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IBM LogoSorry I am a bit late with the IBM Happenings posting for November. I would appreciate any feedback from readers as to whether these news postings are useful. It is not a huge effort to pull them together — but not trivial either. As usual, there was a lot going on at IBM during the past month (November). Here are the announcements. The complete index of IBM Happenings by year and month is here.

List of Announcements for November 2004

IBM shatters computing speed barrier

An IBM POWER5 processor-based IBM eServer, running DB2 Universal Database, has set a new world record for computing speed.

IBM unveils new design for ibm.com

Ten years after ibm.com’s debut on the Web, the new www.ibm.com makes finding your answers quicker and easier than ever.

IBM previews next generation supercomputer

IBM offered a glimpse of a high-density POWER5 processor-based server system that can be clustered for high performance supercomputing.

IBM to acquire Liberty Insurance Services

IBM has agreed to acquire Liberty Insurance Services Corp., the U.S. business process services and solutions operations of RBC Insurance.

IBM introduces fastest Midrange Tape Drive

The new IBM TotalStorage 3580 LTO Generation 3 Tape Drive features the industry’s fastest data throughput of currently available LTO Generation 3 tape drives.

IBM launches new Workplace offerings

The new IBM Workplace products and solutions provide the benefits of the Workplace model to companies of any size and any vertical industry.

IBM takes Asset Recovery Solutions global

Previously available only in the Americas, IBM’s Asset Recovery Solutions program provides customers throughout EMEA and Asia-Pacific with a cost-effective way to retire computer hardware.

Companies form Power.org

Fifteen companies have formed Power.org, an open standards community around chips and systems which use Power Architecture technology.

IBM unveils Tivoli technology center

The new on demand technology center, located in the Washington, DC area, features Tivoli orchestration and provisioning capabilities.

IBM completes acquisition of Maersk Data and DMdata

The acquisitions will increase IBM’s capabilities in serving transportation and logistics clients.

IBM, Sony Group and Toshiba unveil Cell processor

The three companies unveiled key concepts of the advanced microprocessor, code-named Cell.