Satan cuts ribbon to celebrate the opening of a new ski resort. Film at 11.
I heartily invite you to go fuck yourself. Your approval of his attire is neither sought nor required.
Headline seems a little misleading
That's science "journalism" for you.
o I had the money and CHOSE Android over IOS. How does that fit into your narrow world-view ?
Making this claim from the cover of anonymity tells me that you're ashamed of paying so much for crap.