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IBM LogoThe month of October was incredibly busy for IBM, with a slew of announcements in hardware, software, services, acquisitions, and corporate initiatives. The announcements made by the company during the month are listed below and the complete index of IBM Happenings (by year and month) is here.

List of Announcements for October 2005

IBM introduces new Power5+ servers

The new System p5 servers have attained top results in key performance benchmarks including collaboration applications and high performance computing.

IBM extends Grid leadership

Higo Bank and UniCredit are the newest businesses to deploy Grid computing solutions based on IBM technology, further extending IBM’s leadership in the Grid computing market.

IBM, Univa to partner on Globus software

IBM will license commercial releases of Globus software from Univa and will assist in the development, delivery and support of Univa commercial releases on IBM platforms.

IBM makes computing more accessible

IBM announced new tools that will make information technology more accessible to those with age-related disabilities and other physical limitations.

IBM unveils new IBM Express Portfolio offerings

IBM announced new offerings designed to help mid-sized businesses with security, supply chain management, backup and recovery, and other critical applications.

IBM delivers new virtualization technologies

The new Virtualization Engine offerings, ranging from tape storage to software “wizards,” are designed to meet the needs of clients across multiple industries.

IBM to contribute software development blueprints

IBM will contribute a subset of the IBM Rational Unified Process, a collection of methods and best practices for software development, to the open source community.

IBM, Novell announce blade chassis subscription

The single subscription will cover all blades within the BladeCenter chassis and aims to help lower the cost of procuring and licensing Linux for blade server environments.

IBM acquires DataPower

IBM has acquired DataPower, a privately-held provider of products that help improve security and speed the processing of computer transactions.

IBM reports 2005 third-quarter results

IBM announced third-quarter 2005 diluted earnings per common share of $.94 from continuing operations, including 32 cents per share for a one-time charge in connection with the planned repatriation of foreign earnings.

IBM unveils new Apache Geronimo-based software

IBM’s WebSphere Application Server Community Edition, a customizable application server software, provides easy access to open source-based technologies with no up-front costs.

Storage leaders to form open source community

The new open source community will give customers more choices for deploying open-standards-based storage infrastructure software.

IBM advances open standards in healthcare, education

IBM is pledging royalty-free access to its patent portfolio for the development and implementation of selected open healthcare and education software standards built around web services, electronic forms and open document formats.

IBM delivers Power-based chip for Microsoft Xbox 360

The specialized chip was designed and developed by IBM and Microsoft to meet the unique requirements of the next generation Xbox 360 console.

IBM software helps employees align with company strategy

IBM Workplace for Business Strategy Execution provides workers and managers with role-specific work environments to help execute on their business objectives.

NFL, IBM implement digital on demand technology

IBM has designed an IT standard based digital media solution for the National Football League to bring its body of game content to hosts and producers faster.

IBM acquires the business of iPhrase Systems, Inc.

iPhrase develops software that improves online service and support by allowing Web site users to easily find answers, make purchases and solve problems.

IBM delivers advanced encryption software

IBM’s Encryption Facility for z/OS version 1.1 supports encryption and decryption of certain file formats on z/OS, the IBM mainframe’s flagship operating system.

IBM delivers new integration with Google Desktop

Customers using IBM WebSphere Information Integrator OmniFind Edition can now search and retrieve various types of content using the Google Desktop for Enterprise interface.

Commercial Access of IBM Deep Computing on Demand Accelerates

IBM’s Deep Computing Capacity on Demand capabilities are available to new industry segments, which will help to solve large and complex problems which increasingly require immense computing power.

IBM sets disk, storage virtualization benchmarks

IBM established a new world record in I/O throughput based on the SPC-1 result submitted for the IBM TotalStorage SAN Volume Controller.

IBM scientists harness “Slow Light”

IBM researchers have created a tiny device that represents an advance toward the eventual use of light in place of electricity in the connection of electronic components.