Big Blue on the Brink

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Argonne computer scientist Jonathon Anderson inspects Argonne's new IBM Blue Gene/P supercomputer, recently named the fastest computer for open science in the world (2007).

The company IBM has a history dating back to the 19th century. It has been one of the most powerful information technology companies in the world, but the last 20 years have been rocky. Robert Cringely discusses how IBM fell from grace, where it is headed, and what can be done to save the company. He's the author of The Decline and Fall of IBM: End of an American Icon?